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quote:Officers in Hull have stopped investigating less serious crime, the city's police commander said. Instead, they will prioritise the more serious offences in a bid to clear a backlog of 3,500 cases and meet Home Office targets before the end of March. Unless there is an obvious suspect, less serious crimes such as theft and criminal damage will not be investigated, Ch Supt Sean White said. He said it was a short-term measure in a city with about 130 crimes each day. "For a period between mid-December last year and next Sunday, 2 April , we have been focusing our resources on clearing a backlog of more serious offences like violent crimes, robberies, burglaries and vehicle crime," he said. "If there's a theft, or damage to something, then we will go round and if there's an obvious suspect we will arrest them. "But if there's no obvious suspect and it's going to require further inquiries, and maybe a prolonged investigation, then we're leaving it on file.
quote:My personal hate is when your sitting a the traffic lights which are just going green and a cyclist all of a suddenly comes from the side and pullsup right in front of my bonnet.
quote:Originally posted by fishytailsI used to cycle a lot, never actually got knocked off my bike, I usually managed to wobble enough to stay upright. there are some very very dangerous drivers around, they either think cyclists are smaller and slower than they really are, or they have 'cyclist blindness' and just don't see them.