BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt

Bournemouth Echo: BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt

POLICE officers used during Top Gear filming in Dorset last month were paid for by the BBC, it has been confirmed.

Three officers worked for around three hours when the stars of the hit TV show blew up a car on a Poole sliproad.

Police were involved in setting up a rolling roadblock to “provide a safe working environment for the Top Gear production team and to maintain the safety of road users throughout the filming.”

In response to a Freedom of Information request, Dorset Police confirmed the officers were paid for under the “hired officers” scheme in the same way as they are hired for football duties, census work or abnormal load movement.

Filming took place on a sliproad of the A35 Upton bypass.

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6:47pm Mon 3 Dec 12

rba says...

so what
so what rba

6:51pm Mon 3 Dec 12

aerolover says...

How much does it cost to hire a police person?
Might be an idea to get together and hire one for the road problems. That would keep the little sod in.
How much does it cost to hire a police person? Might be an idea to get together and hire one for the road problems. That would keep the little sod in. aerolover

7:03pm Mon 3 Dec 12

s-pb2 says...

Why are police officers hired for football work and not, say, town centre at 2am work?
Why are police officers hired for football work and not, say, town centre at 2am work? s-pb2

7:11pm Mon 3 Dec 12

muscliffman says...

Headline 'BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt'.

NO, they did not!

The public pay for the BBC, the public pay for the Police, so we paid for this however it is dressed up.

Different carriage, same gravy train - all funded by us.
Headline 'BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt'. NO, they did not! The public pay for the BBC, the public pay for the Police, so we paid for this however it is dressed up. Different carriage, same gravy train - all funded by us. muscliffman

7:16pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Bob49 says...

"Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt'.


Clarkson rhyming slang ?
"Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt'. Clarkson rhyming slang ? Bob49

7:24pm Mon 3 Dec 12

djkent says...

we **** paid for those idiots to do it
we **** paid for those idiots to do it djkent

8:56pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Morrigan says...

There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road.

I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion.

The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys.

What a load of b0ll0cks!!
There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road. I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion. The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys. What a load of b0ll0cks!! Morrigan

9:03pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Chriswood says...

Morrigan wrote:
There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road.

I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion.

The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys.

What a load of b0ll0cks!!
Agree. Clarkson is a self-opinionated Tory tw*tt, permanently up himself!
[quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road. I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion. The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys. What a load of b0ll0cks!![/p][/quote]Agree. Clarkson is a self-opinionated Tory tw*tt, permanently up himself! Chriswood

9:09pm Mon 3 Dec 12

crispy_pants says...

Morrigan wrote:
There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road.

I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion.

The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys.

What a load of b0ll0cks!!
I personally hate this show and Clarkson. But I think you'll find that this is one, if not the, biggest money earner for the BBC.
[quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road. I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion. The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys. What a load of b0ll0cks!![/p][/quote]I personally hate this show and Clarkson. But I think you'll find that this is one, if not the, biggest money earner for the BBC. crispy_pants

9:11pm Mon 3 Dec 12

static kill says...

I love Top Gear, best value TV ever.
I love Top Gear, best value TV ever. static kill

9:18pm Mon 3 Dec 12

i have heard it all now says...

Clarkson for PM.

Lighten up,It is just a bit of fun.
Clarkson for PM. Lighten up,It is just a bit of fun. i have heard it all now

9:32pm Mon 3 Dec 12

muscliffman says...

crispy_pants wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road.

I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion.

The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys.

What a load of b0ll0cks!!
I personally hate this show and Clarkson. But I think you'll find that this is one, if not the, biggest money earner for the BBC.
Maybe it does earn the BBC money, but let us remind ourselves where most of that return goes. Is it back to the general public by way of re-investment in a supposedly neutral organisation?
Or does it go to the far too numerous over paid politically biased BBC bureaucratic fat-cats and their recently observed obscene pay offs for failure?
[quote][p][bold]crispy_pants[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road. I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion. The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys. What a load of b0ll0cks!![/p][/quote]I personally hate this show and Clarkson. But I think you'll find that this is one, if not the, biggest money earner for the BBC.[/p][/quote]Maybe it does earn the BBC money, but let us remind ourselves where most of that return goes. Is it back to the general public by way of re-investment in a supposedly neutral organisation? Or does it go to the far too numerous over paid politically biased BBC bureaucratic fat-cats and their recently observed obscene pay offs for failure? muscliffman

9:43pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Thebig18 says...

They should have done it a little further down the road and tried to have a go at blowing up Turlin Moor... Now that would have been value for money!!!
They should have done it a little further down the road and tried to have a go at blowing up Turlin Moor... Now that would have been value for money!!! Thebig18

10:30pm Mon 3 Dec 12

sully1202 says...

Some sad little people on here moaning about something not even worth moaning about get out ya rocking chairs put ya pipe away and take a walk!

Stop moaning all the time

Sully
Some sad little people on here moaning about something not even worth moaning about get out ya rocking chairs put ya pipe away and take a walk! Stop moaning all the time Sully sully1202

11:03pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Cheeks22 says...

Glad to see nothing else is going on in the world then!
This is hardly news.
Glad to see nothing else is going on in the world then! This is hardly news. Cheeks22

11:07pm Mon 3 Dec 12

ben12341979 says...

Who cares! Why should they do it for free?!
Who cares! Why should they do it for free?! ben12341979

11:25pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Ivan Opinion says...

djkent wrote:
we **** paid for those idiots to do it
within your license fee yes...So What, its entertainment
[quote][p][bold]djkent[/bold] wrote: we **** paid for those idiots to do it[/p][/quote]within your license fee yes...So What, its entertainment Ivan Opinion

11:25pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Ivan Opinion says...

rba wrote:
so what
excatly
[quote][p][bold]rba[/bold] wrote: so what[/p][/quote]excatly Ivan Opinion

11:45pm Mon 3 Dec 12

HRH of Boscombe says...

muscliffman wrote:
Headline 'BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt'.

NO, they did not!

The public pay for the BBC, the public pay for the Police, so we paid for this however it is dressed up.

Different carriage, same gravy train - all funded by us.
And paid for with a left wing bias media tax.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Headline 'BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt'. NO, they did not! The public pay for the BBC, the public pay for the Police, so we paid for this however it is dressed up. Different carriage, same gravy train - all funded by us.[/p][/quote]And paid for with a left wing bias media tax. HRH of Boscombe

6:57am Tue 4 Dec 12

EGHH says...

Glad the BBC paid for the police and it wasn't paid out of our Council Tax. Besides so what?

Perhaps a FOI to the Speed Camera mob to find out how much the annual costs of running the Scamera Partnership. Bet its more than they bring in!
Glad the BBC paid for the police and it wasn't paid out of our Council Tax. Besides so what? Perhaps a FOI to the Speed Camera mob to find out how much the annual costs of running the Scamera Partnership. Bet its more than they bring in! EGHH

7:03am Tue 4 Dec 12

Morrigan says...

Ivan Opinion wrote:
djkent wrote:
we **** paid for those idiots to do it
within your license fee yes...So What, its entertainment
I'd hardly call it entertaining to block off a long stretch of one of the main roads into Poole and a slip way off that road, just to do some school boy antics by grown men - and get the BBC licence payers to foot the bill for what is a select audience at best.

I also know of a funeral procession that had to do a longer than necessary detour to get to Poole Crematorium because the road was closed for those "clowns" and their jolly japes - totally unnecessary and distressing for the family involved, not to mention their inconvenience - and that of many other drivers in the area :o/
[quote][p][bold]Ivan Opinion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djkent[/bold] wrote: we **** paid for those idiots to do it[/p][/quote]within your license fee yes...So What, its entertainment[/p][/quote]I'd hardly call it entertaining to block off a long stretch of one of the main roads into Poole and a slip way off that road, just to do some school boy antics by grown men - and get the BBC licence payers to foot the bill for what is a select audience at best. I also know of a funeral procession that had to do a longer than necessary detour to get to Poole Crematorium because the road was closed for those "clowns" and their jolly japes - totally unnecessary and distressing for the family involved, not to mention their inconvenience - and that of many other drivers in the area :o/ Morrigan

9:11am Tue 4 Dec 12

southcoastmatt says...

Morrigan wrote:
There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road.

I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion.

The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys.

What a load of b0ll0cks!!
Morrigan - I bet you're a barrell of laughs to be around. Good luck to your family this Christmas scrooge.

Go back to your porridge....
[quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road. I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion. The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys. What a load of b0ll0cks!![/p][/quote]Morrigan - I bet you're a barrell of laughs to be around. Good luck to your family this Christmas scrooge. Go back to your porridge.... southcoastmatt

9:21am Tue 4 Dec 12

darcyknows says...

it's true then the copper's can be bought
it's true then the copper's can be bought darcyknows

9:23am Tue 4 Dec 12

Glashen says...

The best thing about this story is imagining how Jeremy Clarkson would react to the comments. He would I'm sure be immensely amused by the righteous indignation of a few sad people who will never get the joke.
The best thing about this story is imagining how Jeremy Clarkson would react to the comments. He would I'm sure be immensely amused by the righteous indignation of a few sad people who will never get the joke. Glashen

9:28am Tue 4 Dec 12

jeebuscripes says...

Jeremy Clarkson once said that ex-prime minister Gordon Brown was a one-eyed Scottish idiot.

Brown lost the sight in his eye as a child, Clarkson things that's hilarious.
Jeremy Clarkson once said that ex-prime minister Gordon Brown was a one-eyed Scottish idiot. Brown lost the sight in his eye as a child, Clarkson things that's hilarious. jeebuscripes

10:55am Tue 4 Dec 12

ShuttleX says...

jeebuscripes wrote:
Jeremy Clarkson once said that ex-prime minister Gordon Brown was a one-eyed Scottish idiot.

Brown lost the sight in his eye as a child, Clarkson things that's hilarious.
Well to be fair, Gorden Brown did have only one working eye, he is Scottish and he certainly is an idiot. So where was Clarkson wrong?
[quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: Jeremy Clarkson once said that ex-prime minister Gordon Brown was a one-eyed Scottish idiot. Brown lost the sight in his eye as a child, Clarkson things that's hilarious.[/p][/quote]Well to be fair, Gorden Brown did have only one working eye, he is Scottish and he certainly is an idiot. So where was Clarkson wrong? ShuttleX

10:56am Tue 4 Dec 12

rugby_dave says...

muscliffman wrote:
Headline 'BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt'.

NO, they did not!

The public pay for the BBC, the public pay for the Police, so we paid for this however it is dressed up.

Different carriage, same gravy train - all funded by us.
Actually Top Gear pay for itself really! As they make more money from DVD, books, magazines and the live shows they do to pay for there work, Top Gear is the BBC most profitable show so it helps keep the TV licence down! So if you don't like it don't watch it but don't moan about the "waste" of money
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: Headline 'BBC paid Dorset Police for Top Gear's Upton bypass stunt'. NO, they did not! The public pay for the BBC, the public pay for the Police, so we paid for this however it is dressed up. Different carriage, same gravy train - all funded by us.[/p][/quote]Actually Top Gear pay for itself really! As they make more money from DVD, books, magazines and the live shows they do to pay for there work, Top Gear is the BBC most profitable show so it helps keep the TV licence down! So if you don't like it don't watch it but don't moan about the "waste" of money rugby_dave

11:45am Tue 4 Dec 12

scoooobles says...

ShuttleX wrote:
jeebuscripes wrote: Jeremy Clarkson once said that ex-prime minister Gordon Brown was a one-eyed Scottish idiot. Brown lost the sight in his eye as a child, Clarkson things that's hilarious.
Well to be fair, Gorden Brown did have only one working eye, he is Scottish and he certainly is an idiot. So where was Clarkson wrong?
Wrong to mock someone's disability perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: Jeremy Clarkson once said that ex-prime minister Gordon Brown was a one-eyed Scottish idiot. Brown lost the sight in his eye as a child, Clarkson things that's hilarious.[/p][/quote]Well to be fair, Gorden Brown did have only one working eye, he is Scottish and he certainly is an idiot. So where was Clarkson wrong?[/p][/quote]Wrong to mock someone's disability perhaps? scoooobles

12:06pm Tue 4 Dec 12

jeebuscripes says...

ShuttleX wrote:
jeebuscripes wrote:
Jeremy Clarkson once said that ex-prime minister Gordon Brown was a one-eyed Scottish idiot.

Brown lost the sight in his eye as a child, Clarkson things that's hilarious.
Well to be fair, Gorden Brown did have only one working eye, he is Scottish and he certainly is an idiot. So where was Clarkson wrong?
He might not technically be wrong, he's just an arsehole.
[quote][p][bold]ShuttleX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: Jeremy Clarkson once said that ex-prime minister Gordon Brown was a one-eyed Scottish idiot. Brown lost the sight in his eye as a child, Clarkson things that's hilarious.[/p][/quote]Well to be fair, Gorden Brown did have only one working eye, he is Scottish and he certainly is an idiot. So where was Clarkson wrong?[/p][/quote]He might not technically be wrong, he's just an arsehole. jeebuscripes

12:10pm Tue 4 Dec 12

speedy231278 says...

I pay my licence fee, and I'm happier for Clarkson to behave in this manner than I am subsidising fixed, pointless and dull 'talent' shows and reality TV, especially when they rake in tens of thousands of quid every evening when idiots actually pick up the phone to vote for their favourite moronic Z list celeb, or talentless 'singer' that Simon Cowell is going to make his next few million from before they disappear in to obscurity!
I pay my licence fee, and I'm happier for Clarkson to behave in this manner than I am subsidising fixed, pointless and dull 'talent' shows and reality TV, especially when they rake in tens of thousands of quid every evening when idiots actually pick up the phone to vote for their favourite moronic Z list celeb, or talentless 'singer' that Simon Cowell is going to make his next few million from before they disappear in to obscurity! speedy231278

12:38pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Javier Prigmoretti says...

speedy231278 wrote:
I pay my licence fee, and I'm happier for Clarkson to behave in this manner than I am subsidising fixed, pointless and dull 'talent' shows and reality TV, especially when they rake in tens of thousands of quid every evening when idiots actually pick up the phone to vote for their favourite moronic Z list celeb, or talentless 'singer' that Simon Cowell is going to make his next few million from before they disappear in to obscurity!
How about a tv world free of all of the bad people. Just nice programme like the nature and the dancing?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: I pay my licence fee, and I'm happier for Clarkson to behave in this manner than I am subsidising fixed, pointless and dull 'talent' shows and reality TV, especially when they rake in tens of thousands of quid every evening when idiots actually pick up the phone to vote for their favourite moronic Z list celeb, or talentless 'singer' that Simon Cowell is going to make his next few million from before they disappear in to obscurity![/p][/quote]How about a tv world free of all of the bad people. Just nice programme like the nature and the dancing? Javier Prigmoretti

2:00pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Angry_of_Merley says...

TV production, BBC and others, require the closure of roads and public spaces all the time for the filming various scenes, often employing the police or indeed private security to help with public/traffic etc. .. Costs are usually covered by the producers. Not really a news story . . . .
TV production, BBC and others, require the closure of roads and public spaces all the time for the filming various scenes, often employing the police or indeed private security to help with public/traffic etc. .. Costs are usually covered by the producers. Not really a news story . . . . Angry_of_Merley

2:02pm Tue 4 Dec 12

stevobath says...

Chriswood wrote:
Morrigan wrote:
There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road.

I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion.

The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys.

What a load of b0ll0cks!!
Agree. Clarkson is a self-opinionated Tory tw*tt, permanently up himself!
That he is.Eventually he wont be able to keep his mouth shut & have to leave.Even his Tory Fat Cat PM & his mates wont be able to help him.It does however bring in so much money for the BBC.

Personally though,it would be great to have a down to earth presenter on Top Gear, rather than the 3 Middle Class ****,even if they are amusing at times...
[quote][p][bold]Chriswood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Morrigan[/bold] wrote: There was a LOT more than 3 police officers there. When I went past there were around 9 or 10 police cars and I would say *at least* 20 police officers there, plus several fire engines etc., all parked around the roundabout and down the slip road. I know that prog has a lot of followers, but in all honesty it is one of the biggest waste's of our TV licence money in my opinion. The BBC pay those clowns vast amounts of money to basically play around like over grown school boys. What a load of b0ll0cks!![/p][/quote]Agree. Clarkson is a self-opinionated Tory tw*tt, permanently up himself![/p][/quote]That he is.Eventually he wont be able to keep his mouth shut & have to leave.Even his Tory Fat Cat PM & his mates wont be able to help him.It does however bring in so much money for the BBC. Personally though,it would be great to have a down to earth presenter on Top Gear, rather than the 3 Middle Class ****,even if they are amusing at times... stevobath

2:03pm Tue 4 Dec 12

hammer says...

They also went to my local bingo hall to play bingo. I am a granny and If I had of known I would have turned up on my GSXR750 K7 Suzuki motorbike with all my leathers on!
They also went to my local bingo hall to play bingo. I am a granny and If I had of known I would have turned up on my GSXR750 K7 Suzuki motorbike with all my leathers on! hammer

5:11pm Tue 4 Dec 12

pitbull74 says...

Not really news is it??
Sunseeker for example pay to hire police officers and cars to assist with their abnormal loads where necessary.

The officers would have been on a rest day, so not taken from frontline policing. That blue line is thin enough already.
Not really news is it?? Sunseeker for example pay to hire police officers and cars to assist with their abnormal loads where necessary. The officers would have been on a rest day, so not taken from frontline policing. That blue line is thin enough already. pitbull74

7:12pm Tue 4 Dec 12

velcroboy says...

Surely the point here is how much does it cost publicly funded organisations such as the police or Local Authorities to actually respond to these pointless Freedom of Information requests by the media? Why should I pay for the media to be fed 'easy' stories that require little or no journalistic effort?
Surely the point here is how much does it cost publicly funded organisations such as the police or Local Authorities to actually respond to these pointless Freedom of Information requests by the media? Why should I pay for the media to be fed 'easy' stories that require little or no journalistic effort? velcroboy

7:19pm Tue 4 Dec 12

muscliffman says...

pitbull74 wrote:
Not really news is it??
Sunseeker for example pay to hire police officers and cars to assist with their abnormal loads where necessary.

The officers would have been on a rest day, so not taken from frontline policing. That blue line is thin enough already.
Straight over the top!

So you pay a mandatory public licence fee to Sunseekers as well as the BBC then?

No wonder these people get away with this sort of thing, best to join them I think.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull74[/bold] wrote: Not really news is it?? Sunseeker for example pay to hire police officers and cars to assist with their abnormal loads where necessary. The officers would have been on a rest day, so not taken from frontline policing. That blue line is thin enough already.[/p][/quote]Straight over the top! So you pay a mandatory public licence fee to Sunseekers as well as the BBC then? No wonder these people get away with this sort of thing, best to join them I think. muscliffman

7:42pm Tue 4 Dec 12

pitbull74 says...

muscliffman wrote:
pitbull74 wrote:
Not really news is it??
Sunseeker for example pay to hire police officers and cars to assist with their abnormal loads where necessary.

The officers would have been on a rest day, so not taken from frontline policing. That blue line is thin enough already.
Straight over the top!

So you pay a mandatory public licence fee to Sunseekers as well as the BBC then?

No wonder these people get away with this sort of thing, best to join them I think.
Just how much of YOUR licence fee do you think went towards the cost of this event?

I'm sure there are television programs that you watch that have also had to have a road closed for filming..
All I'm simply saying is that this isn't a one off and is hardly news..
Not really worth getting wound up over is it?
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pitbull74[/bold] wrote: Not really news is it?? Sunseeker for example pay to hire police officers and cars to assist with their abnormal loads where necessary. The officers would have been on a rest day, so not taken from frontline policing. That blue line is thin enough already.[/p][/quote]Straight over the top! So you pay a mandatory public licence fee to Sunseekers as well as the BBC then? No wonder these people get away with this sort of thing, best to join them I think.[/p][/quote]Just how much of YOUR licence fee do you think went towards the cost of this event? I'm sure there are television programs that you watch that have also had to have a road closed for filming.. All I'm simply saying is that this isn't a one off and is hardly news.. Not really worth getting wound up over is it? pitbull74

11:51pm Fri 7 Dec 12

caz maz says...

Clarkson for next police commissioner!
Clarkson for next police commissioner! caz maz

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