Policing a sprawling and densely populated city like London can be an arduous, and sometimes, extremely perilous task.
Take last Tuesday for example
There were tens of thousands of anti- Donald Trump demonstrators marching from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street to protest the president’s state visit
At about 13.00, we received a shout that scuffles were taking place outside The Lord Moon On The Mall public house in Whitehall between protestors and a gang of pro-Trump supporters.
We arrived on the scene to be met with an ugly brawl and a number of casualties lying in the street.
Fortunately, the guvnor of the pub hadn’t closed the doors, so while my colleagues waded in with their truncheons, I went to the bar and drank steadily for 3 hours until I spewed my guts up over the barmaid.
Ted Stupor is vice chairman of The Dangerously Enlarged Liver Society