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Tommy Robinson loses Cambridgeshire Police harassment case

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Tommy Robinson, in court under his real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, said he was told to leave a pub by police English Defence League (EDL) founder Tommy Robinson has lost his legal challenge claiming police harassed him. Appearing in court under his real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, 36, was asked to move on from a Cambridge …

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Birmingham police shooting: Man killed in Lee Bank

Image caption The shooting happened in Wheeleys Lane, Birmingham A man has been shot dead by armed police in Birmingham during an “intelligence-led operation”. It happened in Wheeleys Lane in Lee Bank just before 05:00 GMT, West Midlands Police said. “A man, in his 50s, was shot and died a short time later at the scene,” a force spokesman added. …

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Christchurch shootings unprecedented, police say

A man “in his late 20s” has been charged with murder after the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush has said. Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in the attacks, which he described as an “unprecedented, abhorrent event”. Source link

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Police probe ‘IRA’ link to London and Glasgow suspect devices

Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption The device sent to Heathrow Airport caught fire when staff opened it Detectives investigating devices sent to addresses in London and Glasgow have said a claim of responsibility has been made in the name of the “IRA”. The Met and Police Scotland said similar packages were sent in the past by dissident Northern Ireland …

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Knife crime: Challenging the police over stop and search

Youth mentor Dijon Joseph was stop-and-searched after greeting his brother with a fist bump. Police wrongly believed they had been exchanging drugs. He met Ch Supt Simon Messinger, the borough commander for Lambeth and Southwark in London, to discuss how effective the tool is and whether it is used to unfairly target black men. More than 40 people have been …

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One police charge over 10,000 stolen sheep in England and Wales

Image caption A total of 9,635 sheep were stolen in 2018, a Freedom of Information request revealed The theft of nearly 10,000 sheep across England and Wales last year has only resulted in one charge by police, the BBC can reveal. A Freedom of Information request showed 9,635 sheep were stolen in 2018, up from 7,606 in 2017 and 6,337 …

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Police dog finds lost lamb stuck in old tree stump

Image copyright @NSPoliceDogs Image caption The lamb was found by a police dog in a hole lot of trouble in the tree stump A lamb that had been missing from a farm for a week was found stuck in an old tree stump – by a police dog. German shepherd Harry was out for a morning run with handler PC …

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Crossing Divides: Police knife crime tactics under scrutiny

Image caption Police find themselves dealing with stabbings – like this one at a pizza restaurant – increasingly often It’s 10 minutes into a shift for two officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Violent Crime Task Force and an all-too familiar call comes across the radio. A man has been stabbed at a pizza restaurant in Tottenham, north London. They speed …

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Jodie Chesney murder: Police arrest second suspect

Image copyright Handout Image caption Jodie Chesney was the fifth teenager to be stabbed to death in London this year A second person has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the stabbing of a 17-year-old girl in an east London park. Jodie Chesney was attacked while playing music with friends in Harold Hill on 1 March. The Met said …

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London Euston trespasser ‘fled from police before fall’

Image copyright @jahammond95 A man who fell from a bridge near London Euston – bringing the station to a standstill – had fled from police minutes earlier. Officers were called to the railway terminal to reports of a passenger behaving aggressively on board a train. When it arrived, the man “made off”, triggering a search, British Transport Police (BTP) said. …

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