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Police: Woman arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Officers from the Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) have this morning, Wednesday, 22 October, arrested a 25-year-old woman in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts contrary to section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

She has been taken to a central London police station where she remains in custody.

Two addresses in Bedfordshire are being searched as part of the investigation.

This investigation is related to Syria.

Police: Man charged after firearms recovered

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has been charged after guns, ammunition and drugs were recovered from a house in south Manchester.

Officers executed a warrant at a house on Birdlip Drive, Newall Green, Wythenshawe, at about 8am on Saturday 18 October 2014.

A quantity of cocaine, a 9mm pistol, a sawn-off shotgun and a semi-automatic handgun were recovered.

Anthony Abbott (26/11/1980), of Birdlip Drive has been charged with possession of a firearm without a certificate and possession with intent to supply cocaine.

He was due to appear at Manchester magistrates’ court this morning, Monday 20 October 2014.

Police: Police Scotland acknowledges 11 year sentence of Vincent Baker from Orkney for rape and sexual offences

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police Scotland acknowledge the sentence of 11 years imprisonment given to Vincent Baker from Orkney, at the High Court in Glasgow, following his conviction in relation to six charges including rape, lewd, indecent and libidinous practices and behaviour, attempted rape and sexual assault.

Detective Inspector Scott Macdonald said: “This case came to light following an initial report from one of the victims, which then led to further victims being identified and an eighteen month long enquiry carried out by the local Criminal Investigation Department and Uniformed Officers based on Orkney.

The courage shown from the victims in this case should be commended; the perseverance and resilience shown by the victims being required to travel to and from Aberdeen on a number of occasions to give their evidence has undoubtedly assisted in the conviction of Vincent Baker.

We recognise that victims of crime undergo distressing experiences and...

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Police: Man charged with 22 sex offences over a 6yr period released on bail.

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A Norwich man in his late 30s has been charged with a series of sexual offences following a recent police investigation.

Mihai Alistar, aged 37 and of Rostwold Way in Norwich, has been charged with 22 offences including one count of rape, 19 counts of sexual assault, one count of attempted rape and one count of assault by penetration.  The offences took place at locations across Norfolk between September 2009 and July 2014.


Alistar was given conditional bail and is due to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on Friday 7 November 2014.




Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace

Something is badly out of kilter.  At my last morning  sitting I entered retiring room as usual to check arrangements for the day ahead.  Five trial  courts were operating and each with only two J.P.s.  There were no religious holidays that day for Christian, Hindu, Moslem or Jewish colleagues.  There has not been a `flu epidemic.  There was no transport strike.  Local trains were not reported as having problems with the leaves on the tracks and there were no unusual road hold ups.  The bench liaison office just could not summon enough sitters.  Who is to blame?  Candidates are Bench...

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Police: Appeal Following Injury Shooting In Wavertree

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives are appealing for information following an injury shooting this evening (Tuesday, 21 October 2014).

Officers were called to Maberley View in Wavertree just after 8pm to reports of a man being shot.

It is understood that the 30-year-old victim was leaving his home with his partner and 18-month-old child when the incident occurred.

As he was leaving he was approached by a man, believed to be armed with a shotgun, who chased him on foot for a short distance before shooting him.

The victim has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious.

Supt Mark Wiggins, said, “At this time we believe this incident was a targeted attack. I would appeal for anyone with any information regarding who was responsible, or why this took place, to contact us and help us with our enquiries.

“Merseyside Police deals robustly with any incidents of  gun crime and we will relentlessly pursue those who use guns on our streets. If you have any information which could help us to...

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Police: Hythe sex attacker faces prison sentence after DNA match

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A 30 year old man faces a jail sentence after detectives were able to prove he carried out a sexual assault from DNA left on the victim’s clothes.

Due to the wealth of evidence against him, Hatcher, of Dymchurch Road in Hythe, pleaded guilty to sexual assault, kidnap and robbery.

Officers used sophisticated forensic techniques to extract strands of DNA left by Christopher Michael Hatcher on an item of his victim’s clothing and her handbag.

Canterbury Crown Court heard the victim had been walking along Royal Military Canal in Hythe at about 7.30am on Sunday 22 June, when she heard someone running behind her.

As she turned to see who it was, the man stopped running and began walking towards her. He was wearing a top with the hood pulled over his head and a scarf covered his face.

It was then that he revealed a knife and told the victim: ‘Don’t make a noise, come with me.’

The victim was forced to walk back in the direction she had come from while Hatcher followed...

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Police: Dog attack police seize 14 American bulldogs as a safety precaution from one address

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A police investigation is continuing after a man was seriously injured by dogs in the Belmont area of Durham yesterday.

At around 1pm police were called to reports of five American bulldogs attacking a man on fields in an area between Pittington and Belmont known locally as ‘the scrambles’.

Police responded and the dogs were quickly secured and taken to kennels where they remain.

A 48 year old man from Pittington was arrested at the scene for failing to keep his dogs under proper control.  He was questioned by police at Durham city police station yesterday afternoon and has now been released on bail, until late November, pending further enquiries.

The injured man a 63 year old from Belmont, was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) where he remains with serious non-life threatening injuries to his head and leg.

Police believe the incident unfolded when a 48 year old man from Pittington was walking his five...

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Police: Solihull man charged over Home Office web attack

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News
A Solihull man will appear in court this morning (22 October) charged with computer misuse offences and possessing indecent images of children.

Charlton George Ripley Floate, of Solihull, is charged with conspiracy to commit computer misuse, possessing indecent images of children, possessing prohibited images of children and possession of extreme pornography.

The self-employed 18-year-old was remanded in custody and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning to hear the allegations.

Floate was arrested after an investigation into a DDOS (distributed denial of service) attack on the Home Office website in January 2013.

Police: Two sentenced for trying to get drugs into a Hertfordshire prison

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A man and woman have been sentenced to a total of eight years in prison for their part in an attempted ‘throw over’ of drugs and other items into The Mount prison in Bovingdon.

Pattrine Stephenson-Francis, who is 33 years old and from Third Avenue in Kilburn, and 47 year old Owen Foster, who is of no fixed address, both appeared before Luton Crown Court on Friday (October 17) to be sentenced for conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and a third charge of attempting to convey mobile phones and alcohol into prison.


She received a four and a half year prison term, he was given three and a half years. Stephenson-Francis had been found guilty on Thursday following a trial, Foster had pleaded guilty an earlier hearing.


The two were arrested following an investigation into an incident at the prison on April 3rd, 2013. On that day, Pattrine had been picked up in a taxi from her home address, before the taxi driver was asked to stop and pick up a man nearby. The taxi...

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