UK - Law Enforcement

'999 What's Your Emergency' takes a look at the struggles faced by those living rough in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:29

Last night’s episode of 999 What’s Your Emergency focused on the issue of homelessness across our county.

It included an honest look at some of the difficulties and struggles faced by those living on the streets in Swindon and Wiltshire, and highlighted the volume and variation of 999 calls the emergency services deal with which relate to homelessness.

Our officers work closely with partner agencies in both Wiltshire and Swindon to provide support for those in need within our communities, as well as signposting advice in relation to debt, drug and alcohol addiction – just some of the issues people living rough may be struggling with.

Det Supt Deb Smith said: “We understand that homelessness is an issue that is much more widespread and complex than many people think and it would be wrong to stereotype – anyone could find themselves in a difficult situation, unable to pay their mortgage or rent, and often it can be a downward spiral from there. As last night’s episode highlighted, it could happen to anyone.

“We have a duty to keep our communities safe and we understand that on occasion, there are a number of issues associated with homelessness which can cause a real concern for the wider community. We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour within our towns and rural areas, and officers are working hard to tackle issues with street drinking in places such as Trowbridge, Swindon and Salisbury.”

For further information, please visit http://www.wiltshire.police.uk/horizon/horizon-directory-of-services
If you are going through a difficult time, the Samaritans are available 24/7, all year round. Visit https://www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123.

Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Girl, 14, arrested on suspicion of terrorism offence in south London

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:37
The girl was detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE)
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Three men jailed for life following fatal shooting in Ilford

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:55
Three men will each serve at least 30 years in prison after being found gulity of the murder of 19-year-old Abdifatah Sheikhey in Ilford in March.
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Appeal following 'smash and grab'

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 04:45
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following two 'smash and grabs' in Westminster
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Murder investigation launched in Hackney

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 00:52
Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following the murder of an 21-year-old man in Hackney.
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Man jailed for Islington rape

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:00
A man who broke into a woman's home and raped her has been jailed after he was caught using her bank card
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Appeal for man missing from Wandsworth

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:45
Police are appealing for help to find missing 60-year-old Clive Mason
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Commissioner's speech to the Society of Editors Conference

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:25
The Commissioner Cressida Dick has spoken at the Society of Editors Conference 2017
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Appeal to find missing 12-year-old Merton girl

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:46
Have you seen Thebika Thayaparan?
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Man found guilty of east London acid attack

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:10
A man who squirted acid in a crowded nightclub, injuring more than 20 people, has been found guilty
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Appeal for man missing from Enfield

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:50
Police are appealing for help to find 60-year-old Noel Sebulinda
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Man jailed for manslaughter

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:38
A man who beat to death a fellow detainee at an immigration removal centre has been sentenced
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Tributes paid to former Commissioner

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 07:38
Tributes have been paid following the death of the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Peter Imbert
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Renewed appeal following Newham murder

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 05:43
Detectives are appealing for information following the fatal stabbing of Moosakhan Nasiri
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Driver jailed after collision which left woman paralysed in Lambeth

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 04:49
Pascoe Petgrave was jailed at Inner London Crown Court last week.
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Southall murder victim named as detectives make fresh appeal

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 03:21
Khalid Abdi Farah, 26, was fatally shot in Southall in the early hours of Saturday morning (11 November)
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

EMBARGOED until 05:00hrs on Monday, 13 November 2017

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 23:00
Social media video launched at the start of a national gun surrender
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Police appeal for witnesses to fail to stop collision in Croydon

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:41
A man is seriously injured following a collision in Croydon where the driver did not stop at the scene.
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Further appeal following murder in Ilford

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 13:55
​A murder investigation continues in Ilford after a man was attacked and beaten by a group in the street
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Remembrance Sunday - open letter from Assistant Chief Constable

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 12:18

Please find an open letter from Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard about Remembrance Sunday:

Dear all,

Wiltshire Police has absolute pride each year that we are part of Remembrance Day services across the county.

Wiltshire has a rich military history and is home to a number of regiments with which we enjoy a close association. Royal Wootton Bassett has been an example of the community spirit and deep respect we all have for our fallen service men and women. The streets lined with people, many from other areas of the county, to honour the repatriation of these brave and dedicated soldiers.

Many of our officers and staff will have military connections, family members and friends who have served or are currently serving the country. It is not uncommon for Police to work in conjunction with colleagues from the military; most recently the Country would have seen the deployment of military personal alongside the Police in support of Operation Temperer.

Remembrance Day gives us all a focus, a time to reflect at the ultimate sacrifice made by so many military personnel.

As the Chief Constable said on Friday, we must remember those who lost their lives, but also think of those who have been injured in the line of duty. Many of the injuries sustained are not visible and the emotional effects of conflict can last a lifetime.

At this time we also remember the police officers who have fallen in the protection of their communities and of the ongoing threats from terrorism in which PC Keith Palmer was killed earlier this year. It is also important to remember those left behind, the families and friends who mourn throughout the year not just on this one day of remembrance.

The Chief Constable and Senior Command Team feel it is important that our staff and officers are able to attend a service wherever possible. The operational policing demand means staff on duty today will continue to protect our communities and I would ask that staff take a moment during their duty to reflect upon remembrance.
I would like to extend my appreciation to our Special Constables, Police Cadets and volunteers who are also keen to represent the force and will be attending events across the county.

I will be attending a service today and laying a wreath as a mark of respect.

With Kindest Regards

ACC Kier Pritchard

Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Pages

Subscribe to Volunteer Mobile Emergency Response Unit -- rehabsector.org aggregator - UK - Law Enforcement