Spent all day knocking on doors (well, walking up to doors and demanding to be let in) of various businesses on this murder case.
It's going quite well. We're fairly sure the net is tightening nicely. It's just a LOT of work. Everyone who doesn't let us in we get a warrant for. I've got two of the team living at the court to get them for us. Although now word is spreading, most people don't bother giving us the runaround.
It does really piss me off though. We're after a gang who are murderers, people traffickers, drug smugglers and the rest. And these people won't let us in their business premises because they've got a few boxes off the back of a lorry. It's that sort of area though.
By the end of the day I've virtually forgotten my own name, all I get all day is 'filth', 'pig' and the rest. Sal gets it worse, though, so I shouldn't complain.
Seen a few faces from my youth, too. Well, I say youth - from when I walked a beat. Interesting to see what they've all branched out into.
And as I said on Danger's blog, the last guy today just kept sucking on his pen - properly sliding it in and out of his mouth. I had no idea if it was a nervous tic or he was genuinely trying to give me the come-on. He was a big bloke, sweating a lot, very very bad tattoos. Not my type.
I feel like I should help further Danger's education with a nice trip to Soho one day. Get him to stop frequenting Tescos, where he gets funny looks for buying lube and cucumbers, and into Prowler, where he'll get funny looks if he doesn't. (For future ref, Danger, I prefer Elbow Grease or Gun Oil. But I know you want the jam flavour...)
Also would put a stop to his fears of Sherlock intercepting any 'interesting' looking parcels which would possibly otherwise arrive at our door. I mean, if Sherlock found a pot of lube in a parcel God knows where it would all end up. It would end up like one of those terrible movies about kids who foil adult's plans - Home Alone or whatever. And we'd never catch him. He'd be too slippery.
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