Student Handcuffed For Giving Homeless Man £1 Wins Payout After Police Thought It Was Drugs Deal

George Wilson, from Merseyside, was unlawfully detained by police under the misuse of drugs act in January last year following a night out in Liverpool city centre, the Liverpool Echo reports.


The 20-year-old told police officers he was a “student of the law”, to which an officer replied: “Look buddy, if I lock you up for being drunk and disorderly, because that’s what you are being, you won’t be a student of the law any more. I’ll take that off you. So shut your mouth and stop being stupid.”

Wilson then argued: “I haven’t committed disorder. I’ve been polite. I’ve been respectful.”

According to Wilson, the officer then added: “That’s not how I’ll write it up, pal.”

The Liverpool John Moores student recorded the exchange on his phone, and Merseyside Police advised the officer in question not to use the words again as they could be interpreted differently – although the force denied the officer had threatened to falsify a statement.

“The officer involved in this incident was spoken to about the matter at a misconduct meeting earlier in the year and was provided with advice and training.

“Merseyside Police remains absolutely committed to the highest integrity and the professional standards of its officers at all times.”

Greece debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that after a “tough battle”, Greece had secured debt restructuring and a “growth package”.

The bailout is conditional on Greece passing agreed reforms by Wednesday.

These include measures to streamline pensions, raise tax revenue and liberalise the labour market.

An EU statement spoke of up to €86bn (£61bn) of financing for Greece over three years.

Though it included an offer to reschedule Greek debt repayments “if necessary”, there was no provision for the reduction in Greek debt – or so-called “haircut” – that the Greek government had sought.

“There will not be a ‘Grexit’,” said European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, referring to the fear that if there had been no deal, Greece could have crashed out of the euro.

Mr Tsipras also said he had the “belief and the hope that… the possibility of ‘Grexit’ is in the past”.

“The deal is difficult but we averted the pursuit to move state assets abroad,” he said. “We averted the plan for a financial strangulation and for the collapse of the banking system.”

Latest autonomous Audi RS7 is lighter and faster

Robby the real racing robot car

Audi put the self-driving RS7 to the test at the Sonoma Raceway in California, where it lapped the 2.5-mile circuit in 2:01.01. Audi also claimed the RS7 ‘turned in lap times that were better than those of sports car drivers’ – though a fast lap in a WTCC racer with a pro driver behind the wheel is around 15 seconds quicker.

Power remains unchanged in the updated version, with the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 developing 552bhp but having shed 400kg acceleration has improved although Audi has not yet released any performance figures.

5 thoughts on “Student Handcuffed For Giving Homeless Man £1 Wins Payout After Police Thought It Was Drugs Deal

  1. I barely trust computers now and the ones at my office crash at least a few times a year. Why in the hell would put my life in the hands of a computer hurling me down the road at 70+ mph?


  2. The way a car drives is a key part of marketing and allows automakers to distinguish themselves and theoretically charge premiums over the competition. I’m not going get into a debate about whether Audi makes cars that more or less engaging/fun/entertaining to drive. But I will say that as more cars become autonomous, there will be one less thing to differentiate one from another.


  3. With all of this autonomous tech coming out ever quicker, I’m glad I learned how to drive a manual and bought one for my daily driver while I still had the chance.


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