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We are looking for the next generation of writers to join our team

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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.

Requirements

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
    Application

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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Girl aged 8 who was stabbed to death named as Mylee Billingham

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A little girl who was tragically stabbed to death has been named as 8-year-old Mylee Billingham.

Police responded to a domestic related incident near Walsall and sadly discovery Mylee seriously injured.

Despite frantic efforts by police, paramedics and doctors nothing could be done to save Mylee.

Cops immediately arrested a man aged 54 in connection with her murder.

Sadly Mylee was found with life threatening injuries at a property in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night, and died a short time later in hospital.

West Midlands Police said the man was also taken to hospital with a stab wound to the stomach.

The 54-year-old man who was arrested remains in a “critical” condition and will Be question “in due course” in relation to the murder of 8 year old Mylee.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with Mylee’s death.

Our thoughts are with Mylee’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Girl 8 stabbed to dead in Walsall, West Midlands

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Police have launched a murder investigation after an 8 year old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested following the attack overnight in Brownhills.

Cops responded to a 999 call at 9.15pm to reports of a disturbance at the address on arrival they found a girl with serious injuries.

She was rushed to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save her this girls injuries were too serious and she died a short time later.”

The 54-year-old man was also taken to hospital and treated for a stab wound to his stomach.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the homicide unit, said: “We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child’s death.

“Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death. Our thoughts remain with them.”

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Parents warned after hooded man follows and grabs second child in 24 hours

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Chilling CCTV footage has been released of what is believed to be an attempted abduction of a schoolgirl aged 11 just 24 hours after another school girl reported that she was approached and grabbed by a man as she walked to school in north Manchester.

Police are linking both incidents are warning parents to remain vigilant after a second child was grabbed walking to school.

CCTV footage shows a young girl being approached by a stranger in the street, police have now launched an investigation after the girl was followed and grabbed.

The girl managed to fight off the man and break free before she raised the alarm on Acre Top Road. She escaped unharmed.

The incident happened at 8.30am on Wednesday, January 10th as the girl walked to school. Police are also investigating another incident in which another schoolgirl was grabbed near Sainsbury’s on Middleton Road by the Heaton Park roundabout, was also reported the day before, the school said.

Crab Lane Primary School, in Higher Blackley, released a letter to parents warning that a stranger had attempted to grab a school girl on her way into school ‘The matter was reported to police immediately and the child was able to give a good description,’ the letter from headteacher Pat Adams said.

‘The police have informed us that a similar incident occurred near the Sainsbury’s, by the Heaton Park roundabout, the day before. ‘The police suspect that the two incidents are connected, given the short distance between them and the fact that both girls gave a similar description of the man in question.

‘As of yet, the police have not located this man. Therefore, please take extra precautions to remind your children of ‘stranger danger’ and the importance of being vigilant when on the streets without an adult.’

Police have said the suspect is described as a white man of slim build aged in his 30s he has blond hair and a blue jacket.

Thankfully both children managed to break free, Police are now warning parents to be on their guard and request that children walk in groups of two on their way to and from school.

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