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Police: Police arrest 21yr old man after internet hacker targeted Durham Constabulary’s website.

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police have today raided the home of a suspected internet hacker who targeted Durham Constabulary’s website.

The suspect, aged 21 was taken from a property on Halstead Place, South Shields, South Tyneside, just after 7am .

He was arrested under the Computer Misuse Act and will be interviewed by detectives.

Durham Constabulary’s website was targeted on October 19th with an attack on the server of the website.

Today’s operation was carried out by the newly-formed Regional Cyber Crime Unit which is part of the North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) covering Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland police forces.

A NERSOU spokeswoman said: “Today we have made an arrest of a young man whom we suspect is behind the Denial of Service attack on the Durham Constabulary website.

“These types of attacks are incredibly disruptive and as we move into a more cyber based world, they deny genuine users of websites access to information...

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Police: Two brothers sentenced to over 12 years for GBH and ABH

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

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Martin Thompson, aged 29 from Patterdale Avenue, Whitehaven, and his brother Kevin Thompson, aged 33 from Dean, Workington, have been sentenced to over 12 years today (31st October 2014) at Carlisle Crown Court.

On the 21st November 2013, Thompson assaulted two people in Captain Senny’s, Whitehaven. The first victim, aged 30 from Whitehaven, was standing near the bar when he was punched by Thompson in an unprovoked attack. He fell to the floor and sustained three fractures to his jaw.

Later that evening, in an unrelated incident, Thompson punched another man, aged 45 from Whitehaven. This was again an unprovoked attack, which left the man unconscious with cuts to his head and bruising to his face.

Thompson pleaded guilty to GBH (grievous bodily harm) and ABH (actual bodily harm) at an earlier court appearance.

Detective Constable Andy Yoxall said: “Both of these offences were completely uncalled for and left two people requiring hospital treatment. The victims showed...

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Police: Manchester drug runner acting on behalf of South American drugs cartel jailed

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

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A Manchester drug runner who accepted a parcel from South America he believed was full of cocaine concealed amongst dried fish has been jailed.

In fact, the parcel had been intercepted by Customs and Excise in South America and the drugs replaced with sugar before it was delivered to Promise Ezeh at an address in Wythenshawe.

Ezeh (born 10/12/1976), of Harley Street, Manchester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at an earlier hearing. Today, 31 October 2014, he was jailed for nine years at Minshull Street Crown Court.

On 13 February 2014, a parcel was posted from French Guiana in South America. The intended recipient was a ‘Michael Louise’ who lived on Warmsley Road in Wythenshawe.

However, Customs and Excise intercepted the parcel and discovered it was stuffed with dried fish, spices, and two plastic bottles. The bottles had been specially adapted and split into three parts. In the top and bottom parts there was liquid, but in the...

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Police: PC Dewayne Hamilton a rookie officer awarded for lifesaving actions

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

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A constable who helped to save a suicidal girl falling from a pedestrian footbridge into oncoming traffic has today, Friday, 31 October, received a special award.

New recruit PC Dewayne Hamilton was awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation following his first official parade as a Met constable at Peel Centre in Hendon.

He is one of 211 new recruits who have ‘Passed Out’ today in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey, senior officers across London and loved ones.

On the morning of Monday, 29 September, Dewayne, 36, was just six days in service in the borough of Hillingdon when his team responded to a call about a girl threatening to jump from a footbridge over the A40, near Swakeleys Roundabout.

Prior to the police attending, a passer-by had bravely managed to grab the girl’s arm through the safety rail of the footbridge to hold on to her until the emergency services arrived. Once at the scene, Dewayne vaulted over the 6ft railings and put his arm around...

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Police: Officer dragged by car in Rochdale

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police have arrested three men after a police officer was dragged 150 yards by a moving car in Rochdale.

Shortly after 9pm on Thursday 30 October 2014, police were called to Yorkshire Street, Rochdale following reports of a disturbance.

Officers attended and identified a car which had been seen driving around the area with its boot open.

When one of the officers approached the car and leaned in through an open door to speak to the five occupants, the driver of the car set off, forcing the officer to cling on to one of the car seats.

The car drove 150 yards whilst the offenders repeatedly punched the officer in the face before speeding up at which point the she could not hold on anymore

She fell from the car and lay injured in the road.

Following an appeal for information, police in Rochdale recovered a car which is believed to have been involved in the incident.

A 19-year old man and two 24-year old men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in custody for police questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



Police: Arrest made after woman sexually assaulted in Levenshulme

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police hunting a man who sexually assaulted a woman in Levenshulme have made an arrest.

On 30 October 2014, the 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and he remains in police custody for questioning.

The sexual assault took place on The Street With No Name off Albert Road in Levenshulme at about 7.15pm on 5 October 2014.

A 49-year-old woman was walking through the railway tunnel when she was approached by the offender who tried to engage her in conversation. This man then followed her for a short period before he sexually assaulted her.

Earlier that day, police were also called to reports a woman had been followed off a bus near to the Asda in Stanley Grove by a man with a very similar description to that which later carried out the assault.

On this occasion, the woman was not physically assaulted but was extremely distressed as the man followed her up the street, took pictures of her and repeatedly harassed her for her name.

Exactly a week later,...

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Police: Shopworker punched during violent robbery in Sale

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A shopworker was punched during a violent robbery in Sale.

Three masked thieves targeted The Co-operative on Washway Road in Sale, Trafford, at about 10.15pm on 28 October 2014.

The masked trio, who were clad in balaclavas, burst into the store and forced two employees who into the back office.

Both were threatened with violence and told they would be stabbed, although no weapons were actually seen, before one of the members of staff was punched twice.

After stealing a small quantity of cash, the three men then fled through the fire exit at the back of the shop, onto Stanley Mount, before escaping out of sight.

The first man is described as being white, 5ft 9in tall and the second was said to be slightly taller at 6ft tall and also white. The third man was about 5ft 6in tall and he too was white. All three were wearing balaclavas and dark clothing. The third man had white writing on his top.

Detective Constable Dan Hayes said: “The victims were on duty, just trying to earn a...

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Police: Community order for thug who followed victims from court and launched vicious assault

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

A man has been convicted today for affray and criminal damage after an altercation occurred with a group of men in a court building before tracking them down and assaulting them in the street.

Daniel Wallcott, born 17/07/1979, of Herschel Street, was unanimously found guilty at Manchester Crown Court of affray and criminal damage on Wednesday 8th October 2014.

Today, Friday 31st October 2014, he was sentenced to a 12 month community order with supervision requirement.

At 10.30am on Friday, 26th July 2013, Wallcott and his brother attended Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court for a hearing.

On arrival, they got into a verbal argument with three men who had been at court to support a friend of theirs who had a hearing in another court room.

After the argument broke out, court security asked the three men to leave, which they did.

Two hours later the three men and two others were walking away from the court building down Dolefield Street....

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Police: CCTV image released after shopkeeper chased off armed robbers

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

CCTV images of two men have been released following an attempted armed robbery in Peterborough.

Two men walked into Mace in Huntly Grove at 7.20pm on September 29 brandishing a knife and demanded the member of staff hand over money.

However the shopkeeper has chased the pair out of the store and they fled.

Detective Constable Fran Scott said: “The shopkeeper showed great bravery in chasing the offenders off.

“I would urge anyone who has any information or recognises the men pictured on CCTV to call police.”

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



Police: Appealing for information after a burglary at Bedlington Cricket Club

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police are appealing for information after a burglary at Bedlington Cricket Club.

Between 7pm Tuesday, October 21, and 7:20am on Wednesday, October 22, thieves got into Bedlington cricket ground in Hirst Head and tried to break into a garage at the cricket pavilion.

They were unable to get inside the garage and made off with a toolbox and CD player from a tractor parked in the compound.

Then sometime overnight between Wednesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 23, thieves tried again to break into the garage on the site but were unsuccessful.

Enquiries are ongoing into the two incidents and police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 447 23/10/14.




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