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Detained suspect asks for selfie with arresting officers

And police Twitter account obliges with 'they finally got me' message. • A crime suspect was happy to be “framed” after asking officers who arrested him for a selfie – after commending their efforts to track him down. South Leicester Police tweeted the unusual selfie – with the man's face obscured by an emo

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Flip side of a police fail-to-stop operation

Flip side of a police fail-to-stop operation

Abandoned 'slider' cordoned off with cones and tape after driver legs it. • Police are determined to bring a foot-loose-and-fancy-free suspect to heel. Evidence being nine-tenths of the law, officers from Derbyshire Constabulary have “surrounded” what it considers a vital clue. A flip-flop has been cordoned off as p

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My cuff justice: Naughty but nice experience for great-great granny Josie

My cuff justice: Naughty but nice experience for great-great granny Josie

Force makes dream come true for 92-year-old who asks to be arrested after a 'life of being good'. • An obliging police force has made “an old lady very happy” by fitting her up for a robbery and clapping her in handcuffs – all at her own request. The 92-year-old great-great-granny was arrested by Greater Manchester Poli

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Chief's commendation winner Simon Loveitt is still an arresting case

Chief's commendation winner Simon Loveitt is still an arresting case

Ex-officer from 1980s detains violent teen despite being punched six times and bitten on the chest. • Ex-cop Simon Loveitt may have been out of uniform for more than 30 years but he can still utter that immortal opening line of policing’s arrest anthem: You have the right to remain silent . . . The former Warwickshire officer, wh

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'I started, so I'll finish with an arrest'

'I started, so I'll finish with an arrest'

Last-gasp detention with the force – 22 years after collaring a crook on his first day in uniform. • First day in uniform on patrol was meant to be a “watch and learn” process for rookie recruits at the end of the last century. Part of the training instilled into a new constable was the noble art of observing police collea

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