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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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Quirkies

Thomas The Tank Engine put into sidings by roads policing unit

The driver was reported for construction offences due to the protrusion on the bonnet.

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'Gorilla man' officer over half way through London Marathon

PC is crawling the route on his hands and knees 'gorilla style'.

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On a More Serious Note

Apprenticeship pay levels could mean only teenagers want to join police, expert warns

Pension schemes also at risk from incoming reforms to police recruitment, it is feared.

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PCs saved life of woman stabbed 14 times

Pair honoured by force for their actions.

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MSPs say they have no confidence in police authority chairman

Committee states chairman has made 'serious error of judgement' and damaged reputation of governance body.

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