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Police: PC Irshad Kamal charged with sexual touching and harassment

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

PC Irshad Kamal, 44, a police constable based on Merton borough has been charged this evening (Thursday, 20 November) with sexual touching, contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003. He has been further charged with harassment.

He appears in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 21 November.

PC Kamal has been suspended from duty.

The alleged offences occurred while he was off-duty.

Police: Newly qualified police dog assists in her first arrest @dontditchthedogs

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A Surrey Police dog enjoyed a memorable first week on the job after playing a crucial role in the arrest of a man following a burglary in Egham.

Police were called to the incident at around 3.40am on Sunday, 16 November.

Car keys and a mobile phone were taken from the property and a Range Rover was subsequently stolen from the driveway.

Officers traced and located the car and pursued it to Feltham where it crashed. The suspect decamped from the vehicle and made off through the grounds of a school in Ashford Road.

Dog handler PC Laura Heathcote was sent to the scene with PD (Police Dog) Izzy.

They tracked the suspect through the school grounds across the playing field. Towards the far side of the field,the suspect who had been crouched in a hedge, got up and ran. He was challenged to stop but upon failing to do so PD Izzy was deployed. She chased the suspect and detained him as he attempted to escape over a high fence.

PC Heathcote, said: “Izzy is a police...

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Police: Appeal after shooting in Westminster

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police are appealing for witnesses to a shooting last night in Westminster.

Officers were called at approximately 21:41 hours on Thursday 19 November to Tintern House, Alderney Street, SW1 to reports of an injured man.

Officers attended and discovered 25 year-old man with a gunshot wounds to his leg.

He was taken by LAS to a central London hospital where he remains.  His injuries are not described as life threatening.

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of a firearm.

Detectives from the Met’s Trident Gang Command are investigating.

Following the incident a number of men were seen running away towards Warwick Way.

Anyone who has information about this incident should call police on 020 8785 8580 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police: Witness Warnings

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop

The Crisis Care Concordat is ensuring that a lot of discussions occur about the interface between the police and our mental health system, amongst other things.  We are quite predictably hearing a lot of the standard lines about “joint working”, “partnerships”, and cutting across silos and so on and so on.  It’s the lingua franca of these things that we have to work together, which I am unable to hear without recalling the Birmingham accent from that appalling Prudential advert “We wanna be together!”

I’ve thought hard these last few months about what kind of policing and mental health interface I think we should be trying to build – not least because I’m involved again in trying to build it!  What are we actually trying to achieve here?  We could use the police in any number of different ways and I’m sure that views vary about the extent of the role the police should play in administering our mental health care system.

This post is about my vision for this, in the context of hearing cries by various...

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Police: Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after death of OAP

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A woman has been arrested following the death of a man in Lowestoft yesterday evening, Wednesday 19th November.

Officers were called by a member of the public at around 8:50pm on Wednesday to an address in Kirkley Run, Lowestoft.

On arrival at the property, an elderly man, believed to be in his 80s, was discovered with serious injuries.  Paramedics attended the address and treated the man, but he sadly died at the scene.

The death is being treated as suspicious and a 52-year-old woman from Lowestoft has been arrested on suspicion of murder.  She was arrested at the scene and has been taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre where she is currently being interviewed by detectives.

A cordon is in place at the property whilst officers carry out an investigation.

Please note that vehicular access to Kirkley Run is currently restricted.  It is currently a no through route, with access to Kirkley Run from Edgerton Road, Waveney Road, and Victoria Road limited to...

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Police: Eastbourne man to repay £10k fraud proceeds to elderly victim

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An Eastbourne man who systematically stole from an elderly man he was supposed to be caring for, has now been ordered to pay back his ill-gotten gains.

56-year old Terrence Green of Green Street, Eastbourne, worked as a carer for a vulnerable 94-year old local man. Green’s employment involved domiciliary care including entering peoples’ homes to tend to their personal needs and domestic cleaning.

Green had been working for the victim since December 2011 and had previously worked in the care services for five years. He had recently had a day’s safeguarding training.

However in December 2012 Social Services reported their suspicions that Green had stolen funds from the victim. Police discovered that £64,204.00 had been stolen over a period of 11 months. Green had used most of the cash to pay for expensive foreign holidays, purchase of cars, including a Porsche, as well as other household items and bills.

On 14 May this year Green was found guilty at Hove Crown Court...

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Police: Second arrest in Carshalton rape investigation

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Police investigating the rape of a 15-year-old in Carshalton have made a further arrest.

The man, [B] aged 23, was arrested this morning (20 November) on suspicion of rape. He remains in custody at a south London police station.

Officers were called at around 20:30hrs on Saturday, 15 November after the incident which took place in Grove Park, Carshalton.

The victim was taken to a Haven where she is being provided with the support of specially trained staff.

The suspect, who was not known to the victim, is described as a black man, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, of broad build and approximately 5ft 10inches tall. He was described as wearing a black hooded jacket and shorts.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call officers at the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command on 0208 721 4106 or via 101; alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via

Local police have increased neighbourhood patrols in the vicinity and these will continue while the incident is investigated

Police: Three men charged with terrorism offences

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Nadir Ali Sayed [14.04.1993] – 21 yrs from Hounslow arrested on 6 November.

Yousaf Shah Syed [31.07.1995] – 19yrs from High Wycombe arrested on 6 November.

Haseeb Hamayoon [01.12.1986]- 27yrs from Hayes arrested on 6 November have been charged with:

With the intention of committing acts of terrorism, jointly engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to their intention, contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006.

All three are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court at 14:00hrs today, Thursday, 20 November.

A fourth man [C] arrested in Uxbridge was released on 15 November with no further action.

Police: Seven Arrested Following the Death of a in Warwick

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As part of this ongoing investigation, earlier this morning (Thursday 20th November) four adults and three juveniles all from the local area were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with this incident and are in police custody helping police with enquiries

Police were called at approximately 8.50pm on Tuesday 18th November to a report of a man having collapsed. There is believed to have been an interaction between the man and a group of people prior to his collapse.

The man was taken to Warwick Hospital by ambulance but was declared deceased at 9.35pm that evening.

Chief Inspector Michael Naughton said: “The man’s next of kin have been being kept informed and our thoughts and sympathies are with them at this tragic time. We are still working to establish the exact circumstances of this incident and the seven people are assisting us in achieving this. The family of the deceased continue to be supported by specially trained police officers.

“We continue to appeal...

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Police: Teenager jailed for 10yrs for string of sex offences against children

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An 18-year-old man was today (20/11) sentenced after he admitted raping and assaulting underage girls.

Archie Collicutt, of Wilcote Riding, Finstock, West Oxfordshire, was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment and an additional three years on licence at Oxford Crown Court.

On 10 September, he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of the attempted rape of a child under 13.

The offences were committed against seven girls in Oxfordshire between March 2012 and September 2013.

In March 2012, Collicutt raped a 13-year-old and said he would kill her and her family if she were to tell anyone.

In another incident in June 2013, Collicutt attempted to rape a 12-year-old girl and again threatened her and her family to stop her telling police.

He was arrested and charged initially in September 2013.

Investigating officer Det Con Ian Gibbard from Banbury Force CID said: “Collicutt...

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