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Topping out of Metropolitan Police Hendon Training facility

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Deputy Mayor and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Celebrate Topping Out of New Police Training Facility at Hendon.

On Friday, 13 March the Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh, celebrated a major milestone in the ongoing work to create a world class police training facility in London, as the Peel Centre in Hendon reached the tallest point of construction.

The £70 million redevelopment is being financed by the Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) through the sale of under-used and outdated police buildings. The retained site will see the creation of a new world class training and operational facility, fit for 21st century policing and flexible to accommodate the changing requirements of the police service in the future.

Principal contractor Mace, a British-owned international construction and consultancy company, reached the significant construction milestone on schedule as work continues apace for delivery in 2016.

The construction programme will provide the fourth generation of facilities for the MPS, reflecting the ever-changing demands and continued modernisation of the site.

The facility, which has been used by the MPS since the 1930s will, when complete, deliver 21,500sq metre of office and training space and enable over 1,200 students to be trained at any one time, supporting the growth of the MPS.

The site will also include the relocation of the Peel statue within a new parade ground and the creation of a new Memorial Garden which will sit at the heart of the new development, and deliver significant ongoing savings, with annual running costs reduced by over 50 per cent from £11m to £5m per annum.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said: “I am delighted that this new training facility is taking shape and will soon be able to support the continued evolution of the Met.

“The new Hendon will provide specially designed spaces, using the latest technology, that will give us a world-class working and learning environment which delivers real savings so we can better protect front-line services.”

Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, said: “A growing capital city with new and emerging public safety challenges needs to invest in the future and this new training facility will be key to developing the police officers of tomorrow. The Met Police deserve a world-class training facility and today marks a key milestone in the creation of the new Peel Centre at Hendon. This ambitious redevelopment will create a modern facility at the heart of the community in Hendon, and once complete, the Peel Centre will deliver major savings that will allow the Met to invest more resources into technology to strengthen frontline policing.”

Mark Reynolds, Chief Executive of Mace, said: “Mace is very proud to have been working with the Metropolitan Police for over a decade. In that time we have delivered various projects including a refurbishment at New Scotland Yard. Our latest partnership at 109 Lambeth Road and Hendon will provide the Metropolitan Police with world-class facilities that will equip them for the changing requirements of a modern police service. I would like to congratulate the project team at Hendon on reaching this tremendous milestone, as we now look forward to building completion in 2016.”

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Hospital turn off life support machine because family couldn’t pay £7k bill

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The family of British man have been left devastated and furious after an Egyptian hospital because staff switched off his life support without their permission.

Despite this the hospital claim Adrian King suffered cardiac arrest however his family have told the local courts it’s because they didn’t have the money to pay a £7k insurance bill.

Adrian aged 39 became ill while he was on holiday with his friend in Hurghada, on Egypt’s east coast.

All of a sudden he fell unconscious and was being treated in hospital, during his time in hospital it was discovered his insurance policy have been voided and they demanded an upfront payment while he laid on his death bed.

The inquest heard how the insurance was void as he had not declared a bacterial infection he had within his stomach two years before his holiday.

Adrian’s dad Charles Bumford told the hearing: “A man at the hospital stood in my son’s room and told me: ‘The insurance is null and void – you pay now or I switch off the machines.’

“I didn’t have the £7,000 ($9,800) he was asking for at that time. As he walked out of the room he started switching things off.”

Charles added that he tried contacting the hospital ’50 times’ but he never received an answer. The friend Adrian was with at the time, Nicola, was similarly confused by the situation occurring in the medical facility.

“They did the second dialysis and then said that the insurance was voided,” she told the inquest.

“They never said he had a cardiac arrest or anything, they said it was stopping, because the funding was stopped.”

Our thoughts are with the family of Adrian at this difficult time.

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Woman arrested after leaving move your vehicle note on ambulance attending 999 call

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Police have taken a zero tolerance approach to a woman who left a note on an ambulance.

The note left paramedics disgusted police have now confirmed they have arrested a woman after the abusive note was left on an ambulance demanding it parked somewhere else while it was attending a 999 emergency call.

The note stated ‘I couldn’t give a s**t if the whole street collapsed”

The crew were also verbally abused while attending the emergency call while attempting to deal with an ongoing medical incident on Sunday afternoon.

Now a 26-year-old Tunstall woman has been arrested for public order offences.

Chief Inspector John Owen, commander of Staffordshire Police’s Stoke-on-Trent North policing team, tweeted about the incident.

He added: “We will not tolerate abuse or intimidation of our emergency services. This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will take appropriate action against offenders.

“The arrest relates to matters of verbal abuse that could constitute offences under the Public Order Act. This is not solely about the note.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman confirmed the force took action after seeing details reported on Twitter.

The woman remains in police custody and enquiries are on-going.

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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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