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BMW Driver Who Challenged Unmarked Police Car To A Race Gets A Hefty Fine

Have you ever been stuck at a set of traffic lights and noticed that someone starts revving their car at you in the hope that you will enter into an illegal street race with them? 

To be honest, it does not happen to me that often as it takes my car about an hour to get up to 60 mph. 

But I have seen it happen quite a bit and, when I do spot this sort of thing when out-and-about, I often think how funny it would be if the boy racer who is hoping for a burn out inadvertently ‘challenges’ an unmarked police car. 

Well, that is precisely what happened to one BMW driver when he pulled up next to a nice looking unmarked police car. 

Of course, the boy racer did not know that it was an unmarked police car which he was challenging. 

But it soon became apparent to him when the blue flashing light lit up his face. 

The ‘you could not make it up’ moment happened to some Surrey-based Roads Policing officers. 

In a tweet, a spokesperson for the unit said:

‘The driver of this car was revving his engine to try and entice our unmarked car into a race. 

‘His dreams fell apart when the blue lights came on and he recieved a section 59 Warning and FPN for his tiny……..number plate’.

What we really liked about this tweet, was the reference to the BMW drivers tiny……..number plate….

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PCSO Spotted Talking To A ‘Giant Testicle’ In The High Street

When you are out pounding the streets, looking for wrong-uns, then you never know what you are going to find. 

The air of uncertainty always ensures that you keep your eyes peeled and your ears fully tuned in to your surroundings.

And one Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) no doubt got more than she had even bargained for when she spotted a giant gonad walking along the high street.

Of course, it wasn’t a real testicle because that would just be odd; the sort of ‘odd’ that the FBI/NCA would need to investigate. 

Instead, it was a charity worker who wanted to catch peoples attention by dressing up as, well, some testicles. 

You would have thought that he would have at least shaved before heading out and parading his ‘short and curlies’. 

We aren’t sure if the PCSO is writing him a ticket, asking for an autograph, signing him a song or drawing him, like one of his french girls. 

Either way, we are confident that there was a happy ending……

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Sophie Khan Is Blocking Police Twitter Accounts In Their Droves…And Here’s Why

As we were monitoring the thousands of tweets which are published each second on the popular platform, we noticed that quite a few ‘job’ accounts were reporting that ‘anti-taser’ solicitor Sophie Khan was blocking them.

Upon closer inspection, it appeared that a ‘twitter storm’ had erupted over, what can only be described as an inflammatory tweet, was published by Ms Khan regarding the tragic death of hero PC Andrew Harper. 

The young police officer was dragged to his death by three prolific thieves who had decided to steal a £10,000 quad bike off of a hard-working member of the public. 

PC Harper’s three killers were recently convicted of manslaughter after the hero police officer was dragged for 1.4 miles at an average speed of 42.5 mph behind a car that was being driven by career criminal Henry Long.

PC Harper paid the ultimate sacrifice when he tried to stop callous thieves who had just robbed someone while being armed with a variety of different weapons. 

The heartbreaking story of his death touched the nation. He laid down his life as he tried to bring evil individuals to justice. 

A petition that has been signed by over 350,000 people has called for a much stricter sentence to be handed down to each of the officer’s killers and his brave and loving family have started up a campaign called ‘Andrew’s Law’.

The purpose of ‘Andrew’s Law’ is to ensure that anyone who is convicted of killing a member of the emergency services spends ‘life’ behind bars without any ‘discounts’ being applied to their sentences.

The popular campaign is being supported by thousands of decent mind people who understand the true evil that was responsible for PC Harper’s death. 

But Ms Khan caused a storm when she tweeted:

‘It is wrong of PC Andrew Harper’s family to say they have faced injustice.

‘The boys [they were actually adults] have been tried and have received severe sentences for manslaughter. 

‘It is the family of Frank Ogboru who has faced injustice.

‘Mr Ogboru died during police retrainst in 2006’. 

Ms Khan’s tweet has caused a ‘twitter storm’

Members of the police family, and their supporters, felt incensed by the perceived insensitivity of Ms Khan and tweeted her to show their disdain following her remarks. 

But most of them found that Ms Khan blocked them after they shared their thoughts with her.

The Attorney General is currently reviewing the sentences which were handed down to the three men who dragged PC Harper to his death. 

If you would like to follow the progress of ‘Andrew’s Law’ then you can follow the official account on Twitter and on Facebook

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WATCH | Fake Cop Stopped By Police After Pulling Over Motorists

Most people understand that, if you want a job that involves using flashing lights to stop motorists, then you need to join the police. 

But not everyone has the skills & bravery needed to become a cop. 

So what happens if you want to pull people over, but you don’t have the powers which come with being a police officer? 

One motorist decided that he was going to fit red and blue LED lights to the front of his car anyway and pull people over. 

The incident happened in the UK. The police in the UK do not even have red flashing lights on the front of their vehicles – but that did not stop this wannabe amateur cop. 

The driver was spotted by the real police in Bradford, England and was reported to a local court after admitting to what he was doing. 

@WYP_RPU tweeted:

‘Manchester Rd, Bradford, this driver thought it would be a good idea to fit emergency lighting to their grill and use them to stop members of public. Reported to court’.

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Police Armed Response Advert Causes A Stir

Unless you have served in the military, or the armed police (excluding anyone who already owns a gun) then you have probably never fired a weapon. 

Or even seen a real one. 

You might have seen loads of action movies where highly paid actors are firing off blank-firing guns, or you might have played Call of Duty so much that you fancy yourself as a bit of an ‘amateur armourer’. 

But an ‘advert’ posted by the Derbyshire Armed Response Unit (UK) inviting serving officers to apply to become a firearms officer has caused a light-hearted stir after it highlighted all of the essential functions of, in this case, a handgun. 

The diagram refers to the sight as a ‘looky aimy thingy’. The barrel is called a ‘pew pew tube’, and the muzzle flash is referred to as ‘magic light’. 

Meanwhile, the round of ammunition exiting the barrel is called a ‘fast pew’, the trigger is called a ‘clicky bang button’, the magazine is called a ‘pew holder’, and a round of ammo is called a ‘pew’.

Also with the diagram is a picture of a male holding a ‘finger gun’. 

The caption with the tweet (@DerbyshireARU) reads:

‘The internal recruitment process to join our team has commenced, applications are now open, familiarisation days being held and assessments for the initial weapons course to be held later this year followed by the tactics course in early 2021. 

‘Good luck to potential recruits’.

At least any potential recruits will now have a thorough understanding of the various essential components of a gun!

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Male Leaves Scathing Review Of His Time In A Police Cell

At a time when we are all used to reading self-published reviews on social media, it can be hard to find one that really sticks out from the crowd. 

Whether it is a review of our favourite restaurant or a summary of our ideal hotel, billions of them are left on various websites each year. 

But what about if you end up getting arrested and spending some time in a police cell? How can you let other people know what your ‘stay’ was like? 

Well, one detained person decided that the best way to leave his review about his stay in a police cell was to make the word ‘c**t’ visible to custody staff via a CCTV camera.

@BarnstapleCust1 shared the image with the caption:

‘Barnstable Custody would like to thank a ‘customer’ for the latest feedback left in toilet roll’. 

But judging by the comments left on the tweet, words being made out of toilet roll isn’t the only thing ‘visitors’ get up to when they are in a police cell. 

One twitter user said:

‘Reminds me of the prisoner at Acocks Green mid 80’s. 

‘In the cell he stripped naked and covered himself from head to toe with individual sheets of toilet paper he’d dipped in the toilet bowl before getting his head stuck in the hatch and fire brigade had to attend to free him’.

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Questions Raised Over Suitable ‘Cake Fine’ After Armed Cops Leave Ammo On Roof Of Car

There is an unwritten rule in the emergency services that states that, if you make a cock-up at work, then you are duty-bound to ‘compensate’ your ‘oppos’ by buying them cakes. 

The sort of cock-ups we are talking about here, often involve things such as inadvertently appearing on TV, or maybe driving home at the end of your shift with the keys to a work vehicle in your pocket. 

So there has been quite a bit of debate on social media regarding what a suitable ‘cake fine’ should be for some armed police officers who accidentally left some ammo on the top of their vehicle. 

The rounds were left on the roof of an Armed Response Vehicle (ARV) on Wednesday morning just before the ARV sped off to a call. 

The A13 in east London was shut for several hours as officers tried to figure out who the ammo belonged to. 

As the ammo had been found by a member of the public who called the police, the area had to be treated as a ‘crime scene’ until it became clear that the ammo belonged to the ARV crew. 

The police also had to make sure that all of the ammo had been picked up, which meant that local officers had to spend many hours making a fingertip search of the area…

The Met Police confirmed that: “quantity of ammunition and ancillary items” had fallen from the car. 

These things happen. Especially when you are sorting through you ‘things’ (in this case, ammo) and you get a call that you have to speed off to. 

But the question is: what should the cake fine be???? 

Let us know in the comments below…

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A Petition Is Calling For The Takoma Police K9 Unit To Be Disbanded

Police dogs provide a vital service to the public and to the police. 

Not only do they help to subdue violent suspects, but they also help to find high-risk and vulnerable missing people. 

You only have to spend a short amount of time checking out the social media feeds of police Twitter accounts to read the heartwarming stories about police dogs which have found vulnerable people who have threatened self-harm. 

But one former councilman in Takoma Park (US) has called for his local K9 unit to be disbanded, and he has set up a petition to try and make sure that it happens. 

According to MyMCMedia.org Seth Grimes has started the petition because back in 2018, a police dog mistakenly bit a woman. 

The exact details of the mistaken identity ‘incident’ are not known, but, as we all know, sometimes a working service dog can get confused when he/she is ‘at work’. 

The police dog that bit the woman is no longer on active duty, and the woman ended up getting a substantial payout from the City of Takoma Park.  

But the petition urges people to tell Ludlow and Police Chief Antonio DeVaul that it’s ‘time for Takoma Park to evolve’ and ‘make police dogs a thing of the past’. S

So far, 166 letters have been sent. The goal is 200, according to the petition.

Do you think that the K9 unit should be disbanded? Let us know in the comments below! 

Isn’t It Time To Ban People Who Abuse Emergency Workers From Accessing The Emergency Services?

For the past few weeks now, we have heard time and time again about members of the emergency services being abused and assaulted.

The very people who we ask to put their lives on the line to keep us safe are now becoming the intended targets of vicious and cowardly violence.

Some of those responsible have been caught. Many haven’t.

But other than a fine and a few weeks inside, what deterrent is there to stop people from abusing emergency workers?

Surely it is about time that we started some sort of ‘banned from using’ register that recorded the details of everyone who has been convicted of assaulting a member of the emergency services.

If your name is put on the register, then you should be banned from being able to access the emergency services.

Why should the people who dedicate their lives to helping others be subjected to abuse and violence from a small minority of individuals who take the emergency services for granted?

This ‘banning’ would not prevent individuals who are on the register from getting help for other people.

But it would mean that if someone who has been convicted of assaulting a paramedic needed the ambulance service, then it would be down to the discretion of the paramedics whether or not they responded to their abusers call for help.

Something needs to be done to stop the violence which is being directed at our emergency services.

The current system does not seem to be acting like a big enough deterrent.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Local Lad Raises Money To Buy Moisturising Products For Firefighters

It has been three months now since the government told us that we have to wash our hands as often as possible. 

And by now, if you aren’t suffering from some form of dermatitis already, then at the very least, I bet that your hands require some TLC?

But think how the fine men and women who serve in the emergency services must feel when they are, without doubt, being exposed to the risks of COVID-19 on an hourly basis. 

The constant hand washing and alcohol gels can genuinely play havoc with your hands which, if you are on the front line of the emergency services, can be a dangerous thing. 

Well, one lad from Wiltshire decided that he wanted to raise some money for his local firefighters by shaving his head. 

After the fundraising event, he decided to go out and buy some much-needed hand-care products for the firefighters. 

In a post shared on the Westbury Fire Station Facebook page, a spokesperson for the station said:

“A BIG thank you to Luke Hollands, who recently raised money by shaving his head!! 

“Luke used the money raised to buy moisturising products for the firefighters to mitigate the effects of constant glove changes, alcohol gels and hand washes and help protect our skin during the pandemic.

“Cheers Luke”.

Luke replied by saying:

“You’re more than welcome and thank you for all the hard work all the firefighters do”.

Image credit: Westbury Fire Station / Facebook

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