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CCTV released – Army Cadet Attack in Manchester

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Police-Hour-Logo-NewPolice have issued CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to following an attack on an Army Cadet.

The incident happened at about 6pm on Saturday 1 November 2014 as the 15-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop next to the Manchester Gallery opposite George Street.

The teenager was wearing his camouflaged uniform having spent the day in the city center selling poppies and collecting money to commemorate Remembrance Day.

As he was looking down Princess Street for his bus, he was approached by a black man who, without warning or provocation, produced an aerosol can and a lighter which he used to spray lit fumes in the direction of the unsuspecting teenager.

Shocked at what had happened, the Cadet suffered minor reddening to his face and Singed hairs on his face and right forearm.

Without saying a word, the offender walked off. He is described as being black or Asian, 5ft 8in tall and wearing a dark hooded top. He appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was staggering.

Police have now issued CCTV footage of a man who was seen in the area shortly before the attack and are keen to trace this man.

Detective Inspector Liam Boden said: “It is now nearly a week since this attack and we are continuing to pursue a number of lines of inquiry to trace whomever was responsible for this appalling assault a 15-year-old boy.

“We have now released CCTV footage of a man we really want to talk to as part of our inquiries. This man was seen in the vicinity of the attack shortly before it happened and we believe he may have crucial information. We are treating this man as a key witness and if you are that man, then please come forward as soon as possible and speak to us.

“This attack has prompted worldwide media interest and there has been a lot of speculation about possible motive. I want to be clear that we are still keeping an open mind about what motivated the offender. It is impossible to get inside the mind of the offender but I do want to reassure people who may be alarmed that we believe he may have been under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and no comments were made that suggested it was religiously or racially motivated. I also want to stress there have been no other attacks of this nature since.

“Nevertheless, this was a very serious incident that left a courageous young man shocked and upset and we need to find the offender, so I would urge anyone who has information to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 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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