REGARDING the police claim that they did not have the resources to deal with Mohibur Rahman, the convicted sex offender with a history of violence who attacked his colleagues at Darlington’s Shapla restaurant (Echo, Oct 26), surely that’s a preposterous thing for the police to say.

Anyone could see he was about to attack someone, yet they did nothing to stop him, despite having every opportunity to do so.

Your report also highlights insistent police claims that in general they are unable to cope adequately with all their priority situations because of overwork.

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I mean, come off it – who are they kidding? When did you last see a policeman in the street or anywhere else?

True enough the police usually do turn up after an incident, and they usually get in the way – but as regards doing anything useful or helpful: forget it.

Tony Kelly, Crook