Where were the police ?

Amid all the furore and fuss about the scavenging of "plunder" washed up on the beaches of Dorset and Devon from the stricken ship "The MSC Napoli", one question keeps coming to mind.
Where were the police ?

If the ship does contain dangerous chemicals, shouldn't the police have been there to keep people away whilst people stealing items from the beach should also have been dealt with.

Now the police are there, but for goodness sake, why did it take 24 hours for them to notice ?


Justin said...

Tottaly agree, Nich. Where would the Catholic Church be if you removed all their gay priests?

Tom Papworth said...

Perhaps, like the US soldiers in Bagdhad the first few days after the fall of Saddam, they thought it best to allow the population to enjoy the moment.