This is the story of the daily life of a police officer on the beat in a rural market town on the North West coast of England. Police Constable Tom Springfield is a family man who voluntarily transfers from a busy industrial town to the rural police force of Denby. Unlike in the big town he realises that he will no longer be a faceless number, but a familiar figure to the locals in the town, something he welcomes heartily. He quickly learns to adjust as his daily duties include dealing with the drunks, thieves, death and dragons.... The stories in the book are all based on true life and death incidents experienced by the author during his time on the beat. All identities have been sufficiently changed in order to protect the guilty, as well as the innocent. Winston Manton is a pen name.