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Round-up of yesterday's policing pranks

Attempts at April Fools' deception from policing community centred around diversification of animal units. • An announcement about the Metropolitan Police's first underwater search dog and the introduction of a police "smart watch" featured in the top responses to April Fools' Day. "Surely April fools?", asked

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New range of taser colours will 'increase uptake'

New range of taser colours will 'increase uptake'

Design concerns came top of a list of reasons why officers didn't want to carry the device, a marketing consultancy has found. • In a bid to get more officers to volunteer to carry taser, the less lethal weapon will now be available in a range of "stunning" colours. From next month the less-lethal weapon will come in five new

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Drunk-driver claims lookalike drove his car 'erratically'

Drunk-driver claims lookalike drove his car 'erratically'

After spinning the yarn to Sussex Police, the man eventually retracted his story and received a driving ban. • An intoxicated driver has been banned after he claimed that his doppleganger had taken his car out and drove it "erractically" along a Brighton street. Sylvester Caulker (44) was found hiding behind a door when Sussex Pol

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Officer mistaken for One Direction star by PM

Officer mistaken for One Direction star by PM

David Cameron was left red faced after he was asked a question by someone with a similar name to a former One Direction member. • A police officer who was mistaken for ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik by the Prime Minister has said that he is "used to it". West Midlands Police officer, Zayd Malik

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First charge of 'assault by breast milk'

First charge of 'assault by breast milk'

If convicted, the Western Australian mother faces up to 18 months in prison or an $18,000 (£9,500) fine. • A woman has been charged with assault after she allegedly squirted breast milk at a police officer in Western Australia. The force has not confirmed what prompted the mother to administer the milky aggression at Rockingham Police

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