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Four sentenced for plans to sneak drugs and phones into prison

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THREE men and a woman have been sentenced at Preston Crown Court today (Friday 24 January 2014) for their role in conspiring to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into Garth Prison.

Bernard Jolly, 42, of Princess Street, Swinton, Manchester; Kevin McLoughlin, 55, of Croft Close, Kirkby Stephen; and Dean Cleworth, 33, of no fixed address, received custodial sentences of 51 weeks, 49 weeks and 49 weeks respectively. Cleworth’s sentence is to run consecutive to a current prison sentence that he is serving.

They had all earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs, class C drugs and prohibited items into HMP Garth.

Faye Burke, 25, of Churchill Street, Stockport, had earlier pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply prohibited items into HMP Garth and received a 29 week prison sentence suspended for two years.

The sentencing comes after two separate attempts to give packages to prisoner Dean Cleworth at the A&E Department at Chorley Hospital in September 2012.

On the first occasion, Jolly and McLoughlin left a package in a toilet for Cleworth – who had been taken to hospital after he claimed to be ill – to pick up. Cleworth was however taken to a different toilet and the package was recovered by Jolly and McLoughlin before they left.

On the second occasion, as Cleworth arrived at the hospital, McLoughlin was brought in by an ambulance claiming to have chest pains. Burke attended shortly after and told staff her father had been brought in with chest pains. Once on the ward, Burke put a package in a toilet. Cleworth was taken to the toilet and recovered 150 grams of cannabis resin (class B) and 25 subutex tablets (class C) and two mobile phones, which had been left by Burke. McLoughlin checked the toilet after Cleworth had left and then walked out of the hospital.

Staff at the hospital raised the alarm when McLoughlin could not be found. Cleworth was searched on his return to prison and found to have the drugs and mobile phones on him.

DC Martin Hulme from Chorley CID said: “Drugs and mobile phones have a much greater value inside a prison then they do on the streets. We estimate that the drugs and phones that were recovered on Cleworth would have had a value of around £9,000 inside the prison.

“This has been a complex investigation that shows that, despite the best efforts of organised criminals to cover their tracks, the police will remain committed to tackling the supply and use of illegal drugs across Lancashire.

“These offenders have used the services of the NHS and the North West Ambulance Service with no regard whatsoever for the needs of genuine patients. This disgraceful misuse of public services demonstrates the selfish and greedy attitude of the offenders.

“We work closely with colleagues from other forces as well as the prison service to combat drug supply and we will take action against anyone we suspect to be involved. I would urge anyone who has any information about drugs to tell us so that we can continue to take action.”

Governor of HMP Garth Steve Lawrence added: “Drugs and mobile phones are dangerous and illegal items within a prison environment. As criminals try to find new ways to supply such articles into the prison system, we will continue to work with our criminal justice partners to catch them at it.”

Jim Lloyd, Security Adviser at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are thankful that our staff were so vigilant. This was an isolated incident and our staff do routinely check the public toilets in our hospitals. We have worked closely with both Lancashire Constabulary and the prison service to ensure that security is heightened when prisoners are brought into our hospitals.”

Information about drugs can be reported to the police on 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Woman arrested for driving stolen mobility scooter in reckless manner

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Police in Hartlepool came across an unusual incident while on a routine patrol of the town centre.

The Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police team managed to stop a stolen mobility scooter , now we aren’t too sure if a pursuit given but if there was we are sure the footage would be unreal.

And we are fairly sure those cops responding to the incident won’t hear the end of this one back in the parade room for the next couple of years.

Anyways getting back to the story because this is, after all, a very serious incident, officers have described it as ‘one of the strangest jobs they’ve dealt with’.

Not only had the woman stole the mobility scooter when could not drive it as was spotted driving it in a reckless manner while under the influence of alcohol.

Cops manages to get their hands in her and lock her up but now they have the job of finding out whos scooter it is

The cops admitted this was Perhaps one of the strangest jobs officers have dealt with in recent times.

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Boy aged five dies after crossing the road in Bournemouth

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Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bournemouth in which a young boy has sadly died after he crossed the road.

Police Hour is unable to speculate on whether or not the child was out walking the streets alone, Police have not confirmed these details.

What we can confirm

At 3.54pm today, Wednesday 13 December 2017, Dorset Police was called to reports of a very serious collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a five-year-old boy as he crossed Naseby Road.

The boy, from Bournemouth, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Poole Hospital. Very sadly he died a short time later. His parents have been informed and the coroner notified.

The driver of the car, a local woman aged in her 20s, was shaken but uninjured.

The road is closed while emergency services deal with the incident and collision investigators examine the scene.

Police appeal for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “It is with great sadness for me to say that this young boy died from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would ask anybody who was in the area at the time to consider any dashcam or CCTV footage they may have which could assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 13:269. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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87-year-old Arthur was beaten and robbed in his own home sadly dies

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Arthur who was aged 87 was badly beaten and robbed in his own home has sadly lost his life in hospital following the horrific ordeal he experienced.

Arthur ‘Bob” Gumbley was attacked in his own home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield on November 21st.

He was found laid in a pool of blood on the floor, he was black and blue having been punched and kicked in the face.

He was rushed to the Good Hope Hospital where he was receiving treatment to his chest, neck, arms and face.

Arthur before the attack was in really good health, sadly his condition deteriorated last week and he sadly passed away on Monday 11 December.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dan Ison, said: “This was an horrific and despicable attack on a defenceless elderly man in his own home, which has now resulted in his untimely death and a murder investigation.

“I am appealing for the support of the public to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice. Therefore, I make a plea to any person who may have any information, or who may be a witness to this terrible incident, to please make contact with us.

“Crimes of this nature cannot go unpunished, and I want to reassure Arthur’s family that every effort is now being made to bring those responsible to justice. They are being supported by specially trained officers, and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time to allow them to grieve.

“The robbery is believed to have taken place between 7 pm and 9 pm when thieves ransacked the house and stole items of jewellery and cash, as well as a purse that belonged to Arthur’s late wife.”

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