Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Wasting police time

The streets are packed with lawless motorists of every type. Indifferent to road traffic policing, the police instead are obsessed with so-called ‘car crime’. Here’s the latest absurd example:

Motorists returning to unlocked cars to find items missing are discovering their belongings have been the police.

Officers in Richmond upon Thames in south west London have been taking the items to shock drivers into being more careful about their property.

Police have been removing such items as handbags, laptops and satnavs from unsecured vehicles.

They have been leaving the careless owners a note telling them they can retrieve their items from Twickenham police station.