Wednesday, 6 February 2019

New Gritty Reboot Of 'The Littlest Hobo' Looks Grim...

Reggie the four-month-old Labrador was lost while out for a walk with his owners in Penllergaer Woods, near Swansea, on January 18.
Pictures of the puppy were shared around social media in an attempt to find him, and the loss was reported to South Wales Police.
Following this, one officer in particular took it upon himself to locate the lost Labrador.
On Friday, January 24, his efforts proved successful as he managed to track the Labrador to Sussex, where he was picked up by Sussex Police.
How on earth did...?
PC Shaughnessy, stationed at Gorseinon Police Station, tracked a car thought to be linked to the dog's disappearance using number plate recognition technology.
The search led him hundreds of miles away to Sussex, where Reggie was found by Sussex Police on Thursday. He was reunited with his owners later that day.
Insp Emma Fox said: "We're very proud and impressed by PC Shaughnessy, who did most of the work in finding Reggie in his own time without being asked and without hesitation.
"He continued to help investigate and search between his shifts, and stayed on late each evening until he was successful in tracing the puppy to Sussex.
"We'd like to thank the public for all their support in helping to find Reggie. We're pleased that the story has a happy ending, and there will be no further action taken."
Of course not. We all know why. And how a four month old pup gets so far away. And who likely took him. Don't we?


Bucko said...

Was that just a story about a copper doing the job he's paid to do? And then not finishing it properly anyway?

Fahrenheit211 said...

Do I smell undertones of 'Pikey' in this story?

Robert the Biker said...

Roll on the robot doggos, leave room inside for a couple of pounds of plastique and detonate by phone when the GPS shows it heading off down the motorway. Possibly wait till it comes to a halt somewhere, a few less caravan using nomadic travellers to rob us.

Anonymous said...

It depends whether he went to Sussex to pick up the dog or got Sussex Police to do so.
If the former, and a crime was identified, he would probably have to take the offender back to where the crime took place and it is doubtful that his Force's budget would cover it. If the latter, few Police Forces will spend time, money and resources on a low level crime, for which they would not be able to incorporate it in their detected crime figures. The most they would possibly do is interview and report for summons.
The dog would have been taken to sell, breed from, or used as prey to train the animals used in dog fighting. If the'offender' is a member of the Caravan Utilising Nomadic Travellers, he will disappear into their community, change his name, and never be seen again.
"Tell me again, Home Secretary, about the very strong connection between the law and justice."

Nemisis said...

I laughed like a drain when Sussex fumbled the Gatwick drone episode but well done whoever it was in Sussex Plod who persuaded the people who had the dog to give it up. It would have been nice to hear that someone was nicked for dog-napping, dodgy insurance, running on red diesel or something like that, but...

James Higham said...

Were Plod dressed in rainbow costumes?

JuliaM said...

"And then not finishing it properly anyway?"

Spot on!

"Do I smell undertones of 'Pikey' in this story?"

You might think that. I couldn't possibly comment :)

"Roll on the robot doggos..."

There'd be good scrap value in those. Just sayin'... ;)

""Tell me again, Home Secretary, about the very strong connection between the law and justice.""


"... but well done whoever it was in Sussex Plod who persuaded the people who had the dog to give it up."

Praising them for it seems off. Like slapping a hostage taker on the back for releasing his hostage.