Letter: Richard English, December 12, 2014

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“Rules are made for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools”. This maxim is particularly apposite in the case of John Lockwood who in my opinion has been the ill treated by our Norfolk police.

The Lynn News reported that John’s moped was stolen and that John via Facebook managed to instigate the arrest of the thief. Well done him.

Despite John’s efforts, Norfolk police have decided to charge poor John £150 to get his stolen property back from the pound. The police should get a grip and give this enterprising young chap a reward, not a fine. It is decisions such as this by a “suit”, languishing in a warm well-appointed office, that makes a mockery of the brave young men and women police officers who, daily risk life and limb in the protection of us and our property.

Their job is hard enough without them having to explain such stupidity to Joe Public, some of whom sadly have little enough respect for the law.

Maybe our police commissioner should get on the case and get some justice for John.

Richard JE English,

Gaywood Road, Lynn