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Old 30-10-08, 22:41   #1
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In the legendary days and of course nights of "Life on Mars" I did actually have a good lock up at Hyde Police Station the real one used in the film I believe?

But wandering away from that very good job I will tell you another one that is only one cup of tea long instead.


Tommy Hulme was a detective? well that was written on his paypacket anyway, but what was not written on it was that he did not like police dogs, and if you are sharp enough you will already have realised that I did not like him very much either.

As a result when I got called to a train robbery at Liverpool Road in Manchester I was not very kind to him either. He had not asked for specialist assistance but the Detective Inspector had insisted that I was called out to attend.

When I arrived and looked into the van loaded with cigarettes, all I could see was a massive behind and a very large pair of boots at eye level.

To establish a plan of action I said, quite respectfully, "exactly where have you walked Tommy?"
"No where" he lied, "Just round here;" he never moved but carried on counting the cartons of cigarettes still in the van.

But just below the huge fat behind, and underneath the heel of one of those huge boots I had seen a piece of paper that looked to be quite interesting, and without saying a word I slipped it into my pocket to be checked out later.

Sending Storm out to search freely, he went to each yard gate in turn and every time he came straight back to Tommy; and I knew right away that he had ruined any chance of a sucessful track with his huge boots; so the XXXX had lied to me right at the beginning, and that is when I became real naughty.


" I am not satified Tommy I will let him have a another look round the bottom yard before I go home."

Straight into the lighted office; and a look at the piece of paper from under Tommy's shoe solved the crime instantly. It was a social security payout slip, complete with the name and address of a man in Wythenshawe.

Going back to Tommy who was still counting cartons of cigarettes I said, "Storm says this is your man, he must have dropped it in the bottom yard," Tommy fell for it like a ton of bricks." "That does not mean that he is the thief," he said?

"Storm says that man has been in this van; Storm is never wrong, and having been in this van he must be the thief." I said.

Now Tommy amongst everything else, could not drive, but leaving me stood by the van he said, "You can close it up before you go, and I will check the address.

Off he went puffing and panting down to Mill St Police Station to get assistance from a City Detective, having walked straight passed the dog van to do it.

The detective listened to his story, checked the man's record and as he had plenty of previous; off they went to Wythenshawe in a CID car, and lo and behold, when they got to the address the suspect was actually unloading his car and still taking cartons of cigarettes into his house.

Tommy never said a word to me about his very unusual capture, in fact I never even spoke to him again myself before he retired, so he had got the biggest; most probably the only criminal arrest in his life, and he never even knew how it was done.



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Good story, storm sounds like he was a wonderful dog, pity he didn't bite his behind.
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Good story, storm sounds like he was a wonderful dog, pity he didn't bite his behind.
He was actually, probably the best ever,and as I said before he never in his life made a mistake, especially like biting a Detective's behind.
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He was actually, probably the best ever,and as I said before he never in his life made a mistake, especially like biting a Detective's behind.
What would happen if he did bite a detectives bum?
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What would happen if he did bite a detectives bum?
The detective would be annoyed, and more than a bit sore after he came back from being stiched up.

Joking apart it would never have happened, police dogs properly trained would never bite a person who is non agressive or standing still.

Today on television you see police handlers making all the mistakes possible, dogs are biting standing and non agressive persons because handlers are encouraging and allowing the dogs to be out of control.

At the 1969 police dog competition in Platt Fields thirty three police dogs competed in manwork excercises, and the dogs were working loose behind a single rope barrier only and there was no danger to the general public at all.

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Memories are made of this, and a great film “Flight of the arrow” repeated again this afternoon clicked on a great one for me as soon as I saw Rod Stieger.

Instantly it was back to 1960 and a hurry up call to the old London Road main line railway station, now Piccadilly, this being yet another Victorian masterpiece of English history destroyed by British Rail, obviously very poor value for the billions of pounds the taxpayer has invested.

The call was information that a Hollywood Film star was on his way to the station in a black cab; and the instructions were that I had to make sure that he was safely escorted to the express London train in the platform;

The black cab drew onto the taxi rank and a powerful looking man of about 40years of age got out of the cab, and he was immediately surrounded by photographers and reporters. “Show us some strength Rod one of them called out.” And yes he was actually as strong as he looked, because he looked round and then moved towards me, but he then spun round like a fit ballet dancer and picking up a taxi driver with both hands he lifted him high in the air above his head.

Click, click, click went the cameras and I thought to myself, what a ridiculous situation I would have been in if he had grabbed me and lifted me like that, an English bobby in full uniform, what a scoop that would have been for any reporter. No way was that going to happen I was quite certain that I would have tapped him gently behind the ear with the piece of English highly polished hard wood that I had been issued with for emergencey use.

No problems in that direction though, because Rod put the taxi driver gently back on Terra Firma and walked quickly to his train, the lovely piece of English hard wood, I sill have it, and yes it was well used over the next few years, but never on a film star like Rod.
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goodness me H , you have a fine memory, full of interesting stories, lovely of you to share them with us,

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Memories are made of this, and a great film “Flight of the arrow” repeated again this afternoon clicked on a great one for me as soon as I saw Rod Stieger.

Instantly it was back to 1960 and a hurry up call to the old London Road main line railway station, now Piccadilly, this being yet another Victorian masterpiece of English history destroyed by British Rail, obviously very poor value for the billions of pounds the taxpayer has invested.

The call was information that a Hollywood Film star was on his way to the station in a black cab; and the instructions were that I had to make sure that he was safely escorted to the express London train in the platform;

The black cab drew onto the taxi rank and a powerful looking man of about 40years of age got out of the cab, and he was immediately surrounded by photographers and reporters. “Show us some strength Rod one of them called out.” And yes he was actually as strong as he looked, because he looked round and then moved towards me, but he then spun round like a fit ballet dancer and picking up a taxi driver with both hands he lifted him high in the air above his head.

Click, click, click went the cameras and I thought to myself, what a ridiculous situation I would have been in if he had grabbed me and lifted me like that, an English bobby in full uniform, what a scoop that would have been for any reporter. No way was that going to happen I was quite certain that I would have tapped him gently behind the ear with the piece of English highly polished hard wood that I had been issued with for emergencey use.

No problems in that direction though, because Rod put the taxi driver gently back on Terra Firma and walked quickly to his train, the lovely piece of English hard wood, I still have it, and yes it was well used over the next few years, but never on a film star like Rod.
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