A police force carried out a controlled explosion on a “suspicious” car outside a station, not realising its own officers had parked it there.
A bomb squad was called after concerns about an unattended Vauxhall Corsa at Workington police station, Cumbria.
Roads around the building, in Hall Brow, were sealed off and an explosion carried out at 08:00 GMT.
The force blamed “an internal communications error” and apologised to the owner.
Cumbria Police said other officers on duty were not aware colleagues had parked the car outside the station after helping its owner, who had taken ill.
And then we get to the problem:
“The constabulary will review this incident and will take on board any learning.”
KILL THEM, KILL THEM ALL!
What’s wrong with “Yes, you’re right, we fucked up, we’ll try not to do that again”?