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Wheel of fortune proves unlucky for car theft suspects

Bollard and quick-thinking officers end charity ride on a high. • Officers heading home from completing a 180-mile annual charity cycle ride managed to also nab themselves some suspected car thieves along the way. The Humberside officers were coming back in a minibus from the Police Unity Tour – when they were unexpectedly called int

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No-nos on a 999 list that turns a minor drama into a full-blown crisis

No-nos on a 999 list that turns a minor drama into a full-blown crisis

From rats to recycling and marital moans to posterior proportions, the bizarre emergency calls from the summer of 2019. • Police have issued a late summer wish list of ‘what-nots’ to ask for in an emergency. The inappropriate calls forces would rather not have received from the public range from rat infestation to recycling

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Plane crazy. One of the strangest sights witnessed by roads policing

Plane crazy. One of the strangest sights witnessed by roads policing

Officers stop bizarre-looking vehicle on motorway. • It’s clearly not a bird but it is certainly plane crazy. Police have described stopping one of the strangest vehicles seen on Britain's roads – a motorbike gaffer-taped to a look like a boat. The odd-looking contraption and its driver were flagged d

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Top marks for new 'love of my life' in classroom-to-cop conversion

Top marks for new 'love of my life' in classroom-to-cop conversion

'I don't ever wake up and not want to come to work'. • A technology teacher has swapped the frontline “stresses” of the classroom to study for a new career – as a mid-life recruit to the police service. And newly-qualified response officer Jason Beard has marked his new “love” 10 out of 10 for the transformat

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Officer Panda is a crime-fighting detective determined to 'finger' fictional crooks

Officer Panda is a crime-fighting detective determined to 'finger' fictional crooks

Multi-talented PC pens children's book based on experiences from the front line. • An officer has “panda-ered” to his creative side with the release of a children’s book which gives an insight into his time on the frontline. Multi-talented PC Ashley Crowley has been inspired by his 16 years with the service to create &lsq

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