The South Wales Argus report:

Police officers spend their lives combatting crime, but this didn’t stop some especially brazen thieves stealing items ranging from a Taser to anoraks and a top hat from Gwent Police.

New figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show 93 thefts from the force between 2008 and 2012. The total value of the items stolen came to more than £15,799.

One Gwent Police Taser worth £1,022 was lost near Maindee in May 2011 when it became dislodged from an officer’s equipment vest as they pursued an offender.

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