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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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3 year old attacked by three men with acid at retail park

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A three-year old boy has been seriously injured in what police have described as a deliberate targeted attack at Hone Bargains on Shrub Hill Retail Park at around 2.15pm on Saturday.

The boy suffered serious burns to his arms and face

He is being treated for his injuries in hospital.

West Mercia Police have released images of three men they would like to speak to about the incident

Chief Superintendent Mark Travis said: “At this time we are treating this as a deliberate attack on a three-year-old boy.

“The incident will rightly shock the local community and I would like to reassure local people that we are carrying out a thorough investigation to identify those responsible.

“At this time, the motive for the attack is unclear. Officers are working hard to establish exactly what happened and what the substance involved was.”

He said that the three men pictured in the images from the store “may have information vital to our investigation.

“I am sure someone will recognise them and I would urge anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.

West Mercia Police said anyone with information should call 999 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Families warned to drain paddling pools to stop vampire horseflies breeding after heatwave

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Vampire like horseflies are breeding like never before as Britain enjoys the longest heatwave in 40 years.

They are breeding like never before with the aide of garden pools and the heatwave.

The NHS is now advising members of the public to drain standing water to stop insects multiplying.

These insects love water and the heat will only help them increase in numbers.

The problem comes when they bite you, more that 9000 people have called the NHS helpline 111 to report these insects bites.

They leave a painful bite which often requires antibiotics if they become infected.

According to Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, bites from vampire horseflies can be especially sore.

He told the BBC: “They actually give one of the nastier bites, because they take a chunk out of you.”

“They can be very painful, and can take a while to heal, and as result can get infected and need antibiotics.”

Paddling pools are prime breeding grounds for these bugs.

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Thug attempted to kill cop jailed for less than 2 years… It should be life

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We know you should have faced attempted murder charges, we know your laughing at your sentence. Because you attempted to kill a cop to avoid arrest because you are an idiot.

But be assured when that day comes that you need the police to save your life they won’t hold it against you.

In the early hours of Wednesday, 13 June officers chased a suspected stolen vehicle along the A22 Godstone Bypass, after it had been linked to a burglary in Oxted eight days before.

Officers managed to box the vehicle in (using a manoeuvre known as Tactical Pursuit and Containment TPAC).

During the TPAC, the vehicle swerved into one of the police cars, trying to force it off of the road. Officers managed to box the vehicle in, and it then tried to reverse away from officers, so officers got out of their vehicles and tried to remove the driver (Kidd), this included smashing the windows of the vehicle.

In car video footage shows Sergeant Chris Schultze, of the Area Patrol Team, was on the passenger’s side of the vehicle, but then started to go towards the driver’s side to assist officers.

As Sergeant Schultze was making his way to the driver’s side, Kidd drove forward in what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to knock the officers over the barrier, as seen in the footage.

Sergeant Schultze was initially treated at hospital for his injuries, and was later discharged and is now back on duty

The three occupants (two 19-year-old men from Sutton and a 17-year-old man) were arrested for various offences including burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, and failure to stop.

Ramone Kidd, 19-years-old, of Prince of Wales Road in Sutton, South London appeared at Guildford Crown Court yesterday (12 July), and pleaded guilty to the following:

Dangerous driving

Driving whilst disqualified

Driving whilst unfit through drink / drugs

Actual bodily harm (ABH)

Kidd was sentenced to 23 months in prison, and has had his licence disqualified for three years.

In court, His Honour Judge Moss commended all the officers involved in the initial pursuit and the investigation team.

Detective Sergeant Kerry Akehurst, from the Criminal Investigation Department said: “I would firstly like to echo what His Honour Judge Moss said around the professionalism of the officers involved in the incident.

“The role of a police officer is to protect the public, and each day officers put their lives at risk to apprehend suspects and protect the public. During this particular incident, officers attempted to stop the vehicle, and in doing so, three officers received injuries and four police vehicles sustained damage.”

The 19 and 17 year-old men have been released under investigation for the burglary offences whilst enquiries continue.

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