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Prison can wait as offender allowed summer holiday before sentencing

Tenerife break for man caught carrying Taser, baton, ecstasy and cocaine. • A man facing prison after being stopped by police armed with a Taser and an extendable baton while carrying cocaine and ecstasy has had his sentence put on hold – so he can spend a week in the sun. A judge told Colin Watson “don’t let me down&rd

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Fourmidable forces standing on top of policing

Fourmidable forces standing on top of policing

Durham and Kent show star quality in the first Integrated Peel Assessments. • Britain’s top performing officers can reach for the stars today with their own version of ‘May The Fourth Be With You’. For Durham Constabulary and Kent Police have not only achieved a record-breaking feat in policing terms but there’s no p

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The beat goes on . . . as police log books list 'thin blue line holding back Beatlemania'

The beat goes on . . . as police log books list 'thin blue line holding back Beatlemania'

Archive find reveals officer injured when 'knocked off balance' protecting the Fab Four from thousands of adoring fans. • Offbeat today pays tribute to the piece of policing history that has remained hidden in long-forgotten archives for more than half a century. It involves a special ‘beat’ . . . and brings a commentary to l

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Line of Duty's biggest fans are in the police force, says Superintendent Ted Hastings

Line of Duty's biggest fans are in the police force, says Superintendent Ted Hastings

Officers 'enjoy real-life portrayal of how evidence is collected' in hit TV series. • Real officers are some of Line of Duty’s biggest fans – and have been known to heckle the leading character of the hit TV series in the street. Adrian Dunbar plays Superintendent Ted Hastings in the BBC One police procedural drama, which

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Elvis is alive but denies he shook up Blackpool

Elvis is alive but denies he shook up Blackpool

'King' in crown court drama, hoping the warden won't be throwing a party in the county jail. • Maybe there’s a clue in the title of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll’s 1966 US movie Spinout. But an Irishman named Elvis Presley was quite adamant in denying he left a laundrette in Britain’s picture postcard cap

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