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Salford police are appealing for information after elderly woman was burgled

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Sometime between 8pm and 9:15pm on Thursday 23rd October 2014, two men broke into a house in the Roe Green area of Salford whilst the victim – a 77 year old partially deaf woman – sat in the living room unaware.

One of the men entered the living room and told the woman that they were police officers searching for an intruder whilst the other began searching the house for items to steal.

When challenged by the woman, the offender claimed he had left his warrant card in the car and would not let her call the police to confirm who they were. He then continued to keep the victim seated in the living room as his partner ransacked every room in the house.

Once the man had finished rifling through the woman’s belongings, the two of them then left the house with a pillowcase full of valuables, including a gold bracelet that held immense sentimental importance and was valued at over £1000.

Immediately following their retreat, the woman tried to call the police only to discover that the offenders had unplugged her phone in an effort to buy themselves more time.

The offender who detained the woman in the living room is described as approximately 6 feet tall, white with short hair and a local Salford accent

The second offender who searched the house for valuables is described as approximately 5 foot 8 and white with short dark hair.

Both men were dressed in dark clothing with scarves covering their faces.

PC Jon Shaw said: “This is a reprehensible incident where these two animals have preyed on the vulnerability of this woman.

“The presence of one of the men in the living room has rendered her completely helpless in her own home. I would like to pay tribute to the courage she has shown in coming forward and giving us a description of the men that could help us to prevent them from striking again.

“If anybody has any information then I would urge them to please contact the police or Crimestoppers, anonymously.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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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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