Friday, 23 December 2011

They Look After Their Own….

Staff at the Staincliffe Hotel in Seaton Carew reported that three patrol cars and police dogs were called to the bash for Cleveland Police's plain clothes detectives.

Sources said the call-out was over an argument between one of the police party and a woman and there had been no violence or arrests.
A fast response to head off any trouble, you may say?
Jennifer Taylor, a manager at the hotel, said staff were unaware of any problem until the police arrived.

She told the Northern Echo: "I wasn't the duty manager that night but I know it wasn't us who actually called the police.

"What I do know, which was really quite annoying, is that we had a problem with eight men who smashed up the toilet the week before and we did call the police and they sent one officer on his own.

"On Thursday night, there's some disagreement and no ructions but they send three cars, including the dog section."
Something stinks, all right...
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: "Police were called but were unable to substantiate any complaint and there is no ongoing investigation.

"We contacted the lady on the Friday and she did not wish to make any complaint."
Well, that wouldn't stop your across-the-border colleagues, now, would it?

16 comments:

Captain Haddock said...

This is capable of being looked at in two ways ..

1 .. Someone was keen to protect the reputation(s) of someone more senior, who was possibly involved ..

2 .. This was a variation on the stories I've heard about the "competitions" being run by certain Police Forces, for who can breathalyse the highest number of off-duty coppers during the Christmas season (apparently, there is a prize for the winner)..

Anonymous said...

Once again Julia 2+2=5 on your blog regarding police stories.
If the borough is quiet then we often send far too many vehicles to little calls.Crystal balls are not standard equipment in our cars.Sometimes a really good call will come out and only one car will be free (or perhaps none).
Not everything is a conspiracy.We are just not that clever!
Jaded.

Anonymous said...

If you want to know why we are seemingly never free to deal with stuff,here is an example of my day earlier this week
Call number one I dealt with was a fight between five people in a supermarket car park.Turns out they were all Bulgarian.One of the men has got a 17 year old skank up the duff,his wife found out and got her brother-in-law and sister to beat up the offending husband and girlfriend.Only 2 of the 5 spoke any English.The interpreter was a lovely woman and she was rubbing her hands with glee (she kept a tin of it in her handbag).
After dealing with that incident for most of the day I took a call to a shoplifter detained at a supermarket within 100 yards of my nick.He was a drunk Polish man captured for stealing whiskey worth £32.He did speak a bit of English and it turned out he was only released from prison the previous afternoon.His only questions to me were what prison he would be spending Xmas in.He was too drunk to be dealt with by me so someone had to come off patrol at 11pm to interview him and do the case-papers so he could stay in custody.

Next time you decent people are waiting in for three hours for police to arrive when your shed has been burgled,this is often the reason why.
The EU-a gift that doesn't stop giving!
Jaded

A salt and battered said...

"2 + 2 = 5" and "do it to Julia"

You resort to the above with a frequency to indicate having read at least one decent book, Jaded.

A proof exists for the equation but a few trigger pulls of Taser will prove less of a challenge to the plod mind.

(Risks overwinding a cerebral system powered by rubber bands.)

ranter said...

Jaded, I do think JuliaM understands the problems faced by frontline officers but even you must admit that there are glaring inconsistencies with police responses depending on the call. These days the spotlight is just on all the time compared to say 15 -20 years ago, when your EU gift that keeps on giving + all the the other imported scum weren't an issue meaning you could have a group chinese/curry on a L/T Sunday!

Is that Mel? Meds Melv...meds.

Merry Christmas to one and all, I'm having a rest from it all!

Mick Turatian said...

...but a few trigger pulls of Taser

You might try some of that for yourself.

News out today is that genuine emergencies only underpin 25% of 999 calls to the police.

Go on, give them a call, help improve the statictics.

Anonymous said...

Melvin you are correct,I am an avid book reader.Only last week I bought one on OCD.I read it twelve times.
I also got a book by Dr Melvin called "sensible posts I have written". Yes all the pages were blank.
Jaded

Anonymous said...

Jaded is perfectly correct. Disturbances early on a Friday night might get the whole shift to attend...plus Specials. A show of Force sometimes.....only sometimes...stops trouble later on.

A few weeks ago there was 2 of us who turned up to 20 fighting in the street. Back-up was 20 minutes away. We are no different to buses and waiting in for a parcel.

The Scottish train job i can only assume is being investigated because there is video evidence. I have had a public order case prosecuted on cctv evidence alone when all the witnesses refused to make statements. I would imagine the police party came to naught if there was no witnesses or cctv to whatever might have gone on.

Sometimes when i have been in to A&E i have been seen to straight away, other times i have had to wait for hours. It's pot luck as to what they have had come through the doors...same as us and a lot of others.

And not counting all the hoax calls we get such as stating there are 30 fighting with weapons. All depends on what the caller says is going on.

Anonymous said...

Oh, look - just when you have no need of them, a plodation of Bill arrives.

(Applause for newly synchronised throwing out times at police canteens.)

Anonymous said...

A cause remedied by FPN, Tasering, or combination thereof, I appear to have misused collective nouns.
'Plodation' should read 'back-up'.

Anonymous said...

@ Micturation

"You might try some of that for yourself."

Very sporting of you, mick. Try and stand upright whilst I take aim and give me a big cheesy grin. Not without dentures, please. With the damned dentures, you cretin!

Marionette de Chaussette said...

a plodation of Bill arrives

you again make the mistake of thinking that anyone who responds negatively to your silly and generally pretty offensive posts has to be a copper or a committed apologist for poor policing.

Jules de Chaussette said...

I really must go now but hope to revisit in about twelve hours. To all my many police fans out there....vent your Xmas spirit in reasonable English, please.

I just love the smell of boiling fuzz in the morning.

JuliaM said...

"This was a variation on the stories I've heard about the "competitions" being run by certain Police Forces, for who can breathalyse the highest number of off-duty coppers during the Christmas season..."

Heh! I wonder what the prize is...

"If the borough is quiet then we often send far too many vehicles to little calls."

That's true enough, it could simply be co-incidence. And, possibly, it's not.

"If you want to know why we are seemingly never free to deal with stuff..."

There's no doubt you have your difficulties with red tape, paperwork and chav behaviour that shouldn't warrant the attention of the police at all.

I'm not disputing that.

On the other hand, you don't half make a rod for your own backs sometimes, eh?

"Merry Christmas to one and all, I'm having a rest from it all!"

Merry Christmas, and I don't blame you!

JuliaM said...

"News out today is that genuine emergencies only underpin 25% of 999 calls to the police."

I wonder if that's the case across all emergency services?

"Only last week I bought one on OCD.I read it twelve times."

LOL!

"And not counting all the hoax calls we get such as stating there are 30 fighting with weapons. All depends on what the caller says is going on."

I anyone ever prosecuted for deliberately lying just to get you to turn up quicker?

Captain Haddock said...

"Heh! I wonder what the prize is" ...

Well, when I first heard the story (from a source who's word I trust implicitly) the prize was a DVD player (they were the latest thing then) ..