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Police officers 'love baby owls', admits force

Sassy owl photographed standing in the middle of a road proves a hit on social media. • A baby owl has become an internet sensation after it was photographed standing defiantly in the middle of road while being interrogated by a police officer. The image shows an officer squatting down to see a young Northern Saw Whet Owl on a dusty road in

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Touching moment police officer buys food for homeless man

Touching moment police officer buys food for homeless man

Sergeant Erica Hay then joined him on the kerb. • A police officer is being hailed a heroine after she took time out of her day to sit and eat with a homeless man. Sergeant Erica Hay bought the homeless man some food and a cup of coffee then went to sit on the kerb next to him. What she didn’t know is that passe

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Five alternative uses for water cannon

Five alternative uses for water cannon

The current plan is to hold onto them in an expensive secret location for training but here's some better ideas... • What is the Met going to do with its three water cannon? The Home Secretary says they cannot be used on the streets of London during times of disorder - but Boris and Bernie are hanging on to them all the same. This w

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Dopey thieves nicked after hemp raid

Dopey thieves nicked after hemp raid

"They can smoke it all they like, they won't get high," said the landowner. • Confused teenagers have raided a hemp field in an attempt to get high, unaware that the plant contains no psychoactive properties. The discovery of the "legal cannabis" field was made by teenagers on Facebook who then destroyed approximately £8,

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Top 101 call clangers released by force

Top 101 call clangers released by force

West Midlands release stupid calls in a bid to get people to think before they call the police. • Did you hear the one about the woman who had got her finger stuck in a bottle? Well in case you haven't, West Midlands Police has released it as one of the most ridiculous 101 calls it has received. The force has made them avail

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