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Couple robbed at knife point

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A couple were robbed at knife point as they walked home in Wythenshawe.

It happened at about 1.50pm on Sunday 15 December 2013 when they were walking along Newhey Road, Benchill.

As they reached the junction of Panfield Road they noticed two men walking along Newhey Road in the same direction, but on the opposite footpath.

One of the men shouted over and asked the couple for the time, he pulled his iPhone out and said it was ‘ten to two’.

They continued to walk along Newhey Road and crossed the junction of Hollyhedge Road when they noticed the two men were following them quite closely.

They turned to question this when they saw one of the men holding a kitchen knife, he held the knife to the chest of both of the victims and demanded their money and phones.

They handed these over and the two thieves walked off in the direction of Hollyhedge Road.

The first offender is described as a white man, about 5ft 8in tall, stocky build, in his late teens early 20s with heavy stubble. He was wearing a blue Adidas hooded top with the hood up and spoke with a Manchester accent.

The second is described as white, about 5ft 9in tall, slim build, early 20s, slight stubble possibly ginger. He wore an all grey tracksuit which was possibly converse and also spoken with a Manchester accent.

Detective Constable Rory Leicester said: “We are appealing to a man who was cycling by at the time of the robbery who may have witnessed the attack.

“It is not believed that he is connected but may have information valuable to the investigation.

“He is described as a white man, early 20s with light brown hair and a grey hooded top with green writing and he was riding a silver mountain bike. If you recognise yourself from this deception please contact the police as your information could be vital.

“This was a cowardly attack targeting two young people who were trying to help them out, they were in fear of their own lives when they were faced with a kitchen knife across their chests.

“There is a real threat of knife attacks on our street and we would like any assistance in preventing these offenders from causing anyone serious harm.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4882 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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