British policeman baffled by moon

2012-09-26 18:22

London - A British policeman put his colleagues on alert as he investigated a "suspicious bright light" - only to find it was the moon, an in-house magazine for the police reported on Wednesday.

Police magazine reported that the hapless officer only realised his blunder after warning his fellow constables in Worcestershire, central England, that he might require back-up.

The magazine's Dogberry column revealed: "While on night duty in Worcestershire by himself, a PC called up his sergeant to let him know that he was going up into the Clent Hills to investigate a 'suspicious bright light' that he could see shining from the other side of the hills.

"The call was for safety reasons as he might need back-up once he found the source.

"Twenty minutes later the PC called his sergeant back to reassure him that everything was ok and that he had found the source of the light.

"This diligent PC had in fact discovered the moon."

While the gaffe was once known only to the unnamed policeman's colleagues in the Worcestershire force, it has now been revealed to all 132 000 police rank-and-file officers in England and Wales who receive the magazine.

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-09-26 18:30

    That pc wass as high as a fn space kite.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 19:25


  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 18:42

    Wait till he sees the sun - going to scare the pants off him. Someday soon, perhaps even this year the clouds will part and England will have their summer.

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-26 19:19

      It is actually going to happen????

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 19:24

      Yep, 5 years ago summer was on a Wednesday. Kids needed trauma counselling...

  • husaberg.twostroke - 2012-09-26 18:51

    Most propably some idiot from Soweto that migrated to england and became a dum cop.

      Mbango Ngomane - 2012-09-26 20:30

      @hosaberg, don't you realise that you are the obvious idiot here, your imbecility has clouded your simplest judgement. It is always funny how people unnecessarily expose their stupidity when they say things, the UK cop was a mampara, but your IQ is infinitely lower than his!

  • harry.bob.395 - 2012-09-26 19:09


  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-09-26 19:47

    Hell...Whoonga has hit Britain as well!

  • watsongeorgejan - 2012-09-26 20:33

    Now that's what we call \leaving no stone unturned\.Pure diligence!!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-26 23:15

    when whisky!

  • tamarin.nelvanzyl - 2012-09-27 08:12

    Hahahah! This is ridiculous! I don't think he will be getting a promotion soon.

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