Protester smokes 'spliff' outside police station in Walthamstow east London ...

Fed-up protester, 44, smokes a 'giant spliff' outside a police station in one-man demonstration over rising crime and fewer officers on the streets Courtney Barrett stood outside his local police station in Walthamstow, London He claims to have been there all day without a single police officer passing by  44-year-old complained he is paying council tax for 'non-existent police'  

By Lara Keay For Mailonline

Published: 15:00 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 15:00 BST, 1 April 2019

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One man was so fed up with the state of policing in his area that he 'smoked a giant spliff' outside his local station in protest. 

Courtney Barrett, 44, decided to stand outside his nearest Met Police safer neighbourhood centre smoking cannabis because he 'knew he wouldn't get arrested'.

He claims he was outside the shop in Walthamstow, east London for an entire day without seeing a police officer.

Sick of police budget cuts he posted a picture of himself on social media, with the caption: 'WHERE ARE THE POLICE NOWADAYS???? 

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