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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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Police 'force drivers to stare at headlights'

Police 'force drivers to stare at headlights'

Motorists who dazzle fellow roads users are being given a taste of their own medicine. • Police in China have begun punishing drivers who dazzle other motorists by forcing them to stare at full-beam headlights for five minutes. Officers in the southern city of Shenzhen are using the unusual penalty to crack down on motorists who inappropria

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