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Police: Witness appeal following criminal damage in Christchurch

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Officers in Christchurch are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after criminal damage was caused to a property in the town.


The incident happened some time between 8am and 4.30pm on Wednesday 19 November along Arcadia Road.


The offender threw a brick through the bay window of a property and is thought to have then cycled off on a silver BMX bicycle.


He is described as a man with dark hair, between the ages of 20 and 25 years. He was wearing a dark blue coat and a pair of baggy trousers.


Police Constable Jim Perks, of Christchurch police, said: “This appears to be a random attack and has caused a great deal of distress and cost to the victims.


“I urge any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.


“All calls will be treated with the strictest confidence.”


Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 19:278. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

Police: Homophobic racist thugs jailed @WipeHomophobia

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Three men have been jailed after being found guilty of a vicious homophobic assault and a racially motivated attack in Brighton.

Bradley Brachman, 19, unemployed, of Egmont Road, Hove; Andrew Wilson, a painter, of Manor Hill, Brighton and Rhys Pryer, 19, unemployed, of Wilfrid Road, Brighton, were all found guilty of wounding with intent and actual bodily harm at Brighton Crown Court after an 11-day trial on October 23. Wilson was also found guilty of the theft of a mobile phone.
They were all remanded in custody and appeared for sentencing on Friday (November 21) where they each received four years’ imprisonment for GBH and one year to run consecutively for ABH. Wilson also received six months for theft to run concurrently.

The men attacked the first victim, who was aged 40 at the time, just before 12 midnight on August 16, 2013. They set about him with bottles at the junction of Edward Street and Dorset Place, striking him several times around his head causing wounds that needed...

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Police: Appeal for witnesses to fight outside March pub

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Police are appealing for information following a violent altercation which occurred outside the Red Lion pub, High Street, March, at about 3.20pm on November 22.

PC Mark Overland said: “This was a violent incident and I would urge anyone who may have information to contact police.

“I am particularly keen to speak to members of the public who walked past the incident as it happened.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Police: Witness appeal to assault in Chesterton

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Chesterton on 20 November.

The incident happened at approximately 4.40pm when a woman was walking along a side street off Brick Kiln Lane towards the Salvation Army. A man approached her making derisive comments and then assaulted her with what is believed to be a razor-type blade. The woman sustained an injury to her leg.

The offender has been described as a white male, stocky build, aged in his late 30’s/early 40’s and was wearing a grey-coloured hoodie and dark trousers.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or can offer any information, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 510 of 20 November. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police: Runcorn man sentenced for attempted robbery

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Andrew Parton aged 24 from Runcorn was sentenced to 4 years 5 months by Warrington Crown Court on Friday 22 November 2014 . He had pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and assaulting a police officer at an earlier court appearance and his possession of a knife was taken into account at this court appearance.


The attempt robbery took place on Sunday 25 May 2014. The victim, a 23 year old man was cycling towards a bus stop on Hospital Way in Runcorn when he attempted to pass Parton who him forced towards a railing at the side of the road. The victim was threatened with a knife and an attempt was made to take his bike.


Detective Constable Marc Roberts said: “The victim was left badly shaken, the court result sends a clear message that if you commit this kind of crime in Cheshire you will be brought to account for your actions.

Police: Appeal after arson in Ashington

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Police are appealing for information following an arson in Ashington.

The incident happened between 12.40pm and 7.05pm on Sunday, November 16, at Marshes Houses, West Sleekburn, when an unknown offender set fire to a pigeon loft before making off unseen.

Fifteen pigeons were found dead, while a number of others are believed to have flown off.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and any witnesses are asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 1104 16/11/14 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police: Two people charged with robbery following incident in Blacon

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The two people arrested following an incident that occurred at approximately 9.35am on Friday 24th October on Muir Road, Blacon, during which a 38-year-old man sustained serious injuries, have now been charged with robbery.

Eryl Roberts aged 33 from Chester and the Thomas Humphrey aged 28 from Chester were remanded in custody and appeared at West Cheshire magistrates court on 25/10/2014.

Police: Police appeal following Llanrumney burglary

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Police in Cardiff are investigating a burglary of a house on Ashburton Avenue in Llanrumney which occurred sometime between 9.20pm on Monday 3rd November and 8.20am the following morning.


Access was gained to the property after a rear door was damaged and a quantity of property was stolen.


Among the possessions removed were a Samsung 42” flat screen TV, a Sky Box, a black DVD player, black Toshiba laptop, an I-pad 2 and a number of bottles of spirits.


In addition a number of items of jewellery in a black leather jewellery box were also stolen, including a gold oval locket, a wedding ring, a thick gold Belsher chain with a cross made out of individual circles, a gold bangle engraved ‘Mum’, a Rose Michael Kors watch and a gold small-faced watch with elastic strap


Detective constable Andrew Reed of Rumney CID said: “This was a very upsetting incident for the victim and a number of the jewellery items were of great sentimental value having belonged to her parents.


“We are...

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Police: Offenders sentenced to 24 years in prison for Chester robbery

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Two people from Chester have today been sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery at Chester Crown Court.

Both Thomas Humphreys, 28, of no fixed abode, and Eryl Roberts, 34, from Hough Green, received 12 year custodial sentences.

Humphreys and Roberts both pleaded guilty to the robbery on Muir Road, Blacon, on Friday 24th September 2014.

During the incident the victim, a 38-year-old man from Chester, sustained serious injuries and required several days′ hospital treatment at Aintree.

Detective Constable Matt Hull, from Chester CID, said: “I am extremely pleased with the outcome of this case, the sentences imposed by the judge today show the severity of this incident.

“The fact that both of the defendants pleaded guilty shows that the evidence against them was substantial, this was also supported by the prosecution team in court today who commended the work that officers from the Chester CID team had undertaken.

“I want to reassure...

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Police: Foreign cars seized in clampdown on drivers flouting UK road rules

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More than 130 foreign vehicles have been seized in the first few weeks of a pilot clamping down on overseas drivers flouting UK road rules.

West Midlands Police is one of six forces nationwide taking part in a test project that sees officers handed devolved Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) powers to impound vehicles being driven illegally on the country’s roads.

Foreign vehicles must be registered and licensed in the UK when they’ve been here for longer than six months in any 12-month period − a provision under EU legislation that affords the same privilege to UK drivers on the Continent.

Previously, police could only report any vehicles they’d found overstaying their welcome on foreign number plates to the DVLA for the agency to take action.

But the pilot scheme − codenamed Operation Jessica #OpJessica − now gives police powers to seize the vehicles and insist owners tax, insure and register them in the UK or leave the country within 56 days;...

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