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Appeal for teenager missing from Hornchurch

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:39
Police are appealing for help to find 17-year-old Natasha Hill
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Witnesses sought after burglary in Nythe Swindon

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:28

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at an address on Egerton Close, Nythe, Swindon.

Between 7.15pm and 10pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017, unknown offenders broke in to the property and stole a safe - contents included: pension cards, cash, passports and two watches.

If you heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time or can help with our enquiries in anyway then please contact PC Zoe Johnson or PC Cassey Evans on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111

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Two jailed for high street robbery

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:24
James Patrick Dixon and Michael Brothers jailed for a robbery and attempted robbery eight days apart
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Appeal to trace missing teenage girl, Southwark

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:50
Nuria Tituana, 14, was last seen at her home in Peckham on 7 October.
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Appeal for man missing from Romford

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:42
Police are appealing for help to find 18-year-old Roman Read
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Appeal to trace owner of recovered property

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:45
Detectives appeal for help to trace the owner of a compact mirror that has been recovered during an ongoing investigation
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UPDATE: Michael Jonas murder investigation - two further arrests

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 10:50
Two teenagers - aged 16 and 17 - were arrested today (Tuesday, 7 November) in connection with the murder of Michael Jonas in Bromley
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Police officer sentenced for fraud

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 09:13
PC Reshat Kemal, aged 35, attached to Hammersmith and Fulham borough pleaded guilty
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Woman sentenced for encouraging terrorism and disseminating terrorist material

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 07:11
Farhana Begum Ahmed, 40 (05.08.1977), of Wembley pleaded guilty
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Man arrested on European Arrest Warrant

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:35
Ivica Todoric, 66, was arrested on 7 November.
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Investigation launched following tactical stop of moped driver in Bexley

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:09
The rider of the moped - a 17-year-old male - was injured during the course of this tactical stop.
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Appeal following stabbing in east London

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 23:00
Detectives have released CCTV footage following a stabbing in a Newham fast food restaurant
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Wiltshire Police launch burglary campaign

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:08

We are reinforcing our commitment to tackle burglary across the county as we launch our burglary campaign today (Monday 6 November).

The campaign which runs from 6 November to 12 November aims to educate residents about the simple precautions that can be taken to protect their home, and the improvements we as a Force are making to combat burglary.

To improve the security in and around your home we are asking residents to remember the following advice:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even if you’re in the garden, and make sure you have approved locks or bolts on all doors and windows
  • Never leave a spare key in a hiding place like in a plant pot or letterbox - a thief knows all the hiding places
  • Keep all keys, purses and wallets out of sight and away from the letterbox
  • Consider installing a burglar alarm, and only use a company that is registered or certified with the NSI or the SSIAB
  • Do not open the door to anyone you don’t know or are not expecting.  Always check by using a spy-hole or look through a window
  • Make sure that you have up to date contents insurance
  • Register all serial numbers from electrical items, tools and garden equipment with (the free national property register). Mark items without serial numbers with an artificial DNA property marker such as Smartwater or SelectaDNA
  • Do not keep large amounts of cash at home - it is much safer in a bank or building society
  • Trim back any plants and hedges at the front of your property to no higher than 1 metre to remove hiding places
  • Always report any suspicious activity, note any vehicle registrations, descriptions of persons involved and direction of travel
  • Use a timer to set lights to mimic your usual activity when you are not at home
  • Take photographs of all jewellery including hallmarks and keep them safe. Also consider using an artificial DNA property marker on jewellery or other valuable items
  • Make sure any bolts are low enough so they cannot be opened by reaching over the top of the gate.

Detective Superintendent Sarah Robbins Head of County Crime said: “After a recent evaluation into our burglary processes it became apparent that this was an issue that needed to improve.

“We have recognised and accepted these issues and are now pro-actively putting into practice the recommendations made. We have introduced the Community Tasking Team (CTT) – a dedicated resource to not only tackle burglary, but all priority crimes. CTT’s main focus at the moment is improving our dwelling burglary processes and clamping down on offenders.

“The local community remain a vital resource for us in tackling burglary. Throughout this campaign we want to remind everyone of the simple precautions that can be taken to protect your home, as well as our top tips on what to do if you have been burgled.

“If you see anything or anyone suspicious in your neighbourhood, unknown or unexpected doorstep traders, or unusual vehicles – please report it to us via 101”.   

Crime Scene Investigation information

If you have been burgled we urge you to consider the following tips from our Crime Scene Investigation team:

- Phone the police immediately on 101 or in an emergency call 999
- Where possible minimise what you touch, especially near the point of entry or items that you believe may have been touched by the offenders
- If you suspect the offender is still inside the property - do not enter, advise the police of this when you ring. Confronting the offender can place you in immediate danger
- If it is practical wait at a neighbour’s house until the police arrive. If you do need to enter the property; try to locate to one area and try to minimise movement around the house
- Fingerprints, DNA and footwear marks may not be visible so try to avoid walking on smooth, shiny flooring and touching anything that the offender may have touched or handled
- If you find something that you suspect may have been used in the burglary as it was not there previously, point this out to the police
- Preserving evidence is vital. If the item is outside cover the item with a box or something similar to shield it from the elements until the police arrive. Do not touch the item. If you see blood, try to cover this without touching it
- Remember not all items have forensic value. The police are professionally trained to know what items can be used to obtain forensic evidence, do not be upset if a particular item that you think may contain forensic value, is dismissed by police. The most common types of forensic evidence found at crime scenes are fingerprints, DNA and footwear marks.

Community Tasking Team (CTT)

The Community Tasking Team (CTT) is a new dedicated resource that will not only tackle burglary, but all priority crimes. The CTTs main focus at the moment is on improving our dwelling burglary processes and clamping down on offenders.

The CTT will be working closely with existing local community policing teams, and with specialist Crime Scene Investigators (CSI), to ensure the biggest possible impact is made on prolific offenders who blight the lives of our local communities. 

Suspicious activity in your area? Report it.

Have you seen any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood? Call the police on 101 if you see any of the following:

- Anything suspicious or anyone acting suspicious in your neighbourhood

- Unknown or unexpected doorstep traders - description and dates are vital pieces of information 

- Unusual vehicles - vehicle description, registration numbers and direction of travel are vital pieces of information.

If you have any information about offenders or see something suspicious, please call Wiltshire Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. In an emergency dial 999. 

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Bikes stolen during burglary in Lockeridge

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:29

We’re appealing for information after two high value bikes were stolen during a burglary in Glebe Meadows, Lockeridge.

Between 9 and 11 October, a garage was broken into via a side window and two road bikes were stolen.

One of these bikes had been locked with a motorcycle chain to a heavy duty bike rack in the garage. This bike very rare and extremely identifiable. It is a Cervelo S3 with carbon fibre wheels and is green, black and white in colour.

Part of the rack was removed with the bike.

The second bike stolen was a blue Trek Madone.

Pictures are attached.

PC Nicky Cross said: “It would appear that this was a targeted burglary – these bikes are extremely expensive and one in particular is very unique. The family are desperate for the return of these bikes and we would appeal to anyone who may have information either about the incident itself, or the whereabouts of the bikes, to please call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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Did you witness incident in Salisbury city centre? Appeal for information

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:50

We're appealing for witnesses following an assault in Salisbury city centre.

On the evening of Saturday 28 October, a 25-year-old man was in the queue to the Cathedral Hotel when he was dragged out of the queue and pushed to the floor.

He sustained a fracture to his ankle during the incident.

Detective Constable Dawn Rowan said: “We are investigating this incident but would like to hear from anyone who was in the area on Saturday 28 October between approximately 11pm and midnight who may have witnessed the incident.

"Our enquiries are ongoing at this time.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.

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Man who targeted young lone women jailed for 16 years for rapes and sex attacks

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:48
Delando Smith, 31 (29.05.86) of Shenley Road, Peckham SE5 was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court
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Man, 25, jailed for seven years for attempted kidnap and ABH

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:36

Alexander Benfield, of Lawrence Road, Cirencester, has today been sentenced to seven years imprisonment after he was found guilty by a jury earlier this year of attempted kidnap and ABH.

On Saturday 8 July 2017, three young girls, two aged eight-years-old and one aged nine were walking in the village of Ashton Keynes when one of the girls was grabbed by Alexander Benfield on her shoulder and her bottom. He then tried to pick the young girl up but she screamed and he dropped her. She fell forward grazing her knees before Alexander ran off.

The girls were distressed as a result of the incident and ran home, where their mother called the police.

An investigation was carried out and through CCTV analysis, Benfield was identified and arrested.

Alexander has been sentenced to a period of seven years imprisonment and will serve a further three years on licence.

Detective Constable Cerys Powell said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank the people of the village of Ashton Keynes who were really crucial in assisting police in this case. CCTV was very important and was provided by the local garage. Their assistance helped us solve this case swiftly.

“This incident was obviously extremely distressing and upsetting for these three young girls who were walking home from the local shop at the time – I have no doubt that Benfield’s action would have been terrifying for them.

“I would like to praise the victim in this case who has shown a huge amount of courage in reliving her ordeal to give evidence in court. Thanks to her bravery Benfield will now serve time in prison."

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New arrest following fatal shooting of Mohanna Abdhou in Kilburn

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:50
A 21-year-old woman [I] was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender on 6 November
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Anti-social behaviour in Melksham set as a priority

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 13:47

Anti-social behaviour has been set as a priority for the community policing team in Melksham.

In recent months, police have been made aware of a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in various areas of the town, but mainly in the Hampshire Place and Devonshire Place areas.

Community coordinator PC Charly Chilton said: “I’d like residents to know that we are aware of the anti-social behaviour in the town and we have identified three youths who we believe have been involved and are dealing appropriately.

“Anti-social behaviour has been set as a priority and as a result we have increased patrols, so residents can expect to see a heightened police presence in the area over coming weeks as we look to deal with any unacceptable behaviour.

“We want local people to feel pride in their community, and we will not allow a small number of people ruin it for others.”

To report crime in your area, call 101, or 999 in an emergency.

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Woman issued police caution after her dogs injure two sheep

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:29

A woman has been issued with a police caution after admitting to livestock worrying in the Rowde area earlier this year. The police caution will stay on her criminal record for five years and if she comes to police attention again for a similar or repeat incident she will be required to attend court. 

The incident occurred on 19 September 2017 when the woman’s two dogs, who were not on a lead, were out of control in a private field used to graze livestock and attacked two ewes. The dogs chased the ewes, which were a rare breed of Oxford Down Sheep, causing one sheep to sustain a leg injury and a second to jump into a barbed wire fence in an effort to escape one of the dogs who had locked onto it.

The woman was spoken to by the land owner prior to the incident and asked repeatedly to recall her dogs which she failed to do. The dog owner made no attempt to recall or regain control of the dogs while the incident unfolded.

The landowner did not request compensation as the animal’s injuries were managed on site by their experienced Shepherd and the ewes have made a good recovery since the attack.

Rural Crime Officer PC Marc Jackson said: “Dog owners need to be responsible when out walking in the Wiltshire countryside. Stick to the signposted public footpaths and byways and if you see livestock keep your dog on a lead and under control. Livestock worrying is a criminal offence and can be very distressing for the farmers and small holders who have to deal with the financial and emotional aftermath of a dog attack.”

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