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Missing boy Jakob Ksiazek - information needed

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:05

Wiltshire Police is appealing for information about a missing teenager from Swindon who hasn’t been seen since Thursday 31 August 2017.

Jakob Ksiazek (16) was last seen near his home address of Radnor House Lodge, Swindon.

A picture of Jakob is attached.

Anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts are asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101.

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Man jailed at the conclusion of the Jordan Taylor murder trial

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:21

Today, we’re reinforcing our commitment to tackle knife crime following the Jordan Taylor murder trial.

Yesterday (September 20) at Bristol Crown Court, Hayden Maslen, 19, was found not guilty of the murder of Jordan Taylor.

He was also acquitted of manslaughter, wounding with intent and wounding without intent following an incident in the Timbrell Street and Prospect Place area of Trowbridge in the early hours of March 12 2017.

He had previously admitted a charge of carrying an offensive weapon.

Today he was sentenced to 20 months.

Detective Inspector Jim Taylor said: “Firstly, our thoughts remain with Jordan Taylor’s family at what is clearly a very distressing time for them.

“This tragic case illustrates the real dangers of carrying weapons and the widespread devastation it can cause.

“Let us be perfectly clear - there is never an excuse to unlawfully carry a knife, or an offensive weapon of any kind, in a public. Anyone caught carrying a knife, regardless of whether they are carrying it in self-defence, is committing an offence and could be arrested and jailed.

“As this case demonstrates, taking the decision to carry a knife can ruin the lives of all involved.

“Knife crime is an issue which impacts on entire communities and tackling this is a key priority for us.  But, we need the public’s help to combat this type of crime - that is the only way we can achieve a long term change.

“We work closely with a number of partner agencies – such as local schools and councils -to help educate young people on the dangers of carrying and using knives. We also undertake specific police operations around this issue throughout the year.

“Our Community Policing Teams enable us to work closer than ever with our neighbourhoods to understand what issues matter to them the most and how we can tackle them together.

“Our teams in Trowbridge will continue to build on the tremendous work they have begun in terms of reassuring our communities of our commitment to tackle the crimes that affect them the most.

“Returning back to the trial process I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the witnesses who gave evidence in this case, along with police officers and police staff who have worked tirelessly on this investigation.

“The role of the police in all investigations is to gather the evidence and submit this to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The CPS then independently review this and present the case to the jury who make an informed decision. We respect the decision of the jury and will continue to support all those involved.”

Anyone who has information on people carrying knifes or weapons, should contact us on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Man released with no further action in Parsons Green investigation

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:21
A 21-year-old man arrested in connection with the terror attack at Parsons Green tube station on 15 September has been released with no further action
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Police appeal after two women were robbed at knife-point

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:34
Detectives in Croydon are appealing for information and witnesses after two women were robbed at knife-point of their gold necklaces in Thornton Heath.
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Fourth man charged with murder of Liam Alan Harman in Romford

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 07:12
[H] Cedric Kiyago, 21 (28/03/1996) a serving prisoner was charged with murder today
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Appeal after 75-year-old man robbed of watch and attacked with noxious liquid

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:33
Two suspects are wanted in connection with the attack
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Detectives have launched a murder investigation in Wandsworth

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 06:18
A crime scene has been established and enquiries are underway to identify the deceased.
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Appeal to find missing teenager Mya Recardo

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 05:27
​Police are increasingly concerned to know the whereabouts of 16-year-old Mya Recardo, who has been missing from Beckenham since Sunday, 17 September.
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Officer injured after police firearm discharged, W3

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 04:17
An officer has been injured after a police firearm was discharged in Acton.
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Appeal following assault in Bethnal Green

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 02:53
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Bethnal Green.
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​Detectives investigating Parsons Green incident make sixth arrest

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 19:22
Detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack have made a further arrest in Thornton Heath
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Trowbridge man acquitted

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:58

Today at Bristol Crown Court (Wednesday 20 Sept 2017) , Hayden Maslen, 19, Trowbridge, has been found not guilty of the murder of Jordan Taylor.

Mr Maslen was also acquitted of manslaughter, wounding with intent and wounding without intent following an incident in the Timbrell Street and Prospect Place area of Trowbridge in the early hours of March 12 2017.

Detective Inspector (deputy SIO) Jim Taylor said: “Firstly, our thoughts remain with Jordan Taylor’s family at what is clearly a very distressing time for them.

“This tragic case illustrates the real dangers of carrying weapons.

“Quite simply, there is never an excuse for carrying a weapon of any kind, because - as we have seen in this case - it can lead to tragic circumstances which leaves family and friends devastated.

“There is no easy solution to the scourge of knife crime, which impacts our communities and their feelings of safety. Tackling violence, involving knives, remains a key priority for the police service and we intend to keep up the momentum like working with schools and other partners to help educate young people on the dangers of knives; we will also continue to carry out specific police operations around this issue. This is the only way we can achieve a long term change.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of the police officers and police staff who have worked tirelessly on this investigation.

“We respect the decision of the jury and will continue to support all those involved.”

 

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Man arrested in connection with Avery Hill Park sexual assault

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:30
​Detectives have arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl in Avery Hill Park, Greenwich.
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Statement from Wiltshire Police in response to the annual IPCC complaints report

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:50

Head of Professional Standards Supt. Tim Corner said: "We take all complaints made to us very seriously and want the public to have complete faith in us if they feel the need to make a complaint.

"We are not complacent when it comes to the progress and timeliness of investigating complaints and continually assess this process to make sure it is as effective for the person making the complaint as possible.

“Wiltshire Police are one of the most efficient forces in the country for timeliness in recording complaints within the guidelines set by the IPCC, something which we have worked hard to achieve. We’ve also seen the number of allegations recorded decrease from 2015/16 – 2016/17 where others have seen significant increases.

“More than half the complaints made to us in 2016/17 were locally resolved which involves us working with the complainant to discuss their issue and work towards a resolution together.

“As a force we continue to strive to deliver a high level of service to the public and deal with any complaints we receive openly, fairly and in line with relevant legislation.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson said: “As Commissioner, I encourage people to make a complaint if they are unhappy with the service received from Wiltshire Police.

“If the behaviour of an officer does not match up to the Standards of Professional Behaviour expected of officers and staff then it is right that people should complain.

“We have set up a clear, impartial and rigorous complaints process in line with my Police and Crime Plan and we have made the process of making a complaint easier.”

Further information on how to make a complaint to Wiltshire Police can be found on our website here.

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Man loses new car to help pay for Confiscation Order

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:40

A Calne man has had his prized BMW taken from him as a payment towards an outstanding Confiscation Order.

Paul Michael Fisher, 27, was originally sentenced to four years in prison in May 2015 after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and money laundering.

In December 2015 there was a Proceeds of Crime Act Confiscation hearing whereby the judge awarded a Confiscation Order of £65,000. Funds that were in bank accounts held by Fisher were released by him to the court in part settlement of the order, leaving an outstanding balance of approximately £16,000. .

In August 2017, he was released from prison and a couple of weeks later attended North Somerset Magistrates Court in relation to the outstanding balance. He arrived at court in his newly purchased BMW 120D Sport Coupe - which he'd paid £8,000 for.

This was noted by the court and after questioning Fisher, the Court issued a warrant for it to be seized and for Fisher to be returned immediately to prison to serve his default sentence of 86 days.

The car was seized as an asset belonging to Fisher and was removed by bailiffs ; it will be submitted to auction later this month. .

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "The moral of this tale is that if a Confiscation Order is awarded against you, it will not go away until settled in full.
"If you find yourself to be asset rich, those assets can be seized by the court and used in payment towards settlement of the order - as we have seen in this case."

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Two charged with Romford murder

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:47
Two men have been charged with the murder of Liam Alan Harman in Romford.
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Rogue traders try to con Seend man out of £4,000

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 11:06

Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward after two rogue traders tried to take money off an elderly man in Seend.

At around 1pm on Thursday 14 September 2017, two males in high visibility vests and in a dark saloon car cold called at an address in the village, telling the resident they were from Devizes Roofing Ltd.

They told him that a roof tile needed repairing, he agreed and they carried out the work saying that it would cost £100. They then told him more work was needed and this would cost £4,000 and sent him to the bank to collect the cash.

Fortunately, the bank called police so no money was lost.

PCSO Janet Gould said: "We'd like to speak to anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in this area at this time.
"Also, if you have been approached by similar males or if you have any information which could help us - please come forward."

The public are urged to remember the following advice to help reduce their chances of falling victim to this type of crime:

• Always keep your door shut and locked.
• If someone comes to your door and you aren’t expecting a caller it is important that you check who it is by using a spy-hole or look through a window. DO NOT open the door to anyone you don’t know or are not expecting.
• Official visitors will always arrange an appointment with you beforehand – If no appointment has been made DO NOT open the door.
• DO NOT keep large amounts of cash at home – it is much safer in a bank or building society.
• Always keep purses and wallets hidden away from sight
• Never keep pin numbers with credit or debit cards
• Never agree to have work carried out by someone who is just passing, or believe them that work needs to be done at all. If you think work might need to be done get quotes from three companies and ask friends and neighbours for recommendations.
• If you see anything suspicious or think a bogus caller may have called at your door, you must report it to the police immediately by calling 999.

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

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Further victim identified - Grenfell Tower

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:14
Yaqub Hashim has been formally identified as a victim of the Grenfell Tower fire.
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Policing during the Jewish High Holy Days

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:56
The Met is working with the Jewish community in relation to security around the Jewish High Holy Days period.
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Appeal after boy assaulted, Clapham

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:09
Police are appealing for information after a ten-year-old boy was assaulted in Clapham.
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