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    Police dog forced to 'write' witness statement for court case



    A POLICE dog 'wrote' a witness statement after prosecution officials repeatedly demanded it provide evidence for a court case.

    The pooch - called Peach - was asked by dozy Crown Prosecution Service staff to recount details of an arrest where it assisted.

    They wrote to "PC Peach" demanding a response, to which his handler explained there was no PC Peach but only a PD Peach - which stood for Police Dog.

    But when the demands didn’t stop his handler lost patience and penned this statement on behalf of the canine cop, complete with paw print 'signature': “I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach.”

    The evidence (below), published on several police Twitter accounts including West Yorkshire and Durham forces, states that the age of the witness is ’four’ and that his number is PD4341.

    It reads:



    The statement was revealed on the Cop Humour and One Police pages on Facebook pages before spreading quickly across the web - sparking a complaint from the CPS.

    The initial post stated: “CPS demanded a statement from PC Peach, even after being told he was a PD (police dog).

    “They were told several times Peach was actually a police dog but insisted on a written statement so the case handler sent them this.”

    Hundreds of people including many cops have commented on the photo of the statement. PC Andy Hill, of Staffordshire Police, shared the photo on his Facebook page stating: “Absolutely LOVE this!”

    PC Mark Tissington, of West Midlands Police, who is believed to the first officer to share the picture of the witness form, has referred himself to the internal discipline unit.


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    Country is going to the dogs.
    PC Mark Tissington will be hounded.

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    When i read the title i thought please God, not the UK ..... sigh.

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    It's a fun story, but the Crime Ref No. (& the URN) is not filled out, meaning it was never actually submitted to CPS.

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    This story gives me paws.

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    Good one!

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    I can imagine the Barking (Essex) police are especially amused.

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    Hasn't the Police got better things to than fool around......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post
    It's a fun story, but the Crime Ref No. (& the URN) is not filled out, meaning it was never actually submitted to CPS.
    One has to rember that the legal profession is one that tends to live in the past often ignoring centraies of social progress. Go to gaves inn in london, and with the exception of the rolls and jags you might have thought that had walked though a time warp.

    When one considers that dressing animals up in cloths and submitting them for formal trial is something that europe only stopped doing a couple of centraries ago.

    what we have witnessed here is simply a cultural clash between a policeman living in the 21st century and a lawyer still firmly rooted in the 14th. And to be perfectly frank I suspect that the lawyer might have been perfectly happy with PD4341's witness statement.

    back to reality

    I suspect that gerbil is right about it not being submitted to the cps. As the form states the document is not classifed until it has been completed, with the crime reference or URN it would be and he could have been up on charges. And as such its hard to see what rules or laws the policeman has broken.

    if he did subsequently complete and submit the form, I guess they could argue that the pre completion image would be classified too. and I would have thought that fear of that might have prevented him from submitting it. I hope he did as far to many people in positions of authority are incapable of learning lessons without them including a healthy dose of humiliation in them.

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    ^ The Blackadder episode where he's accused of witchcraft - think his horse testifies against him

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    I guess whimsy is an improvement over racially aggravated assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tickiteboo View Post
    When i read the title i thought please God, not the UK ..... sigh.
    I knew it.

    Had UK written all over it

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