Ah the good old days of coppering before PACE, the CPS and The Human Rights Act. When someone got slapped rather than a conviction. Ok, so the lads in Germany seem to be taking it a tad too far. I certainly won't try and complain about them so thanks for the heads up.
Truth is Gaffer, our police are so scared of getting disciplined that they have stopped doing much at all. The kids know it and are therefore free to run riot.