Don’t investigate thefts, assaults or hit-and-runs, police told

British police forces are refusing to investigate assaults, thefts and hit-and-run car crashes, prompting growing concern about the priorities set by some chief constables, it can be revealed.

Leicestershire Police faced outright ridicule earlier this week when it emerged officers will only probe break-ins at properties with even door numbers, while failing to turn out for identical crimes at homes with odd numbers.