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http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006140279,00.html

 

Grassed up by criminals

 

By VICTORIA RAYMOND

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

December.

 

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.

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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.

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

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Originally posted by shameless self promotion@Mar 28 2006, 12:47 PM

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.

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

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Originally posted by MAR@Mar 28 2006, 12:49 PM

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

this damn near made me spill milk out through my nose

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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....

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what they should have been using

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What they were using:

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I swear, only rollerbladers and italians think tank tops are a good idea.

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My boy brought those to montreal 3 years ago we were wasted and we were skating around falling in the street and shit montrealians were amazed...i think...i dunno we were really drunk...

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They should combine bicycles and rollerblades by issuing bikes and those wheelie shoes. BAM problem solved. Or london police issued soap shoes.

 

I would very possibly rock a pair of those.

 

edit: I didn't see sarcasm's post. damn.

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dumbass's man that is wak fruitbooter's were shit to start but with popo's that takes it to a whole new level

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