A quick thank you to one of the police cars of Newham.
There we were last night – driving on blue lights and sirens to a job which would ultimately prove to be as dull as ditchwater.
I'm racing down Barking road, I always race to high priority jobs, it's what I'm paid to do.
Ahead of us, at the junction with Ron Leighton way there is a police car. They see and hear us coming, so they pull over to let us pass. Just then another car decides to overtake the police car in the middle of the junction, pulling out in front of us we have to slam on the brakes to avoid driving into them.
I may have honked our horn at them.
So it was with much merriment that I saw in our rear view mirror the police car pulling the car over in preparation for a jolly good talking to.
We were laughing about it for the rest of our shift.
So if anyone from Newham police read this (and I know that some do), a big thanks from this particular LAS crew.
I also wonder if the driver of the car is that rarity in Newham – someone with a valid license, road tax and insurance.