Channel 5 TV crew focuses on Cumbria police patrols
Last updated at 17:15, Wednesday, 30 January 2013
CAMERA crews took to the streets of Cumbria to follow local bobbies on their daily beat for a Channel 5 programme that aired for the first time on Monday.
The Police Interceptors documentary featured police patrols from around the county, including Barrow, tackling crime from knife possession on Salthouse Road in Barrow to drug raids in Carlisle.
Police dog handler, Glenn Myerscough, was accompanied by the film crew during a weekend shift in Barrow.
The first incident the police officer responded to was a drunken man who had received a section 27 order, which directed him to leave the town centre, earlier on in the night.
However, the man did not leave the town centre and was promptly arrested after stepping out of a taxi in the town.
“He is now finally leaving the town centre for a night in the cells,” PC Myerscough said.
The next incident the police dog handler attended required back-up.
While on patrol, PC Myerscough spotted a man running up and down Salthouse Road next to the speed camera.
When the police officer confronted the man said: “I am waiting for you.
“People have been chasing me.”
The man then admitted that he was carrying a knife in the leg of his tracksuit trouser. Possession of the blade, described to be a six or seven-inch kitchen knife, earned the man night in the cells.
Later, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for a year, and a 12-month supervision order.
The voiceover on the programme stated that Cumbria has one of the lowest rates of knife crime for the UK and that the “police interceptors intend to keep it that way.”
Other crimes tackled on the show included a drug raid in Carlisle on a “known” drug dealer’s home, which resulted in a stash of heroin being recovered from “where the sun don’t shine”, according to the programme’s voiceover, and a scrap metal thief claiming to be searching for a lost tobacco tin.
This week’s episode was the first in a new series of Police Interceptors.
The series will be following the fortunes of Cumbria police and screens on Channel 5 at 8pm on Monday nights.
First published at 17:03, Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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I watched this program and was embarrassed to see Barrow on there and what were the highlights? A baldy bloke so plastered he couldn't speak and a lunatic. Wonderful.
Many years ago, I was working in Beijing and whilst sitting with an American friend enjoying a drink, I was horrified to see a similar American program and during the show, some of the highlights were the Gaza Strip in Barrow. One was a chap with a knife being arrested and the other was a bunch of 'ladies' attacking a chap by the bus shelter around the corner from the Furness building society.
It is no wonder I would not live in my own home town again.