Around two weeks ago many police bloggers reported a story of a single-crewed officer getting beaten unconscious during a stop check in Kent. A photo of the female officer concerned was published on many blogs. Inspector Gadget received some 200 messages of sympathy for the officer. The story was used as evidence that single-crewing is an inherently dangerous practice.
Several police bloggers encouraged others to post the same photo on their blogs. I chose not to, despite a direct request to do so from one or two bloggers.
Last week the story of the attack on the officer disappeared from the Kent Police website. It seems some wool may have been pulled over some eyes.