Bang! Bang! Your Dead!

From  30 November 2008.  Police guard the scene of a Police shooting at Guildford Cathedral tonight

From 30 November 2008. Police guard the scene of a Police shooting at Guidlfrod Cathedral tonight

Police in Surrey shot dead a man that was alleged to have been armed with a firearm, within the grounds of the Guildford Cathedral. The incident happened at about 1500hrs on Sunday afternoon, the Police Complaints Commission have been called in to carry out an enquiry. However, when I phoned the Surrey Police Voice Bank at 1830, the only announcement (which was added at 1820) was about a single vehicle collision in Hooley, in which one person was injured. Not a mention of the fact that Surrey Police had shot dead someone.

A phone call to the Command and Control room, resulted with some muppet who would only say “No Comment” despite the fact that all I wanted was a location. Surrey Police are probably not the least media friendly force in the UK, but fuck me they are useless. When Milly Dowler was abducted they denied for two days that there was an abduction, then they came, late, to the media expecting us to run a huge campaign on their behalf. They could learn a lot from Sussex Police in how to manage the media.

Really Bizarre though is a quote from the BBC website:

The cathedral was made famous by The Omen – when a young boy sees the spire and the building comes into view he is thrown into a rage. He foams and the mouth and tries to bite his mother.
The cathedral’s dean, Victor Stock, has said the filmmakers should never have been allowed to use the building because it made some people frightened to come in

trust me the reason they are frightened to go to the cathedral is because it is probably full of Paedophile Church representatives not because it appeared in a film in 1976.