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Police hunt for ten most wanted burglary suspects

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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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Families warned to drain paddling pools to stop vampire horseflies breeding after heatwave

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Vampire like horseflies are breeding like never before as Britain enjoys the longest heatwave in 40 years.

They are breeding like never before with the aide of garden pools and the heatwave.

The NHS is now advising members of the public to drain standing water to stop insects multiplying.

These insects love water and the heat will only help them increase in numbers.

The problem comes when they bite you, more that 9000 people have called the NHS helpline 111 to report these insects bites.

They leave a painful bite which often requires antibiotics if they become infected.

According to Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, bites from vampire horseflies can be especially sore.

He told the BBC: “They actually give one of the nastier bites, because they take a chunk out of you.”

“They can be very painful, and can take a while to heal, and as result can get infected and need antibiotics.”

Paddling pools are prime breeding grounds for these bugs.

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Thug attempted to kill cop jailed for less than 2 years… It should be life

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We know you should have faced attempted murder charges, we know your laughing at your sentence. Because you attempted to kill a cop to avoid arrest because you are an idiot.

But be assured when that day comes that you need the police to save your life they won’t hold it against you.

In the early hours of Wednesday, 13 June officers chased a suspected stolen vehicle along the A22 Godstone Bypass, after it had been linked to a burglary in Oxted eight days before.

Officers managed to box the vehicle in (using a manoeuvre known as Tactical Pursuit and Containment TPAC).

During the TPAC, the vehicle swerved into one of the police cars, trying to force it off of the road. Officers managed to box the vehicle in, and it then tried to reverse away from officers, so officers got out of their vehicles and tried to remove the driver (Kidd), this included smashing the windows of the vehicle.

In car video footage shows Sergeant Chris Schultze, of the Area Patrol Team, was on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, but then started to go towards the driver’s side to assist officers.

As Sergeant Schultze was making his way to the driver’s side, Kidd drove forward in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to knock the officers over the barrier, as seen in the footage.

Sergeant Schultze was initially treated at hospital for his injuries, and was later discharged and is now back on duty

The three occupants (two 19-year-old men from Sutton and a 17-year-old man) were arrested for various offences including burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop.

Ramone Kidd, 19-years-old, of Prince of Wales Road in Sutton, South London appeared at Guildford Crown Court yesterday (12 July), and pleaded guilty to the following:

Dangerous driving

Driving whilst disqualified

Driving whilst unfit through drink / drugs

Actual bodily harm (ABH)

Kidd was sentenced to 23 months in prison, and has had his licence disqualified for three years.

In court, His Honour Judge Moss commended all the officers involved in the initial pursuit and the investigation team.

Detective Sergeant Kerry Akehurst, from the Criminal Investigation Department said: “I would firstly like to echo what His Honour Judge Moss said around the professionalism of the officers involved in the incident.

“The role of a police officer is to protect the public, and each day officers put their lives at risk to apprehend suspects and protect the public. During this particular incident, officers attempted to stop the vehicle, and in doing so, three officers received injuries and four police vehicles sustained damage.”

The 19 and 17 year-old men have been released under investigation for the burglary offences whilst enquiries continue.

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The cops never complained… The media did, We Did!

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Recently an image of Donald Trump’s accommodation went viral and everyone likened the police to the army and the fact that because they are serving the public they should simply accept it.

While others including Police Hour believed the accommodation for a pre-planned event should be more suitable.

What shocked us the most was women slept on the floor and had a couple of toilets to share, while men with more luxury camp beds had a similar amount of toilets to share.

Shamefully this should not be happening at a pre-planned event, after all the police aren’t the army and should at least be kept in conditions in which they have a chance of sleeping within, allowing them to be refreshed ready for a 12-hour protest public order shift.

We complained about their welfare and lack of sleep due to so many people sleeping in such a small space. Is it not really acceptable in 2018 for a pre-planned event? this is not the Army. Many of these cops have slept in armed forces situations, in war zones, they simply got on with the job.

But not a single police officer complained, the media did, Twitter did and Facebook did. They simply got on with it and have done a fantastic job, They’ve not moaned like many have assumed they have.

Police Constable Rob Hammond who was part of the deployment tweeted that ‘I liked mine but could not keep it – so much better than the safari bed i was issued when in British Army the thing used to spontaneously collapse imagine 300 plus bobbies being flung out of bed at a sneeze”

SGT S tweeted that “for a massed deployment this venue was great. The female officers accom needed more thought. Disagree strongly with those airing publicly their complaints when there is a chain of command to follow and as officers should show greater resilience mu thanks to Colchester Garrison”.

Inspector Steve Wykes Tweeted “Well LB1 Northumbria is home after a really interesting few days away. Privileged to be part of @ThamesVP operation for @POTUS visit. We were well fed, well accommodated and deployed into the fantastic Blenheim palace. Grateful to my team for their efforts @northumbriapol”

Manc Sergeant who releases the photo took to Twitter to clarify a couple of points tweeting that “no cops actually complained, we were just getting on with it but a photo of the accommodation went viral”.

Also tweeting “Morale was always high and everyone was having a laugh whilst getting the job done even after putting in a 18 hour shift on 1 hours sleep!”.

They got on with the biggest deployment since 2011, made some friends for life and had a great weekend policing.

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