Earlier this week, we had the story about a police helicopter being scrambled to investigate a stuffed toy. Fair enough, the stuffed toy looked pretty realistic.
Two police cars, a riot van, a pair of foot-plods and a helicopter?!
My understanding is that by the time it has flown 9000 hours, a helicopter would have had almost every part replaced: they are not cheap to run. And yet, we have a police force that happily scrambles one to deal with an accident that has befallen kids and comic book heroes since time immemorial. And they claim to be short of resources!
Incidentally, a question to my local police force. Do you have a result for the crime that I reported six years ago? You remember, the guy who defrauded me of the best part of £1,000, the one I gave you the name, number and address for.