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Cans of Stella, toothpaste and candles among bizarre items being auctioned

Didn't they do well?. • Toothpaste, scented candles, a violin, A DeWalt DW721 Radial Arm Saw, two wooden hippos and a cat. This isn’t some bad conveyor belt line-up on The Generation Game, these are some of the listed items up for auction by West Midlands Police. The seized police goods are set to be sold off for a tidy amo

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Force slams Pokemon Go mass brawl rumours

Force slams Pokemon Go mass brawl rumours

The incident did not involve people hunting Pikachu, Charizard, Squirtle, or any other fictional collectible pocket monster. • It is not everyday you hear a force spokeman mention Pikachus or Squirtles, but Surrey Police had to brush off reports that a brawl involving 30 people broke out over augmented reality game Pokemon Go. The incide

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Parrot helps police catch burglar

Parrot helps police catch burglar

Thief has been caged for four years. • A parrot has helped detectives in Kent catch a burglar after a string of break-ins in Kent. Vitalij Kiseliov, 37, broke in to six properties in Gillingham over the space of four days in June. During this time he stole two laptops, a mobile phone, bank cards and a watch. He also took t

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'Dad dancing' officer praised after video goes viral

'Dad dancing' officer praised after video goes viral

Special takes community engagement to a whole new level with impromptu dance off. • A special constable who was filmed "dad dancing" at a music festival has become an internet hit. Special Constable Jason Cox, 41, took part in a dance-off with a festival-goer at Camp Bestival in Lulworth Castle, Dorset, at the weekend

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Officers detain a rogue pig roaming around the city

Officers detain a rogue pig roaming around the city

This little piggy didn't stay at home... • After 24 hours out on the town and munching on too many apples opposite the local watering hole, a rogue pig has been detained by Gloucestershire police officers. Its late night antics were first spotted on CCTV and an appeal by the force on social media began to help trace the owners of the porker

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