Police say they would been (sic) keen to develop a DNA dog database to tackle the growing problem of "sheep worrying" which is leaving thousands of farm animals in the UK dead or injured every year.Sounds familiar!
NFU Mutual says sheep and other farm animals worth an estimated £1.2m were attacked by dogs last year.
But it's feared that number may be much larger, with a recent survey finding only 39% of farmers reported all attack incidents to police.Because they have finally discovered what small shopkeepers and burglary victims have already sussed - they don't do anything.
Unless they can build a hugely expensive and utterly pointless database, of course.
...the NPCC says budget constraints mean it is not currently possible to build such a database.Note the 'currently' in there.