Police should stop giving up on crimes that are difficult to solve and instead allow victims to decide whether an offence is investigated, Britain’s most senior officer has said.And no sooner had those words left his PR department, when…
Bernard Hogan-Howe, the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner, signalled that in too many cases officers were “screening out” offences and calling a halt to inquiries.
When Sean Stanley caught thieves in the act of stripping parts from his two vans it seemed a simple case for the police.How civic minded! How brave! How big society! How…
The farmer and his father even pursued the culprits back to their travellers’ camp to make sure officers could recover the stolen property.
Five police turned up in marked cars, only to then cite health and safety as a reason for not entering the site.Ahahahahahahahaha!
‘They were scared, they wouldn’t go in. We could see the [thieves’] van, so me and my dad said we would go and get it and we were told we would be arrested. It’s ridiculous.’No, it’s not. They’re afraid of the
And why should they be? You’re stupid enough to pay their wages and put up with this, after all.
Maybe Gadget’s right, when he constantly claims – when challenged – that the public ‘get the policing they deserve’?
Don’t we deserve this, for meekly submitting to demands for ever more money to support these people in the lives to which they have become accustomed?*
Mr Stanley has lodged an official complaint with Northamptonshire force about how his case was handled. The value of the theft is estimated to be around £1,500.It’ll be brushed under the carpet. It always is.
Residents at the Ecton Lane travellers’ site, an official camp with 35 pitches to the north of Northampton, yesterday laughed off suggestions they posed a threat to police.That’s a telling use of the word ‘other’, isn’t it?
One man, who refused to give his name, said: ‘Us dangerous? I’ll let you use your common sense about whether that’s true.
‘People are always blaming us for things. Aren’t there any other criminals in Northampton?’
A police spokesman said: ‘Three police officers did enter the site at Ecton Lane and located the suspect vehicle but an assessment was made not to recover the vehicle in the early hours of the morning.No-one will be sacked over this. And no media figures will hurl this discrepancy between rhetoric and action back into Bernie Two-Dads’ face at his next media occasion.
‘Checks have been made on the vehicle. A complaint has been made by the victim about the decision not to recover the vehicle.’
And we’ll all go on paying for a service that doesn’t serve us, from a force that only uses force when it’s safe - and politically correct - for them to do so…
* Do I mean travellers or police? Even I’m not sure any more…