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Knives recovered in Hackney weapon sweeps

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Fri, 09/01/2017 - 00:00
Officers in Hackney have carried out a number of pro-active operations to tackle knife crime on the borough
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Appeal for information following acid attack

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 23:00
Detectives from Tower Hamlets are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered facial burns.
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Shopping bag stolen from store in Swindon Outlet Village

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 18:40

Wiltshire Police is appealing for help to identify a man they would like to speak to after a shopping bag containing Estee Lauder cosmetic products was taken from a store in the Swindon Outlet Village. 

The bag was left in Jack Jones by a female shopper, when she realised she had forgotten it she returned to the store but it had gone; shop staff also confirmed that the bag had not been handed in.  

Pictures of a man police would like to speak to in relation to this incident are attached. 

If you recognise this man or can help with our enquiries please contact PC Ed Audritt on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

 

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Assault at The Tree in Old Town - witnesses sought

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 17:53

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man in his twenties was assaulted at a nightclub in Swindon.

The incident happened at The Tree nightclub in Old Town on Sunday 6 August 2017 at around 3.30am; an unknown male punched the victim in the face causing him to have a split lip.

The unknown offender was removed from the premises by security and the victim went to hospital for a check-up.

CCTV images of a man officers would like to speak to are attached.

If you can help with our enquiries please contact PC Corrina Wiltshire on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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Man, 30, arrested on suspicion of being concerned in class A drug supply

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 17:07

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of class A drug supply offences in Trowbridge yesterday.

Officers from the Dedicated Crime Team were attending an address in the town yesterday evening in relation to a separate matter when they located the man in the kitchen with scales, drugs, cash, wrappings and a craft knife.

The man, who is from Bradford-on-Avon, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and was taken to Melksham custody for questioning. He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

PC Simon Margetts, of the Dedicated Crime Team, said: “The set-up within the address gave us reason to believe drugs were being prepared to be sold to other users and as a result we arrested this individual.

“Drugs are not a victimless crime, despite what people may think. We have potentially prevented these drugs from reaching vulnerable drug users in our society.

“Anyone wishing to report drug activity should call police on 101.”

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Aggravated burglary at home in Park South

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:05

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a man and a woman were assaulted in their home in Park South, Swindon.

The incident happened at the address on Midhurst Avenue around 10pm on Wednesday 30 August 2017.

The woman of the house opened the door to two unknown males who asked where Tom was, when she replied there was no Tom living there they barged past her and started assaulting her husband who was in the living room.

The victim managed to fight off the men, who were punching him, and then fled from the property. Both victims are being supported and were very shaken after receiving cuts and bruises to their faces.

The men are described as both being white, wearing dark hooded tops and trousers; one was in his late 20s, around 5' 6" tall, slim, skinny face and wearing stubble/goatee beard. The other was in his late teens/early 20s.

Det Insp Paul Hacker said: "This was a particularly traumatic and violent experience for both husband and wife.
“I am seeking the public’s help to find these two men who appeared to be after a man called Tom, a name not known to this couple.
“Anyone who knows two men matching the descriptions or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in this area around this time is asked to call us on 101.
"We are increasing extra police patrols in this area to reassure the public that we are doing everything to try and find these men; however, I also want to reiterate to everyone that incidents like this, although frightening, are extremely rare."

If you can help with our enquiries please contact police on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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Appeal following collision at Colney Hatch Lane

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 15:53
Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two girls were injured in a traffic collision.
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UPDATE: Incident at Oval Cricket Ground

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:48
Police remain in attendance at the Oval Cricket Ground following reports of an item landing on the pitch
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Incident in Stallards Park, Trowbridge - appeal for information

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:55

We’re appealing for information to an incident which occurred by the skate park at Stallards Park in Trowbridge where a dog walker was racially abused.

At around 8.45pm on the evening of Monday 28 August, a 40-year-old woman was walking her dog on her own when she walked past a large tree to the side of the skate park. There was a large group of youths, both male and female. An altercation resulted in a male threatening to harm the woman and her dog as well as him shouting racial abuse at her.

The female was left shaken, intimidated and upset.

PC Tom Carver said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and has any information about this male or any of the other members of the group that he was with. – were you in this area at the time? Did you see any suspicious behaviour? Any information you have could really help our investigation.

“We are currently carrying out enquiries including CCTV analysis in order to identify the offenders. The language used was unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

"We would encourage anyone who believes they have been a victim of racial abuse to never suffer in silence and report it to police on 101 or report it via the True Vision website www.report-it.org.uk."

Call 101 with information, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Appeal following collision in Waltham Forest

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:44
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a pedestrian
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Body Worn Video rolled out in Merton

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:14
The last of the Met’s borough Body Worn Video cameras have been issued to officers in Merton
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UPDATE: Man charged under Terrorism Act

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 08/31/2017 - 06:46
Detectives have charged a man in connection with an incident on Constitution Hill
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Tribute to man who has died following collision in Harnham Road, Salisbury

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 19:00

The family of a man who sadly died following a collision in Harnham Road, Salisbury, have paid tribute to him.

John Patrick Keogh, 58, of Salisbury, died in hospital following the collision with a livestock lorry on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

His family have released the following tribute:

“John Patrick Keogh was born into this world on St Patricks Day 1959. He unfortunately suffered a devastating reaction to a childhood injection, which left him with a permanant learning disability.

“John had difficulties whilst living in London due to his learning disability so it was decided that John and his family would move to Wiltshire. This relocation happened three and a half years ago, and this started a new venture of independent living for John. It was from this that we found our new extended family, INSPIRE, who willingly took John into their arms, where he flourished through their expertise, patience and overall kindness for our son and brother.

“On Tuesday 15 August in Salisbury John had a road traffic accident where he was transferred to Southampton Neurological Centre who fought hard to save John's life but unfortunately he gave up the battle on Saturday 26 August 2017. But from this there is light as John was an organ donor, and on the same day as John's passing he gave two people a new lease of life. At last John became the hero we always knew he was.

“We would like to thank Southampton Neurological Team for their hard work and determination in trying to save John's life and finally to the incredible INSPIRE team who truly are the nearest thing to angels.”

Our thoughts are with John’s family, who have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

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Final countdown to this Sunday’s Emergency Services Show

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:20

This Sunday (3 September) is the eleventh Emergency Services Show – and the first to be held at Cotswold Airport, just north of Malmesbury.

As well as bringing together the various ‘blue light’ services, the Show has raised over £150,000 since its inception, with donations being made to good causes that support the work of the emergency services or the event itself.

This weekend’s Show will be open between 10am and 4pm, and tickets can be bought in advance at www.emergencyservicesshow.com priced £6 adults and £3 for under 16s. They can also be bought on the gate, priced at £6.50 for adults and £3.50 for under 16s – children under three get in for free.

Please note that transactions on site need to be cash, other than the commercial helicopter flights where card payments can be made, and there is no cash machine provision.

Sunday’s timetable includes:

  • The Backdraft Wheelie Fire Truck
  • Police dog displays
  • A multi-agency road traffic collision simulation
  • Cooker fire demonstrations

There will also be:

  • The first appearance at the Show by Gloucestershire Police’s horses
  • Helicopters from Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Great Western Air Ambulance and the National Police Air Service (subject to operational activity)
  • A wide range of new and vintage emergency vehicles
  • Fire engine and police car rides – and the chance to see the Showground from above, thanks to helicopter rides (weather permitting)
  • Sports car rides with Go Motorsport
  • A fairground and much more!

Visitors will be able to meet with firefighters, police officers, the Police & Crime Commissioner and paramedics, to find out more about the work of the emergency services in Wiltshire and beyond. Many of the charities that work alongside the emergency services will also be in attendance.

Because of the air traffic, visitors are asked NOT to bring drones to the site to take aerial photography. Anyone found using a drone without permission will be asked to leave the Showground.

The Emergency Services Show is organised by volunteers from a number of organisations, including Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Wiltshire Police and South Western Ambulance Service and, since 2015, the committee has been a registered charity in its own right.

Chairman Chris Harvey said: “We can promise the whole family a great day out! Children will love the police car and fire engine rides, there's also a funfair, and we have a wide range of exhibits, displays and traders. This is a unique opportunity to meet your emergency services in a non-emergency setting - so we look forward to seeing you!”

For more information, follow the Show at on Facebook @EmergencyServicesShow, on Twitter @999show or on Instagram @emergencyservicesshow

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Appeal for witnesses to fire in Amesbury barn

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 17:16

We are investigating a fire which occurred in an isolated barn in Amesbury and would like to hear from witnesses.

The fire destroyed the barn and several pieces of vintage farm machinery in the wooded area adjacent to the grounds of Amesbury Abbey overnight on 8 – 9 August.

The fire appears to have been caused as a result of somebody burning material inside the structure which lead to the building catching fire and being destroyed.

Local crime investigator Mark Blunt said: “The cost of the damage is unclear at this stage, but it was a large fire which destroyed not just the barn building, but machinery nearby.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in this area around the time of the fire. Please call 101 with any information you have.”

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Man charged with murder of woman in Enfield

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:06
Tre Cameron, 21 (02.12.95) of Lower Clapton Road, Hackney was charged on Wednesday, 30 August
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Be aware of telephone scam

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 14:57

We are urging residents to be vigilant following a scam reported by two people in Chippenham and Calne this week.

On Tuesday 29 August, two men aged in their 90s, received calls from a man claiming to be a detective. The ‘detective’ told both men that money had been taken from their bank accounts and to assist police with ongoing enquiries, they must confirm how much money they had in their accounts and who they bank with. They were then asked to go to a jewellers in Chippenham and purchase a Rolex watch costing approximately £25,000.

When the men queried the validity of the calls, they were told to hang up and call 999. When they have done this, the line was held open and they were given another fraudulent name of a sergeant from Scotland Yard Serious Fraud Squad. Both men were told if they did not co-operate, they would face up to four years in prison for not assisting police.

PC Hazel Anderson said: “In these incidents, one of the men walked to the jewellers to look at watches and the caller waited on the line for approximately an hour. The other man was offered a taxi to transport him from Calne to the jewellers.

“Understandably these incidents were worrying for the two elderly victims – fortunately no money was handed over.

“We’d like to highlight this scam to residents – if you have elderly relatives, neighbours or friends, please speak to them about this scam so they are aware.

“Please also remember never to divulge any personal bank details to anyone over the phone, and if you suspect anything, please call police on 101.”

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Appeal for key witness to serious collision in Swindon to come forward

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:41

We are appealing for a key witness to a serious collision in Swindon to come forward.

At approximately 8.40pm on 24 August, a Volkswagen Polo was travelling east along Queens Drive. As it passed the ambulance station, a pedal cyclist was coming towards the vehicle and a collision took place.

The cyclist, a 37-year-old Swindon man, received extensive treatment at the scene for multiple injuries including spinal, head, wrist and ankle injuries and then was taken to Southmead Hospital by ambulance. He currently remains in hospital in a serious condition.

The eastbound carriageway of Queens Drive was closed for approximately four hours while collision investigators carried out extensive enquiries at the scene.

The driver of a white Vauxhall Insignia stopped at the scene and is believed to be a key witness to the collision.

PC Will Ayres, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Our investigation into this collision is currently ongoing and we are renewing our appeal for witnesses. We really need to speak to this driver who stopped at the scene following the collision – if this is you, you could have vital information to help with our investigation, so please come forward.”

Call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Formal identification following M4 collision

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:52

Formal identification has taken place following the collision on the M4 on Sunday 27 August.

Anouska Paterson, aged 41, of Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, died at the scene following a collision between junctions 17 and 16 eastbound.

Our thoughts are with her family, who have requested privacy at this difficult time.

PC Jay Clifton, of the Roads Policing Unit, is continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident, including anyone who may have dash cam footage of a black Audi A3 being driven on the eastbound carriageway prior to the collision.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Appeal for man missing from Lambeth

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:27
Police are appealing for help to find 38-year-old James Fisher who was last seen in Vauxhall
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