Even in court, with cast iron DNA evidence (blood from a cut) some criminals who broke into a garage near me were set free.
I had a heated conversation this morning with a Policeman who had been tasked with trying to reassure me. They did not even know where I lived.He thought my cars were MINIS. He kept blathering on about "cuts" and "prioritising". Having been a Teacher for 39 years, that attitude would not wash in my job. It is so pathetic to give up without even trying. We had to agree to disagree.
He said Forensics would have been lost because of the weather; I pointed out my Racing Green was still there and would it not have been an idea to check the door handle for prints immediately, preferably BEFORE evidence was lost?
Next year's 3% rise in Policing in my Council Tax for absolutely no service is rubbing salt into the wounds.
Having been Stopped and Searched as a student walking back after pulling a late overtime shift, pulled over THREE times ("Allegros are often driven by criminals, sir"), ("We often find Metros have no MOT, sir, but this is the best maintained car we have seen for a long time") ( Metro again-" We could not see your Licence"-who could-they were behind me.
I can only conclude our brothers in blue are after after crime that is easily solved.
We are on our own.