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Hospital employee convicted of selling information to a national newspaper 

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Hospital employee convicted for selling information to national newspaperMetropolitan Police – May 29, 2015 16:20 BST

An employee at a hospital’s high security unit has been convicted for selling information to a national newspaper.
Alan Hagan [Elveden 71], who worked at Ashworth Hospital, a high security facility, in Liverpool, was today, Friday, 29 May, was found guilty of misconduct in a public office.
Hagen, 48, (13.01.67), of Melling Mount, Kirkby, Liverpool, was convicted at the Old Bailey.
The court heard that Hagan, who was working in security at the hospital, was in contact with a journalist from the now defunct News of the World newspaper in January 2008.
Shortly after this in February 2008, an article concerning drugs being recovered from a patient’s room appeared in the paper. A few days later a payment of £1,000 to Hagan was approved by the paper.
Later that year, Hagan brought a covert camera into the hospital against all the hospital’s security rules and patient confidentiality. He used it to take video footage of the same patient, which he sent to the journalist at the newspaper. Hagan was in negotiations with the newspaper regarding a £50,000 payment for the images.
When Hagan’s home was searched by detectives from Operation Elveden, a covert pen camera was recovered, which contained videos and pictures of the patient. E-mails relating to the contact between him and the journalist were also recovered from Hagan’s computer.
Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Briggs, leading on Operation Elveden, said:”Hagan breached very important rules relating to the security of a psychiatric hospital, patient confidentiality and public trust, when he smuggled a covert camera into Ashworth Hospital.
“He was in lengthy negotiation with the journalist, eventually being offered the huge sum of £50,000 for the footage of a notorious patient.
“Hagan was motivated by money; he was not acting in the public interest. The jury’s decision to convict him shows just how seriously they felt the abuse of his position, and the abuse of the trust his employers placed in him, was.”
He will be sentenced on Friday, 26 June at the Old Bailey.

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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