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CRYER, practice. An officer in a court whose duty it is to make various proclamations ordered by the court.

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Vic Watson - named Town Cryer Of The Year in October - is alleged to have illegally claimed pounds 9,000 of benefits over the past three years.
It is claimed he made false statements by failing to declare his work as a town cryer, toastmaster and part-time clown to get housing benefit, council tax relief and income support.
Inspector Andrew Monroe (Colin Tarrant), who is no spring chicken himself, said they needed experienced officers like Cryer.
Even Pc Reg Hollis (Jeff Stewart), who is not quick on the uptake, smelt a rat: "What they have handed Sgt Cryer is a poisoned chalice.