David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Friday, May 24, 2013

Drummer Lee Rigby - A Fallen Valiant Soldier

Drummer Lee Rigby, 25, from the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Our Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Cameron, MP, speaking in Downing Street on Thursday morning,  said there was "absolutely no justification" for the callous execution of this young off-duty soldier on the streets of London, which is believed to have been carried out by Islamist extremists.

"What happened yesterday in Woolwich has sickened us all. On our televisions last night and in our newspapers this morning we have all seen images that are deeply shocking. The people who did this were trying to divide us. They should know something like this will only bring us together and make us stronger," he said.

US President Barack Obama condemned the "horrific" attack and promised to "stand resolute" with the UK in the face of terrorism.

In a statement, the President said: "I condemn in the strongest terms the appalling attack against a British service member in Woolwich on 22 May. The United States stands resolute with the United Kingdom, our ally and friend, against violent extremism and terror.

"There can be absolutely no justification for such acts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim, the police and security services responding to this horrific act and the communities they serve, and the British people."

Monday, May 20, 2013

Police Separate Star Wars & Dr. Who Fans

Organisers call on the force to deal with the dark side of a sci-fi convention!

Police had to be called in to separate rival Star Wars and Dr Who fans at a sci-fi convention in Norwich.

Trouble flared at the fourth Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention at the University of East Anglia, organised by the Norwich Star Wars Club.

Police were called after members of the rival Norwich Sci-Fi club arrived to get autographs from two Doctor Who actors at the event.

More than a dozen sci-fi fans from both groups, including several in fancy dress, were involved in a bitter exchange outside the venue at the University of East Anglia.

Jim Poole, Treasurer of Norwich Sci Fi Club, was asked to leave as he approached Doctor Who actor Graham Cole for an autograph.

That provoked a tense stand-off between Mr Poole and the event organiser Richard Walker (63) who then took their dispute outside.

Mr Walker said the visiting club had been trying to undermine and embarrass the convention by posting comments on social media sites such as Facebook.

But Mr Poole said he had attended "in good faith" to collect autographs from two actors for a Doctor Who signature diary to be auctioned for charity.

After police were called by Mr Poole, he was asked to sit in the back of a police car while officers spoke to those involved.

A police spokesman added: "The two rival groups were spoken to and advised to keep out of each other's way."

Article courtesy of Ananova and www.policeoracle.com

Friday, May 03, 2013

Force makes new acquisition - days after showing off new Lamborghini

                                          Courtesy of   www.policeoracle.com

Trying to out-run Dubai police in a car chase just got even harder after they added a Ferrari to their expensive fleet.

The force’s latest sports car – believed to cost between £228,000 and £415,000 - comes hot on the heels of a Lamborghini Aventador, which was unveiled earlier this month.

‘Dubai is a unique city and everything in it should reflect its uniqueness and for that reason police will add a Ferrari sports car to its patrol fleet,’ said Dubai’s police chief Lieut Genl Dhahi Khalfan Tamim.

‘We have been pleasantly surprised by the reaction of people to the Lamborghini, so we said a Ferrari would be a good choice too,’ he told GulfBusiness.com.

The latest addition to the flashy squad was unveiled at the foot of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building.

The Ferrari FV boasts a V12 engine, which can reach top speeds of 208mph, and is capable of going from 0 to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds.

The Italian-made Ferrari has already been emblazoned with the police force’s distinctive green and white colours.

Police hope the sportscars will be a deterrent for owners of high-powered vehicles thinking of breaking the speed limit.

But the Ferrari may also be used by female police officers to patrol tourist hotspots.

Dubai police force’s fleet also includes a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Dodge Charger and a BMW 5-Series.

Anonymous - Wed, 01 May 2013
I bet they do not pay £1.37 A LITRE to fill up their cars either!

Anonymous - Wed, 01 May 2013
Wait till Winsor gets his teeth into the Dubai force! They'll be back to camels!

Anonymous - Wed, 01 May 2013
& we are getting electric vehicles in my force in this age of austerity!

Anonymous - 13 hours ago
If its anything like where I worked, it'll be:
1. Inspectors toy!
2. Sergeants toy!