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The Met Police have just fired off a piece of top-shelf Twitter banter

The Met Police have just fired off a piece of top-shelf Twitter banter

It’s usually tired puns and cringe-making alleged “jokes”, but let’s hand it to the cops when credit’s due.

Police in Kingston, south-west London, have struggled to pin down a burglary suspect, so they decided to pen an open letter to her on Twitter instead.

The letter reads: “We have a slight suspicion that you might be blanking us #Awkward. You don’t text, you don’t call back and haven’t accepted our friend request.”

The recipient, Tracey Dyke, is a suspect in multiple burglaries in Kingston where vulnerable victims were targeted, leaving them “traumatised and very upset”.

The cops attached a shot of Dyke to the tweet and told her to hand herself in, and asked members of the public to call 999 if they spot her.

The detectives signed off: “Looking forward to seeing you soon and happy new year…”

In the spirit of humorous authority, here’s a brief sample of other police having a little bit of fun on Twitter.

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