Greater Manchester Police 00said: “As a Force we are dedicated to protecting vulnerable victims of crime and public protection remains our number one priority. We have and are continuing to make substantial progress in the way we address domestic abuse, maintaining professionalism while ensuring victims are above all treated compassionately and safeguarded in the best possible way.
“The results from the first HMIC inspection were taken very seriously by us and we have taken positive steps to improve our service to protect those at risk.
“We have implemented bespoke training packages for all of our call handling staff in order to be able to better support those victims and families to whom we are a first response. We have also trained all of our frontline staff to make them aware of and to understand domestic abuse in all its guises, which includes emotional abuse.
“As a Force we are also working more closely with our partners to ensure...
Shelley Christopher, 36, was charged on Monday, 2nd March with
The murder of a 47-year-old man, who has been identified by his next of kin as Richard Brown. the murder of 4-year-old Sophia Christopher and the attempted murder of another person.
She appeared in custody today, Thursday, 5 March, at the Old Bailey where she was remanded to next appear at the same court on 17 March for a preliminary hearing.
We are appealing for the public’s help following the theft of a lorry filled with soft drinks in Bristol.
The incident happened on Southway Drive at around 11:45pm on Friday (27/02).
A large dark blue articulated lorry with a ‘PROMPT’ logo on the back of the vehicle was stolen from Prompt Transport. The registration of the vehicle is WX14 TLJ and it was filled with cans of Coca Cola and other soft drinks.
The vehicle has since been found but we are looking to trace its contents and its movements while it was stolen. We would like anyone who has any information about the incident to contact us.
If you can help, report it on-line using the following link bit.ly/1kfjr3V quoting reference 21212/15. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or call Force number 101, quoting the above reference.
Three people have been charged as part of a joint operation between Norfolk Police, Suffolk Police and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA).
Arrests were made on Weds 2 April 2014 by officers investigating people trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation.
A warrant was executed in Great Yarmouth which resulted in a number of arrests. All the individuals were from the local area and involved in vegetable and meat processing.
Three were charged yesterday, Wednesday 4 March. Konstantin Sasmurin, aged 32 and Linus Ratautas, aged 29, both from Yarmouth Road, Caister-on-Sea were charged with acting as a gangmaster without a licence (s12 Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004), holding a person in slavery or servitude or requiring a person to perform forced/compulsory labour (s71 Coroners and Justice Act 2009), trafficking people for exploitation (s4 Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc) Act 2004) and money laundering (s327 Proceeds of Crime Act...