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Army Hero brutally attacked on own doorstep by burglars

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A British hero has been brutally attacked on his own doorstep as he disturbed a gang of burglars.

The disgusting gang stole his wedding ring, given to him by his late wife along with money he had saved up to see his son in Latvia.

Adrian Peter Percival, 59,who is an ex-Royal Fusilier, suffered severe bruising after he was savagely punched, kicked and stamped on outside his home on Trafford Road in Eccles.

It happened at about 10.30pm on 13th September 2014.

He was returning from a nightout and as he placed his key in the front door, he was attacked from behind by a masked man. Two other accomplices clad in balaclava then joined inthe assault.

The former soldier was savagely beaten – punched, kicked, stamped in the head, torso and arms and alsostruck across the face with some sort of weapon.

It is believed he disturbed the offenders as they were coming down from a ladder they had used to breakinto his house. As a result of the attack, he sustained severe bruisingand swelling and suspected broken bones to his face, as well as injuriesto his torso and legs and substantial bruising to his right lung.

He later discovered the thieveshad stolen a green metal box containing the cash he had saved up to visithis son. The cruel gang also stole a gold Irish wedding band with Celticknots which belonged to his late wife as well as a Manchester United gold centenary medal with a gold chain.

Although he was only able to get a fleeting glance, one of the offenders is described as being ofa stocky build, 6ft tall and wearing dark clothing. Another was of a slimmerbuild and also wearing dark clothing.

Detective Constable HoraceBell said: “This poor man has suffered tremendously at the hands ofthese absolute cowards, who have cruelly deprived him of the things heholds most dear.

“They stole his latewife’s wedding ring which is an appalling and wicked act. But not contentwith that, they also stole cash he had saved up to pay to visit his sonin Latvia. It would be hard to describe the anguish he is currently goingthrough and I’m sure people’s hearts will go out to him.

“This man served hiscountry with distinction, fighting to protect others, only to be savagely beaten by three vindictive, violent and disrespectful low-lives who deserveto be locked up.

“I would appeal to anyonewho has information about this burglary and assault to come forward. Inparticular, I would ask that if anyone is offered these pieces of jewellery that they call us immediately as you could be being offered this man’s wedding ring. The very least he deserves is to be reunited with the possessionshe treasures most and a physical memento of his late wife.

“I would also hope that if the thieves are reading or hearing this appeal, that they too show ashred of decency and at the very least hand this ring into a local police station and spare this man’s heartbreak.”

Anyone with information isasked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously,on 0800 555 111.

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Meet the Hero PCSO, Paramedic and Sainsbury’s Staff who saved mum on Christmas Eve 

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Earlier this week we reported the ‘Arnison Angels’ saved a mum who collapsed and stopped breathing on a Christmas shopping trip with her family has met the ‘Arnison angels’ who saved her life.

Catherine Maguire, 48, was shopping with her husband and three children on Christmas Eve at Sainsbury’s Durham’s Arnison Centre when she suddenly collapsed.

The alarm was raised by staff and first aider Janet Atkinson, a Sainsbury’s employee, came to Catherine’s aid.

She was followed by husband and wife Durham Constabulary PSCOs Debbie Sadler-Knox and Malcom Knox who happened to be patrolling in the area.

Janet and Debbie gave Catherine CPR and were joined by another Sainsbury’s employee, Lee White.

A short time later, off-duty paramedic Stephen Tate (pictured with Debbie, Catherine, her husband John and their three daughters) saw what was happening and also assisted.

As luck would have it the store had a portable defibrillator which was used on Catherine, who had suffered a heart attack.

She was then airlifted to James Cook University Hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.

Thankfully Catherine, from Framwellgate Moor, is now recovering well from the near-death experience due to the quick actions of all involved.

She said: “I can’t thank everyone enough. From the Sainsbury’s staff to police, to the health services.

“Everyone was just fantastic and really did save my life.”

PSCO Debbie Sadler-Knox said: “When I saw what was happening, the training just kicked in and thankfully everything turned out ok.

“It is just great to see Catherine here with her family in much happier circumstances.”

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Alan Horujko Hero cop saves students from brutal murder during campus attack 

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A hero cop has been named as Police Officer Alan Horujko. He put others first during a knife attack at an Ohio State University.

The officer immediately responded to reports that a car had ploughed into pedestrians and began attacking people with a butcher’s knife.

Fearing mass murder Officer Horujko shot dead the attacker moments after the incident begun.

The attacked has been named as a Somali-born student at the university, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

He started attacking people with a knife but was shot in less than a minute by the officer who was nearby.

It is believed  two people were being treated for stab wounds, four were injured by the car and two others were being treated for cuts, university officials said.

Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.

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Hero Cops save girls life of girl who wanted to kill herself

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Two fast-thinking police officers have helped saved the life of a girl who text her mate saying she wanted to end her life. Officers were quickly alerted and began searching for the girl.

The officers were alerted to the incident in the early hours of November 14, when Police Constables Daryl Jones and Mark Bullock, from Southend’s Local Policing Team, were patrolling Southend.

With the clock against them, the officers began searching the area and found a girl who matched the description. She had walked four miles from her home alone after sneaking out in the middle of the night and was on her way to Southend town centre to harm herself. The pair pulled over and approached the girl cautiously.

Upon seeing the officers, the girl broke down and became upset. Daryl and Mark reassured her that they were there to help her. After calmly engaging with the girl, the officers managed to negotiate with her to get in the police car so they could get her out of the cold and talk to her.

She spoke openly with Daryl and Mark about the difficulties she had been experiencing and how she had text her friend in the hope that the friend would get help for her.

She thanked the officers for finding her so quickly and the pair reassured her that they would get her the further help she needed.

Daryl waited with her whilst Mark made a difficult call to her parents to inform them of the situation and that their daughter had not come to any harm. Her dad thanked the officers for finding his daughter so quickly and ensuring her safety.

The girl was taken to a mental health suite for assessment and her parents thanked the officers again for finding their daughter so quickly and getting her the help she needed.

Daryl said: “I’ve never seen more of a genuine reaction for help from someone than when the young girl broke down when she saw myself and Mark and knew we were there to help her.”

Mark said: “We were just fortunate that we were in the right place at the right time and were able to locate her and help her, I have no doubt if we hadn’t of found her it would have been a different outcome.”

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