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New range of taser colours will 'increase uptake'

Design concerns came top of a list of reasons why officers didn't want to carry the device, a marketing consultancy has found. • In a bid to get more officers to volunteer to carry taser, the less lethal weapon will now be available in a range of "stunning" colours. From next month the less-lethal weapon will come in five new

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Drunk-driver claims lookalike drove his car 'erratically'

Drunk-driver claims lookalike drove his car 'erratically'

After spinning the yarn to Sussex Police, the man eventually retracted his story and received a driving ban. • An intoxicated driver has been banned after he claimed that his doppleganger had taken his car out and drove it "erractically" along a Brighton street. Sylvester Caulker (44) was found hiding behind a door when Sussex Pol

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Officer mistaken for One Direction star by PM

Officer mistaken for One Direction star by PM

David Cameron was left red faced after he was asked a question by someone with a similar name to a former One Direction member. • A police officer who was mistaken for ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik by the Prime Minister has said that he is "used to it". West Midlands Police officer, Zayd Malik

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First charge of 'assault by breast milk'

First charge of 'assault by breast milk'

If convicted, the Western Australian mother faces up to 18 months in prison or an $18,000 (£9,500) fine. • A woman has been charged with assault after she allegedly squirted breast milk at a police officer in Western Australia. The force has not confirmed what prompted the mother to administer the milky aggression at Rockingham Police

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Video: Drunk-driver falls over and headbutts wall

Video: Drunk-driver falls over and headbutts wall

For his second offence Robert Hutchinson was found to be five times over the legal limit. • Sussex Police have released a video of an unlicensed driver who was so drunk that he was unable to even stand. After he was arrested and brought into the custody suite, he attempted to get up off a chair and then fell over and headbutted a wal

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