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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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'Breakfast destruction trail' left by milk van chase

'Breakfast destruction trail' left by milk van chase

The delivery vehicle's contents were thrown all over the road as it drove "dangerously" around Birmingham. • A stinger had to be deployed to catch a milk float as police attempted to conclude an early morning chase that left " a trail of breakfast destruction". Officers pursued the vehicle for several miles across Birmingham C

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Man dressed as elephant among strangest call outs

Man dressed as elephant among strangest call outs

As West Midlands Police invite the public to submit FOI requests, they publish their strangest ones to date. • West Midlands officers were called to an incident involving a man dressed as an elephant, the publication of Freedom of Information Act requests has revealed. The force also said that since 2012, they have been called to seven in

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