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Ambulance: Thoughts on Ebola

Written by RSS Poster Medic ScribeMedic Scribe

Working at the hospital and on the ambulance, it has been heavy duty Ebola lately. Memos, flyers, posters, policies, and lots of questions. I have even, along with two of my daughters, played an Ebola patient in a hospital drill.

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I have written power points, given talks and had many conversations on Ebola. Every day I read the CDC site for updates, which are numerous. Ebola hasn’t been with us long, but already I am hearing a lot of people have Ebola fatigue. While the actual number of cases in the US is likely to remain small – at least in the near term — we likely haven’t heard anywhere near the last of Ebola.

Ebola is like a serial killer assassin who we believe is coming here to do some killing. We are not certain his target, but we believe, based on his rap sheet, he will most likely come after health care workers. We have set up roadblocks at airports, the most likely place Ebola is going to enter the country. We are quarantining people who are coming from in West Africa. In some states like...

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Military: NORMANDY

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Military: MILBABES

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Police: Man arrested over the murder of Olamide Fasina

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses and information following the murder of Olamide Fasina in Bexley on Tuesday, 14 October.

A 22-year-old man [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday, 17 October and subsequently bailed to return to a south London police station on a date in late October pending further enquiries.

Police were called to Wolvercote Road, Bexley at 14:12hrs on Tuesday, 14 October.

Officers attending found a large group of males congregating at the scene and a 25-year-old man having suffered a stab wound.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance also attended but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man was Olamide Fasina, 25 (24.9.89) of Erith, Kent. He was also known as Ben.

A post-mortem examination was held on Thursday 16, October at the Princess Royal Hospital and gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command,...

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Police: PC Matthew Harries jailed after stop and search assault

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

PC Matthew Harries, 36  attached to Ealing Borough has been found guilty of actual bodily harm at Southwark Crown Court today Wednesday, 22 October.

He pleaded not guilty to the offence and has been sentenced to six months imprisonment.

The charges refer to an incident on 5 April 2013 in a Park Royal car park when PC Harries stopped and searched Justin Small on suspicion of possession of drugs. During the search PC Harries struck Mr Small in the face and also applied a knee strike.

Mr Small complained to the IPCC about PC Harries’s use of force. A Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) investigation took place and the CPS subsequently authorized a charge of ABH.

DPS Detective Chief Superintendent Alaric Bonthron said: “Where an officer’s behaviour falls short of the very high standards that we and the public expect of them then it is only right that they are held to account for their actions.

“The actions of one officer abusing his position in this way can cast a shadow...

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Police: Teacher jailed for historic child abuse – Oldham

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A teacher who groped boys while they read out passages in front of the class has today, Wednesday 22 October 2014, been jailed.

Anthony Kerr (15/06/1943), of Netherlees, Oldham, had earlier pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court to 29 offences of sexual assault.

He was today sentenced to four years imprisonment and ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

The offences relate to sexual abuse of seven boys during their time at St Martin⿿s primary school in Fitton Hill between 1979 and 1982.

Nine victims told the police that Kerr would encourage boys to sit on his knee at the front of class while reading out load.

He would then sexually assault them as they sat on his knee.

Detective Constable Sue Chadwick, based at Oldham Public Protection Investigations Unit, said: ⿿Kerr⿿s shocking and blatant abuse of innocent children has left a lasting scar on all his victims.

⿿Not only did he sexual abuse young boys, but he did it in front of the whole class. This...

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Fire: All members circular: NJC/06/14 – PAY, TERMS AND CONDITIONS; NJC/07/14 – ANNUAL REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT CHAIR 2013 – 2014

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

Dear Brother / Sister



The first (NJC/06/14) reports the agreement of the NJC to establish five workstreams which are outlined in the circular.  The workstreams have been established to implement the agreement made in June as part of this pay agreement.  The discussions will be held on a “without prejudice” basis, i.e. neither side will be committing to change by entering into the dialogue on the workstreams, and recognises that both sides have different objectives and outcomes in mind.  For the Union, this includes the critical issue of pay.

The circular contains details of the timelines and processes that have been agreed.  Members will be kept informed of developments in due course.

The second circular (NJC/07/14), is in respect of the Annual Report of the NJC and MMNB Independent...

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Police: Image released as police investigate theft £2000 worth of designer clothes

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police have released a photo of a man and woman they would like to speak to as part of their investigation into the theft of £2,000 worth of designer clothing and are asking for the public’s help in trying to identify them.

The adult and children’s clothing was stolen between 2.20pm and 2.25pm on Saturday October 11 from Designers at Adams in Watling Street, Radlett.

Officers would like to speak to the man and woman pictured as it is possible they witnessed the incident or have information that could assist them with the investigation.

Anyone who believes they know the identity of pair, or if they recognise themselves, should contact PC Peter Glover via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference J1/14/3156. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police: 30yrs in jail for man who brutally attacked and robbed a man in his own home

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has been jailed after he brutally attacked and robbed a man in his own home.

David Dempsey (born 20/06/1971) of Kernishaw Nook, Astley, was found guilty of murder following a re-trial at Liverpool Crown Court today, Wednesday 22 October 2014. He was sentenced to life and will have to serve a minimum of 30 years in prison.

On Sunday 25 August 2013, Dempsey went to 63-year-old Stephen Butterworth’s house on Diamond Street in Leigh where he tried to sell him a gold watch.

He left the watch at the house and left.

Stephen Butterworth spent the rest of the afternoon with his friend before giving him a lift home. He then called in at his niece⿿s house before returning home.

He had told them both that he was having trouble with someone who had been to the house trying to sell him a watch.

At around 5.20pm, Mr Butterworth returned home and shortly afterwards Dempsey came to the door.

Dempsey was seen to put his foot in the door to prevent the door being...

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Police: Man charged with manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving and fraud

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Matab Uddin, 58 (20.01.56) of Blackshots Lane, Grays, Essex appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, 22 October) charged with manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving and fraud.

He was bailed to appear the Old Bailey on 28 January 2015.

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