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Body of Kester David was found badly burnt and dumped under a railway bridge

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Detectives investigating the unexplained death in 2010 of a man in Palmers Green have today, Thursday 5 March launched a new appeal for help and information.

The badly-burnt body of Kester David was found under a railway bridge in Broomfield Lane, N13 on Wednesday, 7 July 2010. Police believe he died in the early hours of that day. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as burns and inhalation of fumes.

Officers are keen to trace two sets of potential witnesses:

1) At about 02:30hrs on Wednesday, 7 July 2010, two men, one in a grey hoody, were seen in an alleyway near Maple Leaf Court, on the other side of the railway line to where Kester was found.

The man wearing the hoody appeared to be squeezing through a fence (not the railway fence) into the alleyway that runs at the side of Maple Leaf Court. Both men then walked to the right behind a red brick building.

In order to reach where Kester was found, they would have had to then mount anti-climb fencing next to the railway line, cross the line and tackle another anti-climb fence.

Nevertheless, detectives are keen to trace these men in case they have any information useful to the investigation.

2) Two men, described as white, around 5ft 8ins to 5ft 11ins and of average build, were seen walking across Morrisons’ car park at 03:45hrs that day. They walked towards the far corner where there were charity recycling bins. There was also an anti-climb fence separating Morrisons’ car park from Travis Perkins yard next door.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, who is leading the investigation for the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:

“Were these two separate groups of men? Or in fact the same people seen on two occasions that night?

“Even with the passage of time, I believe those individuals will recognise themselves from their actions, location and the significant appeals we have made around Kester’s death.

“I would like to make it clear that my priority is investigating the circumstances of Kester’s death. I am really keen to speak to you – you may not realise that you hold important information that would assist my investigation.

“Do you know anything or do you recognise yourself from the information given?”

Officers are also still anxious to trace Kester’s missing mobile phone.

His Blackberry Curve 8520 has never been found. It was used, i.e. at least switched on, on 14 and 15 July 2010 in the general vicinity of Wood Green shopping centre and on 22 July around the area of Whittington Hospital. It would have been locked so no calls could be made. It has not been used since.

DCI McHugh added: “It may be that someone found the Blackberry or was given it and has since thrown it in a drawer and forgotten all about it or passed it to someone else.

“We need to find Kester’s phone and the easiest way to identify it is via the IMEI number, found on a sticker underneath the battery. Please check if you found or were given a Blackberry 8520 and it was locked or did not work.”

The IMEI number of Kester’s phone is 35943003791209.

Detectives are also reiterating previous appeals made during the course of the investigation.

Two days before Kester’s death, a relative called Kester on his BlackBerry mobile phone. A man who wasn’t Kester answered the phone. Police are also still keen to trace this person and if it was perhaps one of his work colleagues.

Officers are also still anxious for the author of an email sent to police to come forward.
Two weeks after Kester’s death, police from an Enfield Safer Neighbourhoods team received an email from someone calling themselves ‘Sharon Clarke’, who appeared to have known Kester well. Sharon claimed to know who was responsible for Kester’s death. Police urgently need to hear from this person.

Kester Michael David was born on 6 July 1957 in Grenada and turned 53 the day before his death. He moved to the UK in 1975 aged 17. From 1997 Kester lived in Russell Avenue, Wood Green, N22.

Kester was a part-time bus driver with Arriva working from the Wood Green depot. He had a passion for DJ-ing as DJ Bain in the Soca (Soul Calypso) music scene. Kester was very health conscious and an active member of Virgin Gym in Wood Green.

For a period in early 2010 he worked for an internet radio station in Stoke Newington called Lynx Radio using the name DJ Bain. Kester’s mother describes him as loving and caring.

If you have any information about Kester’s death, please call the incident room on 020 8785 8099 or 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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