Tag: crank cases

DRUNK AND DISORDERLY

DRUNK AND DISORDERLY

A drunk who stole an ambulance response car in Clacton, Essex, to get home after a New Year’s Eve party has been jailed for nine months. Daniel Glover, 26, from Mile End, east London, admitted aggravated vehicle taking, drink driving, driving without insurance and obstructing a police officer, when he […]

CAUTION: CAT ON SIGN

CAUTION: CAT ON SIGN

Police had to set up a rolling roadblock on a motorway when a cat became stuck 50ft (15m) up on a sign platform. Officers were called to the incident on the M4 at Briton Ferry, near Neath, while the rescue took place. The distressed tortoiseshell cat is thought to have […]

VILLAIN TURNED HERO

VILLAIN TURNED HERO

A traffic warden has become an unlikely hero after rescuing an injured bird of prey in Birkenhead. Lee Gallagher was patrolling his patch in Merseyside, in November, when he spotted the distressed peregrine falcon. The keen bird enthusiast, from the Wirral, noticed the falcon in the middle of the road […]

FRIGHT CHRISTMAS

FRIGHT CHRISTMAS

A helicopter helping to install a Christmas tree crashed in dramatic fashion, but the pilot amazingly escaped serious injury. Footage captured by Television New Zealand shows the pilot slowly descending from about 25 feet on Auckland’s waterfront when the chopper’s blades appear to get caught in cables attached to scaffolding. […]

FATAL SUSPICION

FATAL SUSPICION

A street was cordoned off and the bomb squad called after a businessman found a flashing device under his car – which turned out to be a tracking bug fitted by his suspicious wife. William Sachiti spotted the cigarette packet-sized GPS tracker and feared the worst after previously providing security […]

NON-STARTER

NON-STARTER

At least eight people have been killed in a Philippines clan war triggered by the sale of a car. Gun battles raged for two days between a Muslim clan and two rival families in Lanao del Sur province’s Sultan Dumalondong town. An unpaid debt from a car sale that led […]

HONEY TRAP

HONEY TRAP

Truck driver Louis Holst normally ferries lumber and building materials, but this job had a sting in the tail – or more accurately, about 25 million. Mr Holst and his wife Tammie had picked up 460 beehives in South Dakota and were about 36 hours into their drive on Sunday […]

FACING THE BOOK

FACING THE BOOK

A suspect in a car break-in used a phone stolen from the vehicle to take his own photo, which was then posted to the car owner’s Facebook page, police in the US said. Police Major Jason Bolton of Henry County, Georgia, said the phone was set to automatically post images […]

SAVING PRIVATE VAN

SAVING PRIVATE VAN

Lifeguards at a popular Cornwall beach had to carry out one final rescue from the water at the end of the summer season – their own truck. RNLI lifeguards were returning on Sunday from Booby’s Bay to Constantine, near Padstow in north Cornwall, where they had been giving safety advice […]

WRECKED SAVIOUR

WRECKED SAVIOUR

An ambulance used to take sick children to hospital which was stolen from outside an on-call medic’s house has been recovered by police “completely burnt out”. Keys to the brand new Subaru Forester 4×4 are thought to have been taken after a break-in at a house in Renfrewshire. A spokeswoman […]