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How Many Police Officers Does It Take To Raid A Flat?

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10 officers? Sounds about right...

Many years ago I shared a rented house with some friends. The previous tenants had done a runner and left behind a lot of damage/debts and some signs of suspicious and possibly fraudulent activity. We regularly had various police officers, debt collectors etc turning up on our doorstep looking for these people and kept telling them that the previous tenants had moved out. Despite this, we ended up getting raided at 6am one morning by about 10 officers...

They moved along - there was nothing to see....

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Officers swooped on the exclusive flat in Park Row yesterday lunchtime. A 10-strong team of police used a battering ram to break down the door of the flat in the apartment building.

Where I stay, the Drug Squad (who have a high opinion of themselves) "acting on information received" obtained a warrant in respect of the local witch, who doesn't lock her door. So the heavies lined up and charged the door, which swung easily open and left them in an untidy mess on the door mat!

A large number of high value electrical items found in the flat were seized.

It is this that intrigues me! Not, I think, the kettle? Does the fridge/freezer qualify, or was this the videa, playing, if there'd been a punter on hand, some porn? Or, maybe a quality set of electronic scales?

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One to grab the lappy,

one to kick in the door,

one to get all stroppy,

one to stare at the floor,

one to hope she does not say,

i saw you in ere...the other day!!!

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Oh yeah, and one to change the lightbulb and mend the kicked in door, cos he is bezzy mates with the owner but sshhhh, he wouldnt want anyone to know.

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One to grab the lappy,

one to kick in the door,

one to get all stroppy,

one to stare at the floor,

one to hope she does not say,

i saw you in ere...the other day!!!

then they all plug in their phone chargers to save on their home leccy bill.

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Oh yeah, and one to change the lightbulb and mend the kicked in door, cos he is bezzy mates with the owner but sshhhh, he wouldnt want anyone to know.

That makes it 6 out of the 10 with a job to do leaving 4 policemen standing on the sidelines playing with their truncheons ;)

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Only 10 police. In Oxford they raided a flat with one women working and used 15 police.

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Only 10 police. In Oxford they raided a flat with one women working and used 15 police.

my back garden needs digging.

think i will tell em fred west lived here....

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Its very easy to see this as an overkill of resources when viewed from this side of the fence.

When you add fire arms and class a drugs to a suspect the police make up in numbers what they lack in intel. I dont thing they were worried about a few girls in a flat, but who else may of been there. The more desperate an individuals circumstances the more dangerous he could become.

I dare say if this flat was operating solely as a brothel it would maybe not of been raided.

The other side of it was police video team works wonders with local villains seeing how well tooled up the police come through your door. Good PR in the fight against crime and with such massive cuts they need to be seen doin, not talkin

Lou4fun

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no wonder they are cutting back on the police force if they have got that many on one raid . talk about OTT.

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And a number of kinky dressing-up outfits were discovered in a bedroom, including tutus and knee-length boots

That's a bit insulting to ballet dancers

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Having read the news release from West Yorkshire bizzies, it is remarkably informative as to what was found which is why the newspaper has so much detail.

What I think is crucial and was not said in so many words was the comment in the release by a senior officer, namely: "This warrant is a prime example of the 'You Said, We Did' principle....."

So in short, they were grassed up.

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10 officers? Sounds about right..

Every report like this -and how many was it raided Claire Finch- shows how ripe the police are for spending cuts.

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OK Here we go

1 to navigate the driver

1 to drive the van

1 to knock on the door

1 to batter door down in event of no answer

3 to charge in shouting "POLICE STAY WHERE YOU ARE"

1 to mind the van while raid is taking place,

2 to film the raid for evidence

3 to keep the nosey neighbours away from the scene

2 to put scene of crime tape up

3 to take notes from persons inside the flat

3 to arrest & handcuff any suspects

also if on a cold day

2 to supply a tea wagon

1 to serve the teas & coffees to the other 21 officers.

does that sound about right??

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OK Here we go

1 to navigate the driver

1 to drive the van

1 to knock on the door

1 to batter door down in event of no answer

3 to charge in shouting "POLICE STAY WHERE YOU ARE"

1 to mind the van while raid is taking place,

2 to film the raid for evidence

3 to keep the nosey neighbours away from the scene

2 to put scene of crime tape up

3 to take notes from persons inside the flat

3 to arrest & handcuff any suspects

also if on a cold day

2 to supply a tea wagon

1 to serve the teas & coffees to the other 21 officers.

does that sound about right??

Missed the one to bring the journalists round and 3 more to make sure they don't get close enough to the women and punters and realise how ordinary they are

Then there are at least 2 more to write and present the little self congratulatory piece to camera for TV

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19-September 07 Posted Today, 17:51

Big Arty, on 21 November 2010 - 16:20, said:

OK Here we go

1 to navigate the driver

1 to drive the van

1 to knock on the door

1 to batter door down in event of no answer

3 to charge in shouting "POLICE STAY WHERE YOU ARE"

1 to mind the van while raid is taking place,

2 to film the raid for evidence

3 to keep the nosey neighbours away from the scene

2 to put scene of crime tape up

3 to take notes from persons inside the flat

3 to arrest & handcuff any suspects

also if on a cold day

2 to supply a tea wagon

1 to serve the teas & coffees to the other 21 officers.

does that sound about right??

Missed the one to bring the journalists round and 3 more to make sure they don't get close enough to the women and punters and realise how ordinary they are

Then there are at least 2 more to write and present the little self congratulatory piece to camera for TV

OOOOPPPPPsssss sory about that, anyone else got any more to add?

BA

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anyone else got any more to add?

More to...

...file all the paper work.

...analyse the statistics.

...advise the Home Office.

...liaise with POPPY, etc.

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My last flat in York was a top floor one with only the attic above, at 2am one morning Himbo woke me up as he could hear people in the attic, we looked out the windows and there were police lined up front and back, the girl that was taken away is a working girl in York. There was about 6 in full riot gear at the front, several in normal uniform at the back, and no idea how many in the attic. As far as I knew there were only two girls working from there.

S x

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Depends on who wants the overtime, raids always seem to be very early in the morning regardless of the reason.

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Depends on who wants the overtime, raids always seem to be very early in the morning regardless of the reason.

That's because if the police want to arrest someone at his or her home they know that there's a very good chance that the person will actually be there very early in the morning. Not only that but they're very likely to be half asleep and in their pyjamas or naked etc. They're often a lot more disorientated than they would be later in the day, and consequently easier to arrest.

Brothel raids will usually be when the brothel is actually open. It makes sense really. Often the police will wait for a customer to enter. It's better for evidential purposes.

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