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We're not kidding: Bleating mistaken for distress calls

NPAS base see the funny side as a concerned person reports noisy goats. • A police helicopter responding to “cries for help” in Somerset quickly realised that it was just some goats having a chat. At around midday yesterday, the aircraft was dispatched to Cheddar Gorge to investigate a distress call that was later found to be

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Tasered pig 'not the same' after incident

Tasered pig 'not the same' after incident

The less-lethal weapon was deployed three times and, despite surviving, the animal was left shaken by the incident. • A pig owner has admitted that his pet pig is "not the same" after being tasered three times by police in France. The pig, called Josken, was the resident pet at a local café in Lannion and began its ram

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Thief knocks himself out in car theft attempt

Thief knocks himself out in car theft attempt

Man is knocked out after a botched attempt at stealing a Mercedes and then blames the owner when he comes round. • A would-be car thief made a knockout attempt to steal a luxury car after the breezeblock he threw at it rendered him unconscious. Throwing the large stone at the Mercedes parked in a street in Drogheda, Ireland, the reinforc

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Embarrassing way to celebrate fall in violent crime

Embarrassing way to celebrate fall in violent crime

Force scraps image which appeared to show an officer striking a man's elbow with a baton. • Devon and Cornwall Police scrapped a social media campaign poster for a breathalyser initiative after Twitter users pointed out that it showed what appeared to be a riot officer beating someone on the elbow with a baton. The force initially attempted

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Thief used stolen chequebooks to buy cars

Thief used stolen chequebooks to buy cars

Raza Rafiq was busted after he bought vehicles using cheques he had stolen in burglaries – and then insured them to his home address. • An idiot thief who bought cars using chequebooks he had stolen from burglaries has been jailed for six and a half years. Not only content with using the means of payment pilfered from businesses in t

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