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Copper launches Pocket Sergeant to help frontline overworked officers



A Lincolnshire Police Officer Has Developed A New App called Pocket Sergeant To Make Life Easier For Serving Police Officers

Summary: Pocket Sergeant app offers information and proper law enforcement course of action tips to officers. The app is available at Google Play and Apple Stores.

With the number of police officers employed by forces in England and Wales at its lowest number since 2002, officers on the front line are overworked and need all the support they can receive. A serving police officer living in Lincolnshire, who has felt the impact of the huge drop in front line officers, has launched a new app called Pocket Sergeant. The new app is aimed at helping his fellow officers deal with the day to day pressures of front line policing.

Pocket Sergeant, which is available for download from Google Play and Apple stores, is an important tool for serving police officers that will help to make their job easier. The app was developed to assist police officers, police staff, Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), in an ever changing world. The decrease in the number of full-time police officers and staff and the increase of Special Constables and volunteers has led to the call for more support and new technology to help officers on the front line. Pocket Sergeant aims to answer the call of modern day policing by helping to provide better time management for police officers and support staff. That app will also with its up to date information, advice, and procedure help to reduce the number of questions senior police officers are faced with on a daily basis.

Paul Cooper, who serves with the Lincolnshire police force, sought to bring something to the table of modern policing and help others in the law enforcement family. His interest in mobile technology and criminal law led to his idea of Pocket Sergeant. Using his own funds, Cooper was able to gain interest from a start-up app development company, Sockmonkey Studios, and its principals Bob Makin and Darren Cuthbert, in the concept.

After nearly a year of development, the app is available at a cost of £3.99. The download numbers that have surprised Paul Cooper shows how important the app is for serving police officers. The money from the downloads will be re-invested in the app.

A wealth of information is available on the app. Some of the features provided by Pocket Sergeant include elements such as offence definitions, points to prove, whether there is sufficient evidence to charge a suspect (offence specific). It also helps with whether a crime report should be submitted and offence codes. There is a checklist section, which allows users to tick off points covered in statements, a contacts section so users can add their work-related contacts, an on-board calendar and a recent feature, Reference Library. The library holds important documents such as the PACE Codes of Practice that can be referred to at any time from the user’s handset and do not require a data connection.

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ARRESTED: Hostages taken by armed man at Nuneaton Bowling Alley



Armed Police and specially trained negotiators have successfully ended a hostage situation that lasted almost four hours.

Armed Officers and Ambulance Crews responded to the major incident at the MFA Bowling Alley in Nuneaton following a vast amount of calls reporting a man with a sawn-off shotgun.

The man is believed to have taken two hostages who were both staff members within the bowling alley.

Mehdi Afshar Chief Executive of MFA Bowl confirmed that two members of his staff were being held, hostage.

It is Mehdi believe that the suspect gunman is known to one of his staff members and the relationship is either an ex-husband or boyfriend.

No customers or other staff members were hurt in the incident and were allowed to freely leave, while the suspect told many others to get the F**k out of here while screaming at his hostages it is Game Over.


The incident began just after 3pm on Sunday 22nd October when many families and children fled the scene after spotting the gunman.

Those that did not escape the scene immediately were told to leave by the gunman.  Police quickly ruled out the incident as being terror-related.

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The full area is on lockdown with all roads in and out of the area have been blocked and no one is allowed to leave the Nearby Odeon Cinema located next door to the bowling alley or a nearby soft play centre.

The Air Ambulance has landed near the bowling alley and has since left the location.

Video footage shows a number of armed police officers in a car park at the scene.


Warwickshire Police confirmed that they were dealing with an “ongoing incident” however while the incident was ongoing they did not confirm the nature of the incident.

Once the incident had concluded police confirmed that the man had been arrested and two hostages had been released uninjured.

Moments before the incident ended flash bangs were seen and heard before armed officers moved in and very quickly the suspect was arrested before being placed in the back of an ambulance which left the scene on blue lights and under a police escort.

A Spokesperson for Warwickshire Police confirmed the suspect had now been arrested and the situation was over.

“Specialist firearms officers and police negotiators, along with fire, ambulance and police air services, attended the location at the bowling alley in St David’s Way, Bermuda Park. A man has been arrested and is in police custody.

“Members of public at the bowling alley and neighbouring properties were evacuated to safety and nobody was injured during the incident.

“Warwickshire Police Chief Superintendent Alex Franklin-Smith said: “We would like to thank local people for their patience and cooperation while officers dealt with this incident. We are pleased that we were able to bring this incident to a peaceful resolution and that there were no injuries. I would like to reassure the Nuneaton community that the incident is unconnected to any terrorist activity.”




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Urgent Warning over exploding paw patrol soap after boy three in intensive care bath bomb exploded



Three-year-old boy is currently in a critical condition after a canister of Paw Patrol bath foam exploded while he was having a bath

The product has not been recalled, however, we would urge all parents to think twice when thinking about using this product.

The little tot is currently being cared for at Belfast’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children last night.

The little boy has burns to the outside and inside of his body, it is believed he was in the bath with his Paw Patrol Foam soap and it suddenly exploded.

The boy who has not been named was rushed to hospital on blue lights in a critical condition.

A spokesman for the Belfast Trust said the little boy is “in the children’s intensive care unit and his condition is critical”.

Nickelodeon confirmed that they had heard about the incident and that they were investigating the matter.

Confirming “We are terribly sorry to hear about this dreadful incident and we are gathering more information about the licensed product involved.”

Paw Patrol is an animated TV programme that is broadcast on Nickelodeon and is popular with kids and features six rescue dogs.

But they did not say whether or not the product would be withdrawn from sale.

You can buy the bath foam at a range of high street shops.



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Urgent appeal takes 2 seconds to share to help find missing teen from York



Please share this picture far and wide in hope that we can bring this 13-year-old back home . It only takes one person who shares this to spot her and be that’s difference

North Yorkshire Police is urgently appealing for information to help find a missing 13-year-old girl from York.

Elise Donoghue was last seen leaving her drama class at the York Theatre Royal on St Leonard’s Place just before 8pm on 19 October.

It’s thought Elise is without money or access to a mobile phone, and she is considered vulnerable due to her age.

Police enquiries have been ongoing to locate in York where it is known she has connections in the Fulford and Danesgate areas of the city.

There is also a possibility she headed to York Railway Station and boarded a train heading towards the north-west where she has friends in the Cheshire area. British Transport Police is assisting with enquiries.

Elise is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, blonde hair with a medium build. When she was seen she was wearing a grey hooded -top, black leggings, black Ugg boots and she carrying a shoulder bag.

Anyone who knows where Elise is or have seen a girl matching her description, please call North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12170187979.

If Elise you are reading this there is help and support available simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home Missing people are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe. Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.




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