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Cambridge police offer their compliments to burglary victim

by | 23rd, November 2012

TO Cambridge, where the officers of Parkside police station are delivering paperwork to the natives. Cambridgeshire police popped a note through the door of burglary victim Jonathan Whiteland, who read it and tweeted:
“Is it entirely appropriate to inform us of a burglary of our properly on a ‘With Compliments’ slip?” 
The note went:
“Hello, Your neighbour [redacted name] has reported to police his property has been broken into and yours has too. Please call the police on 101 to report this.”
If they knew of the crime, why don’t the police report it to themselves?
Mr Whiteland wrote to Cambridgeshire police on twitter. They invited him to forward them the slip. They then sent him the wrong email address.
The tweets:
Mr Whiteland“Hi @CambsCops, can you help us decipher this , or do we have to crowd-source what it says via Twitter?”
Police: “We agree, it isn’t easy writing to read. Pls email incident no. to marketing.mailbox @ & we will look into it.”
Police regret the error, a spokesman going on the record:

 We have been in touch with the person who posted this tweet. The officer who left the note has been contacted and provided with the appropriate paperwork to leave at future incidents. This is not usual practice as we have a purpose designed form to leave at incidents/crimes.”

 The new note reads: “Sorry you were out – although the burglar wasn’t.”

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