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Perth Transit Officers Help a Motorcyclist Who Was Clotheslined With Rope and Glassed

A motorcyclist, who was struck in the throat by a piece of rope tied across the road and then glassed by a gang of juveniles, has refused to outright condemn the perpetrators of the act. Continue reading Perth Transit Officers Help a Motorcyclist Who Was Clotheslined With Rope and Glassed

NSW Police Transport Command On Track To Stop Crime

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The XPT (express passenger train) was the target of a high visibility police operation on Friday, which saw one man receive a cannabis caution and another arrested over outstanding warrants. Continue reading NSW Police Transport Command On Track To Stop Crime

British Transport Police Investigate ‘Cyber-flashing’ Case

Police are investigating a “new” crime of cyber-flashing after a commuter received an indecent image on her phone as she travelled to work.

The victim received two pictures of an unknown man’s penis on her phone via Apple’s Airdrop sharing function. She explained: “I declined the image, instinctively, and another image appeared, at which [point] I realised someone nearby must be sending them, and that concerned me. I felt violated, it was a very unpleasant thing to have forced upon my screen”. She then called the British Transport Police (BTP) as she was worried about the motives of the perpetrator.

British Transport Police are running a campaign to encourage people to report unwanted sexual behaviour
British Transport Police are running a campaign to encourage people to report unwanted sexual behaviour

Supt Gill Murray said this particular crime was new to her force and urged people to report any other incidents. The force had dealt with cases involving Bluetooth but an incident via Airdrop was “new”.

“We have a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit who can analyse mobile phones and track data transfers back to suspects’ devices. By linking this to physical evidence, such as CCTV footage or witness statements, we can catch offenders and bring them to justice through the courts”, Supt Gill Murray said.

Configuring AirDrop

Related: Learn how to configure the AirDrop function (note: the linked web page automatically starts a video with sound).

Sources: BBC News, MacWorld.

A Night With Ottawa’s Transit Cops

OC Transpo special constables — the formal name for transit cops — have many of the same powers as the police. They can arrest and detain people under the Criminal Code, enforce drug and alcohol laws, and bust panhandlers on all transit vehicles, stations and property. They don’t have guns or Tasers, but do carry batons, pepper spray and handcuffs….

Source: ottawacitizen.com