Re: Roo Natalie Twitpants Just for you townies...
"".....The police could have had a hunt around for a farmer (any one will do) to give them a hand,...." Really?"
"So it would have taken only seconds if the cow had decided to charge into traffic, risking a fatal accident or an even worse pile-up,"
It's something they could have done while they were waiting 20+ mins for the hit squad to arrive.
"yet you think they should stand around and do nothing on the off-chance they could find a farmer in suburban Newcastle?"
No, I don't think that the Police should stand around doing nothing. That should be clear from the posts that you are responding to. It appears that are have nothing useful to contribute to the debate, so you are falling back to your usual practice of making shit up and putting words in other people's mouths.
"do you really think anyone is going to put your suspicions down to anything other than ignorance and anti-plod bias?"
I am biased against people behaving stupidly and/or dangerously (whether they are plods or otherwise). As it happens I did grow up on a dairy & sheep farm so I have some experience of dealing with livestock (on and off the road), and I don't like seeing livestock being mistreated whether it be through ignorance, malice or stupidity. I'm not out to have plods hanged for shooting Cows, but I do believe that they *should* be capable of finding a safer, simpler, cheaper and quicker solution than calling out a hit-squad.