I found a bullet on the pavement outside my house today. It was about 9mm wide and flattened from the side rather than from the front as most spent bullets are. I thought that I’d better tell the police about it so I rang the number in the phone directory. After 15 minutes on hold I finally got through to someone. He wanted me to take it in to a police station. I said that I wasn’t prepared to spend half the day waiting around in Brixton police station so if it was all the same to him I’d just hang on to it and they could contact me if they needed it. He didn’t take my name but then maybe all my details were already scrolling across a screen in front of him.
Is this quite a usual occurrence in London these days? The man from the Met. didn’t seem very bothered about it. Maybe I’ve just been unlucky not to have found one before now. It’s not as though I don’t keep my eyes open; I’ve found loads of 1p coins.