Police padlock milk to stop station thief

Police padlock milk to stop station thief

Police have padlocked the milk in their communal fridge to avoid their drink being stolen.

Colleagues at Halifax police station in West Yorkshire were continuously annoyed discovering there was none of the cold stuff to put with their tea and coffee, and the fact they failed to catch the thirsty culprit.

In an attempt to prevent further theft of dairy product they put a bolt through the middle of the four-pint cartons to stop the poacher, according to the Metro newspaper.

PC Ryan Sharp, who tweeted the picture, said: "In other news, the milk theft in Halifax Police Station seems to be rife ... when he said find one without a padlock, thought he was joking!"