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Soldier barred from police for England tattoo

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26 03 08 - 06:56
A FORMER soldier who served in Iraq has been barred from joining the police because of a tattoo.

Craig Briggs was told the ‘England’ tattoo on his forearm “might be seen as racist or cause offence” by Greater Manchester Police.

Mr Briggs, 23, of Batley, said: “I thought, it only says England – what’s the big fuss about?
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Why shouldn't English people be pround of their nationality?

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