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Police: Burglar jailed after leaving fingerprints at crime scene

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A burglar who left his fingerprints on a window ledge after ransacking a property has been jailed for four years.

Michael Bass, 29 (17.08.85), unemployed of no fixed abode, was jailed for four years for burglary at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Thursday, 16 April, having previously denied the offence.

Police were alerted to a believed burglary at an address in Lewis Way, Dagenham, at 21:10hrs on 24 July 2014.

Entry was forced but there was no one inside.

The owner of the property confirmed to police the next day that a burglary had taken place and goods to the value of £700 taken.

Bass was identified after his fingerprints were found on the kitchen window ledge at the property showing where he had climbed inside.

Bass was arrested on 17 August 2014 in Essex by officers on a routine patrol.

During interview, Bass told police he was squatting at the...

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Police: Plain clothed officer assaulted and had bike stolen in Salford

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It happened at about 2pm on Thursday 9 April 2015, when the plain clothed officer was patrolling the Higher Broughton area on his push bike.

The officer saw a man he suspected of drug dealing, he tried to stop him but the man ran away into a nearby garden where the officer detained him.

When the officer brought the man from a rear garden into a nearby alleyway he was attacked by a group of five men.

 They assaulted him so the other man could get away before a search for drugs could carried out.

The officer told the group he was a police officer, however this had no effect and the five men continued to assault him by pushing him up against the wall and ramming him with their push bikes.

During the incident they constantly had their fists up ready to punch the Police officer.

 He managed to...

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Police: Discovery of 2 dead bodies in Bootle sparks double murder probe

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Merseyside Police can confirm a murder investigation is underway following the discovery of the bodies of two women in Bootle overnight (Thursday, 16 to Friday, 17 April).

Detective Superintendent Tim Keelan, said: “Detectives have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of two bodies at two separate addresses in Bootle.

“At about 9.15pm on Thursday, 16 April a concern for safety call was received about a woman residing on Worcester Road.

A patrol attended and a search was conducted resulting in the discovery of the body of a woman believed to be in her late 20s with multiple injuries.

“At about a 4am today enquiries led officers to a property on Brookhill Road.

When no answer was received the officers gained entry.

A search of the property resulted in the discovery of the body of woman aged in her 50s.

“Both deaths are being treated as suspicious.

“At this time...

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Police: What’s making Fiona run for us?

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Fiona Gaffney, from Yeovil, will be fundraising for Crimestoppers; find out why…

Fiona 1Police Inspector Fiona, 37, who has who has previously completed two marathons, will run alongside her husband Sean, who lost his left leg in an accident in 1999 – he says that this will be his first and last marathon.

She said: “Whilst I run regularly and have participated in marathons before, being able to run alongside my husband this year will be pretty special. It has been a great experience being able to run with him, as it certainly makes the long training through the winter months much easier to bear when you have someone to share the experience with.”

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Fiona, who works for the police in West Dorset, is hoping to raise £1,500 to support Crimestoppers.

Having been a victim of burglary herself, she said: “I know what a detrimental effect crime can have on people, which is why I chose Crimestoppers as a worthy cause to support.

“Crimestoppers can make such a real difference in the community. It empowers...

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Police: Dylan Jackson wanted in Connection with the murder of Herman ‘Louis’ Simpson.

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Detectives have released a picture of a man wanted in connection with the murder of Wolverhampton local Herman ‘Louis’ Simpson.

Dylan Jackson, aged 20 of no fixed address, is being sought by police after Mr Simpson was stabbed to death around 8.30pm on Monday (13 April) evening at a flat in Compton Road.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines is leading the investigation.

He said: “Our investigation is moving swiftly and we now have a suspect who we urgently need to trace.

“I would appeal to Dylan directly to contact me as soon as possible, but equally I would ask anyone who knows of his whereabouts to ring 101.

“Our thoughts remain with Mr Simpson’s family as we attempt to bring his murderer to justice as swiftly as possible.” Mr Simpson’s family spoke of their loss: “Louis was a very unique person.

He was a loyal son, a supporting and loving brother...

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Police: Member of Cumbria police staff jailed for 6yrs for distribution of indecent images.

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David Robinson, aged 46, of Waldegrave Road, Carlisle, has been jailed for six years for possession and distribution of indecent images.

Mr Robinson was sentenced today (17th April 2015) at Carlisle Crown Court after pleading guilty to 20 counts of possession and distribution of indecent images.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life, and received a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for life.

Robinson was arrested on 13th October 2014 and 17th October 2014 for his offences.

Robinson was employed by Cumbria Constabulary in a staff role at the time of his arrest.

He was suspended immediately following his arrest and left the force in January 2015.

Detective Inspector Doug Marshall said: “This prosecution reflects the serious nature of the images which Mr Robinson was viewing and distributing.

Images of this nature have been created via the suffering and abuse of children and they are...

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Police: Man assaulted at Blackpool hotel

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unnamed 2015-04-17 10_48_31-The Ruskin Hotel - Google Maps Police are appealing for information to help trace a man who they would like to speak to in connection with their enquiries into an assault.

The incident happened at around 10.55pn on Saturday 4 April in the bar area of The Ruskin Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.

The 69 year old victim was sat in the bar with his wife when he was attacked by a man who punched him repeatedly to the face.

The man is described as white; around 6ft tall of a medium build with short blonde hair.

He was part of a large group of people including children who had been in the bar area during the evening.

PC Gardner of Blackpool Police said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man whilst he was sat down enjoying the bank holiday weekend with this wife.

It is fortunate that he was not seriously injured and...

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Police: Darren Gilbert charged with the murder of James Gregoire

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Detectives have charged a man with murder, attempted murder and two counts of making threats to kill following the murder of a man at Clacton town centre on Monday, April 13.

The victim, who was formally identified by his next of kin yesterday, was James Gregoire, aged 54.

Unemployed Darren Gilbert, 21, of Holland Road in Clacton was charged last night (Thursday, April 16) and will appear before magistrates in Colchester this morning (Friday, April 17).

He will stay in police custody until his court appearance at 9.30am today.


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Police: Merseyside police issue appeal after Newborn girl found in Southport

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Merseyside Police are trying to trace the mother of a newborn girl found in Southport last night (Thursday, 16 April).

Emergency services were called at about 6.50pm to Silcock’s Amusement Arcade on Nevill Street, Southport to a report staff had found a baby abandoned inside the disabled toilets.

Police officers attended and took the baby, a new born girl, to Ormskirk Hospital where she is being cared for by staff who have named her April.

She is safe and well.

Officers are now very keen to trace the April’s mother.

The birth appears to have been unsupervised so the woman may need medical help.

Detective Inspector Mike Dalton, said: “Our primary concern is for the health of the girl’s mother.

She is not in any trouble.

“I would urge April’s mother to urgently come forward or at least seek treatment, as she could suffer medical complications which are potentially very...

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Police: Death of Aleksandrs Sokolovs being treated as suspicious

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Police in Fife are continuing to investigate the death of man after a body was found in a property on Tummel Road in Glenrothes on Monday 13th April.

The man has been identified as Aleksandrs Sokolovs, a 29 year old Latvian national from Glenrothes.

His death is being treated as suspicious and officers are currently pursuing a positive line of enquiry.

A 28 year old man has been arrested for a matter in connection with the police investigation, which is ongoing....

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