Just to prove how crap our police service is...this from BBC
'The federation, which represents 130,000 rank-and-file officers, has published a dossier of "ludicrous" cases it claims are the result of Home Office targets.
The cases include:
A man from Cheshire who was cautioned for being "found in possession of an egg with intent to throw"
A child in Kent who was arrested after removing a slice of cucumber from a sandwich and throwing it at another youngster
A West Midlands woman arrested on her wedding day for criminal damage after her foot slipped on her accelerator pedal and her vehicle damaged a car park barrier
A child from Kent who was arrested for throwing cream buns at a bus
A 70-year-old Cheshire pensioner who was arrested for criminal damage after cutting back a neighbour's conifer trees
An officer in the West Midlands who was told to caution a man for throwing a glass of water over his girlfriend
Two children from Manchester who were arrested for being in possession of a plastic toy pistol