Sunday, July 30, 2006

Two Cops Arrested For Stealing Candy.

LONDON (Reuters) - Two British police officers have been arrested by colleagues on suspicion of stealing candy from the staff confectionery shop.

An investigation was launched after "a significant stock loss" from the sweetshop at Hailsham Police Station in southern England, Sussex Police said Friday.

The shop operates by officers helping themselves to the candy and drinks before leaving money in a tin.

The two officers, who have since been released on bail, have been suspended while "a number" of other staff and officers have also been removed from frontline duty while the candy-theft probe is carried out.

"The integrity of our staff is very important to us and when we identify problems such as this, we act swiftly and positively to resolve the issues," said Chief Inspector Tony Blaker said.

The force said replacement officers have been drafted in to ensure a normal policing service.


TIRANA (Reuters) - Albanian police were speechless when around 30 Scandinavian women went topless, shocking local bathers and causing an uproar in an Albanian beach resort.

"Police only watched ... they could not approach the tourists because they spoke no English," a local newspaper in the southern Albania coastal town of Sarande said.

Albanian mothers dragged their children away and police received a barrage of complaints over the Scandinavian tourists.

The Scandinavians left after two hours when their guide was informed that nude bathing was banned on public beaches. Nudity and topless bathing are still taboo in the poor Balkan country.