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Officer shows off skills before FA cup game

Keepie-uppie kids impressed to see police fancy footwork in advance of Aston Villa v Liverpool game. • This police officer put some of the football produced during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool to shame with this dazzling display of skills. There was nothing Villainy about the moment a PC on duty at the Wemble

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Police hoping to catch paint-covered thief red-handed

Police hoping to catch paint-covered thief red-handed

A tin of paint was opened after it was used to smash open a vending machine. • Staffordshire Police are hoping a catch a thief red-handed after an open tin of paint was found at a crime scene. It is understood that the tin of red paint was opened after it was used to smash a vending machine inside the Goals Soccer Centre in Sn

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Drunk underage girl let off for winning game

Drunk underage girl let off for winning game

Using rock paper scissors to decide police action is deemed "unacceptable". • A police officer who let a girl off for underage drinking because she beat him at a game of rock paper scissors is to face disciplinary action. The traditional dispute resolver was employed by officers at Chill Fest, a music festival held in Texas, to decide wheth

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Man complains to GMP about the weather

Man complains to GMP about the weather

The force used the incident to warn others about wasting police time. • A force has been left stunned as yesterday (April 14) a man came into a police station to report that the weather was too hot. The man, who was on holiday in Manchester, was told by staff at Oldham Police Station that the regulation of the outside temperature was no

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Carpark barrier weightlifter sought by police

Carpark barrier weightlifter sought by police

"Substantial damage" to the gate has been caused after a man used it as an open air gym. • A man who used a carpark barrier to practice his weightlifting moves is being sought by the British Transport Police (BTP). The suspect (pictured) caused "substantial damage" to the barrier at Nottingham train station through using it as

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