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Police: Man arrested following drugs seizure in Inverness

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A 40 year old male has been arrested after Police in Inverness from the Licensing and Violence Reduction Unit seized a quantity of controlled drugs worth an estimated £1,000.

The recovery was made on Friday 19th December at Inverness Railway Station as part of Operation Respect which aims to reduce street violence, disorder and incidents linked to licensed premises.

The male, from the Aberdeen area, is due to appear at Inverness Sheriff Court on Monday 23rd December.

If anyone has any information about the incident they are encouraged to contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Police: Inquiry begins into suspicious death in Bristol

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Inquiry launched  following the death of a man in Bristol.

Police  were called at just after 7.30pm on Saturday (20/12), to reports that a man had fallen off the Avon Gorge, near Circular Road on Clifton Down.

The body of a 28-year-old man was found a short time later close to the Portway.

His death is currently being treated as suspicious and a scene watch is in place while a full and thorough investigation is carried out.

Det Insp Louise Boyce said: “A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the man’s death and is in custody for questioning.

“We’re appealing for anyone who was on the Clifton Down or Circular Road between 7pm and 7.30pm on Saturday to call us with any information which could assist our ongoing inquiry.”

If you can help, please call our 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Police: Man found critically injured in Stockport dies

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has sadly died after he was found critically injured at a flat in Stockport.

The 37-year-old man, Christopher Fields, was taken to hospital from a flat on Old Chapel Street on Friday 12 December 2014 with serious injuries. He remained in a critical condition but sadly died today, Sunday 21 December 2014.

His family paid the following tribute:

“Chris was the best son, brother and family member anyone could ask for. Our hearts have been broken on this day as he has been tragically taken from us. Words cannot express our pain. All that we can say at this time is that we miss him dearly and that he will forever be in our hearts. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support.”

A post mortem to establish the cause of death is yet to take place.

Police: Manipulation of race and domestic abuse crime stats

Written by RSS Poster RetiredAndAngry


Another take on the #CrimeStats Travesty.

Please take the time to read it fully, together with the attached letter at the end. Says it all really.

Thank you

Originally posted on Good Cop Down:

This post is as relevant now as it was then in relation to the manipulation of crime figures.

This is something that has always been around however; what is less known is the easiest way to reduce crime figures without manipulation and that is simply not to record crime.

This is something that was not simply a Met issue and concerned forces all around the country.

I for one informed the HMIC of the problem over 10 years ago and it is only now that the public are better informed, have access to social media and are able to submit Freedom of Information requests that the HMIC appear to have had their hand forced to look at the problem.

A recent article by Melanie Newman for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism highlights the findings of the HMIC supporting the concerns I had raised regarding under recording of crime and I…

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Police: £2 million counterfeit cash recovered in Manchester city centre operation

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police have recovered over £2 million of counterfeit cash in an operation in the city centre.

Officers investigating a multi-million pound jewellery fraud stopped four men at the Portland Thistle Hotel in an proactive operation shortly after 2pm on Saturday 20 December 2014.

They were in possession of over £2 million of counterfeit Euros, around £50,000 of legitimate Euros and over £100,000 of high value watches.

The men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of fraud and remain in police custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Rob Cousen from the Serious and Organised Crime Group at Greater Manchester Police said: “This type of crime causes a lot of harm to legitimate businesses and I hope the action this weekend reassures local businesses and residents we are committed to tackling organised crime in all its guises.”

Anyone who believes they have been a victim of fraud should contact police on 101.

Police: A Disparity of Esteem

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop

Imagine two medical problems had occured involving two seperate people – an elderly lady suffering a serious asthma attack or chest pains and a young child who falls and hits his head and scrapes his hands after falling whilst playing.  In terms of clinical assessment, any paramedics called to the scene may suggest A&E for the elderly asthma / chest pains patient and a local minor injuries unit for the minor wounds and scrapes injury because they probably require cleaning and dressing after a check over.  Now help me think through a patient whose medical needs to have two dimensions: imagine our elderly patient fell whilst struggling to breathe and hit her head in the same way as the child.  A member of the public sees her fall, notices the breathing problems and injury before calling for an ambulance.


Where these two problems are combined in one patient, you would expect a one-stop shop, wouldn’t you?  You would gravitate to A&E because of that more serious asthma / chest pains condition and...

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Police: Gunman kills two New York police officers

Written by RSS Poster Surrey Constabulary Blog

A gunman has shot dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself.

The head of the New York police said the men had been “targeted for their uniform”. The gunman then ran into a subway station where he shot himself.

Earlier he had shot and injured his ex-girlfriend and had posted anti-police messages on social media.

President Barack Obama – who is on holiday in Hawaii – said he condemned the killings “unconditionally”.

“Officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day,” he said in a statement.
The killings come amid widespread dissatisfaction in relations between police and African Americans.

The gunman was a black man – named as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28 – while the two police officers, Liu Wenjin and Raphael Ramos, were Asian and Hispanic respectively.

Earlier this month, a grand jury decided not to indict a New York officer for the...

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Police: Man jailed for historic sexual assaults

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has been jailed for historic sexual assaults in the late 1990s.

Aaron Pescud, 32 (22.10.82) of Hampton, Richmond was sentenced on Friday, 19 December to five years imprisonment at Kingston Court.

He had previously been found guilty of three counts of indecent assault on a female under 14 years.

Detectives from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command were contacted in February 2013 by two women who stated they had both been assaulted by Pescud in the late 1990s while visiting his family home.

Pescud was interviewed by officers later that month and charged on 5 June 2013.

Detective Constable Claire Samy, said: “Despite the passage of time, Pescud has been sentenced for assaulting his victims who were young children at the time.

“I hope that today provides some closure to the women and assures any other victims of sexual assault that the police will take their allegations seriously and investigate.”


Police: Two Diplomatic Protection Group Officers dismissed after misconduct hearing

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Two officers from the Diplomatic Protection Group (SO6) have been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service following a misconduct hearing held on Thursday, 18 December.

At the gross misconduct hearing, a 34-year-old PC [B] and a 36-year-old PC [D], faced allegations in respect of Discreditable Conduct and Authority, Respect and Courtesy and heard the appropriate authority’s submissions regarding the breach of Integrity only.

The Chair and panel accepted the officers’ admittance of Gross Misconduct and found proved the breach of integrity.

The officers were dismissed without notice.

In Phase 1 of the investigation, the DPS arrested three police constables from the Diplomatic Protection Group (SO6) on suspicion of being involved in the possession and distribution of obscene images via mobile phones:

– Officer [A] James Addison was charged, convicted and dismissed on 13 June 2014.
– Officer [B] was arrested on 19 December 2013 and was no further action...

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Police: Battered to death for being a copper

Written by RSS Poster Surrey Constabulary Blog

PC Neil Doyle, 36, died after an early morning assault on a group of three officers near a city centre nightclub - just weeks before his honeymoon

PC Neil Doyle, 36, died after an early morning assault on a group of three officers near a city centre nightclub – just weeks before his honeymoon”

Detectives investigating the death of off-duty police constable Neil Doyle have arrested a man on suspicion of murder, Merseyside Police said tonight.

The 28-year-old suspect handed himself in to police this evening and is currently being interviewed by detectives, officers said.

Pc Doyle, a 36-year-old beat bobby, was set upon by three men in what his boss described as an unprovoked and vicious attack.

He may have been targeted because of his job.

Badly beaten, he lost consciousness and died in hospital. Two colleagues were also injured in the incident.

Police say it appears the gang of attackers knew their victims were off-duty officers. Sir Jon Murphy, Merseyside’s Chief Constable, said: ‘Constable Doyle was enjoying a Christmas night out with his work colleagues.

‘They were subjected to an apparently unprovoked and vicious attack by a group of...

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