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Police Officers receive @ClevelandPolice Commedations

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Officers and staff at Cleveland Police have received awards in a commendation ceremony held at
the Force’s Headquarters on Thursday 28th November.

32 officers and civilian staff were commended by Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer and High Sheriff of
Durham, Peter Bell, for a range of achievements including outstanding courage, professionalism,
bravery and dedication to their work. Eight members of staff were also awarded certificates for
twenty years of service at the Force.

A Chief Constable’s Commendation was awarded to two officers whose actions undoubtedly saved
the life of an elderly man who was found lifeless in his home after it was reported that he hadn’t been
seen for an unusual amount of time. PC John Blench and PC Steven Bolsover administered CPR
and assisted paramedics before the man was transported to James Cook University Hospital where
he remained in a coma. He has since made a full recovery.

An Assistant Chief Constable’s Commendation was awarded to an officer who displayed great
bravery in a dangerous chase involving a JCB. The officer responded to a report of a JCB which
smashed through a fence and was travelling in the direction of the A174. The driver of the vehicle
refused to stop and turned into a farmer’s field, travelling at slow speed due to thick, heavy mud. The
officer then left his police vehicle, gave chase and ran alongside the JCB. He opened the cab door
and took hold of the driver and pulled him from the vehicle, despite the potential for serious injury to
himself, therefore preventing injury to members of the public and also the recovery of a high value
JCB.

One man was presented with a Brave Citizens Award following an incident in which the man, along
with another man, protected two young girls from a vicious Bullmastiff that had already attacked a
young boy. The incident which took place on 3rd November 2012, saw the men use a bicycle to fend
off the dog, after it had already dragged an 11-year-old from his pedal bike. The girls needed
hospital treatment for their injuries, but without the brave intervention of the men their injuries would
have been far worse.
Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer said: “We hold these ceremonies so that we can recognise the brave

officers, staff and public within Cleveland. It is important to us to say thank you to our officers and
staff who have displayed the utmost dedication to their profession, as well as their families.

“It is particularly poignant to show our appreciation to those members of the public who have shown
great bravery, selflessness and disregard for their own safety, especially as they have often had no
training or prior experience of being in a potentially dangerous situation.

“The evening was thoroughly enjoyable and I hope that all who received awards are very proud of
themselves.”

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Women takes wrong turn at level crossing sparking police response

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A woman has brought Metro trains to a standstill after a woman took a wrong turn at a level crossing and drove on the tracks.

How on earth she managed to do that we will never know, despite the bumpy journey and being on a train track she continued her journey, Maybe she was taking a shortcut?.

Police raced to the scene and Trains were suspended causing delays between Newcastle Airport and Regent Centre after the car was spotted on the line at Kingston Park.

Nexus Rail worker Danny Usher has told Police Hour that an 89-year-old woman got confused and took a wrong turn and made a mistake,

“The lady was 89 years old the poor women got confused and made a mistake luckily nobody was hurt and the police have taken her licence off her for her own safety”

Police have said the driver had gotten lost and took a wrong turn onto the railway and was heading towards Bank Foot station before she stopped at the platform.

Police responded to the incident at 8.30pm and helped get the woman out of the car to safety.

The track has also been checked for any damage before trains resumed at 9.15pm.

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Sunderland Doctor secretly took pictures of woman at stages of undress while seeing the DR

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A trusted doctor in Sunderland has been sentenced to 14 months in jail after secretly taking of pictures and videos of his patients.

Last month (July), Dr Thair Altaii, 55, was found guilty of three counts of voyeurism between 2008 and 2014.

The GP, of White Rocks Grove, Whitburn, was found to have more than 19,000 images of women on his laptop, some clothed and others in various stages of undress, after one of his patients raised concerns to police. A number of videos were also found on Altaii’s laptop and other equipment.

After being found guilty of all charges by a jury, Altaii was today (Tuesday, August 14)  back at Newcastle Crown Court as the judge sentenced him to 14 months’ imprisonment.

Detective Constable Lee Boys, of Northumbria Police, said: “Thair Altaii clearly abused his position of trust and caused inevitable distress to his victims, who were totally unaware of what he was doing.

“He must now deal with the consequences of his actions, having destroyed his own professional career and reputation.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank his victims for the courage, determination and dignity they have shown throughout this investigation, and for their assistance at every step of the process.

“It is their bravery and willingness to inform police of Altaii’s suspicious behaviour that has resulted in his conviction, ensuring no more of his patients can become unwilling and unknowing victims.”

Altaii was arrested in August 2014 after a patient noticed two propped up mobile phones – one on his desk and another on a shelf overlooking the examination table – during an appointment and subsequently alerted police.

His laptop, along with other equipment, was subsequently seized by officers.

The doctor, who was suspended from his role after the allegations came to light, claimed the images were captured for his own assessment and training purposes.

He initially denied recording any of his patients without consent when first spoken to by police.

But during a later interview, he accepted recording nine medical consultations without permission of the patients or making them aware.

When shown some of the images recovered from his laptop, Altaii said they may have been produced automatically after filming appointments “for training reasons”.

The doctor pleaded not guilty to all charges at court and denied any of the images or videos were taken for sexual gratification.

Any patients who have concerns are asked to call 0800 464 0386 or 0330 041 2186.

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Terror suspect not cooperating with police Assistant Commissioner says

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Met Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu is providing an update outside New Scotland Yard.

He says the suspect, who is yet to be formally identified, is “not currently cooperating” with officers.

He adds police cordons are “likely to be in place for some time” as the investigation continues.

Basu says there “wasn’t a police car in pursuit of the vehicle” prior to it crashing into a security barrier outside Parliament.

He adds: “I believe it was an ambulance on a completely unrelated call.”

Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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