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A couple of weeks ago the local police were having a blitz on motorists.I got pulled over by a motorbike cop.because I have trade insurance my car didnt appear on the insurance database. I will admit that I was slight;ly tetchy because I wanted to get to the bank.Well he checked it out and found that I was insured but then called another motor bike cop and said he wanted ton search myself,my two passengers and the car.

Because one passenger was female they called two WPC's.So now there were four.Then two more turned up in an unmarked Renault and finally No7 in a van. They couldn't find anything and when I asked what they were looking for number 1 said simply "Stolen property". Now it turned bizarre.Having found nothing number 1 declared that he wanted a dog to search my car.By this time I was getting fed up and asked him if it was a particularly clever dog that knew stolen property from non stolen.

So then I said that as he had searched the three of us he must either arrest us or let us go.He said we were not under arrest.I took the keys from the car and put them in his hand and said "There,take as long as you want with the search,I'm going". General panic ensued with one of them saying "But you can't what about the car"So I said that when they had finished to leave the keys in the ignition and I would come and collect it later.He turned to his mate and said "What do I do,I've never had anyone do this before". So they decided that I could go.

I have put in a complaint that they were deliberately wasting my time (and eight of theirs including the dog man)An officer called me last night and said that it was a misunderstanding.According to him the officer didn't realise that once his mates had rifled through my car the scent was destroyed.So I said to him "Are you seriously telling me that if I had a block of cannabis hidden under the carpet your gormless mutt wouldn't have smelt it?" Long silence. I have made a complaint to the IPCC.

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"What do I do,I've never had anyone do this before". So they decided that I could go.

I have put in a complaint that they were deliberately wasting my time (and eight of theirs including the dog man)An officer called me last night and said that it was a misunderstanding.According to him the officer didn't realise that once his mates had rifled through my car the scent was destroyed.So I said to him "Are you seriously telling me that if I had a block of cannabis hidden under the carpet your gormless mutt wouldn't have smelt it?" Long silence. I have made a complaint to the IPCC.

They are used to people not responding and being docile, that is why he panicked....

So shall we expect to find your rotted and bloated corpse in the broads over the next week?

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They are used to people not responding and being docile, that is why he panicked....

So shall we expect to find your rotted and bloated corpse in the broads over the next week?

To give them their due they have been very concerned and polite.Most unlike them.I am reading this as them being on a sticky wicket with this and I am asking for compensation for wasting my time.After all I could be jailed for wasting theirs, Goose,Gander etc.

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To give them their due they have been very concerned and polite.Most unlike them.I am reading this as them being on a sticky wicket with this and I am asking for compensation for wasting my time.After all I could be jailed for wasting theirs, Goose,Gander etc.

Odd that they were specific about what they were looking for, rather than fishing for stolen goods and controlled substances and dodgy videos, and anything and everything else.

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I've had this a couple of times with my insurance cover - I've got a certificate from the business fleet policy that says 'can drive any vehicle and anyone instructed by the policyholder to drive a vehicle' - which is obviously pretty all encompassing and problems arise when the vehicle's not on the database and I get pulled over by ANPR.

The Police generally, really don't know the rules and have been OK most times but ar5ey on two occasions. One was when they were doing a massive operation with ANPR and were keeping me waiting around endlessly.

I eventually rang my solicitors and got someone there to speak to the Police and give me a de facto version of my rights. I also, public spiritedly, started to allow other stopped motorists to avail themselves of impromptu legal advice at which point they decided I could go without continuing to wait in the line for the vehicle to be searched. Lots of headless chicken behaviour with no-one seemingly in charge or knowing what they could or couldn't do.

The Police do seem to be unable to get their heads round that vehicles not on the MID database are not necessarily breaking any laws.

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To give them their due they have been very concerned and polite.Most unlike them.I am reading this as them being on a sticky wicket with this and I am asking for compensation for wasting my time.After all I could be jailed for wasting theirs, Goose,Gander etc.

Might be worth alluding to the whole thing being the sort of story the Daily Mail Likes.

Often if you're ar5ey with them, when you're stopped, they'll look for some other silly thing to do you with. If they find a pen-knife on you, or in the car, you'll end up in front of the magistrates on an offensive weapon in public rap.

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They are used to people not responding and being docile, that is why he panicked....

So shall we expect to find your rotted and bloated corpse in the broads over the next week?

That'll be another 'suicide', then.B) Whatever happened to innocent before being proved guilty?

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I've had this a couple of times with my insurance cover - I've got a certificate from the business fleet policy that says 'can drive any vehicle and anyone instructed by the policyholder to drive a vehicle' - which is obviously pretty all encompassing and problems arise when the vehicle's not on the database and I get pulled over by ANPR.

The Police generally, really don't know the rules and have been OK most times but ar5ey on two occasions. One was when they were doing a massive operation with ANPR and were keeping me waiting around endlessly.

I eventually rang my solicitors and got someone there to speak to the Police and give me a de facto version of my rights. I also, public spiritedly, started to allow other stopped motorists to avail themselves of impromptu legal advice at which point they decided I could go without continuing to wait in the line for the vehicle to be searched. Lots of headless chicken behaviour with no-one seemingly in charge or knowing what they could or couldn't do.

The Police do seem to be unable to get their heads round that vehicles not on the MID database are not necessarily breaking any laws.

Is it my imagination, or have the Police stopped recruiting people with IQs of more than an over-boiled cabbage?

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Is it my imagination, or have the Police stopped recruiting people with IQs of more than an over-boiled cabbage?

I'm not sure thatthey ever did.Mind you,if they looked like Bossy I would most likely hold out my wrists for the cuffs.

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Is it my imagination, or have the Police stopped recruiting people with IQs of more than an over-boiled cabbage?

I fear this may be the case. I had an "encounter" with them after a burglary.

- I gave them photos (soft and hard copy) of items that were nicked - when I found the items on eBay, they faxed the photos to the relevant force, unsurprisingly they were useless.

- The woman taking evidence (7 pages of notes) didn't know what eBay was, had no idea how to use it - bit odd for a stolen goods specialist.

- Saved the best till last. The called me up and said "can you resend the email with the links to the photoes in it", OK, I said, did you lose the old one. No they said, we've used the download links in the original mail and we need new ones. WTF I said, you can click flikr links twice you know. Really? they said.

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I fear this may be the case. I had an "encounter" with them after a burglary.

- I gave them photos (soft and hard copy) of items that were nicked - when I found the items on eBay, they faxed the photos to the relevant force, unsurprisingly they were useless.

- The woman taking evidence (7 pages of notes) didn't know what eBay was, had no idea how to use it - bit odd for a stolen goods specialist.

- Saved the best till last. The called me up and said "can you resend the email with the links to the photoes in it", OK, I said, did you lose the old one. No they said, we've used the download links in the original mail and we need new ones. WTF I said, you can click flikr links twice you know. Really? they said.

:lol: I have to say I have come across a fair amount of people who don't think they can use the same link twice.

A friend of mine uploaded the same file twenty times to go to twenty different people... bless her.

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I was getting fed up and asked him if it was a particularly clever dog that knew stolen property from non stolen.

:lol::lol::lol:, Surprised they didn't get the rubber gloves out for that one.

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:lol::lol::lol:, Surprised they didn't get the rubber gloves out for that one.

Oh they did,we were all searched.They are not allowed to body search though,just turn out your pockets and take off your shoes.Fortunately I am quite au fait with legal matters as I sue people as a hobby.I am thinking of writing a book : Sueing for Profit and Pleasure.

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Oh they did,we were all searched.They are not allowed to body search though,just turn out your pockets and take off your shoes.Fortunately I am quite au fait with legal matters as I sue people as a hobby.I am thinking of writing a book : Sueing for Profit and Pleasure.

I got pulled a couple of months ago, some drink driving awareness boiiox. Multiple Plod stood in the middle of the road directed me into a lay-by where plod2 was waiting with his arm out, so I drove another 150yds down the lay-by to pull in behind a few other cars, sparked up a fag and waited while Plod2 waddled down the lay-by. Not a happy plod..'when i put my arm up i expect you to stop there and then', 'err..I don't exactly do this on a daily basis so excuse me if I'm not fully up to speed on you protocols' :) Plod2 resorts to the usual checks then as I'm leaving he remembers to throw a couple of anti drink driving leaflets at me.

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If they are searching for stolen property they must have a good reason to. I would want to know that reason and you should have been given a form with said reason on it. Subsequently bringing the drugs dog out means they are now searching for drugs. I would want to know the reason for this also. In my force a drugs dog will not come out unless the officers have first done a physical search for drugs and found nothing. All this disturbing the scent nonsense is rubbish in relation to drugs in a vehicle.

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If they are searching for stolen property they must have a good reason to. I would want to know that reason and you should have been given a form with said reason on it. Subsequently bringing the drugs dog out means they are now searching for drugs. I would want to know the reason for this also. In my force a drugs dog will not come out unless the officers have first done a physical search for drugs and found nothing. All this disturbing the scent nonsense is rubbish in relation to drugs in a vehicle.

Well that wa exactly my reaction to it and I accused him (the one who called to butter me up) to of trying to kid me.He went quiet then.These cops,especially the one who did the original stop,were taking the p. I probably seemed like the laid back kind of guy who would put up with.Well I was up to a point but once they passed that point I can get quite vindictive.I fully intend to sue for the loss of my time and two paid employees.

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