And finally… dough-nut pass go

A police officer who allegedly scanned a box of expensive Krispy Kreme doughnuts at a self-service checkout as a single carrot is facing a misconduct hearing.

Cambridgeshire police officer Simon Read could be sacked over allegations he paid just seven pence for a £9.95 box of doughnuts in February.

According to the public notice for the hearing, PC Read was on duty and in uniform when he “intentionally scanned the barcode for the carrots instead of the bar code for the donuts [sic]”.

He is accused of breaking professional standards in respect of honour and integrity as well as discreditable conduct.

The latter “is so serious that dismissal would be justified and consequently it amounts to gross misconduct”, the notice states.

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