People always say that when you really want or need one there is never one available. Hardly surprising. At least four officers are said to have visited residents in the hamlet of Pitcombe, Somerset, on multiple occasions after a poster of the Conservative councillor Mike Beech had a Hitler-like moustache drawn on it.
After the demonstration in London last Wednesday against increased tuition fees, the Metropolitan Police, including the commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson, denied that horses had at any stage charged at the crowd. They admitted that police horses were involved in the operation, but they were not involved in charging the crowd.
A total of six Local Police patrols, plus a commanding officer, will be on duty at all times during the feria and the general Guardia Civil presence will also be strengthened.
Wonder which will be first: the keyboards on the new police pda’s will be cream-crackered after a week or the novelty will wear off?. Expect the first at the rate they’ve been hammering away so far for the past two days. The bikes stop, out come the machines and then it’s tap-tap-tap like a demented woodpecker.
Yep, the Local Police were out again this evening tapping away on their new PDA’s, no great wads of paper to carry around. And down by the roundabout at the western entrance to the town, a whole gaggle of Guardia Civil and when I went by they had stopped a couple of people and were busy taking their mugshots. A …
As I set off this morning, the author Laurie Lee suddenly sprang to mind, and I began wondering, if he were around today, would he have changed the title of his autobiography to: As I Walked Round It One Midsummer Morning. Never seen such a humungus pile of residual canine waste right in the centre of the pavement in avenida …
Saw a couple of Local Police officers on the Balcon de Europa last night and it got me thinking that this year there seems to have been far less of a police presence than in previous years. There were always cops, either normal or trafico, at the calle Diputación/avenida Castilla Perez junction to catch the unwary or those parked illegally …
Police in Fuengirola are stepping up alcohol controls on motorists during the summer months, particularly in the centre of town and around the promenade.
Archidona Council is proposing to adapt an old disused building as the new headquarters for the Local Police.
The trial is scheduled to start today of nine people from Ronda, five of them police officers, on charges of bribery, corruption, failure to prosecute crimes and fraud.