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Large picture – L to R top row – Max Nevin, Simon Knights, Simon Bercowitz, Billy Foster, Stefan Grigor

L to R bottom row – James Hanrahan, David Powell, Patrick Doran, Vasile Rotaru, Felipe Teixeira
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Detectives from Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Thames Valley Police are hunting for these men who could be responsible for dozens of break-ins across the region.

A three-week burglary campaign is currently being run across the four force areas –the first time a campaign has been co-ordinated across all four at the same time to tackle the issue.

As part of the on-going campaign, details of some of the most wanted burglary suspects are being issued to the public in a bid to help find them.

The men police are looking for are:

– Billy Foster, 20, of no fixed address, is wanted on suspicion of burglary in Smallfield, Surrey, on 6 April 2014 during which £15,000 was stolen. He is also wanted on warrant for failing to answer bail after he was arrested on suspicion of theft.

– Stefan Grigor, 38, of no fixed address, is wanted on suspicion of attempted burglary on a home in Cleaves Avenue, Ewell on 15 July 2014.

– James Hanrahan, 21, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Ridgeway Close in Camberley, in January. He is also wanted on recall to prison after he was released on licence partway through a 12 month sentence for dangerous driving.

– Max Nevin, 22, of Hastings Road, Battle. Nevin is wanted in connection with a series of burglaries at the same home in Witherenden Hill, Burwash Common, in December 2013 and January 2014. He is also wanted on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and failing to answer bail.

– Simon Knights, 38, is wanted for questioning about seven burglaries in Sussex, an attempted burglary in Sussex, three burglaries in Hampshire and one in each of Kent and Essex since 12 June. A £2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to a conviction for at least one of the offences.

– Convicted burglar Simon Bercowitz is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence after he was released part way through a five and a half year sentence for a series of break-ins in Hampshire. It is thought the 64-year-old, of Marine Parade, Brighton, could be committing further offences.

– David Powell is wanted in connection with three burglaries in the Gravesend area between 25 and 27 February. Powell is 26 and has connections with the Gravesend area and London.

– Police want to speak to Patrick Doran about a burglary in Lennox Road, Gravesend, on 16 September. Doran is 39 and has connections throughout Kent and also in the Northampton area.

– Vasile Rotaru was arrested on suspicion of committing two burglaries in Farnham Common, in March 2012 but after being released while officers carried out further inquiries he did not answer bail and is now wanted.

– Felipe Teixeira is wanted for questioning over a series of offences in Crawley. Officers want to speak to him about burglaries in Curteys Walk, Cowfold Close and Windsor Close in Crawley in July and August this year.

Members of the public are being urged to keep an eye out for these men and to call 999 if they see any of them.

Residents are also being asked to report anyone acting suspiciously in their area or vehicles that are seen being parked or driven at unusual times of the day or in roads they are not normally seen in.

Surrey Police Superintendent Jerry Westerman said: “We need the public’s help to track down and arrest each of these men.

“We believe they could have been involved in a number of burglaries and we need to speak to them as soon as possible.

“If you see any of them, or know where they have been or could be, please contact us immediately.

“What you see and report to us could prevent you, one of your family, friends or neighbours from becoming a victim of burglary.”

Recent updates during the campaign in Surrey include:

Gheorghita Onisei, 47, of Weydon Hill Road, Farnham appeared at Guildford Magistrates Courton Wednesday 5 November charged with five counts of burglary. He has been remanded in custody and will next appear at Guildford Crown Court on 27 November.

James Fisher appeared at Guildford Magistrates Court on XXXX charged with two counts of domestic burglary and has been remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 27 November.

Raheim Ssekkono, 19, of Naseby Road in London has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary following a joint investigation by East Surrey Local Proactive Unit and the Metropolitan Police Service. The charges relate to offences in West Ewell and Epsom between June and October. He has been remanded in custody until a future date.

For more information about our current regional burglary campaign, and for up to date crime prevention advice visit http://www.surrey.police.uk/

If you have any information about burglaries you can report online via http://www.surrey.police.uk/, or call 101. If you see or hear a burglary taking place call 999 immediately.

Residents can also being encouraged to register their items on the world’s largest property database so that if they are stolen, they can be reunited with the owners – and so the offenders can be prosecuted. You can register your property in just a few minutes by visiting http://www.immobilise.com/.

Call 101 for all non-emergency policing matters or report online at www.surrey.police.uk.

Call 999 if you have a genuine emergency requiring the attendance of the police (eg a crime is in progress or someone is in immediate danger)

Call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have information about a crime and don’t want to leave your name.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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