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False carer tricked and robbed frail pensioner

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A cruel thief who pretended to be a carer tricked his way into the home of a sickly and frail pensioner and stole jewellery.

The 86-year-old man fell victim to the cruel scam at his home on Queens Close in Worsley at about 6pm on 12 December 2014.

The pensioner, who lives alone, answered his door to a man he did not recognise who claimed he had a message for his neighbour. The offender then let himself in and pretended to be a carer, asking the pensioner about his medication.

This left the man, who suffers from poor health, extremely confused and due to him not knowing exactly what was happening, the thief rifled through a bedside table drawer in his bedroom.

He then stole a small amount of cash, the victim’s bank card, a gold wrist watch with an analogue face in a three-inch blue velvet square and a gold clawed ring with a garnet stone.

The thief stuffed these into his clothes and then left. However, he later used the stolen bank card to top up his mobile phone.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

The offender is described as being white, about 20-years-old with short dark hair and wearing a black coat.

Police Constable Ian Hall said: “The facts of this absolutely appalling crime speak for themselves.

“The offender impersonated a carer in order to trick his way into the home of a vulnerable man who lives alone and suffers from poor health. It is astonishing that anyone would stoop so low and yet that is exactly what the offender has done. Even later, when you might think he had chance to regret his actions, he showed he has no remorse by using the stolen card to top up his phone.
“I firstly want to appeal to anyone who thinks they know who might be responsible to come forward. If you are offered any of the stolen jewellery by a man matching this description then call us immediately. We do not want this thief to profit still further by fencing the man’s jewellery so if you are offered these pieces, call us straightaway and you could help us reunite this man with what is rightly his.

“I also want to ask members of our community to help be our eyes and ears. If you see this man hanging around your neighbourhood, then again call us. At this time of year, we need to be extra vigilant and look out for our neighbours who may be suffering with poor health and stop them falling victim to this sort of cruel scam.

“So please, if you do have information then please call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0800 555 111 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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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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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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