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Police: Appeal following theft from a shop in Seaton Delaval

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police are appealing for information after a theft from a shop in Seaton Delaval.

Around 8pm on Friday, July 25, £210 was stolen from the Seaton Valley Co-Op store in Avenue Road.

Enquiries are ongoing into the theft and police are releasing images of a man and two women they want to speak to in connection with the theft.

Anyone who recognises them is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 41157R/14.



Police: Pesticide spread along Gilfach Goch footpath

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

South Wales Police are investigating the distribution of pesticides alongside a 130 metre length of a public footpath and cycleway at Gilfach Goch near the Griffin Inn public house.

 

Wildlfe and environmental crime officer, police constable Mark Goulding reports that blue pellets have been spread in an area with heavy pedestrian traffic mainly dog walkers as well as a number of loose horses in the vicinity.

 

The site has been photographed, samples of the pesticide have been taken for lab analysis and a container recovered from a nearby watercourse.

 

PC Goulding said: “The container indicated slug killer, however it was empty. The primary pesticide is metaldehyde which is poisonous.

 

“The misuse of pesticide is, sadly, not un common when targeting our native wildlife, especially birds of prey, but it is also used to target our pets most commonly household cats.  We have not established what type this pesticide is or why it has been laid in such a public place.  I am asking anyone with...

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Police: Recovering alcoholic tells his story

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News
During Alcohol Action Week, Cheshire Police are focusing on the effects that excessive drinking can have on the community and those that it impacts on.
Often Alcohol has a significant impact on not just the individual who is drinking excessively, but also on those closest to them.
To illustrate how devastating this impact can be, one man tells his story.  His name has been changed to protect his identity, but the visible impact of his alcohol use is a situation seen all too often by police and other agencies who are called to pick up the pieces.
Dan’s Story
“I had been in trouble with the police numerous times over the years, always down to alcohol.  I would drink too much and then get out of control.
One day though, I had a wakeup call.  I had been drinking and, inevitably this led to me arguing with my partner.  The argument got heated and being drunk, I lashed out and hit her.
I ran away at first, knowing the police would be looking for me and worried about what I had become.  I...

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Police: Illegal cab drivers targeted during Freshers events

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Hundreds of officers from across the Metropolitan Police Service’s Roads and Transport Policing Command will target taxi and minicab touts as Freshers events are held for students across the Capital.

Police officers and Transport for London’s Taxi and Private Hire compliance officers will be speaking to students, particularly women, to deliver the simple message that any minicab that is not booked through a licensed minicab operator is potentially very dangerous and puts them at risk of attack. This can include sexual assault and robbery.

The three key messages being delivered to students are:

– If you approach a minicab driver directly, it’s not booked and it’s not safe. Always book with a minicab company.
– If a bouncer hails you a minicab on the street, it’s not booked and it’s not safe. Always book with a minicab company.
– Even if your minicab has a licence sticker, it’s not safe unless it’s booked. Always book with a minicab company.

In addition to the engagement work, plain...

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Police: THE WORLD OF THE ASBO

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace


For number crunchers and those interested in Anti Social Behaviour Orders feast upon the latest offering from the Ministry of Justice if you wish to peruse the statistical analyses.  The following summary is copied for convenience.

ASBOs issued

  • in total, 24,427 ASBOs were issued between April 1999 and December 2013; the highest number of ASBOs issued annually was in 2005 (4,122); since then, there were year-on-year falls in the number issued between 2005 and 2012
  • in 2013, 1,349 ASBOs were issued, a 2% increase from the 1,329 ASBOs issued in 2012
  • in total since 1 June 2000, 86% of...

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Police: GMP statement following Ian Terry misconduct hearing

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

The misconduct hearing against two GMP officers involved in the death of PC Ian Terry has concluded today, Wednesday 17 September 2014.

PC Chris (pseudonym) was found guilty of discharging a loaded weapon at PC Ian Terry and received a reprimand.  PC Francis (pseudonym) admitted a number of breaches at the start of the hearing surrounding his responsibilities as the Exercise Conducting Officer and has been required to resign from the Force.

The hearing which was conducted by an independent and external police panel considered all the facts from the IPCC investigation, Inquest and Health and Safety at Work Act prosecutions which followed the events of 2008.

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said, “It is six years since Ian died, six years that Ian’s family has had to wait for a conclusion to what has been a complicated and frustrating series of legal and multiple investigative processes which have caused additional delay in bringing this to a conclusion.

“This hearing was the final...

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Police: Surrey Police officer charged with theft

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A Surrey Police officer based in Guildford was yesterday (16 September) charged with theft following his arrest last month.

PC Stuart Parker, who is a response officer, was arrested on 12 August following a proactive investigation by the Force’s Professional Standards Department.

The charge relates to the theft of monies between 30 June 2014 and 12 August 2014 from a tuck shop based at Guildford Police Station.

PC Parker, 29, is currently suspended from duty and is on bail to appear at Aldershot Magistrate’s Court on 2 October.



Police: GMP statement following Ian Terry misconduct hearing

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

The misconduct hearing against two GMP officers involved in the death of PC Ian Terry has concluded today, Wednesday 17 September 2014.

PC Chris (pseudonym) was found guilty of discharging a loaded weapon at PC Ian Terry and received a reprimand.  PC Francis (pseudonym) admitted a number of breaches at the start of the hearing surrounding his responsibilities as the Exercise Conducting Officer and has been required to resign from the Force.

The hearing which was conducted by an independent and external police panel considered all the facts from the IPCC investigation, Inquest and Health and Safety at Work Act prosecutions which followed the events of 2008.

Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said, “It is six years since Ian died, six years that Ian’s family has had to wait for a conclusion to what has been a complicated and frustrating series of legal and multiple investigative processes which have caused additional delay in bringing this to a conclusion.

“This hearing was the final...

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Police: Two GMP officers disciplined over death of colleague in firearms training exercise

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

One Greater Manchester Police officer has been required to resign and another reprimanded over their roles in a firearms training exercise which resulted in the death of Pc Ian Terry.

Pc Terry died during a firearms training exercise on 9 June 2008 involving GMP’s Tactical Firearms Unit (TFU) in a disused factory premises on Thorp Road, Newton Heath, Manchester.

The two officers faced a misconduct hearing organised by Greater Manchester Police. One officer, known by the pseudonym “Chris”, who fired the fatal shot, was found guilty of gross misconduct. The second officer, known by the pseudonym “Francis”, who was involved in the organisation of the training and the way it was conducted, pleaded guilty to gross misconduct at the start of the hearing.

The panel decided that “Francis” should be required to resign with immediate effect. The panel decided “Chris” should be given a reprimand. In its decision making the panel focused on the risks posed...

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Police: Mobile phones stolen in Trafford

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police are investigating after mobile phones were stolen in Trafford.

The first incident happened at 12.20pm on Saturday 9 August 2014 when a man went into Jordans estate agents on The Downs in Altrincham claiming to be collecting for deaf charities.

He distracted the victim by pointing at adverts on the wall before taking a mobile phone from a tray. He left the shop towards Altrincham bus station.

The second happened around 1.15pm the same day at Nico and Tino Hairdressers on Ashton Lane in Sale.

A man came into the shop purporting to be collecting for deaf charities. He pointed at the wall behind the receptionist. When she turned around, he leant over the counter and took a mobile phone before leaving in the direction of Ashton Village.

Both men are described as Eastern European.

Police are appealing for information and witnesses.

Police Constable Stuart Foy said: “There may well be other similar incidents in the area where nothing was taken or the victim has not noticed anything to be missing. I would...

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