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Two thieves posing as gardeners targeted a woman who suffers from dementia

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Two thieves posing as gardeners targeted a woman who suffers from dementia at her home in Blackley. 
It happened between 9am and 11am on Wednesday 26 February 2014, when two men attended the address of an 89-year-old woman on Bransby Avenue.

They offered her the service of gardening and partially completed the job: they removed some of the bushes and trees in the back garden, leaving the garden in a complete mess and left in a transit van.

The two men returned the following day and went inside her house without asking for her permission and stole house keys and her purse from her handbag.

They are described as wearing green t-shirts – there are no further descriptions of either man.

Detective Sergeant John Yates, said: “I hope the rest of the community is as sickened as the police are to hear how these two men have stolen from this elderly lady in this manner.

“They targeted an extremely vulnerable woman who suffers from dementia and is very confused.

“We do not know how many times these men have been to her house, we know they have been on at least two occasions, once to carry out the shoddy work in the back garden and again to steel her purse and house keys.

“It was only when a bank cashier – who thought it was out of character for her to go to the bank more than once in a week – contacted the police and brought it to our attention.

“The woman had been in to the bank on three consecutive days and on each occasion has taken out a large amount of money.

“I am appealing for the public’s help to identify these two callous offenders. 

“Imagine if this was your grandma or an elderly relative that had fallen victim to these two thieves – if you have any knowledge at all of the people that committed this robbery, then please tell us what you know. 

“If you don’t want to pass on information directly to police, you can do this anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101.

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  1. Jess Boardman

    Mar 3, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Horrible bastards!!

  2. Dot Gething

    Mar 3, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Sick bastards !!!

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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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