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A man has been jailed after inciting a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him.

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Joseph Flanagan born 24/10/91 of Ashton under Lyne (but no fixed address) pleaded guilty to two counts of inciting a child to engage in penetrative sexual activity at an earlier hearing.

Today, Monday 13 January 2014 he was sentenced to two years at Minshull Street Crown Court.

He will be subject to a sexual offences prevention order for 10 years and will have to sign the sex offenders register also for 10 years.

On Wednesday 31 July 2013, Flanagan contacted the teenager on Facebook having previously met her at Ashton Markets.

For a number of days, Flanagan sent the girl messages, initially of a friendly manner. He then started to send graphic messages and images of himself before he asked her to meet him in the town centre.

The victim then broke contact with him before she confided in a family member as to what happened.

Police were called and the following investigation recovered the messages from Facebook. Flanagan was then arrested.

Detective Sergeant Dan Appleby from the Project Phoenix team, aimed at tackling child sexual exploitation in Tameside, said: “Flanagan groomed his victim and gave the impression he genuinely wanted to be friends. Little did she know that he would then begin to send graphic and sexual messages to her.

“Following the messages, she repeatedly told him that that what he was doing was against the law due to her age but he told her it could be their secret and no one would need to know. Flanagan doggedly pursued his sexual goal until the victim broke contact and told a family member.

“Thanks to the bravery of the victim and alertness of family members this offender was stopped in his tracks. Although the young person felt unable to provide evidence herself, the positive actions shown by her family members and the dedication of the officers involved enabled the police and the CPS to bring Flanagan to justice for what he has done.

“This serves as a message to those who are currently involved in this type of despicable crime that officers from the Phoenix Team in Tameside will find you.

“Victims of these crimes can be reassured that we will take all reports seriously and we will thoroughly investigate all cases with a view to putting offenders before the courts.”

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Man who Brutally kicked woman down stairs is beaten up in jail

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A manhunt was launched last year after a woman was brutally kicked down the stairs of a metro station, justice caught up with him and he was jailed. Now he has been subjected to a violent attack in jail.

Svetoslav Stoykov aged 28 carried out a random and vicious attack on a woman in October 2016, at the Hermannstrasse metro station.

His motive for the attack still remains unclear, Stoykov was sentenced to two years and 11 months in jail for the attack on the woman.

But now one year later while at Berlin’s Heidering Prison he has himself become the victim of a violent attack.

Last Friday, some other inmates at the prison hid their faces with T-shirts and rushed into Stoykov’s cell to attack him after a prison guard opened his cell door at at 4.05pm.

Stoykov had apparently been relaxing on a couch at the time, and was beaten by a group of prisoners who quickly dispersed.

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The shocking footage was released and a manhunt was launched after Stoykov was seen holding a bottle and smoking as he sneaks down four steps behind his victim and then kicks her forcing her to fall several feet to the bottom of the staircase.

The woman smacked her face against the surface of the train station floor Stoykow walks back up the steps and strolls away leaving his victim lifeless and laid on the ground.

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10K raised to support police officers seriously injured in Brent

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Within just 9 hours, £10K has been raised to support two Met Police Officers who are in a critical condition after being struck by a car as they returned to their vehicle.

The police constables are based at Brent Borough in North West London were returning to their marked police car on the A406 North Circular Road near Brent Park, Neasden, at around 3.40am on Sunday, when the collision occurred.

A crowdfunding page set up by a close friend of Chris and Sam has now been set up and has raised £10K within less than 9 hours of the appeal launching with the aim of the page to provide support for both officers.

Police have arrested three people including the driver of the car and he is now under investigation, due to this very little details can be released.

Sadly the officers one male and one female are in a critical condition in hospital with loved ones by their beds.

The male officer suffered serious injuries, while female officer sustained a number of fractures. Her condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

Daryl Asprey set up the Go Fund Me page and wrote “This page has been set up to raise funds for two police colleagues Chris and Sam who have suffered very serious injuries when they were struck by a vehicle whilst on duty in Brent on Sunday 17th December 2017.

“There is an ongoing police investigation and only limited information can be provided on this page

“This is the season of good will and giving, so please dig deep and give as much or as little as you can afford. Every little donation, will I’m sure, be greatly received by our friends who will need considerable support for some time into the future.”

Please consider adding your donation to the crowdfunding page.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that may assist police should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton on 020 8991 9555 or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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Two police officers in critical condition after being hit by a car

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Two Met Police Officers are in a critical condition after being struck by a car as they returned to their vehicle.

The police constables are based at Brent Borough in North West London were returning to their marked police car on the A406 North Circular Road near Brent Park, Neasden, at around 3.40am on Sunday, when the collision occurred.

The Police Officers have been named only as Chris and Sam have now had over £10K raised to support them on GoFundMe.

Police have arrested three people including the driver.

Sadly the officers one male and one female are in a critical condition in hospital with loved ones by their beds.

The male officer suffered serious injuries, while female officer sustained a number of fractures. Her condition is described as serious but stable.

Officers have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

Police placed a cordon at the scene which has now been lifted.

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