Today (04/03), two people have been charged in connection with the Becky Watts investigation.
Nathan Matthews, 28, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, has been charged with the murder of Rebecca Watts. He remains in custody and is due before Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow at 10am.
Shauna Hoare, 21, of Cotton Mill Lane, Bristol, has been charged with intending to pervert the course of justice. She remains in custody and is due before Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow at 10am.
The four men and one woman who were arrested on Monday on suspicion of assisting an offender remain in police custody at this time. A warrant of further detention was granted for these suspects at hearing earlier today.
A Cheshire man who pushed a British Transport Police officer onto railway lines in Manchester has been sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Kevin Phythian, 32, of Halton Road, Runcorn, grappled with the female officer as she tried to arrest him after he had run across live tracks onto the platform at Manchester Oxford Road station on Sunday, 15 February.
As the officer struggled with Phythian, he pushed her, causing her to fall backwards off the platform and onto the line.
A quick-thinking station supervisor, who was also assaulted by Phythian as he tried to prevent him escaping from the scene, used an emergency phone to stop all trains to ensure she was not hit by a train.
The officer, who was knocked unconscious, also sustained a cut to the back of her head, a broken finger and bruising to her arm.
Phythian had earlier racially-abused a member of rail staff who asked to see his ticket at Oxford Road.
Official Army blogger Si_Army_Phot continues his journey as an military photographer. Things ramped up at the end of last year, there was a promotion and the occasional 'beasting' but you ain’t seen nothing yet … Onwards and upwards his 2015 exclusive starts here: "It was like being a kid in a sweet shop with a virtually an unlimited amount of golden opportunities to capture the best of what the Army has to offer."
A dog had to be destroyed after it attacked its owner, causing deep bite wounds and a fracture.
The pitbull dog had to be shot by armed police officers at a block of flats on Little Holme Walk in Bolton after it became dangerously out of control and posed a serious risk to its owner and other residents.
It happened at about 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 March 2015.
Greater Manchester Police officers were called to the flats following reports the dog was out of control and biting people.
Officers attended, along with armed police, but despite efforts to contain the animal it continued to behave aggressively, to the point where police could not tend to its owner who had been seriously injured by his own dog.
Authority for human destruction for the dog was granted as a last recourse and the dog was shot.
Paramedics then tended to the dog’s owner, who suffered numerous deep puncture wounds to his left arm, wrist and hands and a possible fracture. He was taken to Bolton Royal Infirmary where he...
When a foreign defendant on police bail makes his first appearance on an either way matter involving fraudulent documents the question for the bench is whether to offer conditional bail as police have done, to consider additional conditions or to remand in custody.We were in such a situation earlier this week.The current conditions were residence, curfew and reporting.It took us a full two seconds in a huddle to ask ourselves why no travel restrictions and surrender of travel documents had been added.The date of appearance at the crown court was pronounced with an order that the aforesaid documents be surrendered and a prohibition on any application for further such documents at which point the CPS prosecutor got to her feet to inform the court that the defendant`s passport had already been surrendered to police.In the league of CPS errors and omissions that failure to offer information was hardly in the Premier League; indeed it was barely in the league of Sunday pub kickabouts but was just another indication that CPS once again had taken their eye off the ball.
This blog by Matt Wrack was originally posted in the Huffington Post on 25 February when firefighters in England took 24 hours of strike action. Follow Matt Wrack on twitter here.
Firefighters in England will begin 24 hours of strike action from 7am on Wednesday in defence of their pensions.
If you’ve been following this story you’ll know that this argument has rumbled along for years now and we have been in an industrial dispute for over eighteen months.
Firefighters have taken over 50 periods of strike action since October 2013. But a recent special conference of the union agreed that we will not be giving up – we carry on.
In a recent spat in the House of Commons fire minister Penny Mordaunt made disparaging remarks about the ‘militant wing’ of the FBU. If standing up for ourselves and challenging false claims from the government makes us militant, so be it.
We have clearly won the argument in this dispute time and time again – including debates in the House...