- Have I just waisted Police time?
Definitely done the best thing, he might be a missing person with dementia or similar.
It’s quite common to get older folks missing from home especially if they have health issues. A lot of the time they get found by members of the public reporting suspicious behavior.Posted 4 years agoDiscJockeyMember
Good on you mate, consider yourself a good citizen. Someone doing something really odd is either going to do themselves harm, or probably someone else. The police are good people and will have taken good care of the situation, and probably looked after that bloke if he’d needed help.
I think biking must bring out the good Samaritan in us. I was riding over Saddleworth moor yesterday and saw a sign flapping around in the wind, almost coming off the fence. So I went over to try and attach it again. Turned out it was a sign publicising the ‘Searching for Keith Bennett’ campaign. So I felt rather pleased I’d stopped.Posted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
Just been out for a nice long run. On the way back, crossing deserted moor land (about 400m) from a road, but not a place people generally go, I come across a bloke ripping branches off a tree and laying them down in the bracken. He was that intent on doing it that he didn’t hear or see me coming, and had already pulled a few branches off.
As soon as he saw me about 30m away he hit the deck. Bit odd I thought, so I ran a bit closer, but not too close. Only after I passed did he get up. I just said ‘You ok mate?’ he just said ‘yes’ and just stood there almost startled.
If he had been a kid I would have told him to stop destroying the tree, but it was a guy probably in his 60’s. If he had a ligit reason for doing it I would have thought he would say why he was doing it.
Further sluith skills were hightened as the Police helicopter has been circulating an area not more than 1.5 miles away twice in the last 2 hrs..
Finally Mrs FD in her clinical opinion suggested he might be a local nutter that’s escaped.
So rang Police non emergency. Who took all the details.
Cant work out if it was the right thing to do or not..Posted 4 years agoeskayMember
I once reported finding some bolt croppers under a tree whilst walking my dogs. The cops had a right go at me for not picking them up and for wasting their time for going to have to find them (even though I gave them a specific position close to a main road,
I think f them next time.Posted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
Well at least he hadn’t just murdered an old lady and stabbed a young lad, which is why the Police helicopter was there.
The more I thought about it last night I was thinking he probably had mental health issues, and I doubt if the Police got out to him with what was going on just a few miles away.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
Our street is restricted to access only but is blighted by drivers racing through using it as a shortcut to beat the traffic lights on the main road. So Lancashire Police encourage us to use the non-emergency number to report speeders and when we do so, we always remind the operator that the street is also restricted to acess only, so someone whose address is not in the street is probably cutting through. Nothing anybody can prove but if the Police do stop the driver later and mention it, it will all contribute.
About 10 years ago residents nearly succeeded in getting the street closed and made into two culs de sac but at the last minute a county councillor sabotaged the closure. We are still trying to find out who leaned on him to get him to do that, we think it was a fellow mason and street resident who didn’t want to drive the extra half mile to the golf club.Posted 4 years agototalshellSubscriber
the front page of the local paper had a banner headline about stealing copper from railway lines.. b~gger me.. very first house that morning backed onto railway and there they were loading a transit with the stuff..
999 all details etc..gave them reg no. etc was told they were false plates.. 1 hour later return phone call thanks but you need to phone transport police not 999.. heres the number..
3 hours after original call cops pull up blue lights dogs etc. followed by copter.. where are they??? fail…Posted 4 years ago
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