Today the BBC website has a story of police idiocy on a par with when the Irish police had Prawo Jazdy at the top of their most-wanted list. Basically, the police an address more than 40 times in 18 months by mistake.Â It seems they were getting calls to a house in Repton Grove but […]
Entries Tagged as 'Crime/ASB'
March 15th, 2011 · Comments Off on Mistaken identity · Life
September 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on A cheeky little vintage crime · Life
According to the Guardian, thieves stole a French winegrower’s entire harvest – 30 tonnes of grapes over 2 hectares.Â Â A few thoughts: How do winegrowers survive if their entire harvest, a whole year’s work, is only worth Â£13,000? How much do grape-harvesting machines cost?Â Presumably this bloke has one for his own harvest and it […]
Brighton’s Argus is always guaranteed to throw up a decent headline or two, and the best usually end up on the posters outside shops.Â I wonder if this headline will be one of them: Hunt for Worthing “poo thief”?
February 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Throw away the key · Life
The ‘Ifield Five’ were found guilty last week, and will be sentenced next month.Â It has dragged on for a long time now, with the original offence happening nearly a year ago.
January 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Politics
Well that is the headline in this Guardian story, which doesn’t come as any surprise at all – it is inevitable really.Â Even the BNP don’t deny that the numbers of racially-motivated crimes has risen where they have won seats – they just have a different explanation for it.Â According to them it is not […]
January 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life
I did like what I read in this story from Switzerland. Basically, a bloke got a speeding ticket and was fined Â£182,000 for doing 55mph in a 55mph zone.Â It might seem a bit harsh, but the amount was decided based on the man’s ability to pay and not the scale of the offence. Some […]
Hat tip to Angry people in local papers You know what?Â I reckon even I could get a job as a police artist in Bolivia.Â Love the way they keep zooming in on the picture to try and make it scary… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
October 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Crime and punishment · Life
I don’t know how American law works, hell I don’t even know how British law works, but I’ll be surprised if the victim of a child sex case can ask for charges to be dropped, even if the accused is an Oscar-winning film director.
March 4th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Life
I am finding this story hard to believe.Â I am not saying that I think it is not true – I do not know enough about truck specifications have a qualified opinion – just that it is hard to believe, in the same way that it is hard to believe that something the size of […]
Several times in the past I have banged on about damaged cable TV/telephone distribution boxes.Â I used to call Virgin Media to report them but gave up after being faced with a distinct lack of interest from them. The only time I would persevere now is if the one that feeds my house is open. […]