Tag Archives: England

Counter-Terrorism Command Investigates London Stabbings

Britain’s Counter-Terrorism Command is investigating the stabbing of at least three people at a London Underground train station on Saturday. 

Multiple people were attacked at the Leytonstone underground station including one man who suffered serious knife injuries and two others who had minor injuries, police said. Continue reading Counter-Terrorism Command Investigates London Stabbings

North Warwickshire School Pupils Turn Detective During Visit To Police Station

Students from two North Warwickshire schools have swapped problem-solving for murder-solving as part of a special learning day at Rugby Police Station. Continue reading North Warwickshire School Pupils Turn Detective During Visit To Police Station

Thames Valley Police Open Day 2015 Photo Gallery

Thames Valley Police opened the doors to their training centre in Sulhampstead to the public, where people could take part in a range of activities.

The Force Open Day helps to promote greater understanding of the work of the various departments and specialist roles within the Force.

Continue reading Thames Valley Police Open Day 2015 Photo Gallery

Wiltshire Police Vow To Probe Burglaries Despite Budget Cuts

Wiltshire Police have said that they will still respond in person to burglaries, despite recent budget cuts.

Earlier this week, the head of the new National Police Chiefs’ Council said people should not expect an officer to necessarily turn up at burglaries.

Sara Thornton said it “could be” if an iPad was stolen from a residential property, then an officer would not come to investigate.

She said due to the changing nature of crime – with sexual offences and concern over terrorism on the increase, along with austerity cuts – police forces will have to relook at their priorities.

But T/Superintendent and Head of Crime Standards and Justice Adrian Burt says residents in Wiltshire can still expect an officer to turn up.

He said: “Preventing crime and protecting the public will always be our purpose and we recognise the impact a burglary can have on victims and their families.”

Read more in This Is Wiltshire.

Source: www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk

Budget cuts won’t prevent Wiltshire Police from responding to burglary incidents.

Northamptonshire Man Races With Knife At Police During ‘Routine’ Call, Jailed for 3.5 Years

A police body camera caught the horror which unfolded when PC Alex Prentice and PC Debbie Wishart were called to a disturbance in Corby, Northamptonshire.

The officers threatened Lee Vickers, 37, with pepper spray and told him to drop the knife – but instead he raced towards them.

Vickers swung at PC Prentice and hit his stab vest – three inches below his neck.

Prentice told the BBC’s Crimewatch on Tuesday: “It’s not the first time we have had to deal with an incident like this, but it is the first time I have been hit on the stab vest.

At one point chilling Vickers tells the cops: “Me and you now.”

Seconds later, Vickers turns his back which gives Prentice a chance to disarm him – and the arrest was made.

Read more and watch the video on Daily Star tabloid-like website.

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

Ed – clear example of the need for more tasers

Stella the Staffie From Gloucestershire Police Finds £25,000 Cash

One of the smallest members of the Gloucestershire Police force has discovered arguably one of the biggest hauls of the year after sniffing out £25,000 in the Forest of Dean.

It was all in a day’s work for staffie police dog Stella after being recruited to take part in a raid with police officers and Gloucestershire Trading Standard officers at a home in .

She was clearly on top form today as it didn’t take her long to find the large bundle of cash in a bedroom of the house.

Read more in Gloucester Citizen.

Source: www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk

West Midlands Police Announce Massive Job Losses

Police Community Support Officers from across the West Midlands face sweeping cuts in the latest cash crisis facing West Midlands Police.

They have been summoned to a meeting to learn their fate as union bosses warn it will be “the end of neighbourhood policing” in the region.

Control room and front office staff – along with PCSOs the first point of contact with the public – also face cuts, the Birmingham Mail understands.

The news comes as up to 2,500 police and support staff jobs are at risk with West Midlands Police aiming to save £130 million over the next five years.

They are part of a massive package of cuts hitting almost 2,500 bobbies and support staff.

Read more in Birmingham Mail.

Source: www.birminghammail.co.uk

Sara Thornton: England and Wales Police May No Longer Attend Burglaries

The public should not expect to see a police officer after crimes such as burglary, the head of the new National Police Chiefs’ Council has said.

Sara Thornton told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire budget cuts and the changing nature of criminality meant police in England and Wales had to prioritise.

She said it “could be” that if an iPad was stolen from a home an officer would not come round to investigate.

There had to be a “conversation with the public” over priorities, she added.

Ms Thornton has said that forces need radical reform if they are to survive budget cuts.

She said police budgets had been cut “significantly” – by 25% over four years – and they were expected to be cut further.

“Over 10 years we will have lost about 70,000 posts and I don’t think it’s possible to carry on doing what we’ve always done, as we will just fail the public but also cause unacceptable stress among our officers and staff,” she said.

Read more on BBC News.

Source: www.bbc.com


East Region Puppy Patrol: A Day In the Life of a Trainee Police Dog In the BCH Dog Unit

A nine week old German Shepherd puppy has joined the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Dog Unit – and is taking is first steps towards becoming a police dog.

Part of this process includes finding out how the dog reacts to certain situations and potential obstacles, such as open staircases and reflective surfaces. There is also a large focus on getting the dog to socialise and encouraging the pup the play is also high on the agenda.

Read more on ITV.

Source: www.itv.com

The new arrival. Photo credit: BCH Police Dogs