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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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BREAKING British and French scrambled to North Sea

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British and French jets have scrambled to the North Sea amid reports that Russian planes have entered the UK airspace.

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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Fancy being locked in a haunted police cell?

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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.

What about the WMP History?

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.

You can also drop an email [email protected] to sign up, you must raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship.

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What on earth is happening in Salisbury? Two people fall seriously ill

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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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