Category Archives: Police Service

Diane Abbott’s Son Charged With 2x Assault On Police

Diane Abbott’s Son has been charged with two counts of assault over alleged attacks on police officers during a disturbance that was reported at the Foreign Office. James Abbott-Thompson was arrested on Friday afternoon last week after officers were called to the Foreign Officer in Westminster. He was later charged with two counts of assault by beating an emergency services

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Registered Sex Offender Jailed After Dressing As Santa And Offering To Take Pictures With Children For Money

A registered sex offender will spend Christmas behind bars after he dressed up as Santa on a busy shopping street – and offered to take pictures with children for money. Stephen Brown, 40, has been jailed for six weeks after being arrested by vigilant police officers on Northumberland Street in Newcastle city centre. Brown had dressed up as Santa Claus

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Male Who Assaulted Six Police Officers And One Paramedic Is Sentenced To 16 Weeks Behind Bars

Male Who Assaulted Six Police Officers And One Paramedic Is Sentenced To 16 Weeks Behind Bars A man who pleaded guilty to assaulting seven emergency workers in Stevenage was sentenced on Tuesday (26 November) to 16 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £122 in victim surcharge. Danny Armstrong, aged 28, of Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire, was charged with seven counts of

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Armed Officers Praised For Their Restraint After Discharging Their Firearms Only 15 Times During 15,000 Deployments

Firearms officers have been praised for their professionalism and restraint after it was announced that out of 15,000 firearms-related incidents which armed police attended, officers only discharged their firearms on 15 occasions. The news came as the National Police Chiefs’ Council Firearms Lead, Simon Chesterman, addressed the Police Federation of England and Wales during their seminar on Post Incident Procedures

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Police Officer Dismissed From Force After Filming Himself ‘Engaging In Lewd Behaviour’

An officer from South Wales Police has been kicked out of the job after nine allegations against him relating to breaching professional standards were proven. A misconduct hearing held at County Hall in Cardiff considered allegations relating to the conduct of PC Christopher Leach, who was based in the force’s Eastern division. The officer faced nine allegations of breaching the

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Man Who Killed Police Officer In Hit-And-Run Collision Is Jailed Again For Driving Whilst Disqualified

A man who was sent to prison for nine years after he killed a police officer in a cowardly hit-and-run incident has once again been sent to jail for driving offences.  In December 2000, Wayne Rule ran over Kent Police Officer PC Jon Odell in Margate while trying to avoid a static police speed check. Rule, who has been on

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Police Boss ‘Left Twitter Over Hairstyle Abuse’

A senior police officer said “sexist and homophobic” abuse sparked by her hairstyle made her decide to leave Twitter. In August this year, Deputy chief constable Rachel Swann made several media appearances while leading the evacuation of Whaley Bridge. However, rather than be interested in her vital work, some viewers took to Twitter to actively target DCC Swann in a

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Jail For Cowardly Thug Who Assaulted A Detective Who Was Trying To Help Him

An unprovoked and cowardly assault on a Kent Police detective by a man who had just been released from custody has resulted in a two-year prison sentence being handed down to the attacker.  Samuel Tesefay repeatedly punched and kicked the detective constable outside Medway Police Station while they were attempting to assist him in May 2019. 28-year-old Tesefay, of Thicket

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Met Police TSG Unit Seize Sawn-Off Shotgun During Stop & Search

Officers from the Mets Territorial Support Unit (TSG) have seized a sawn-off shotgun as well as a knife during a stop and search in Hackney (East London). In a tweet, @MetTaskforce said: “More reason for stop and search to continue, a sawn-off shotgun and a knife taken off the streets along with their owners.  “How can one not see stop

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British Transport Police Officer Successfully Appeals Common Assault Conviction

A British Transport Police (BTP) officer has successfully appealed his conviction for using unreasonable force when making an arrest. PC Andrew Spiby was convicted of common assault following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court earlier this year. PC Spiby was summoned to appear before the judge following a complaint to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) about the level

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