BRITAIN'S most under-worked policeman has an impeccable record as a
community's law enforcement officer -- 19 years without a single crime.
Roadman Archie McConnell has been a special constable since 1974 on
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the Hebridean island of Colonsay -- population 102 -- where the last
recorded crime, treachery against the king, was in 1623.
His biggest investigation came two years ago when he interviewed the
crew of a yacht suspected of stealing a collection box from neighbouring
''I went in my roadman's boiler suit, stood the lads in a line and
asked the guilty parties to own up,'' he said in an interview with Bella
''They didn't, so I let the Oban police take over the case. I didn't
hear the result.''
The 52-year-old unpaid bobby does have a uniform -- which he last wore
on General Election day ''when I manned the polling booth to prevent