Category Archives: The Back Canteen

Prolific Speeding Complainer Gets Caught Speeding

A resident who repeatedly complained to the police about motorists speeding through his home town has been stopped by officers – for speeding. Residents living in the leafy suburb of Cowley Hill in Borehamwood had raised their concerns about motorists speeding through the town without any regard for the posted speed limit. Due to the complaints, local officers set up

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‘Superman’ Assists Norfolk Police As They Detain A Disorderly Male

Fans of ‘Superman’ won’t be surprised to hear that, upon seeing the police trying to detain a man, he stepped in to ‘do his bit’ for humanity by assisting the police. Images of ‘Superman’ (aka Saleem Syed) surfaced on social media recently after they were shared by Pete Butler (@BeepTurtle). Mr Syed had been raising money for a project which

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‘The System Of Police Complaints Is, Quite Simply, Broken & Broken Beyond Repair’ | Guest Blog |Former Met PC

This guest blog has been written by Father Andrew Birks, a former Met PC who, along with several other Met PCs, was recently exonerated after an investigation that lasted nearly 11 years following a death in police custody. These are Father Birks own words and opinions based on his own experiences: ‘The system of Police complaints is, quite simply broken,

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Complaint About Police Officers Having A Coffee Backfires For ‘Spotted’ Page

So-called ‘spotted’ pages on social media are a great way for communities to share information, thoughts and ideas about important things which are going on in and around their area. Quite often, these pages also help to share information on criminal behaviour so that residents can help thwart the efforts of local criminals. However, every now and again, a member

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WATCH: Member Of The Public Surprises Police With Some Biscuits

A former cop has helped his colleagues out with a sugar fix after leaving some biscuits on the windscreen of their vehicle whilst they were away from their marked police vehicle. @NoTracePNC shared a video on Twitter of the officers returning to their vehicle and said: ‘Noticed a cop car in my local supermarket so made a quick biscuit run

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An Insight Into Why So Many Detectives Are Leaving The Police

The ‘blog’ below was sent into our team anonymously. It gives an insight into why so many experienced police officers are leaving a job that they once loved. It seems that some forces around the country have implemented shift patterns which mean that officers are spending less and less time with their family and friends. When you are in a

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‘She Then Reversed Her Car Again And Ran Over My Foot’ | Paramedic | Guest Blog

The following blog was sent into us by a colleague from the thin green line (ambulance service). It highlights the sort of abuse, both physical and verbal, that members of the ambulance service have to face on a daily basis. We are sharing it in the hope that anyone who is minded to abuse a member of an emergency ambulance

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The Mets Recent Borough Mergers Are Leaving The Police Overstretched. And Here’s Why:

Over the weekend, I had a catch-up with a former colleague of mine who is still serving on the front line of the Met Police. Over a coffee, he told me about the impact that the recent borough mergers is having on officers who serve on London’s response team. It made for a very sombre conversation… The Met used to

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China Begins Training First Cloned Police Dog

A police force in China is getting ready to deploy its latest tool in the fight against crime; a cloned police dog. The puppy, a kunming wolfdog called ‘Kunxun‘, was created in the labratory using cells from what police described as the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ of canine law enforcement as part of a program they hope will reduce the considerable cost

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Graduates Serving In Police Scotland ‘Will Not Be Fast-Tracked Into Senior Police Jobs’

Scotland’s justice secretary has announced that graduates joining the service will not be fast-tracked into senior police roles without first having served on the frontline. Humza Yousaf told the Scottish Police Federation conference that the move to allow direct entry inspectors & superintendents into the force who do not have any practical policing skills would be ‘wrong’ for Scottish community

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