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The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe met the French Ambassador this morning, Monday 12 January to discuss co-operation over security and policing in the light of events in France last week and the current assessment of the threat to the UK.
The meeting was arranged before the attack on Charlie Hebdo but provided...
Detectives investigating the murder of Wisbech pensioner Una Crown are urging members of the public to come forward with information.
The plea comes two years after the 86-year-old’s body was discovered in her bungalow in Magazine Lane on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
She had not been seen alive since Friday, January 11, but had spoken to a friend over...
A Bournemouth hotel manager has been jailed for 27 months for stealing £26,000 from his employer.
Thomas Lees, of Holsworthy in Devon, pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Crown Court on 18 November 2014 to four counts of theft.
He was sentenced on Friday 9 January 2015 at the same court.
The court heard Lees was working as assistant manager of...
Police investigating a rape at a Newcastle club have released CCTV images of someone they wish to trace.
It happened between midnight and 4am, on Sunday, August 24, at Grey’s nightclub, on Grey’s Court.
The 49-year-old victim went into the toilets with a man at the premises where the incident happened.
Detective Sergeant Donna Rose, from...
A 20-year-old man from Winsford has been charged with attempted robbery following an incident at a bookmakers on Jubilee Way in Winsford.
The attempted robbery took place at approximately 9.17pm on Saturday 3 January 2015.
Filip Pankuch of Gladstone Street, Winsford, is due to appear at South Cheshire Magistrates Courts on 12/1/2015.
Police are investigating following a fatal fire in Shipdham yesterday, Sunday 11 December.
Officers were called to reports to a fire at a property in The Green just before 6pm and the body of a man was subsequently found inside.
The death is being treated as unexplained and the cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. A seal remains on the property...
The family of Jordan Campbell have paid tribute to him.
Jordan was found dead at a house on Tickle Avenue, Parr, St Helens on Thursday, 1 January. A post-mortem examination confirmed he died as a result of a single stab wound.
Three men have been charged with Jordan’s murder.
His family said: “Jordan was a kind hearted young man who would...
Patricia Gallan has today been announced as the Met’s Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Crime and Operations.
Patricia moves from her current role as Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations – Security and Protection.
She said: “I am pleased and honoured to be appointed to this post and excited about the opportunity...
Police are appealing for witnesses after a special constable was injured by a motorist at a petrol station in Southend.
The 24-year-old officer was in Prince Avenue, by the Bell pub, at around 3am with a colleague in a patrol car on Sunday, January 11, when he noticed a vehicle reversing the wrong way up the A127 onto the forecourt of the Shell garage....
The man charged with the murder of 18-year-old Isaiah Ekpaloba in Wood Green on Friday, 9 January has been remanded in custody to Wednesday 14 January.
Jaydee Dorsett, 19 of Maryland Road, N22 appeared in custody at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, 12 January and has been to appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday 14 January.
Three people from Croydon have been jailed for stabbing a 17-year-old during an attempted robbery on a night bus.
On Friday 9 January, at Croydon Crown Court:
Shomari Davis, 18 (8.1.97) of Clifford Road, South Norwood SE25 was jailed for eight years, after having previously been found guilty of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, possession...
Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command have started an investigation following the death of man in the Old Kent Road, SE1.
Police were called at 02:27 hours on Sunday, 11 January to reports of a car on fire after it collided with a tree in the Old Kent Road, near to the junction with Albany Road, SE1.
Officers, London Ambulance Service...
Police have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a man in Burnley.
Shortly after 6.30pm this evening (Saturday 10 January) police were called to an address on Clifton Road where they found the body of a 60 year old man. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Home Office post mortem will take place in due course to establish the cause...
Police have charged a man in connection with the murder of 18-year-old man in Wood Green on Friday, 9 January.
Jaydee Dorsett, 19 of Maryland Road, N22 was charged today, Sunday, 11 January with the murder of Isaiah Ekpaloba.
Formal identification and a post-mortem examination took place at Haringey Mortuary on Saturday, 10 January and gave the cause...
At around 10.30am today (11/1), the body of a man was found by a member of the public on farmland near Dolecote Quarry, off the Wells bypass.
The man’s death is being treated as unexplained and enquires are ongoing to identify him and trace his next of kin.
There’s a cordon in place while we examine the scene and some minor roads have been closed for...
Detectives from serious crime Branch investigating the murder of 65-year-old Nelson Cheung who was murdered in Randalstown in the early hours of Thursday 8 January arrested four males aged between 43 and 14 years and two females aged 32 and 16 yrs.
Detective Chief Inspector Eamon Corrigan said: “These persons were all arrested in will be spoke...
Two men have been charged in connection with an alleged kidnap incident in Sheffield.Mubarrack Nassar Hassan, 24, of Glossop Road, Broomhill, and Ahmed Ismail, 22, of Exeter Drive, Broomhall, have been charged with two counts of kidnap, two counts of false imprisonment, three counts of blackmail and offences under the Firearms Act.
They have been remanded...
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Norwich on (Friday 9 January).
Officers received a call from a member of the public at about 9.30pm concerned for the health of an acquaintance of his.
Enquiries established that the man, aged in his 30s, died earlier in the day at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
A teenage girl was sexually assaulted outside a nightclub in Wigan.
It happened at about 3am outside The Atherton Liberal Club on Flapper Fold Lane, Atherton, on Saturday 10 January 2015.
The 19-year-old girl had been enjoying a night out with her friend and was stood outside when a man grabbed her from behind.
He then sexually assaulted her.
A man has been charged in connection with the death of Jess Smith in Burwell.
Mark Mosley, 42, of First Drove, Burwell, has been charged with murder and murder and is due to appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (January 12).
Four other people who were arrested on Thursday (January 8) in connection with the murder on New Year’s Day...
A 17-year-old female from the Hackney area has been charged, on 11 January, with the murder of Jeremie Malenge, 17, in Hackney on 6 January.
The female will appear in custody at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 12 January.
Officers investigating the murder of Jeremie Malenge in Hackney have made an arrest.
Police were called at 23:40hrs on Tuesday, 6 January, to a stabbing in Ponsford Street, Hackney. London Ambulance Service also attended.
A 17-year-old youth was found at the location and pronounced dead a short time later.
Next of kin have been informed. Although formal...
A man has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of Jordan Thomas in Sheffield last month.
The suspect, aged 20 and from the Sheffield area, was arrested on Wednesday (7 January) and has now been bailed pending further enquiries.
Jordan, from the Firshill area of Sheffield, was a passenger in a silver Ford...
Update: A 19yr old male has been been arrested on suspicion of murder and is detained in a East London Police station
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a murder investigation was launched following the death of a man in Wood Green.
Police were called at around 16:15hrs on Friday, 09 January to Maryland Road, N22 following reports of a fight...
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