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Published On: Tue, Aug 25th, 2015 at 5:33pm

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 REVIEW Alfie Moore A Fair Cop Stands Up ****

2015ALFIEMO_AAYby Michael Casey
A police officer from Scunthorpe, who is on sabbatical. Doesn’t sound promising but over the last two years, Alfie has made a real impression especially his Radio 4 podcasts.

Alfie is an unusually (in our experience) personable and self reflective bobby with an astute political mind (wonder what rank he is?)
Alfie sees the police at a cross roads and clearly subscribes to the school of “Cuts have consequences.” He takes us through several avenues during the hour and comes to a number of conclusions about the state of play for the police. it doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs but it is.

Alfie is so personable and so engaging that the audience love him. Alfie clearly loved/loves being a copper but is perhaps one of the best commentators on the present, some say parlous state of British policing.

 

Tickets here

Michael Casey is the Editor of YourThurrock and this review is a collaboration between The Edinburgh Reporter and YourThurrock, two of the many hyperlocal news websites in the UK.

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