• Back to the bad old days of the worst type of unresponsive policing. Hopefully people will be held accountable.

  • Dec

    Should anyone really be surprised about this? You can trace this ‘new face of policing’ all the way back to the distribution of fire blankets to residents in Ahoghill a few years back.

    In their defence they were probably busy celebrating their pay rises.

  • But, on the other hand, I think fair_deal should be congratulated on having written what is undoubtedly the shortest every post on Slugger O’Toole.

    Three letters! (Plus that pedantically unnecessary full stop, of course).

  • Harry Flashman

    I don’t know that there’s anything new in this, I remember in 1984 my family being called by the RUC to check reports of a body lying in the garden of my granny’s next door neighbour’s house (no, I have no idea where the neighbours were). My uncle (ex-IRA) and I (I was 17 and still at school) scrambled over the wall to ascertain that my granny’s neighbour’s ‘corpse’ was in fact a tailor’s dummy left lying in their back shed.

    Having reported back we heard no more about it and gave it no more attention.

    Now I should perhaps find out why we were sent on such a dangerous mission, who was responsible for giving our contact details to the RUC and more importantly what solicitor can handle my claim for compensation, given the shocking mess my investment portfolio is in I could really do with the cash.

  • Rory

    Ulster Unionist policing board member Basil McCrea said it had been an “error of judgement” to call Ms Morrison.”

    And if anyone is an expert on errors of judgement…..

    Don’t the ambulance service attend to a call which reports a body lying in the street? After all it might just be a live body needing aid – as it seems in this case it was.

  • Alan

    This has been normal practice in border areas for years.crazy

  • Greenflag

    ‘This has been normal practice in border areas for years.crazy’

    The border has obviously moved further north .

    These police need to be fired. They don’t get paid to delegate their jobs to the public .

  • Jack

    The phoning of a local resident by getting her phone number off a file on a completely unrelated matter

    Are they going to be investiogated under the Data Protection Act?

    If so who will do the investigating?

  • Driftwood

    Obviously Trevor and Mandy didn’t want to get their hands dirty. Health and Safety and all that. And the days when squaddies could do the hard work are gone. If this is true, and I see no reason not to disbelieve the woman. It sums up the PSNI as a complete dead loss. That said, I’m not sure other UK forces would do much different in a working class area, in say Toxteth.

  • Ann

    At quarter to seven in the morning, if they’d phoned me they’d have got an ear full, (of obscenity.). Didn’t she think it was some prankster?

  • Driftwood

    The PSNI phoned her at 06.45 am? When they are fast asleep in their stations, along with their fire service and prison service colleagues, on overtime!?!. It must have been a clerk. When the PSNI wake up to log out of their overtime nightshifts at 9am, I think they get a further hour to fill in their expenses forms (on overtime).
    Sure it beats working for a living.

  • Yvette Doll

    People who look ill, and ‘dead body’ even by the standards of Northern Ireland, is probably not in the best of health, frequently merit a paramedic to confirm the aforesaid.

    “But, on the other hand, I think fair_deal should be congratulated on having written what is undoubtedly the shortest every post on Slugger O’Toole.”

    Don’t give him credit until he tells you how many drafts he went through. My submit word for this post was ‘living’ by the way.

    Yvette

  • The psni wont be troubling this lady with nusiance phonecalls for a while me thinks