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Police: Two men arrested after armed raids in Dunstable ukcri.me/61481

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Two men were arrested following a raid on two sites in Watling Street, Dunstable, yesterday (26 March).

  Armed officers gained entry to the sites at around 7am and carried out searches throughout the day.

  A firearm and a large sum of cash were seized.

  The men, aged 62 and 31, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and have been bailed until June.

  Anyone with any information about crime can contact the police in confidence on 101, text 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111....

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Police: 47 people charged following raids in South East London ukcri.me/61474

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Forty-seven people have been charged and two people have been sentenced following dawn raids in South East London on Tuesday, 24 March to dismantle organised criminal networks suspected of committing hundreds of offences including burglary, theft, fraud, motor vehicle crime, drug dealing, money laundering and violent crime.

The following people have been charged and will appear in court in April: [A] Richard Huston, 36 (27.07.1978) of no fixed abode has been charged with four counts of burglary and one count of theft.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Bexley Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 7 April.

[B] Luke Huston, 38 (31.03.1976) of Birling Road, Erith has been charged with five counts of burglary, four counts of theft and one count of fraud.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday,16 April.

[C] A 17 year-old male has been charged...

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Police: Car broken into in Leighton Buzzard ukcri.me/61466

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police are appealing for information after a car was broken into in Leighton Buzzard.

  The incident happened between 10pm and 10.35pm on Thursday (20 March) in Avon Way.

The offenders smashed the rear window of a blue Vauxhall Omega and stole several items.

  A green and black Hitachi Chop Saw, a yellow Dewalt 18v combi-drill, and an 110V Power Toll Transformer were all taken.

  The offenders then got into a silver Vauxhall Cavalier and drove towards the victim when he tried to stop them.

Fortunately the victim was not hurt.

The car, which had its number plate obscured with masking tape, was seen being driven off along Shenley Hill Road towards Heath Road.

  Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Samantha Toombs on 101, text 07786 200 011, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111....

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Police: Man sentenced to three years for indecent images ukcri.me/61463

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A man who kept thousands of indecent images of children and took photos from his bedroom window of children playing outside has been jailed.

Anthony Jolly (10/04/1964) of Rosa Grove, Higher Broughton has today – Friday 27 March 2015 – been sentenced at Crown Square Crown Court to 3 years in prison and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

On Thursday 30 October 2014, a member of the public who was travelling on a bus in Eccles found a memory card which he took home to try and identify the owner.

When the man got home and plugged the memory card in, he found a number of indecent images of children and immediately contacted the police.

Amongst the images stored on the card, there were a number of photos of children playing which appeared to have been taken from a bedroom window.

Police were able to trace the pictures...

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Police: Six arrested in Carlisle following recovery of £200,000 worth of Class A & B drugs ukcri.me/61461

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Police have arrested six people on drug supply offences following warrants executed across Carlisle.

  Police executed warrants last night (26th Match) at a number of properties in Carlisle as part of an operation targeting drug supply.

  Officers recovered heroin and cannabis worth an estimated street value of £200,000.

  The six people were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.

They are all currently helping officers with their enquiries.

Those arrested are: A 30 year old man from Liverpool.

A 34 year old man from Carlisle.

A 37 year old man from Carlisle.

A 41 year old woman from Carlisle.

A 46 year old man from Carlisle.

A 51 year old man from Carlisle.

Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Andy Hill said: “Our advice to heroin users is do not suffer with heroin dependency alone.

As well as your GP we have strong partners in the community...

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Police: Claire Perry MP and Chief Constable Paul Crowther head summit on reducing sexual offending on public transport ukcri.me/61458

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Reducing sexual offences on trains, tubes and buses came under the spotlight at a major international seminar attended by Government officials, academics, advocates, and police forces from across the globe.

The session, Reducing Sexual Offending on Public Transport, was organised by British Transport Police (BTP) Chief Constable Paul Crowther and Transport Minister Claire Perry.

With expert guests from multiple organisations in attendance, the meeting provided an opportunity for focused and productive discussion on the issue of sexual offending on public transport including: global best practice, possible solutions and reliable problem-solving techniques.

The group will now work together to explore what else can be done to tackle the problem.

They will also consider the potential for trialling a range of solutions to determine which approaches work best.

Delighted at the ongoing commitment to tackle sexual offences, British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther said: “We have made huge progress in the...

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Police: Appeal for information following burglary at Reigate jeweller ukcri.me/61456

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Detectives from East Surrey CID are investigating following a smash and grab style burglary at a jeweller in Reigate.

Officers were called to the Clive Allen Jewellers on the High Street at around 4am this morning (Friday, 27 March) after an alarm was activated at the store.

It is believed the offenders gained access by throwing a heavy metal object through the window causing it to smash.

At this stage in the investigation it is believed a substantial amount of jewellery has been taken, however, the investigation is still in the early stages and officers are working with the store to establish exactly what was stolen.

During the early hours of Thursday, 12 March two men attempted to break-into the same jewellers and officers believe the two incidents are connected.

Detectives are also linking the burglary to a similar offence which occurred at Blacks jewellers in Dorking during the early...

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Police: CCTV appeal following robbery at Upholland pharmacy ukcri.me/61451

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Police have released CCTV images following a robbery at a pharmacy last month.

The incident happened at around 5pm on Monday 16 February at Rowlands Pharmacy on Dingle Road, Upholland.

Still 1 Still 2 Still 3 A man dressed in dark clothing and a motorcycle helmet entered the premises and threatened staff with a large knife, demanding that they show him where the controlled drug safe was and that they hand over codeine and morphine.

The medicine was placed into a pharmacy carrier bag and handed over to the man who then fled the shop.

He was described as being at least 30 years of age, at least 6 ft tall and of a stocky build.

He spoke with a northern/Lancashire accent.

DC Michael Mason of Skelmersdale CID said: “I am urging anyone with information about the identity of the man to get in touch with me as soon as possible.

“If anyone recognises...

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Police: Masked men steal jewellery in aggravated burglaries ukcri.me/61447

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Police are appealing for information following two aggravated burglaries last night (26 March).

  Between 8pm and 8.10pm a group of men wearing balaclavas forced entry into a house in Windrush Avenue, Bedford.

The victim was threatened and told to sit in the living room while they searched the house, but no items were taken.

  Then, at around 9.15pm, a group of masked men forced the front door of an address in Ibbett Close, Kempston, where a man in his 80s was at home alone.

The offenders told the victim to be quiet and demanded money.

He was threatened and they stole the rings he was wearing before searching the house and stealing further items of jewellery.

Masked burglary Masked burglary2   The offenders made off in a dark coloured car which is thought to have been an Audi.

  Detective Constable Jason Wheeler said: “I would like to speak to...

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Police: Appeal for information following a dog attack in Levenmouth ukcri.me/61445

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Police in Levenmouth are appealing for the public’s assistance in order to identify a dog and its owner following an attack on a 51-year-old woman.

The incident occurred at around 9.30pm on Thursday, March 26.

A local female resident approached a girl who was tethering a white Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog to the railings outside a local take-away outlet at the Broom Shops, Linwood Drive, Leven.

On trying to engage with the teenager, she went to stroke the dog and it bit her on the arm.

The woman sustained a significant injury, and was taken by the Scottish Ambulance Service to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, where she received treatment.

Levenmouth officers would like to speak with the owner in an effort to bring the enquiry to a satisfactory conclusion and to determine that the dog’s vaccinations are up to date.

Community Sergeant Mike Collins said: “This has been an unfortunate incident...

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