Cardboard cut-out police placed in Bournemouth shops in bid to combat rising thefts

Bournemouth Echo: STOP! Kevin Strudwick with one of the cardboard  cut-outs STOP! Kevin Strudwick with one of the cardboard cut-outs

THERE’S nowhere to hide – that’s the message to shoplifters as a campaign is launched to combat rising thefts in Bournemouth, with more than 400 people already on the black list.

Bournemouth Businesses Reducing Crime (BBRC) is behind the new scheme, which will see life-size cut-outs of a police officer placed in shops in a bid to make would-be thieves think twice.

Alongside that, shops from Holdenhurst Road up to Westbourne are in radio contact to pass on information about anyone looking suspicious.

It comes as the latest figures show that shoplifting in the town is already up 14 per cent on last year.

Kevin Strudwick, who is business crime operations manager for BBRC, said: “The idea is it’s thought-provoking for people who go into a shop with the intention of stealing, their thought process is disrupted.

“Nationally, shoplifting is a huge problem and we have seen an increase of 14 per cent.

“There has been a lot of unemployment and many of the problems that are associated with it through drugs and alcohol etc; they steal to fund their habit and unfortunately the retailers get the brunt of it.”

If somebody is caught through the scheme, they are automatically banned from all member retailers – more than 70 in total.

Kevin said that the average theft value was £67 and in 2013 BBRC recovered £24,243 worth of goods.

He said that, currently, 438 people were excluded from stores involved in the campaign.

Bournemouth town centre Inspector Heather Dixey said: “It will work. In other areas that have used it they have seen a vast reduction.

“It’s come to the season, in the summer crime tends to go up with the influx of visitors to the area.

“We need to let people know that these schemes exist and everybody is talking to each other.

“It’s good for us to have the extra visibility, as we can’t be in all places at all times.”

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7:12am Sat 5 Jul 14

S,Bowes says...

Yesterday the paper published pictures of people convicted of drunk driving which by the look of the photo's were supplied by the police.why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops.if the I'D of drunk drivers can be made public to further humiliated why not shop lifters
Yesterday the paper published pictures of people convicted of drunk driving which by the look of the photo's were supplied by the police.why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops.if the I'D of drunk drivers can be made public to further humiliated why not shop lifters S,Bowes
  • Score: 55

7:16am Sat 5 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

When will they be sticking them on the beat?
A cardboard force.
Laughable.
When will they be sticking them on the beat? A cardboard force. Laughable. BIGTONE
  • Score: 17

7:21am Sat 5 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Alongside that, shops from Holdenhurst Road up to Westbourne are in radio contact to pass on information about anyone looking suspicious.

What frequency, for those who want to Echo Whiskey.
Alongside that, shops from Holdenhurst Road up to Westbourne are in radio contact to pass on information about anyone looking suspicious. What frequency, for those who want to Echo Whiskey. Lord Spring
  • Score: -7

7:21am Sat 5 Jul 14

paulinejanet says...

cardboard policeman what a joke no deterrent because shoplifters do not worry about being caught because the punishment is also a joke instead of pretend police lets have real ones and real punishment to go with it
cardboard policeman what a joke no deterrent because shoplifters do not worry about being caught because the punishment is also a joke instead of pretend police lets have real ones and real punishment to go with it paulinejanet
  • Score: 30

7:34am Sat 5 Jul 14

JustForPoole says...

These are already in use in Poole ..... they attend the scene when travellers arrive .... hence nothing gets done !!!!!
These are already in use in Poole ..... they attend the scene when travellers arrive .... hence nothing gets done !!!!! JustForPoole
  • Score: 14

7:53am Sat 5 Jul 14

ShuttleX says...

“It’s good for us to have the extra visibility, as we can’t be in all places at all times.” .....

as it is Ms Dixiey, the police are never anywhere in town at any time. This scheme will just reinforce peoples perception of Bournemouth Police. Made of cardboard, static and as much use as a chocolate teapot.
“It’s good for us to have the extra visibility, as we can’t be in all places at all times.” ..... as it is Ms Dixiey, the police are never anywhere in town at any time. This scheme will just reinforce peoples perception of Bournemouth Police. Made of cardboard, static and as much use as a chocolate teapot. ShuttleX
  • Score: 17

8:20am Sat 5 Jul 14

rusty james says...

Cardboard courts with cardboard judges and juries leading to cardboard prisons. That's the way to do it.
Unless it rains.
Cardboard courts with cardboard judges and juries leading to cardboard prisons. That's the way to do it. Unless it rains. rusty james
  • Score: 25

8:20am Sat 5 Jul 14

djd says...

Not a new idea. Look in shops like Home Bargains, Poundland,etc., and they already have cardboard cops.
What is needed is a more robust approach to those who are caught and in the Courts. A smack on the wrist or being banned from shops does nothing to deter these thieves.
The professional gangs of shoplifters travel miles every day to carry out their business. These are the ones that should be targeted, they cost millions of oounds every year.
Most police forces know who these gangs are but choose not to pursue them as the shops are seen as soft targets.
All stealing is wrong, but open displays in stores and lack of staff do nothing to deter either the casual or the professional thief.
I can't see them being put off by the possibility of being chased down the street by a cardboard cut out.
Not a new idea. Look in shops like Home Bargains, Poundland,etc., and they already have cardboard cops. What is needed is a more robust approach to those who are caught and in the Courts. A smack on the wrist or being banned from shops does nothing to deter these thieves. The professional gangs of shoplifters travel miles every day to carry out their business. These are the ones that should be targeted, they cost millions of oounds every year. Most police forces know who these gangs are but choose not to pursue them as the shops are seen as soft targets. All stealing is wrong, but open displays in stores and lack of staff do nothing to deter either the casual or the professional thief. I can't see them being put off by the possibility of being chased down the street by a cardboard cut out. djd
  • Score: 18

8:33am Sat 5 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

When I was a retail manager we had many problems, as all s/markets do. We had a banned list, were part of a group involving pubs and shops. The problem with banning them is that if, and the majority were, it was to feed a habit they couldn't give a stuff about being on a banning order or who was watching them. They were just in and out as quick as possible putting as much into the lead lined bag as they could before leaving. You kick them out, they just come back. If you catch them in the act they just drop the bag, leg it or pull their syringe on you. Then you have to wait for the police to arrive, view cctv, and take statements. By this time the goods have been taken and sold to fund a hit of whatever their poison is.
It's the drug pushers and bosses who need to be stopped then we will see a crime drop.
You can see the pushers on Holdenhurst Rd most mornings with almost a queue forming to purchase from them. If I can see it why can't the police?
When I was a retail manager we had many problems, as all s/markets do. We had a banned list, were part of a group involving pubs and shops. The problem with banning them is that if, and the majority were, it was to feed a habit they couldn't give a stuff about being on a banning order or who was watching them. They were just in and out as quick as possible putting as much into the lead lined bag as they could before leaving. You kick them out, they just come back. If you catch them in the act they just drop the bag, leg it or pull their syringe on you. Then you have to wait for the police to arrive, view cctv, and take statements. By this time the goods have been taken and sold to fund a hit of whatever their poison is. It's the drug pushers and bosses who need to be stopped then we will see a crime drop. You can see the pushers on Holdenhurst Rd most mornings with almost a queue forming to purchase from them. If I can see it why can't the police? canfordcherry
  • Score: 40

8:52am Sat 5 Jul 14

bosco1 says...

Well iv seen it all now. I can hear the thieves just laughing at the card board cut outs. That wont stop them stealing, it may help them to sheild behind them.! Many times I have seen thieves looking in the window to check if any security is on in Tesco Express holdenhurst road then if the coast is clear there in and out in seconds.!! And thats with a human being on site not a carboard cut out.!
Well iv seen it all now. I can hear the thieves just laughing at the card board cut outs. That wont stop them stealing, it may help them to sheild behind them.! Many times I have seen thieves looking in the window to check if any security is on in Tesco Express holdenhurst road then if the coast is clear there in and out in seconds.!! And thats with a human being on site not a carboard cut out.! bosco1
  • Score: 14

9:03am Sat 5 Jul 14

Solentcherry says...

Cardboard cops !!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !
People caught shoplifting will be banned from shops !! Ha ha ha ha ha ".......... Stop it, my sides are hurting! Ha ha ha....
Is it April 1st ?..... Ha ha ha ha.

How about some tough sentencing and name and shaming??
Cardboard cops !!!! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! People caught shoplifting will be banned from shops !! Ha ha ha ha ha ".......... Stop it, my sides are hurting! Ha ha ha.... Is it April 1st ?..... Ha ha ha ha. How about some tough sentencing and name and shaming?? Solentcherry
  • Score: 18

9:16am Sat 5 Jul 14

podgie says...

HA HA,HA,Ha ha ha ha Sorry I think I may have a slight damp patch.
Dorset police 'it's the way you tell them'
We owned a shop,here are a few responses from the police when given shoplifters and evidence to convict them.
1,she has gone on holiday and its not worth pursuing
2 they have moved to cornwall,it's too far to go get them
3 when given a car's number plate which the thieves used 'we cannot find them' 2 days later I followed the car around Bournemouth and called the police
4 A violent thief who was restrained by us made threats ,and was desperate to be let go to get back to his house to presumably get rid of stolen gear.Police turn up and give a £50 fixed penalty ticket as they were too busy.
On second thoughts maybe the cardboard ones will be more effective .
HA HA,HA,Ha ha ha ha Sorry I think I may have a slight damp patch. Dorset police 'it's the way you tell them' We owned a shop,here are a few responses from the police when given shoplifters and evidence to convict them. 1,she has gone on holiday and its not worth pursuing 2 they have moved to cornwall,it's too far to go get them 3 when given a car's number plate which the thieves used 'we cannot find them' 2 days later I followed the car around Bournemouth and called the police 4 A violent thief who was restrained by us made threats ,and was desperate to be let go to get back to his house to presumably get rid of stolen gear.Police turn up and give a £50 fixed penalty ticket as they were too busy. On second thoughts maybe the cardboard ones will be more effective . podgie
  • Score: 17

9:52am Sat 5 Jul 14

drJones says...

are they comparing police officers to cardboard cut outs?
are they comparing police officers to cardboard cut outs? drJones
  • Score: 8

9:54am Sat 5 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

bosco1 wrote:
Well iv seen it all now. I can hear the thieves just laughing at the card board cut outs. That wont stop them stealing, it may help them to sheild behind them.! Many times I have seen thieves looking in the window to check if any security is on in Tesco Express holdenhurst road then if the coast is clear there in and out in seconds.!! And thats with a human being on site not a carboard cut out.!
That's why its named Express in and out in seconds.
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: Well iv seen it all now. I can hear the thieves just laughing at the card board cut outs. That wont stop them stealing, it may help them to sheild behind them.! Many times I have seen thieves looking in the window to check if any security is on in Tesco Express holdenhurst road then if the coast is clear there in and out in seconds.!! And thats with a human being on site not a carboard cut out.![/p][/quote]That's why its named Express in and out in seconds. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 10

10:09am Sat 5 Jul 14

dorsetgills says...

I remember once seeing one of these knicked. Never work!
Just like the cardboard cut outs Devon police used years ago on the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth
I remember once seeing one of these knicked. Never work! Just like the cardboard cut outs Devon police used years ago on the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth dorsetgills
  • Score: 10

10:34am Sat 5 Jul 14

JemBmth says...

****, that's my Saturday ruined. Wouldn't even think about it now - yikes!
****, that's my Saturday ruined. Wouldn't even think about it now - yikes! JemBmth
  • Score: 8

10:38am Sat 5 Jul 14

Old Colonial says...

Any chance of getting a cardboard PCC?
Any chance of getting a cardboard PCC? Old Colonial
  • Score: 12

10:47am Sat 5 Jul 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

You can see one outside the Boscombe tardis, six days a week.And in poundland at a reduced price you can get your very own cardboard cut out of Martyn Underhill.

The question they should ask is about the cuts.Officers are being taken from SNT's and put to response or specialist units while CID is full and deskbound.Not my words someone with a lot of insight.
SNT officers have been told they must man the tardis so don't be surprised to see the Southbourne beat officer or Springbourne officer or an officer from another area outside the box when their own respective area are denied.Just ask Insp Setchwell' it's all down to operational circumstancesbut then as he has admitted he wants another pip.
You can see one outside the Boscombe tardis, six days a week.And in poundland at a reduced price you can get your very own cardboard cut out of Martyn Underhill. The question they should ask is about the cuts.Officers are being taken from SNT's and put to response or specialist units while CID is full and deskbound.Not my words someone with a lot of insight. SNT officers have been told they must man the tardis so don't be surprised to see the Southbourne beat officer or Springbourne officer or an officer from another area outside the box when their own respective area are denied.Just ask Insp Setchwell' it's all down to operational circumstancesbut then as he has admitted he wants another pip. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 19

11:00am Sat 5 Jul 14

live-and-let-live says...

one of those would look good on my archery target.
one of those would look good on my archery target. live-and-let-live
  • Score: -1

11:04am Sat 5 Jul 14

Queen jess x says...

The theives will probably steal the cardboard police cutting as the can get money for cardboard per kilo !!
The theives will probably steal the cardboard police cutting as the can get money for cardboard per kilo !! Queen jess x
  • Score: 8

11:05am Sat 5 Jul 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Next move cardboard shoplifters turning up in blow up police cars
Next move cardboard shoplifters turning up in blow up police cars kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

11:10am Sat 5 Jul 14

Controversial But True says...

BIGTONE wrote:
When will they be sticking them on the beat?
A cardboard force.
Laughable.
They already are. They're called PCSO's and Specials!
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: When will they be sticking them on the beat? A cardboard force. Laughable.[/p][/quote]They already are. They're called PCSO's and Specials! Controversial But True
  • Score: 9

11:35am Sat 5 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I've got a lifesize carboard Mavis Riley from Coronation Street in the hall.
I've no idea how I came by it but it makes a nice hatstand.
Every time i walk past it i always say 'oooooh I don't really know Rita'

I'd like one of Thora Hird but they're hard to come by.
I've got a lifesize carboard Mavis Riley from Coronation Street in the hall. I've no idea how I came by it but it makes a nice hatstand. Every time i walk past it i always say 'oooooh I don't really know Rita' I'd like one of Thora Hird but they're hard to come by. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 4

11:43am Sat 5 Jul 14

Azphreal says...

This is not a new idea and it didnt work back then either.
This is not a new idea and it didnt work back then either. Azphreal
  • Score: 6

11:53am Sat 5 Jul 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Why do I get the impression that the shoplifters will use these cardboard cops to hide what they are doing?
Why do I get the impression that the shoplifters will use these cardboard cops to hide what they are doing? Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 4

12:11pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Baysider says...

http://www.express.c
o.uk/news/uk/338994/
Cardboard-cop-winnin
g-the-war-on-shoplif
ters

...maybe not such a stupid idea after all?
http://www.express.c o.uk/news/uk/338994/ Cardboard-cop-winnin g-the-war-on-shoplif ters ...maybe not such a stupid idea after all? Baysider
  • Score: -2

12:48pm Sat 5 Jul 14

nothingtofear says...

Old Colonial wrote:
Any chance of getting a cardboard PCC?
We already have.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: Any chance of getting a cardboard PCC?[/p][/quote]We already have. nothingtofear
  • Score: 5

1:56pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Baysider says...

Baysider wrote:
http://www.express.c

o.uk/news/uk/338994/

Cardboard-cop-winnin

g-the-war-on-shoplif

ters

...maybe not such a stupid idea after all?
Ha, ha. Just a link to a previous exercise in the same thing and still it gets the thumbs down. Sorry to spoil the moan in...carry on
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: http://www.express.c o.uk/news/uk/338994/ Cardboard-cop-winnin g-the-war-on-shoplif ters ...maybe not such a stupid idea after all?[/p][/quote]Ha, ha. Just a link to a previous exercise in the same thing and still it gets the thumbs down. Sorry to spoil the moan in...carry on Baysider
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Sat 5 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Old Colonial wrote:
Any chance of getting a cardboard PCC?
Who would know the difference.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: Any chance of getting a cardboard PCC?[/p][/quote]Who would know the difference. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

7:36pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Finbarr Finkelstein says...

Has the theft act been repealed?
Theft used to be an arrest able offence.
Instead of useless banning orders arrest them.
I am sorely tempted to go thieving up to my "acceptable limit" and risk getting caught and banned.
I assume that because this is not a conviction/caution/c
ivil trespass I do not have to declare that I am a thieving basket on any official forms.
Has the theft act been repealed? Theft used to be an arrest able offence. Instead of useless banning orders arrest them. I am sorely tempted to go thieving up to my "acceptable limit" and risk getting caught and banned. I assume that because this is not a conviction/caution/c ivil trespass I do not have to declare that I am a thieving basket on any official forms. Finbarr Finkelstein
  • Score: 2

8:25pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Finbarr Finkelstein wrote:
Has the theft act been repealed?
Theft used to be an arrest able offence.
Instead of useless banning orders arrest them.
I am sorely tempted to go thieving up to my "acceptable limit" and risk getting caught and banned.
I assume that because this is not a conviction/caution/c

ivil trespass I do not have to declare that I am a thieving basket on any official forms.
Could to tell me what an acceptable limit is please. I may take up the idea too but don't want to overstep the imaginary line in the sand.
[quote][p][bold]Finbarr Finkelstein[/bold] wrote: Has the theft act been repealed? Theft used to be an arrest able offence. Instead of useless banning orders arrest them. I am sorely tempted to go thieving up to my "acceptable limit" and risk getting caught and banned. I assume that because this is not a conviction/caution/c ivil trespass I do not have to declare that I am a thieving basket on any official forms.[/p][/quote]Could to tell me what an acceptable limit is please. I may take up the idea too but don't want to overstep the imaginary line in the sand. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

8:49pm Sat 5 Jul 14

a.g.o.g. says...

Cut it out will yer !!
Cut it out will yer !! a.g.o.g.
  • Score: 1

10:09pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Tango Charlie says...

Average theft value £67. 8 years ago the Echo reported the cost of writing a ticket was £75. How much did it cost to recover the £24k?
Average theft value £67. 8 years ago the Echo reported the cost of writing a ticket was £75. How much did it cost to recover the £24k? Tango Charlie
  • Score: 1

10:32pm Sat 5 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

S,Bowes wrote:
Yesterday the paper published pictures of people convicted of drunk driving which by the look of the photo's were supplied by the police.why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops.if the I'D of drunk drivers can be made public to further humiliated why not shop lifters
Hi!

So you are now advocating:

why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops.

The day after saying:

When did the police start makin money out of further humiliating people By selling their mug shots ?.

.And me and other debating the ethics of police mug shots being used to further humiliate people that answered their crime in a court of law have you seen a police mug shot of Savile or Harris
[quote][p][bold]S,Bowes[/bold] wrote: Yesterday the paper published pictures of people convicted of drunk driving which by the look of the photo's were supplied by the police.why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops.if the I'D of drunk drivers can be made public to further humiliated why not shop lifters[/p][/quote]Hi! So you are now advocating: why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops. The day after saying: When did the police start makin money out of further humiliating people By selling their mug shots ?. .And me and other debating the ethics of police mug shots being used to further humiliate people that answered their crime in a court of law have you seen a police mug shot of Savile or Harris scrumpyjack
  • Score: 1

10:34pm Sat 5 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
S,Bowes wrote:
Yesterday the paper published pictures of people convicted of drunk driving which by the look of the photo's were supplied by the police.why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops.if the I'D of drunk drivers can be made public to further humiliated why not shop lifters
Hi!

So you are now advocating:

why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops.

The day after saying:

When did the police start makin money out of further humiliating people By selling their mug shots ?.

.And me and other debating the ethics of police mug shots being used to further humiliate people that answered their crime in a court of law have you seen a police mug shot of Savile or Harris
Btw I agree with your post today and gave you a thumbs up.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S,Bowes[/bold] wrote: Yesterday the paper published pictures of people convicted of drunk driving which by the look of the photo's were supplied by the police.why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops.if the I'D of drunk drivers can be made public to further humiliated why not shop lifters[/p][/quote]Hi! So you are now advocating: why not put the pictures of the banned shoplifters on posters at the entrance of the shops. The day after saying: When did the police start makin money out of further humiliating people By selling their mug shots ?. .And me and other debating the ethics of police mug shots being used to further humiliate people that answered their crime in a court of law have you seen a police mug shot of Savile or Harris[/p][/quote]Btw I agree with your post today and gave you a thumbs up. scrumpyjack
  • Score: -1

10:37pm Sat 5 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Alongside that, shops from Holdenhurst Road up to Westbourne are in radio contact to pass on information about anyone looking suspicious.

What frequency, for those who want to Echo Whiskey.
No idea why people are voting you down - you merely made a comment pointing something that happens out and where to find it if people were interested.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Alongside that, shops from Holdenhurst Road up to Westbourne are in radio contact to pass on information about anyone looking suspicious. What frequency, for those who want to Echo Whiskey.[/p][/quote]No idea why people are voting you down - you merely made a comment pointing something that happens out and where to find it if people were interested. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 0

11:23pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Any man that doesn't contradict himself at least once a fortnight is an idiot.

Friedrich Nietzsche.




(To clarify Fred here, a man is an idiot that maintains the same thought stance and doesn't adjust, re-think, learn from or decide he could be wrong regarding his original thoughts and adjust them accordingly.
Someone that maintains the same thought process without consideration that there is a different, new, better way of seeing the issue can be regarded as an idiot.
Not my ideology, but that of Fred in his book Human All Too Human, published in 1878. Available in the Penguin Classics Series via Waterstones, WH Smiths or Amazon for £8.99)
Any man that doesn't contradict himself at least once a fortnight is an idiot. Friedrich Nietzsche. (To clarify Fred here, a man is an idiot that maintains the same thought stance and doesn't adjust, re-think, learn from or decide he could be wrong regarding his original thoughts and adjust them accordingly. Someone that maintains the same thought process without consideration that there is a different, new, better way of seeing the issue can be regarded as an idiot. Not my ideology, but that of Fred in his book Human All Too Human, published in 1878. Available in the Penguin Classics Series via Waterstones, WH Smiths or Amazon for £8.99) Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

7:04am Sun 6 Jul 14

manyogie says...

What!
No Martyn Underfill in attendance!!!
Oh Well, he,ll probably endorse it next week so he does`nt have to share the spotlight.
What! No Martyn Underfill in attendance!!! Oh Well, he,ll probably endorse it next week so he does`nt have to share the spotlight. manyogie
  • Score: 1

7:43am Sun 6 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Alongside that, shops from Holdenhurst Road up to Westbourne are in radio contact to pass on information about anyone looking suspicious.

What frequency, for those who want to Echo Whiskey.
No idea why people are voting you down - you merely made a comment pointing something that happens out and where to find it if people were interested.
Maybe because they prefer the Scotch version and not the Irish one so should I have said Ear Wig


To those of you are unaware Irish whiskey has an e in it.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Alongside that, shops from Holdenhurst Road up to Westbourne are in radio contact to pass on information about anyone looking suspicious. What frequency, for those who want to Echo Whiskey.[/p][/quote]No idea why people are voting you down - you merely made a comment pointing something that happens out and where to find it if people were interested.[/p][/quote]Maybe because they prefer the Scotch version and not the Irish one so should I have said Ear Wig To those of you are unaware Irish whiskey has an e in it. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:10am Sun 6 Jul 14

podgie says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
Average theft value £67. 8 years ago the Echo reported the cost of writing a ticket was £75. How much did it cost to recover the £24k?
The cost of not dealing with theft firmly,Scumbags think it is worth while stealing as Diddley Squat happens and it becomes good career choice.Hence lots more shoplifters and theft.
Not rocket science you Fecking bean counters...
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: Average theft value £67. 8 years ago the Echo reported the cost of writing a ticket was £75. How much did it cost to recover the £24k?[/p][/quote]The cost of not dealing with theft firmly,Scumbags think it is worth while stealing as Diddley Squat happens and it becomes good career choice.Hence lots more shoplifters and theft. Not rocket science you Fecking bean counters... podgie
  • Score: -1

9:10am Sun 6 Jul 14

oversee says...

Probably more active than the Dorset police......they'll nick the cut-outs...coming over a garden fence near you soon. Harrods had them 10 years ago................
Probably more active than the Dorset police......they'll nick the cut-outs...coming over a garden fence near you soon. Harrods had them 10 years ago................ oversee
  • Score: -1

11:58pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Yankee1 says...

This story is oh-so-true.

Cops on the Beat?

Cardboard!

(If I were a Copper, I would be on to the Union about this slight.)
This story is oh-so-true. Cops on the Beat? Cardboard! (If I were a Copper, I would be on to the Union about this slight.) Yankee1
  • Score: -1

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