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Police: Breakthrough for detectives investigating the Valerie Graves murder

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Detectives investigating the murder of Valerie Graves in Bosham believe they have made a breakthrough in the case.

Forensic scientists have obtained a limited DNA profile for the suspect, which means detectives can start requesting voluntary DNA samples to eliminate males from the investigation who live and work in the Bosham area, either permanently or as migrant workers. Officers will also be speaking to visitors in the area to eliminate them from the investigation.

Detective Superintendent Nick May, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team said: “This is a significant breakthrough for the investigation. Although this profile is not suitable for a search on the National DNA Database it does indicate the suspect is male. Anyone who provides us with a DNA sample could now be eliminated from the investigation. The profiling will involve taking a swab from the mouth and fingerprints from each individual.
“We are stressing that if anyone has any concerns or suspect...

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Fire: Fake firework scars boy for life

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
A school boy who is lucky to be alive after a prank with a firework went drastically wrong is backing Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue's bonfire safety campaign. Dylan Cosgrove 15, from Blackfell, Washington was at home with his girlfriend Erin Easton on the evening of Wednesday 8 October when he lit a firework in his right hand. Dylan said: “I had been telling Erin I had bought some fireworks so I got one out of the box to show her. I didn't intend to set it off, I just wanted to light it and put it out for a laugh. I quickly realised the fuse wouldn't go out and I was in a blind panic and didn't know what to do. I even put it to my mouth to put it out. This was crazy when I think about what could have happened if it had exploded in my face, but I was desperate to stop it going off. I was frightened for my girlfriend and I didn't want to start a fire in my bedroom. “As I watched the fuse quickly disappear I ran to the other side of the room to protect my girlfriend from the explosion. I remember...

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Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

One of Staffordshire Police’s most successful employees has retired after eight years loyal service, dog and pup.

Police dog Alfie, a springer spaniel, joined the force in June 2006 aged 18 months. He was trained initially in the finding of illegal substances and firearms, their components and ammunition.  He was licensed at the end of his eight week course and continued to be relicensed every year.  After a few years he was also trained to sniff out cash in the form of Bank of England notes and Euros.

Alfie covered the whole of Staffordshire and also provided support to colleagues on the Central Motorway Policing Group (CMPG). He has also lent a paw to Cheshire and West Midlands Police on searches when they needed assistance. Alfie has taken part in many V festivals searching vehicles, tents and undertaken searches on Operation Nemesis, the force’s response to tackling Class A drug dealers. Over the past eight-and-a-half years he has been responsible for recovering...

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Police: Police Killer Harry Roberts to be Released

Written by RSS Poster Surrey Constabulary Blog

Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after serving more than 45 years behind bars.

He was jailed for life for the murder of three policemen in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, in 1966 and told he would never be released.

Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Steve White says he is appalled at the decision.

“Let’s not forget, this menace murdered three unarmed police officers in cold blood and it is abhorrent news,” he said.

“This decision by the parole board is a slap in the face for the families of the three police officers he brutally murdered who, once again, are forced to re-live their pain and loss. It will spark fury among everyone in the police family who will feel badly let down.

The officers were shot, in what was later called the massacre of Braybrook Street, after they pulled over
a van containing Roberts and two others.

PC Geoffrey Fox, 41, Sergeant Christopher Head, 30, and Detective Constable David Wombwell, 25, had approached the van after...

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Police: North London man charged with sexual offences

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Mansoor Miah [ 21 -18.02.1993] of Hilgrove Rd, NW6 was yesterday, Wednesday, 22 October, charged with seven counts of sexual offences involving a girl aged 15.

Miah attended Kentish Town Police Station yesterday where he was charged and bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, 6 November.

Background: The victim’s mother reported contact via the internet between a man and her 15-year-old daughter having been made aware by the school. Officers from SO15 investigated the matter and arrested Miah on 25 June 2014. He was later bailed pending further enquiries.

This investigation is not terrorist related. Detectives from SO15 may investigate crimes other than terrorism when the evidence is available.

Full list of charges :

Count 1 Intentionally encourage / assist the commission of an either way offence – Serious Crime Act 2007 (18/11/2013)
On the 18th day of November 2013, Mansoor Miah encouraged a child aged 15 to make an indecent photo of a child, namely of herself,...

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Fire: Executive Council interim statement – 23 October 2014 DCLG pension discussions

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

This statement is issued to update FBU members on the latest discussions with Penny Mordaunt, DCLG Fire Minister.

It is issued simply so that members are made aware of developments at the earliest opportunity. The Executive Council is still in session and will be discussing our next steps this afternoon. The outcome of these considerations will be issued as soon as possible.

No revised proposals from DCLG – pension theft continues

The FBU has consistently opposed government attacks on firefighter pensions. We have presented large quantities of professional evidence to demonstrate that the government proposals do not take account of the real operational demands of the firefighter’s occupation and the standards which are required as a result. Despite this opposition we have attempted to negotiate in good faith and have taken up every opportunity to make our case and to seek changes to the government’s proposed and unworkable scheme.

Following strike action in...

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Police: Petrol station held up at gunpoint – CCTV

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News
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Police have released CCTV images of an attempted armed robbery at a petrol station in Peterborough.

The offender walked into the Shell garage in Whittlesey Road at about 10.25pm on Saturday (October 18) brandishing a gun and a knife.

He demanded the member of staff hand over cash but he ran off to raise the alarm.

The offender tried to break into the tills but then fled empty-handed.

He is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a high-visibility sleeveless jacket over a dark blue hooded top, a face covering, grey gloves, grey tracksuit bottoms and red trainers.

Detective Constable Kevin Poole, investigating, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the member of staff.

“While his face is not visible on the CCTV, the offender was wearing very distinctive clothing and I would appeal to anyone who saw him leave the store or recognises the description, to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call DC Poole on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Police: Teenager charged with attempted murder of man in Erdington

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News
A boy will appear in court this morning (23 October) charged with attempted murder after police circulated CCTV images of two teenagers in connection with an attack in Erdington.

The 16-year-old boy was charged with the offence yesterday and remanded in custody to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court.

Investigations are ongoing to trace a second person who appeared in the CCTV images.

A 46-year-old man spent eight days in hospital after being found with stab injuries in Chester Road on Friday 19 September − he is now recovering at home.


Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace

I suppose it started in the NHS........surprise surprise.  At first there were nurses. A patient would have the assurance and comfort knowing that the person in a pristine newly laundered uniform and white head covering (usually female) was a qualified State Registered Nurse who in addition to pursuing her health care duties would also make your bed, bring your meals and generally be available to assist recovery morning noon and night undertaking even the most menial functions.  And then there came  the State Enrolled  Nurse who had gained a lesser qualification than her  S.R.N....

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Police: Police shoot dog dead in Crewe to protect public

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Around 8am this morning (Thursday 23 October) police received reports of two dogs on the loose attacking another two dogs in Golden Hill, Weston, Crewe.

As a precaution and, in the interests of public safety, armed officers were deployed to the scene.

One of the dogs was swiftly contained by officers in a dog cage in the back of a police van. The second dog, which was running loose in the street, had to be shot dead by officers − this was carried out in a contained area with no members of the public around at the time.

The two dogs, which are believed to be of Shar Pei breed, are believed to live locally.

Chief Inspector Pete Shaw said: “This was clearly a distressing incident for all those involved − it took place in a busy area during rush hour. Armed officers were deployed to the scene and I would like to reassure local people that the situation was quickly brought under control. Enquiries are ongoing and officers will remain in the local area to provide reassurance. If anyone...

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