Havering Police guess identity of Eastenders murderer – get it wrong

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Havering officers posted this - Credit: Archant

They deal with crime every day for a living, but Havering’s police officers couldn’t guess the identity of the Eastenders murderer.

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While live tweeting calls made by members of the public yesterday, one of them took a break from reporting real-life crime and posted “officers now en route to #Walford to arrest a female for murder.”

The joke tweet, posted at 8.34pm, referred to the climax of the BBC1 soap’s murder mystery storyline, but the killer turned out to be 11-year-old boy Bobby Beale.

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The double episodes raked in 10 million viewers, and fans of the show on Twitter responded in good humour to the joke tweet.

It was the second Eastenders-themed post of the day, after officers removed a drum from the fast lane of the A127 in what they called a “preemptive Eastenders dum-dum moment.”

https://twitter.com/Gordon741/status/568517313449697280

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Meanwhile, in the real world, reported calls over the 12-hour period included a man arrested in Collier Row in relation to a £24,000 theft, three people arrested for possession with intent to supply cannabis, a cash machine skimming device being discovered and someone being arrested on a recall to prison.

On a lighter note, someone dialled 999 accidentally from their pocket and a customer belatedly paid for a delivered takeaway pizza.

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There were no calls quite on the level of the first one they received last time they did a tweetathon, though – when a woman reported her car missing, only to remember it was parked in a different street.

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