In case you are wondering why you never see a policeman when you need one, it's because the poor chap/chapess is processing Nanny's paperwork.
The average time taken by police to process a single arrest is now a stonking 10 hours and six minutes.
It seems that officers are now spending more than their standard eight hour shift filling out forms and waiting for lawyers to arrive.
These figures were released mid November, in a written answer to a question to the Metropolitan Police Service by Labour London Assembly member Joanne McCartney, and are based on a survey taken by Scotland Yard in January 2006.
Other studies indicate that up to 33 forms need to be completed to process a single mugging suspect.
Nobody knows the true number of forms in circulation, as each force produces its own paperwork.
That's clever eh?
Nanny's Home Office claims it has made 7,700 forms across the 43 police forces obsolete over the past two years.
This begs the question, as to how many other forms there are still out there?
In the good old days a suspect would simply trip up on the police station steps, and sustain a mild concussion and a broken nose.
No need for paperwork then.
Ah, the good old days!:)