A single drunk will take up the time of 17 officers and staff, police have revealed in a warning over the drain Britain’s binge-drinking culture has on communities.
A drunk is accused of an assault so a police call handler receives a report, logs the details and then a dispatcher sends four officers, two on foot and two in a patrol car, to the scene.
The offender then starts struggling with the officers and tries to resist arrest so, as a crowd gathers, additional officers are required and a further eight are sent.
12 coppers to arrest one drunk? Are they actually training the police these days or what?