Regular readers will have noticed an absence of blogging activity on my part in recent weeks - the result of copious amounts of marking and a serious backlog of writing. So what have the boys in blue been up to in my absence?
A spot of burglary according to the Exeter Express & Echo who report the Exeter's Police Officers have been identifying "insecure" residential properties and then entering them, collecting up valuable and placing them in a swag bag together with "crime prevention" literature which they kindly leave in the premises. This entirely illegal activity they claim is innocent and designed purely to scare people into improving their home security.
As well as obvious objections to the police yet again seeing themselves above the law such behaviour could go horribly wrong if they targeted someone like Tony Martin.
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