Archive for October 10th, 2007

October 10th, 2007

Operation Street-Safe

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

Wiltshire Police are doing their part to rid the streets of the UK of dangerous armed criminals.

According to the This is Wiltshire website, eight-year-old Samuel England was roaming the streets with a Kalashnikov AK-47 ((sorry, typing error, it was a toy plastic gun from the local Woolies)) when an unarmed officer confronted the child. Rather than calling in armed support & the helicopter and taking down the boy in an armed arrest, the officer told his father to break the gun in two so it could no longer be used in any further armed incidents in the county.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said, "Wiltshire Police are proud of the work we undertake to rid the county of illegal weapons. Anyone tempted to purchase a replica weapon can expect the full force of the law upon their shoulders in very short shrift. Fortunately, in this case, the weapon was found to be a toy. Whilst officers were, on that occasion, able to tell the difference between a Hechler & Koch MP-5 sub-machine gun and a plastic Batman Starshooter Multiwep, we have some way to go on telling the difference between an armed robber and an 8-year-old child." ((Sorry, another typo, Wiltshire Police didn’t say that, I made it up))

Have you seen this dangerous armed criminal?