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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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BREAKING British and French scrambled to North Sea

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British and French jets have scrambled to the North Sea amid reports that Russian planes have entered the UK airspace.

The RAF Typhoon fighter jet is supporting Airbus Voyager plane deployed from Newcastle after 3pm today.

The French have also supported in the deployment supporting with a fighter jet.

In total four jets were seen over the North Sea on mapping.

The RAF has declined to comment on the situation describing it as an ongoing military operation.

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Fancy being locked in a haunted police cell?

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Forget Halloween Fancy a spooky night of fun, locked in a haunted cell for 24 hours to raise money for charity. Then we have an event that is right up your street.

Following on from the success of the PC Edward Walker Tour, Jules Berry a DDO with the Met Police is back with her spooky haunted cell idea to raise money for COPS UK and WMP History Museum, That is exactly what you can do this Feb.

Met Police Detention Officer Jules Berry is arranging the whole event in partnership with the WMP History Museum and is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The event will take place on the 8th and 9th of February 2019, but be quick as places are limited.

Unfortunately, Police Hour will no longer be live streaming this event to our 2.5 Million Followers, But we hope our readers can still attend and support this event.

Need we say any more, Simply watch this video then sign up

Hats off to Kerry Blakeman for his fantastic advertorial.

The event is being held to support the restoration of the West Midlands Police Museum and COPS UK.

About COPS

COPS is the UK charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives in relation to their duty, to rebuild their lives.

Since being founded in 2003, they have helped hundreds of families shattered by the loss of their police officer.

They aim to ensure that surviving family members have all the help they need

to cope with such a tragedy and they remain part of the police family.

What COPS do?

COPS is a peer support charity, enabling Survivors from around the UK to support other Survivors in practical ways. They arrange local and national events that enable Survivors to build friendships and bonds that support them through the good times and bad.

Families are rightly proud of their officer and COPS to help ensure that they remain part of the police family.

What about the WMP History?

The West Midlands Police Museum at Coventry was opened in 1959 and celebrates the history of Coventry City Police which existed between 1839 & 1969, before becoming part of Warwickshire and Coventry Constabulary and in 1974, West Midlands Police.

The site at Sparkhill has been operating since 1995 when it moved there from the force’s training facility at Tally Ho! where it been operating as a CID training facility since the mid 1970s. Several of the exhibits had originated from the old Forensic Science Service laboratory when it moved from Newton Street to Gooch Street.

The Sparkhill museum contains items of policing memorabilia and old records from the West Midlands Police predecessor forces of Birmingham City Police, Walsall Borough Police, Dudley Borough Police, Wolverhampton Borough Police and West Midlands Constabulary. Some records are also held of Staffordshire County Police and Worcestershire officers as parts of those forces now fall within the West Midlands Police area.

You can also drop an email [email protected] to sign up, you must raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship.

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What on earth is happening in Salisbury? Two people fall seriously ill

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Emergency Services have launched a major incident after two people have fallen ill in Salisbury.

Officers have placed a cordon around Prezzo Restaurant after a man and woman were taken ill.

Police have declared a major incident. Police do not believe this is linked to Novichok.

Police received a call from the ambulance service to Prezzo restaurant, in High Street, at approximately 6.45pm. Two people, a man aged in his 40s and a woman aged in her 30s, had become unwell.

Due to recent events in the city and concerns that the pair had been exposed to an unknown substance, a highly precautionary approach was taken by all emergency services.

Both were taken to Salisbury District Hospital and were clinically assessed. We can now confirm that there is nothing to suggest that Novichok is the substance. Both people remain in hospital under observation.

The major incident status has now been stood down.

At this stage it is not yet clear if a crime has been committed and enquiries remain ongoing.

Salisbury District Hospital remains open as usual.

A cordon will remain in place around Prezzo at this time as part of ongoing routine enquiries. All other areas that were cordoned off will now be reopened.

We’d like to thank the public for their patience as a result of the impact of this incident.

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