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Ipswich Drug dealer jailed for five years

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An Ipswich based drug dealer has yesterday (Tuesday 20 January) been sentenced to five years in prison.

Idris Farah, aged 22, of Luther Road in Ipswich was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A – crack cocaine and also heroin.

Farah was searched and arrested by officers in Fuchsia Lane on Friday 27 June 2014 and found with over 200 wraps of crack and heroin, worth an approximate street value of £3,000. He pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on the first day of his trial on Wednesday 3 December 2014 before being sentenced yesterday.

Ipswich Policing Commander, Superintendent Louisa Pepper said: “This sends a clear message to drug dealers who operate in Suffolk; this activity will not be tolerated and you will be put behind bars for your actions. I also hope that this result reassures the local community that we are targeting the issue of drugs within Ipswich.

“We are acting on intelligence and getting out on the streets to catch offenders red-handed with drugs in their possession. This case was an excellent piece of work by officers who saw Idris getting out of a taxi and acting suspiciously. He then attempted to run away from officers on foot, but was pursued and arrested shortly afterwards.

“Suffolk Police takes drug crime seriously. We recognise that drugs have serious effects not on only for those who use them, but also for the communities affected by this kind of criminality.”

Farah was also sentenced for two counts of possession with intent to supply while on remand in Norwich Prison. It comes after a targeted search was carried out by prison staff on 25 September 2014 where 125 wraps of crack cocaine and a wrap of heroin were recovered.

Inspector Nik Hewitt, Local Policing Commander for Norwich North, welcomed the sentenced adding: “This sends a clear message that whether you are involved in the supply of illegal drugs on the streets or in prison, you will be targeted, dealt with and put before the courts; being a prisoner does not mean you are free to continue with criminal activity.”

Stew Kelly, Head of Security and Intelligence at HMP Norwich, said: “This conviction and sentence is a result of the outstanding work by staff at HMP Norwich. The drugs were seized during an intelligence led search operation as part of our strategy to disrupt and prevent drug supply and the associated order and control threats in custody.

“We are committed to robust management and challenge of those prisoners who view it as acceptable to commit criminal offences whilst in our custody while also working with partner agencies; in particular Norfolk Police and the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) which was at the very heart of this success.”

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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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