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Police investigating a string of indecent exposures in Salford

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Police investigating a string of indecent exposures in Salford, and have asked the public to remain vigilant and report incidents quickly.

There have been 23 exposure crimes in Ellesmere Park and Walkden in the past 12 months, the latest occurring on Friday 8th August.

A large proportion of the victims have been girls of school age.

Officers are advising that chances of catching the perpetrator increase significantly if the crimes are reported immediately to Police.

Detective Inspector Alan Clitherow said: “We want increased public awareness to coincide with schools re-opening after summer holidays.

“It is vital that any victims report the matter immediately so we can get to the area fast.

“Following the most recent incident, where the victim called straight away, the offender was arrested.

“It is very difficult to locate and prosecute the offender after the offence, as the primary evidence is mostly down to positive identification.”

Five people have been arrested in relation to the offences in Salford in the last year, four of whom were charged, but officers warn that a repeat offender remains at large and likely to strike again.

The most prolific offender is described as white, around 30 years old, slim build with fair or ginger hair.

“There is a clear trend through the offences of a repeat offender, the one described above, and we do not believe this male is one of the five previously arrested,” said Alan Clitherow.

“We do have offences with different descriptions to male above, so he is not responsible for all the crimes, but we believe around two thirds of them.”

In light of the prolific nature of this offender and the frequency of these types of incidents in Salford and Walkden, particularly Quaker Bridge in Eccles, GMP have responded by increasing resources and organising extra patrols in the areas most affected.

Clitherow added: “Plain clothes and uniform officers have been deployed, plus force resources such as dog handlers and mounted officers.

“It is important to reiterate that no other sex crimes are believed to be linked to these incidents, so there is no need for excess concern, however this offender obviously needs to be found to reassure the local community and safeguard the area’s school children.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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

Hats off to Kerry Blakeman for his fantastic advertorial.

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.

What about the WMP History?

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.

You can also drop an email [email protected] to sign up, you must raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship.

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What on earth is happening in Salisbury? Two people fall seriously ill

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Emergency Services have launched a major incident after two people have fallen ill in Salisbury.

Officers have placed a cordon around Prezzo Restaurant after a man and woman were taken ill.

Police have declared a major incident. Police do not believe this is linked to Novichok.

Police received a call from the ambulance service to Prezzo restaurant, in High Street, at approximately 6.45pm. Two people, a man aged in his 40s and a woman aged in her 30s, had become unwell.

Due to recent events in the city and concerns that the pair had been exposed to an unknown substance, a highly precautionary approach was taken by all emergency services.

Both were taken to Salisbury District Hospital and were clinically assessed. We can now confirm that there is nothing to suggest that Novichok is the substance. Both people remain in hospital under observation.

The major incident status has now been stood down.

At this stage it is not yet clear if a crime has been committed and enquiries remain ongoing.

Salisbury District Hospital remains open as usual.

A cordon will remain in place around Prezzo at this time as part of ongoing routine enquiries. All other areas that were cordoned off will now be reopened.

We’d like to thank the public for their patience as a result of the impact of this incident.

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