PCs in fist fight over who should drive van with new radio first On trial now. The two police officers were getting ready to start their night patrol. One would have the van, with its state-of-the-art radio, and the other would have to make to do with a panda car. When PC Aled Bartlett was allocated the van, PC Byron Emerson-Thomas was more than a little put out, a court heard yesterday. Words were exchanged, tea spilt and finally a punch thrown as the former friends came to blows in front of fellow officers. The pair had been good friends and had made plans to go to a Lionel Richie concert together before the altercation. Did they nick each other in order to meet Government targets ?