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Little and large patrol duo spark laughter online

Aussie pair prove officers come in all shapes and sizes. • A mismatched couple of officers have been paired up - in what a force says is the proof they have the long (and short) arms of the law. Queensland Police Constables - named by the force only as John and Monique - measure in at 6 ft 9 ins and 5 ft 1 ins respectively. Thou

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Concerned motorists call police over high speed horse race

Concerned motorists call police over high speed horse race

Carts were racing on the wrong side of road, but police say planned event passed without incident. • Concerned motorists called police after they witnessed a horse race taking place along a stretch of seafront promenade. Children as young as six were reportedly driving horse drawn carts on the wrong side of the road in Bispham,

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Peruvian police pick up a penguin

Peruvian police pick up a penguin

Creature was abandoned after falling from vehicle. • A confused penguin was rescued by police in Peru after he was seen wandering through the streets in the north of the country. The penguin – who police have affectionately named Pingui – originally tried to evade capture but officers eventually managed to pick him up

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Man arrested after faking kidnap so he could stay at party

Man arrested after faking kidnap so he could stay at party

Told his girlfriend he was being held hostage so he didn't have to go home. • A man who pretended he had been kidnapped so he could stay out partying has been fined by police. The man told his girlfriend he was being held as a hostage over a £50 debt, but he was actually at a house party in Bolton. Police then spent seven ho

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'Arrogant' driver jailed... after putting footage of himself online

'Arrogant' driver jailed... after putting footage of himself online

Judge brands motorcyclist a 'lunatic' after filming himself travelling at more than 150mph. • A 'lunatic' who filmed himself travelling at 153mph on his motorbike has been sentenced to nine months behind bars... after he was caught because he posted the incriminating footage on YouTube. Ashley Dixon, from Plymouth, used a helmet

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