Tag "Police"

Traffic laws need to be enforced

WE ALREADY have laws in place to keep law-abiding drivers on Guernsey roads as safe as possible, but the police are not willing to enforce them. Daily I see vehicles on our roads with non-Guernsey number plates. I am aware that if these vehicles are in the island for less than one year they remain legal. The law clearly states if you are planning to stay in Guernsey for more than one year then you must register your vehicle within 14 days. If the police do not enforce this law they are encouraging lawbreaking. Also there have been two recent court cases where the defendants did not have valid driving licences, yet no order was made against them. I know that is not the fault of the police, but a decision of the judiciary. Surely there are more than enough drivers already here or are coming to this island with invalid licences or those who have never even owned a valid driving licence.

Teen arrested after three-hour search

Armed police with a youth arrested near Delancey Park, after a three-hour search yesterday morning following a domestic incident. Police asked islanders to keep clear of the area. (Picture By Peter Frankland, 14624805)

A LARGE-SCALE police search operation, involving armed officers and sniffer dogs, ended yesterday morning with a 17-year-old male being arrested near Delancey Park.

HSSD chief will answer questions on Lyons case

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES chief officer Dr Carol Tozer will answer questions ‘in the near future’ over the department’s much-criticised handling of the case surrounding Alderney GP Dr Rory Lyons.

Corruption was rife in Jersey force, says Harper


POLICE officers took money from criminals and gave prescription drugs to prostitutes in return for sex during an era of significant police corruption, former deputy police chief Lenny Harper has said.

Commended sergeant ‘just part of a team’


A POLICE sergeant taken hostage by a person with mental health issues who was brandishing kitchen knives and a syringe has been honoured for her actions during the volatile ordeal.

Police charge puts charity into a spin

POLICE argue they are being careful with public money in times of austerity. It is now a common refrain from States departments as charging for public services increasingly becomes the norm.