Milkmen turn to crime fighting to help make communities safer

April 28, 2015

As well as ensuring families have milk delivered daily to their doorsteps, drivers from McQueens Dairies are also community crime busters.

Drivers working for the family firm have helped to catch a notorious criminal who had escaped from jail, assisted a pensioner with dementia and retained a drunk driver until the police arrived.

The eagle-eyed milkmen who get to know their communities inside out as they work in darkness in the early hours, have also stopped thieves breaking into houses as well as stealing manhole covers from drains and weighing the metal to get cash.

McQueens Dairies director Calum McQueen said: “Our milkmen are very much a part of the community they deliver in and they get to know their customers really well. They notice when something isn’t quite right and we’ve had quite a few incidences where they have helped the police.

“While one of our milkmen was at a house delivery he managed to stop and retain a drunk driver after he smashed into five parked cars. He called the police and stayed with the drunk driver until police arrested him.”

On another occasion a McQueens Dairies driver from Kirkcaldy in Scotland, spotted a notorious criminal who had broken out of prison. He informed police after recognising the escapee on the street and he was arrested and taken back to jail.

“We are very proud of our milkmen for helping to bring criminals to justice,” added Calum. “Our priority is deliver the milk first and ‘keep people safe’ second. Helping to beat crime is an added bonus of people coming back to doorstep milk deliveries.”

McQueens Dairies, a third generation family firm, was founded in 1995 and delivers milk to the doorsteps of thousands of residential properties across the UK, as well as providing a service to commercial premises.

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