Am I the only male who is concerned about how 'Kent's Finest' will react should I call for help when my 'missus' sets about me with a rolling pin?
I thought we lived in a Britain of sexual equality, but this is not the case in terms of domestic violence apparently. Readers of yesterday's Thanet Times may have picked up on 3 stories of 'domestic strife'. I cannot help but feel sorry for Lee Wren (aged 27) who rang 999 to report his girlfriend for attacking him.
Now, before you think , what a 'wimp', remember that domestic violence against males is not uncommon. However, poor Lee did not realise that it is 'policy' for Kent Police to 'go in and get the male out as quickly as possible' in utter disregard of the fact that the male might have called them for his own safety!
Now poor Lee faces a whole load of grief because he took exception to being grabbed by police and being bundled into a car and being whisked away to be locked up in the cells. The immediate assumption was that Lee was 'knocking around' his girlfriend and that she was innocent, despite the fact that he was the original '999' complainant. He is now awaiting sentence for the heinious offences of trying to stop officers from handcuffing him; punching a police car window; bringing his hand down on the police station counter and according to police,. 'moving to strike the face of an officer'. He was even overheard shouting (quite understandably perhaps) "Tell me what I have done or I will kick off". By the way, his girlfriend "did not pursue any allegation of assault against him'. Hang on here, who rang the police and why?
So, be careful if you are a man, and your female 'other half ' sets about you with a meat cleaver. Don't bother dialling 999; in Britain you will be immediately arrested. Leg it out of harms way fast for your own safety in every respect!