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Who ate all the pies? Hungry burglar cooks meal in middle of raid

A half-baked idea perhaps?. • Is burgling a property hungry work? Well this thief certainly thinks so. He stole money from a hairdressing salon before heading upstairs and cooking himself pie and chips – followed by a pack of cigarettes. But his brazen antics were rumbled when a woman returned to the flat and caught him a

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Police horse busts a move

Police horse busts a move

'No, I will not rein it in officer'. • Mounted officers and pub regulars were left thoroughly entertained when a police horse decided to breakout into dance. Northumbria’s PH Parker, AKA Bart, overheard Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water pumping out from the tavern across the road and could not resist rocking out. Amused

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Long tongue of the law

Long tongue of the law

No, it's not Photoshopped. • Jaws dropped as Police Scotland posted a photo of one of its dogs who would win a 'Tongue out Tuesday' competition hands down. Members of the public were left flabbergasted when they gazed upon the sheer length of the pooch’s tongue – with many wondering how it even fits back into its mouth

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Mobility scooter user caught drink-driving twice in a matter of days

Mobility scooter user caught drink-driving twice in a matter of days

Court imposes three-year ban on 'helpful' offender. • A man with learning difficulties who twice alerted police he was drink-driving on a mobility scooter has been banned from the road. Magistrates in Belfast imposed a three-year disqualification on Malcolm McCormick after hearing the offences were committed within days of one another

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Judge warns serial offender: You're in a ton of trouble

Judge warns serial offender: You're in a ton of trouble

Thief on all-store banning order racks up 98th conviction. • A persistent thief who was banned from every shop in a northern England town has been told by a judge that there are “no prizes” for reaching 100 convictions. Blackburn magistrates heard the conviction was the 98th on John Crabtree's record and the pensioner

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