Tuesday, July 06, 2004

You have to give it to them...

No one can complain that West Yorkshire Police is not sensitive to public sentiment.

After complaining that it is so critically short of resources that it cannot possibly spare its precious policemen to get out of their offices and patrol the streets to deal with burglary, we actually had a policeman in our street today.

In fact, he had driven all the way from Leeds to come down our street.

Unfortunately, he was not actually in patrol mode. He was here to deliver a summons on behalf of Cumbria Police, in respect of a speeding offence I am alleged to have committed on the M6 on 19 November last year.

Cumbria is a particularly enthusiastic user of the talivan, and - as I recall - snapped me doing 85 mph in broad daylight on a near-empty motorway. I was on my way to my daughter's wedding.

It is good to know that, when it comes to upholding the law, no expense is being spared to deal with real crime.


At 3:08 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its also good to know you speed for things that are "really important".... like a wedding... its also good to know you have such good judgement that when YOU break the law, its always ok because "it was an almost empty motorway".

The burglar probably justified his act by saying yours was an "almost empty house".


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