SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY, CALL 101
EMERGENCIES CALL 999
“Suspicious”, dictionary definition; “inclined or tending to believe that something is wrong”
Phrases used in police bulletins
‘Anyone who saw anything suspicious’
‘Report anyone acting suspiciously’
The above phrases have been taken from recent online police incident reports and I wonder how many people would have responded if they had realised that what they had seen was ‘suspicious’?
And to develop this a bit further, how many people would recognise suspicious activity in any context.
MORE INCLUDING THE SURPRISING CONSEQUENCE