Category Archives: Emergency Services News

WATCH: Judge Praises Firearms Officers For Showing ‘Commendable Conduct And Selfless Courage’

A JUDGE has praised Durham Constabulary firearms officers for showing ‘commendable conduct and selfless courage’ when they shot a man who was brandishing a firearm during an incident in Bishop Auckland last year (2018). Body camera footage of the incident has been shared by Durham Constabulary in order to highlight the tough job of highly-trained firearms officers. Sam Houlihan was

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WATCH: Body Camera Footage Shows Moment Officer Struck By Fleeing Vehicle

A van driver who left a police officer seriously injured after hitting him at speed has been jailed (scroll down for video footage of the incident). Kaine O’Connor (26/04/1995) of Fulham Avenue in Manchester was handed four years today (Wednesday 16 January 2019) at Manchester Crown Court after pleading guilty to assaulting a police officer and driving offences. The court

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Outrage After 999 Fire Station Phone Vandalised

Social media users shared their outrage and disgust yesterday (17th Jan) at the news of an emergency phone being vandalised. The emergency phone, located outside of Toxteth Fire Station, was targeted by mindless vandals for absolutely no apparent or obvious reason. A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service said: ‘Overnight, the emergency 999 phone at Toxteth Fire Station has

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WATCH:Gang Jailed Following Acid Attack On Innocent Bystanders

A group of men who launched an unprovoked acid attack (scroll down for CCTV footage of the incident), which resulted in a number of people being sprayed with a noxious substance, have been sentenced. Huseyin Onel, 24 (30.03.94) of no fixed abode, but from the Hackney area, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for applying a noxious substance causing

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Fire Service Offers Rough Sleepers A Place To Stay During Freezing Weather

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has announced that they will be opening their doors to rough sleepers ahead of winter weather this weekend, in a new partnership to help those on the streets or at risk of being on the streets in Sheffield. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s headquarters on Eyre Street will be converted into a place to

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Met Police Appeal For Help Following Assault On Officer

Metropolitan Police Detectives have released images of two men they wish to speak to after a police officer was assaulted during a protest in Westminster.  On 13 October 2018, the victim – a male police officer – was on duty, working at a pre-planned protest march. At around 14:40hrs, officers were deployed onto a cordon across Pall Mall at the

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Fake Kidnapping Triggers Armed Response In Essex

ARV units in Essex were sent to a ‘gunpoint car jacking’ only to find out that the critical incident was instead an unscheduled exercise that was being carried out by a private security company. The incident occured on Tuesday 15th January in Waltham Abbey after several people called 999 after seeing what they believed was a real-life car jacking. The

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Male Calls 999 Because He Ran Out Of Mobile Phone Credit

Let’s just let that headline sink in for a minute……. A member of the public actually called the emergency services via 999, asked to be put through to the police and, upon being asked what his emergency was, told the force control room (Essex) staff that he was calling because he had run out of credit. He wanted and expected

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New Law To Protect Police Dogs Get MPs Backing

A new and much-needed law intended to protect police dogs and police horses has passed the committee stage in the Houses of Parliament. So-called ‘Finns Law’ (named after Police Dog ‘Finn’ was repeatedly stabbed) would prevent individuals who attack police dogs and horses from claiming that they acted in ‘self defence’. The third reading of the proposed Animal Welfare (Service

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Tributes Paid To Thames Valley Police Officer

Tributes have been paid to a Thames Valley Police officer who sadly died after being involved in an accident whilst travelling home from work. Chief Superintendent Steve Williams, from Thames Valley Police, said: “It is with great sadness that I confirm the tragic death of serving Thames Valley Police officer, PC Kevin Flint. “PC Flint, a neighbourhood officer based at

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