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NekNominaters could face #NekNotminate manslaughter charges

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Today it has been announced those that challenge their friends to a #NekNomiate could face manslaughter charges if it results in death.

Lawyers have today argued that the definition of manslaughter covers the extent legally of the circumstances within the three British lads that have died following accepting their nomination.

legal debates have now begun amongst academics and lawyers, but brings in to question whether or not a person has free will and the choice to make a responsible accountable actions.

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  1. Louise Field

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Good!! Because its the most stupidest thing ever!! How do these people who do it not learn from the people who previously so sadly lost their lives!

  2. Natalie C Midgley

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    This is the most stupid thing ive ever heard!!!

  3. Bernadette Anderson

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    About time

  4. Ian Saunders

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Totally agree

  5. Sherralynn Longman

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I don’t think you can make people accountable for nominating as people aren’t made to do it , it’s not as if they are being tied to a chair etc etc unfortunately the young people of today do not learn and sadly some are loosing their lives …

  6. Sherralynn Longman

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    If a friend told you walk in front of a car would you ???

  7. Dawnstan Ball

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Damien Ball

  8. Paula Lightowler

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Jump off a bridge mate, oh ok then ! As if

  9. Ian Saunders

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    You will all ways have that one person who goes that one bit further mainly the young ones 5 people so far have lost their lives so sad

  10. Mark Kelly

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    What a joke so now you can get prosecuted if you dare someone to do something and they then do it while choosing to jump in a river!? if you’re thick enough to kill yourself doing something stupid then it’s your own fault.

  11. Mark Kelly

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    What a joke so now you can get prosecuted if you dare someone to do something and they then do it while choosing to jump in a river!? if you’re thick enough to kill yourself doing something stupid then it’s your own fault.

  12. Jeny Be Connors Mam

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Well sumthin needs to be dun about this! befor it gets out of hand! and if this is it! then sow be it!!!!

  13. Jeny Be Connors Mam

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Well sumthin needs to be dun about this! befor it gets out of hand! and if this is it! then sow be it!!!!

  14. Jeny Be Connors Mam

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    and alsow yeh you guys are sayin yeh gow jump off a bridge!, eh hello! wake up will yahs its fekin peer pressiour as well dims

  15. Stephen Patterson

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    And these learned people are on how much an hour??

  16. Punkoioiredmufc Morland

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Good cos they all like bloody sheep…..its the must stupid thing Ive ever heard of……and I like a larf!!!

  17. Ali Marie Cochrane

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Theres nothing that says a neck nom is meant to be dangerous. Its ment to be funny. People neck drinks in bars all the time… this is rediculas

  18. Rachel Jones

    Feb 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    With the young people I think it’s a form of bullying,they are put under pressure to do it n fit in so find it hard to reject the nomination,with the older ones its a form of stupidity and they should be pointing out the fact that its stupid and dangerous and not be joining in!

  19. Andrea Bage

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Margaret Garbutt

  20. Louise Woodhead

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Good it’s about something happen like this it may stop people losing their life

  21. Amanda Ragusa

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    They shouldn’t do it in the first place !! The only ones to blame are the ones downing the drink ? End of!!

  22. Lee Gater

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    That’s ridiculous. .. those that are nominated have a choice whether or not to accept the challenge. .. THEIR CHOICE. …. NO ONE ELSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Simon Notman

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I agree with lawyers. But on the other hand, when people pass on these “neknominations” turn them into a bit of fun. It doesn’t say it has to be an alcoholic drink. Down a pint of orange, coke or bloody milk for fuck sake. Common sense people.

  24. Simon Notman

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I agree with lawyers. But on the other hand, when people pass on these “neknominations” turn them into a bit of fun. It doesn’t say it has to be an alcoholic drink. Down a pint of orange, coke or bloody milk for fuck sake. Common sense people.

  25. Chris Daniels

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    What a crock… It’s Darwinism, simple

  26. Chris Daniels

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    What a crock… It’s Darwinism, simple

  27. Margaret Garbutt

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Read It ..Thanks HUn Andrea Bage

  28. Margaret Garbutt

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Read It ..Thanks HUn Andrea Bage

  29. Margaret Garbutt

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Stop NeckNomanations

  30. Margaret Garbutt

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Stop NeckNomanations

  31. Margaret Garbutt

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Stop NeckNomanations

  32. Alison Mail

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Good about time too it’s bloody stupid!!

  33. Paula Davies

    Feb 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Mat Davies

  34. Jayde Erica Griffiths

    Feb 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    There is nothing in Neck Nom that says it has to be dangerous. A few of my mates have done it in a safe way. No different to what you see in a pub on a sat night. They made is different by doing something silly i.e putting a yogurt in the beer or dressing up in a funny outfit. It’s these idiots who think they’re invincible and down a pint of Vodka. Where on earth has anyone ever said that’s a good idea?
    Getting charged with manslaughter is absolutely ridiculous! You say Peer pressure has a fact and I’m sure it does but who said they have to down spirits? If you get nominated either don’t do it or Christ wear a sodding mankini and down a pint of orange juice. Natural selection at its finest….

  35. Charli McCann

    Feb 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    If you’re that stupid to take up a dangerous NekNomination then more fool you!! Bollocks to it being peer pressure, its your decision whether to accept and be a total retard or refuse and be smart. I really have no sympathy for these idiots. Sorry!

  36. Angela Gee

    Feb 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Its up to the nominatee to decide wot do

  37. Charlotte Hutchinson

    Feb 17, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    So…you buy your friends a knife block for a wedding gift…the next week one of them slashes their wrists in a bid to kill themselves…bound to be your fault right??? Afterall you gave them the knives so its on your toes (a tad far fetched i know) but for gods sake noone pours the drink down these peoples necks do they for goodness sake! You cannot hold a person accountable for something someone else does to themselves just because they have “dared” them to do it!

  38. Anna-lee Lewis

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    It’s not peer pressure and its not any form of bullying. …its plain and simple….they’re dumbass’s, it’s a stupid game, and whoever ‘necks’ drinks in anyway shape or form deserve the out come, drinking a casual drink with friends is supposed to be fun, not downing as many drinks you can to what? Look good? Noone that’s blind drunk is classy in any case and they look like fools, putting yourself in a situation like that is asking for trouble, and that’s to the ppl that dish out the dares too, like honestly, grow up

  39. Margaret Garbutt

    Feb 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    join my group > Stop NeckNomanations

  40. Clare Aston

    Feb 17, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    what about the people taking responsibility for their own actions and saying no !!

  41. Karen Bradshaw

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    ridiculous, its not like the person whose been nominated is literally been forced to do it, they have their own mind and could just say no

  42. Emma Blount

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Omg how ridiculous. If people are stupid enough to do is then they should have to suffer the consequences. If i told you to jump off the edge of a cliff would i be done for manslaughter? Whatever next??????????

  43. Bea Dunlop-Jones

    Feb 17, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Oh my comment has been deleted. A mature and wholly appropriate response to an educated point of view.

  44. Breaking News

    Feb 17, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Your comment has not been removed Bea Dunlop-Jones

  45. Tracy Brown

    Feb 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

    We all played the game when younger truth or dare, I got dared to jump into the sea wi a t shirt on while drinking 20 20 ! the days lol As i picked dare! same shit different days ! So now it’s recorded on videos! A Remaking of the game!! It Seems ur now bang to rites for daring people cause caught on cam hmmmmmm! I think not, ur stupid enuf to do it! It’s ur own doings! I want to play a game says saw !!! End of day u had more pressure back then in a crowd than a video getting played on ur Facebook !

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20 mins to clear cop under investigation for 7 years

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It took a jury just 20 minutes to clear a police officer who had been under investigation and placed on restricted duties for 7 years.

Why did the investigation take so long? Why should people’s lives be placed on hold for so long?

A Met cop was forced behind desk for 5 years and spent seven years not knowing if he had a job at the end.

An investigation that took too long, an investigation that caused a great deal of pain and distress for the officer.

PC Joe Harrington’s life was ‘effectively put on hold’ while under investigation by the police watchdog, after restraining a teenager in custody during the 2011 London riots.

The 15-year-old then accused him of assault and the then Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) were called in.

His case was finally dismissed at a misconduct hearing in June, with the panel citing ‘Unreasonable Delay’ as the reason. The Police Federation have finally been able to break their silence after being legally bound until the judgement was made public on 20 September when the judgement was made public.

The panel also laid into the IPCC, its successor the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and the Met for dragging their heels, saying the delays were ‘unacceptable’ and ‘excessive’ and they did not think justice could be served after such a lengthy period.

Its judgement said: “[PC Harrington’s counsel] has drawn our attention to the impact on the officer’s health through the stress of the matter being unresolved for seven years, and to the impact on his career by way of an extended period of restricted duties and subsequent de-skilling.

“In his words:’The personal and professional life of PC Harrington has been stilted  and blighted by years of unresolved overhanging suspicion and his family life damaged to devastating effect, together with his health and wellbeing.’ ”

The Newham based officer’s nightmare began when he was suspended from work until the trial in March 2013. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) initially said there was no case to answer, but reversed its decision and charged him with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

At his trial, the jury took less than 20 minutes to acquit him, but PC Harrington, now 34, was put on restricted duties and banned from leaving the police station.

On one occasion, when he popped out move his car, the complainant spotted him in the street and made a further complaint – which led to the IPCC launching an additional separate two-year investigation.

PC Harrington said:” I spent the five years since my acquittal in a seemingly endless cycle of being investigated and re-investigated, confined to a desk in the station. I was barred from any contact with the public at work, couldn’t be promoted, leave the service or move roles.

“The IPCC were unhappy with my acquittal and told the press that they would recommend to the Met that I be sacked. Twice they went to the High Court to overturn reports that they had written, so they could have another stab at it.

“The effect on my private life was horrendous because this investigation was always hanging over me. I have been with my partner Kelly for 14 years and we have a beautiful six-year-old daughter but we had no stability in our home life; Kelly was eight months’ pregnant when this originally happened but we felt we could not get married with this hanging over us.

“For a long time there was the fear that I might go to prison, then it was the fear that we might be left with a single income.”

Pc Harrington took strength from the support he received from his Met commanders and colleagues, even though he was still on restricted duties. He said: “I was lucky to be supported throughout by the Police Federation, who fought my corner every step of the way.”

And in August he and Kelly became proud parents to a baby son. He added: “It got to the point that Kelly and I decided we just had to get on with our lives, which effectively had been put on hold for the past seven years. Policing is all I ever wanted to do and I am thrilled I can now get on with my life and career and even get married without this constant worry hanging over us.”

Police Federation conduct lead Phill Matthews said: “Sadly, Joe’s story is not an isolated one. Although the IPCC has now been replaced by the IOPC, these lengthy, historic investigations are still going on and they wreak a devastating toll on officers and their families.

“Seven years is just not acceptable and puts officers under appalling pressure, during which they cannot move on or get on with their lives.

“The Federation has been working very hard to work with the IOPC to address those issues, not least to examine whether discipline matters could often be dealt with by way of performance management rather than going straight to misconduct as the default.

“We are calling for less of a blame culture to focus more on training or re-training, raising the performance not just of the individual, but forces as a whole. In Joe’s case, the glacial progress of the investigation – after which he was completely exonerated – is disappointing, and we are mindful of the toll this took on both himself and his young family.

“But we believe we are slowly making progress with the IOPC and other policing stakeholders and hope that these damaging over-long investigations will soon become a thing of the past.”

Last March it was announced that IPCC commissioner Jennifer Izekor, who was involved with PC Harrington’s case, had stood down after being accused of perverting the course of justice in a separate case. The Metropolitan Police have asked Police Scotland to investigate this case and that of another investigator.

And in November, one of the IPCC investigators assigned to PC Harrington’s case, Emma Yoxall, was singled out for her role in a separate investigation into officers involved in a fatal police pursuit. A gross misconduct panel threw out the charges against the officers on the grounds of the lengthy delays which ‘gravely concerned’ them. Ms Yoxall is now working as a Learning and Development Officer in the new watchdog organisation the IOPC.

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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

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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.

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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.

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