A policeman cuts down a door using a chainsaw.

A policeman cuts down a door using a chainsaw.

By Kevin John Braid

Police in Runcorn have boasted on Facebook about a door they vandalised with a chainsaw in a bust to recover half a joint.

The post boasted that a “Misuse of Drugs Act warrant was executed and a quantity of drugs had been seized”. What they fail to mention is the “quantity’” of drugs was half a spliff in an ashtray.

Entry was gained to the property with a chainsaw, causing expensive damage to the door, which will have to be paid for by the owner, since a tiny amount of cannabis was found.

Under UK law, if the police gain forced access to the property, if they find no illegal activities, they have to pay for the damage. However, because a half a joint was found then they are not responsible to pay for the damage.

British police are notorious to find any excuse to get out of paying for any property they have vandalised. There have even been reports of drugs being planted, just so they don’t get lumbered with a big repair bill.

The Internet hits back at Runcorn Police

The photo of the broken door was proudly displayed on the Facebook page of Runcorn police, which has led to a deluge of unimpressed commenters who would prefer the police solved real crimes – you know, ones that actually have a victim.

The only victim here is Jade Hamilton, who is a victim of having her property vandalised and theft of her herbal cannabis.

Comment by Jade Hamilton on Runcorn police's Facebook page

Jade Hamilton reveals it was here house the police vandalised to steal half a joint of cannabis. The police deleted the comment, but we managed to save a screenshot.

Jade’s comment was deleted, but that didn’t stop her from posting again,

Jade Hamilton complains that Runcorn Police deleted her Facebook comment.

Jade Hamilton complains that Runcorn Police deleted her Facebook comment.

Jade Hamilton was backed up by an army of Internet commenters who derided the police for smashing down a door to confiscate half a spliff.

The UK Medical Cannabis Community sarcastically wrote: “The people of Runcorn will sleep safely at night knowing you vandalised a door to steal a medicinal herbal joint.”

Others pointed out that the police were wasting taxpayers’ money and should prioritise their resources for more serious crimes.

Runcorn is an industrial town and cargo port in the Borough of Halton in Cheshire, it’s located to the southeast of the Liverpool City Region on the southern bank of the River Mersey where the estuary narrows to form the Runcorn Gap.

The placxe has a bit of a reputation for drunkenness in the town’s pubs which sell cut-price booze that is much cheaper than most places in the UK.

Facebook comment: I've been to Runcorn once. I'd never seen so many drunk people getting intoxicated on legal alcohol, although, not surprising as it's so cheap in that town. They cause far more trouble than someone smoking a joint in the privacy of their own home, but they are probably much more difficult to arrest, so easier to go after the harmless cannabis consumers.

Feed The Bird’s Chris Bovey is one of many commentators who derided Runcorn police.

Paedophiles in Runcorn spared jail while cannabis growers are caged

It appears in Runcorn, paedophilia is not considered such a serious offence.

In 2015, Terence Ludgate, aged 47, escaped jail with a suspended sentence for possessing indecent images of children, three charges of making indecent images, two offences of possessing extreme pornography and one charge of distributing indecent images when he appeared at Runcorn Magistrates Court on July 1st, 2015.

Earlier this year, twisted pervert. Alexander Rowe from Runcorn was also spared prison for downloading and sharing some of the most horrific obscene images, with some of the victims ranging from about 2 to 14 years.

Runcorn police with a chainsaw

Don’t get caught with cannabis in Runcorn or the police will come after you.

Another paedophile from Runcorn, Gordon McKie, also escaped incarceration for downloading and distributing indecent images, including category A indecent images – the most serious in the eyes of the law.

Last year, Carl Robinson, from Runcorn, used a dark web browser to build up his catalogue of 342 sickening photos – including 15 in Category A, the worst type.

The Daily Mail reported that Robinson had searched for ‘pre-teen’ and ‘young teen’, and after he downloaded the images – some from a Russian website – he used ‘cleaning’ software to cover his tracks.

One of the photos showed a girl ‘no older than four’ being raped, while another showed a rape involving a female victim aged 10-12 years old dressed as a nurse.

Downloading and distributing child pornography is, of course, a very serious offence with very real victims who are abused for the sick satisfaction of perverts. If they did not download and distribute these repugnant images then there would be no demand.

Sadly, with the knowledge that the Courts will just give you a slap on the wrist if you are found in possession of such depraved images, it does not deter people from committing these vile crimes.

Cannabis is worse than child pornography according to Merseyside Courts

The law takes a different approach in Runcorn if you are caught selling or growing cannabis. In 2018, an 18-year-old, Lewis Bates, was handed a three-year sentence by a judge for dealing in weed. He was caught with 15 bags of cannabis and a small amount of MDMA.

Dean Potter, 21, from Runcorn, was also sent down by the courts with a sentence of two years and 99 days for dealing cannabis.

35-year-old Vincent Adamson was also unlucky to feel the harsh end of the law, receiving a 21-month prison sentence for growing cannabis plants in Runcorn.

The message from the Courts in the Merseyside area is quite clear, if you break the law by downloading and distributing degnerate pornographic images of children, you can expect a slap on the wrist and no jail time.

Yet, if you are caught growing or selling cannabis, the same plant the Tories legally make millions from growing, then you can expect to have your life ruined with a stint inside one of Britain’s prisons.


Kevin John Braid in Amersterdam.

Kevin John Braid in Amsterdam.

Kevin John Braid is an artist, writer and activist who was born in Scotland, grew up in the U.S.A. (California and Arizona), lived in England for a few years, and now lives in Poland. He has spent many years fighting against marijuana prohibition and is a lover of books, cooking and Nietzsche.

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