Tag Archives: police

‘Dirty’ Protest

Naked Rambler Stephen Gough has walked free from prison after six years locked up for refusing to wear clothes. The 53-year-old said he was looking forward to seeing his children for the first time in years. A naked Mr Gough was spoken to by police as he was freed from Perth Prison, but was allowed […]

Improving the Customer Journey

A police force that is losing hundreds of jobs in budget cuts has spent up to £500,000 on workshops for officers – to improve the “customer journey”. Officers are being given external advice on how to improve the way they deal with the public and victims of crime while another study will examine “the culture […]

Vigilante justice, meet the justice system

“Phoenix Jones”, a self-styled superhero vigilante (complete with home made body armour) has ended up on the wrong side of the law. The Herald Sun reports that Phoenix could be charged by police after he intervened in what he thought was a fight and allegedly pepper sprayed a number of people: Phoenix Jones – known […]

Because responsible Mothers go out looting with their children…

Violence broke out in four English cities as rioting and disorder spread across London for a third night. Hundreds of people attacked and looted shops in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Nottingham in what police called “copycat criminal activity”. There were smaller disturbances in the Medway towns in Kent and also in Leeds. It comes as […]

WTF, fined for swearing?

The ABC reports that Victoria is bringing in laws whereby police can fine people who use indecent or offensive language: The Victorian Government plans to introduce laws this week that will give police permanent power to issue on-the-spot fines to people who swear. Under the proposed legislation, people could be fined close to $240 for […]

The Hat Trick

A man has been found guilty of murdering his first wife in a car fire and attempting to kill his second in another crash to get life assurance. Former nurse Malcolm Webster, 52, had denied murdering Claire Morris in an Aberdeenshire crash in 1994. Webster, of Surrey, also denied attempting to kill Felicity Drumm in […]

Kettling Zombies

It’s really annoying. You go to all the trouble of arranging a Royal Zombie Wedding Celebration and nobody comes… …because they’re kettled by the police a few blocks away being stopped and searched, questioned, arrested and drug tested. “Sorry son, you’re positive for formaldehyde. We’ll have to take you in…” We asked if we could […]

Police Farce

[with grovelling apologies to the ghost of William Wordsworth] Police rushed a pair of officers in a marked car to a park after two young sisters were spotted picking daffodils. Sienna Marengo, four, was seen picking flowers with six-year-old stepsister Olivia in Poole, Dorset. A member of the public reported them to police and two […]

Future Imperfect

Policing of Wednesday’s student protest “did not go to plan” but the violence that flared was down to a “hardcore” minority, the police minister has said. Nick Herbert told MPs police would learn lessons after 41 officers were injured when a section of demonstrators stormed the Conservative party HQ. The prime minister has also condemned […]