Category Archives: Emergency Services News

Lewis Hamilton Pledges $500k To Support The Animals, Wildlife Volunteers And Rural Fire Services Caught Up In Australian Bushfires

British racing star Lewis Hamilton has pledged $500k towards helping the animals, wildlife volunteers and rural fire services affected by the devasting bushfires which have claimed over 27 lives and the lives of an estimated 1 billion animals.  The Formula 1 world champion said in a tweet that he “can’t help but grieve for the defenceless animals thought to have

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Male Sent To Prison For Ten Months After Threatening To Stab Police Officers Over Social Media

A man from Royal Wootton Bassett has been sent to prison for ten months after using social media to send violent threats to police officers.  Nichola Bray, aged 22, of Lime Kiln, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court on 8th January where he pleaded guilty to one county of malicious communications.  He was sentenced to ten months imprisonment.  It follows a

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Drunk Train Driver Avoids Jail After Driving Train Into Scaffolding At Rail Depot

A Southern trains depot driver, who was found guilty of being drunk whilst in charge of a train, has been sentenced following an investigation by the British Transport Police. Joseph McKeraghan, of Worple Road, London, appeared at Central London Magistrates’ Court on 6 January.  He was handed a three-month prison sentence, suspended for twelve months, a twelve-month driving ban, and

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Man Charged After Spraying Noxious Substance At Two Police Officers

A man has been charged with assault on police after two officers were sprayed with a noxious substance after responding to reports of a disturbance. Police were called at around 19:30hrs on Thursday 2nd January to reports of an altercation at Sandal Sreet, E15. Response team officers attended the scene, and Nelson was arrested on suspicion of a Section 4

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CPS Prosecuting 50 Assaults On Emergency Workers Every Day | CPS Calls The Situation ‘Totally Unacceptable’

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has prosecuted more than 50 assaults a day in the first year of legislation making attacks on emergency workers a specific offence, new figures show.  Between November 2018 and 2019, almost 20,000 offences were charged under the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act – three-quarters of which were assault by beating. A review sample carried

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Emergency Ambulance Service Responds To Social Media Posts Regarding Asking Alexa For ‘CPR Advice’

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has issued some advice in the wake of various social media posts which have been encouraging people to activate ‘Alexa’ for advice on giving CPR.  In a post shared on their Facebook page, a spokesperson for NIAS said: “It has been brought to our attention that a post has been widely shared on social

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Two People Arrested After Dog Is Thrown Into River With A Rock Tied Around Its Neck

A 31-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty offences after a dog was found drowning in the River Trent yesterday (6th Jan) morning. The Belgian Shepherd, whose registered microchip name is Bella, was spotted in the water and dragged to safety by a woman near Long Lane, Farndon, at around 8.45am on Monday

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Teenager Arrested After Damaging Two Police Vehicles As He Left Court

A teenager has been arrested after he was seen to damage two Scarborough police vehicles as he left the court At around midday on 6th Jan, the staff at the Scarborough Justice Centre reported to the police that someone was in the process of damaging a marked police vehicle on Northway outside the court. According to North Yorkshire Police, the

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Brave Member Of The Public Saves Drowning Dog That Was Tied To A Rock And Thrown Into A River

A brave member of the public rescued a dog that was tied to a heavy rock and was drowning in the River Trent this morning. The Belgian Shepherd, whose registered microchip name is Bella, was spotted in the water and dragged to safety by a woman near Long Lane, Farndon, at around 8.45 am today (Monday 6 January). She had

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BREAKING: Police Appeal After Officer Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle

Metropolitan Police Detectives are appealing for information after an officer was hit and seriously injured by a car that failed to stop in Woodford Green. At about 00:10hrs on Monday, 6 January officers indicated for a grey Mini Cooper to stop in Chigwell Hill, near Saint Barnabus Road, E18.  It failed to stop for the police, and a pursuit was

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