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Police: Man arrested for assault in Blyth

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police have arrested a man after another man was assaulted in Blyth.

At around 5pm, on Thursday, November 20, police received a report a man had been assaulted on Church Street.

Officers attended the scene, where the 42-year-old victim was found with a deep cuts to his hand.  He was treated by paramedics before being transferred to Wansbeck Hospital for further treatment. He has since been released.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH with intent. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Enquiries are continuing and police are keen to speak to any witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 879 20/11/14 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police: American man sentenced for attempted murder in Epsom

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An American man has been sentenced after attacking two people with a knife in Epsom.

Shane Coffey appeared at Guildford Crown Court today (Friday 21, November) having earlier pleaded guilty to attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm relating to the incident in Hook Road, on April 18 this year.

He was sentenced to life in prison, and will  to serve a minimum of eight and a half years.

The 20-year-old, of Lincoln Street, Weymouth, Boston, Massachusetts, broke into the house in the early hours of the morning and attempted to murder a 19-year-old woman before her 23-year-old brother came to her aid. He was also attacked by Coffey with a knife. Both suffered serious stab wounds.

Coffey, who was known to the victims through previous contact via online gaming, was restrained by the family and arrested by officers who attended minutes later. He was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and later charged following assessment.

Senior investigating officer Temporary Detective...

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Police: First custodial sentence for breach of domestic protection order

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A repeat domestic abuse offender, who breached court restrictions on contacting his partner three times, has been jailed for 21 days.

The first custodial sentence of its kind in Staffordshire for a breach of a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) was handed out to 33-year-old man from the Burton-on-Trent area at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Thursday (20 November).

Following two previous breaches of DVPOs, where the offender received fines, upon the third breach yesterday (20 November) the offender was taken to court. Following the presentation of evidence by officers at court he was sentenced to 21 days imprisonment.

A DVPO is issued by the court after an officer has issued an offender with a Domestic Violence Protection Notice (DVPN). These powers allow police officers to act fast to protect victims following incidents and mean that they do not need to rely on third parties to progress a case and can offer victims protection from abuse or the threat of...

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Police: Masked thieves target post office in Salford

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Money was stolen from a Post Office in Salford.

At around 9.15am on Friday 21 November 2014, two men walked into the Post Office on Eccles Old Road. One of the offenders waited by the door while the other attempted to break through the screen, demanding money.

Money was handed to one while the other told two customers to get on the floor and cash was taken from them.

Both ran out and got into a grey or silver small car before driving off towards Park Road.

The men are described as being white, stocky build, with one around 5ft 5in tall. Both wore hi-vis vests, dark clothing and had their faces partially covered.

Detective Sergeant Julie Connor said: “These men terrified the staff and customers. They not only stole from the post office but from one of the customers inside the shop at the time.

“They left in a small silver car with a 64 number plate and I would ask anyone who may have seen the offenders drive off to contact police. I am also keen to find out where that car is. If you have any information, please call us.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 5351 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Police: Man jailed for life after raping 11-year-old boy

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A man has been jailed after he raped an 11-year-old boy.

John Richard Ferrier (02/12/1944) of Ormskirk road in Wigan was found guilty of rape at Manchester Crown Court on Friday 21st November 2014. He also pleaded guilty to possession of a bladed article at an earlier hearing and was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of eight years.

On Thursday 18 October 2013, Ferrier approached an 11-year-old boy in the toilets at Manchester Arndale.

Ferrier asked him to go into a cubicle to which the boy refused. He then dragged him into the cubicle and raped him.

The boy fled the toilets and told someone outside what had happened before telling a security guard. The boy ran away when he saw Ferrier come out of the toilets.

A member of the public saw Ferrier leave and told a security guard who held him until police arrived.

The boy was traced three days later when he admitted what had happened to him to police officers visiting his school.

Detective Constable Simon France from the...

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Police: Schoolchildren arrested in Tipton armed robberies probe

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Officers have arrested three school children after what was believed to be a gun was brandished in a series of robberies across Tipton yesterday (20 November).

Three teenage boys aged 14, 15 and 18 were arrested on suspicion of robbery after the force’s firearms department, dog unit and local officers were called to the area to help search for the robbers.


And after the suspects were arrested two weapons were recovered and when examined by specialist officers were confirmed to be air weapons.


The first robbery was reported at around 8.30pm when a 14-year-old girl handed over cash on Webb Road after being threatened with a suspected handgun.


At around 8.50pm a 16-year-old boy was assaulted on Bourne Road and a few minutes later two teenagers had their phones stolen after being threatened on Powis Avenue.


Officers searching for the thieves locked down the area and people matching the descriptions were spotted near to Alexander Road and were arrested just after...

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Police: Mexborough man appears in court after Swinton rail incident

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A 21 year old man has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to steal, following an incident in Swinton, South Yorkshire.

Jordan Andrewatha, of Cedar Avenue, Mexborough, appeared at Doncaster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 21 November. He was remanded in custody until Friday, 5 December.

The charge relates to an incident at Swinton station in Mexborough on Friday, 7 November, when a passing train struck a large piece of plant machinery causing extensive damage to the train and disrupting services.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police: Bungling burglar jailed for three years in Cambridge

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A man who bungled two burglaries in Impington has been jailed for three years.


Gareth Farrington, 27, of Hanson Court, Cambridge, broke into a garden shed at a home in The Dole between 6.30pm on September 4 and 11am the following day.


He grabbed a spade which he used to try to force open the kitchen window. However, the owner had fitted their ground-floor windows with alarms which sounded and Farrington fled empty-handed.


At about 2pm on September 5, he broke into a house in Hereward Close and gathered items to steal using a pair of his socks as makeshift gloves.


But the victim returned home and saw Farrington hanging from an upstairs window. She challenged him and he jumped down and made off on a bike.


As he jumped, one of the socks got caught in the window frame and he was forced to leave it behind.


Farrington was arrested and denied the offences but DNA had been retrieved from the sock and he later pleaded guilty to the Hereward Close offence and asked for the...

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Police: Two charged with Four Oaks delivery van robberies

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Two men have been charged with robbery after drivers were twice attacked as they made deliveries at addresses in Four Oaks this week.

Carl Bennett, of New Forest Road, Coalpool and Lee Spencer Howell, of Thursfield Road, Stone Cross were arrested from an address on Suffolk Road, Wednesbury on Wednesday 19 November.

The pair were detained by detectives investigating two robberies, involving Amazon delivery drivers, in Four Oaks on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon (18 and 19 November).

Around 80 parcels were recovered at the time of the arrest.

In both crimes the drivers were making deliveries in Four Oaks when they were approached by two men who demanded the keys to their vehicles. In one of the crimes the man was punched and kicked before his van was taken, containing parcels yet to be delivered.

Unemployed Bennett, aged 39, and self-employed Howell, aged 40, were charged with two counts of robbery and appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 20 November. They were remanded in custody to next appear before Birmingham Crown Court on 26 February 2015.

Police: Police release identity of man who died in Lowestoft

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Police can now release the identity of the man who died at an address in Kirkley Run, Lowestoft, on the evening of Wednesday, November 19.


Police were called to the address at around 8.50pm. Dennis Nicholls, aged 89, was found with serious injuries at the address and was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.


His death is being treated as murder. A post mortem examination was carried out yesterday (Thursday, November 20) with the cause of death being unascertained, pending further tests.


A 52-year-old woman from Lowestoft, who was arrested on suspicion of murder near to the scene, has since been detained under the Mental Health Act.


Anyone who was in the area at the time or who has any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.


Suffolk Constabulary has referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), as is routine procedure because there had been recent police contact with the victim prior to his death.

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