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INSPECTOR. The name given to certain officers whose duties are to examine and inspect things over which they have jurisdiction; as, inspector of bark , one who is by law authorized to examine bark for exportation, and to approve or disapprove of its quality. Inspectors of customs are officers appointed by the general government: as to their duties, see Story's L. U. S. vol. 1, 590, 605, 609, 610, 612, 619, 621, 623, 650; ii. 1490, 1516; iii. 1650, 1790.

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Detective Constable Tom Hassell, 60, Acting Detective Inspector Paul Whatmore, 39, and Detective Sergeant Colin Lockwood, 55, won their case against Scotland Yard on Monday following an employment tribunal in Stratford, east London.
Acting Detective Inspector David Butt said: "We are investigating the supply in the Swansea area following the admission of three people to hospital who became very ill after taking the drug.
Acting Detective Inspector Alan Cairns of Northumbria Police, said: "An elderly and vulnerable man has been left shocked and extremely shaken by this incident.
Acting Detective Inspector Cheryl Rhodes said: "Kevin Bennett did nothing on the night he was fatally attacked to warrant or provoke the violence inflicted on him by the three defendants.
Acting Detective Inspector Andy Fennell said: "This was a very frightening ordeal for the young woman.
Acting Detective Inspector Neil Wynd said: "Thankfully, no-one was seriously injured as a result of this incident but it could have had far more serious consequences.
Acting Detective Inspector Gareth Morgan, of Bridgend CID, said: "Mrs Sparey was a well known character in the Caerau area and anyone who saw her between 9am on Friday, November 11, and 11am on Saturday, November 12, should contact Bridgend CID.
Anyone with information should contact Acting Detective Inspector Paul Gordon on 01642 302626 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Acting Detective Inspector Justin Evans, of Morriston CID, said: "The action of this man can only be described as despicable and cowardly in targeting an elderly and vulnerable lady in her own home.
We will utilise our expertise to secure their convictions and strip them of any assets they've gained through their part in crime," promised acting detective inspector Barrie McGregor.
Acting Detective Inspector Shirley Davies said: "This simple initiative gives the police another method to provide reassurance of personal safety.
Acting detective inspector Keith Clarke said today: "Someone, somewhere knows where this man is and we are today asking anyone with any information to contact us.