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Six years for 17 counts of making/possessing indecent photographs of a child

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A man has been jailed for six years after pleading guilty to a string of offences involving indecent images of children.

Jeffrey Beeden, of Furnival Street, Cobridge, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court yesterday, Monday.

The 51-year-old pleaded guilty to 17 counts of making/possessing indecent photographs of a child and one count of distributing indecent photographs of a child between December 2004 and June 2012.

Beeden was arrested by police in March 2013 after he was released from prison for serving a nine-month sentence for breaching his Sex Offenders Prevention Order (SOPO).

During this time officers had carried out detailed examinations of computer equipment seized from Beeden’s home address on previous routine visits.

Their inquiries uncovered Beeden had set up a website and forum on the ‘dark side’ of the internet – an encrypted area of the internet accessed and used by offenders.

Hundreds of thousands of indecent images were recovered dating back several years. Beeden had distributed in excess of 6,000 indecent images of children.

Beeden allowed others to access the images he had, and also set up a forum encouraging others to provide, and discuss, indecent material.

Following his arrest Beeden was subsequently charged with multiple offences, to which he pleaded guilty yesterday.

Detective Inspector Andy Maxfield, from the force’s Child Exploitation Team, said: “Staffordshire Police will not tolerate those who download, possess or distribute images of child abuse.

“This sentence sends out a strong message to those who engage in this abhorrent type of offending behaviour. You will be caught and dealt with accordingly.

“The protection and care of vulnerable young people is a top priority for Staffordshire Police.

“The Child Exploitation Team, which is part of the force’s Protecting Vulnerable People Department, is dedicated to tackling child exploitation issues on a multi-agency basis through prevention, safeguarding and enforcement.
“Reports of child exploitation are treated extremely seriously and will be thoroughly investigated. We will continue to work closely with other agencies to protect the most vulnerable.

“Anyone with concerns about children is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.”

Parents are encouraged to visit http://thinkuknow.co.uk for more details about safeguarding children online.

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Woman arrested for driving stolen mobility scooter in reckless manner

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Police in Hartlepool came across an unusual incident while on a routine patrol of the town centre.

The Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police team managed to stop a stolen mobility scooter, now we aren’t too sure if a pursuit was given but if there was we are sure the footage would be unreal.

And we are fairly sure those cops responding to the incident won’t hear the end of this one back in the parade room for the next couple of years.

Anyways getting back to the story because this is, after all, a very serious incident, officers have described it as ‘one of the strangest jobs they’ve dealt with’.

Not only had the woman stole the mobility scooter she could not even drive it. Police Say she was spotted driving the Scooter in a reckless manner while under the influence of alcohol.

Cops managed to get their hands on her and lock her up but now they have the job of finding out whos scooter it is.

The cops admitted this was Perhaps one of the strangest jobs officers have dealt with in recent times.

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Boy aged five dies after crossing the road in Bournemouth

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Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bournemouth in which a young boy has sadly died after he crossed the road.

Police Hour is unable to speculate on whether or not the child was out walking the streets alone, Police have not confirmed these details.

What we can confirm

At 3.54pm today, Wednesday 13 December 2017, Dorset Police was called to reports of a very serious collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a five-year-old boy as he crossed Naseby Road.

The boy, from Bournemouth, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Poole Hospital. Very sadly he died a short time later. His parents have been informed and the coroner notified.

The driver of the car, a local woman aged in her 20s, was shaken but uninjured.

The road is closed while emergency services deal with the incident and collision investigators examine the scene.

Police appeal for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “It is with great sadness for me to say that this young boy died from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would ask anybody who was in the area at the time to consider any dashcam or CCTV footage they may have which could assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 13:269. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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87-year-old Arthur was beaten and robbed in his own home sadly dies

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Arthur who was aged 87 was badly beaten and robbed in his own home has sadly lost his life in hospital following the horrific ordeal he experienced.

Arthur ‘Bob” Gumbley was attacked in his own home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield on November 21st.

He was found laid in a pool of blood on the floor, he was black and blue having been punched and kicked in the face.

He was rushed to the Good Hope Hospital where he was receiving treatment to his chest, neck, arms and face.

Arthur before the attack was in really good health, sadly his condition deteriorated last week and he sadly passed away on Monday 11 December.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dan Ison, said: “This was an horrific and despicable attack on a defenceless elderly man in his own home, which has now resulted in his untimely death and a murder investigation.

“I am appealing for the support of the public to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice. Therefore, I make a plea to any person who may have any information, or who may be a witness to this terrible incident, to please make contact with us.

“Crimes of this nature cannot go unpunished, and I want to reassure Arthur’s family that every effort is now being made to bring those responsible to justice. They are being supported by specially trained officers, and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time to allow them to grieve.

“The robbery is believed to have taken place between 7 pm and 9 pm when thieves ransacked the house and stole items of jewellery and cash, as well as a purse that belonged to Arthur’s late wife.”

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