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Police: Gun seized from suspected Northfield burglars

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

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Gun seized from suspected Northfield burglars

August 25, 2015, 11:44 am

Five men have been arrested and a firearm seized after officers chased down suspected Northfield burglars.

A group of men from an MG Rover were spotted acting suspiciously around a Ford Mondeo at around 3pm last Friday (22 August) on Bartley Drive and when approached by officers ran away.

They were chased through gardens and streets before being stopped by police on Cromwell Lane and checks on the Mondeo revealed that it had been stolen from a burglary on Maas Road some six days earlier, on 16 August.

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Two men, aged 27 and 21, and two teenagers, aged 18 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A 24-year-old man was arrested from the MG Rover on suspicion of burglary and following a search of the vehicle a handgun and ammunition were found.

All five have been bailed pending further...

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Police: Man charged with historic sex offences

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

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Man charged with historic sex offences

August 24, 2015, 2:06 pm

Detectives have charged a 69-year-old man with a number of historic sex offences.

Colin Waterfield, of Stonehouse Road, Norwich, was charged by officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit on Saturday 22 August 2015.

He has been charged with 25 offences including rape, attempted rape, indecent assault and gross indecency against 11 victims. All alleged offences took place in the Norwich area between 1973 and 1995.

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Waterfield was also charged with three offences involving animals including possession of extreme pornographic images.

He has been conditionally bailed to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on 6 November 2015.

Source: Norfolk Constabulary

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Police: Not Quite An App!

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop

This post is mainly to provide a list of the internet links that I used to create my own quick-reference folder on my phone, as shown in the picture. If you know how to drive your iPhone or other device or you know  that you don’t want such a folder in your’s, then this post is not for you and I’d recommend you put the kettle on instead!

Over the last week, I’ve had feedback from various kind folk about the usefulness of the BLOG.  One of them included a paramedic screen-shotting his phone to demonstrate to colleague that he’s got the BLOG ‘on tap’ to be used at jobs, if need be. This is something I’ve had for some while – the amount of times I’m in the BLOG writing posts, replying to comments and so on, I use the thing as much as anyone else. And of course, one of the secret reasons behind writing the damned thing(!) was that I find myself receiving more or the less the same email queries across the main topics of policing and mental health that it remains a real time-saver to be able to quickly pull up a...

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Police: Has Anybody Got A Spare Priest?  Policing UK Is In Need Of The Last Rites

Written by RSS Poster RetiredAndAngry

I am indebted to Inspector Gadget (again) and @obbsie for stimulating my grey cells once more. Mr Winsor’s (sorry, Sir Tom’s)infamous ‘blue collar’ comments have possibly been forgotten by now, but Gadget is quite right, we must NEVER forget them.

Sir Tom has NEVER apologised for that comment, NEVER justified that comment and NEVER withdrawn that comment, yet over the weekend we had dozens of off-duty ‘Blue Collar’ officers in Sussex offering to pitch in and help with the tragedy at Shoreham.

Sir Tom and Cruella are presiding over the destruction of Policing UK.  Whilst they are not directly responsible, it seems beyond the realms of coincidence that Police Scotland and PSNI also find themselves in turmoil at the moment.

Returning to Policing E&W, Sir Tom rose from relative obscurity as a previous Rail Regulator and was chosen to write a couple of books for HMG, and so was born Winsor’s Independent Review of Police Officers’ & Staff Remuneration &...

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Police: A response to Constable Chaos’ blog post on Football Policing

Written by RSS Poster Constable Chaos - UK Police Blog

A response & alternative view to my ‘Football Crazy’ blog by Alison Gurden, Social Justice Barrister

Last week Twitter’s laughing policeman, Constable Chaos posted his own impressions on his day of football policing Football Crazy . I have reblogged this below. While I can’t dispute what he says, because I wasn’t with him, his experience doesn’t reflect mine, nor the majority of police officers I speak to and who police football matches.

Most of his gripes seem to relate more to the fact he had his rest day cancelled, had to get up early to provide mutual aid, ad by virtue of the fact he was providing mutual aid he wasn’t familiar with the town, and he didn’t get a very clear briefing from the Match Command. My response to that is, I feel sympathy for cops who are now facing this on a daily basis in all levels of their duty, but that is not the football fans’ fault. As the Twitter hash tag says #cutshaveconsequences

In reality, hundreds of...

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Police: Police shooting, Brixton

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Police shooting, Brixton

August 21, 2015, 9:45 pm

On Friday, 21 August officers from Lambeth escorted a housing officer to a residential address on Tilson Gardens, SW2 as part of a pre-planned eviction.

At 09:45hrs unarmed officers attempted to enter the property. As they were doing so a man was seen emerging from one of the rooms in the property.

Officers withdrew from the property and a police negotiator, London Ambulance Service and firearm officers were called to the scene.

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Shortly before 16:46hrs the man was shot by police outside of the premises.

The man was treated at the scene by London Ambulance Service. He has been taken to a south London hospital suffering serious injuries.

No other people were thought to be in the property at the time.

Cordons in Tilson Gardens remain is place.

As in any shooting, officers from the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) have been...

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Police: Er - Yippee - or is it?

Written by RSS Poster The Magistrates' Blog
I have just received an email from the Labour Party, inviting me to vote in the leadership election. I paid my £3, so here I am.

I have nothing to say about the election or the candidates (albeit I do have opinions) but who the hell dreamed up such a stupid system that sells the right to vote at three quid a go?

The rest is between me and my conscience, (such of it as remains).

Police: Alert: Letter from Action Fraud about New York County District Attorney investigation

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Action Fraud is sending emails to 1000 UK businesses which they think may have been a victim of a recent business impersonation scam.

The specific case, which is being investigated by the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, sees the fraudster impersonate a company director or CEO and then instruct members of the company’s finance department to transfer funds with respect to a discreet and/or sensitive acquisition, either of another business, or commercial property.

The fraudsters, often members of an organised crime group, seek to introduce a third party, purporting to be a lawyer or regulator, to add a sense of legitimacy to the request. These individuals may also impersonate a genuine entity. The use of similar email domains (legitimate) (false) may feature in this form of fraud. The fraudster may also obtain phone numbers within the correct dialling code in an attempt to make...

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Police: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.

Written by RSS Poster Catemoore's Blog

Yesterday, Chief Constable Nick Gargan was required to retire or resign by his PCC, under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. That he should resign is pretty much universally agreed. That he has not, is unsuprising. Nick Gargan’s rise in Policing was fast and sure. By the time he was heading up the National Police Improvement Agency, his career seemed secure and there was much talk of him being a future Commissioner. So how did it come to this inauspicious juncture in just a few short years? The story I am about to recount features an act of adultery. I think it important, before I go on, to note that none of the allegations originally made about Nick Gargan were found, whilst the investigation did find behaviour that is unacceptable, there was no evidence of any behaviour linked to the events herein. I strongly believe every person is...

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Police: Law and Lawyers: Chief Constables and Police Discipline

Written by RSS Poster RetiredAndAngry

Courtesy of The blog of ObiterJ, I do hope he/she doesn’t mind me borrowing it.  I find it very useful today.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset (Sue Mountstevens) has commenced the process under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 section 38(3) to require the Chief Constable of the Force – Mr Nick Gargan QPM – to “retire or resign” – see Avon and Somerset PCC 19th August 2015.  This follows an independent misconduct panel which found against Mr Gargan on 8 counts of breaching of standards of professional behaviour contrary to Schedule 2 of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 .

The Commissioner’s website provides links to a number of documents including the misconduct panel report (the panel hearing was in private) and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) report.   The IPCC acted on a referral from the Commissioner.

The power to remove:

Sections 38(3) and 38(4) state:

(3)  The police and crime commissioner for a police...

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