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The Met Police making final preparations for Safe and Secure Wimbledon Tennis Championships

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With one of Britain’s biggest sporting events beginning on Monday, 29 June, the Met is putting into place its final preparations to support The All England Lawn Tennis Club in delivering a safe and secure Championships.
The Met is well versed in policing sporting events across the Capital, dealing with a number of planned events throughout the year.
The planning team has been preparing for this event throughout the year and will be drawing on its extensive experience to ensure that this annual event will be safe and secure for all those attending.
With this year’s Championships scheduled to take place a week later than usual to allow the players sufficient rest following the end of the French Open, the Met, working very closely with the All England Club, have used the additional time to ensure that the most effective police plan for this two-week sporting tournament is in place.
A range of policing tactics will be used to make sure the Met fully plays its part in keeping this year’s Championships secure. This will include extra officers on duty patrolling the local area, road closures and a highly mobile reserve that can respond to emerging incidents. Officers will be working in uniform and in plain clothes during the event.
One of our priorities is making sure that local residents in Merton continue to receive the same policing as usual during the course of The Championships and we have liaised with partners, to minimise disruption to residents and local communities.
Chief Superintendent Stuart Macleod, the local Borough Commander said:
“The Wimbledon Tennis Championships are a regular feature in our calendar and one of the great British sporting events which we are ready to police.
“At the conclusion of last year’s Championships the Met’s planning team started preparing for this year’s tournament. We have reflected on previous operational plans and amended these where necessary to ensure we deliver a safe and secure Championships for 2015.
“This year’s event will be policed to a level proportionate with the current threat level. We have worked closely in partnership with the All England Club and other partner agencies to ensure the Championships can be enjoyed by all those attending.
“The Championships draw not just a large proportion of Londoners to SW19, but people from all over the country and the world travel to watch the event as well.
“Like any major event with large crowds, they attract a small number of opportunist criminals who like to operate in busy environments. We remind everyone attending The Championships to take extra care of their property, especially handbags, wallets and mobile phones. Please keep your valuables and other items secure and with you at all times.
“Staff from the All England Club, security and police officers will be visible throughout the grounds and anyone who sees anything suspicious should approach us with their concerns.
“We will be making full use of Twitter this year to provide up-to-date information concerning the policing of this event and visitors to The Championships are encouraged to follow.
”Normal policing service in the borough will continue throughout the duration of the tournament and I would like to reassure our local residents and communities that Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be providing a visible presence and will be able to address any concerns you may have.”

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ARRESTED: Hostages taken by armed man at Nuneaton Bowling Alley

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Armed Police and specially trained negotiators have successfully ended a hostage situation that lasted almost four hours.

Armed Officers and Ambulance Crews responded to the major incident at the MFA Bowling Alley in Nuneaton following a vast amount of calls reporting a man with a sawn-off shotgun.

The man is believed to have taken two hostages who were both staff members within the bowling alley.

Mehdi Afshar Chief Executive of MFA Bowl confirmed that two members of his staff were being held, hostage.

It is Mehdi believe that the suspect gunman is known to one of his staff members and the relationship is either an ex-husband or boyfriend.

No customers or other staff members were hurt in the incident and were allowed to freely leave, while the suspect told many others to get the F**k out of here while screaming at his hostages it is Game Over.

 

The incident began just after 3pm on Sunday 22nd October when many families and children fled the scene after spotting the gunman.

Those that did not escape the scene immediately were told to leave by the gunman.  Police quickly ruled out the incident as being terror-related.

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The full area is on lockdown with all roads in and out of the area have been blocked and no one is allowed to leave the Nearby Odeon Cinema located next door to the bowling alley or a nearby soft play centre.

The Air Ambulance has landed near the bowling alley and has since left the location.

Video footage shows a number of armed police officers in a car park at the scene.

 

Warwickshire Police confirmed that they were dealing with an “ongoing incident” however while the incident was ongoing they did not confirm the nature of the incident.

Once the incident had concluded police confirmed that the man had been arrested and two hostages had been released uninjured.

Moments before the incident ended flash bangs were seen and heard before armed officers moved in and very quickly the suspect was arrested before being placed in the back of an ambulance which left the scene on blue lights and under a police escort.

A Spokesperson for Warwickshire Police confirmed the suspect had now been arrested and the situation was over.

“Specialist firearms officers and police negotiators, along with fire, ambulance and police air services, attended the location at the bowling alley in St David’s Way, Bermuda Park. A man has been arrested and is in police custody.

“Members of public at the bowling alley and neighbouring properties were evacuated to safety and nobody was injured during the incident.

“Warwickshire Police Chief Superintendent Alex Franklin-Smith said: “We would like to thank local people for their patience and cooperation while officers dealt with this incident. We are pleased that we were able to bring this incident to a peaceful resolution and that there were no injuries. I would like to reassure the Nuneaton community that the incident is unconnected to any terrorist activity.”

 

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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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