Your nameless reader who wrote concerning the use by the West Mercia Police of New Rover 3500 models was, alas, sadly mistaken. This car was only a demonstration model on loan to the police for evaluation.
West Mercia are not in the habit of spending almost £5,000 on Rovers, they much prefer to spend over £7,000 on BMW cars, plus lesser amounts on BMW motorcycles. As you can imagine, this does not meet with the approval of the local populace, many of whom are involved in the British motor industry, but this appears to have little effect on purchasing policy.
I know that the Rover was well-liked by those police drivers who sampled it, and look forward to seeing them on the road in place of the BMWs.
Redditch R. M. NOON