my latter decade in the police I was occasionally thought of by the `
bright young graduate entry fast trackers to senior officerhood` as being a bit of a relic.
I mean, on some warrants I'd actually consider the first option as being a
covert approach to the building (all exits covered) followed by a Mk.1 knock on the door. You'd be
surprised how many folks actually answer a knock on the door or a ring
of their doorbell at a reasonable hour and they always looked more shocked to see us than when we took the door off its hinges with a `7 kilo door key`. For some reason, the graduate entry young pretenders always looked disappointed when the former happened. So I felt a certain empathy
with the guy in the attached Daily Mail story albeit he deserves his bird.
Nothing like an old
fashioned knotted sheet and a full frontal wall scaling to show the youngsters how to
do it. (What's the betting some graduate entry suggests he must've had the latest iPhone `Prison Break` App.)