Tabloids Highlight Scilly’s Low Crime Rate
This time, the Daily Mirror has praised Sergeant Colin Taylor for his “hilarious” take on policing the islands.
Colin has used his Isles of Scilly Police Facebook page to thank criminals for their restraint in not committing crimes so he can focus on working with pupils at the Five Islands School.
He reports that there’s only been one theft, fuel taken from Pendrathen, in the last three weeks.
And the newspaper has quoted Colin’s reference to the practice of piling up towers of rocks and stones on the islands’ beaches.
Sgt Taylor discusses one of the rock stacks on St Martin’s. “Once I zoned out the discomfort of sitting in the lotus position on rocks it helped me find my centre,” he writes.
And to underline our low crime rate, the Daily Mirror’s website has used a photograph of the St Mary’s police team with the caption: “These police haven’t had much crime to deal with of late.”