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British People Furious As 21 On-Duty Policemen Leave Work To Play At Local Fair





At least 21 on-duty police officers were spotted having fun on the dodgems at Hull Fair yesterday. They were filmed by passers-by who were shocked to see the uniformed men and women having fun and not fighting crimeThe Humberside Police staff (pictured) were heavily criticised for their antics, having only arrested four people over the course of the eight-day event - despite having 40 officers on duty each day All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

A crowd of on-duty police officers were spotted on the dodgems at a fair yesterday, sparking outrage from revellers who say they should have been fighting crime.

At least 21 police men and women were seen on the fairground ride in full uniform at Hull Fair. Their antics have been met with fury as Humberside Police have repeatedly been reported saying they are stretched and understaffed.The policemen and women were spotted playing on other fairground amusements, taking to Twitter to praise 'a fantastic afternoon at the fair'  The force made a total of four arrests over the course of the eight-day event with 40 officers on-duty each day.

Among the thrill-seeking officers spotted on the bumper cars was Chief Superintendent Darren Downs, whose annual salary is £80,000.Among the army of officers was Chief Superintendent Darren Downs (pictured centre) who earns £80,000 a year on the jobFair-goers were furious to see the officers having so much fun, as several were stuck on a ride that broke down for seven and a half hours before the police turned up Defending his colleagues, Deputy Chief Constable Andy McDyer claimed the officers were 'taking a five-minute break' 

Deputy Chief Constable Andy McDyer (pictured above) claimed the officers were ‘taking a five-minute break’ when they were all seen riding the bumper cars at the same time.

He told the newspaper: ‘Officers policing the event took a five-minute break to have some fun.’

Police have revealed the number of people arrested during this year’s Hull Fair as tens of thousands of people descended on Walton Street for the popular annual event.

Inspector Scott Snowden says just four people were arrested over the eight day event with officers enjoying an untroubled week.

What do you think? Should the officers be booked or should they be let off the hook?












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