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Hospital Beat: A Police Officer's Stories from Inside a Busy British Hospital


Hospital Beat: A Police Officer's Stories from Inside a Busy British Hospital

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    Available in PDF Format | Hospital Beat: A Police Officer's Stories from Inside a Busy British Hospital.pdf | English
    Jonathan Nicholas(Author)
Have you ever thought your local hospital might be haunted? Did you know the police are sometimes called upon to deal with thieving patients, dishonest staff, and even medical professionals with strange and disturbing sexual habits? Did you know hospitals are regularly and ruthlessly targeted by unscrupulous thieves? All this and more is probably happening in your local hospital, but so far you have been blissfully unaware. Until now! PC Jonathan Nicholas, a serving police officer, has worked an inner-city hospital beat for six years. He has decided to reveal some of the incidents he has dealt with and has collected them together in this book. Weird, shocking, moving, and often amusing, these incidents are a fictional tale based on real incidents and real people. Using information drawn from personal recollection, his police notebook, prosecution files, and anecdotes from staff, patients, and offenders, it is a collection of stories that have never been told before. The book reveals all the behind-the-scenes enquiries and efforts undertaken by this particular hospital police officer, with the invaluable assistance of the hospital staff themselves, in order to ensure such places remain safe and relatively crime-free. Television dramas about hospitals are never like this! A work of adult crime fiction, Hospital Beat is a unique insight into modern policing inside a British hospital and will appeal to fans of humorous 'I never knew that' writing. Author Jonathan takes writing inspiration from Dirk Bogarde.

After leaving school, Jonathan worked in a bank before spending four years working and travelling abroad. He returned to the UK in 1983 and joined the police service. He has been a serving police officer ever since and is married with two adult children.

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  • By MR P GILBERT on 6 April 2016

    Having read the author's book Who'd be a copper I simply had to read this one also. I like the style of the writing and the incidents he describes makes it live for you as if you were there with him.As an ex cop myself I can say these accounts and his feelings and thoughts are typical. It's a disgrace that senior managers tried to discipline him for publishing this book. Having read it I can see that he is honest in some of his thoughts but this never affected his actions. He should have been commended for his work and the number of criminals he dealt with and the number of victims he protected. However, this in itself shines a light on police culture and the mechanisms used to control officers. If you want an insight to what policing was like during this period and to hear honest thoughts of an operational copper then this book is a must read.Coppers are human not robots they have feelings and thought I admire the author for laying them bear for our benefit and insight.

  • By Guest on 29 December 2016

    What a great book!Amazon didn't have it in stock so I emailed the author directly who was extremely helpful and informed me when amazon would have stock again. The book was only delivered two days ago and I'll already nearly finished as I can't put it down.Look forward to reading his other books after this one.Recommend ready this :)

  • By Maggie on 7 April 2017

    As someone with past police connections I enjoyed the insight into another 'beat'. Like most occupations, a bit repetitive, but variable in a flash. Always expect the unexpected. I have weeks without reading, then read a book in 2 days, as I did with this. Like a diary, you don't have to follow a plot.Makes it easy to pick up if only 10 minutes to spend.

  • By Andrew B. on 12 March 2017

    An insight into British policing by a seasoned officer,shows the everyday problems the police have to face,whilst themselves being handcuffed by the politically correct police management and the ministers above them.Lots of laughs,surprise criminals and of course the violent side of our society,if by chance you don't enjoy the book,you've only paid a ridiculously low price.

  • By Andy Gilbert on 29 December 2016

    A collection of interesting, funny and a times bittersweet stories from a 'community within a community.' An honest account written in an entertaining style. There are plenty of police memoirs on the market and in my opinion this is one of the best.

  • By Yasmine becha on 16 June 2016

    I enjoyed this. But at times nit made unpleasant reading to see how awful people can be and without any concern or scruples. Was quite an eye opener to just what goes on in hospitals and around hospital grounds.

  • By dm on 15 January 2017

    Enjoyable read and insight as to what goes on in hospitals that patient and visitors are unaware of.

  • By Roger on 29 August 2016

    Fantastic book will make you smile feel so sad and laugh out loud this is the 2nd book I have read by this man well with downloading 5 stars any day

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