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Police: Tunstall: Peter Plant charged with the murder of Lindsay Hughes

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

eter Alexander Charles Plant, aged 47 of Furlong Road, Tunstall will appear at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Monday morning after detectives from Staffordshire Police CID charged him with murder this evening.

Plant was arrested in Tunstall High Street on Monday morning by police responding to the discovery of a woman’s body in a flat in Furlong Road.

The woman who died has now been named as 38-year-old Lindsay Michelle Hughes. Specially trained family liaison officers are working to support her family at this very difficult time.

The family of Lindsay (who have asked that their names are not used) said “Lindsay was a beautiful daughter, her children loved her and we as her family were not able to say goodbye. All we ask is that we are allowed to mourn our loss in peace.”

A Home Office post-mortem has taken place today which confirmed that the cause of death was blunt-force trauma to her face, head and torso with compression of the neck.

Plant will remain in...

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Police: Investigation launced in Notting Hill following death of man and child

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

An investigation has been launched following the deaths of man and a child in Notting Hill.

Shortly before 20:00hrs on Friday, 27 February officers from Kensington and Chelsea Borough attended an address in Colville Square, W11, following concerns for the welfare of occupants there.

After forcing entry to the address, officers found the bodies of a man, believed to be in his 40s, and a girl believed to be four-years-old.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service.

The deaths are being treated as unexplained and the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) are investigating.

A woman in her 30s has been arrested in connection with the deaths and is currently in custody at a central London police station.

Formal identification has not taken place. We await further details on the exact ages of the deceased.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course. We are not discussing the nature of the injuries at this stage.

We are in the...

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Police: HMP Doncaster: Murder arrest after death of Inmate at HMP Doncaster

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 43-year-old man at HMP Doncaster.

The victim was allegedly assaulted at the prison at around 6pm last night (Friday 27 February).

He was taken to hospital, where he later died.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

A post-mortem will be carried out today. Formal identification of the victim has not yet taken place

A spokesman for the prison service said  ” A prisoner at Hmp Doncaster was taken to hospital where he died  it is now a matter for the police”

Police: TOXTETH: Unexplained death in Toxteth 2 men arrested on suspicion of murder

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives are appealing for information following the unexplained death of a woman in Toxteth this morning (Saturday, 28 February 2015).

Officers were called to a flat on Greenheys Gardens, Toxteth, at 10.20am following the discovery of the body of a 44-year-old woman.

An investigation is underway and a Home Office post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Two men, aged 52 years and 48-years from Toxteth, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and have been taken to a police station where they will be questioned by officers.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything in the hours before the woman was found, or who has any information which could help them with their investigation to contact them. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives on 0151 777 4834, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police: Man charged with attempted murder after alleged assault in Sinfin

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has been charged with attempted murder and causing actual bodily harm in connection with an alleged assault in Derby.

A 23-year-old woman received serious head and facial injuries at an address in Bramblehedge Drive, Sinfin, yesterday.

She was treated at the scene and taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where she remains in a serious condition.

Christopher Magee was arrested in connection with the incident and has now been charged with attempted murder.

The 29-year-old, of Keyhaven Close, Derby, has also been charged with causing actual bodily harm in relation to an alleged assault of the victim in January.

He is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court at 10am on Saturday, February 28.

Fire: Essex strike to go ahead as fire service plans ‘lock out’

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

Firefighters and 999 control staff are still due to take strike action after last minute talks broke down with service managers who now plan to lock out a number of those those striking.

The strike, due to begin at 18:00 on 1 March until 9:00 on 2 March, will now see some firefighters and all control staff locked out of their stations for an increased period of 21 hours.

Alan Chin-Shaw, secretary of the FBU in Essex, said: “The fire service had a real opportunity here to avert the strike action altogether and enter into real negotiation.

“However they have taken it upon themselves to increase this industrial dispute, leaving the county unprotected for longer.

“Firefighters and control staff in Essex don’t want to strike but they are being undermined by the leadership of this service.”

The fire service has implemented a radically different shift pattern that has forced many control operators out of their job, with many more considering so.

ECFRS plans to cut 179 firefighters and...

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Police: Police thank public for their cooperation after peaceful demonstrations in Newcastle

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Northumbria Police is thanking the public for their cooperation after peaceful demonstrations in Newcastle.

Both the Pegida and Newcastle Unites events took place in the city centre this morning and all demonstrators have now moved from the area.

Police believe around 2,375 people attended the two events – 3750 at the Pegida event and 2000 at the Newcastle Unites demonstration.

Five people were arrested as part of the policing operation and these were for isolated incidents within the city centre area.

Newcastle Chief Superintendent Laura Young said: “Both demonstrations passed without any problems and I’d like to thank people in Newcastle for their cooperation and support throughout.

“The vast majority of those that took part in today’s events were peaceful and both groups stuck to their agreed times, routes and plans.

“Disruption was kept to a minimum in the city centre and we are very grateful for the assistance and patience shown by the...

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Police: Alan Cartwright aged 15 named as Islington murder victim

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Officers investigating the murder of a 15-year-old male in Islington have released his name.

While formal identification awaits, the deceased can be named as Alan Cartwright – 15 yrs (dob 06.06.99) from Islington.

Police continue to appeal for information and witnesses following the murder.

Officers were called at 19:36hrs on Friday, 27 February to reports of a male collapsed in Caledonian Road, near the junction with Twyford Street, N1.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the male, aged 15, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Next of kin have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

At this early stage it is believed the victim was cycling north on Caledonian Road with friends when they were attacked, near the junction of Copenhagen Street, by three males who were walking in the opposite direction.

The victim suffered a single stab wound during the attack and two other members of the group had their bikes stolen. The victim...

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Police: Catholic priest guilty of sexual abuse 30 year ago will be sentenced on the 27th March

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A Catholic priest has been convicted for the sexual abuse of a child more than 30 years ago under Operation Fernbridge; a strand of the wider Operation Fairbank.

Father Anthony McSweeney, 68 (23.01.47), of Old Brighton Road North, Pease Pottage, Crawley, was found guilty on, Friday, 27 February, at Southwark Crown Court of an offence committed during his time working at Grafton Close children’s home in Hanworth, southwest London

The offence relates to one male victim, aged under 16 when it took place.

McSweeney [Fernbridge 2] was convicted as below following a 10-day trial:

= An indecent assault of a boy under the age of 16 years [Victim 1] between 1 January 1979 and 31 July 1981

= Three counts of making a quantity of indecent photographs/pseudo photographs of children on or before 15 January 2013

Operation Fernbridge was launched in 2012 to investigate allegations that child abuse had taken place at the Grafton Close Children’s home in the late...

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Police: MPS officers PC Terry Mole, PC Daryl Jones and PC James Aspland rescue 4yr old boy from 3 storey building @MPSNewham #mpsnewham #newham

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Three Newham officers who rescued a young boy from the roof of a three-storey building have been praised for their bravery.

Police were called at 10:17hrs on Wednesday, 25 February to reports of a child trapped on a roof in Grange Road, E13.

Officers attended the scene and were confronted by a four-year-old who had managed to find himself trapped on the roof of a three storey building.

PC James Aspland immediately began speaking with the young boy in order to build up a rapport and gain his trust. It became clear to the officers that the child was not only stranded, but in shock and very cold due to the wet weather.

A blanket was thrown to the child and London Fire Brigade were called. It had become clear that the child had climbed over a plastic overhang onto another roof.

Fearing for the child’s immediate safety the officers decided to take drastic action to rescue him.

A rope was...

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