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Witness appeal after woman is threatened at knife point in Preston

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 29 year old woman was attacked on her way home from buying groceries yesterday evening in Preston.

The incident happened at around 11pm on Monday 8th December on Ripon Street near to Garstang Road, Preston.

It is believed that two men approached the woman as she walked home along Ripon Street. They demanded that she hand over her handbag but she refused. The attackers then pulled her to the ground and one of them threatened her with a knife. A passer-by shouted out to the attackers who then ran off and dropped the victim’s bag which has since been recovered. The two attackers made off on foot in the direction of Moor Park. The victim was left with cuts and grazes to her face, arms and legs.

Officers are keen to trace the man who intervened and are appealing for him to come forward as they believe he may hold vital information about the incident. He is described as a tall white male.

The two offenders are both described as Asian men. The first offender is believed to be aged around 26 to 28 years old, around 5ft 6in tall, of medium build and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a dark duffle-type jacket, black tracksuit bottoms, a black woollen hat and gloves. The second offender was slightly taller than the first and of a stocky build. He had a goatee style beard and was dressed in black clothing.

DC Steve Gilmore of Preston CID said: “This was a vicious and nasty attack on a young woman and we would urge anyone with any information at all to please come forward. We are particularly keen to talk to the man who ran over and managed to scare off the attackers and we would encourage him to come forward.”

Anyone with information about the burglary or about the offenders can contact Preston Police on 101 quoting log reference 332 of the 8th December.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Jon Venables Reportedly Attacked With Boiling Water By Fellow Inmate

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Jon Venables attacked with boiling water by a fellow inmate. 

Jon Venables, one of the schoolboys who murdered James Bulger in 1993 has been attacked in prison after an image was released on social media.

Venables who is now aged 35 was attacked with boiling water and sugar after a fellow inmate managed to work out his identity.

Venables have been living under a fake name since 2001 and was sent back to jail having broken the conditions of his release and being found guilty of child pornography.

Venables was banned from travelling back to Liverpool but he had been attending music events and going to Everton Football matches.

He was later found to be in possession of cocaine and was also having a relationship with an underage girl.

Prison Officers were forced to place Venables on lockdown after his identity was revealed and he was attacked with boiling water and sugar.

it is alleged that Venables complained that guards did nothing at first to stop the attack from happening and offered him little help once he had been assaulted.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed to Police Hour that “incidents of this nature happen within prisons and we cannot discuss the nature of individual cases”

Now that the true identity of Venables is known within side the prison after images have been circulated among inmates it will be inevitable that another attack will happen.

Venables is currently serving a three-year sentence for child pornography offences and possession of 1,170 images of children which included babies.

It is believed inmates have been circulating images of Venables from prison to prison in the hope that one prisoner can identity him.

Facebook and Twitter this month removed images from their social media websites of various men who people claimed was Venables.

It is a criminal offence to name or identity Venables on social media due to an anonymity order granted in 2001 that prevents him from ever being named or identified.

Due to the nature of his repeat offending there is mounting pressure to scrap that order in order to prevent further children being targeted.

However due to the nature of Venables sick attack these orders are likely never to be removed.

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Two year old boy and woman aged 31 killed in Warwickshire Motorway crash

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A Two-year-old boy and a woman aged 31 have sadly died in a crash between a car and a lorry as they left a motorway in Warwickshire.

Tragically both victims were travelling in a blue Nissan Qashqai when the incident happened at 10.30pm on Saturday night.

A six-year-old girl and a man aged 35 were also within the car both were injured and taken to hospital, their condition is no believed to be serious and they are stable.

The car was exiting the M6 at Junction 1 heading onto the A426 near Churchover.

Police have now launched an appeal to trace anyone who witnessed the crash.

Inspector Andrew Bennett said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased at this time. Despite the attempts of other drivers and paramedics, the woman and boy were declared dead at the scene.

“We will have officers at the scene today (Sunday) as we continue to investigate how this collision happened.

“There is likely to be some disruption in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank local people for their support and patience.

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Steve White claimed £12K of Police Fed members money on posh travel, fancy meals and luxury hotels

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Steve White the former chair of the Police Federation in England and Wales (PFEW) who once claimed that he stopped the fed drinking away fed membership and funds has claimed over £12,000 in expenses on his corporate credit card in his final three months.

In total White claimed £12,573 of Police Federation membership fee’s almost ten times the amount claimed by his vice chair Calum Macleod, general secretary Andy Fittes and deputy general secretary Andy Ward.

White spent the money during his last three months as PFEW Chair, during his appointment he promised that he would cut fed spending and would make the finances more transparent ensuring national officers were more accountable for spending.

White claimed £2,020 for hospitality, £3,915 for travel and £5,945 for accommodation between October 1st and December 31st.

All the payments were made using a PFEW issued credit card and auditors have now asked for some of those costs back which have been incurred under its expenses and hospitality policy.

White has now taken up a role with the College of Policing and becomes the organisation’s first ever license to practice manager.

A PFEW spokesperson said: “Federation officers and staff are entitled to claim reasonable expenses, provided they are receipted and represent Federation work.

“Every expense claimed is required to have an explanation as to what the spend is for, and any spend must be in line with the policy.

“Any claimed expense that is considered to be outside the policy becomes a personal expense and the Federation is reimbursed by the individual.”

The payments are understood to have been made using a credit card issued to him by the PFEW.

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