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Police Hour are currently recruiting a number of ‘Content Producers’ to drive the editorial across the entire website, with a particular focus on leading coverage of policing Incidents and major crime stories.

Our content producers are required to keep content updated and current with what is happening within the crime world.

The successful candidate will work closely with the News Editor to achieve our editorial output aims and content styles.

You will be a vital part of our team and help create our mark within the media world. As we develop from an unknown website to a well known media brand, that can be looked upon for a valid and trustworthy source of news.

We are ideally looking for those who are looking to gain a start within the media world.

About Police Hour

Police Hour is an crime and policing site serving a United Kingdom based audience of around 10,000 readers per day.

PH launched in the UK in April 2014. We have quickly gained a good audience within that time, we cover all newsworthy crime and policing stories within the United Kingdom and often from around the world.

We are a variety of people working around the United Kingdom all from home. We get out facts right before we publish any news story, we are proud of our trustworthy content that is grounded and within the right context free from sensationalist journalism.


The ideal candidate will be a strong writer with these qualities:

  • Fantastic knowledge and passionate for policing and crime.
    A good knowledge of current and past high profile incidents & court cases.
  • Excellent knowledge of Media Law relating to the publishing and reporting of crime related incidents and court cases.
  • The ability to work to fast turnaround times
  • Excellent attention to detail and a high standard of accuracy
    Startup/entrepreneurial mindset, efficient, self-motivated
  • Good contacts within the policing world a bonus.
  • Experience of managing and updating social media pages.
  • Experience of working within a remote environment for the purpose of publishing for an established website would be advantageous.


  • Sourcing, writing and publishing content for publication on our website, mobile apps and social media pages.
  • Writing the PH house style and ensuring you meet our tight editorial deadlines, which includes multiple articles and article updates per hour.
  • Ensuring the PH reputation is maintained when building and establishing relationships with police press officers.
  • Ensuring all our news is legal, trustworthy and within context.

To ensure your application is considered you must include must complete our on application form, once completed this will be forwarded to our recruitment team.

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62



Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.



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Girl aged 5 sadly dies after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door in Dorest



Officers investigating an incident where a girl tragically died after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 11.30am today, Wednesday 18 April 2018, HM Coastguard received reports of a child and a woman in distress in the water at Durdle Door in Dorset.

The woman was rescued from the water by a member of the public. A Ministry of Defence military range safety vessel, which was in the area and responded to a Mayday broadcast, recovered the girl from the water.

The five-year-old girl, from Salisbury, was taken by the RNLI Weymouth Lifeboat to Weymouth and transferred by the ambulance service to Dorset County Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Detective Inspector Steve May, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl involved at this very difficult time.

“At this time there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident however, with the sudden death of any child we have an obligation to carry out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed how the girl came to be in the water and has not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.

“There were also a number of visitors in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to please get in touch as it may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:127. 



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Police name Steven John Willis following targeted murder



Cleveland Police have this morning named Steven John Willis aged 27 following what is believed to have been a targeted murder.

Steven’s body was found in the road outside of his home in Meadowcroft Road, Normanby.

Locally Steven was also known as Steven Pickering or Picko. There have been floods of tributes on social media.

It is believed Steven was subjected to a violent and targeted attack.

Cleveland Police are currently holding five men in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Police received a 999 reporting a disturbance near Skippers Lane Normanby.

Crime scene investigators are combing the area following the death. Officers responded to the incident just after 10.30pm on April 16th.

It is believed all five men are being held at separate police stations

Local residents have told Police Hour that police have not yet conducted house to house enquires but police remain at the house on the corner of Meadowcroft Road.

The crime scene within the area bas been reduced and now centres around the front garden of Meadowcroft Road and the house in which Steven lived within.

The area in which the incident happened is a very quiet area.

Cleveland Police progressed the investigation very quickly initially announcing three arrests had been made all men aged 20, 22 and 31 all being held on suspicion or murder.

Later it was announced a fourth arrest had been made of a man aged 21.

A fifth arrest of another 21-year-old man was then made late on Tuesday evening.

All five men currently remain in police custody for questioning.

Cleveland Police have not released details surrounding the incident that unfolded however two people aged 17 and 44 are being treated at James Cook Hospital they are in a non-life threatening stable condition.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Cleveland Police on 101.



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