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What A Waste Of Crime:

by | 31st, May 2007

pc-comp.pngCRIME fighting may now be a hi-tech affair, but according to the Mirror, Britain’s boys and girls in black still have some work to do when it comes to embracing the digital age.

A £3million police website set-up for crime tip-offs has been shelved after officers failed to bother even logging on. The site,, was supposed to provide the nation’s crime fighters with a cyber-centre where people could post details about anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.

However, due to a lack of interest by the coppers themselves, the site is to be closed down.

Deflated project leader, Chief Constable Peter Neyroud, reveals: “Only a handful used it to any significant degree. Expenditure of such a large sum on a narrowly distributed service could not be justified.”

Tory peer Lord Marlesford, who uncovered the whole mess, is less than chuffed. “It’s staggering – another Home Office shambles. There’s a desperate need for ministers to get a grip,” he says.

Many critics also believe that officers were reluctant to use the site as they didn’t want more crimes reported and thus push up the crime rate. Others believe that they were just too busy driving through red lights….
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