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Fantastic, @GwentPolice announce new initiative to support @SSAFA

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Gwent Police has reinforced its commitment to colleagues from the armed services and their families by announcing a new partnership and initiative with the Forces charity SSAFA.
The Force has worked closely with the Gwent branch of SSAFA, the oldest military charity in the country, to produce a short film and other resources for police officers and staff to better understand the challenges that are sometimes faced by veterans and their families readjusting to civilian life.

These challenges can often leave former service personnel and their families vulnerable and can lead to the abuse of alcohol and drugs, violence and can also result in homelessness. The resources will form part of Police officers training days, which they undertake every 10 weeks, and will help officers signpost veterans and their families to services and support which is available to them through organisations such as SSAFA.

 Chief Superintendent Rhiannon Kirk commented:

“Gwent Police is committed to supporting colleagues from the armed services, some of whom experience real hardships and challenges when they leave the military. It’s not about putting special services in place or treating veterans differently, it’s about understanding the often complex needs of veterans as they readjust to civilian life.
“The initiative will help officers signpost former service personnel to the raft of support which is available to them. Having put themselves on the line to protect our country the very least we can do is help them when they are at their most vulnerable .”
The initiative is being fully supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and will complement the commitment which has already been made by Gwent Police in signing the Armed Forces military covenant in 2013. The covenant aims to encourage all agencies within our community to offer support to the local Armed Forces community and make it easier for Service personnel, families and veterans to access the help and support available from the Ministry of Defence (MOD), from statutory providers and from the Charitable and Voluntary Sector. 
Chris Kirk who is the Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Coordinator for the Gwent branch of SSAFA added: “ I am delighted to be given the opportunity to be involved with Gwent Police in the design and implementation of this initiative. As a former Soldier and Gwent Police officer I realise the value and impact this initiative will bring to the Armed Forces communities of Gwent.”
To mark Armed Forces Day tomorrow (Saturday 27 June) Chief Superintendent Rhiannon Kirk will be joining volunteers from SSAFA at a fundraising event in the ASDA store in Duffryn.

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Ed Sheeran rushed to hospital after being knocked off bike in London

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Ed Sheeran has been to rushed to hospital after being knocked off his bike in London.

It is believed the singer has suffered a broken arm after he collided with a car in the capital city.

Ed took to Instagram ‘I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x’

Ed shared this with a picture of his guitar arm in a plaster cast and his other arm in a sling.

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DEAD: Sally Jones Britain’s Most Wanted Woman and Islamic State Recruiter Killed

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The White Widow Sally Jones has been Killed in a US Drone Strike, Jones who had planned many terror attacks fled the UK to become a IS Recruiter.

She was Britain’s Most Wanted Woman. It is believed she died in a US Air Force Drone Strike which happened near to the border of Syria and Iraq.

Jones was killed in June 2017, with the news kept hush because of fears that her 12-year-old son may have also been killed.

Jones left her home in Chatham, Kent in 2013 with her son Jojo to join Islamic State in Syria. During this time she often used her son as a human shield to save her own life.

The CIA and MI6 spent months tracking down Jones before they launched a Drone Strike and killed her.

She played a key role in the recruitment of young females becoming jihadis often leaving their families in the middle of the night to head out and join the Islamic State.

Despite the claims that Jones is dead, the US cannot 100 percent be sure she is dead, as they made no attempt to recover any DNA, But they are very confident that she is dead.

Drone Strikes are very clever in the way they work as they are able to follow targets for a number of weeks before launching a missile attack without any civilians being killed.

However, they cannot confirm if 12-year-old brainwashed Jojo has been killed also, something which the Americans could face a backlash over.

Jojo was brainwashed he faced years of forced lessons in radical Islam & firearms training. He recently featured within an IS execution video standing behind a row of prisoners who was kneeling on the floor before pulling the trigger and murdering them.

Jones converted to Islam and was nicknamed the White Widow after her Islamic State husband Junaid Hussain was killed by a drone in 2015.

Hussain aged 21 and from Birmingham brainwashed Jones to such a degree she became head of recruitment for young women and schoolgirls within the Islamic State.

Jones & Hussain planned many attacks across Europe and America and is believed to have been a key recruiter and brainwasher of many wanting to join the Islamic State.

Jones was linked to the planning of a number of major terror attacks including one which planned to blow up the Queen and Prince Philip on the streets of London during the VJ celebrations.

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wanted for fraud offences after bank card that was used fraudulently

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Police are appealing for help to speak to a man in connection with a case of fraud In Ipswich.

Amongst items stolen in a burglary that occurred overnight on 18 July on Severn Road in the town was a bank card that was used fraudulently for a number of payments the following day.

CCTV enquiries have resulted in one store in the town providing officers with footage of a male they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

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