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Surrey and Sussex Police win at first National Police Dog Trials

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Surrey and Sussex Police are today celebrating after winning the first national Police Dog Trials which occurred t the weekend.

Surrey Police Officer PC Paul Barnham and his Police Dog Ethel won first placed out of 21 dog handlers over a three day intense competition which was held in Sheffield and hosted by South Yorkshire Police.

Surrey and Sussex’s team also had Surrey’s PC Rob Male with Apollo finish fifth and PC Paul House from Sussex with Jax in sixth at the 54th annual event.

PC Barnham and Ethel scored 885 points out of 1,000, winning by 61 points, to become the first team from Surrey to ever win the competition.

That feat is even more remarkable given that Ethel, a two-year-old a German Shepherd cross malinois, has been working for just a year.

The teams had to cover 12 different areas in three competencies from agility to testing their bravery in defending their handler from an attacker.

There were also tests in heelwork, tracking, chasing a suspect, crowd control, and searching people and property from Thursday to Saturday.

As well as winning the overall title PC Barnham and Ethel were awarded theJoseph Simpson Trophy for attaining the highest marks in the tracking exercise and the William Palfrey Trophy for scoring the highest marks in the criminal work. They also attained the highest marks in the first third of the exercises.

PC Burnham said: “She’s only a two-year-old dog so it’s quite an achievement to get one of the highest ever recorded scores.

“It’s very good to have achieved this and it’s great for Surrey. It’s brilliant to bring back to national title.

“Once I completed my exercise on the last morning I knew my score and so knew I was in a strong position.

“People are dog handlers for many years and don’t make it to the regionals, so to get through to the finals and win it is amazing. To get her up to a national standard has taken a lot of work.”

Manager of the Police Dog Training School, John Best said: “This is an excellent achievement from dogs and handlers of the Surrey/Sussex combined dog unit.

“It is the first time a handler from Surrey has been presented with this prestigious award.

“To also attain fifth and sixth place is also very rewarding for the handlers and the dog training team who have been extremely supportive.

“It proves that when tested nationally the standards of our Police dogs and handlers are extremely high and greatly assist both forces in keeping people safe.”

Chief Constable Lynne Owens said: “I was delighted to hear on Saturday of the success of PC Paul Barnham and Police Dog Ethel at the National Police Dog Trials.

“As Ethel was born and bred within Surrey Police, this national award not only reflects their expertise and professionalism but also the fantastic team within our Dog Training School, from puppy walkers to course trainers.

“I appreciate all their hard work, dedication and share in their pride. With the excellent placings also achieved by PC Rob Male and Apollo and PC Paul House and Jax it was a superb weekend for the Dog Section. Well done!

“It is great to know that we have the best police dog team in the country keeping the public of Surrey safe and I look forward to seeing them in action again at the Surrey Police Dog Trials in September.”

The public will be able to see first-hand the skills of Surrey and Sussex’s Dog Teams during the Anna of Avondale Dog Trials at the Force Family Fun Day which takes place at Surrey Police’s Headquarters at Mount Browne in Guildford from 10am until 4pm on September 21.

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Ed Sheeran rushed to hospital after being knocked off bike in London

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Ed Sheeran has been to rushed to hospital after being knocked off his bike in London.

It is believed the singer has suffered a broken arm after he collided with a car in the capital city.

Ed took to Instagram ‘I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x’

Ed shared this with a picture of his guitar arm in a plaster cast and his other arm in a sling.

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DEAD: Sally Jones Britain’s Most Wanted Woman and Islamic State Recruiter Killed

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The White Widow Sally Jones has been Killed in a US Drone Strike, Jones who had planned many terror attacks fled the UK to become a IS Recruiter.

She was Britain’s Most Wanted Woman. It is believed she died in a US Air Force Drone Strike which happened near to the border of Syria and Iraq.

Jones was killed in June 2017, with the news kept hush because of fears that her 12-year-old son may have also been killed.

Jones left her home in Chatham, Kent in 2013 with her son Jojo to join Islamic State in Syria. During this time she often used her son as a human shield to save her own life.

The CIA and MI6 spent months tracking down Jones before they launched a Drone Strike and killed her.

She played a key role in the recruitment of young females becoming jihadis often leaving their families in the middle of the night to head out and join the Islamic State.

Despite the claims that Jones is dead, the US cannot 100 percent be sure she is dead, as they made no attempt to recover any DNA, But they are very confident that she is dead.

Drone Strikes are very clever in the way they work as they are able to follow targets for a number of weeks before launching a missile attack without any civilians being killed.

However, they cannot confirm if 12-year-old brainwashed Jojo has been killed also, something which the Americans could face a backlash over.

Jojo was brainwashed he faced years of forced lessons in radical Islam & firearms training. He recently featured within an IS execution video standing behind a row of prisoners who was kneeling on the floor before pulling the trigger and murdering them.

Jones converted to Islam and was nicknamed the White Widow after her Islamic State husband Junaid Hussain was killed by a drone in 2015.

Hussain aged 21 and from Birmingham brainwashed Jones to such a degree she became head of recruitment for young women and schoolgirls within the Islamic State.

Jones & Hussain planned many attacks across Europe and America and is believed to have been a key recruiter and brainwasher of many wanting to join the Islamic State.

Jones was linked to the planning of a number of major terror attacks including one which planned to blow up the Queen and Prince Philip on the streets of London during the VJ celebrations.

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wanted for fraud offences after bank card that was used fraudulently

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Police are appealing for help to speak to a man in connection with a case of fraud In Ipswich.

Amongst items stolen in a burglary that occurred overnight on 18 July on Severn Road in the town was a bank card that was used fraudulently for a number of payments the following day.

CCTV enquiries have resulted in one store in the town providing officers with footage of a male they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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