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No crime ?NO Terror? Fury as at least 21 on-duty police officers including a chief superintendent take time out and play on the dodgems at a fair – after the force claimed they were understaffed

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take time out and play on the dodgems at a fair – after the force claimed they were understaffed The officers were filmed enjoying the bumper cars when they should have been on duty at Hull Fair yesterday Among them was Chief Superintendent

Darren Downs, of Humberside Police, who is paid £80,000 a year With 40 police men and women on duty each day of the event, they only made four arrests over eight

days A crowd of on-duty police officers were spotted on the dodgems at a fair yesterday, sparking outrage from revellers who say they should have been fighting

crime. At least 21 police men and women were seen on the fairground ride in full

uniform at Hull Fair. Their antics have been met with fury as Humberside Police have repeatedly been reported saying they are stretched and understaffed.

A crowd of on-duty police officers were spotted on the dodgems at a fair yesterday, sparking outrage from revellers who say they should have been fighting crime.

At least 21 police men and women were seen on the fairground ride in full uniform at Hull Fair.

Their antics have been met with fury as Humberside Police have repeatedly been reported saying they are stretched and understaffed.

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At least 21 on-duty police officers were spotted having fun on the dodgems at Hull Fair yesterday. They were filmed by passers-by who were shocked to see the uniformed men and women having fun and not fighting crime

At least 21 on-duty police officers were spotted having fun on the dodgems at Hull Fair yesterday. They were filmed by passers-by who were shocked to see the uniformed men and women having fun and not fighting crime

The Humberside Police staff (pictured) were heavily criticised for their antics, having only arrested four people over the course of the eight-day event - despite having 40 officers on duty each day 

The Humberside Police staff (pictured) were heavily criticised for their antics, having only arrested four people over the course of the eight-day event – despite having 40 officers on duty each day

The force made a total of four arrests over the course of the eight-day event with 40 officers on-duty each day.

All the arrests were for minor offences, including being drunk and disorderly, and involving a mother in charge of a child.

Among the thrill-seeking officers spotted on the bumper cars was Chief Superintendent Darren Downs, whose annual salary is £80,000.

He later posted online: ‘Fantastic afternoon at the fair.’

Inspector Scott Snowden tweeted pictures of his colleagues, saying: ‘Cops having a bit of well earned fun with people at the fair!

‘Ch Supt Darren Downs at Hull Fair. He enjoyed that more than the others!’