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Blundering fugitive caught hiding under duvet

Oh, sheet. • A burglar wanted on a recall to prison has been rumbled after he was found hiding under a duvet by detectives. Marcus Woolley, 29, was jailed for ten months for a break-in last July last year, but was released on licence in March. He was being hunted by West Midlands Police after breaching the terms of his rele

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Officers catch police canteen-invading pigeon

Officers catch police canteen-invading pigeon

Nab him, grab him... • Officers have successfully stopped a pigeon amid fears it may poo on their pool table after it broke into the station’s canteen. Suffolk’s Safer Neighbourhood Team in Haverhill arrived back after the Bank Holiday to discover their first job of the day would be figuring out how to remove the intrud

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Armed police called to Home Guard 'living history' event

Armed police called to Home Guard 'living history' event

Who do you think you're kidding?. • Cheshire Police has confirmed no risk was posed to the public after armed officers were sent to a Home Guard re-enactment event. On Monday the force was alerted to reports of an armed gang sauntering around Chester. But officers found they were war-history enthusiasts drumming up publicity

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'We will be watching you': Criminals receive birthday cards from force

'We will be watching you': Criminals receive birthday cards from force

It also sends Christmas cards. • A force is thinking outside of the box amid budgetary pressures to deter criminals from reoffending - by sending them birthday cards. “Don’t ruin your birthday by committing offences this year. We will be watching you,” the card from Durham Constabulary Chief Constable Mike Barton reads

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Rise in 999 calls involving werewolves witches and ghosts

Rise in 999 calls involving werewolves witches and ghosts

If there's something strange in the neighbourhood... • Officers have to deal with a lot on a daily basis - even calls about aliens, ghosts and monsters. More than 100 people have called Avon and Somerset Constabulary about spooky experiences since 2014. The figures released highlight calls the force has received relating to gh

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