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Man sentenced for murder and wounding

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A MAN has today (Tuesday, January 7th) been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his former partner’s boyfriend and of wounding her.

Gareth Mason, 26, admitted one count of murdering Adam Stirrup and one of the wounding of Katrina Rudrum when he appeared at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Monday, January 6th). He was originally charged with murder and attempted murder but he admitted the murder and the alternative charge of wounding on what was due to be the first day of his trial.

Police were called at 12.45am on Sunday, August 4th by the ambulance service to reports of a stabbing at Stud Farm Holiday Park in Heysham.

Officers discovered Miss Rudrum suffering from serious stab wounds to the neck, abdomen and back. Her 28 year old partner Adam Stirrup was found nearby also suffering from stab wounds.

Both were taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where sadly Mr Stirrup died of his injuries. Miss Rudrum was later transferred to the Royal Blackburn Hospital and has since recovered from her physical injuries.

Mason, who is originally from Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire was arrested by officers in Stoke on Trent a short time after the stabbing and charged.

Detective Supt Paul Withers, of Lancashire Constabulary’s Force Major Investigation Team, led the inquiry. He said: “I am satisfied with the sentence passed today as it reflects the appalling gravity of Mason’s actions. This was a truly horrendous incident which cost a young man his life and which left his partner very seriously injured. While she has now recovered physically, she may never fully recover emotionally or psychologically.

“Mason, motivated solely by the jealousy he felt that his former partner had started a new relationship, has left two families devastated by his actions.

“Gareth Mason is a very violent and dangerous individual who now faces a lengthy custodial sentence to reflect on what he has done. At least his guilty pleas have spared the families the ordeal of having to re-live these tragic events through a trial

“Our thoughts remain with the family of Adam and we will continue to support them and Katrina as long as is necessary

The family of Adam have said “Adam was a much-loved and loving son, father and brother who has been taken from us in the prime of his life. Nothing can ever bring him back.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the police and legal team for their continued support. We do not think we would have got through this without it.”

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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 was 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 she could not even drive it. Police Say she was spotted driving the Scooter in a reckless manner while under the influence of alcohol.

Cops managed to get their hands on 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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