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Policeman who paid £2 for homeless man's stolen biscuits forced to fight for job I know the disciplinary action was likely to do with 'integrity' surrounding his 'mistyped' report rather than the action of paying for the biscuits on the homeless man's behalf. It is quite an example to try and set however over an officer who is clearly outstanding and rightly recognised as a credit to the force. I feel that there are many old school officers who would have dealt with things in the same way. I can think of a few I know straight away. It's a shame there's a culture within the police which means that officers feel inclined to lie. I hope he continues his work and doesn't suffer, especially in anyones little black book as a result of the reflected embarrassment caused. Of course there are no targets. There's new words for them now. Sent from my D2303 using Tapatalk

Man admits killing stranger over handbag mistake in West Lothian

A rather bizarre case, his intentions seemed to be good but ultimately led to the death of a completely innocent man.

No punishment for man who raped girl, 12

Worth noting that an absolute discharge isn't recorded as a conviction in summary cases only. For solemn proceedings it is recorded as a conviction.

Strabane bomb was an attempt to kill police

A device which exploded in Strabane, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland has been described as an attempt to kill police. A device exploded Tuesday at around 2030hrs in close proximity to officers on patrol. "They" have not gone away unfortunately. BBC News NI:

BBC: New London Police and Crime plan to provide extra PC in each ward

New London Police and Crime plan to provide extra PC in each ward 1 hour ago From the section London An extra police constable will be added to every ward in London under plans unveiled by the city's mayor. Each borough will also focus on priorities set for their local area while there will be improved support for victims, Sadiq Khan said. Mr Khan said the plan "restores real neighbourhood policing" and "puts victims... at the heart of what we do". The Conservatives accused the mayor of having "noble intentions" but "a distinct lack of detail". Each of the 629 wards currently has one dedicated PC and one police community support officer (PCSO). Under the plan at least one more officer will be assigned to work in every area by the end of 2017 to "provide greater visibility, contact and reassurance in communities". Other ideas set out by Mr Khan include: Appointing London's first independent Victims' Commissioner to improve support given to victims More specialist firearms officers to protect against potential terror attacks More officers working in London school's to help protect children Improving training for police officers on the handling of cases of sexual and domestic abuse Launching an online hate crime hub to provide a dedicated response to web-based hate crimes The Met will also no longer be given fixed crime reduction targets but focus on how well they tackle set local priorities in each borough. Sophie Linden, deputy mayor for Policing and Crime, said the plan "enables the police... to make the biggest difference we can with the resources we have." But Conservative London Assembly member Steve O'Connell said the change "to borough-specific targets will make it difficult to assess progress across London as a whole". "We will have to wait and see what impact this plan has in real terms on our streets," he said LINK:

BBC: Man arrested over Finsbury Park toddler murder

Man arrested over Finsbury Park toddler murder 19 March 2017 From the section London A man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a one-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a girl of the same age, Scotland Yard says. Bidhya Sagar Das, 33, was arrested on Sunday evening in Hackney, east London. The children were found at a flat in Wilberforce Road near Finsbury Park on Saturday night. The boy died in the early hours of Sunday. The girl remains in a critical condition in hospital. Det Ch Insp Dave Whellams, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is clearly a tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the family of the two young children. "Despite the best efforts of medical professionals a baby boy sadly died in the early hours of this morning. A baby girl currently remains in a critical condition and is receiving specialist medical care. "Whilst we remain in the early stages of the investigation, a man has now been arrested. "I would still like to hear from anyone who may have any information regarding this terrible incident." View the full article

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