When nobody was home at a suspected drug den, police kicked in the door, confiscated a crop of cannabis plants and left a friendly little note for the homeowner to find upon return.
The very polite message informed the occupant of the property in Worsley, Salford, that they had "no cannabis left" after 72 plants were discovered and swiftly removed by officers.
Greater Manchester Police added "unfortunately you were not at home", and that they and the occupant "need to talk."
We've kicked in a door in Worsley, got 72 cannabis plants, nobody home. Left a note.
GMP, keeping you in the loop. pic.twitter.com/TJnd541yDj
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It’s not yet known whether the homeowner has replied.
Another example of excellent police Twitter use came from West Midlands Police last year, when prosecutors demanded a witness statement from "PC Peach". A police dog.
The police dog's handlers willingly obliged...
From Cop Humor FB page. CPS demanded a statement from PC Peach, even after being told he was a PD. They got this! pic.twitter.com/IHv1OUkj— WY Police Dogs (@WYPDogs) February 15, 2013
Other police gems include:
We’re looking for the rightful owner of the suspected stolen ring, already had to turn this man away: pic.twitter.com/2pC3rAx6Af— Solihull Police (@SolihullPolice) January 13, 2014