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Police: Police appeal for witnesses to an assault on a man in Newcastle

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man in Newcastle.

It happened between 1am and 1.30am, the early hours of Saturday, October 17.  The 22-year-old man was walking along Linhope Road in West Denton near an alleyway after a night out. He then saw two men approaching him, one walked off while the other came over to him and assaulted him punching him and biting him, causing an injury to his ear. The injured man then managed to get away and then called for help.

The offender is described as  white, aged 21-22 years old, 6 feet tall, slim build, with short dark hair and a pale complexion.  He was wearing a blue coloured hoodie and tracksuit bottoms.

The injured man was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.

Police are appealing for witnesses anyone who was in the area and who may have seen or heard anything suspicious is asked to contact them.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1252 of 18/10/14 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police: Operation Moped update – three sentenced for drug offences

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

More people have been sentenced for drug offences following one of the biggest operations in the county in recent years. Dorset Police pro-actively targeted street level drug dealers in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth where there was a suspicion that drugs offences were being committed.

So far 17 defendants from this operation have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced to a total of over 33 years for street level dealing, which includes two suspended sentences.

The following sentences were given at Bournemouth Crown Court:

On Friday 10 October 2014 Neil McKechnie, aged 43 and of Bournemouth, was handed a four year prison sentence for supplying heroin.

On Thursday 16 October 2014 Christopher Bell, aged 37 and from Bournemouth, received a 16 month prison sentence, suspended for two years, for supplying heroin.

On Friday 17 October 2014 Gary Dunleavy, aged 47 and of Bournemouth, received a two year prison sentence, suspended for two years, with a 12 months...

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Fire: Firefighters put marker down over “funding crisis” as merger consultation closes

Written by RSS Poster Fire Brigades Union

Firefighters in Dorset and Wiltshire have laid down a marker by telling politicians that they “will not pay for cuts with our jobs, our service and the safety of firefighters and the public”.

The statement comes as the Fire Brigades Union publishes its response to a public consultation considering a merger of the two fire & rescues services.

The consultation, being run separately by the fire authorities in Dorset and Wiltshire, opened in July and has put forward a number of options, foremost a merger of the two services. The plan has been made in response to funding cuts which have left both fire services on the brink of what some officers are describing as “insolvency”.

In response, the FBU in Dorset and Wiltshire have published submissions which outline the strain that cuts are putting on staff and demand “long term, strategic investment in the service”.

Karen Adams, FBU brigade secretary in Dorset, said: “These are desperate times for...

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Ambulance: Connecticut Limits Long Boards

Written by RSS Poster Medic ScribeMedic Scribe

On February 21, 2013 I wrote the post In Praise of CEMSMAC, to celebrate the courage of Connecticut’s top EMS doctors to back the draft document on spinal boards proposed by the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP), and to use that document as a guideline to developing statewide guidelines limiting the use of long boards for spinal immobilization instead of backing the final watered down version of the NAEMSP/American College of Surgeons Joint Position Paper.

This week, after a year and a half of meetings and review by various state EMS committees, the state Department of Public Health released the final document that both enables BLS practioners to utilize selective spinal immobilization and radically changes the treatment for those who merit spinal restriction. The new document effectively eliminates the long board board for anything but assistance with extrication and movement.

Check it out here:

Connecticut Spinal Motion Restriction Guideline


Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Military: MILBABES

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Police: Déjà Vu Once More

Written by RSS Poster The Magistrates' Blog
In a response to press comment on a number of trolling cases, in which people avail themselves of the anonymity afforded by the Internet, the Government has waved its big stick and threatens to increase the maximum sentence for this obnoxious form of bullying to two years' imprisonment. The politicos have been rewarded with Sunday morning headlines, as they presumably wished, but what will this achieve - really?

A saddo siting in his bedroom late at night is hardly going to make a reasoned decision to desist from abusing total strangers because in the vanishingly unlikely event of his being caught the maximum sentence has just shot up. The sentencing court will of course have to have regard to the Guidelines, which rarely if ever point to the maximum sentence for anything. Lazy and ill-trained journalists love to point to potential maximum sentences to sex up a headline, although we all know that these will not be imposed. As I have pointed out before the maximum penalty for a straightforward drink-drive is a fine of...

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Military: Marine 'A' Criminal or Casualty of War BBC Documentary 2014

Written by RSS Poster Tony McNally

Military: MILBABES

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Police: Can you help identify this woman who may have information about the theft of a dog in Bridgwater, Somerset?

Written by RSS Poster Crime and Justice - UK Crime News

Can you help identify this woman who may have information about the theft of a dog in Bridgwater, Somerset?

On the 2nd October 2014 a dog was stolen in Bridgwater. The CCTV images shows a woman who we believe might have some information which can help our enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers immediately please.

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