A drunk who dressed as a police officer before stopping drivers on a busy road was arrested after he flagged down a police car sent to investigate.
He then stood in Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield and flagged down motorists, before warning them of the dangers of speeding in icy conditions.
But a neighbour ‘dobbed’ him in after watching him stop and lecture two drivers in the early hours. They called police, who radioed a message to a patrol crew in nearby Yew Tree Road. McKenna, a 44 year old ex-brickie, from Sherlock Street, Fallowfield was arrested after flagging them down.
He was charged with impersonating a police officer and possessing an offensive weapon.
He pleaded guilty at Manchester magistrates court but escaped with a suspended sentence. Dan Weed, defending, said McKenna had meant well by his actions and “could have been seen as a good Samaritan”. Who by Stevie Wonder?
McKenna was given a four-month jail sentence suspended for a year and a two-month 7pm-7am curfew.
UK Border Agency go shopping for illegal workers, let’s hope they’re on rollback to their own country.
Border Agency officers went to the Spar store, Mill Road, Caerphilly, Wales, on Thursday, 9th February, checks revealed that a 25 year old Indian man was working in breach of the conditions of his visa, while a 28 year old Indian man had stayed in the country after his visa expired.
Later the same day, officers went to a second Spar store – in St Cenydd Road, Trecenydd, Caerphilly. There, a 27 year old Indian man was found to be a failed asylum seeker while checks found a 37 year old Indian man had overstayed his visa.
Finally, officers went to Top Stores, Heol Aneurin, Penyrheol, Caerphilly, where two more immigration offenders from India were found working. A 21 year old man had overstayed his visa, while a 32 year old was a failed asylum seeker.
All six men arrested remain in Ystrad Mynach police station pending their transfer to immigration detention and removal from the UK.
The previous Friday (3rd February) four more illegal workers were arrested at Delhi restaurant, Caerleon Road, Newport. Officers carried out checks on staff and found that four Bangladeshi men – who were working as chefs and waiters – had overstayed their visas.They were arrested and are currently in immigration detention awaiting removal to Bangladesh.