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Police: Appeal to trace thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen by sneak-in thieves

Written by RSS Poster Crime & Justice - UK Crime News
Police are appealing for help to trace thousands of pounds worth of jewellery stolen by sneak-in thieves from a house in Kingstanding.

The jewellery, including a number of valuable rings, was taken from a house in Kings Road on Friday 21 March.

Images of some of the stolen rings have been released by officers in an effort to try and trace them.

The thief, or thieves, sneaked into the house and stole the items from a bedroom, as the owner was moving her car, sometime between 5.55pm and 6.05pm.

DC Wendy Sewell, from Birmingham North CID, said: “The woman is distraught that her jewellery was taken; she was only out the house for a very short time moving her car.

“The total value of the jewellery taken is believed to be around £30,000 and we are appealing for anyone who may have seen the theft, or anyone who knows where the jewellery is, to contact us.”

Anyone who can assist police should call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police: Pupils found with handguns in school

Written by RSS Poster Surrey Constabulary Blog

National survey reveals nearly 1,000 children had weapons confiscated by police over past three years

Nearly 40 children have been found with guns on school premises over the last three years, a shocking new national survey has disclosed.
Figures obtained from police forces across Britain showed guns and air weapons had been confiscated on 37 occasions by officers – including two hand guns.
The other guns included 27 ball bearing guns and seven other air weapons.
The figures showed almost 1,000 pupils in total were caught by police with weapons in schools including a Taser stun gun, a meat cleaver, three axes and a cut-throat razor.
The total is likely to be only the tip of the iceberg because only 31 of country’s 52 police responded to a freedom of information request by Sky News.
t included 80 primary school children, the youngest of whom was an eight-year-old found carrying a knife to school in Scotland.
Of those found with weapons 329 were charged with a criminal offence, the figures showed....

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Police: David Cameron blasted over shotgun licence fees veto

Written by RSS Poster Surrey Constabulary Blog

I have recently taken up clay pigeon shooting and applied for a shotgun licence. I was amazed at how little it cost – now I know why.

An internal coalition battle over a taxpayer subsidy for cheap gun licences spilled into the open on Tuesday when a Liberal Democrat Home Office minister said that he will attempt to force through reforms despite being blocked by the prime minister, David Cameron.

Norman Baker, who has responsibilities for shotgun certificates, said he has been frustrated by the decision to block plans to raise the cost of gun licences, forcing police services to find more than £17m from their operational budgets to subsidise them.

The prime minister, himself a pheasant shooter and deer stalker, is understood to have intervened in December to stop a rise in the cost of a gun licence, which has been frozen at £50 since 2001 – just over a quarter of the £196 that it costs police to issue the licence.

In an unusual public display of coalition tensions, Baker said:...

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Police: Violent crime in England and Wales falls again, A&E data shows

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Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.

There was a 12% fall in injuries from violent incidents in 2013, according to data from almost a third of emergency departments examined by Cardiff University.

It found 235,000 people were treated following a violent attack in 2013 – 32,800 fewer than in the previous year.

The authors said the rising cost of alcohol might have played a role.

They also said the figures mirrored other crime data.

The 12% fall is the fifth consecutive year that NHS units have recorded a decrease in violent injuries.

Data from the Cardiff University study on violent crime, showing a drop in hospital visits

The figures mirror other research, adding to evidence that the long-term trend in violent crime is down.

Professor Jonathan Shepherd, the report’s lead author, said: “The data shows another significant year-on-year fall. Apart from a 7% increase in 2008, levels of serious...

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Police: Paige Chivers murder inquiry

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Police investigating the murder of Paige Chivers have been searching a premises in Bispham as part of the inquiry.

Following last week’s announcement of a £30,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Paige’s murderer or murderers and/or the recovery of her body, police and forensic scientists are searching a premises on All Hallows Road, close to the area where the last corroborated sighting of Paige was reported.

Detective Superintendent Andy Webster, who is leading the inquiry, said: “Since last week we have spoken to a significant number of people, some who have previously featured in the inquiry and some who have not.

“Yesterday (Tuesday 22 April), we undertook a forensic search at an address on All Hallows Road. It has been nearly seven years since Paige disappeared and in that time forensic techniques have become more and more advanced. In particular, DNA testing and analysis has become more sensitive and I am hopeful that this will assist in the work that is being...

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Police: Murder investigation after three children found dead in New Malden

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A murder investigation is underway following the deaths of three children in New Malden.

Police were called at around 21:30hrs on Tuesday, 22 April to three children found dead at a residential address in Thetford Road, New Malden.

Officers and ambulance service attended. The three children – a girl aged four and two boys aged three – were pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

Post mortem examinations will be arranged in due course.

The woman, aged 43, was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries and later discharged. She was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody at a south London where she remains.

The Homicide and Major Crime Command is investigating and incident room has opened in Sutton under Detective Chief Inspector Diane Tudway.

Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

Anyone with any information that could assist police can call the incident room on 0208 721 4005 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Police: Operation Elveden arrests told there will be no further action

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On 6 December 2012 officers from Op. Elveden arrested a woman ['Elveden Arrest 53 - 39 ys'] at her home in Sussex.

The woman, a journalist, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977 and suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977.

She was later bailed to return to a Sussex police station pending further inquiries. On April 17 she was told no further action would be taken.

On 11 June 2013 officers from Op. Elveden arrested a man ['Elveden Arrest 69' - 26 yrs].

The man, a serving prison officer, was arrested at his home in Kent.

‘Elveden 69′ was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office, contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977 and money laundering contrary to Section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and was take to a Kent police station.

He was later bailed to return pending further inquiries. On April 16 Elveden 69 was told no further action would be taken.

Police: Mobile phone stolen from teenager in Derby robbery

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Detectives in Derby are appealing for witnesses in connection with a robbery in which a 15-year-old boy had his mobile phone stolen.

At around 5.30pm on Thursday, April 17 the teenager was walking home along Carlton Road when he was approached by a man on a bicycle who asked for the time.

The victim took out his mobile phone and the offender then threatened him with a glass vase and demanded he hand over his phone.

The victim gave the offender his phone and then ran away.

The suspect was white, in his 20s and wearing dark clothing. He was riding a purple mountain bike.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police: Police Witness Appeal Following Telford Car Robbery

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Police are trying to trace a car stolen in a Telford robbery by two men who threatened the occupants with what appeared to be a handgun.

The incident happened at around 10.15pm last night in The Parade, Wellington.

Two men were sat in a black VW Golf parked in the taxi bay at the bus station when the vehicle was approached by two strangers who opened the driver’s door.

Detective Inspector Billy Scott said: “One of the offenders threatened the driver and showed what appeared to be the handle of a handgun.  A knife was also displayed.

“The driver was ordered out of the vehicle and as the offender grabbed the ignition keys, the driver and his passenger managed to run off towards the town centre.”

He said the two offenders drove away in the Golf in the direction of Victoria Road.

DI Scott said: “I am anxious to trace this vehicle, registration number CK58XAL, which is worth about £10,000 and appealing for any information concerning its current whereabouts.


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