UK - Law Enforcement

Reward offered following shooting at birthday party

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:27
Detectives investigating a shooting at a party in Ilford are offering a £10,000 reward for information
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Decision made following consultation regarding Form 696

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:15
The Met has announced results of recent consultation and review of Form 696
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Man jailed for offering tusks of endangered species for sale

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 04:21
Abbas Allawi, of Hertfordshire, was jailed for 14 months following an investigation by the Met’s Wildlife Crime Unit
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Appeal after elderly woman's bag stolen in Hayes

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:00
Police have released an image of a man they wish to identify following a robbery in Hillingdon
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Appeal following unprovoked attack in bar

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 23:00
Police release image of man they would like to speak to after a glass object was thrown at an Islington bar
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Missing East Dulwich boy found

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 21:14
Kieran Clarke Nolan has been found safe and well
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Assault in Swindon cafe on Cricklade Road

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:53

Officers are appealing for help to identify a male they'd like to speak to in relation to an incident at a Swindon cafe.

Around 1pm on Sunday 1 October 2017, a man in his 30s was assaulted inside Buteco Cafe, Cricklade Road by another man.

The victim received cuts and swelling to his face and a sore arm.

A picture of a male police would like to speak to in relation to this incident is attached.

If you recognise this person or can help with our enquiries in anyway, please contact PC James Swayne on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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Car damaged during incident in Portway, Salisbury

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:36

At approximately 8.50pm on 8 November 2017, a stone is believed to have been catapulted through a car window in Portway, Salisbury.

A 17-year-old male was driving a red Nissan Micra along Portway at the junction with Partidge Way, when a stone smashed the offside passenger window, landing in the passenger's lap - a 49-year-old man.

The window was completely smashed and the driver and passenger sustained minor cuts

Special Police Constable Michael Wells said: "It is believed that this stone has come from a catapult as the force caused the entire window to smash.

"I am looking for any witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious or saw anyone with a catapult in this area around this time."

Please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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Incident in Fish Row, Salisbury - appeal for information

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:03

We are appealing for information following an incident in Fish Row, Salisbury.

At approximately 3.30pm on 6 November, we received a third party report that a woman had been assaulted near to Patisserie Valerie.

The woman told a passerby that she had been grabbed to the face by a man who she did not know.

During this conversation, the suspect was then seen to run up to another woman and grab her by the shoulder.

The passerby, who later reported the incident to police, ran after the suspect but could not catch him - he was seen to run towards Winchester Street before being lost to sight.

He is described as approximately 5 ft 10 inches tall of large build, with collar length, light brown hair and wearing a cream padded jacket. He is believed to be aged between 30 and 40.

PC Martyn Powell said: "I am looking to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, anyone who was approached by the man, or anyone who may know who he is."

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

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Appeal for missing 12-year-old boy

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:51
Police are appealing for help to find Kieran Clarke Nolan who is missing from East Dulwich
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E-fit released after cash stolen from pensioner in Swindon

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:41

 

Officers are appealing for information to identify a man they'd like to speak to in relation to a large cash fraud carried out on a pensioner in Swindon.

On Tuesday 19 September a woman in her eighties, who lives in the Lawn area of the town, was contacted by phone by a man claiming to be a Detective Smyth who was investigating a gang who had been using the woman's bank card.

He asked her to remain on the line until she heard a buzz and then to dial 161 and she would be put through to the Serious Fraud Office. She was then asked to go to her bank and building society and withdraw £9,000 in cash so his officers could fingerprint the money.

As the man was so convincing - she went to the bank and building society, managing to take out just over £5,500 that day by saying the money was for home improvements and a new car.

Later that day a man called Mochin came to the victim's house and collected the cash in a sack.

An e-fit of the man police would like to speak to and who is suspected of going to the victim's home is attached. He's described as having light tanned skin, 5 ft 8 inches tall, average build, in his late 20s/early 30s with something on his head; he was wearing a black anorak and the sack had some orange banding on it.

PC Jack Newman said: "We would like to speak to anyone who recognises this man or may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the Lawn area on this date.

"I'd like to remind the public to be cautious when receiving calls from anyone - including the police. We will never ask for bank details over the phone, nor will we ask for passwords or your PIN. Always be wary when asked to withdraw large sums of money.

"This is commonly known as courier fraud and is a ‘social engineering’ scam designed to trick you - using elaborate and highly convincing methods to panic a victim and exploit human nature.

"If the caller claims they are a police officer or police staff, ring the police on 101 and check the details first. Take time to check as it could save you losing money or having your identity stolen."

If someone does call you requesting personal information, please do the following:

- Say “OK thanks, I’ll call you back” and ring your bank using the number on the back of your bank card or on your statement.
- NEVER use a number given by the caller
- DO NOT confirm or provide personal information over the phone to someone that has called you. (Bank account/ card details, passwords, ID’s)
- Use a different phone to ensure fraudster has not ‘held’ the line open, OR phone a friend, to hear a familiar voice and know line is clear.

If you receive a call of this nature, please record as much detail as possible and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via the online reporting tool www.actionfraud.police.uk.

 

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Appeal for help to find missing woman

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:37
Police are appealing for help to find 34-year-old Lisa Joyce
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Wiltshire Police launch two week firearm surrender

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:23

Wiltshire Police is holding a two week firearms surrender from Monday 13th November until Sunday 26th November 2017.

The Force is appealing for people to surrender unlicensed or unwanted firearms and ammunition.

Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgotten in people’s homes. Others are acquired and distributed by criminal networks to harm, threaten and intimidate their local communities.

In 2015 laws around antique firearms were tightened which mean that someone who has served or received a criminal sentence can no longer possess an antique firearm. The sentencing guidelines for possession for sale or transfer of an unauthorised firearm or ammunition were also raised and this offence now carries a maximum penalty of life.

Surrendering unwanted, unlicensed weapons avoids the risk of them becoming involved in criminality and means that members of the community can dispose of firearms in a safe place.

Weapons and ammunition can be surrendered at six police stations across Wiltshire: Bourne Hill (Salisbury), Gablecross (Swindon), Marlborough, Melksham, Monkton Park (Chippenham) and Trowbridge. 

Anyone handing in a firearm, ammunition or any other weapon during the surrender is advised to check the opening times of their station by visiting the Wiltshire Police website or calling 101.

This surrender is intended to provide an amnesty for possession of the firearm at the point of surrender/handover to a lawful authority.

Wiltshire Police is committed to robustly investigating serious crime and protecting the public. The firearms surrender removes guns from the streets, but does not prevent the police from investigating the background to any of the firearms handed in. Where there is evidence to follow up a prosecution the police will continue to do so.

If you know of people involved in illegal firearms activity call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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Two guilty of Scotty Kouebitra murder

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:43
Jahliel Rose and a teenager were today convicted of the murder of Scotty Kouebitra on the eve of Halloween 2016
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Wiltshire Police graded as 'good' in terms of efficiency

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:41

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson has welcomed an independent inspection report out today which again grades Wiltshire Police efficiency as “good”.

The Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) 2017 report examined the Force’s understanding of demand, use of resources and planning for the future.

It concluded that Wiltshire Police is good at planning for the future, understanding the changing nature of demand and deepening engagement with local communities.

And it praised the use of modern technology and investment in an innovative leadership culture.

The inspection was carried out earlier this year by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services.

Mr Macpherson, who oversees the Force on behalf of the people of Wiltshire and Swindon, said today: “For the third year in a row, Wiltshire Police has been assessed as good in the efficiency with which it keeps people safe and reduces crime.

“I am pleased that the inspectors have recognised that the Force has a good understanding of the demand for its services; that it uses its resources well to manage that demand and that its plans for meeting future demand are also judged to be good.

“HM inspectors have also noted that ‘a culture of continuous improvement is in place throughout the Force, resulting in better services for the public’.

“Quite rightly the report notes that ‘there are sometimes delays in answering non-emergency calls to the Force control room’ and that this is an area for improvement.

“I have agreed with Chief Constable Mike Veale that £250,000 should be invested to increase the number of staff in the crime and communications centre to address the issue of people calling 101 hanging up whilst held in a queue. I am pleased to say that the position has improved since the inspection was carried out. I will continue to keep a focus on the situation because efficient answering of 101 calls is, as the inspectors note, ‘integral to providing a quality service to the public’.

Extracts from the report:

  • Demand:

‘Wiltshire Police is good in the efficiency with which it keeps people safe and reduces crime. The force regularly assesses a wide range of information to understand the demand for its services. It then uses this information as the basis for how the force conducts its day-to-day business. A culture of continuous improvement is in place across the force, resulting in better services for the public.’

  • Leadership:

‘Leadership development continues to be an area of strength. Comprehensive development programmes are provided for officers and staff to meet the current and future leadership requirements of the force. The force also recognises that it needs to get the very best out of its leaders in the years to come. This requirement reflects its commitment to reduce the number of senior officers; through careful selection of its senior leaders and programmes to make the most of the potential of aspiring individuals, the force can be confident that it will select the best candidates.’

  • Future finances:

‘The Force has a good record in achieving cost savings; strong governance procedures have served it well in ensuring that project managers are held to account for savings and other service improvements. Like all police forces, Wiltshire Police faces financial pressures; line-by-line savings have been identified and strong processes are in place to hold individuals to account in realising these savings.’

Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard said: “Keeping people safe and reducing crime are at the very heart of what we set out to do every single day so to be recognised as achieving this is brilliant.

“This grading is doubly important when we consider the wider landscape for policing – with rising demand and severe funding cuts.

“The findings of this report are testament to the dedication, commitment and spirit of our entire workforce – each day our officers and staff go above and beyond to make Wiltshire one of the safest places to live.

“Of course, we are not complacent and are continually assessing our processes and policies to better shape the Force to continue providing our communities with the best possible service.”

 

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E-fit released after elderly woman's money stolen in courier fraud

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:30
Detectives are investigating a courier fraud where an 87-year-old woman had money stolen
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Elderly woman missing from east London

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:38
Police are appealing for help to find 80-year-old Constance Nash who is missing from Bow
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17 arrested in raids targeting gang crime in Newham

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:33
​Police have arrested 17 individuals this morning, Thursday, 9 November, as part of a crackdown on gang crime in Newham.
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Met launches new online crime reporting service

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 04:00
The public can now report crime online via their mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer.
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Appeal for help to identify man who died at bus stop 10 years ago

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:36
​Police are releasing an e-fit to help to identify a man who died at a bus stop over ten years ago.
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