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Thursday, May 03, 2007


PlodCongratulations to Nanny's state police force, for once again demonstrating how effectively (I am sorry, I meant to say "ineffectively") they prioritise their work.

Derbyshire police, who I believe we have featured on this site before, have clearly solved all their mainstream criminal investigations (eg assault, muggings and robbery); as they have found the time and resources to arrest a grandmother, for stealing a £60 football which landed in her back garden.

Angela Hickling, 56, from Heanor, was arrested on suspicion of theft over the lost ball.

It seems that her neighbour Christopher Salisbury reported her to the police, when he claimed that his sons had kicked the ball into her garden and she refused to return it.

Mrs Hickling told the BBC police arrived at her home in August, and she told officers she had looked for the ball but could not find it.

The police then took time to search her home!

Can you believe this?????

It's a football for fark's sake!!!!

She was then taken into custody, where she underwent a 15 minute interview and had her fingerprints and DNA sample taken.

I assume that Derbyshire has no other crime whatsoever then????

Needless to say, the Crown Prosecution Service has said it is not pursuing the case.

Derbyshire Police said that the complaint, by Mrs Hickling and her husband John, was being investigated and until that inquiry had been completed they would not comment further.

Well done lads.


  1. Hurrah for modern policing, catch villans? No just bang up old ladies after all they have got to be guilty of something.

  2. Anonymous7:46 PM

    What sad times we live in....

  3. Anonymous8:45 PM

    Hang on Fido - less of the 'old' old son.

    Grandmother she may be (as reported) but I have too close an relationship to her age groups for the word 'old' to pass unchallenged!

    As for plod in this case - difficult to know what to say really. I mean is there anything one can say about this?

    Apart from 'What sort of idiot buys his kids £60 footballs?'

  4. Anonymous12:58 AM

    Someone else on the DNA database now so good job! Shame they can't put the same diligence into catching burglars & muggers. Useless tw**s.

  5. Wont the grandmother suffer from stress after expensive projectiles are sent into her proximity. She could easily have been stunned.

  6. Anonymous11:27 PM

    Isn't it just possible that there is an international football smuggling ring being operated in Derbyshire by that well-known criminal body 'The International Geriatric Mafia'?
    'The Granny Case' may mark yet another leap forward in our Police Farce's determination to rid the world of organised crime, terrorism, faulty recycling and the smoking of tobacco. God bless them all I say.