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Police: HRH The Prince of Wales visits the Met’s SO15 Counter Terrorism Command

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Officers and staff from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) today, Friday 29 May, welcomed His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to their offices.

The Prince visited New Scotland Yard to hear about the current challenges being faced in the fight against terrorism here in London and abroad.

The Prince was greeted by the Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Assistant Commissioner Specialist Operations Mark Rowley before accompanying him to the offices of SO15 inside New Scotland Yard.

HRH was given a history of some of Scotland Yard’s most famous historical terrorism cases over the past 132 years before being briefed by AC Rowley and Commander Richard Walton, Head of SO15, on some of the current on-going live CT investigations and the increasing challenge being faced in counter terrorism policing since the beginning of the Syria conflict and emergence of ISIL.

With more than 700 Britons now thought...

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Police: 17yr old boy arrested after Oldham rape

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A boy has been arrested after a girl was raped in Oldham.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion rape and remains in police custody for questioning Sometime between 8pm and 9:30pm on Tuesday 5 May 2015, a 17-year-old girl met a male on the Metrolink as she travelled from Westwood to Freehold in Oldham.

The two left the tram together and walked into a nearby woodland area where the male raped the girl.

Anybody with information should contact 0161 856 9080 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111....

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Police: PC Taiyab Darr found guilty of common assault

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An officer has been found guilty of common assault following a trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 28 May.

PC Taiyab Darr, 36, a serving officer attached to Newham Borough who had pleaded not guilty, was fined £1000 and ordered to pay £500 court costs and £100 surcharge.

Following an investigation by the Directorate of Professional Standards into a report of wrongdoing made by PC Darr’s colleagues, the officer was charged with an assault committed on Monday 7 April 2014 on a 24-year-old man at Stratford Bus Station, E15.

The officer will now be subject to a misconduct review.

DAC Fiona Taylor, from the Directorate of Professional Standards said, “We are naturally disappointed that an MPS officer has been convicted of an assault.

“His behaviour clearly fell well below the high standards we expect of our officers and is it right that he was held to account in the...

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Police: Double murder arrest for 16yr old Essex boy

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Detectives investigating the murders of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea have made an arrest.

A 16-year-old boy from Colchester was arrested on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester at just after 11am on Tuesday, May 26, on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

Following enquiries by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, he has now been arrested on suspicion of the murders of James Attfield and Nahid Almanea.

He is in custody at Colchester police station.

James Attfield was murdered in March last year.

The 33-year-old, also known as Jim, was found on the Riverside Path in Colchester in the early hours of Saturday, March 29, with more than 100 stab wounds to his body.

Nahid Almanea, a student at the University of Essex, was murdered on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 on the Salary Brook Trail in Colchester as she walked from her student accommodation in...

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Police: Oops!

Written by RSS Poster The Magistrates' Blog
I was due to sit yesterday, as chairman of a GAP court. Yes, it's new to me too, but it stands for Guilty Anticipated Plea, which gives the court and the CPS an opportunity to allocate the proper resources without wasting too many people's time.

I was unavoidably delayed on my way to court, and since we had a full list of cases, it was decided to carry on with one of my wingers in the chair until I could arrive.

Turning up late is never easy - just popping your head round the door with a cry of "hi, guys" isn't right, so I despatched someone to warn the legal adviser that I was there. So far, so fairly normal, and the bench retired to reconvene with yours truly in the middle chair.

The morning proceeded with its busy list of sentencing and allocation cases, and then we had a break while the new-fangled computerised displays proved too much for the CPS and the usher (to be fair their training was pretty sketchy).

My colleague K who had sat in  was greatly relieved to see me, but when I spoke to the other winger and the clerk, they both said...

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Police: Duo sentenced after GMP expose plot to ‘chop up’ stolen cars

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Two men involved in a major criminal plot to ‘chop up’ stolen cars have been sentenced.

Shaza Dean Stripped Down Mazda Stripped Down Porsche Shazad Dhean and Tomazz Gutkowski were arrested by Greater Manchester Police as part of Operation Gridiron, which was an investigation into a conspiracy to steal high-powered and luxury cars that were then taken to industrial units and ‘chopped up’ Dhean (born 12/08/1978), of Windgrove Gardens, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pleaded guilty to handling all of the stolen cars at an earlier hearing.

Gutkowski (born 23/02/1980), of Danley Street, Manchester, pleaded guilty to handling three of the stolen cars at an earlier hearing.

Today, 28 May 2015, they were sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.

Dhean was jailed for 20 months, and Gutkowski to nine months.

Operation Gridiron was launched by GMP following the theft of as many as 15 high-value cars across Manchester, which were then driven to industrial units and dismantled part by...

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Police: Appeal for information following Walton assault

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Detectives are appealing for information following an incident in Walton on the morning of Thursday, 7 May.

At around 10.40am, a 65-year-old woman was calling to her husband from across one side of Salop Road to the other, when she bumped into a man.

The man became very aggressive towards her and when her husband made it across the road, the man grabbed him and pushed him over.

The victim, a 67-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he was treated for a fractured shoulder.

The woman was uninjured, but the couple have been left very shaken following this incident.

The offender is described as white, aged 25-30 years, of stocky build and wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.

At the time of the assault, the offender was putting shopping bags into the boot of a Hackney cab on Salop Street, but ran off in the direction of Walton...

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Police: Carer sentenced for assaulting elderly lady

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A woman has been sentenced to three years in prison today, Thursday 28th May, after being found guilty of assaulting a 90-year-old woman in her care.

  In March 2014, 56-year-old Dorothy Kerridge of West View, Saxmundham was charged with three counts of assault, one count of ill treatment and one count of neglect between November 2012 and February 2013, during which time she was working as a live-in carer for an elderly lady suffering from dementia in Ipswich.

  In Aprill she was found guilty of two counts of assault at Ipswich Crown Court.

  Concerns were raised by the family of the victim after she was found with bruising to her face, legs, arms and feet on numerous occasions.

  A joint investigation between police and social care was carried out, which found that the victim suffered numerous injuries whilst being cared for by Kerridge.  The victim told her...

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Police: Appeal for witnesses following George Street assault

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Police Scotland has appealed for witnesses after a 29-year-old woman was assaulted by another woman at around 7.50am on Tuesday 26 May 2015 on George Street, Aberdeen, near to the Butchers Arms.

  The woman was approached by the second woman who pushed her and then assaulted her on her arm.

  PC Bruce Will said: “This was an unprovoked attack.

The victim suffered minor injuries but was left extremely shaken as a result.

  “The female assailant is described as being aged around late twenties or early thirties, around 5ft 8ins tall with blonde hair.

She was wearing a grey top and trousers.

  “She made off along Hutcheon Street before turning on to Fraser Road.

  “Anyone who saw this incident or has any information is asked to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”...

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Police: Man sentenced for drugs offences in Hemel Hempstead

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A man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after drugs were found in his home in Hemel Hempstead during a proactive warrant.

  Officers from the Operational Support Group executed the warrant on March 24th 2015 in Epping Green, following information received from the local community.

  47-year-old Stephen McQueen, who is from Epping Green, was arrested after officers found 12 wraps of cocaine and of 13.5grams of cocaine.

  He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply and was remanded into custody.

  He pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Wednesday (May 27) to five years, seven months and two weeks.

  PC Gordon Cooper, from the Operational Support Group said: “Class A drugs supply will not be tolerated in Hertfordshire.

We will respond to intelligence from the community...

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