Today, Thursday, 24 April, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing Helen Ball, launched a national campaign aimed at starting the conversation about protecting our young people from the dangers of travelling to Syria.
The event, held at New Scotland Yard, was attended by women from community groups, Prevent workers and representatives from the Charity Commission. It was aimed at encouraging women to reach out to other women who are concerned about young people who may be planning to travel to Syria. DAC Ball urged community representatives to continue the conversation within their communities so that we can all play a part in protecting our young people from these risks.
Similar events are being held across the whole of the UK today in an effort to reach out to as many women from the affected communities as possible. To support the campaign, a leaflet has been designed which outlines the risks of travelling to Syria and will be issued at ports across the country.
Hampshire Constabulary is reminding people who face stalking or harassment that help and support is available to them.
Today, Thursday, April 24, is National Stalking Awareness Day, and in support of this year’s theme “Working Without Fear”; the force is publishing new information on social media about workplace stalking, providing details to employers about how they can support employees who disclose stalking behaviour and raising the profile of the Hampshire Stalking Clinic.
Stalking is a unique crime which can devastate the lives of those affected by it. It is characterised by fixation on behalf of the offender and can leave the objects of their obsession feeling powerless to stop it. Stalking can often be difficult to identify as it may on first appearance seem like a number of innocent or innocuous events, however when taken together the combined effect can be devastating.
Because stalking often involves an offender who is obsessed...
A small controlled explosion is due to take place this evening, Wednesday 23 April, in Stowmarket as part of an ongoing investigation following the discovery of a number of weapons at a home in Wyverstone last week.
A number of items have been removed from the property and taken to Stowmarket police station. In order to ensure the items are disposed of safely the bomb disposal squad have been called by police to carry out a controlled explosion.
It is anticipated that this will happen at around 6pm in a field near to the police station and a cordon will be put in place.
Police would like to reassure residents that there is no risk to the general public and that controlled explosions such as these are standard procedure when dealing with potentially dangerous items.
A cordon is also still in place at the Wyverstone property and officers remain on scene.
Her wary eyes, magnified from her thick-lensed spectacles, watched my every move as I pulled Room 21's curtain to the side and entered her room. In her early eighties, it was apparent to me that my entrance into her life was more important than the abdominal pain that brought her to our Emergency Department. In the corner sat a slight man with wispy gray hair poking out from the border of his baseball cap, his elbows resting on his thighs as he leaned forward in his chair. His wrinkled face and tired appearance made me question if this man was her son or husband.
I returned my gaze to this patient and gave her a smile as I approached her bedside. Her stoic face softened slightly as I watched the corners of her eyes relax. Her mouth's edges lifted slightly into a hesitant return smile. She was on guard.
Arriving to the side of her cot, I extended my hand to introduce myself. "Hello, Ms. Westin. My name is Dr. Jim and I will be taking care of you today while you are in our Emergency Department."
Six men have been arrested following a series of warrants carried out across North London in the early hours of today (Wednesday, April 23).
The warrants were led by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU*) and targeted those believed to be involved in phone scams in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Surrey.
Officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk all worked together and executed warrants at seven addresses. They were supported by the Metropolitan Police Service.
Four 18-year-old men and two 19-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation. Money and high value items, such as designer clothes and electrical goods, were seized during the warrants.
Detective Inspector Danny Lawrence who led the operation said: “The warrants carried out this morning further show how hard we are working to make the region a hostile place for anyone involved in phone scams and organised crime.
Detectives investigating the murder of a man at an address in Roehampton are keen to identify three young men seen in the area prior to the incident.
Police were called at 20:15hrs on Tuesday, 22 April to an address in Huntingfield Road.
Officers and paramedics found a man in his late 30s inside the address unconscious and suffering injuries.
The London Air Ambulance attended and attempted to resuscitate the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
We await formal identification and officers are in the process of locating next of kin.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Friday, 25 April at St George’s Mortuary.
An incident room has opened at the Homicide and Major Crime Command under Detective Chief Inspector Charlie King.
DCI Charlie King, said: “At this early stage we are keeping an open mind about any possible motive. Members the public have already provided us with accounts of three young men seen loitering in the area prior to the incident. I am directly appealing to...
Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman had her purse snatched from her home in Lancaster.
Around 3pm on Wednesday 16 April, a man has approached the house on Cleveleys Avenue, Lancaster, and has knocked on the front door. The female victim did not answer the door, but did try to get a view of the man through the window of her front room. While she did this, the offender has gone to the rear of the house and has entered the kitchen via the back door. He has then removed the victim’s purse from her handbag before leaving and walking back down the driveway onto the street. The victim then discovered her purse, which contained money, a number of debit and credit cards and a key, was missing around ninety minutes later.
Sadly, the victim of this offence, Mrs Doreen Gardner, 81, was taken ill two days later on Friday 18 April and passed away later that day.
The offender is described as a white man of slim build and around 175cm tall. He has short, dark brown hair...