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Police: Man charged with murder in Mortlake

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Police investigating the death of a 49-year-old man in Mortlake have this evening (23 April) charged a man with murder.

Nicholas Hunter, of Rodenhurst Road, SW4, will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Police: National campaign launched re Syria

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Today, Thursday, 24 April, Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing Helen Ball, launched a national campaign aimed at starting the conversation about protecting our young people from the dangers of travelling to Syria.

The event, held at New Scotland Yard, was attended by women from community groups, Prevent workers and representatives from the Charity Commission. It was aimed at encouraging women to reach out to other women who are concerned about young people who may be planning to travel to Syria. DAC Ball urged community representatives to continue the conversation within their communities so that we can all play a part in protecting our young people from these risks.

Similar events are being held across the whole of the UK today in an effort to reach out to as many women from the affected communities as possible. To support the campaign, a leaflet has been designed which outlines the risks of travelling to Syria and will be issued at ports across the country.

It was recognised at the...

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Police: Police raise profile of the Hampshire Stalking Clinic on National Stalking Awareness Day

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Hampshire Constabulary is reminding people who face stalking or harassment that help and support is available to them.
Today, Thursday, April 24, is National Stalking Awareness Day, and in support of this year’s theme “Working Without Fear”; the force is publishing new information on social media about workplace stalking, providing details to employers about how they can support employees who disclose stalking behaviour and raising the profile of the Hampshire Stalking Clinic.
Stalking is a unique crime which can devastate the lives of those affected by it. It is characterised by fixation on behalf of the offender and can leave the objects of their obsession feeling powerless to stop it. Stalking can often be difficult to identify as it may on first appearance seem like a number of innocent or innocuous events, however when taken together the combined effect can be devastating.
Because stalking often involves an offender who is obsessed or...

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Police: Controlled explosion to take place

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A small controlled explosion is due to take place this evening, Wednesday 23 April, in Stowmarket as part of an ongoing investigation following the discovery of a number of weapons at a home in Wyverstone last week.
A number of items have been removed from the property and taken to Stowmarket police station. In order to ensure the items are disposed of safely the bomb disposal squad have been called by police to carry out a controlled explosion.
It is anticipated that this will happen at around 6pm in a field near to the police station and a cordon will be put in place.
Police would like to reassure residents that there is no risk to the general public and that controlled explosions such as these are standard procedure when dealing with potentially dangerous items.
A cordon is also still in place at the Wyverstone property and officers remain on scene.

Police: Six ERSOU-led arrests

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Six men have been arrested following a series of warrants carried out across North London in the early hours of today (Wednesday, April 23).

The warrants were led by the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU*) and targeted those believed to be involved in phone scams in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Surrey.

Officers from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk all worked together and executed warrants at seven addresses. They were supported by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Four 18-year-old men and two 19-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation. Money and high value items, such as designer clothes and electrical goods, were seized during the warrants.

Detective Inspector Danny Lawrence who led the operation said: “The warrants carried out this morning further show how hard we are working to make the region a hostile place for anyone involved in phone scams and organised crime.

“I would like to remind the public that, whilst arrests are...

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Police: Update re: Roehampton murder

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Detectives investigating the murder of a man at an address in Roehampton are keen to identify three young men seen in the area prior to the incident.

Police were called at 20:15hrs on Tuesday, 22 April to an address in Huntingfield Road.

Officers and paramedics found a man in his late 30s inside the address unconscious and suffering injuries.

The London Air Ambulance attended and attempted to resuscitate the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

We await formal identification and officers are in the process of locating next of kin.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Friday, 25 April at St George’s Mortuary.

An incident room has opened at the Homicide and Major Crime Command under Detective Chief Inspector Charlie King.

DCI Charlie King, said: “At this early stage we are keeping an open mind about any possible motive. Members the public have already provided us with accounts of three young men seen loitering in the area prior to the incident. I am directly appealing to these three young men...

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Police: Appeal for information after burglary in Lancaster

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Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman had her purse snatched from her home in Lancaster.

Around 3pm on Wednesday 16 April, a man has approached the house on Cleveleys Avenue, Lancaster, and has knocked on the front door. The female victim did not answer the door, but did try to get a view of the man through the window of her front room. While she did this, the offender has gone to the rear of the house and has entered the kitchen via the back door. He has then removed the victim’s purse from her handbag before leaving and walking back down the driveway onto the street. The victim then discovered her purse, which contained money, a number of debit and credit cards and a key, was missing around ninety minutes later.

Sadly, the victim of this offence, Mrs Doreen Gardner, 81, was taken ill two days later on Friday 18 April and passed away later that day.

The offender is described as a white man of slim build and around 175cm tall. He has short, dark brown hair and, at the...

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Police: Couple tied up in pub robbery – Stretford

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A landlord and his wife were tied up during a robbery at their Stretford pub.

It happened at about 3am on Monday 14 April 2014 at the Melville Hotel on Melville Road.

Three masked men used a ladder to climb through a first-floor window before threatening the landlord and his wife with a machete, baseball bat and a baton.

The 43-year-old man was dragged to the safe and a large amount of cash was stolen before both victims were tied up with yellow cord.

The offenders left by a side door onto Melville Road.

Both victims managed to untie themselves and contacted the police.

The three males are described as: White males, between 5ft 6in and 6ft wearing black balaclavas, dark clothing and gloves.

A metal ladder was later found propped up against the back wall which the offenders must have brought with them or took from a neighbouring property.

Detective Constable Simon Johnson, based at Stretford, said: “To be woken in the dead of night by a trio of machete-wielding masked men must have...

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Police: Police appeal for public information following Hawkshead incidents

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Members of the community have expressed their concerns to Police after children have been chased in Hawkshead.

The children did not come into contact with the men that were chasing them however were understandably distressed.

The men who chased the children have been described as wearing dark clothing and hoodies,

Sergeant Bill Nolan, Ulverston and Lakes Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Patrols have been increased as a result of the report received on 20th March and suitable advice was immediately given to youth groups and schools in the area.

“From the information received it appears this has occurred on three occasions since January.  However, the first two incidents and information surrounding them were not reported to Police. Therefore we are keen to encourage the public to call Police with information of any incidents that cause alarm or distress to any persons.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101.

Police: Gang sentenced for multi-million pound fraud

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Seven people have been sentenced for their parts in a multi-million pound mortgage fraud.

Alick Ute Kapikanya, 6/6/68, of Chatham Road, Stretford, Bruce Robertson, 18/5/62 and Irene Perciful, 27/6/63, both of Carter Close, Duxford, Cambridge, were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud following a 10-week trial at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square.

Marshall Joseph, 11/1/58, of Hermitage Road, Hale, Peter Tanner, 16/7/59, of Brewery Road, Pampisford, Cambridge, Myra Trigg, 9/7/56, of Crondall Street, Moss Side, Manchester and Christopher Campbell, 9/10/1982, of Burlington Road, Ipswich, had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, fraud, and money laundering at earlier hearings.

At Manchester Crown Court today they were sentenced as follows: 

  • Kapikanya was sentenced to six years imprisonment.
  • Joseph was sentenced to four years, six months imprisonment.
  • Robertson was sentenced to two years, six months imprisonment.
  • Perciful was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.
  • Tanner was sentenced to...

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