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IRLeo

Member since Nov 2007 • Last active Jun 2019
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    FM1 spiral and concave profile tubing

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    We made a complaint and the owner also made a complaint and I believe he's going down the small claims avenue. We had a visit that evening from an investigating officer who apologised and admitted everything they did was completely wrong. Apparently the two officers were new, fresh out of Police Academy and will be retrained, which sounds pointless if they can't grasp basic law.
    Anyway, just wanted to share this ridiculous story, thankfully nobody was seriously hurt and someone has beloved bike back....no thanks to the police.

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    So the story and the cops get even more stupid at this point. So, the guy tore his shorts in the tussle, he told the cops we tore his shorts, and then when the guy who was hit with chain told the police he wanted to press charges for assault the officer told him 'but you tore his shorts'. Like it evens out somehow. But they refused to press charges.
    They're genuinely the stupidest people I've ever come across

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    I'm aware of how ridiculous it sounds. Bare in mind this wasn't a calm or reasonable situation, the guy was kicking off throwing punches, he'd taken his chain lock out and was flinging that round, hit one of the guys a couple of times in the hand. Then we've got these dumb officers trying to figure out the law between the TWO of them and we had the owner of the bike on the phone. He asked us to pay for the bike for him, he then transferred us the money. He'd paid a lot for it originally so was just happy to get it back.

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    The guy said he bought it in Tottenham for £300. The original owner had reported it stolen to the police at the time, we had pictures of it to show the police, it's a unique bike...not a specialized allez.
    Their suggestion was to take his details to pass onto the original owner so they could (potentially) sort it out amongst themselves. They were going to give him the stolen bike back, LoL!!
    The only thing we could do to keep the bike was to give him the value of the bike. We paid him £300 cash, which he left with!!

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    In this case the female officer decided to use an analogy about stolen TVs while were talking a stolen bike....she was a fucking moron!!! In her wisdom 'if you buy a tv at the market and later find out its stolen YOU did not steal the TV'

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    Has anyone heard police defending stolen bikes (with a new owner who has bought from a 'market') as being bought in 'good faith'?

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