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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

CNC refuse to confirm or deny Godzilla reports

Apparently the request is "vexatious", "inane" and "trivial".

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Boozy motorist turns up to police job interview drunk, gets arrested

The interviewer noted the "strong smell" of alcohol from the man in his late 40s.

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On a More Serious Note

Force 'treats detainees well' but some concerns still remain

Ligature points were found across the custody estate, inspectorate said.

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Cannibal killer 'not thought' to have died as a result of police taser

The ongoing inquest heard evidence from two consultant cardiologists on the cause of death.

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Officer numbers may be simplistic issue but it's a crucial one, says Fed chairman

Scottish Police Federation Conference told of pressure on workforce.

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