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Les Smith
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I hadn't been in the Force for long when I was transferred to the Asfordby St police station in Leicester. It covered an area called Highfields a very `cosmopolitan` area of the City. This was long before officers had personal radios to communicate with the Control room, so we were given `points` for each half an hour of our duty. This meant that...

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Les Smith
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It must have been in the mid seventies when I was the `rural` beat officer responsible for 17 villages to the east of Leicester that I drove my panda car along the A47 about 0130hrs, towards my home station on eager anticipation of finishing my shift at 2am. I saw a stationary car pulled into the side of the A47 and pulled in behind it, as the...

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Ian Paton
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Reading some of your tales reminded me of a "story" that I was assured was correct in what was 'Glasgow Polis'. ...

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Maurice Tidmarsh
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What a relief it is to get one's concience clear. The say that confession is good for the soul! I noticed that one of my old collegues Les Smith made a passing reference to the fact that I was notorious for 'blowing up' motor bike engines! That was only part of it. In the old Leicester City Police force, you know, the one we had before amalgamation...

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