Wednesday, 3 July 2013

False Crime Reporting - Action At Last!

Police have issued a stark warning to people reporting false crimes that they will face prosecution if it is discovered they are wasting police time.
Hurrah!

But don’t get excited. Turns out they are merely worried about false insurance claims where a little extra verisimilitude is needed by the claimant, and what better ‘proof’ than a crime number?
Detective Inspector Brian Hobbs of Croydon robbery department said some people make false reports to claim on insurance, and others are often young people who have accidentally lost their phone.
He said: "We take every report very seriously and huge resources go into investigating robberies, burglaries and gun crime. Making false allegations wastes time, money and distorts the crime statistics, creating a false climate of fear.
"Be warned if you make false allegations you will go from being a victim of crime to a suspect of one."
Unless it’s a certain type of crime. Still, at least he didn't say that this made it harder for real victims to claim on their insurance…

5 comments:

James Higham said...

Twas thinking about rape in that context and lo and behold - in your tags ...

Fahrenheit211 said...

I wonder if the Police will be going after the Bravanese Centre in Muswell Hill, after all the fire at this building looks suspiciously like an insurance job.

I won't hold my breath for the Metropolitan Shariah Police to take action on this one though.

Bucko The Moose said...

It's only a warning, they won't do anything.

Our police force (Lancs) warn drunks that there will be severe penalties for taking a shortcut home across the motorway, yet when those drunks pick up the motorway emergency phone and demand a lift home, the coppers oblige.

Anonymous said...

F211-you must have some inside information,phone 101 and let the investigating officers know about the "rumours".That's always good evidence to use in court.
Jaded.

JuliaM said...

"I won't hold my breath for the Metropolitan Shariah Police to take action on this one though."

Indeed not. As Bucko points out, it's just talk.

"...phone 101 and let the investigating officers know about the "rumours""

Do you think they aren't well aware of them, then?