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Monday, August 3, 2015

Derbyshire Police appeals for info after a petty crime in Pavilion !!!

In UK, three more police forces have signalled that those who grow cannabis for their own consumption will not be targeted, it has emerged.Those caught smoking or cultivating the drug on a small scale in Derbyshire, Dorset and Surrey, can expect to escape with little more than a caution, according to reports.

I first heard of Derby  reading in newspaper of beloved SrinivasaVenkatraghavan playing for Derbyshire in mid 1970s.  Heard that the first trouble for the people was pronouncing his name. 

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. The southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills extends into the north of the county. The county contains part of the National Forest, and borders on Greater Manchester, Yorkshire,  Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.  The city of Derby is a unitary authority area, but remains part of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire.  Derbyshire was famous for its cricket team, which currently is in Division two. There are also numerous Rugby clubs.  The county is a popular area for a variety of recreational sports such as rock climbing, hill walking, hang gliding, caving, sailing on its many reservoirs, and cycling along the many miles of disused rail tracks that have been turned into cycle trails, such as the Monsal Trail and High Peak Trail.

In Cricket, Derbyshire was formed in 1870, and they played their initial first-class match against Lancashire CCC at Old Trafford in May 1871. They remained amongst the weakest teams in the Championship until 1926, when the nucleus of a good side emerged.  Since the Second World War Derbyshire have continued to disappoint, with sporadic one-day success the limit of their achievements.

A police appeal to find the culprits responsible for breaking into the cricket club's storage container and breaking two brooms has swept the internet.The brooms were broken after vandals forced open the outdoors storage space in the rural village of Eyam, Derbyshire, last week. Police immediately launched an appeal for information - but few people appeared to be taking the investigation seriously, cracking jokes about it on social media.

MailOnline reports that  Police immediately launched an appeal for information after the damage was spotted near a cricket pavilion.  The appeal said: 'Police are appealing for information after a storage box and brooms were damaged in Eyam.'Sometime between 9pm on Sunday, July 19 and 9am on Monday, July 20 offenders forced the lid of a storage box at Eyam Cricket Pavilion on Hawkhill Road.'Damage was then caused to the container and two brooms were broken.'Anyone with information is being urged to contact PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, quoting crime number 30670/15.'

The witness appeal has now spread online, with scores of Facebook comments mocking the severity of the crime. One person wrote -  'I believe the police are sweeping the area for clues.'; another said, 'Whoever is doing this should expect a brush with the law soon.'- another added - 'So this is how police time is being spent? Brilliant.'

Most people discussing the police appeal found it funny, although some branded it a waste of resources.  Others said the appeal was a waste of time, saying the police should be prioritising more serious crimes ahead of broken brooms. Earlier this month, Northumbria Police was mocked online for it appealed for help finding a beach towel.

A derby is a type of horse race named after the Derby Stakes run at Epsom Downs Racecourse in England. That was in turn named after Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, who inaugurated the race in 1780.  Traditionally, the term "derby" is used strictly to refer to races restricted to three-year-olds,though there are exceptions. It is Britain's richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics. It is sometimes referred to as the "Blue Riband" of the turf.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

29th July 2015.

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