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...
NJC/07/14 – ANNUAL REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT CHAIR 2013-2014
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...
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.
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 nieces 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...
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.