Lessons will be learnt from the deaths of two German Shepherd dogs left in a hot car, a senior Nottinghamshire police officer has said.And while I'm sure that the handler will be beside themselves, that should not be used (as it certainly wouldn't be if a civilian had done this) to excuse him or her from the punishment that must surely be coming their way.
The animals were found dead in the private vehicle outside the force's headquarters in Nottingham on Tuesday.
And when that's decided, can they please also apply it - tenfold - to the idiot responsible for this display of mawkish sentimentality:
The police laid a bunch of white lilies, chrysanthemums and gypsophila outside the force's headquarters today. Members of the public were told they could also lay flowers outside the HQ if they wished.Has the heat got to everyone? Or is this a cynically-judged PR attempt to dispel the well-deserved critiscism heading their way?