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Greater Manchester Police Officer Jailed

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On Friday 7 February 2014, Robert Carroll (born 07/05/1973), of the Holmfirth area, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court Crown Square to 14 months in prison.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of theft (in relation to the theft of a police baton and CS Gas spray) and misconduct in public office.

Jermaine White (born 07/10/1988) of Gibson Street, Huddersfield pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs. At an earlier hearing, he pleaded guilty to possession of a section 5 (1b) prohibited article (CS gas spray) and possession of a Class B controlled drug.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

On 3 May 2012, a drugs warrant was executed at Carroll’s home address by officers from GMP’s Counter Corruption Unit.

No drugs were found but his mobile telephone was seized.

Carroll returned to work on 16 July 2012, and was placed on restricted duties.

Examination of his mobile phone revealed evidence of his drug use and further examination of his billing showed a high amount of contact to an unregistered telephone number, later attributed to Jermaine White.

In what was a seemingly unconnected investigation at the time, West Yorkshire Police executed a warrant on 2 July 2012, at White’s home in Huddersfield. During the search 17 small cannabis plants were seized along with a CS canister and a police baton.

The CS canister which is a prohibited weapon had been issued to a GMP officer in 2002 and the police baton had been issued to Carroll by GMP in 2009.

On 28 July 2012, Carroll took a police car without consent and drove it to Huddersfield to meet up with White in an attempt to buy heroin. He had not sought authority to leave work or to use a police vehicle.

He returned to work and a short time later he left again this time driving his own car and drove again to Huddersfield to meet up with White.

On 30 August 2012, further drugs warrants were executed by the Counter Corruption Unit at both White and Carroll’s addresses.

Carroll was arrested and subsequently placed police bail and suspended from duty.

19 packages of crack cocaine and five paper packages containing heroin were seized at White’s house along with over £500 in cash.

He was not present but handed himself in a few days later.

Assistant Chief Constable Dawn Copley said: “Whatever personal mitigation Carroll may have, it is not an excuse for such a wanton abuse of his position as a police officer.

“When someone becomes a police officer, they take an oath to protect the public and quite clearly, Carroll failed in that public duty.

“Carroll’s drug addiction significantly clouded his judgement, so much so that he passed a prohibited weapon to a drug dealer in exchange for drugs.

“He also seriously neglected his duties as a police officer leaving the station while on duty and the force area so he could attempt to buy drugs from Jermaine White.

“That is not the sort of behaviour the public, or Greater Manchester Police, expects from a serving officer and as a result, not only has he now been convicted of a number of serious offences, but he has lost his reputation and the respect of his colleagues.

“Greater Manchester Police’s Professional Standards Branch is here to protect the public. The branch has a crucial role to play in ensuring that officers and staff uphold the very highest standards of behaviour and when there is evidence of criminality or misconduct, we will take action.

“We must always remember that we police with the consent of the public, so I want to both warn officers and staff, and reassure our communities, that if we uncover any evidence of any GMP employees engaging in criminal activities or committing misconduct, that we will carry out a thorough investigation and regardless of rank or position, we will pursue these matters through the courts.”

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Woman hit by two lorries and two cars in multiple hit and run

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A woman has tragically died after being hit by two lorries and two cars at a pederidain crossing in London.

The woman was struck by two lorries and two cars as she crossed at a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill, South London.

The woman who has not been named is believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that the driver failed to stop at the scene and a woman was then hit by a second lorry and then hit by two cars, all four drivers failed to stop at the scene of an accident.

Paramedics rushed to the scene on Norwood Road at 6.48pm on Monday and administered emergency treatment to the woman who was sadly pronounced dead at 7.21am.

Acting Detective Sergeant Alastair Middleton of the Metropolitan police released a statement appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and the moments afterwards to contact us. I would also urge the drivers of all four vehicles to come forward and speak with my team.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157.

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Two arrested on suspicion of murder following death of three children

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A 14, 8 & 7-year-old has been killed in a devastating house fire which is being treated as murder.

Cops are treating the deaths as ‘Murder’ by fire and have now arrested a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.

A three-year-old girl is also fighting for her life in hospital and her mother is in a serious condition.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at 4.58am on Jackson Street, Worsley in Greater Manchester.

Sadly Demi Pearson aged 14 was declared dead at the scene following the horrific arson attack which ripped through the house.

Another boy aged eight-year-old and a girl aged seven-year-old have also sadly died in hospital.

Michelle Pearson aged 35 the mother of all four children is also in a serious condition and is fighting for her life.

Greater Manchester Police said a manhunt was underway for a suspect and the force was “keeping an open mind” as to whether the incident was gang-related.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller said: “The death of these three children is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the little girl and her mum who are in hospital fighting for their lives.

“We currently have specially-trained officers with the family to help them through this devastating time.”

He called on the suspect to “give himself up”, adding that “he knows who he is”.

“This is a fast-moving live investigation and we have a major investigation team with scores of dedicated detectives working tirelessly,” he continued.

“I want to describe what this incident is; it’s the murder, using fire, of three children and we have a three-year-old girl fighting for her life who is seriously ill.

“This will devastate this family forever and words cannot describe what they are going through. We need the public’s help to find the answers the family deserve.

“We want to make arrests as soon as possible and we appeal to local people to help us in this.”

Two 16-year-old boys managed to get out of the house before fire crews could arrive. they are believed to be safe and well.

Greater Manchester Police have now referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they had been called to the address due to an “earlier incident at the address” hours before.

Jackson Street has been closed off with large steel barriers and firefighters are still monitoring hot spots within the property,

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this devastating fire.

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Man hunt launched as three children killed House Fire

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A 14, 8 & 7-year-old has been killed in a devastating house fire which is being treated as murder.

Cops are treating the deaths as ‘Murder’ by fire and know who the suspected killer is and urge him to hand himself in before he is named.

A three-year-old girl is also fighting for her life in hospital and her mother is in a serious condition.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at 4.58am on Jackson Street, Worsley in Greater Manchester.

Sadly Demi Pearson aged 14 was declared dead at the scene following the horrific arson attack which ripped through the house.

Another boy aged eight-year-old and a girl aged seven-year-old have also sadly died in hospital.

Michelle Pearson aged 35 the mother of all four children is also in a serious condition and is fighting for her life.

Greater Manchester Police said a manhunt was underway for a suspect and the force was “keeping an open mind” as to whether the incident was gang-related.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller said: “The death of these three children is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the little girl and her mum who are in hospital fighting for their lives.

“We currently have specially-trained officers with the family to help them through this devastating time.”

He called on the suspect to “give himself up”, adding that “he knows who he is”.

“This is a fast-moving live investigation and we have a major investigation team with scores of dedicated detectives working tirelessly,” he continued.

“I want to describe what this incident is; it’s the murder, using fire, of three children and we have a three-year-old girl fighting for her life who is seriously ill.

“This will devastate this family forever and words cannot describe what they are going through. We need the public’s help to find the answers the family deserve.

“We want to make arrests as soon as possible and we appeal to local people to help us in this.”

Two 16-year-old boys managed to get out of the house before fire crews could arrive. they are believed to be safe and well.

Greater Manchester Police have now referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they had been called to the address due to an “earlier incident at the address” hours before.

Jackson Street has been closed off with large steel barriers and firefighters are still monitoring hot spots within the property,

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this devastating fire.

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