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Police..camera no actions


andmolliethedog 9 120 11 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2010 7:14PM
Just a quickie..freind of mine on his motorbike a few days ago...got a suprise the car in front decided to have a bit of fun and deliberately reversed into him ....he thought very quickly after getting up from the flattened bike and called 999..as the car was still in front of him...one of the youths [albeit a small one of the four]gets out and runs at him with a crowbar...he walks towards the nice lad [motorcycle armour has a few uses]and Mr COURAGE RUNS BACK INTO THE CAR!

The police can't be bothered to attend [now if he had done an illegal u turn]..or even worse not paid his road tax...I'm sure they would be only to pleased.....but no...so down he goes to the police station are they interested are they hell..give him a crime number and thats it....
And they say the police are marvellous.....yep at collecting fines I'm sure they are. Sad

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sidaorb 8 3.9k 2 England
31 Aug 2010 7:20PM
I would love to know what part of the country this happened? I'm thinking for our force, 1) Injury or Non Stop RTC, 2) Disorder / Offensive weapon - I'd be very surprised if a crime number is all that is happening. Index of car is a great place to start with door knocks (preferably at 5am)
ge22y 6 115 12 Wales
31 Aug 2010 8:50PM
Totally agree with Sidaorb, I work in the ops room for a police force taking 999 calls and dispatching officers to calls, a call of this nature would not have been ignored. The only collisions we don't attend is where there are no injuries and no obstructions to the carriageway and both parties are willing to exchange details. If I was your friend I'd be going go his local station and speaking to the duty sargeant or inspector to make a complaint!
ge22y 6 115 12 Wales
31 Aug 2010 8:53PM
Ps police don't collect fines, that's the courts Wink
admiles 8 241 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 10:37AM
Simple explanation. Your friend is a biker and therefore treated with total distain by his local police force.

I mean, everyone knows bikers are the scum of the earth don't they? Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
1 Sep 2010 10:44AM
Should this thread be placed in this group?
andmolliethedog 9 120 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 10:44AM

Quote:Totally agree with Sidaorb, I work in the ops room for a police force taking 999 calls and dispatching officers to calls, a call of this nature would not have been ignored. The only collisions we don't attend is where there are no injuries and no obstructions to the carriageway and both parties are willing to exchange details. If I was your friend I'd be going go his local station and speaking to the duty sargeant or inspector to make a complaint!



He went to the local policestation...crime number ...claim on insurance..evening all ! confirms no response from 999 call....
andmolliethedog 9 120 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 10:46AM

Quote:Should this thread be placed in this group?


Healthy debate or where else do you suggest?
ade_mcfade e2
10 14.8k 216 England
1 Sep 2010 10:58AM
click on the link Wink
thewilliam 6 4.7k
1 Sep 2010 10:59AM
I had a somewhat similar problem with the Avon & Somerset force when my car was broken into and nearly 6k of backup kit was stolen. This was in the days when I did weddings.

The car was covered by the CCTV in the hotel car park, but the duty manager knew enough about the Data Protection Act and company SOPs to understand that she would face immediate dismissal if she let me see the CCTV footage. She was apologetic and explained that only the police could do this. They weren't interested and nobody could persuade the police to take an interest. The loss adjuster tried and failed.

Avon & Somerset has the lowest clearup rate of any force in the country. I wonder why!
sidaorb 8 3.9k 2 England
1 Sep 2010 11:22AM

Quote:
He went to the local policestation...crime number ...claim on insurance..evening all ! confirms no response from 999 call....



If so then he needs to ring today and speak to the force PSD (professional standards dept), arm himself with the time he made the initial 999 call and the phone number that call was made from, this will trace the initial call then they can track exactly what happened. What force was this?
andmolliethedog 9 120 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 11:36AM

Quote:He went to the local policestation...crime number ...claim on insurance..evening all ! confirms no response from 999 call....

If so then he needs to ring today and speak to the force PSD (professional standards dept), arm himself with the time he made the initial 999 call and the phone number that call was made from, this will trace the initial call then they can track exactly what happened. What force was this?



I will pass on this information to him...very helpfull thanks...
zebraboy 10 197 Australia
1 Sep 2010 12:06PM

Quote:Should this thread be placed in this group?

Why?
digicammad 11 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2010 12:08PM
It was a tongue in cheek comment from Ade. Smile
ge22y 6 115 12 Wales
1 Sep 2010 2:14PM
Let us know the outcome of your friends complaint, I hope he does make one, if what you have told us is what happened and the 999 operator was aware that your friend was being threatened by the passenger then they really need to be dealt with, somebody might not be so lucky in the future.

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