Soft on Crime
West Mercia Police is one of the best eprforming police authorities in England. All I can assume is that every force in the authority must be bloody fantastic to make up for the fact that Telford Police are so shit.
Yesterday Mrs Sane phoned me at work to say a man was walking round the street with a piece of paper in his hand trying a key in different doors. She had seen him the day before as well staggering around the street apparently drunk.
She had just phoned the police when she phoned me.
Fifteen minutes later she phoned me again to say they still hadn't been and she wanted to go out. I phoned the Police and told them what was going on and said my wife wanted to go out but she won't while the man is still out there. The woman on the end of the phone said there wasn't an officer available but when there was they would send someone round. She said "He's still outside number 170, is that right?" I told her that no, he wasn't still outside 170 - he had moved on to 171 and hadn't been seen for some time and suggested that if he was a burglar he may even be in the house. "We'll send an officer when one becomes available" she said.
Half an hour later Mrs Sane phoned me back again and said the police had just been. They had driven to the end of the street, turned around and driven off again. They didn't even get out of the car and we haven't heard from them since. Presumably nobody had broken in but who knows?
This is pretty much par for the course for Telford Police who are never there when you need them and when they eventually turn up do absolutely bugger all.
If West Mercia Police is one of the best in the country, how bad must the rest be?
Soft of Crime, Soft on the Causes of Crime