Bobby saw the whole of the moon on dog­ging site

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A ROOKIE PC has be­come a laugh­ing stock af­ter ra­dio­ing his sergeant to tell him he was off to in­ves­ti­gate a ‘sus­pi­cious light source’...which turned out to be THE MOON.

The con­sta­ble was on duty one night last month when he spot­ted a ‘shin­ing light’ over Clent Hills in Worces­ter­shire – a dog­ging hotspot.

As he was on duty by him­self, he ra­dioed his sergeant, telling him he was ‘off up the hills’ to in­ves­ti­gate.

He warned his boss that as he was ‘sin­gle-crewed’ he might re­quire back-up.


It is be­lieved the of­fi­cer thought he might catch dog­gers ‘at it’ when he mis­took the bright light of the moon for car head­lights.

But, af­ter walk­ing for 20 min­utes, the red­faced bobby ra­dioed his sergeant back... telling him the ‘light source’ was the MOON.

A po­lice source said: “The of­fi­cer was a lit­tle re­luc­tant to come back on duty the next day.

“He knew he was go­ing to get a rib­bing and he’s had pic­tures of were­wolves put on his locker by some of the of­fi­cers.

“It will take a long time for him to live this one down.”

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