- The Isles of Scilly have been flooded with applications from around the world for a new police constable role, described in the ad as “quite possibly the most enviable policing post in the UK or even the world”.
- Applicants were asked be able to “tactfully” issue a parking ticket to one’s partner or posses unflinching confidence to address an “abandoned seal pup making its way up the main street”.
- It’s reported that 57 crimes were recorded on the Isles of Scilly between March 2014 and February 2015, of which 3 related to stolen bikes.
- In one incident, police were baffled by a fried egg left at the scene of a break-in into a shed containing footballs.
- Applications were received from, among other places, Australia, Italy, New York, Texas, Thailand and Spain.
- Although phones have run “red hot”, Sergeant Colin Taylor says the deadline has passed and that sadly the job was only available to servicing officers from Devon and Cornwall Police.