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Man who attempted to meet underage girls he groomed online attacked by group of men



Police in Wigan have launched an investigation after two men attempted to meet up with underage girls, they thought they had groomed over the internet.  

The first incident happened on Friday 17 April 2015, at around 9pm, when a 19-year-old man arranged to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl in a church car park in Atherton.

When he arrived he was filmed being attacked by a group of men who accused him of being a paedophile,and of having arranged to meet up with an underage girl.

The man managed to get away from the group; he went home where he received messages demanding money and they said if he did not pay, the group would upload the video of him on Facebook.

The following day the man reported the incident to the police and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being an adult attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following grooming. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

The second incident happened at 2.40pm on Saturday 18 April 2015, when concerned shoppers witnessed a 25-year-old man being beaten up by a group of people at Market Placein Wigan.

The group accused the man of arranging to meet a 14-year-old girl online. The man was attacked byone of the men in the group; he head butted him and knocked out two of his teeth.  

The rest of the group filmed the incident which has since been posted online.  The man got away from the group and went to the police station to report the incident.

The 25-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being an adult attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following grooming and remains in police custody for questioning.

The first offender that attacked the 18-year-old is described as white, aged between 18 – 20, shaven brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt, a black tracksuit and was carrying a black Foot Asylum drawstring bag. He has a tattooed left arm.

The second is described asa white woman, about 5ft 4in tall with reddish, dark hair wearing a greyhoodie and a black top.

The third is described asa white man, aged in his 40s, 5ft 4in tall, wearing glasses and carryinga walking stick.

The fourth is described as a white man with short brown receding hair and wearing a blue T-Shirt.

Detective Inspector Charlotte Cadden from Bolton division, said: “These men were targeted because they had illegally arranged to meet up with underage girls online.  

“I want to make it clear that grooming and arranging to meet up with children you have met over the internet is a criminal offence and if you are caught doing this you will be arrested and prosecuted.

“It is unacceptable that this group are posing as underage girls and meeting up with men with the view to either blackmailing them or attacking them in the street.

“If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact the police as soon as possible”

Anyone with any informationis asked to call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers 0800555 111.



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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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Police Dog Blue finds missing vulnerable teenager hidden in woodland undergrowth



Police Dog Blue and his handler from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit found a vulnerable teenager on Wednesday (October 18).

Officers were called to an address in Friday Bridge, Cambridgeshire at around 10.45pm after concerns were raised about a teenager who had gone missing.

Due to concerns for her welfare, PD Blue and his handler were also called to assist with the search.

German Shepherd Blue was deployed and began searching the local area. Whilst going down a nearby lane, Blue led his handler into an area of woodland and undergrowth.

It was here that the pair found the missing teenager. They were then able to provide immediate care before other officers arrived to take her home.

Inspector Iain Clark, who is the head of the BCH Dog Unit, said: “The officers had numerous places to search and I am glad PD Blue and his handler were able to provide assistance, which saw the teenager safely found within a short period of time.

“I am proud of their work and this is another great example of how the BCH Dog Unit can support other officers around the three counties.”



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