The case of police time being wasted ‘investigating’ damage to daffodils the other week seemed like it couldn’t be beaten for ludicrousness, but Devon & Cornwall Constabulary have managed it. They are currently investigating a common assault after a 13 year old from Torpoint Community College allegedly threw a marshmallow at another pupil. The boy called his parents to tell them, who decided the issue was serious enough to ring the police about. The group involved were taken out of their lessons and asked to give statements on the incident.
This news comes in the wake of the revelation that Devon and Cornwall Police has the lowest proportion of officers on frontline duty in the country. With resources already tight you would think someone at the constabulary would realise when a case like this is not worth investigating. Police said they were dealing with an ‘incident’ which happened near the school, and ‘further inquiries are being made.’ We can only hope they manage to solve this heinous crime as soon as possible.