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Cop case takes the biscuit

 
April 19th 2017
 

Derbyshire policeman PC Martin Rothwell had to fight for his job after paying £2 to Poundland for biscuits a homeless man had stolen.

Instead of arresting the shoplifter, PC Rothwell showed compassion by paying for the biscuits and talking to him, pointing him in the direction of soup kitchens.

Rather than commend the officer for his forward-thinking approach, he was accused of gross misconduct, but the trial resulted in nothing more than a written warning for him.

Mark Pickard of the Derbyshire Police Federation told the Derby Telegraph, "This was nine months and tens of thousands of pounds over £2 worth of biscuits," whilst MP Pauline Latham called it a "total waste of money".

 
 
 

April/May 2017

 

Contents

Rogue landlords

Dual diagnosis

Object Hunters

Benefit cut for the young

Glasgow street death

Christian kitchen made homeless... again

Universal Credit U-turn

Welfare Fund to fill gaps

Calls for 'help-to-rent' scheme

Cop case takes the biscuit

PSPOs still a threat

The Homeless Barbers

Cardiff homeless rates soar

New resource for job seekers

The Homeless Period

Finland sets new benchmark

U.S. budget trumps poor

Tiny houses: good or bad?

Peru floods

'Work-for-a-day' pilot project

'Safe Space' for Sydney

 

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