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Two years jail for man who sexually assaulted seven year old.

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A Stanmore man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl in 1991.

John Hayford, 84 (19.11.30), formerly of Stanmore, was found guilty at Harrow Crown Court of sexual assault of a child under 13 on 5 December 2014.

Today, Friday, 16 January, he was sentenced to two years imprisonment at Harrow Crown Court.

In 2012, Hayford handed himself in to Police following a BBC Crimewatch appeal for a man who had sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in a Stanmore supermarket.

A second victim was identified during the investigation who had previously come forward in 2000, alleging that Hayford had sexually abused her at an address in Stanmore in 1991.

This investigation was re-opened and on 23 August 2012 Hayford attended Harrow Police Station in relation to this allegation.

During the police interview, Hayford denied the offence, saying that it was a conspiracy against him and that the allegation was all lies made by people jumping on the band wagon because he had appeared on a BBC Crimewatch television appeal.

After a long and protracted police investigation and a review of all of the evidence, Hayford was charged with sexual assault of a child under 13.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Janine Stevenson said: “This has been a long and challenging investigation for all concerned. The victim and witnesses in this case have shown considerable patience, determination and courage throughout the investigation and subsequent trial. I do hope that the incarceration of this sexual predator will provide some closure for the victim and a measure of satisfaction for the witnesses.”

“I urge victims of sexual abuse to report any incidents to police. This case clearly demonstrates that offences of a sexual nature will not be tolerated and are fully investigated no matter how long ago they occurred.

“Please contact Victim Support for further support and guidance on 0845 3030 900 or Rape Crisis on 0808 802 9999.”

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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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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