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Milkman Arrested by Police Who Mistook Him for a Burglar

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A milkman was arrested on suspicion of burglary despite officers witnessing him leaving milk on a customer's doorstep, his employer has said.

The man was detained by officers in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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https://news.sky.com/story/milkman-arrested-by-police-who-mistook-him-for-a-burglar-12373411

MelissaLee1963
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Pjran
Pjran2 months ago

It’s nice to think are patrolling the streets maybe they should have been more observant but at least they acted quickly for a change haha

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant262 months ago

I live close to Newton Aycliffe and read about this in my local paper. I've never known burglars leave things 😄

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 months ago

My husband used to joke about leptoclaimiacs(his own invention I think) who unlike cleptomaniacs went into places and purposefully left things behind.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 months ago

This doesn’t surprise me, recently on our local Facebook page was talking about our milkman who runs around at 2am with a light on his head. People actually thought he was suspicious.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Blimey I wouldn't want milk sitting on my doorstep from 2am until I got up, especially in the summer.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

It's a pity they are not so diligent with real crime. Usually they don't even bother investigating burglaries, just give you a crime number.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963
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2 months ago

I'm old enough to remember milkmen in the night ,birds pecking at bottle tops and people on the way home from all night parties pinching it for breakfast.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

He was acting suspiciously "After refusing to provide his details, the driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and obstructing a police officer." Any driver of a vehicle is obliged by law to provide their details to a police officer. Why would anyone with nothing to hide not provide their details. That in my opinion (and presumably the police) make his actions suspicious. "Suspicion of attempted burglary and obstructing a police officer" seems a justifiable reason to arrest.

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