One of the "recommended" blogs linked to from this blog is Inspector Gadget, a real-life police inspector with "Ruralshire Constabulary". He provided a fascinating insight into the true nature of policing today. But now the blog is gone, wiped clean. The publisher of his book, Wasting Police Time, comments here.
The blog was anonymous - no-one knew the inspector's real identity - just like few know mine. He did not post a final goodbye message, nor has he left available the enormous archive of posts, 2 or 3 a week since 2006, so one must suspect some sort of foul-play. He was a thorn in the side of police higher-ups and his identity may have been discovered and his job threatened unless he removed the blog.
So, another dissenter has been silenced. I will leave the link in case he comes back, and as a form of tribute.