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cocky driver

Richard Exley
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When I was a young probationary officer, my tutor constable had a prior engagement to go to so he dropped me at a road junction and told me to stop vehicles and report any offences, he would collect me in around half an hour. I stopped a van for having a defective light. The crusty old driver decided to kick off, the usual, "haven't you any real...

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A foxes' life on the A20

Sean Hollands, former KentCounty Constabulary Traffic patrol.
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One summer evening on the A20 near west Kingsdown, Kent, together with a colleague, whilst on main road traffic patrol, we came across an accident, in which a huge fox had come off the worst in an argument with several passing cars. Having got the traffic flowing again we were left with the poor fox, which was breathing but apparently unconscious,...

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The American Legal System

Paul Thompson
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This took place in Charlotte North Carolina. A lawyer purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against, among other things, fire....

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Sudden death.....

John (Met)
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Funniest blooper I've ever heard in my 23 years in the Met so far was when a probationer PC attended a 'sudden death' in a flat in Whitechapel, East London. The probationer was unsure of what to do and so called the section sergeant down. The sergeant duly walked into the flat where the young PC was standing and said to the PC " find some air...

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The beat goes on . . . as police log books list 'thin blue line holding back Beatlemania'

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On a More Serious Note

Robber bit officer's ear as he resists arrest

Force issues image of terrible injury after attacker gets 13-year jail term.

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The new prison drug strategy

Russell Webster looks at the detail of the long awaited prison drug strategy.

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Less than 24 hours out of police custody

Daryl Goodley threatened staff after attending wrong probation office.

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