Scrotes about!


Enjoying a drop of red.
Gonna be a lot of crimes committed while the fuzz is distracted with the royal family proceedings.
Don't there's much extra for Staffs plod to do because of the royal stuff. Besides, they're as useful as a chocolate fireguard at the best of times...


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Same with our match next weekend. But then we were due to be at Chelsea, so fair dos, I suppose.
I can kind of understand the Liverpool game being cancelled but Brentford v Arsenal is currently still going ahead.

Why couldn't they do the funeral midweek and let the sporting events go ahead as Queenie would probably have wanted?


Enjoying a drop of red.
I can kind of understand the Liverpool game being cancelled but Brentford v Arsenal is currently still going ahead.

Why couldn't they do the funeral midweek and let the sporting events go ahead as Queenie would probably have wanted?
I can't imagine the Brentford match will go ahead.


Enjoying a drop of red.
Yeah but police do sometimes get seconded to other forces?
Who could possibly want our useless lot? And if they want them they can keep them. We could do with a new, properly vetted for common sense and a desire to serve the public lot, particularly when it comes to management ranks.


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Due to years of cuts and cutting the police force up and down the country you mean?

Taking Police numbers back to 2001 levels, I hardly remember people complaining about Police numbers back then. If anything I remember reading the press in the Blair years after 9/11 and people complaining it was becoming a Police state.


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Stafford Borough Police

There have been a number of cars broken into overnight (14th-15th Feb) in the Brocton area of Stafford. Offenders have entered insecure vehicles and broken into others using force and stolen items from within. This occurred between 0200 and 0400 hours on 15th February. If you live in the area please check any CCTV or Ring doorbells for any suspicious persons in the area. If you have any information regarding these crimes please contact 101 ref 154 of 15th.


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From Facebook...

"Multiple acts of vandalism carried out last night in LimeTree Avenue, Tillington Street, Marsh Street, Marsh Crescent and Lovatt Street.
Cars, windows and properties have been spray painted with a tag."


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The Cops said:-

"We have seized a gel gun and issued a boy with a community resolution notice following a recent incident in Stafford.
A number of forces across the UK have been experiencing an increase in these incidents recently – with local reports involving people using the guns to cause intentional fear and alarm within the community.
Most recently, at 8am yesterday (17 July), we were called to Chell Road after a group of people were shot at by a group of youths in a moving car.
Fortunately the pellets did not harm the group, but concerns were raised and we sent local officers to track down those responsible.
A short time later, we found the suspect car and spoke with three people inside. One of the boys, a 17-year-old from Stafford, admitted to firing the gel gun and surrendered it to officers.
He was then issued with a community resolution notice and spoken to firmly about his behaviour.
This comes following a spate of incidents across Staffordshire recently, with more than 40 gel gun reports coming in so far this year.
We would like to reiterate that these toy guns are a significant cause of concern for us. They are being used to intentionally cause panic and alarm within local communities and can easily be mistaken as real firearms.
Concerned residents often report these guns to us inaccurately, resulting in firearms officers being sent to places they don’t need to be and potentially putting those in real life emergencies at risk.
These gel guns, which are typically sold as toys, are also capable of causing serious injury if they hit someone in their face.
Although no serious injuries have been reported in Staffordshire, officers across all ten of our local policing teams are taking action to find those responsible and put a stop to their offending.
Chief Inspector Giles Parsons, of the Stafford Borough local policing team, said: “Our stance on these gel guns remains the same across the entire county – we won’t tolerate them and we will continue to target those responsible.
“Whilst the decision was made on this occasion to issue the boy with a community resolution, those who are using these toy guns in an anti-social manner are likely to face arrest if they are caught.
“I’d encourage parents and guardians to check that their children do not own one of these toy guns and speak to them around the implications of using them to engage in anti-social behaviour.
“Engaging in this trend is going to concern residents, drain police resources and potentially land you in trouble.
“Work is continuing to investigate all of the reports we’ve received, identify those responsible and put a stop to this issue - and I’d encourage the local community to continue reporting these incidents to us so we can take appropriate action.”
To report an incident, call 101 or message us using Live Chat on our website –

In an emergency, always call 999."