When firefighters were called to an incident recently little did they know that their life-saving skills would be required but in a very different way.
Green Watch from Fulwell Fire Station in Sunderland responded to a call received by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service's Control Room at 22:28 on Saturday 20 September. The incident at a house in Hardwick Rise, Sunderland involved a water leak which was affecting the electrics.
On arrival the crew found water gushing from the upstairs of the house. Two firefighters went to investigate the cause whilst a further two searched for the stop cock to turn the water off.
Whilst the firefighters were busy dealing with the incident the occupier, an elderly lady, collapsed following a heart attack. Firefighter Nicola Pattison discovered the lady and on investigation found she had stopped breathing. She called for assistance and together with colleague Firefighter Bob Carr began CPR.
Bob, 50, from Sunderland has been a firefighter for more...
Operation Hatay Two has led to more than 173 arrests, spread over the North, East, West and Ellesmere Port policing areas. The type of arrests have been very diverse, from road traffic matters, burglary, through to drugs related offences.
Superintendent Pete Crowcroft said: “During Operatoin Hatay Two, different teams came together once again to locate and arrest those people who were evading justice. These included officers from Neighourhood Policing Units, the Major Investigation Team and others within the force operations department.
“At headquarters, the Courts and Criminal Records section helped to ensure the arrest teams had the best possible information and liaised with the courts to ensure that those arrested could be dealt with swiftly.
“This operation showed once more, officers won′t take no for an answer when it comes to tracking down and searching property where an offender could be. The message to officers was that no stone should be left...
Police are investigating after an arson attack at a skate park caused more than £10,000 worth of damage.
The park, which is currently under construction in Middletons Road, Yaxley, was targeted between September 12 and Monday, September 15.
Arsonists cut a hole in a security fence and started several small fires which damaged the surface of the park.
PC Debs Hill, who is investigating, said: “This park is being constructed for young people in the area and will bring benefits for the whole community so it is appalling that someone has chosen to damage it in this way. I would appeal for anyone with any information to get in touch.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Hill on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
A college welfare officer and young person’s football coach who downloaded thousands of indecent images of children has been sentenced.
Daniel Dawson (born 13/10/1977), of Warrington Road, Stalybridge, pleaded guilty to 19 offences of possessing and making indecent images of children.
Today, 23 September 2014, Dawson was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Minshull Street Crown Court. He was also given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for ten years and ordered to sign the Sex Offender’s Register for the same period.
Dawson’s offending came to light as a result of Operation Spade, an international investigation led by Canadian Police into the activities of an online retailer based in Canada who were trading as a film distribution company.
This investigation established that many of the films available through this company contained child pornography and indecent images of children. When warrants were executed at the Canadian premises, customers...
The FBU backed show Pits and Perverts will be on stage in London and Belfast this October, returning after a successful run last year.
Set in 1984 at the height of the miners’ strike, Pits and Perverts tells the uplifting story of the Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) group and their tireless support for miners and their families in South Wales.
Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “It is an honour for the FBU to support a production recalling such an important struggle in modern trade union history as we remember the 30th anniversary of the miners strike.
“The hardship faced by mining communities and by the LGBT community under the Thatcher government needs to be remembered at a time where we face another assault on working people and public services.”
Pits and Perverts will be at the RADA Studio Theatre, 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX from 1 – 3 October.
You can find further information on the London show here.
It will then move to the Lyric Theatre, Naughton Studio, 55 Ridgestreet, Belfast, BT9 5TB from 8 – 11 October.
You can find further information on the Belfast show here.
The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that PCC Anthony Stansfeld (Thames Valley) has declared that 400 police officers will have to be cut in order to balance the books and meet the falling contributions from the Treasury. The article goes on to say:
“There will be across-the-board cuts on most, if not all, types of policing.” Mr Stansfeld said the prospect of losing so many officers meant it might not be possible to “keep a lid on” crime in larger towns in his area, including Slough and Reading.
The timing of this is intriguing. Perhaps it is a shot across the bow of the government and a way for Mr Stansfeld to assert the importance and indeed independence of PCCs. In a week where the Labour Party conference is underway and Yvette Cooper has announced that a future Labour government will axe PCCs, I am left wondering just who Mr Stansfeld hopes will hear his words?
Thames Valley of course polices both constituencies of the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary... It is curious though that only in July was the...
Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) have today, Tuesday 23 September, arrested a 37-year-old man under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 at his home address in northwest London.
The man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the manufacture of improvised explosive devices in Iraq in 2007.
Officers are searching the address in northwest London.
The arrested man has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.