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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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Quirkies

Fugitive taunts force with 'should I, shouldn't I give myself up'

Wanted man claims he can stay one step ahead of arrest until Christmas.

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On a More Serious Note

Court of Appeal rules 'nominal damages only' for Michael Barrymore

Force wins challenge over wrongful address claim.

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Help change laws on 'heartless' treatment of terminally-ill staff, forces urged

Unions want policing across England and Wales to embrace voluntary Dying To Work charter.

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Force condemns 'unacceptable' acts of violence on police staff

Man who broke officer's nose is behind bars.

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