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Police: CCTV footage of Whalley Range petrol station robbery

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police have released CCTV footage after two men climbed over the counter of a petrol station service desk and stole a large amount of cigarettes in Whalley Range.

Shortly after 6:25pm on Sunday 4 January 2015, two men jumped over the counter of the Wilbraham Road Service Station in Whalley Range towards a member of staff and began filling a large duvet with cigarettes.

Fearing for her own safety, the staff member managed to escape from behind the counter and ran outside to flag down a car and ask the driver to call the police.

The two men – who were wearing dark clothing – continued to fill the duvet with cigarettes before making off towards Fallowfield.

Police investigating the incident are now appealing for information.

Detective Constable Fiona Manning said: “We are very keen to speak to anybody who may have any information about this incident.

“Although the footage may not show the face of the men who did this, it does show the duvet that the offenders brought with...

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Police: Appeal for information following robbery in Bristol

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

We’re appealing for the victim of a robbery in Hartcliffe on Wednesday (28/01) afternoon to come forward.

We were alerted by a member of the public who witnessed the man being assaulted by another male at the junction of Gatcombe Road and Hareclive Road at approximately 2.15pm.

The victim was assaulted and then forced in a silver car with the suspect.

Moments later, the vehicle returned to the same spot and the victim left the silver car before leaving the location in his red car.

The victim’s face was covered in blood following the attack.

He is described as a white man, in his 60’s, of short, stocky build.

We are keen to locate the victim in this case and ask that he, or anyone who knows him, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number G:9920/15.

A 24 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in relation to this incident and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is also asked to contact us immediately.

Police: Update: Khandra Hassan found safe and well

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Dyfed Powys Police is pleased to report that Khandra Hassan, aged 25, has returned to her home safe and well. We thank the public for their support in helping to find her.

Police: Chester officers continue to tackle drugs crime

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

As part of Operation ImpACT officers in Chester outer have arrested two women on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs.

The women, age 49 and 35, were both arrested by officers from the Chester Outer Neighbourhood Policing Unit following as drugs warrant at an address on Tennyson Walk, Blacon, on Wednesday 28 January.

Chester Outer Inspector Brian Green said: “The execution of this warrant demonstrates that drug dealing will not be tolerated in Chester, and we will take robust action against any persons who we believe to be dealing drugs.

“I urge anyone who is concerned about drug dealing in their local community to contact Cheshire Police on 101, alternatively information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Both women have been released on Police bail and are due to report to Blacon Custody unity on Friday 22 May 2015.

Police: Pakistani man who was murdered is named as Moshin Bhatti

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police have named the Pakistani man who was murdered in Botanic Avenue yesterday. He was Moshin Bhatti, aged 29, who lived in India Street.

A 32 year old Somalian man arrested yesterday as part of the investigation into the murder has been transferred from police custody to a secure medical facility in greater Belfast. He is being detained there under the Mental Health Order.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Campbell, from Serious Crime Branch, said: “Moshin Bhatti’s relatives have been informed of the tragedy and we are liaising with them.

“Our enquiries are continuing and we are releasing a photo of Moshin as part of the investigation. I want to hear from anyone who saw or spoke with Moshin during Wednesday or in the early hours of Thursday morning before he was stabbed.

“I would also again appeal to the community to come forward if they have any information about the events in Botanic Avenue and India Street in the early hours of yesterday morning. People can contact detectives in the Incident Room at Musgrave police station on the non-emergency number 101.”


Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace

Rape is probably the crime where very few thinking people have nothing to say; most have an opinion.  On that basis magistrates are no different from others.  The guidance issued by the CPS earlier this week seeks to increase the conviction rate for this offence; a conviction rate which is lower for sexual offences than other groups of indictable offences.  Between 2003 and 2013 the conviction rate for sexual offences increased from 46% to 58%.   There are probably as many opinions on all aspects of this crime as on most others put together.  This is hardly surprising.  The most natural...

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Police: Man arrested on suspicion of breaching restraining order

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of breach of restraining order and has been bailed until 26/02/15.

Police: CCTV released after shop theft in Newcastle

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police investigating a shop theft in Newcastle have released CCTV of two men they need to speak to.

Co-op man 1 Co-op man 2

It happened on December 17 when meat worth more than £70 was stolen from the Co-op at High Street in Gosforth. Police investigating have released CCTV images of two men they need to speak to who it’s believed may be able to help with their enquiries.

Anyone who recognises them is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 506 17/12/14, or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

UK firefighters are calling for urgent meetings with all stakeholders following the release of a report into UK firefighter fatalities commissioned by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and produced by the University of Stirling. “We want this report to focus minds on what can be done to improve public safety and firefighter safety,” says union general secretary Matt Wrack.

In the UK over the last ten years, 14 firefighters have died in the line of duty. The FBU recognises that its members work in a dangerous environment, but Matt Wrack insists, “Firefighters should expect to be able to go home to their families after their day’s work. They do not go to work to die.

“We assess the risks and take carefully planned action to rescue people, to deal with incidents and to make communities safe. Our members have the right to demand the best possible procedures, training, equipment and resources to enable us to do our job safely, effectively and professionally....

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Police: Increase in spam “Skinny Pill” SMS texts sent by scammers

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog

The ICO has said the SMS text messages are sent from a different mobile telephone number daily and are mainly sent via the Vodafone network.

The text messages read: NEWS! - New 'Skinny Pill' Helping UK Women Lose 1+ Stone a Month. Limited Time Free Trial Ends Today, Claim Yours Here http:// [link redacted] orTxtSTOPtoOptOut

The URL link is only valid for the date that the message is sent and leads to a scam website that carries the logos of the BBC, The Guardian and The Telegraph to appear legitimate.  

There is an eight page report about a ‘revolutionary system – The Holy Grail of Weight Loss’. The reporter claims to have taken two weight loss products called Slimgenix System and Cleanse EFX and lost 1.5 stone in four weeks. At the end of the report there is a promotional coupon with a link to get a free trial of the drug, paying £2.95 for shipping. The coupon states that the offer expires the same day.

Paying for a “free trial”

The ICO have also said there are many...

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