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Panda Patrol Car 1960s

Manchester City Police Ford Cortina patrol car from the 1960s.


These vehicles famously became known as 'Panda Cars' to the general public. The term comes from the fact that early version of this type of vehicle were painted black and white.


The term Panda is still used by many to describe small police patrol cars.


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You should call 101, the new national non-emergency number, to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response.


Always call 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, violence is being used or threatened or where there is danger to life.


You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.


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Taken on November 24, 2009