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Hatton Garden’s Police Sorry For Failing To Attend

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In a statement delivered outside New Scotland Yard earlier in relation to the Hatton Garden burglary, Commander Peter Spindler said: 

“I want to use this opportunity to give you an update on what’s been happening with the high value burglary at Hatton Garden which took place over the Easter holiday.

“But firstly I want to address the issue of the alarm call. I know that this has been troubling people, and what I want to say is that on this occasion the systems and processes that we have in place with the alarm companies weren’t followed. And as a result of that officers did not attend the premises when in fact they probably should have done; and for that I want to apologise.

“However, the keyholders were notified about alarm activation and the security officer was sent to the premises. That security officer saw what our officers would have seen had they deployed; which was a multi-occupancy building on eight floors where in fact the premises would have appeared secure and no alarm was sounding.

“We have an ongoing review into the defeat of the alarm. We’re going to work very closely with the alarm industry to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. And that we fully understand how it was the alarm system failed in this instance. And we will ultimately share the findings of that review with the wider business community to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

“Moving on, over the last six weeks the Flying Squad has worked relentlessly supported by officers from our major crime command, from covert policing and other specialist parts of the business. Detective Superintendent Turner, who is the Head of the Flying Squad, will now give you an update on the progress that they’ve made.”

Detective Superintendent Craig Turner, Head of the Flying Squad, gave the following update on the investigation:

“The Flying Squad has undertaken an intensive proactive and reactive investigation. This is to ensure that victims, individual box holders, and also the wider Hatton Garden community are served justice.

“I’m very pleased to say that this morning 12 addresses have been raided across London and Kent area. As a result of those raids seven white British males have been arrested. They’re all aged between 48 and 76 years of age. They have all been arrested for conspiracy to steal. 

“As a result of those searches, a significant amount of high value property has been recovered. Can I just urge victims to please stay patient. Police officers will be in contact with them in order that we can restore this property back to their rightful owners. Please be patient in relation to this. 

“This has been an exceptional, complex investigation and I thank everyone for remaining patient. I think this sends a message in relation to this type of crime that is committed within London that the MPS will do as much as they can to bring justice to those victims of crime.”

Cmdr Spindler concluded by saying: “The Metropolitan Police takes these types of crimes very seriously. At times we have been portrayed as if we’ve acted like ‘Keystone Cops’. But I want to reassure you that in the finest traditions of Scotland Yard these detectives have done their utmost to bring justice for the victims of this callous crime. They have worked tirelessly and relentlessly. They have put their lives on hold over the last six or seven weeks to make sure that justice is served and they have exemplified the finest attributes of Scotland Yard detectives. We will be releasing further information throughout the next 24 hours.”

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Urgent Warning over exploding paw patrol soap after boy three in intensive care bath bomb exploded

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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

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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

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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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