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Engrish Police Wear Foot Wheels...

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16

    Grassed up by criminals

    Sun Online

    POLICE have dropped rollerblades as a mode of transport - because they could not chase criminals across grass.

    Officers who patrol London's Royal Parks have gone back to traditional bicycles as the best way of getting around.

    A senior officer said the inline skates were hung up for good after the
    criminal community realised their fatal flaw.

    Superintendent Derek Pollock, who is responsible for policing the parks, said the idea was "not an awful success".

    He said: "Not an awful lot of officers were interested because it hurts when you fall over.

    "It didn't work. The minute people realised they were being chased they would switch to a soft surface."

    The skate squad was introduced in 2000 and was based on a successful police idea already seen in Florida, Paris and Holland.

    The officers were issued with black inline skates as well as special police helmets and protective padding.

    There are 17 Royal Parks in London, covering about 6,000 acres, which are patrolled by 131 officers and 42 community support officers.

    The Metropolitan Police said four officers were given the skates and trained in their use as an "experiment".

    A spokesman said: "They were used very occasionally by about two officers and within a few months they no longer used them.

    "They were introduced as an experiment to see how it worked. It didn't work and they are no longer used."

    He added that the officers were given 14 bicycles to use instead last

    Dawn Irwin, a qualified in-line skating instructor who helped introduce the idea, trained the officers in ways of safely grabbing suspects.

    But she insisted tight budgets, and not problems with chasing criminals across grass, had led to its demise.

    She said the rollerblades could be removed from the police officer's boot very quickly should they need to give chase on foot.

    She said: "It was good while it lasted. It was fun going round on patrol but you would have had to stick to the paths.

    "There are specific sets for downhill, but there is nothing for going over
    grass. It's just a friction thing."

    The Metropolitan Police began working with the Royal Parks Constabulary in April 2004 and they are expected to merge formally within weeks.

    Policing in the Royal Parks dates back to 1872 when the Parks Regulation Act created a force of Royal Park Keepers.

    For the merger with the Metropolitan Police to be completed there will need to specific legislation passed in Parliament.
  2. shameless self promotion

    shameless self promotion 12oz Legend

    Joined: Mar 7, 2001 Messages: 16,307 Likes Received: 112
    They actually went through with this idea..hahahahha.

    After playing hockey for 15 years, any pig that chased me on skate would recieve a Scott Stevens/Tie Domi body check. Im talking lights out, good night, sweet dreams.
  3. MAR

    MAR Veteran Member

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    haha there are fruitboots that can be used on grass, but dont tell them.
  4. count chocula

    count chocula Veteran Member

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  5. Some1

    Some1 12oz Loyalist

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    im staying silent...
  6. FunTimePartyTeam

    FunTimePartyTeam Senior Member

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  7. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

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    every line of that article is funny
  8. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

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    or a little Claude Lemeuix/Darius Kasparitis sluice-foot.
  9. Tough Love

    Tough Love Senior Member

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    this damn near made me spill milk out through my nose
  10. CACashRefund

    CACashRefund 12oz Loyalist

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    haha i can imagine the look on the cops face as the perp goes on the grass
  11. Antron

    Antron Junior Member

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    that rollerblader is so gay!
  12. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

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  13. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Veteran Member

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    Honestly, they'd catch me every time.
    I would be laughing to the point of tears at the very thought of being chased by a cop on rollerblades....
  14. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  15. MAR

    MAR Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2005 Messages: 7,264 Likes Received: 256
    what they should have been using

    What they were using: