Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Police crackdown on old ladies

Below is a letter written by Phil to the local papers. Phil served locally as a police officer for thirty years.

Dear letters editor

You will be aware that I have been campaigning for many years to get more bobbies back on our streets.

Imagine my surprise then when I was on my way to chapel on Sunday morning and saw at least a dozen officers standing at various points through Old Colwyn.

Sadly, my surprise turned to dismay the following day when I learnt that at least two ladies in their 70s were stopped on their way to another chapel and booked for not wearing seat belts.

We all realize how important it is to wear a seat belt of course, but surely some degree of proportionality and plain common sense needs to be exercised?

If the police do feel the need to turn out in force on a Sunday morning, stopping elderly ladies going to chapel, they can use some degree of common sense, discretion and sensitivity through the administering a caution rather than bearing down on them with the full force of the law.

Phil Edwards

1 comment:

  1. Despite having a new Chief Constable somethings never change, NWP are still obsessed with bean counting rather than deliver a quality service.


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