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Camera shy suspect's reaction is a picture

Face of uninvited houseguest - which makes for an extraordinary photo - is made public by police. • The extraordinary facial expression of a suspect at the scene of a burglary has been made public by a force in the hope that it might help track him down. Having seen the security camera at the house in the Midlands in which he was an uninvi

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Missed TV show provokes prison riot

Missed TV show provokes prison riot

Inmates vent their anger after they are sent to bed early. • A riot broke out inside New York's Rikers Island after prisoners were sent to bed early and missed their favourite TV shows. More than 60 prisoners inside the the notorious jail refused to comply with the newly introduced 9pm curfew. They reportedly refused to return t

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Force's 'birthday surprise' for wanted man

Force's 'birthday surprise' for wanted man

Surrey Police turns the age-old wanted poster on its head and issues a birthday message for a man wanted on recall to prison. • A force has taken to social media to wish happy birthday to a man who has broken his probation terms. Surrey Police took to twitter to post the image of James Hanrahan, also stating that they 'have a present fo

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Blues and ooze: Officer's careers down the drain

Blues and ooze: Officer's careers down the drain

Three ex-officers have formed a water company's crack team that investigates the improper disposal of oil and grease. • Since leaving the job, three ex-officers have found themselves experiencing the sinking feeling as they now turn their hand to investigating blockages of drains and sewers. The trio have been employed by Southern Wat

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Woman 'called 999 over lonely goose'

Woman 'called 999 over lonely goose'

Control room operatives told that bird "had lost its friends". • A woman called 999 to ask police to rescue a goose because it had "lost its friends" and looked "hungry" in Manchester. The caller dialled the emergency number to tell officers she had spotted the lonely bird wandering around Blackley Cemetery, reports the

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