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Police Officers receive @ClevelandPolice Commedations



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

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



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



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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Woman arrested after leaving move your vehicle note on ambulance attending 999 call



Police have taken a zero tolerance approach to a woman who left a note on an ambulance.

The note left paramedics disgusted police have now confirmed they have arrested a woman after the abusive note was left on an ambulance demanding it parked somewhere else while it was attending a 999 emergency call.

The note stated ‘I couldn’t give a s**t if the whole street collapsed”

The crew were also verbally abused while attending the emergency call while attempting to deal with an ongoing medical incident on Sunday afternoon.

Now a 26-year-old Tunstall woman has been arrested for public order offences.

Chief Inspector John Owen, commander of Staffordshire Police’s Stoke-on-Trent North policing team, tweeted about the incident.

He added: “We will not tolerate abuse or intimidation of our emergency services. This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will take appropriate action against offenders.

“The arrest relates to matters of verbal abuse that could constitute offences under the Public Order Act. This is not solely about the note.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman confirmed the force took action after seeing details reported on Twitter.

The woman remains in police custody and enquiries are on-going.



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Jon Venables Reportedly Attacked With Boiling Water By Fellow Inmate



Jon Venables attacked with boiling water by a fellow inmate. 

Jon Venables, one of the schoolboys who murdered James Bulger in 1993 has been attacked in prison after an image was released on social media.

Venables who is now aged 35 was attacked with boiling water and sugar after a fellow inmate managed to work out his identity.

Venables have been living under a fake name since 2001 and was sent back to jail having broken the conditions of his release and being found guilty of child pornography.

Venables was banned from travelling back to Liverpool but he had been attending music events and going to Everton Football matches.

He was later found to be in possession of cocaine and was also having a relationship with an underage girl.

Prison Officers were forced to place Venables on lockdown after his identity was revealed and he was attacked with boiling water and sugar.

it is alleged that Venables complained that guards did nothing at first to stop the attack from happening and offered him little help once he had been assaulted.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed to Police Hour that “incidents of this nature happen within prisons and we cannot discuss the nature of individual cases”

Now that the true identity of Venables is known within side the prison after images have been circulated among inmates it will be inevitable that another attack will happen.

Venables is currently serving a three-year sentence for child pornography offences and possession of 1,170 images of children which included babies.

It is believed inmates have been circulating images of Venables from prison to prison in the hope that one prisoner can identity him.

Facebook and Twitter this month removed images from their social media websites of various men who people claimed was Venables.

It is a criminal offence to name or identity Venables on social media due to an anonymity order granted in 2001 that prevents him from ever being named or identified.

Due to the nature of his repeat offending there is mounting pressure to scrap that order in order to prevent further children being targeted.

However due to the nature of Venables sick attack these orders are likely never to be removed.



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