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Anand Mahindra praises MSEB employees, calls them ‘high-wire daredevils’. Watch

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Plymouth police mock daft ‘gangsta’ and help lost Russian sailor

Plymouth's hardworking police officers risk life and limb to keep us safe, and see sights that nobody should witness – but they haven't lost their sense of humour. The job might be serious, but they still see the funny side of the sometimes surreal situations they find themselves dealing with. And yesterday was no exception, with Devon and Cornwall Police arresting a cringe-worthy wannabe gangster in the city centre – and helping an old Russian sailor who had somehow lost his tanker. Of the latter, the Twitter account of the Lipson and Laira Neighbourhood Beat Manager said: “So 20 mins before the end of our shift last night -Lost Russian elderly male in the city centre. “Good old Language Line [a UK language translation service agency] later we discover he’s ventured too far from his ship and now lost. “Ten mins of translating and we drop Russia’s uncle Albertski back to his tanker!” As well as being reminiscent of the Only Fools and Horses legend, the lost Russian also had a touch of the Mary Poppins about him. Pc Jon Hitt said: “That moment we said we’d take him back followed by the realisation he had a 50-year-old Mary Poppins bike with a basket on the front with him!!!” With the Russian safely returned to ship last night, Pc Hitt then had another lost soul deal with – a young 'daft' gangster. While he was local, they may have needed to put another call into translators to breakdown the language barrier. On Twitter, Pc Hitt said: “I don’t get why kids feel the need to talk like gangsters and think they’re from The Bronx. “Being called 'Bruv' and 'Fam' and angrily swearing in a fake accent by a local kid wearing his socks tucked in to his track bottoms is daft. However, rather than taking this young man back to his 'crib' with his 'whip', PC Hitt whisked this wannabe off to the cells of a custody suite. Back in August Pc Hitt gave a sad insight into what 'policing in the Muff' is really like, revealing the vile abuse they face on a daily basis – even from people who asked for their help. While you're here, can you spare a minute to fill in our survey about trick or treating this Halloween? The story continues below He has also previously sent a warning to 'nasty little drug dealers' who are 'peddling poison' in Plymouth – and revealed how a “busy” Bank Holiday shift included a “drunk cyclist, someone ‘convinced’ they were being burgled, a guy dancing in the middle of a road… and a fella walking around Mutley shouting at himself. What a shift.” Pc Hitt also went viral when he highlighted a suspected case of cuckooing – where the homes of vulnerable people are taken over by criminals. He attended the home of a man he described as “vulnerable” as part of routine inquiries and while at the man's home discovered two individuals he knew of who were using his bedroom as their own. He revealed that he 'popped in' to see them and five minutes later they were “no longer sleeping and no longer in his flat”. The Tweet, which PC Hitt said he typed up while off-shift and waiting to pick his wife up from an afternoon out, went viral with more than 2,500 retweets and 33,300 likes.
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