Police are carrying out inquiries in Ipswich today, Sunday 20 April 2014, after receiving a report of a rape in the early hours of this morning.
Police were alerted to the incident by the Town Pastors, as they had been approached by a member of the public who had in turn spoken to a distressed woman. She has reported being raped in an alleyway off a car park off Lower Brook Street at around 2.35am.
The woman has been spoken to by specially trained police officers who are continuing to provide her with support. The car park off Lower Brook Street was cordoned off until a short time ago whilst inquiries were made.
Police want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and may be able to assist the investigation, contact Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Westminster which left a man in a critical condition.
Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 04:20hrs on Saturday, 19 April, to Oxendon Street, SW1 after a man was found with head injuries.
The 24-year-old man was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
He had been on a night out with family and friends when he was attacked by two men. It is believed he was punched in the head and then kicked in the body before passing out.
Officers from Westminster CID are investigating.
Detective Sergeant Alistair Morrison, said: “This was a particularly violent assault which occurred on a road off of Haymarket. Despite the hour, the area would have been busy with people who had been out in the West End. I would urge anyone who saw the attack to contact police.”
The two men were black, both around 5ft 10ins and athletic build.
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An 84-year-old woman had her Asian jewellery ripped from her fingers during an aggravated burglary in Tameside.
At around 10pm on Thursday 17 April 2014, three offenders climbed through an open window of a house on Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne and made their way into the living room where the woman was sat.
One of them put his hand over her mouth while the others pulled jewellery from her fingers, wrists and neck before leaving.
Detective Sergeant Michelle Lomas said: “As well as suffering significant bruising, she has been left mentally scarred by what happened. The offenders have been aggressive and not cared she was elderly. In fact, we believe she was targeted due to her vulnerability.
“Unfortunately, the only description we have of the offenders is they were male, wore black balaclavas and black gloves. I would ask anyone who may have seen something suspicious or who may have been offered a ring, bracelet and necklace under suspicious circumstances, to phone police.”
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 9311 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Police have charged three people as part of an investigation into an attack in Tividale which left a 19-year-old woman with serious burns.
Matthew Wood, aged 27, from Alexander Road in Smethwick has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He is due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court this morning.
Debbie Wood, aged 46, and Lisa Wood, aged 25, both of Alexander Road in Smethwick have been charged with committing an act to pervert the course of public justice. They are both also due to appear at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court this morning.
A 23-year-old man and a 19-year-old man who were arrested on suspicion of assault as part of the investigation have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
An 18-year-old man arrested on suspicion of wounding has also been bailed while the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about what happened is urged to call Force CID in Harborne on 101, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
There is no truth to the story about a law banning work emails after 6pm, but that didn’t stop media hysteria.
The French are angry. Usually, they ignore what the perfidious British write about them. This time they are very angry. According to an absurd story going viral on the internet, French office workers have been given a legal right to ignore work emails and phone calls after 6pm.
Clock off: France has had a 35‑hour working week since 1999
There is no truth – not even much suspicion of truth – in this story. It began with a column in The Guardian, whose author has since admitted that she made a mistake. It was taken up, with further embellishments, insulting commentary and no fact-checking, by the Daily Mail. It has since spread rapidly online.
The Mail wrote: “Workers in Socialist France can now ignore telephone calls and emails from their bosses when they are at home. It is all part of a new legal agreement which confirms President François Hollande’s country as arguably...
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