Do the Police take assaults on Army personnel seriously?

#1
I was wondering what the general feeling was with how the police handle reports by army personnel of incidents involving civilians.

Are the reports logged, investigated, charges brought?

I’ve heard of a couple of cases which don’t seem right and am tempted to analyse the relevant figures to see if army personnel get treated differently, unequally to civilians.

Any thoughts?
 
#2
TonyPercy said:
I was wondering what the general feeling was with how the police handle reports by army personnel of incidents involving civilians.

Are the reports logged, investigated, charges brought?

I’ve heard of a couple of cases which don’t seem right and am tempted to analyse the relevant figures to see if army personnel get treated differently, unequally to civilians.

Any thoughts?
Any links to these cases?
 
#4
The_Goon said:
Not being funny, but are you a journalist?
I thought that was obvious Goon.....
 
#5
Are you a journo perhaps? At the end of the day every member of the Armed Forces is also a member of the Public and in most cases a UK Citizen therefore the Police need to offer exactly the same duty of care to members of the Armed Forces as they do to the civilian community.
 
#7
Mag_to_grid said:
Are you a journo perhaps? At the end of the day every member of the Armed Forces is also a member of the Public and in most cases a UK Citizen therefore the Police need to offer exactly the same duty of care to members of the Armed Forces as they do to the civilian community.

We know they should.

What TonyPercy is asking is if it is actually the case.
 
#8
Yes, sounds friendly, etc. etc., but would rather have an open "I'm a journalist for X and am researching this for this article..." than a roundabout way of approaching it.

And yes, it is obvious, but as I've just said, I'd rather have him come out and say it than us having to guess it.
 
#9
The_Goon said:
Yes, sounds friendly, etc. etc., but would rather have an open "I'm a journalist for X and am researching this for this article..." than a roundabout way of approaching it.

And yes, it is obvious, but as I've just said, I'd rather have him come out and say it than us having to guess it.

Someone hit you with a stupid log, Goon?

Its not exactly giving away the plan on the lastest tactical op in Iraqistan is it?

I didn't realise there was a formal way a journo should intorduce himself.
 
#10
I agree. I'd be more likely to respond with some experiences of mine if honesty prevailed, and I knew exactly who I was talking to.
 
#11
I can't say I've ver heard of any cases where because the military were involved the police did any less. As a lot of policemen are ex service I'd be inclined to think they'd be evern more thorough.
 
#13
E_M, you're being somewhat more trusting than I expected considering the amount of trawling this site experiences from Journos on a regular basis.

It's just nice to know exactly who it is you reveal the information to. Especially if it was some rag like the sun asking the question - never know what twist can be put on words you say.

No tin foil hat here either, just common sense. :)
 
#15
The_Goon said:
E_M, you're being somewhat more trusting than I expected considering the amount of trawling this site experiences from Journos on a regular basis.

It's just nice to know exactly who it is you reveal the information to. Especially if it was some rag like the sun asking the question - never know what twist can be put on words you say.

No tin foil hat here either, just common sense. :)
In that case, it doesnt matter what you say or even if you say nothing!

"An Army insider declined to confirm if the Armed Forces are treated unfairly by the Police. A cover up?"


I hear what your saying and I usually share your suspicion but it appears to be a benign question. Whats the worst that can happen? :roll:
 
#16
E_M said:
Whats the worst that can happen?
I dread to think what twists Journos could put on something as simple as, "Well, I reported my dog lost and no-one turned up for a couple of days".

"SHOCK! HORROR! Forces personnel ignored desperate pleas ignored by Police!"

... I really hope that doesn't get quoted. :D Fair point, E_M.
 
#17
"British soldiers let down by the Justice System shocker"
 
#18
In all honesty, say what you like.... The facts are, that a good journalist will now know what to say, how to say it and when best to spring 'their' story.... The days of reporting facts has long gone and the story.... the novel is more important as this sells the paper and directs itself unto the customer group - the aimgroup. That, to me, is a hard job - reporting facts is easy...
 
#19
smudge67 said:
I agree. I'd be more likely to respond with some experiences of mine if honesty prevailed, and I knew exactly who I was talking to.
C'mon smudge67 (if that is your real name) who do you know on here :?

He is a lot more honest than some of the Journos that pop in lurk for a bit and quote at random for effect only.
 

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