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30 Jun 2016, 15:42pm
Two men who admitted giving false evidence at court in a case where a man opened fire at a Police Community Support Officer have been sentenced.
Zeckiyilmaz Ibrahim, 35 of Chigwell Road, E18 and Scott Nelson, 27, of Wharton Road, E15 pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice after lying during a case where three men – including Nelson...
29 Jun 2016, 15:32pm
Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 3.55am on Tuesday June 21 to reports of an incident in close to the taxi rank in Queen Street.
A 21-year-old man was found at the scene with facial injuries.
Officers believe the man was at the taxi rank when he was approached by two men.
The pair punched the 21-year-old and kicked him in the head,...
28 Jun 2016, 13:21pm
A 23-year-old man wanted by police in connection with a murder in Cardiff is believed to have been in Norwich recently.
Police are continuing to appeal for information of the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with the murder of Cardiff man Lynford Brewster.
Mr Brewster, 29, died of stab wounds on Sunday, 12 June following an incident at around...
27 Jun 2016, 15:53pm
A man has been charged with several offences after being arrested during an English Defence League protest in Sheldon on Saturday 25 June.
Thomas Johnstone, of Hitchen Road in Luton, Bedfordshire, has been charged with two counts of racially aggravated public order, two counts of threatening behaviour and obstructing police.
The 30-year-old was remanded...
27 Jun 2016, 13:49pm
A teenage boy who arranged for his friends to be held at knife-point and robbed of a £16,000 luxury watch has been jailed for nine years.
The boy, aged 16, from Glenrosa Street in Fulham was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to an extended sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment, comprising of nine years custodial term for two counts of aggravated...
26 Jun 2016, 13:05pm
A woman and three men who kidnapped and tortured a vulnerable 32-year-old man for four days have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison.
All four were sentence at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday, 16 June having previously pleaded not guilty at an earlier hearing and was found guilty during a trial at the same court.
Poppy Wick, 23 of Lambert...
24 Jun 2016, 13:40pm
Detectives from Newham Borough investigating an assault have issued CCTV footage of two men they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.
On Sunday, 5 June police were called at around 01:20hrs to a report of an assault outside Barclays Bank in High Street North, Newham.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the victim...
23 Jun 2016, 14:13pm
At approximately 3:00pm on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 Gwent Police carried out a search warrant at an address on Nash Road, Newport.
A 19 year old male from the Newport area was arrested on suspicion of intent to supplying class A and B drugs.
He was charged and remanded to Newport magistrates court this morning.
If you have any information about this...
22 Jun 2016, 17:18pm
British Transport Police would like to speak to the man pictured after a couple were racially abused on board a train travelling between Sheffield and Nottingham.
At around 8pm on Sunday, 22 May, a couple boarded the train at Sheffield and sat in the middle of the carriage.
A man also boarded and sat across from them. He then spent approximately 45...
22 Jun 2016, 15:56pm
Officers would like to speak to the woman pictured in relation to an incident of homophobic abuse in Brighton.
At around 8.15am on 15 May, a woman jumped over the barrier at Brighton train station to try and get onto the train without a ticket.
When challenged by a male member of staff, the woman became abusive towards the man.
Officers would like to...
22 Jun 2016, 14:35pm
Police are appealing for information about an assault outside a Scarborough takeaway.
The incident happened on Westborough outside Memossa takeaway in Scarborough at 1am on 19/06/16 and involved a male grabbing a female by the wrists and pushing her to the floor after a disagreement within Memossa takeaway. The incident has left the female with slight...
22 Jun 2016, 13:54pm
British Transport Police officers are releasing images of a man following a series of thefts of defibrillators across London stations.
The incidents have occurred at:
Loughton rail station on 2 April at 3pm
Woodford rail station on 5 April at 12.55am
Stratford rail station on 2 April at 10.15pm
Bow Road rail station on 2 April at 1pm
22 Jun 2016, 13:48pm
The incident occurred on Wednesday, 4 May, shortly before 5pm.
Investigating officer PC Lee Valentine said: “The victim boarded the 4.56pm East Didsbury to Manchester Piccadilly service and was immediately subject to a barrage of vile racist abuse by a fellow passenger who had boarded the service at East Didsbury.
“The man, who had distinctive tattooed...
22 Jun 2016, 13:33pm
The detective leading the investigation into the murder of a young father from Chelmsford says despite the release of two men from bail without charge it is a ‘matter of time’ before the investigation establishes evidence to prosecute those responsible.
Ladimeji ‘Ladi’ Benson, 27, was stabbed during an altercation involving a number of people in Baddow...
21 Jun 2016, 14:21pm
Police are issuing CCTV stills of men they want to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated attack on a vehicle.
Calderdale Police would like to speak with anyone who recognises the men following an incident on Claremont Road, Halifax on April 10 2016.
It took place after the victim, a 33-year-old man who was delivering pizza, was approached...
20 Jun 2016, 14:23pm
A 54-year-old man has been charged with the rape of a woman in Nottingham 30 years ago.
John Bainbridge, of Beckett Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was arrested by officers from Nottinghamshire Police on Saturday morning 18 June 2016 and has been charged with one count of rape.
The offence took place in Vernon Road, Basford, in May 1986.
20 Jun 2016, 12:27pm
A Whitehaven man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old boy.
He has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
Vincent Hudson, 55, of Loweswater Avenue was sentenced on June 20th 2016 at Carlisle Crown Court.
He was found guilty of the offence, which took place in 2001, at an earlier hearing.
19 Jun 2016, 11:59am
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a shooting in a south London pub to come forward and speak to them in confidence.
A reward of up to £10,000 is also being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the persons responsible for the shooting in Whelans Public House in Rotherhithe, Southwark on 20 December...
17 Jun 2016, 19:29pm
A teenage boy found guilty of manslaughter following the death of a man in Kilburn last November has been sentenced.
The 14-year-old boy from Willesden was found guilty at the Old Bailey on 11 May of the manslaughter of 21-year-old Haile Langa.
He was sentenced on Friday, 17 June, to seven years’ youth detention.
On Thursday, 5 November 2015 police...
16 Jun 2016, 17:19pm
At 12.53 today, police were called to a report of an incident on Market Street, Birstall, where a woman in her 40s Jo Cox MP had suffered serious injuries and was in a critical condition.
Mrs Cox later died from her injuries.
A man in his 70s nearby also suffered slight injuries.
Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
Armed officers attended...
16 Jun 2016, 15:02pm
Merseyside Police can confirm Anthony Showers, 42 years of Clarendon Road, Anfield has been charged with the murders of Jade Natalie Hales and Karen Lyn Hales, who died following an incident in Cathedral Road, Anfield on Monday, 13 June.
He will appear at Sefton Magistrates Court today, Thursday, 16 June.
Merseyside Police would like to thank the...
16 Jun 2016, 13:53pm
At 12.53 today, police were called to a report of an incident on Market Street, Birstall, where a woman identified as Jo Cox MP had suffered serious injuries and is in a critical condition.
A man in his late 40s to early 50s nearby also suffered slight injuries.
Armed officers attended and a 52-year-old man was arrested in the area. There are no further...
15 Jun 2016, 18:13pm
Police in the Scottish Borders have arrested a man following the recovery of Class A drugs in Galashiels.
On Tuesday June 14, a warrant was an executed at a flat in the High Street.
A quantity of Diamorphine powder, with an estimated street value of £8000, was recovered.
The 28-year-old appeared at Jedburgh Sheriff Court today (Wednesday June 15).
15 Jun 2016, 15:17pm
A man has been jailed after drugs worth more than £15,000 were seized from his home in New Moston.
David Wilson of Blueberry Avenue, New Moston pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Today, Wednesday 15 June 2016, he appeared at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, where he was sentenced to four years...
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