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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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Armed police have ‘shot taxi’ passenger suspected of having handgun

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Armed Police have shot taxi passenger suspected of having handgun, the armed officers shot the man after he refused to get out of the taxi at gunpoint.

Armed officers repeatedly shouted at the man to get out of the taxi, after it was reported he had a handgun.

The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to his arm his condition is non-life threatening after the incident in Bishop Auckland at 10.46am on Friday

Durham Police have confirmed a man in his 20s has been shot by officers who responded to reports of the suspect being seen with a handgun.

A full investigation has now been launched and police forensics have attended the scene of the shooting.

An eyewitness has told @PoliceHour that six armed police cars surrounded a white taxi jumped out and started shouting at a man in the car to get out the man became aggressive and refused he was abusive to police officers and refused to comply

“The taxi driver of the car managed to flee to safety with his armed held in the air before one shot was fired shattering the window, the man was then dragged out by police, despite being in agony he continued to resist police arrest shouting and swearing the armed officers”

“When the ambulance arrived, he became aggressive with ambulances crews and attempted to leave he had to be strapped down”.

Chief inspector Stephen Ball, of Durham Constabulary, said: “Obviously, this is a serious incident and the public would rightly expect a thorough investigation.

“We are fully co-operating with the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident and we would like to reassure residents that there is no wider threat to the public.

“We would like to thank residents for their support and patience while the investigation continues”.

Durham Police has informed the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which has begun an investigation.

Investigators are due at the scene to carry out “post-incident procedures”.

Durham Police have released a statement “A MAN who was injured during this morning’s incident in Bishop Auckland has now been released from hospital.

“A 23-year-old local man has been arrested and is being held at Darlington Police Station for questioning.”

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Boy 15 Murdered in launched in Sheffield

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A murder investigation has been launched this evening after a 15-year-old boy died in hospital following an incident in the Lowedges area of Sheffield.

Police received reports at around 7.50pm tonight, that a 15-year-old boy had been stabbed on Lowedges Road.

He was taken to hospital where he died an hour later.

Eyewitnesses have told Police Hour they heard a “15-year-old lad had been stabbed, we heard lots of sirens for over an hour.

“Lots of police and ambulance workers ascended into the area and a huge cordon was put in place’

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Policing welcomes Home Secretary Sajid Javid positivity and support offering olive branch in Police Federation address

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The policing world has welcomed the warming and supportive words of new Home Secretary Sajid Javid. We believe he is the first Home Secretary who knows policing.

And thats because it’s in his families blood, he has a lot of great things to say about policing.

An understanding of policing on another level. He knows demand is up, funds are low and the job is tough.

Offering cops the tools they need to get the job done without worrying about stopping and searching suspects.

He has backed an increased use of stop and search to tackle the spate of violence on Britain’s streets.

Sajid Javid speech was received with warmth as he promised to prioritise police spending as he offered an olive branch to rank-and-file officers.

Mr Javid was welcomed to the Police Fed conference and received support from the front line cops following Amber Rudds poor reception last year over budget cuts and staffing reductions.

This was a testing first speech the Home Secretary who wanted to try and draw a line under the era of running battles between the Government and the police.

Following mounting pressures faced by officers faced with policing cuts.

As of September there were 121,929 officers across the 43 territorial forces in England and Wales – a fall of nearly 20,000 compared with a decade earlier.

Referring to stop and search, he told the Police Federation of England and Wales’ (PFEW) annual conference in Birmingham: “Some of you don’t feel comfortable using it – and that’s not how it should be.

“I have confidence in your professional judgment. So let me be clear – I support the use of stop and search.

“You have to do your job and that means protecting everyone.”

He said evidence shows that black people are more likely to be a homicide victim than any other ethnic group.

“If stop and search can mean saving lives from the communities most affected, then of course that has to be right,” Mr Javid said.

Following a spate of violence across London and the UK there has been a sharp reduction in stop and search activity , with use of the powers at the lowest level.

Cops faced heavy criticism after they were accused of unfairly focusing on black and minority ethnic individuals.

Theresa May introduced measures in 2014 to ensure stop and search could not be used in this way.

Mr Javid acknowledged that police officers have an increased demand saying “I’m not arrogant enough to turn up here after three weeks in the job and tell you how to do yours,”

Mr Javid added that the government have had to make difficult decisions since 2010 and that he does not have a magic wand to fund everything needed but he said he was “listening and i do get it”.

“We need to think more about the long-term funding of policing.

“I will priorities police funding in the Spending Review next year.”

He said that, including funds raised through council tax, more than £1 billion extra cash is being invested in policing now than three years ago.

Addressing the fact that he had not spent much time in the role, he said that while the position of Home Secretary was his fifth in Government, he had seen the issues involved in policing and worked with the service during his other roles.

He continued that it was “not all about funding” and the Government needed to do more to “protect the protectors”, such as tougher penalties for those who attack emergency services workers, changing the laws on police pursuits, and updating their kit.

Mr Javid pledged to provide “tools, the powers and the back-up that you need to get the job done…

“For those of you who stand on the front line, be in no doubt that I will be standing with you.”

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