Mail on Sunday comment: Give us proper policing – not silly gimmicks By Mail On Sunday Comment PUBLISHED: 00:04 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 8 April 2013 Paris Brown's Twitter shows she is wholly unfitted to offer advice to the most junior, most inexperienced constable When the people ask for action, governments respond by giving them gimmicks. Tony Blair was famous for demanding ‘eye-catching initiatives with which I can be personally associated’, but he is certainly not the only culprit. The idea of elected Police Commissioners was conceived by the Conservatives to counter a growing – and justified – feeling that a once-respected service had become unresponsive and remote.
Nanny working for Duke of Wellington's son helped her boyfriend steal 30,000 of items from aristocrat's country home Sarah Hallcup, 27, had been nanny to aristocrat's children for four yearsBurglary discovered when Lord Christopher Wellesley returned from breakTreasures including busts of the first Duke of Wellington had been takenPolice found Hallcup's boyfriend Neal Akhtar, 27, had stolen the goodsHallcup, Akhtar and their accomplice Scott Allaway, 27, await sentencing By Harriet Arkell PUBLISHED: 17:48 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:48 GMT, 1 February 2013 Trusted nanny: Former nanny Sarah Hallcup, 27 A nanny employed by the youngest son of the Duke of Wellington was today convicted of helping her boyfriend burgle their country home. Lord Christopher Wellesley and his wife Lady Emma Wellesley entrusted Sarah Hallcup, 27, with the keys to their rambling home during the four years she looked after their children