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Hunt for thief who 'blue it' on Boxing Day for force

One man in frame as CCTV shines a light on 'sound of silence' crime. • He’s the prime suspect of a ‘one-off’ crime . . . And police have begun a manhunt for a thief who gave them the ‘blues’ – by taking them in an audacious criminal act. British Transport officers have today released

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Search resumes for Ross Geller doppelganger

Search resumes for Ross Geller doppelganger

It's not been this guy's week, month or year. • A district judge in Blackpool has issued a warrant for the arrest of Abdulah Husseni - a "lookalike" of Friends star David Schwimmer - after he failed to attend court on charges of theft and fraud. Abdulah Husseni failed to appear at court after being summonsed to appear before

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Police dog shows discipline to resist juicy sausage

Police dog shows discipline to resist juicy sausage

He's on a roll. • A police dog who went viral for balancing six biscuits on his nose before scoffing them has repeated the trick with a juicy cooked sausage. Handler PC Wayne Thompson showed off the obedience displayed by his nine-and-a-half-year-old Dutch Herder Krush by proudly filming his dog's amazing self-restraint

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Fugitive taunts force with 'should I, shouldn't I give myself up'

Fugitive taunts force with 'should I, shouldn't I give myself up'

Wanted man claims he can stay one step ahead of arrest until Christmas. • A wanted man has boasted he plans to stay at large until Christmas – mocking a force’s attempts to bring him to justice. Cocky Daley Smith even held a vote on social media, asking his 2,000 followers whether he should remain a fugitive or hand himself int

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Ram-raiders unearth 500-year-old hidden gem to turn 'disaster' into triumph

Ram-raiders unearth 500-year-old hidden gem to turn 'disaster' into triumph

Hole-in-wall gang inadvertently expose historical treasure. • Ram-raiders who fled from a shop empty-handed unwittingly struck gold - without noticing. The hapless wannabe thieves helped to uncover archaeological treasures from the Tudor and medieval periods in an attack on a village retail store that didn’t quite go according to pl

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