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David’s story

 

I don’t know why, but last night I decided that today I would tell you David’s story. David isn’t his real name but one I have given him to protect any of those involved.

 

One Saturday night I was driving through the town centre in the public order carrier, policing the pubs and clubs as was normal on a busy Saturday night. I remember it was a cold winters evening and I had added numerous layers under my uniform.

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CPS delays take police off frontline, says report

CPS delays take police off frontline, says report | Policing news | Scoop.it
Official study by watchdog finds series of failings with the way police and prosecutors deal with charging criminals
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Budget cuts 'will erode terrorist policing' - U.TV

Budget cuts 'will erode terrorist policing' - U.TV | Policing news | Scoop.it
Budget cuts could have “dire consequences” for policing the terrorist threat in Northern Ireland, the Police Federation has said.
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Policing Insight on Twitter

Policing Insight on Twitter | Policing news | Scoop.it
Legislation (4/10): changing HMIC's statutory remit and functions... https://policinginsight.com/news/queens-speech-policing-measures-confirmed/ … pic.twitter.com/Ak2JgJoj97
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Manchester cop sparks 'racquet' by playing badminton with homeless locals

Manchester cop sparks 'racquet' by playing badminton with homeless locals | Policing news | Scoop.it
But dozens have come to the defence of the officer's decision to play, saying it shows his willingness to engage with all sectors of the community – Tell us what you think
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Lincolnshire residents asked to take part in biggest ever survey on rural policing and crime

Lincolnshire residents asked to take part in biggest ever survey on rural policing and crime | Policing news | Scoop.it
The largest ever survey into crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to find out how the police can better serve rural communities.
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Inquiry into alleged police plot to spy on Stephen Lawrence family expanded

Inquiry into alleged police plot to spy on Stephen Lawrence family expanded | Policing news | Scoop.it
A police watchdog is now investigating five officers over allegations that they gathered intelligence from an undercover officer who was spying on Stephen Lawrence’s family after he was murdered by racists An official watchdog has widened its...
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Would-be policeman caught trying to groom boy by 'Paedophile Hunter'

Would-be policeman caught trying to groom boy by 'Paedophile Hunter' | Policing news | Scoop.it
Kristian Alexander Kirk, 25, of Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, admitted attempting to meet a fictional 14-year-old boy for sex. He was caught out in a sting by the self-styled 'Paedophile Hunter'.

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PCC's radical plan to merge Staffordshire police and fire services to save cash - Stoke Sentinel

PCC's radical plan to merge Staffordshire police and fire services to save cash - Stoke Sentinel | Policing news | Scoop.it
STAFFORDSHIRE'S police and fire services could merge in a radical plan to save millions of pounds. Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Matthew Ellis has put forward the proposal for greater...
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30,000 police linked to asbestos

30,000 police linked to asbestos | Policing news | Scoop.it
Up to 30,000 police officers might have come into contact with toxic asbestos, the Metropolitan Police confirmed today, after discovering it in the force's f...

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There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch | Policing news | Scoop.it
With thanks to one of our number for suggesting the title of this blog. I made myself a promise that I wouldn't keep harping on about Think Tanks, but I'm afraid it didn't last very long.  Please a...
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Policy Exchange - The Sequel (Other Think Tanks Are Available)

Policy Exchange - The Sequel (Other Think Tanks Are Available) | Policing news | Scoop.it
There I was, Saturday night, trying to find something to take my mind off the travesty that is Eurovision, when I came upon this tweet from Clive Chamberlain I've achieved something on Twitter! Blo...
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Penny's experience of being an IAG member for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

Penny is a critical friend to Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, offering them advice and guidance on a range of issues. She has done this by ...
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Ukip MP Douglas Carswell surrounded by anti-austerity protesters in London

Ukip MP Douglas Carswell surrounded by anti-austerity protesters in London | Policing news | Scoop.it
MP escorted away from confrontation by police in episode he describes as ‘incredibly intimidating’ and ‘very, very nasty’ The Ukip MP, Douglas Carswell, has been escorted away in a police van after he was surrounded by anti-austerity protesters in...
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Crime figures rise in Norfolk but drop in Suffolk

Crime figures rise in Norfolk but drop in Suffolk | Policing news | Scoop.it
Police chiefs have insisted residents should not be alarmed by a sharp rise in Norfolk’s crime rate.
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Cocaine worth £1.6m found hidden in cheese lorry at Dover

Cocaine worth £1.6m found hidden in cheese lorry at Dover | Policing news | Scoop.it
Border Force officers find 88lbs of Class A drug in Lithuanian-registered HGV laden with dairy produce at Port of Dover in Kent
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May goes to war with the police - Politics.co.uk

May goes to war with the police - Politics.co.uk | Policing news | Scoop.it
The police will have their powers chipped away across multiple fronts, after Theresa May used the Queen's Speech to put forward a raft of tough measures against them.
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Lord Stevens not only senior police officer under investigation, says IPCC

Lord Stevens not only senior police officer under investigation, says IPCC | Policing news | Scoop.it
Watchdog will investigate whether there was ‘full, frank and truthful’ disclosure of information to public inquiry into Stephen Lawrence case The police watchdog has said Lord Stevens is not the only senior police officer being investigated as part...
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Predator carried out sick sex attacks while freed from prison on licence after raping Japanese student

Predator carried out sick sex attacks while freed from prison on licence after raping Japanese student | Policing news | Scoop.it
A predatory rapist carried out a string of brutal sex attacks across south London after being freed from prison on licence.
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Blanket ban on 'legal highs' will see dealers face seven years in jail

Blanket ban on 'legal highs' will see dealers face seven years in jail | Policing news | Scoop.it
Queens Speech: Psychoactive Substances Bill to stop proliferation of drugs that have been blamed for dozens of deaths
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G4S sacks employee arrested over international human trafficking ring investigation

G4S sacks employee arrested over international human trafficking ring investigation | Policing news | Scoop.it
The private security firm G4S has sacked an employee after they were arrested by police investigating an international human trafficking ring that smuggled refugees into Britain and the United States.
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'Trust building ads won't work' - Ken Hinds on UK police image

Police in one British county are fed up as being seen as the bogeymen, and are taking action. A 2014 parliamentary report following an 18 month inquiry, found ...
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Firefighters say public safety is at risk if government doesn't fill emerging funding gap

Firefighters say public safety is at risk if government doesn't fill emerging funding gap | Policing news | Scoop.it
Scottish news and politics, analysis and opinion. Scotland's political social media hub.
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If It Waddles Like A Duck..............

If It Waddles Like A Duck.............. | Policing news | Scoop.it
Well, I've had a good few days now to consider the topic of my latest rant, and here it is.  Back to Boris and Rabbi Glibs. I can't help feeling just a little uneasy about Rabbi Glibs' appointment ...
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The Reality

The Reality | Policing news | Scoop.it
Bank Holidays are usually a busy time for the police, and the latest one was no exception. Despite the fact that Bank Holidays for the police are usually busy, we always ever only put out minimum s...
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Prosecutors examining claims that police spied on sister after death of her brother

Prosecutors examining claims that police spied on sister after death of her brother | Policing news | Scoop.it
Police officers could face prosecution after sister of Christopher Alder allegedly placed under improper surveillance Prosecutors are examining allegations that police improperly monitored the sister of a former paratrooper who died on the floor...
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