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Police: Eight Sentenced for £1m Fraud Involving Islamic State ukcri.me/64653

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Eight Sentenced for £1m Fraud Involving Islamic State

May 4, 2016, 6:10 pm

Eight men have been jailed today, Wednesday 4 May for a total of 34 years for defrauding elderly people out of approximately £1 million.

The Old Bailey previously heard that the group was involved in what was described as an ‘industrial-scale’ conspiracy to commit fraud by targeting elderly and vulnerable adults in courier fraud-style scams. Police identified around 140 frauds and attempted frauds.

The investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) is one of the biggest courier fraud investigations carried out by UK police.

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The scam involved various members of the group working together to gain the trust of their victims and persuade them to hand over cash to their ‘couriers’ whom the victims believed were working for the police on secret...

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Police: Police Appeal Following Computer Equipment Theft ukcri.me/64651

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Police Appeal Following Computer Equipment Theft

May 4, 2016, 6:04 pm

Police are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of computer equipment was stolen in a commercial burglary on an industrial estate in Huddersfield.

The offence happened at around 10pm on Tuesday, 3 May, at an office building on Bradley Business Park, off Dyson Wood Way. Entry was forced to the premise with five white Apple iMac all-in-one desktop and monitor computers stolen.

PC Dan Ashton, of Kirklees District CID, said: “Thousands of pounds worth of computer equipment was stolen in this burglary and we are keen to speak to anyone who has either been in the area of Bradley Business Park around the time of this offence who has seen anything which may connect or who has been offered iMac computers for sale in suspicious circumstances.”

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Police: Frederic Andre Russell Pleads Guilty to the Manslaughter of Colin Hammond ukcri.me/64648

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Frederic Andre Russell Pleads Guilty to the Manslaughter of Colin Hammond

May 4, 2016, 5:09 pm

On Wednesday, 4 May, Frederic Andre Russell, 30 pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility.

He was sentenced to a hospital order under section 37 of the Mental Health Act and also given a restriction order under section 41 of the same act. There is no time limit for each order.

Officers were called at 18:55hrs on Thursday, 25 October 2012 to reports of an assault in Fulham High Street, SW6.

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Colin Hammond, 65, of Fulham was found at the scene suffering from a stab wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination gave cause of death as a single knife wound.

Frederic Andre Russell was arrested near to Hammersmith Bridge within an hour of the stabbing, still in possession of...

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Police: Devon Police Excavating Gardens of House Linked to Fred West ukcri.me/64641

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Devon Police Excavating Gardens of House Linked to Fred West

May 4, 2016, 2:33 pm

Police are continuing to investigate the garden of a bungalow in the village of Bradnich near Cullompton, Devon.

The council property was previously home to David and Pauline Williams who were convicted in 2015 of abusing boy’s and girl’s in the 1980’s

The Williams’ also boasted of being friends of Fred and Rose West.

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On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, excavations began in a rear garden at the property following historic intelligence linked to the former occupants of the council-owned property.

Those investigations are continuing today, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, and are expected to last until Friday, May 6, at the earliest.

Detective Superintendent Keith Perkin said: “These are ongoing investigations linked to historic intelligence at the bungalow.

“We...

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Police: Appeal After Hertfordshire Puddingstone Stolen ukcri.me/64637

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Appeal After Hertfordshire Puddingstone Stolen

May 4, 2016, 1:53 pm

Police are investigating an incident of heritage crime at the Museum of St Albans where a historic rock called Hertfordshire Puddingstone has been stolen.

Heritage crime is any offence which harms heritage assets. It can include architectural theft, anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, unauthorised excavation and metal detecting, damage caused by vehicles, metal theft or theft of historical and cultural property.

Hertfordshire Puddingstone is a naturally occurring conglomerate consisting of rounded flint pebbles bound in silica cement, found mostly within the county. It is thought to have originated from deposits laid down around 54 million years ago and is called puddingstone because the flints resemble the plums in a Christmas pudding.

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Between Sunday, April 3 and Thursday, April 14 around 24 of the rocks were...

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Police: Appeal Following Assault in Ipswich ukcri.me/64634

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Appeal Following Assault in Ipswich

May 4, 2016, 1:42 pm

Police are appealing for help to identify a man following an assault on a woman in the market area of Cornhill, Ipswich which took place around 4am on Sunday 6 March.

The man is believed to have left a bar in Lion Street, Ipswich around 4am. He became aggressive towards a woman on Cornhill. The victim intervened in this situation to prevent any issues. The victim and her friend continued walking but shortly afterwards the suspect then assaulted her by punching her in the face which required hospital treatment for injury caused to her eye.

Anyone who may recognise the man in the image or anyone with information should contact PC Arthurs at Ipswich Police Station on 101, reference 37/21109/16.

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Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.



Police: Appeal Following Stabbing in Streatham ukcri.me/64630

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Appeal Following Stabbing in Streatham

May 4, 2016, 1:18 pm

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing in Streatham.

Police were called by the London Ambulance Service shortly after 23:00hrs on Tuesday, 3 May to reports of a man suffering stab injuries on Mount Nod Road, SW16.

Officers attended and the 21-year-old man was taken by London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

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At this stage, officers believe that the male suspect arrived at the scene of the assault in a silver Ford Focus. A number of people are believed to have been in the car with him.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lambeth CID via 101 or alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police: Man Charged With Murder After Death of Baby in Boscombe ukcri.me/64628

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Man Charged With Murder After Death of Baby in Boscombe

May 4, 2016, 2:48 am

Investigation into death of baby in Boscombe – man charged with murder

Detectives investigating the death of a baby boy from Boscombe have today charged a man with his murder.

At around 3.30pm on Friday 8 April 2016, police received a report from the ambulance service that a baby had been taken seriously ill at a flat along Carysfort Road.

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A three-month-old boy had sustained injuries and was conveyed to Royal Bournemouth Hospital, before being taken to Southampton General Hospital for specialist treatment.

Sadly, Julian Hinz was pronounced dead at 5.10am on Saturday 9 April 2016.

His death was treated as suspicious and a murder investigation led by the Major Crime Investigation Team was launched.

Today, Tuesday 3 May 2016, Julian’s father – 33-year-old Robert Edmond Hinz of Bournemouth – has been...

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Police: Witnesses Sought Following Death in Canterbury ukcri.me/64626

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Witnesses Sought Following Death in Canterbury

May 4, 2016, 2:44 am

Detectives investigating a body found in a river in Canterbury are appealing for anyone who might have seen the man prior to his death to come forward.

Kent Police was called at 6.32am on Friday 29 April to the River Stour near North Lane, Canterbury.

The man was declared dead at the scene. He has been formally identified as 27-year-old Roman Mol, originally from Poland but believed to have been living locally.

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Next of kin have been informed.

His death is being treated as unexplained and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.

Officers have asked that anyone who knew him and saw him in the days before his death to get in touch.

Either on 101 or via crimestoppers.co.uk quoting 29-142

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Police: Appeal After Male Seen Touching Himself Inappropriately in Public ukcri.me/64623

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Appeal After Male Seen Touching Himself Inappropriately in Public

May 4, 2016, 2:40 am

Officers were called out to Colbran Street, Burnley, at around 5pm on Sunday 1 May, to reports a man had been carrying out a lewd act in full view on a residential street.

DS Paul Barlow, of Burnley Police, said: “This is clearly quite a concerning incident, where a male appears to have been touching himself inappropriately in public in broad daylight.

“We are now keen to trace the man pictured, in connection with our ongoing investigation, and we would urge anyone who recognises him or has information about who he might be to contact us.”

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Anybody with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0870 of May 1st. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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