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The Plebgate scandal is still causing fractions within the British government and British policing. The incident which is overly concerned with an altercation between Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell whom at the time was a Government Chief Whip and the Police.

The incident which occurred on the 19th September 2012 is still raging on over one year later.

The story become big headline news due to the actions of the initial conduct of Mitchell, he resigned from his post about the time CCTV and other evidence was made public.

However in the defence of the police eyewitnesses have backed up the evidence of police officer that Mitchell had indeed sworn at the Police Officers at their Downing Street post and called them “plebs” which infact means someone of a low social class. It’s believed he called the officers Plebs after they refused to open the main gates of Downing Street so he could leave on his bicycle.

Although Mitchell had apologised to the police officers in question he denied using the word pleb brining the integrity of the police and the evidence of the police in to question.

However in December 2012 CCTV evidence which emerged and was released to the media cast a shadow of doubt of the polices version of events mainly identifying there was no eye witnesses. Later the eye witness account of the member of public actually turned out to be a serving police officer who was not at the scene of the incident at all who admitted sending the email showing false support for the incidents.

Promoting the metropolitan police to launch an investigation called Operation Alice. The operation revealed on 24 March 2014 that ten police officers and one civilian are suspected in the involvement of the incident.

A separate investigation into three Police Federation Officers Ken Mackaill, Chris Jones & Stuart Hinton are to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

By April 2013 Operation Alice was investigating if the officers had framed a serving member of the cabinet.

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis

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Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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Dangerous prisoner fails to return after attending family funeral

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

34-year-old Aaron Johnson was reported missing to police at 11.15pm  last night, Friday 17 August,.

Johnson had been granted a special purpose temporary licence to attend a funeral yesterday but failed to return to the prison as arranged. He was last seen in West London.

Johnson is serving a 9 year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault.

He is described as black, 6 feet tall, of medium build, and had a beard. He was wearing a black jacket,  blue jeans, white t-shirt and trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Aaron Johnson or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 480 of 17 August.

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Scott Findlay subjected young mother to harrowing sex attack & punched her while she cradled 6-week-old baby

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A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a “prolonged and harrowing” attack in front of her two young children.

Today, at York Crown Court, Judge Simon Hickey sent the 27-year-old, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, to prison for 15 years for offences including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

The court heard that the victim pleaded with Findlay, who was armed with a kitchen knife, for her children to be prevented from seeing the attack.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Katrina Meisuria, of Durham Constabulary’s Safeguarding Unit, praised the victim for her courage in giving evidence.

She said: “Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a prolonged, harrowing and violent attack in front of her two young children.

“It took great bravery by the victim to provide evidence at court reliving those events again.

“There is no doubt these crimes have had a life-changing effect on the victim and her children, but the conviction will provide the family with the opportunity to move forward”.

In a statement released through the police, the victim said: “This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family.

“The incidents occurred only six weeks after the birth of my daughter who was in my arms as Scott Finlay repeatedly punched me about the head and my seven-year-old looked on in terror begging for him to stop hurting his mammy.

“No child should ever have to witness such an attack”.

She added: “My family and I are pleased with the outcome and relieved it is finally over and we can move forward to rebuilding our life”.

After a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court in May, a jury found Findlay guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

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