Crime falls at least 10% in half of police force areas despite stringent budget cuts

Crime plummets by as much as 22% in some areas DESPITE savage budget cuts Crime down by at least 10% in 19 of 43 force areas in England & WalesComes as police and government clash over cuts and 'Plebgate' affairCrime plummets by 22% in Nottinghamshire and 18% in Northumbria | UPDATED: 07:48 GMT, 31 December 2012 The rift between the Government and police is poised to deepen as crime continues to fall despite unprecedented cuts in officer numbers. Ministers seized on figures which reveal that crime has fallen steeply over the past two years across England and Wales. The number of recorded offences fell by at least 10 per cent in 19 out of 43 forces as budgets were slashed by an average of just under 10 per cent.

Is this driver putting his feet up? Motorist caught on camera "speeding with legs out window" on Australian motorway

Is this driver putting his feet up Motorist caught on camera 'speeding with legs out window' on Australian motorwayThe provisional driver was caught on the Eastern Freeway, Melbourne, appearing to drive with his legs out of the windowIt believed police have now 'made contact' with the man after they appealed for him to come forwardBut some have questioned whether it is 'physically possible' for the legs to belong to the driver | UPDATED: 18:35 GMT, 26 December 2012 Australian police have ‘made contact’ with a young motorist who appeared to be driving along a Melbourne motorway with his legs hanging out of the window. Police had pleaded with him to come forward after pictures emerged on the internet. It appeared to show the driver speeding down the Eastern Freeway with his legs protruding from the side window while the vehicle hurtles along in cruise control