Friday, 1 August 2008

‘Dismay’ – It’s Selective In Coroner’s Courts

A motorcyclist crashed and died while being pursued by police patrol officers who should not have been chasing him, an inquest has heard.

Gloucestershire coroner Alan Crickmore said he was 'dismayed' that the two officers had committed two breaches of the pursuit protocol and did not know what the rules were.
Hmm, ‘dismayed’ at that, but not apparently dismayed that the motorcyclist had no front brakes, was drunk, was speeding, failed to halt when the police asked (twice), and therefore wrapped himself round a tree…

5 comments:

Longrider said...

Deserving of a Darwin award, that one.

JuliaM said...

Yup.

But all the 'Mail' cares about is that two police officers didn't have the 'tick in the box' they needed to put the blue flashers on...

iain dale's manbreasts said...

"the motorcyclist had no front brakes, was drunk, was speeding, failed to halt when the police asked (twice), and therefore wrapped himself round a tree"

Perhaps he was a "libertarian" like your mate Guido Fawkes.

JuliaM said...

"Perhaps he was a "libertarian" like your mate Guido Fawkes."

*rolls eyes*

Is it a full moon tonight? Must check...

Longrider said...

Perhaps he was a "libertarian" like your mate Guido Fawkes.

No, he was just fucking stupid and deserved all that happened to him.