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Charity campaign to re-stock canteens with forks underway

As one constable is caught eating a kebab with teaspoon, a spoof force calls on the upper echelons of the police service to take action. • Senior officers up and down the country are being encouraged to back a campaign to re-stock police station canteens with forks. Owing to the mysterious disappearance of the implements - which was poin

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'Anti-pee' paint proposed for use in Manchester

'Anti-pee' paint proposed for use in Manchester

Those who wee in the street in the city and escape being fined could now end up with very wet feet. • Paint which repels liquids is being trialled to combat men who publicly urinate in Manchester's city centre. When painted on a wall, the "anti-pee" paint supposedly causes the urine to be reflected back onto the street-piddler

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Prolific burglar leaves charge sheet at scene

Prolific burglar leaves charge sheet at scene

Ricky Woolaston later admitted four other burglaries carried out at premises owned by the University of Birmingham. • Detectives in Birmingham had it easy after a prolific burglar left a police charge sheet at the scene of a break in. When attempting a burglary at Birmingham Universty's Bioscience department, Ricky Woolaston (pictured)

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Officer shows off skills before FA cup game

Officer shows off skills before FA cup game

Keepie-uppie kids impressed to see police fancy footwork in advance of Aston Villa v Liverpool game. • This police officer put some of the football produced during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool to shame with this dazzling display of skills. There was nothing Villainy about the moment a PC on duty at the Wemble

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Police hoping to catch paint-covered thief red-handed

Police hoping to catch paint-covered thief red-handed

A tin of paint was opened after it was used to smash open a vending machine. • Staffordshire Police are hoping a catch a thief red-handed after an open tin of paint was found at a crime scene. It is understood that the tin of red paint was opened after it was used to smash a vending machine inside the Goals Soccer Centre in Sn

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