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Police have issued CCTV of a potential witness they wish to speak to after a man’s body was recovered from a canal in Manchester.

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Shortly before 3.40pm on Sunday 6 October 2013, police were called to the canal at the junction of Princess Street and Canal Street in Manchester city centre following a report there was a body in the water.

The body of Sean Michael Markey, 39, from Newton Heath, was recovered later that day.

A post mortem examination into his cause of death was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out.

A police investigation is ongoing to trace Sean’s last movements and ascertain the circumstances surrounding his death.

As part of these enquiries, officers have established that Sean was last seen walking down Princess Street with a man at around 4.15am on Wednesday 2 October 2013, before the pair were seen walking onto the canal banking area near to the New Union bar.

Further CCTV enquiries have subsequently shown another man walking from the canal banking area shortly after 4.40am on 2 October and police are keen to speak to this man to find out if he saw anything.

Senior Investigating Officer Andy Tattersall said: “Sean’s family have understandably been devastated since his death and we have been carrying out a full and thorough investigation to find out exactly what happened that morning, so we can provide his family with the answers they so desperately want.

“We are today releasing new CCTV footage of a man we would like to come forward and speak to us, as he was in the area of the canal not long after Sean and the other man were last seen, and may have seen or heard something that could be of great importance to our enquiry.

“We have also issued some CCTV that we believe is this same man walking near to the bars shortly before he went into the canal area. If you recognise yourself from this footage, then please get in touch and help us piece together Sean’s final movements.”

A 27-year-old man who was arrested by police in connection with this investigation remains on police bail until 10 March 2014.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 2448 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Jon Venables Reportedly Attacked With Boiling Water By Fellow Inmate

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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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Two year old boy and woman aged 31 killed in Warwickshire Motorway crash

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A Two-year-old boy and a woman aged 31 have sadly died in a crash between a car and a lorry as they left a motorway in Warwickshire.

Tragically both victims were travelling in a blue Nissan Qashqai when the incident happened at 10.30pm on Saturday night.

A six-year-old girl and a man aged 35 were also within the car both were injured and taken to hospital, their condition is no believed to be serious and they are stable.

The car was exiting the M6 at Junction 1 heading onto the A426 near Churchover.

Police have now launched an appeal to trace anyone who witnessed the crash.

Inspector Andrew Bennett said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased at this time. Despite the attempts of other drivers and paramedics, the woman and boy were declared dead at the scene.

“We will have officers at the scene today (Sunday) as we continue to investigate how this collision happened.

“There is likely to be some disruption in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank local people for their support and patience.

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Steve White claimed £12K of Police Fed members money on posh travel, fancy meals and luxury hotels

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Steve White the former chair of the Police Federation in England and Wales (PFEW) who once claimed that he stopped the fed drinking away fed membership and funds has claimed over £12,000 in expenses on his corporate credit card in his final three months.

In total White claimed £12,573 of Police Federation membership fee’s almost ten times the amount claimed by his vice chair Calum Macleod, general secretary Andy Fittes and deputy general secretary Andy Ward.

White spent the money during his last three months as PFEW Chair, during his appointment he promised that he would cut fed spending and would make the finances more transparent ensuring national officers were more accountable for spending.

White claimed £2,020 for hospitality, £3,915 for travel and £5,945 for accommodation between October 1st and December 31st.

All the payments were made using a PFEW issued credit card and auditors have now asked for some of those costs back which have been incurred under its expenses and hospitality policy.

White has now taken up a role with the College of Policing and becomes the organisation’s first ever license to practice manager.

A PFEW spokesperson said: “Federation officers and staff are entitled to claim reasonable expenses, provided they are receipted and represent Federation work.

“Every expense claimed is required to have an explanation as to what the spend is for, and any spend must be in line with the policy.

“Any claimed expense that is considered to be outside the policy becomes a personal expense and the Federation is reimbursed by the individual.”

The payments are understood to have been made using a credit card issued to him by the PFEW.

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