Kent Police Officer To Face Misconduct Hearing After Careless Driving Conviction

A Kent police officer has been convicted of careless driving while on duty. Police Constable Mark Sloane was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court on 9 December following an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). The court heard that PC Sloane was responding to reports of a burglary and driving at 56mph in a 30mph zone in

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Pre-Trial Hearing Held At The Old Bailey In Connection With The Death Of PC Andrew Harper

Today (13/12) Thomas King, aged 21, of Gregory Close, Basingstoke, has appeared at the Old Bailey for a pre-trial preliminary hearing in connection with the death of PC Andrew Harper. PC Andrew Harper was killed on 15th August 2019 after responding to reports of a burglary.  At today’s hearing, King pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to steal a

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Drink Driver Jailed For Seven Years After Killing 10-Year-Old Girl

A ‘cowardly driver’ who downed several pints of lager before leaving a 10-year-old schoolgirl to die in the road after a fatal hit-and-run collision has been jailed. Disgraceful Connor Marsden, 24, has been sentenced to seven years and four-month behind bars after causing the death of Melissa Tate in Kenton on 25th September. The court was told how Melissa had

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LFB Warning Against Candles After School Child Suffers Serious Burns During School Carol Service

Teachers and parents are being warned not to use real candles following an accident during a school’s carol service, which resulted in a child suffering severe burns.  A young boy from St Thomas Becket Catholic Primary School was seriously injured yesterday after his costume caught alight when it came into contact with a candle.  He remains in hospital in a

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Police Officer Accused Of Giving Protester A Brain Injury In 2010 Is Cleared Of Misconduct

A City of London Police Officer who was accused of leaving a protester with a brain injury after allegedly hitting him across the head with a baton has been cleared of misconduct. DC Alston (who was a PC at the time of the alleged incident) has always denied striking Alfie Meadows during a violent demonstration against government plans to triple

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Hard-Hitting Campaign Highlights The Tragic Impact Of Drink Driving

A poster featuring two brothers killed by a drunk driver will be placed in bars, pubs and clubs across Derbyshire to remind revellers of the very real dangers of drink- and drug-driving. Ben and Arron Peak were tragically killed by a driver who was twice the drink drive limit and had had just two hours sleep following a wedding party.

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Volunteer Community First Responder Wins Lifesaver Award

A Community First Responder (CFR) was presented with an award by TV host Dr Hilary Jones after saving a woman’s life.  Andrew Hartshorne, CFR for East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), won the SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) UK award after performing successful resuscitation while off duty.  Mr Hartshorne, who volunteers in the Aylsham area, had been out

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An Award-Winning Counter-Terrorism eTraining Course Is Now Open To The Public

An award-winning counter-terrorism training course is being made available to the public for the first time. Devised by Counter Terrorism officers and security experts, the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like shopping centres and entertainment venues. Now Counter Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the training to

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Guard Of Honour Arranged For Outgoing London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton

‘Save The UK Fire Service’ has announced that outgoing LFB Commissioner Dany Cotton will receive a Guard of Honour on 23rd December.  A post shared on the STUKFS Facebook page confirmed: ‘We have now after various discussions and liaisons with many parties we have reset the date and time for the Guard of Honour for the Out-going Commissioner of the

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Drunk Driver Sentenced After Causing Serious Injury To Two Police Officers And A Member Of The Public

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sentenced to five year’s imprisonment after a hearing at Reading Crown Court today. Hayden Brown, aged 25, of Suffolk Road, Maidenhead, was found guilty by a unanimous jury of three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.  Brown also pleaded guilty to one count of driving a motor

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