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Plan to deploy 'police reindeer' near North Pole

Ungulates could help crack down on alcohol related disorder in remote and relatively lawless frozen territories. • While major cuts to mounted and dog units continue in this country, in the high arctic crime fighters of the four legged and red nosed variety look set to be deployed to find out whether the locals have been naughty or nice

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Bad Santa hunted over post ofice robbery

Bad Santa hunted over post ofice robbery

The man entered a store in Melbourne and scooped cash into a red Santa sack. • A man dressed as Santa is being hunted by police in Australia after he robbed a post office. He entered the store in Oak Park, a suburb of Melbourne, on Saturday and demanded money from a member of staff. The woman handed over cash which the man put into

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Family lost in maze called police

Family lost in maze called police

As the sun began to set the family decided that it was high time to call for support. • A US family got so lost in the world's largest maze that they ended up calling the police because they couldn't find their way out. The visitors to the 63-acre Cool Patch Pumpkins corn maze, near Sacramento, California, started to panic aft

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Here comes the tide: PSNI rescue wedding dress

Here comes the tide: PSNI rescue wedding dress

Officers don waders and brave waist level flooding to reunite a bride with her gown. • Two officers who braved hell and high water to retrieve an anxious bride's wedding dress from a flooded shop have been praised. The day before she was due to get married to her fiancé Gerard, Caroline Crossin (both pictured) was informed tha

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Confused swans rescued by force

Confused swans rescued by force

One of the swans had decided to take a nap in the middle of the road, while the other had become trapped in a cemetery. • "No luck catching them swans then?" quips a shop owner to Constable Danny Butterman in the 2007 film, Hot Fuzz. But as the scene played out for real on the streets of Widcombe, Bath - two PCSOs emerged triumph

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