Over the top or what?
Dec 13 2007 by Andrew Flynn, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
EITHER the greater Manchester police are a bunch of sissies or they are very much overstaffed.
A woman, technically already in custody (she wasn’t going anywhere till the trolley dolly opened the door) is arrested by five armed police officers, at least one of which had a machine gun!
One wonders what they thought she was going to do, come bursting down the jet walk with a paddle maybe. Okay she is wanted in connection with a fraud offence, but that’s it, she hasn't actually physically hurt anyone.
It only took three armed officers in the US to arrest Richard Read (the shoe bomber)!
Then she is transferred to a police station in a convoy of three vehicles, lights and sirens a-blazing.
Perhaps they could spare West Yorkshire police some of their resources as here in Huddersfield you’re lucky to see a copper at all !