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6 Jul 2016, 14:32pm
British Transport Police (BTP) has released a CCTV image of a woman, as it is believed she may have information after a 34-year-old woman was verbally abused and spat on at Glasgow Central station on Saturday, 12 March 2016.
The incident occurred shortly after 2.00pm.
Constable Colin Campbell, the BTP officer in charge of the enquiry, is appealing...
5 Jul 2016, 13:09pm
Detectives are appealing for a witness to come forward after a woman was raped in Wembley.
At some point between 20:00 and 20:30hrs on Sunday, 3 July, a woman in her 20s was walking along the towpath from the direction of Ealing Road to Manor Farm Road, when she was approached by a man.
After a brief conversation the man shoved the victim to the ground...
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...
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...
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, 13:48pm
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...
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...
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...
14 Jun 2016, 15:02pm
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the rape a woman in Finchley.
The offence happened shortly after midnight Friday, 10 into Saturday, 11 June in Long Lane, N3 near the junction with Vines Avenue.
The victim – a woman in her 20s – was dragged from the street by an unknown man into a residential garden and attacked.
12 Jun 2016, 21:31pm
Trident detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a double stabbing on Colindale on Friday night, 10 June.
Police were called at around 23:50hrs that night to a suspected fight in Heath Parade NW9, off Lanacre Avenue on the Graham Park Estate.
Around the same time a 16-year-old boy attended the front office at Colindale Police...
11 Jun 2016, 21:35pm
Police are appealing for assistance to trace a woman following an assault in Bethnal Green.
Aisha Bangs, 32, is being sought by officers following the attack on a woman in her 20s in the stairwell of flats in Ramsey Street, E2 at around 18:30hrs on Friday, 3 June.
Officers were called to the location following the attack.
The victim had just entered...
7 Jun 2016, 15:12pm
Two men assaulted and stole alcohol from 29-year-old victim
Officers are investigating an assault which occurred at Courtenay Park, Newton Abbot and are appealing for information.
The incident occurred near to the entrance of the park at approx 8.30pm on Saturday 4th June, and saw two men assault and steal alcohol from a 29-year-old victim.
3 Jun 2016, 14:56pm
Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault in Camden.
At approximately 01:30hrs on Sunday, 15 May, the two male victims, who are both aged 19, were talking a woman whilst standing beneath the Camden Town blue railway bridge at Chalk Farm Road, NW1. One of the men accidentally spilt his drink on her.
Several minutes later,...
2 Jun 2016, 14:14pm
Police have released CCTV of a group of teenage boys they want to speak to about an assault and robbery outside a McDonalds restaurant in Liverpool.
The incident happened outside the McDonalds on Aigburth Road, close to its junction with Ullet Road and Dingle Lane.
The 16-year-old victim and his 14-year-old friend were cycling past when one member...
2 Jun 2016, 12:09pm
Nottinghamshire Police were called at around 8.35pm on Wednesday 1 June 2016 to Russell Road in Forest Fields, Nottingham, following a report of a serious assault.
Upon attendance a man in his twenties was found to have suffered a serious injury believed to have been caused by a knife. The man was subsequently taken to Queen’s Medical Centre where he...
1 Jun 2016, 17:09pm
Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenager was shot in Hounslow borough.
Officers were called by the London Ambulance Service at 21:14hrs on Tuesday, 31 May, following reports of a male suffering a gunshot injury in Southern Avenue, Feltham.
Officers, including firearms officers, attended the location.
The 17-year-old male victim...
31 May 2016, 16:08pm
Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenage boy was stabbed in Deptford.
Police were called shortly after midnight on Saturday, 28 May, to reports of a stabbing in Payne Street, SE8.
Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a 16-year-old boy suffering from stab wounds.
He was taken to a south London hospital...
30 May 2016, 18:17pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Woodside Walk, Kings Heath, Northampton, earlier this month.
The man, who was in his thirties, left the shops on Park Drive and was followed along West Oval by a group of approximately six to seven men who were shouting verbal abuse at him.
The man called at a friend’s house and they both...
30 May 2016, 16:37pm
The victim was approached by a two men and a woman who struck up a conversation with him.
One of the men in the group became aggressive and started making anti-Muslim remarks to the victim.
He then punched the 34-year-old in the face before leaving the train at Southall.
PC Rachel Parfitt said: “The victim was left bruised by this disgraceful attack...
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