"Got the statement?"
"Oh yeah, sarge. Just had the witness shouting at me for the last hour. But we'll never get a warrant on the strength of his testimony."
"Why not? He's an experienced builder. They're not given to flights of fancy."
"The bar was quiet. It was ten in the morning, and no one's going out right now. He was right by the bar, and and our suspects were at the end of the pub garden when the conversation happened."
"Was the pub closed up?"
"No, they'd got those big double doors to the garden open. The barman was keeping half an eye on the two at the end of the place."
"The pair were right at the end of the garden, by the building works for those flats, with the concrete mixer going on since nine. There's been fifteen noise complaints so far."
"Make that twenty-one."
"Ah shit. Anyway, sarge, our witness is the digger operator. He'd just jumped out for a packet'o'pig because they didn't need him on site for a bit. He'd been in the cab running the thing not fifteen minutes before."
"He wasn't wearing any, Sarge. He doesn't even own them."
"Then we might get our warrant after all. Let me talk to him."
Why does the sarge think they can get a warrant?
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