Oh dear, things haven’t been the same in Oxford since Inspector Morse meandered his way through a half hour programme and only solved the crime when Sergeant Lewis pointed out the obvious to the cantankerous old git…..
These days they have to figure things out for themselves, and the process is painful to behold.
On Saturday night, three licence plates were stolen from private hire cars parked across the city; it has taken them until Thursday to figure out why they might have been stolen –
FRAUDSTERS who stole licence plates from private hire taxis in Oxford could be planning to pose as legitimate drivers, police warned.
Noooo, answers on a postcard as to what else the thieves might have been planning to do with them – sell them as scrap maybe?
A Pc Neil Streeter “from Oxford Priority Crime Department” – they have one you know – urges members of the public to check a list of approved licensed Private Hire Operators on the council web site before getting into a cab. He offers no advice as to how you do that when you are standing outside a nightclub in the pouring rain at 2am…but points out that you should not be getting into Private Hire Cars in the street, it is against regulations.
Old fashioned policing such as checking hire cars pulling up outside Oxford nightclubs at 2am doesn’t seem to have occurred to them.
Congratulations to them on figuring out what the plates might be used for though…