Three police officers arrest traffic officer over parking row

#1
Ahh nice to see the highest possible professional standards and common sense at work.

So, PC Roderick Lund of Lancashire Plod gets detained for 10 hours over a petty residential parking dispute, his car allegedly having partially blocked his next door neighbour’s driveway. Guess what? His next-door neighbour just so happens to be a retired superintendent in the self same force. So how well does that fiasco end?

PC Lund is awarded £5,000 damages after suing his own force for unlawful arrest, false imprisonment and using unreasonable force.

Three police officers arrest traffic officer over parking row - Telegraph

(Obviously Lancashire Plod may get all action when a retired superintendent bleats about a parking dispute but are untroubled by the concept of one of their own traffic officers with an illegal number plate.)
 
#2
It's about time retired superintendos and judges and other hangers on realised that the word retired means exactly that.

A totally disgraceful waste of police resources, abuse of authority and a superb lesson in ******* retired officers by Inspector (but not for much longer) whatever the **** his name was. Clearly, not fit to carry the card. Time to rift these cnuts. And if their Traffic Div has time to send 3PCs to take ******* measurements..........was it a fatal ??? And they wonder why the public have no faith in them...cnuts!
 

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#3
Mostly irrelevant question...

What is wrong with his plates? Clearly they are private plates, but the spacing, font and colour look right to me:

 
#4
PC Lund is awarded £5,000 damages after suing his own force for unlawful arrest, false imprisonment and using unreasonable force.

(Obviously Lancashire Plod may get all action when a retired superintendent bleats about a parking dispute but are untroubled by the concept of one of their own traffic officers with an illegal number plate.)
Right, I have never been a traffic cop but what's illegal about the number plate?
 
#5
What should have happened:

Dear Mr Green (Superintendent Retd!)

Thank you for your complaint outlining the minor matter regarding your neighbours parking. As a former Superintendent you are undoubtedly aware of how busy W Div of Lancashire Constabulary is but still choose to waste my ******* time and the time of my officers by making a mountain out of a molehill. I wonder if you would have written to me if Mr Lund had been a retired Chief Constable. Somehow, I doubt it, you sad pathetic nobody. I appreciate that your colleagues in the local Masonic Branch could cause 'difficultys' but, quite frankly, don't give a shit.

Try treating your neighbour with the respect you undoubtedly feel is owed to you and you might actually solve this matter. Now, **** off.

Yours etc.......
 
#6
In scenes recorded on video, Insp Vickers said the car was causing an obstruction.
But Pc Lund refused to move it and insisted that he "had a drink" the night before, and therefore could not be sure he was not over the legal alcohol limit.
Even to shift a vehicle a few feet? Sounds like the guy was being a tool for the sake of and just throwing the teddy out the pram. No sympathy for him at all.
 
#7
Even to shift a vehicle a few feet? Sounds like the guy was being a tool for the sake of and just throwing the teddy out the pram. No sympathy for him at all.
No, not a tool, a VERY astute cookie, if he had even sat in that vehicle and the knob of an Inspector thought he had been drinking that would have been game, set and match.....ie: conviction and then sack. What would YOU have thought when 4 cops roll up at your house, over a ******* parking disagreement???
 

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#8
Even to shift a vehicle a few feet? Sounds like the guy was being a tool for the sake of and just throwing the teddy out the pram. No sympathy for him at all.
Sounds like the guy was refusing to risk being prosecuted for drink driving to me. I wouldn't get into my car in front of a Police Officer if I had the faintest inkling that I might even be 1mg over the limit. If he had moved it, and been done for being 'drunk in charge' you would have ripped into him for being a fool.

The car was legally parked (as proved) so why should he risk it?
 
#9
Even to shift a vehicle a few feet? Sounds like the guy was being a tool for the sake of and just throwing the teddy out the pram. No sympathy for him at all.
I suspect he won't give a shit, especially with £5k untaxed in his pocket and the knowledge that he can give the finger to his egotistical neighbour every time he sees him, without fear of him complaining again.
 
#10
Mostly irrelevant question...

What is wrong with his plates? Clearly they are private plates, but the spacing, font and colour look right to me:

My only query is how can a 40 year old PC with THREE kids afford a Range Rover & personalised Number plates (which dont come cheap), and a detached house? Must be raking lots of "overtime" ! Or do the Lancs Constabulary have lots of "perks" for ordinary PC's, Mmm or is it just me being cynical?
 
#11
Ahh nice to see the highest possible professional standards and common sense at work.

So, PC Roderick Lund of Lancashire Plod gets detained for 10 hours over a petty residential parking dispute, his car allegedly having partially blocked his next door neighbour’s driveway. Guess what? His next-door neighbour just so happens to be a retired superintendent in the self same force. So how well does that fiasco end?

PC Lund is awarded £5,000 damages after suing his own force for unlawful arrest, false imprisonment and using unreasonable force.

Three police officers arrest traffic officer over parking row - Telegraph

(Obviously Lancashire Plod may get all action when a retired superintendent bleats about a parking dispute but are untroubled by the concept of one of their own traffic officers with an illegal number plate.)
Just been watching Sky News.What about the three police officers in Merseyside being filmed laying into a restrained bloke on the floor..the guy on the floor has a knive wound to the head.Watching the video footage that has been shown on Sky the guy is not struggling or causing a problem.
 
#12
Just been watching Sky News.What about the three police officers in Merseyside being filmed laying into a restrained bloke on the floor..the guy on the floor has a knive wound to the head.Watching the video footage that has been shown on Sky the guy is not struggling or causing a problem.
If he's a scouser who gives a ****?
 
#13
My only query is how can a 40 year old PC with THREE kids afford a Range Rover & personalised Number plates (which dont come cheap), and a detached house? Must be raking lots of "overtime" ! Or do the Lancs Constabulary have lots of "perks" for ordinary PC's, Mmm or is it just me being cynical?
Because his basic pay would be just short of £38000p.a.? Add in overtime...
 
#14
My only query is how can a 40 year old PC with THREE kids afford a Range Rover & personalised Number plates (which dont come cheap), and a detached house? Must be raking lots of "overtime" ! Or do the Lancs Constabulary have lots of "perks" for ordinary PC's, Mmm or is it just me being cynical?
If you have a quick look at Auto Trader you will see that the first Range Rover for sale is not dissimilar to the one in the picture and is on sale for £10,950, so most 40 year old PCs could probably afford that, wife may be working, so I think you may be being a little too cynical in this case.
 
#15
My only query is how can a 40 year old PC with THREE kids afford a Range Rover & personalised Number plates (which dont come cheap), and a detached house? Must be raking lots of "overtime" ! Or do the Lancs Constabulary have lots of "perks" for ordinary PC's, Mmm or is it just me being cynical?
His wife's a brain surgeon?..rocket scientist?.. and you are not 'cynical' it's called 'jealousy'
 
#16
...though I'd be jealous if I were a retired Superintendant and the constable next door had a Range Rover with personalised plates, a power boat, a Porsche and a motor caravan. That's why the Range Rover gets parked in the road...
 
#17
As most who see my posts know, I do try where I can to defend my current job. But every now and then it is safe to say we deserve the kicking we get by arrsers
 
#18
Anyone remember the case in Blackburn involving a Masonic Lodge ladies night, liberally sprinkled with plod from the local nick and the father and son who were arrested for ordering a drink at the bar in the room in the hotel (they were guests) where the event was being held.

I was on the jury for that one and the only time the police werent lying was when they gave their names.
 
#19
If you have a quick look at Auto Trader you will see that the first Range Rover for sale is not dissimilar to the one in the picture and is on sale for £10,950, so most 40 year old PCs could probably afford that, wife may be working, so I think you may be being a little too cynical in this case.
Father in Law has been plod for about 30 years, still a PC for family reasons. He is minted with big cars and a detached house, he can't wait for his large pension which he has been paying for. Coppers can make quite a bit of money!
 
#20
Right, I have never been a traffic cop but what's illegal about the number plate?
Asssuming be had that plate made up after 1st September 2001 it must meet these dimensions

Character Height 79 mm
Character Width (except the figure 1 or letter I) 50 mm
Character stroke 14 mm
Space between characters 11 mm (11mm betwixt the R and 1 or even 13mm if pre 2001 on that plate? Nope)
Space between groups 33 mm (the proper "groups" on that plate are R1 and UND and they have been messed around with)
Top, bottom, and side margins (minimum) 11 mm
Space between vertical lines 19 mm


The law states that you must not alter, rearrange or misrepresent the letters or numbers and the characters must not be moved from one group to the other. Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 if you can be arrsed.
 

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