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Operation Staysafe protecting children from harm over christmas @cumbriapolice

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Cumbria Police, along with a number of organisations involved in Cumbria’s Children’s Trust, are going to carry out a joint initiative to help educate children and their parents in all areas of West Cumbria between now and New Year’s Day.

During a Staysafe Operation children considered to be vulnerable are taken to a place of safety by the Police. This includes those in possession of alcohol, those who are too young to be out at that time of night and any youths who are involved in antisocial behaviour.

The Places of Safety are usually the local children’s centres or local Inspira offices. Trained staff are in attendance to deal with the young people taken there by the Police. Following the initiative, further support and guidance will be given to the children and their parents by the agencies involved.

The last time this initiative was used in West Cumbria was on Friday 27th September in Whitehaven, Workington and Cockermouth.

On that occasion four youths were found with alcohol in their possession between the ages of fourteen and sixteen. All four were taken to a place of safety, two in Whitehaven and two in Workington. One 14 year old girl was found with a large quantity of alcohol in a bag walking towards the skate park in Whitehaven. Another 15 year old boy was caught on Vulcans Lane in Workington actually walking past the place of safety with a three litre bottle of very high strength Cider.

The organisations involved in Staysafe Operations are Cumbria Police, Children’s Services, Youth Offending Service, NACRO, Action For Children, The Howgill Centre and Barnardos.

The aim is to keep children safe over the Festive period and to ensure that young people realise that their behaviour can put them at risk of harm.

At the designated place of safety young people receive interventions from skilled professionals who have knowledge about the specific dangers the young person face. Parents or guardians of the children are then contacted and asked to attend the place of safety. They are informed of the reasons why this action was taken in an effort to raise awareness of what their child had been doing whilst out of their care.

Sergeant Richard Farnworth, of Cumbria Police, said: “Operation Staysafe protects children and also provides a reassuring police presence on the streets.

“The aim of the initiative is to protect children from harm by identify children who are out on the streets at night, who are at risk of harm and making them and their parents aware of the dangers they are putting themselves in.

“We want to reassure the local community that tackling any antisocial behaviour is a priority and this is one way we can help educate children before any such behaviour occurs and prevent them from becoming at risk of harm.

“I’m pleased we are able to work with other agencies and parents to reduce the risk of harm to young people and give them the information needed to prevent it happening again.

“Over the festive period we will carry out this work at times and in places where
we know young people can place themselves at risk and we have already identified locations across all parts of West Cumbria.

“I also want to send the clear message to parents that not knowing where your child is at night, allowing them to consume alcohol or allowing them to stay out late on their own, is unacceptable. I want to reassure communities that we are working to keep children safe. Parents need to take responsibility for their children ensuring that they have an alcohol free childhood.

“We will also deal with any offences by Licensees who sell alcohol to or for young people.”

If you have any concerns about antisocial behaviour in your area, or information about where young people are obtaining alcohol, please contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.

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Two Brothers killed hit-and-run named as Casper and Corey Platt-May

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Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.
Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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Two year old boy killed in hit and run his brother aged six fighting for his life

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A two-year-old boy has tragically died following a hit and in in Coventry.

The baby boy and his six year old brother were hit by a car on MacDonald Road at around 2pm on Thursday February 22.

Both boys were rushed to hospital sadly the boy aged 5two died at the scene.

His older brother is fighting for his life in a critical condition.

Police found a black Ford Focus was found abandoned a short time after the crash.

A 22-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman have been arrested in connection with the death.

The road remains closed while emergency services are at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the West Midlands Police’s collision investigation unit, said:

“We are still trying to establish how this tragic incident has happened and anyone who hasn’t yet spoken to an officer should call us on 101.

“This is a parent’s worst nightmare and it’s impossible to imagine their grief, but specialist officers will be supporting them as our investigation continues.”

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Hospital turn off life support machine because family couldn’t pay £7k bill

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The family of British man have been left devastated and furious after an Egyptian hospital because staff switched off his life support without their permission.

Despite this the hospital claim Adrian King suffered cardiac arrest however his family have told the local courts it’s because they didn’t have the money to pay a £7k insurance bill.

Adrian aged 39 became ill while he was on holiday with his friend in Hurghada, on Egypt’s east coast.

All of a sudden he fell unconscious and was being treated in hospital, during his time in hospital it was discovered his insurance policy have been voided and they demanded an upfront payment while he laid on his death bed.

The inquest heard how the insurance was void as he had not declared a bacterial infection he had within his stomach two years before his holiday.

Adrian’s dad Charles Bumford told the hearing: “A man at the hospital stood in my son’s room and told me: ‘The insurance is null and void – you pay now or I switch off the machines.’

“I didn’t have the £7,000 ($9,800) he was asking for at that time. As he walked out of the room he started switching things off.”

Charles added that he tried contacting the hospital ’50 times’ but he never received an answer. The friend Adrian was with at the time, Nicola, was similarly confused by the situation occurring in the medical facility.

“They did the second dialysis and then said that the insurance was voided,” she told the inquest.

“They never said he had a cardiac arrest or anything, they said it was stopping, because the funding was stopped.”

Our thoughts are with the family of Adrian at this difficult time.

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