Category Archives: Emergency Services News

Male With Sword In Van Who Previously Attacked Cops Walks Free From Court Despite Being On A Suspended Sentence

A male who was found to have a sword and who bit a police officer has walked free from court because of his ‘family responsibilities’.  Ryan O’Toole, 29, previously avoided prison despite sinking his teeth into a police officers eyebrow and finger. In January 2019, O’Toole was given a ten-month custodial sentence, suspended for 18 months, plus 150 hours of

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Special Escort Group Motorcyclist Hit By Minicab During Royal Escort

A member of the Metropolitan POlices’ Special Escort Group (SEG) has been hospitalised after being struck by a minicab only a short distance from Kensington Palace. The incident happened on Tuesday 21st January at around 11:00 hours. The specially trained motorcycle cop was riding his marked police bike through Paddington, west London when the collision took place in Gloucester Terrace.

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Woman Cleared of Road Wars PC James ‘Dixie’ Dixon Crash Death In Berkshire

A woman has been cleared of causing a fatal crash which killed a well known Thames Valley Police Officer who appeared on TV’s Road Wars and a 91-year-old woman.  PC James ‘Dixie’ Dixon and Gladys Goodwin were killed in Wargrave, Berkshire in December 2017.  A jury found Agne Jasulaitiene not guilty of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving. 

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Man Jailed For Attacks On Police Officers

A man has been jailed after injuring a police officer in Bristol. Alexander Beckford pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm, racial abuse, and assaulting a police officer. The 45-year-old pushed an on-duty police officer in Perry Street on 13 September. The officer fell, suffering injuries to his head and knee, requiring hospital treatment. Beckford was arrested shortly afterwards, at

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Student Paramedics To Receive Yearly £5000 Support Payment

The government has announced that student Paramedics will benefit from additional funding while at university.  The extra funding will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans.  The full list of new and continuing students set to benefit from the funding is as follows: dietetics dental hygiene or dental therapy (level 5 courses) occupational therapy operating department practitioner

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Appeal After Two Off-Duty Police Officers Assaulted

The Metropolitan Police are appealing for information after two off-duty officers were assaulted when they tried to prevent a fight. At around 19:10hrs on 20 December 2019, the officers were in The Maple Leaf pub on Maiden Lane, WC2 when a fight broke out between two groups of men. The officers, who were nearby, attempted to break up the fight,

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Suspended Sentences For The Two Supercar Drivers Who Crashed On A Roundabout

Two supercar drivers who collided at the Tinsley roundabout in South Yorkshire in 2018 have been handed suspended sentences at Sheffield Crown Court. On Sunday 20 May 2018 at 7:55 pm, officers were called to a road traffic collision on the Tinsley roundabout involving a grey Ferrari 458 and a red Porsche. The driver of the Porsche, 27-year-old Henry James

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Man Who Took Fire Engine And Collided With Motorcyclist Could Face Jail

A part-time worker at a fire prevention firm who took a fire engine for an illegal drive ended up causing severe injuries to a motorcyclist, a court has heard. The collision happened after David James, 56, asked the fire prevention firm if he could clean the vehicle in their yard. He then drove the vehicle onto a public road, despite

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Man Who Stabbed Police Officer 11 Times Pleads Guilty To Attempted Murder

A man, who stabbed a police officer outside his own home in a frenzied attack, has pleaded guilty to attempted murder. John McCartney, 40, of Eastwood Road, Rayleigh appeared at Basildon Crown on Monday 13 January where he pleaded guilty to charges of attempted murder and possessing an offensive weapon. The court heard McCartney, became fixated with the officer, launching

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Welsh Ambulance Service Falls Victim To Mindless Thieves Again

Thieves in Ebbw Vale have stolen the bonnet of a Welsh Ambulance Service vehicle. The bonnet of the vehicle was stolen on Friday evening while it was parked and unattended in Beaufort. The vehicle forms part of the Welsh Ambulance Services fleet maintenance division and is vital for helping to keep ambulances on the road. The Welsh Ambulance Service appealed

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