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Hillsborough Disaster South Yorkshire Police Update

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The Home Secretary today provided the House of Commons with an update on the investigations into the Hillsborough disaster. During this update some questions were asked which South Yorkshire Police would like to respond to.

A force spokesperson said; “As soon as the IPCC approached South Yorkshire Police requesting police pocket notebooks which may relate to the Hillsborough Disaster, we advised the IPCC that the most thorough of police search techniques led by specially trained officers was required to ensure every last item was recovered and made available to the investigations.

“South Yorkshire Police conducted the search under the supervision of the IPCC. The criteria for this search was set by the IPCC and was for any pocket notebook which predated 1992.

“South Yorkshire Police also conducted a thorough search of the entire police estate.

“The searches led to the recovery of approximately 2500 books dated between 1972 and 2007. Some officers provided numerous books spanning a number of years. The majority of these pocket notebooks will have little or no relevance to the Hillsborough Disaster, however it’s essential the investigators from the IPCC are able to make that decision rather than South Yorkshire Police.

“At all times we made it clear that the Hillsborough Independent Panel could have access to any documents they requested. We adhered to this offer throughout.

“It’s also today been said that South Yorkshire Police was running slurs about alcohol and the cause of the disaster. South Yorkshire Police is not suggesting or implying that there is a link between the blood alcohol levels of the deceased and the cause of the disaster. At the recent pre inquest review, the legal team representing the former match commanders confirmed they would raise the issue of alcohol consumption, this point was also echoed by the legal team representing former members of the Police Federation. The legal team for South Yorkshire Police made no such representations whatsoever and it is misleading for anyone to imply it is the position of the force. The record of the pre Inquest hearing confirms this.

“We wish to reiterate in the strongest terms the direction of Lord Justice Goldring (made as recently as this morning) which makes it clear that all commentators should ensure the accuracy of their remarks to avoid any prejudice at the forthcoming Inquest.”

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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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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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