The Life of a Scilly Sergeant, Colin Taylor in conversation with Jak Stringer

“Like Heartbeat but less frenetic.” From stories of resuscitating goldfish to dealing with drunken anchor thieves, keeping the streets safe on Scilly has become essential reading for millions thanks to Colin’s official Facebook page for the Isles of Scilly Police. Colin talks to Jak Stringer about his book and recalls

The Life of a Scilly Sergeant, Colin Taylor in conversation with Jak Stringer

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“Like Heartbeat but less frenetic.”

From stories of resuscitating goldfish to dealing with drunken anchor thieves, keeping the streets safe on Scilly has become essential reading for millions thanks to Colin’s official Facebook page for the Isles of Scilly Police. Colin talks to Jak Stringer about his book and recalls some of his favourite incidents from his time policing the UK’s southernmost archipelago.

Colin Taylor has been a valuable member of the police force for over 20 years, 6 of which have been spent patrolling the idyllic Isles of Scilly, a group of islands off the south western tip of the Cornish peninsula. Alongside his policing duties Colin runs the Isles of Scilly Police’s official Facebook page and has amassed over 54,000 followers, inviting hundreds of comments and reviews from across the world, entertaining people with his stories of everyday police work.

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Colin Taylor, the Scilly Sergeant, in conversation with Jak Stringer at the 2016 Penzance Literary Festival

 

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