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Police: Section 137 Mental Health Act

Written by RSS Poster Mental Health Cop

Where do the legal powers come from in the Mental Health Act 1983? – by this question I mean: what section of the Act do you point to when cross-examined in a court to explain from exactly where you derive the authority to do as you did? There are various coercive things that are necessary where the Act is involved and once decisions have been taken to do them, to what authority would you point to authorise that use of force? Police officers quite like answers to questions like this, not least because we find clear understandable answers to those questions in the substantive criminal law that we rely upon so much when making arrests or doing stop & searches. Most officers of relatively little service will tell you confidently that they draw upon three main areas –

  1. Section 3 of the Criminal Law Act 1967 – which actually allows anyone to use reasonable force to prevent crime or to lawfully apprehend offenders.
  2. Section 117 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 – which allows police officers to use...

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Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Military: MILBABE

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Police: Teenager jailed after raping a man 1 day after the victims 18th birthday

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

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Teenager jailed after raping a man 1 day after the victims 18th birthday

August 28, 2015, 7:17 pm

A Manchester teenager is today starting a 11yr 8mth jail sentence and a 5 year extended license after pleading guilty to rape, attempted rape, and burglary of a male, 1 day after the victim turned 18.

A court heard how the male victim who was living in supported accommodation in Manchester was asleep in bed with his  partner when he was disturbed by voices and people walking around on the landing going out to investigate he was met by the defendant who was stood with another resident  and was acting aggressively  and appeared to be high on  drink and drugs the victim said that there was white powder around the defendants nose, during the course of the confrontation the defendant said to  the victim ”  Do you want me to rape you”

The victim was ordered into a bedroom and the door locked...

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Fire: Public safety threat as fire engines axed in North Yorkshire

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

This week the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in North Yorkshire stepped up their campaign against cuts to the local fire and rescue service which would see six fire engines replaced with smaller ‘tactical response vehicles’ which carry fewer firefighters and less equipment.


The union plans to distribute 30,000 leaflets to the public and launch a dedicated website ( to raise awareness of the cuts they say will increase emergency response times and see firefighters turn up to emergencies without full life-saving equipment.


Steve Howley, secretary of the FBU in North Yorkshire, said: “These cuts could result in firefighters attending a fire and not being able to do anything because they are waiting for a full size fire engine to turn up from miles away with the right equipment and adequate numbers of firefighters.


“These cuts will mean that in the past five years 20% of the firefighting force has been axed. Worryingly these figures do not include the 200 part time...

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Fire: Safety first for Bank Holiday cooking

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
During the August Bank Holiday weekend many children across Tyne and Wear will be spending more time in the kitchen. But whether they're lending a hand or simply seeking a snack, it's important to make sure that they know the hazards of a hot hob. As part of the national Fire Kills campaign, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is asking parents and carers to make any kitchen activities a chance for kids to learn this summer. Area Manager for Community Safety Kevin Gardner, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, said: “From bake-offs to barbecues, there are lots of creative ways to teach kids about cooking fire safety; and it's absolutely vital that they know what to do if the worst should happen. “Test your smoke alarm as part of the activity. Never leave a child alone with a hot hob, and help keep them safe by moving matches and saucepan handles out of their reach.” Distraction while cooking is a main cause of fire call-outs right across the country. Kevin Gardner added: “Half of all...

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Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace

  Whatever criticism has been laid at the door of the   Ministry   of Justice in the last five years there is one area in  which its efforts have generally received plaudits and that is its ability to make the best of bad news and to trumpet to the heavens whenever smoke of the good news ship appeared on the horizon.  The result has been that its press and media office with sixty nine employees able to conjure such magic with words  could form a subplot for the next series of "In the Thick of It".  The Magistrates Association in contrast has by and large relied upon enthusiastic amateurism to propagate its views to its wider audience which usually was no larger than those it considered able to assist its purpose.  The great British public was not considered worth engaging in its attempts to influence opinion.  Then everything changed a few years ago.  It was pushed, persuaded and cajoled to widen its communication structure the result being that a professional PR person was brought...

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Military: The UK give £27m aid to Argentina

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

FURY erupted last night after it emerged that Britain is pumping in £27million to Argentina despite the escalating row over the Falklands.


igures from Brussels showed the UK paid £7million to a £50million European Union assistance package. British taxpayers are also contributing £20million to a £450million loan from the International Monetary Fund.

The money is continuing to flow in spite of growing demands from Buenos Aires for Britain to surrender the Falkland Islands and the launch yesterday of a trade war against the UK.

It led David Cameron to immediately accuse Argentina of pursuing a “policy of confrontation” against Britain. Read More HERE

(RG) I feel physically sick when I read this, why would you give anyone money who has invaded your territory and murdered your people?

Fire: Safety Advice Following Serious Fire

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Hundreds of homes in Everton were targeted in a reassurance campaign after the body of a woman was discovered following a serious house fire.

Military: RED FRIDAY

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