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MISPER with the Candelabra

Insp Nick Owen - Cleveland Police
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During a recent missing from home enquiry in Redcar in Cleveland a lady was reported missing and was last seen heading towards local marsh land by a concerned witness....

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Les Smith
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I think I may have mentioned that in the early `70's I found myself learning how to control a police traffic motor bike. I was sent to Stafford on a training course. I had been riding BSA 650cc motorbikes in Leicestershire but Staffs police were using ex- patrol Triumph Bonnevilles to teach we `rookies` how to ride to their exacting standards. ...

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Les Smith
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It must have been in the late `70s when I was engaged on `Panda` patrol from the Uppingham Rd station that I was sent to the Towers psychiatric hospital to take a missing from home report re a patient who had left the hospital without permission and hadn't returned;....

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Les Smith
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Back in the mid seventies I seemed to go through a phase of catching people who had escaped from custody. ...

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Thor blimey, that deputy dog means business

Armed suspect surrenders to the long arm of the paw.

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Drink-driver, 91, pledges to stop using the road after failing breath test

Unblemished record covering three quarters of a century ends in spat with bollards and lamppost.

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On a More Serious Note

Forces approach College about change to recruitment plans

Degrees and apprenticeships scheduled to become the primary route from the end of next year.

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'The odds have changed for firearms officers'

The question of routine arming is a 'hearts and minds things', says firearms instructor.

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Joining forces to focus on rural crimewave

Recruitment impetus brings existing officers and new intake into wildlife fold.

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