In the Doghouse Traffic Cops


In the Doghouse

Documentary series. A pleasant summer's afternoon in Luton turns ugly when a woman is arrested for unleashing her Staffordshire bull terriers on a man.


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murdering five-year-old April Jones, Mark Bridger was sentenced today.

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April's body has never been found. George Wilson went missing from her

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home in Shropshire on Sunday. A 22-year-old man has been questioned

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on suspicion of murder. Some hospitals in Spain are refusing to

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give tourists free healthcare. Holders of the European health card

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should get treatment. Mark uses the news manager of Stoke

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City. He has a three-year deal. -- Mark Hughes.

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Fashion designers Dolce and the banner ad on trial in Italy, accused

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of not paying tax on Ning is of 1 billion euros. Up next is traffic

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 60 seconds

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Tonight, the traffic cops and Hertfordshire come face-to-face-

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Don't get in my face, else I'll get- Deal with a shoplifter that's

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Just confirm it's the one that I've got with me now.

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A late-night reveller who's in the doghouse...

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'We've got it on video'.

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And a gruesome dog mauling incident in Luton town centre.

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You just don't know what a dog's going to do.

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In the wrong situation those dogs could be really dangerous,

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and they would just attack anybody.

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It's a late summer's afternoon Luton in Bedfordshire,

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and there are binge drinkers out in force in the town centre.

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Operators in the CCTV control centre are watching their every move.

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Trouble has erupted.

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A man is being viciously attacked directly beneath one of the cameras.

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Unusually, the nearest available cops

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are Shona Gillen and Ian Leeson. Traffic cops.

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Just got an IC. One female, white top, black leggings,

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who's allegedly assaulted someone else next to the White House pub.

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Possibly a robbery. She may have taken some money from him.

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We can tell by CCTV there was a male lying on the floor

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who was being hit and kicked by a female

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and he seemed to be unconscious on the floor.

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This was in Luton town centre, mid-afternoon,

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and there were no available Luton units.

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In Luton, that's unheard of.

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If it is a robbery, it's strange that the girl hasn't actually left yet.

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She's still sitting there on the wall.

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Normally, if you got a robbery offender, they won't hang around.

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They'll commit the robbery and try to get out of the town centre as quickly as possible.

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But not this one. She's decided to go and do some shopping instead.

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I hate arresting drunk girls.

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They are worse than men half the time.

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Snappy dogs? No, they don't run near the walls, apparently.

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Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

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she's in that shop.

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An ambulance has come for the injured man

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while Ian and Shona are going after his attacker.

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If they're your dogs, keep hold of them.

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Seeing somebody matching the description swigging a can of lager.

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Are you having a laugh? She's going to be cuffed.

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Let me just put these on you. What are you doing?

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We need to chat to you first.

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We'll have a chat with you back at the traffic car.

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For the moment, she isn't being arrested.

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It's better if you can speak to her quietly

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rather than going in there saying, "I'm arresting you for assault",

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when you don't know the nature of the injuries or the full circumstances of what has gone on,

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that conversation never arose.

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It just went wrong very quickly.

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This is the girl. I know how she gets, yeah?

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How do you get the other one on the lead? I'm actually her, you know.

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She doesn't... She needs me. It's for her. He's good.

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The girl's got company, her two dogs,

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and it seems, an assortment of friends.

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I'll go speak to them in a minute.

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Can you come to the centre? We need a dog lead.

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Come on. I ain't going. Nope. Twins, look. Twins.

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Sooner rather than later would be great. OK.

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The girl's called Joanne. Her dogs, Minnie and Vinnie.

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'She was OK when we were at the shop.

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'Come out of the shop, a bit verbal, but she wasn't a handful.

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'She wasn't an issue.'

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My boyfriend attacked me, yeah?

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Joanne's claiming the altercation was with her boyfriend.

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The only issue I had was the fact that we had two dogs

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that were her property and anybody's property has to go with them.

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More of the girl's drinking partners have appeared from nowhere.

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Look, we'll look after your dogs...

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Can you move away from me, please?

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Is she getting arrested for being a mongrel?

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Let me go. Get in the car.

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Now there's another problem.

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What are they doing in our car? j

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It was like a scene from Benny Hill.

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It was just a comedy sketch, because you were dealing with one thing,

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and then something very random was happening,

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and I was dealing with three people, and the next thing I know,

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the door's open to the traffic car,

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and the two dogs are jumping around- in the traffic car.

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No. You're not taking my... Let go.- You're not taking my...

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Things are going from bad to worse.

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Ian and I had to get the dogs out of the car.

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Next thing you know, BLEEP is opening the passenger door

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and letting Joanne out.

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No! No! Get in the traffic car, don't mess about.

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You need to go away.

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'By the bus stop outside The Galaxy...'

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INDISTINGUISHABLE CHATTERING

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Move the dog away then! Can you grab hold of him?

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You, I've just about had enough of.

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The dogs aren't going anywhere. They'll come with you.

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Just chill out. No, you're going that way.

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'There's two offices with five people, six people,

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'all drunk, all trying to get across their frustrations

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'and their anger, and there's just too much going on.

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'You're asking for another unit and they're not turning up.'

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Move. You do that, and I swear... Move away from me!

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Get the hell away from me!

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Oh, my God... That's assault, that is.

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I told you to move away!

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When we feel threatened, we have a right to lay hands on people,

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and on this occasion, about eight, nine minutes

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into the whole incident, this girl is still getting into my face,

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so my only other option now was to give her a double-handed push away.

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Unfortunately, it does look rather strong,

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but it's only because height on height and weight on weight,

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she just tumbled over, and the fact- that she'd had alcohol as well.

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It was just a very difficult, very stressful situation to be in.

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And now, the prisoner's escaping again.

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Where are my dogs? Oh, Jesus Christ!

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Reinforcements are still on their way to help Ian and Shona.

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Fortunately, someone from a nearby club has offered a hand.

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The doorman came over and stood by the side of the traffic car

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just to stop anybody else from opening the car

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and getting Joanna out, which freed- Ian to come and give me a hand.

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Now you've got me in front of you.

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You want to start on a girl, start on me.

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Walk away. Walk away.

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We had members of the public crowding round,

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we're been videoed, members of the public were getting involved.

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You're asking for another unit and they're not turning up.

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Swearing at me and calling me a BLEEPwhore

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is bang out of order, sweetheart, so you can't stay there.

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Joanne's friend is being arrested.

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I was stressed and scared that either myself or Leeson

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or even both of us had the potential to get injured,

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especially with the guy with the stripy top on is a boxer.

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You realise just how vulnerable,

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even as police officers, you are in that situation.

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At last, backup has arrived. I was really pleased that they were there.

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We could actually just start to work out what had gone on,

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and start arresting the people that needed to be arrested.

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Get yourself in the car. Do you know what?

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RADIO TRAFFIC

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Where are you going? Because you are not going to do that.

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Which way's home? Start going then. Yeah, I'm going.

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That is my dog.

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SHE HONKS THE HORN

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That's my dog. All right, I hit my boyfriend, so what?

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I get beaten and raped by him every day. Where are you lot, yeah?

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That is my dog. Don't do this to me, please. What is the charge?

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What am I nicked for? What? Slapping my boyfriend.

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At the moment, we haven't even got round to who he is, and what's gone on.

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It's what my counsellor told me to do, stick up for myself, and I did.

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The worst thing about all of that, for me, is that while we were...

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..dealing with those people, we know someone's been injured,

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and we didn't know how serious the injuries were,

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if he wanted to make a complaint,

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if he didn't want to make a complaint.

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He could've just been a member of the public

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that had been robbed and beaten up.

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Are these involved? Can we get rid of them?

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None of them are involved in the assault.

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I mean, all they are, are just being loopholes.

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But she needs to come in for public- order, the rest can go.

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What about the guy, you've got someone in the back?

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That's the girl that is responsible for some assault.

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It's sad really, because going back even three or four years ago

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we had the numbers in response policing,

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that incidents like this, traffic w

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but if you went down there and an officer needs assistance,

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or the system can clearly see that officers are struggling,

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backup was only ever a minute, two minutes away.

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At a boy. DOG YELPS

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The problem now is what to do with Minnie and Vinnie.

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we need to sort your dogs out.

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We can't just hand them over to anybody, can we?

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The Staffies were stressed because of the situation,

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and the fact that Joanna was winding them up,

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and trying to get them to come to her, and they couldn't.

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He's a rubbish boy.

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Shut up, Minnie, you're not even my dog! Get back in there, love.

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If they present me a danger, I'm going to shoot them. What?

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If they present a danger, I'll get them shot, so be quiet.

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In the wrong situation, those dogs could be really, really dangerous.

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And they would just attack anybody.- I'll walk away.

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all right? What for?

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Trying to let her out of the vehicle earlier.

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So I'm going to caution you, you don't have to say anything...

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She was arrested at 20.35. Basically...

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She was given a public order warning. No, you can take all that.

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The man in pink has been arrested well

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for opening the door of the police car.

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All of a sudden, it appears Luton isn't so short of police after all.

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Armed cops and canines have shown up.

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What are we going to do with her two dogs? Whose dogs?Her dogs.

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DOG BARKS

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That's the issue. That's why we would have gone otherwise.

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Why's there dogs here? He said he's going to shoot my dogs!

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Nobody is going to shoot your dogs.- No-one's going to shoot your dogs.

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There's dogs here. I can hear the dogs.

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He said he was going to shoot my dogs. Listen.

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I can hear police dogs. Why? All I done was slap my boyfriend.

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Who's looking after the dogs? The sergeant, apparently.

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I slapped my boyfriend.

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The slapper is going to the police station

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to be charged with a bit more than just giving someone a slap.

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It turned out that the offender's boyfriend,

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or ex-boyfriend, as he seemed to be at the time was lying on the floor.

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The two dogs are mauling the side of his face.

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I think they had hold of his ears,

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and the side of his face, and just mauling on it.

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She has obviously been captured kicking him

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whilst this is taking place on the floor.

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Then walks away slightly.

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Then comes back, kicks him again.

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The dogs continue to obviously go in again, and bite him gain.

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During that whole incident,

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some money's fallen out of his pocket, and rather callously,

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she's just decided, "Well, actually, I'll have that."

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Walk away as though nothing's happened.

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Sat down on a wall, continued her afternoon of drinking

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and chatting with her friends.

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It's the new status symbol for people to have dogs,

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and it seems to be the bigger,

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or traditionally more aggressive dogs are the preferred choice.

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You think to yourself, these dogs are quite young,

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and they've already got this mentality that they're quite happy

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to maul on the side of somebody's face at the age that they are.

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it could have been

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a very, very serious assault.

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In Stevenage, in neighbouring Hertfordshire,

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they've also embraced CCTV camera technology.

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Theirs is even hooked up to the local shops.

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Mothercare have reported that they've been hit by shoplifters.

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Before police can get there, they've made off in a car,

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but they haven't escaped the watchful eye of the CCTV operator.

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Traffic cops Nathan Catley and Jim Norton happened to be nearby.

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Whisky seven, what you got?

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W

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and across the local radio channel came the report of a blue Astra

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that had been involved in a shoplifting

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in Mothercare in the town centre.

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We're going to head towards Lytton Way.

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Local cops in a Panda have heard the operator's call as well,

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and have already got the suspect car in their sights.

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RADIO OPERATOR: Vehicle is now at St George's Way, heading back the other way.

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As in Big Brother, CCTV cameras are dotted

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everywhere around Stevenage, all with pan, tilt and zoom lenses.

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Hiding from them won't be easy.

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Have you got an RO for that, we'll run it through,

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and we'll try and make it out?

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The RO is the registered owner. If they can find out who he is,

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they might get an idea where he's heading for.

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It was looking like it was going to have turned left onto Fairlands

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or St George's in that lane.

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All the signs are the car

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and the occupants are going to make a run for it.

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Vehicle's going to stop.

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And they have. Whisky seven is coming down now.

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Um, we're going to going up Six Hills Way to try and cut them off.

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Can we go to interrupt one, please.

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He's going right onto Broadwater Crescent.

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The shoplifters have abandoned their car and are out on foot. Decamped.

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But even off road, there's no escaping Big Brother.

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'The passenger decamped and was on foot. The officer was behind the vehicle.

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'She was then chasing this male on foot.'

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Spin, spin, spin, spin.

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The man with the swag is heading for the backstreets of town.

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'Broadwater Crescent is a housing estate. It's full of cul-de-sacs.

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'It's just a rat run, basically.'

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On Bedwell Crescent now, going down the side path.

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'We've pulled up at a junction.

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'One of the guys has come through at one of the back alleys

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'through the garage block. And Lou was chasing after him.'

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The man's shopping spree is about to come to an end.

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Jim's leapt out of the car, and they've more or less grabbed him at the same time.

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More cops are still after his mate,- who was driving.

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Driver has actually made off in the direction of Mayfield.

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'He was a rather dishevelled, unkempt kind of chap.'

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Sweating profusely.

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All right, mate, what have you go on you? No pins?

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No, I've got pipes in that pocket. Pipes in that pocket, yeah?

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Any gear on you at all, mate?

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The man's a drug addict who's more likely to have been stealing

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from Mothercare to feed his habit than stocking up on baby things.

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Nobody else got out the car, then? No. Have you got a bag, mate?

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Got some crack here, mate.

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Brown. Brown, is it? A bit of brown?

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We recovered from his packet a small wrap and a plastic bag.

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'He basically said it was brown, which is street terminology for heroin.'

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The brown substance is going to be bagged up

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for examination at the laboratory.

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Have you got a description of the driver for us? No, not really.

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What's in the shoplifter's swag bag- is about to be revealed.

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'Rather expensive baby monitor.'

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I know it's expensive because I had to buy one!

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'And although it's worth �100 or so- to Mothercare,

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'probably stick that on eBay or take it to Cash Converters

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'and get �20 for it at the most, I would think.'

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OK, you're under arrest on suspicion of theft from shop

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and also for possession of Class A drugs.

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You don't have to say anything, but it may harm your defence

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if you do not mention when questioned something which you later rely on in court. Understand?

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OK. How much gear have you had today?

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Cos you're sweating quite profusely. Just been running, mate.

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No, no, no, but I know you've been running,

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just so we know for your welfare needs, yeah?

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The man is a regular shoplifter,

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as the Co-op in town have also recently found out.

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'Unfortunately for him, he hasn't got a job,

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'so he can't feed his habit that way.

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'So he has to go out stealing,

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'and that's the way for a lot of drug users.

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'It's what we call acquisitive crime.

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'They're just acquiring things'

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to sell to then feed their drug habit.

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I had such a good pick-up on CCTV. Very good, yeah.

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Moved in in just the right place. Superb.

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'Initially, they were seen on CCTV in the store, and then

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'the Stevenage CCTV operator had picked the car up on St George's Way.'

:22:14.:22:21.

If they hadn't have seen it, we may- not have caught the car at all.

:22:21.:22:31.
:22:31.:22:32.

Joanne, the other person caught thanks to CCTV in Luton,

:22:32.:22:37.

has arrived at the police station, where she'll be interviewed and charged.

:22:37.:22:41.

You don't have to cuff me. I'm not a dangerous prisoner.

:22:41.:22:44.

No, but you were an angry lady when we first came across you.

:22:44.:22:47.

I'm worried about my dog, mate. Can I just do something?

:22:47.:22:49.

I'm not doing anything. I'm going to pull your top up.

:22:50.:22:52.

I don't think you want the whole world seeing your bra.

:22:52.:22:55.

I thought I had my luck in then! Pulling it down. What, me?!

:22:55.:22:58.

See the name Claire? I do like ladies. Do you?Come on, darling!

:22:58.:23:02.

Ah, you're well out of that one, then. I'll leave you two to it.

:23:02.:23:05.

Go ahead. You lost out, mate. It's always the way(!)

:23:05.:23:09.

'You know there's been a nasty assault.

:23:09.:23:11.

'You know that, the end of the day,

:23:11.:23:13.

'the dogs might end up getting destroyed for the assault itself.

:23:13.:23:17.

arrive at Luton police station,

:23:17.:23:22.

she changes into quite a jovial character.

:23:22.:23:27.

She's identified that male as being h

:23:27.:23:31.

What, and a chap on the wrists?

:23:31.:23:34.

..giving him a kicking. I did not, I give him a couple slaps.

:23:34.:23:37.

A couple of slaps. The pussy. He's at the hospital at the moment.

:23:37.:23:40.

We're sending somebody up to ascertain the nature of the injuries, but we think it's ABH.

:23:40.:23:50.
:23:50.:23:52.

I'm on about... I was going to say.

:23:52.:23:55.

At the moment, there's an allegation

:23:55.:23:58.

that his ears may have been bitten off by a dog,

:23:58.:24:00.

which we're looking into, and she's apparently kicked and slapped him.

:24:00.:24:04.

So men can beat women up but we can't give them a slap back, no?

:24:04.:24:08.

What was the advice I give you earlier?

:24:08.:24:10.

And he already come out with a bleeding face from the White House.

:24:10.:24:15.

So whatever he done in there, he got barred out of there for,

:24:15.:24:18.

it's down to him, mate, yeah, it's down to him.

:24:18.:24:20.

I give him a slap and a tickle and a punch.

:24:20.:24:23.

Joanne is as familiar with the police station

:24:23.:24:26.

as ordinary people in Luton are with their railway station.

:24:26.:24:29.

'She wanted two blankets and toilet roll,

:24:30.:24:32.

a cup of tea, cup of coffee.

:24:32.:24:35.

I need two of them. I know where the bookshelf is.

:24:35.:24:39.

Joanne, don't go running off. I'm not, I know exactly where to go.

:24:39.:24:43.

Where are you going? Listen, I live here, don't I?

:24:43.:24:47.

I know exactly where I'm going.

:24:47.:24:50.

Yeah, it's probably nicer than her flat, from what she was saying.

:24:50.:24:54.

And, and... No! Stick to two. A hardback, a hardback book.

:24:54.:24:58.

I'm going to be in there all night,- in't I? You got a buzzer.

:24:58.:25:01.

If you want to change your reading material, we'll sort that out.

:25:01.:25:04.

When you know a police station that well,

:25:04.:25:06.

you're obviously doing something a bit wrong in your life.

:25:06.:25:08.

With the prisoners safely locked up,

:25:08.:25:11.

Ian and Shona have got a chance to analyse what happened.

:25:11.:25:15.

It all kind of got a bit excitable.- I thought I'd go from being

:25:15.:25:17.

a traffic officer to a dog handler, why not?

:25:17.:25:21.

Lassoo, using one lead in a minute. I know! Very creative.

:25:21.:25:25.

I was quite impressed with that! That's the footage for you.

:25:25.:25:29.

Well, if you don't make it on traffic, Lucy,

:25:29.:25:31.

you can always go for the dog section, eh?

:25:31.:25:34.

Only now has Ian realised that his police issue mobile's gone missing.

:25:34.:25:39.

that my Blackberry was no longer

:25:39.:25:42.

prior to the incident taking place.

:25:42.:25:47.

I've done a full search of the car, no Blackberry located.

:25:47.:25:52.

Despite having been searched when she arrived at the police station,

:25:52.:25:55.

Ian and Shona have a pretty strong feeling that Joanne took it

:25:55.:25:59.

and where she might have hidden it.

:25:59.:26:02.

And Ian was going, "Where's my Blackberry? Can you ring it for me?"

:26:02.:26:09.

And we rang it three or four times and I said, "Is it on ring?"

:26:09.:26:12.

He went, "No, it's on vibrate."

:26:12.:26:15.

'It wasn't until the next day, during a strip search,

:26:15.:26:17.

'that the Blackberry was located down the front trousers of the offender,

:26:17.:26:22.

and the Blackberry had been in there all night.

:26:22.:26:30.

Back in Stevenage, the shoplifter caught with the brown stuff

:26:30.:26:33.

is also making an appearance at the police station.

:26:33.:26:37.

Sergeant, this afternoon a theft occurred of some items from Co-op

:26:37.:26:41.

in Stevenage. Mothercare. Mothercare, sorry.

:26:41.:26:46.

It was monitored on CCTV. The offender was seen to get into a vehicle.

:26:46.:26:50.

This vehicle was subsequently located b

:26:50.:26:53.

Stevenage, and failed to stop, resulting in a decamp.

:26:53.:26:57.

The man's accomplice has been caught as well.

:26:57.:27:00.

'

:27:00.:27:02.

'He came into the police station and he was interviewed

:27:02.:27:06.

and charged with the offence of failing to stop for police.

:27:06.:27:11.

The final procedure is to document the man's identity.

:27:11.:27:14.

'And then we hand the prisoner over to the case investigation team,

:27:14.:27:18.

'who do all the further investigation work.

:27:18.:27:22.

'They phoned us up and said, "That guy that you nicked with the heroin,

:27:22.:27:26.

"it was actually a dog biscuit."

:27:26.:27:31.

'The reason why he was going out to steal was because the brown,

:27:31.:27:34.

'as he put it, was no good. He wasn't getting a hit out of it.

:27:34.:27:39.

'It could be quite bad for him, I'd have thought. He might be BARKING up the wrong tree.

:27:39.:27:45.

Nightfall, and trouble is brewing.

:27:45.:27:50.

Reports are coming in of a serious disturbance in a block of flats

:27:50.:27:53.

in a residential part of Stevenage,- and a person armed with a blade.

:27:53.:28:00.

PC Chris Payne and his sergeant, Carl McDermott, are on their way.

:28:00.:28:04.

When a job like that comes in, you know that it could turn serious.

:28:04.:28:10.

And it seems it has. An officer has pressed his panic alarm.

:28:10.:28:16.

Our radios are equipped with an emergency button.

:28:16.:28:20.

When that is pressed, it sends an audible alert over everyone's radio who's monitoring that channel.

:28:20.:28:27.

And that audible alert makes your heart stop.

:28:27.:28:29.

It is an awful sound to hear.

:28:30.:28:39.

And you hear someone's in trouble, that's it.

:28:39.:28:42.

You drop everything, you get there.

:28:42.:28:45.

Someone has been stabbed and is being rushed to hospital.

:28:45.:28:48.

The offender is on the loose.

:28:48.:28:53.

RADIO: 'Blue-and-white striped T-shirt, wearing possibly a pair of jeans.

:28:53.:28:56.

'I think he's on foot in the area.'

:28:56.:28:58.

'A local person has been named as being the offender.

:28:58.:29:00.

'That person may still have a knife on them.'

:29:00.:29:03.

Left, left, left, left.

:29:03.:29:06.

Traffic colleagues of Carl and Chris have found someone.

:29:06.:29:09.

'Frosty had detained someone just round the corner and that was

:29:09.:29:12.

'a person who matched the description of the offender we were looking for.

:29:13.:29:18.

But he isn't the knifeman.

:29:18.:29:22.

'As they've turned the corner and seen this male,

:29:22.:29:25.

'they've also seen the shadow of another male

:29:25.:29:27.

'run down the side of a house into gardens and out of their view.'

:29:27.:29:32.

Sierra 671306, I believe someone has already made off where Whisky four was, into a rear garden.

:29:32.:29:38.

The police helicopter, X-ray Alpha 9-9,

:29:38.:29:40.

has been called in to help with the manhunt.

:29:40.:29:42.

9-9 is on route. I just heard something.

:29:43.:29:45.

I don't know if it was that lot down there.

:29:45.:29:48.

More cops, some with dogs, have arrived too.

:29:48.:29:54.

Oh, yeah, you don't like dogs, do you?

:29:54.:29:57.

It's not that I don't like them,

:29:57.:29:59.

I would just prefer to be further away.

:29:59.:30:01.

Chris has good reason to be cautious.

:30:01.:30:04.

He was once a dog's dinner.

:30:04.:30:06.

I've got a lovely scar to show for that day.

:30:06.:30:10.

They hurt, they really hurt, and ever since then,

:30:10.:30:13.

I don't go anywhere near them.

:30:13.:30:15.

I'll take you to as far as we've been down here. We ain't gone that far.

:30:15.:30:19.

The chopper's overhead and already on to something.

:30:19.:30:22.

There's a big white Transit van parked up

:30:23.:30:27.

and near that van is a drain which I believe an object of some sort,

:30:27.:30:31.

possibly a knife, has been dropped down.

:30:31.:30:34.

The dog's picked up the knifeman's scent as he was garden-hopping.

:30:34.:30:38.

'She's successfully followed the scent to here.

:30:38.:30:41.

'The wall's all been broken down. Trying to work it out from here.

:30:41.:30:44.

'I'll give you a flash of the torch.

:30:44.:30:47.

'Yes, we've got you, a visual on thermal.'

:30:47.:30:49.

cuffs off you. Relax, please.

:30:49.:30:53.

The man already captured is being charged with public order offences.

:30:53.:31:03.
:31:03.:31:06.

He was quite a big bloke and he was very, very drunk.

:31:06.:31:08.

At this point he couldn't stand up. He was getting a little bit agitated

:31:09.:31:11.

and a little aggressive with the officers.

:31:11.:31:14.

In case he was a part of what went on as well,

:31:14.:31:16.

the cops have detained another young lad they found near by.

:31:16.:31:19.

I'm going to take your picture, fella, OK? Look forward.

:31:19.:31:23.

What's this for? Stay still.

:31:23.:31:26.

Right, lovely. OK, you can go on your way.

:31:26.:31:29.

'We had no evidence to suggest that he'd been involved in anything

:31:30.:31:32.

'so he was allowed to go on his way.'

:31:32.:31:34.

But Carl has a suspicion he might be connected with the man

:31:34.:31:37.

they're searching for.

:31:37.:31:40.

of the end they made off in.

:31:40.:31:43.

'Maybe if you could keep tabs on him as best you can.

:31:43.:31:46.

'I've got my unmarked vehicle following at a distance.

:31:46.:31:50.

'Yes, we're watching him. As soon as he got past police, he was straight out on the phone,

:31:50.:31:53.

'texting, so we'll keep an eye on him for you.'

:31:53.:31:57.

'I decided I would follow just in the hope that he might lead us somewhere.

:31:57.:32:04.

Catching criminals is what police officers live for

:32:04.:32:07.

but there comes a point in all their careers

:32:07.:32:10.

when it's finally time to hang up the handcuffs.

:32:10.:32:14.

After 30 years' service, Sergeant Tony Richardson,

:32:14.:32:17.

one of Bedfordshire's finest, is retiring tonight.

:32:17.:32:21.

My last ever shift on traffic. Last ever shift in the force.

:32:21.:32:26.

He's seen quite a few changes since he started.

:32:27.:32:30.

I don't think violence in itself has changed

:32:31.:32:33.

but the way that people use that violence has changed.

:32:33.:32:37.

People picking up weapons and using and carrying weapons

:32:37.:32:40.

as a matter of course, seems to be the norm.

:32:40.:32:45.

It's all going to happen tonight.

:32:45.:32:47.

'It was quite emotional. G

:32:47.:32:52.

'Craig, bless him, wanted it to be something that I would remember

:32:52.:32:57.

and, consequently, he made it his goal to get me to every incident

:32:57.:33:03.

that was going, whether it be traffic related or not.

:33:03.:33:08.

First stop, a burglary in Luton

:33:08.:33:10.

and a chance for one last arrest for old time's sake.

:33:10.:33:15.

Just confirm there is a dog coming down, over. T

:33:15.:33:19.

Due to where we are now, you can see the fences,

:33:19.:33:21.

it's so easy to go garden-hopping.

:33:21.:33:24.

'It was a really busy night that night.

:33:24.:33:27.

'I was trying to get Tony round as many jobs as possible,

:33:27.:33:30.

varied jobs, obviously, just to let- him go away with the reminder

:33:30.:33:34.

of what he used to do. Garden hopping isn't easy for everyone.

:33:34.:33:38.

I'm going to do myself an injury!

:33:38.:33:41.

There's no sign of any burglars beating about the bushes,

:33:41.:33:45.

but they could be closer to home.

:33:45.:33:47.

What's happened is, next door, the back of that is the allotments. Y

:33:47.:33:52.

It would appear that they've gone from the allotments

:33:52.:33:55.

over to next door's garden. Yeah. Lots of noise, OK, and then nothing.

:33:55.:34:02.

So it could well be that they're actually in next door.

:34:02.:34:04.

Right, Gary's in there now. He's in- there? Gary's in the garden now.

:34:04.:34:08.

Can we go and actually look? But it's not Tony's lucky night.

:34:08.:34:16.

Someone else has found the suspected burglars. Yeah, it's that one.

:34:16.:34:20.

There's no last hurrah for Tony.

:34:20.:34:24.

The Luton burglars may have been caught

:34:24.:34:26.

but the knifeman in Stevenage seems to have disappeared.

:34:26.:34:34.

'He seems to have turned right on the end of Bridge Road,

:34:34.:34:37.

'on to Lytton Way. I then lost visuals with him under the trees.

:34:37.:34:39.

'I don't know if he's gone towards the subway.'

:34:39.:34:41.

Even the lad allowed to go on his way has vanished.

:34:41.:34:44.

'Confirm, was that the underpass under Lytton Way?'

:34:44.:34:48.

'The problem we have is that it's reported that person has got a knife

:34:48.:34:53.

'and that is someone that we cannot have out on the streets,

:34:53.:34:57.

so we need to find them and we will put all resources

:34:57.:35:01.

into finding that person as quickly as possible.

:35:01.:35:05.

Burglars are also hard at it tonight in Stevenage Town Centre.

:35:05.:35:13.

Jim and Nathan have been called to check on an office building,

:35:13.:35:17.

if they can stay awake.

:35:17.:35:21.

Oh, dear, it's not good, mate, it's not good. I'm yawning already.

:35:21.:35:25.

'Night shifts go one of two ways.

:35:25.:35:27.

'You either have absolutely nothing and you are dying of boredom

:35:27.:35:30.

'and you struggle to stay awake, or you are totally run ragged,

:35:30.:35:36.

especially if it's a full moon, and you don't get a chance to stop.

:35:37.:35:43.

With a full moon tonight, the outlook isn't good.

:35:43.:35:48.

'The first floor window, the ground-floor window is secure.

:35:48.:35:51.

'Apparently they were secure earlier on

:35:51.:35:53.

'and there's been a number of break-ins at this premises.'

:35:53.:35:56.

Intriguingly, the disused building is just the other side of the road

:35:56.:36:00.

from Stevenage's main police station.

:36:00.:36:05.

It doesn't take long for this place to get overgrown.

:36:05.:36:11.

'It was about 15 floors and literally,

:36:11.:36:14.

'it's been stripped top to bottom of all its piping, fixtures, cable.

:36:14.:36:20.

'Offenders who had been there that night had been disturbed.'

:36:20.:36:23.

We knew fairly certainly they would come back.

:36:23.:36:26.

�1 million worth of infrastructure has either been damaged or stolen.

:36:26.:36:29.

check the building as part of their routine checks

:36:29.:36:33.

and found that first floor window open up there, and a kitchen sink's been thrown out.

:36:33.:36:38.

So they phoned us straight away, suspecting that there might be people

:36:38.:36:40.

remove the metal from inside.

:36:40.:36:43.

It's a massive problem that we're dealing with,

:36:43.:36:47.

a massive problem, and thieves are going to extreme lengths.

:36:47.:36:53.

And it's not only in Stevenage.

:36:53.:36:55.

More than 1,000 metal thefts are being reported across Britain

:36:55.:36:58.

every single week.

:36:58.:37:01.

They've ripped all the tiles down,

:37:01.:37:03.

they've even hacked into the concrete.

:37:03.:37:05.

See that corridor, is absolutely...

:37:05.:37:10.

And the whole building's like that.

:37:10.:37:14.

The soaring value of scrap metal has meant that nowhere is safe from the metal thieves.

:37:15.:37:24.

Do you want us to follow you in? Yeah, all right.

:37:24.:37:29.

It would have been a nice, plush office building before.

:37:29.:37:32.

They've even cut out lumps of the supporting structure

:37:32.:37:36.

to get the copper piping.

:37:36.:37:38.

It's all encased in concrete and they've cut it out.

:37:38.:37:41.

Everything of any metal value is gone.

:37:41.:37:44.

Guys, got a door open round this side, as well.

:37:44.:37:47.

It's looking like Jim and Nathan have got there too late -

:37:48.:37:50.

the thieves have slipped away into the night.

:37:50.:37:53.

It's been call after call after call there, from their security,

:37:54.:37:58.

but of course, they only patrol it once in a blue moon.

:37:58.:38:01.

We only know about it when they get there,

:38:01.:38:03.

which is inevitably long after the thieves have gone.

:38:03.:38:07.

It is like a film set out of Day After Tomorrow or 28 Days Later.

:38:07.:38:12.

It's quite spooky.

:38:12.:38:15.

I can't believe they just left it.

:38:15.:38:19.

Saying to the bloke, if they'd have- just left the power on,

:38:19.:38:23.

then nobody would nick any cable, because all...

:38:23.:38:26.

Well, mind you, they still nick live cable, don't they?

:38:26.:38:28.

'We've had two deaths'

:38:28.:38:31.

from people trying to steal high tension cable.

:38:31.:38:36.

Bloody hell, that took a while. It's 12.20.

:38:36.:38:40.

An emergency call has just come in from Baldock,

:38:40.:38:42.

ten miles outside of Stevenage.

:38:42.:38:44.

What's going on there?

:38:44.:38:46.

It's a quiet little town,

:38:47.:38:49.

not somewhere the cops get called to very often.

:38:49.:38:52.

RADIO: You're getting closer to the side of the approach.

:38:52.:38:55.

A 15-year-old girl has been found there who had been reported missing.

:38:55.:38:59.

She'll do a runner, mate, if we go round there.

:38:59.:39:02.

RADIO: and a bright red hoodie.

:39:02.:39:06.

Yeah, and just confirm she is currently reported missing, over?

:39:06.:39:10.

'Yes, she is.' Jim has dealt with the youngster before.

:39:10.:39:13.

I met her at the train station a couple of weeks back

:39:13.:39:15.

when I was off duty, going home.

:39:15.:39:18.

She was rabbiting on like nobody's business. There she is.

:39:18.:39:21.

On a railway platform, going to another town in Hertfordshire,

:39:21.:39:27.

talking to an unknown male about prostitution and drug use.

:39:27.:39:31.

Have a quick word? Oh, my God. What are you up to again?

:39:31.:39:35.

Basically, I'm missing from my kids' home. You are.

:39:35.:39:38.

Yeah, and I'm not going back.

:39:38.:39:41.

They keep getting hold of me and I keep saying I'm safe and everything.

:39:41.:39:43.

You've got to go back.

:39:43.:39:45.

'She is actually at a placement at a Social Services care home'

:39:45.:39:49.

and that's where teenagers are placed - basically,

:39:49.:39:52.

either have been taken out of their own family environment

:39:52.:39:55.

can cope with the child's behaviour,

:39:55.:39:59.

or they're taken there because they're at risk.

:39:59.:40:02.

The home is not allowed to confine the girl

:40:02.:40:05.

and Jim cannot force her to return there.

:40:05.:40:07.

And she knows that.

:40:07.:40:10.

It's 12.30 at night. Well, I'm not going back.

:40:10.:40:12.

You've gone back before. We need to take you back. I'm not going back.

:40:12.:40:15.

Why not? Cos I'm not. Why not? Can you shush?

:40:15.:40:18.

Can you let me speak to her? He's only trying to talk. Let me speak to her. Go and stand over there.

:40:19.:40:23.

What's wrong with the home?

:40:23.:40:25.

I'm not getting along with anyone in that house at the moment.

:40:25.:40:27.

Have you spoken to staff?

:40:27.:40:29.

Yeah, I told the staff and the staff said to me,

:40:29.:40:32.

"As long as you keep in contact and keep phoning

:40:32.:40:34.

"and keep answering your phone, then I'm going to listen to you."

:40:34.:40:37.

I've been answering the phone. That's not going to change tonight.

:40:37.:40:40.

The cops have got one last option.

:40:40.:40:42.

If we think you're at risk, I said you can be placed in protection.

:40:42.:40:45.

What's that? Basically a police protection order. All right?

:40:45.:40:48.

But you can't do that. We can do that.

:40:48.:40:50.

You're 15 years of age, it's 1

:40:50.:40:53.

You can't force me to go back. We can take you

:40:53.:40:56.

and Social Services will place you where they're going to place you.

:40:56.:41:02.

Well, I'll go back to mine, then. BLEEP, I'll text you when I get back, yeah?

:41:02.:41:06.

Oi, make sure you stay out, cos I'm going to text you.

:41:06.:41:08.

The girl has agreed to go back to her care home,

:41:08.:41:10.

but now there's another problem.

:41:10.:41:13.

Her friend might also be on the missing list.

:41:13.:41:15.

Is your name BLEEP? No.

:41:15.:41:18.

Got any ID on you? You got any ID on you? No. My name ain't BLEEP.

:41:18.:41:21.

Why are you laughing?

:41:21.:41:23.

I'm not laughing! When people laugh, it makes me think they're lying.

:41:23.:41:27.

They'll often try and give false details to us because they know they'll be reported missing.

:41:27.:41:33.

What's your name, then? Charmaine. Charmaine what? Charmaine BLEEP.

:41:33.:41:37.

Why can't you look at me? Why can't you look at me?

:41:37.:41:40.

Cos you are BLEEP,aren't you? No, I'm not.

:41:40.:41:43.

We've got a fingerprint ID kit, we can find out your identification.

:41:43.:41:46.

She tried to give us a bluff, but as soon as we got her description,

:41:46.:41:49.

it was obvious it was that person.

:41:49.:41:52.

I'll blatantly run away again, there's no point taking me back.

:41:52.:41:56.

Why are you crowding around me? he's come to give you a lift back.

:41:56.:41:59.

You'll probably run away at some point, but...

:41:59.:42:01.

Well, I'm running away, I'm telling- you now. I know the way back.

:42:01.:42:05.

Both girls are on their way back to the home, but there's still another young girl to deal with,

:42:05.:42:09.

who's with an older boy.

:42:09.:42:12.

What, you're a mate of hers, are you? No.

:42:12.:42:15.

I just met him! They're not missing, but the girl is only 14.

:42:15.:42:18.

Should be tucked up in bed!

:42:18.:42:20.

She'd never met this guy before, he was a lot older than her.

:42:20.:42:24.

She's 14, we're going to be taking her home.

:42:24.:42:27.

She's going back to her parents. 'They're at serious risk.

:42:27.:42:30.

'Out one o'clock in the morning, inebriated, don't know who's about,'

:42:30.:42:35.

could easily be lured into a situation where they're at risk.

:42:35.:42:39.

I'm not trying to scare you, what I'm trying to say is that it's probably a bit...

:42:39.:42:43.

Dangerous environment for a 14-year-old to be out walking the streets this time of night.

:42:43.:42:47.

She needs to be at home and that's where we took her to.

:42:47.:42:50.

Place of safety.

:42:50.:42:52.

Er, probably not.

:42:52.:42:55.

Hello, it's police.

:42:55.:43:00.

And before you ask, I ain't done nothing wrong! Hello.

:43:00.:43:04.

PC Norton from Herts Police. Yes, hello.

:43:04.:43:08.

BLEEP has been hanging out with some of her friends.

:43:08.:43:12.

Ten to one in the morning. Yes.

:43:12.:43:15.

It's not really an appropriate place for a 14-year-old to be. No, it's not.

:43:15.:43:18.

However worldly wise she thinks she might be, obviously she's not.

:43:18.:43:22.

She's not supposed to be in the streets at that time of night.

:43:22.:43:25.

The wool's been pulled over Mum's eyes and she's not where she should be.

:43:25.:43:28.

Were you unaware of the fact she was out or...?

:43:28.:43:32.

Well, I knew she was with her friend BLEEP,

:43:32.:43:34.

but I didn't realise they were actually out on the street. Yeah. Unfortunately, that's the problem.

:43:34.:43:39.

So as long as you know, Mum, the f

:43:39.:43:42.

Just bear in mind what we said to you tonight, OK? Yes.

:43:42.:43:48.

OK, all right, take care. Thanks. Bye.

:43:48.:43:55.

As safe as a little town like Baldock might be,

:43:55.:43:58.

you never know who's travelling through

:43:58.:44:01.

and there's always the dangers there of people willing to take advantage of young people.

:44:01.:44:06.

Especially young girls.

:44:06.:44:10.

Back in Stevenage, there's still no sign of the man with the knife,

:44:10.:44:13.

so the search is going to be called off.

:44:13.:44:18.

But before the helicopter can leave for home,

:44:18.:44:20.

the crew have all of a sudden spotted something else.

:44:20.:44:25.

A gang of youths tearing down shop signs.

:44:25.:44:29.

RADIO: The man on Dowling's just ripped letters off a shop front.

:44:30.:44:35.

Now trying to jump up the wall of Coral's.

:44:35.:44:41.

Received, he's on the high street, is he? Yes, yes.

:44:41.:44:46.

Sierra six, we're about 30 seconds away from that.

:44:46.:44:51.

Vandalism is not something the police helicopter usually gets involved with,

:44:51.:44:56.

but the cops can't ignore what's just happened.

:44:56.:44:58.

'We are looking for someone who we consider to be very dangerous.'

:44:59.:45:03.

with is a group of lads

:45:03.:45:08.

who have been out on the town who decide they're going to be...

:45:08.:45:14.

idiotic.

:45:14.:45:17.

Thanks to the chopper, the lad is easy to identify.

:45:17.:45:21.

'99, it's the one next to the police officer on your left.

:45:21.:45:27.

'Tango three whisky four. X-ray.'

:45:27.:45:31.

Chap, can I have a word with you over here? Me?Yeah, you.

:45:31.:45:34.

And everything he's done has been caught on camera.

:45:34.:45:39.

Right, OK, what have you done at Coral's? Coral's?Yeah, bookmakers.

:45:39.:45:44.

Nothing much. I've done nothing at Coral's.

:45:44.:45:47.

Right, you got any ID on you? Yeah, man.

:45:47.:45:50.

'I've asked him outright,'

:45:50.:45:54.

"What have you done?" He tries to get out of it and you'll find that with people,

:45:54.:45:57.

they will try and lie and think, "I can get away with this. I can have one over here."

:45:57.:46:01.

What you done to your hand? I don't know, I fell over.

:46:01.:46:03.

Been climbing a wall? Probably.

:46:04.:46:07.

'What he failed to realise was that loud, droning noise that he heard

:46:07.:46:12.

'was actually a police helicopter.

:46:12.:46:14.

'They're not quiet. They're not designed for stealth.'

:46:14.:46:19.

T

:46:19.:46:23.

Just confirm it's the one I've got with me now. Holding my hand up.

:46:23.:46:29.

RADIO: Yeah, the one that you're talking to now, got it on video,

:46:29.:46:33.

been pulling off letters off the front of a shop...

:46:33.:46:41.

Come with me, chap.

:46:41.:46:46.

Yes, all received, thank you.

:46:46.:46:48.

Why on earth they thought it would be a great idea to damage a shop front

:46:48.:46:51.

is up is beyond me.

:46:51.:46:57.

What's going on, fella, is that off the front of Coral's. Coral's?

:46:57.:47:02.

Yeah. Bookmaker's.

:47:02.:47:05.

Strangely, though, there's no apparent damage to Coral's.

:47:05.:47:08.

Nine, nine, zero six. Yeah, go ahead.

:47:08.:47:12.

If you go back to the other side of the junction, Basil Road, you've got a large green hedge.

:47:12.:47:18.

The letter he ripped off the building was thrown into that

:47:18.:47:21.

and then just at the bottom of that- hedge on the footpath

:47:21.:47:24.

should be a wet area where the glass was thrown on the floor.

:47:24.:47:30.

Yes, all received. Um, whereabouts on the shop front did he do it?

:47:30.:47:36.

They were able to tell us exactly where these letters were.

:47:36.:47:40.

But something still doesn't quite add up for Chris.

:47:41.:47:43.

Run me through what you've done again, to the front.

:47:43.:47:47.

All right, I run up the wall and then, just messing around, we're just walking home, you know...

:47:47.:47:51.

What wall, what wall? The side of Coral's. Just messing around.

:47:51.:47:56.

That wall there, the glass wall.

:47:56.:47:59.

That was clever, weren't it? I know, it's stupid, stupid.

:47:59.:48:02.

You know, we're not... Leaving aside the criminal damage for a second...

:48:02.:48:06.

There's no criminal damage. No, no, leaving that aside, if that window breaks,

:48:06.:48:09.

you go straight through it, OK?

:48:09.:48:12.

A shard of glass falls down, it takes you out. OK, yes.

:48:12.:48:16.

I know you've had a few sherbets, yeah, and then you suddenly think you're Superman or something,

:48:16.:48:21.

all right, but that's just insane.

:48:21.:48:26.

Chris has found some evidence.

:48:26.:48:28.

It's a D, or maybe a B, but it doesn't seem to be from Coral's.

:48:28.:48:32.

Tell me where you got this from. No idea, I don't know.

:48:32.:48:36.

Honestly, mate, I just want to go home.

:48:36.:48:39.

Chris is going to apply the letter of the law.

:48:39.:48:43.

This point in time, you're under arrest on suspicion of criminal damage, OK?

:48:43.:48:46.

You don't have to say anything. It may harm your defence if you don't mention when questioned

:48:46.:48:50.

something you rely on in court. Anything you say may be given in evidence.

:48:50.:48:53.

If you're not straight with me, I'll take you in until I find out where all these have come from.

:48:53.:48:57.

They're up in the sky, I knew it was him.

:48:58.:49:00.

I'd identified him, they'd p

:49:00.:49:05.

He knows they've seen him,

:49:05.:49:08.

'because he can hear what the helicopter's telling me.'

:49:08.:49:11.

Literally, cos I know where all the letters are.

:49:11.:49:13.

There is a small chance of redeeming the situation.

:49:13.:49:16.

I

:49:16.:49:20.

What? We'll see how it goes. You got the rest of the letters?

:49:20.:49:25.

There's another one back there. If I can find them all,

:49:25.:49:27.

then, we'll deal with it that way.

:49:27.:49:30.

But we'll go and have a little walk down there. OK.

:49:30.:49:34.

Right then, my friend... I can find them all.

:49:34.:49:37.

Find the letters! Find the letters!- Find the letters.

:49:37.:49:41.

Find the letters! Find them.

:49:41.:49:44.

You tell them to find them. We know where they are, mate.

:49:44.:49:47.

Right. Look, I apologise...

:49:47.:49:49.

Your friends are going to go on a little expedition now.

:49:49.:49:52.

If they find them all, does that mean I can go?

:49:52.:49:55.

Find them all, and then we'll see how we go. AND if they fit back on there.

:49:55.:49:59.

'I was trying to find another way to deal with it

:49:59.:50:01.

'purely because there was still'

:50:01.:50:03.

a male out there who potentially had a knife on him.

:50:03.:50:07.

Whilst the boys hunt for the missing letters,

:50:07.:50:09.

Jim and Nathan have turned their attention

:50:09.:50:11.

back to searching for the office building metal thieves.

:50:11.:50:15.

There's a couple of people in that doorway.

:50:15.:50:17.

Anyone around at this time of night- will be checked out.

:50:17.:50:23.

Yep, running.

:50:23.:50:24.

'I saw two shadows dart into an alleyway,

:50:25.:50:28.

'

:50:28.:50:31.

maybe an attempted burglary or burglary in progress.

:50:31.:50:36.

It's not burglars after all.

:50:36.:50:38.

It's the girls who were returned to the care home.

:50:38.:50:41.

'It was all a big joke to them.'

:50:42.:50:44.

I thought, it's going to be a long night. Here we go again.

:50:44.:50:46.

Listen, listen. I am sick and tired of chasing after you two.

:50:46.:50:51.

We are absolutely run off our feet tonight.

:50:51.:50:54.

We thought for a second there was s

:50:54.:50:58.

which there is tonight? What?What? Are they breaking into a building?

:50:58.:51:02.

Yeah, there are people breaking into buildings.

:51:02.:51:04.

There's crimes being committed.

:51:04.:51:10.

They're not going to break into a country property... Yeah!

:51:10.:51:14.

Right, if you don't stop swearing, you'll get yourself arrested, all right?

:51:14.:51:16.

You do know we'll just go again. I'll never swear in my life again.

:51:16.:51:18.

I've done what I need to do by getting you back home

:51:18.:51:21.

cos when you end up in a ditch somewhere...

:51:21.:51:23.

You're not getting us home! No, no, no!

:51:23.:51:25.

When something really bad happens to you,

:51:25.:51:28.

there are people out there, right, that you won't even know about.

:51:28.:51:30.

They'll just find you, OK cos they'll pick on you

:51:30.:51:33.

because you're two girls. It's happened to me before! Right, OK.

:51:33.:51:36.

Why go round saying we'll end up in a ditch? I'm trying- to prevent that from happening.

:51:36.:51:38.

Nothing BLEEPscares me. That's what we're trying to prevent.

:51:39.:51:41.

Nothing scares me any more.

:51:41.:51:43.

They were drunk, but that was frustrating me even more,

:51:43.:51:46.

because at their age, they should not be drunk.

:51:46.:51:50.

GIRLS LAUGH

:51:50.:51:53.

Right, as I say, we're really busy tonight... Let's go home!

:51:53.:51:56.

Oh, dear, you're a joker!

:51:56.:52:01.

I don't know if you've noticed... These are the safe police officers!

:52:01.:52:04.

..but none of us are laughing. I don't care!

:52:04.:52:07.

Put a smile on your face!

:52:07.:52:10.

it's very apparent you are children.

:52:10.:52:13.

So let's get you back to the home. Come on. Put a smile on your face!

:52:13.:52:16.

It's very frustrating. You think,

:52:16.:52:18.

here I am again, I'm needed elsewhere and I'm dealing with this.

:52:18.:52:21.

THEY LAUGH

:52:21.:52:24.

'And you know in your heart of hearts

:52:24.:52:27.

'that they are going to probably run away again,

:52:27.:52:29.

'but you've got to worry about that risk to that child'

:52:29.:52:32.

and you've got to try and convince them and explain to them the risks

:52:32.:52:35.

and get them back. Every time they go missing, you'll have to deal with it.

:52:35.:52:39.

Just pointless, because we'll put her in, she'll go upstairs and...

:52:39.:52:42.

Can't you handcuff her in her room or something?

:52:42.:52:45.

I thought someone was breaking into the shop.

:52:45.:52:47.

I didn't even notice it was a bright red and bright yellow hoodie.

:52:47.:52:50.

Cheers, guys.

:52:50.:52:52.

If it's not troublesome girls wasting busy police's time,

:52:52.:52:55.

then it's troublemaking boys tying them up.

:52:55.:52:59.

I wasted your time.

:52:59.:53:01.

Now three officers are written off because we have to deal with you.

:53:01.:53:04.

PHONE RINGS

:53:04.:53:06.

Hello? I've been arrested, Mum.

:53:06.:53:09.

Our decision-making isn't great when we've had a few,

:53:09.:53:11.

but I think the majority of people in this country

:53:11.:53:13.

would be able to walk down a high street without doing what they did.

:53:13.:53:17.

The rest of the missing letters have been recovered

:53:17.:53:19.

and what they spell is the clue to where they're from.

:53:19.:53:23.

He said, if we find the letters, they can go tonight with us.

:53:23.:53:27.

It's the first time I've been arrested. Know what I mean?

:53:27.:53:29.

'He was a nice lad. He'd never been in trouble with us before.'

:53:29.:53:31.

Too many sherbets and he's being a silly boy.

:53:32.:53:36.

It just shows you what drinking, or drinking to excess does.

:53:36.:53:41.

Even the nicest of people do silly things.

:53:41.:53:43.

The holder in the wall has come out with it.

:53:43.:53:46.

It's the same, that one as well. Unfortunately for the young man,

:53:46.:53:49.

it's apparent that the shop sign isn't going to be repairable.

:53:49.:53:52.

So that's damaged.

:53:52.:53:55.

Now he's really in the doghouse.

:53:55.:53:59.

The mystery of where the letters came from has been solved.

:53:59.:54:03.

The word on the street is it's not Corals after all,

:54:03.:54:06.

but another well-known bookies - Ladbrokes.

:54:06.:54:10.

Pardon?

:54:10.:54:12.

Yeah, that was quite amusing.

:54:12.:54:16.

Quite apt, but in the same vein, it's some drunken antics that...

:54:16.:54:23.

really someone who should know a bit better.

:54:23.:54:26.

We can all say that we've been there and done silly things

:54:26.:54:29.

at some point in life. Just unfortunate for him

:54:29.:54:32.

he was silly enough to do it with a helicopter above him.

:54:32.:54:34.

Yeah, we're en route to custard. If you could "um" them for me.

:54:34.:54:37.

'In the great scheme of things, you're dealing with'

:54:37.:54:40.

a minor criminal damage, when really,

:54:40.:54:42.

we're there to be looking for someone who's committed a stabbing.

:54:42.:54:49.

It's almost the end of a very long night for the traffic cops

:54:49.:54:54.

and just time for a cuppa before the end of Tony's last ever shift.

:54:54.:54:58.

Ah! Last time we ended up in here, we bloody nicked someone, didn't we?

:54:58.:55:01.

Yes.

:55:01.:55:02.

'We were just nipping into the petrol station for a cup of coffee.'

:55:02.:55:10.

RADIO: 'Youths present on the track on stuck on the track.'

:55:10.:55:13.

Where? Over there.

:55:13.:55:15.

'A job at Grange Avenue near to Leagrave Railway Station.

:55:15.:55:17.

'BTP have called us.

:55:18.:55:20.

'Off CCTV, they can see two youths trespassing on the tracks.'

:55:20.:55:26.

'Can't see what colour they are, IC codes,

:55:26.:55:29.

'but they're both wearing white tops.

:55:29.:55:31.

'They were throwing rubbish on the track earlier.

:55:31.:55:34.

'There's a train due to arrive at 3.20.'

:55:34.:55:38.

Yeah, we're there now.

:55:38.:55:41.

Should be able to see if there's...- if they've got it on CCTV.

:55:41.:55:46.

We were given the description...

:55:46.:55:48.

Who's actually looking at the CCTV?

:55:48.:55:50.

'..and the only two people on the platform

:55:50.:55:53.

'were these two people that met the description.' Yeah, copy.

:55:53.:55:57.

Yeah, we've got them on platform two and three.

:55:57.:55:59.

Yeah, we've got them in sight now. Platform two.

:55:59.:56:02.

One of the reports was,

:56:02.:56:03.

they may have been putting stuff on the railway track itself.

:56:03.:56:07.

Right, what you been up to? Nothing much, mate.

:56:07.:56:09.

If you've got one more unit that can just hang fire in the area,

:56:09.:56:11.

er, they're a bit volatile, just in case we need them.

:56:12.:56:18.

Look, get back. You're trespassing the railway, mate,

:56:18.:56:25.

Am I drunk? Quite clearly you are.

:56:25.:56:28.

You know what I'm saying? You actually are.

:56:28.:56:29.

They clearly wanted to fight.

:56:29.:56:31.

Don't get in my face, else I'll get in your face.

:56:32.:56:33.

I'm not in your face, mate. Move back.

:56:33.:56:36.

They're not here to catch a train

:56:36.:56:38.

so Craig and Tony are going to move them on.

:56:38.:56:40.

You become fluent in...in yobbish, after a little while.

:56:41.:56:45.

Yo, policeman, you think you're special or something?

:56:46.:56:48.

Do you think you're special? Cos you got bullied at school, mate?

:56:48.:56:51.

Yeah, absolutely. Exactly. Look at them. He ain't got no missus.

:56:51.:56:55.

He's probably bum chums with him.

:56:55.:56:58.

Used to find it a little bit infuriating

:56:58.:57:00.

but now it's just very funny - d

:57:00.:57:03.

THEN it becomes infuriating.

:57:03.:57:08.

You're really hard, ain't you?

:57:08.:57:10.

Hey, I'm harder than you, mate, simple as that. Oh, go home.

:57:10.:57:12.

No, you go home, mate. Your mum's going to be waiting for you.

:57:12.:57:19.

I've had enough now, go. I've not got a mum! No! Just go.

:57:19.:57:21.

My mum died, mate. Put your arms down and go.

:57:21.:57:24.

My mum died, what you trying to say?

:57:24.:57:27.

They were two kids, drunk, absolutely silly,

:57:27.:57:29.

been in trouble with us numerous times.

:57:29.:57:31.

I've not got a mum. Go home. Not since six years... Six years!

:57:31.:57:34.

Go home, stop waving your arms.

:57:34.:57:37.

I've not had enough! I've not had a mum, like you.

:57:37.:57:41.

We're off that subject, and stop swearing at me.

:57:41.:57:44.

You telling me about my mum? Go home. My mum's dead.

:57:44.:57:47.

Are you going to go home, yes or no? My mum died of cancer.

:57:47.:57:50.

OK, I apologise for that but now go home, all right?

:57:50.:57:56.

Go home and go quick.

:57:56.:57:59.

You could see everything he was doing was trying to wind me and Tone up.

:57:59.:58:01.

I want to know his number. Wind your neck in and go home.

:58:01.:58:03.

It's beginning to look as if Tony IS going to get that last arrest

:58:03.:58:07.

not that he really wants it any more.

:58:07.:58:09.

I don't care! I want to know what his number is. Go home!

:58:09.:58:12.

Excuse me! I have a right to know his number.

:58:12.:58:15.

He told me to suck my mum, and my mum's dead, so what's his number?

:58:15.:58:18.

What are you laughing for? I didn't say that, buddy.

:58:18.:58:20.

Go home. You did say that. I was there, I heard it. Go home...

:58:20.:58:24.

A normal night, those two would've been in the cells.

:58:24.:58:26.

But this isn't a normal night for Tony.

:58:26.:58:29.

You are that far away from being locked up for the night, all right?

:58:29.:58:32.

Do yourselves a favour, stop being silly and go home.

:58:32.:58:35.

What's your number? This is your last warning.

:58:35.:58:37.

You talked to me about my mother! My mother's dead.

:58:37.:58:40.

We were probably a little bit too, um, lenient with them.

:58:40.:58:45.

Go away. What's his number?

:58:45.:58:47.

Because I have had just about enough of you.

:58:47.:58:50.

Go away. I want his number, that's all I want.

:58:50.:58:53.

Go away. Why's he not getting done instead of me?

:58:53.:58:57.

I'll put my hands up to that one.

:58:57.:59:02.

My last night. I think we dealt with it quite well.

:59:02.:59:07.

In Stevenage, the Ladbrokes lad is about to be dealt with at the nick.

:59:07.:59:12.

Sit there.

:59:12.:59:14.

Edward, is it? How do you prefer to be called? Edward, Eddie? Ed?

:59:14.:59:17.

I don't mind. Whatever.

:59:17.:59:20.

You won't be in here longer than a day.

:59:20.:59:22.

I can pretty much 100% assure you that

:59:22.:59:25.

unless we take your fingerprints and it comes back

:59:25.:59:27.

that you're some kind of big criminal type... I'm not.

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..who we've been looking for for years, you ain't staying here.

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The worst thing I've done is got a speeding ticket, ever.

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Y

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We'll then fingerprint, photograph and take your DNA, all right?

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All for a drunken prank. That's the thing, OK? Idiot!Yes.

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'Cos he was drunk, he couldn't be dealt with at that time.

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'He stayed in custody overnight, was interviewed next morning'

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A pleasant summer's afternoon in Luton turns ugly when a woman is arrested by the traffic cops for unleashing her Staffordshire bull terriers on a man in the town centre, leaving him lying in a pool of blood. Plus a helicopter search for a reported knifeman leads to the discovery of a bookmaker's shop being attacked by some late night revellers.


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