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John Donoghue

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Cardiff, The United Kingdom



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I never set out to be a writer… I wanted to be a sailor… and a soldier… and a that's what I did.

I've travelled the world serving in the Royal Navy and then the British Army. When I left, I joined the police where I'm still a serving officer.

I soon found out in my varied careers that FACT is stranger then FICTION. I'd come across so many funny, bizarre and interesting tales that I felt it was a crime not to write them down... otherwise they just get forgotten.

So that's what I did and to date, I've have written four books based on my experiences...

The police books, in 'The True Story of a Front Line Officer' series include:

'Police, Crime & 999'

'Police, Lies & Alibis'

'Police, Arrests & Suspects'

My Military servic

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Police, Arrests & Suspects by John   Donoghue
"Still laughing

Highly recommended for those who like hearing about police work and also enjoy a good belly laugh. Donoghue does it again! "
Police, Arrests & Suspects by John   Donoghue
"Another excellent read from John Donoghue.

Chapter One will crack you up. If you like his other books then this is a must.

John told me today that he's already started work on a new book too :)"
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"Another fun read from PC Donoghue! He invites the reader along for a ride to meet some of the unique characters he has dealt with in his law enforcement career thus far and his descriptions of many of the situations in which he finds himself made..." Read more of this review »
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Fascinating ....but bizarre.
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“I vividly remember approaching the Resusci Annie doll in the final assessment and singing, ‘Annie are you ok, so are you ok Annie, are you ok Annie, Annie are you ok’. It didn’t”
John Donoghue, Police, Crime & 999 - The True Story of a Front Line Officer

“I’m not the most confident person when it comes to administering first aid, but I am probably the most germ conscious. I hope you close the lid of the toilet when you flush. If you don’t, the swirl of the water breaking up your poop sends millions of tiny poop molecules flying about the bathroom. And you know where they like landing best? On your toothbrush! And speaking of toothbrushes, what can be more horrible than going into the bathroom and seeing the bristles from your brush touching the bristles from your partner’s brush! My God, you can almost see those germs running from theirs to yours!”
John Donoghue, Police, Crime & 999 - The True Story of a Front Line Officer

“Since I didn’t see any friendly advice given out after this job, I’ll add my own: don’t keep tomatoes in the fridge – they’ll lose their taste.”
John Donoghue, Police, Crime & 999 - The True Story of a Front Line Officer

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