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August 12th, 2012

More bad news for the Olympic haters

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

News today that police made 242 arrests during the Olympic games.

Considering that 139 of them were for ticket touting, I don’t think that’s a bad figure considering the size of the thing and the amount of people involved. 245 people were arrested during the 2011 Notting Hill Carnival and that was just over two days.

As mentioned previously, my personal experience within the control room is that the local populace hasn’t taken advantage of the fact that we’re policing the Olympics, along with all the other forces, and have less cops on the streets than normal, since we’ve been comparatively quiet in the last two weeks compared to  more  normal times.