An RAF navigator who was taken hostage during the Gulf War has criticised police for failing to confront a mobile phone thief — despite being told of its exact location.
Mr Nichol, 48, told LBC that tracking software revealed its location in south London, but said: “The police can’t ask, ‘Have you mistakenly got this mobile phone?’ because they are too busy.”“Someone was mean or rude on the Internet? Someone employed by a political oversight posting we didn’t want? We’ll be right there!”
Social media messages written by Britain's first youth crime commissioner are being investigated by police, following complaints from the public.
Kent Police officers are to decide whether Paris Brown, 17, has committed any offences in writing allegedly violent, racist and anti-gay comments on her Twitter feed.Meanwhile, the car crash that is Ann Barnes is still rolling off the motorway, spraying bits of flaming metal and bodywork in all directions:
Mrs Barnes, 67, who is paying £5,000 of Miss Brown's salary from her own pay, said she did not condone the nature of the tweets but asked for some perspective due to Miss Brown's age.
She said the teenager was one of 164 applicants for the job, intended to provide young people's views on policing, and she was the best one and a "confident and articulate woman".
But she told BBC News that the teenager's Twitter account had not been vetted when they offered her the job.D'oh!!!
"We went through a perfectly normal recruitment process and we had her vetted by the force," she said.By the force, eh? Hmmm...
A Kent Police spokeswoman said: "Kent Police undertakes varying levels of vetting and higher levels of vetting can include checks on a social media account."But didn't in this case? How very unfortunate for the hapless Barnes. And how very gratifying for a police force vehemently opposed to such a political imposition...
"Nobody normally looks through anybody's Twitter feed - perhaps that's a lesson for the future. We are living in a different world now."Yes, we are. One, I suspect, you aren't equipped to play in.