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Met Police seized £70 Million of Cocaine set for London streets

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Police investigating the large-scale importation of drugs for sale in London and the Home Counties have arrested eight people and seized 200kg of cocaine worth an estimated £70million.
Detectives from the Met’s Special Intelligence Section (SIS), working jointly with Essex Police officers, intercepted two cars near Tilbury Docks at approximately 02:00hrs on Tuesday, 21 July.
They stopped a white minicab on the A1089 and carried out a search, discovering numerous blocks of high-purity cocaine, totalling 200kg, stashed in holdalls in the boot.
The driver, a 29-year-old man from Essex [A], was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to import drugs and conspiracy to supply controlled drugs. There were no passengers.
The second vehicle, a white Ford van, was stopped nearby. The driver, a 45-year-old man of no fixed abode [B] and a 24-year-old man from Essex [C] were both arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to import drugs and conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.
Meanwhile, detectives from the SIS, working with officers from Essex, identified three more suspects and arrested them in undergrowth nearby. The trio [D/E/F], aged 47, 31 and 40 – all men from Essex – were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to import drugs and conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.
At approximately 12:00hrs officers executed two search warrants at two residential addresses in Essex and made two further arrests. They arrested a 30-year-old woman from Essex [G] on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and an 18-year-old man from Essex [H] on suspicion of concealing property and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
All eight are currently in custody at an east London police station.
Detective Inspector Andy Whitewood of the SIS, part of the Met’s Organised Crime Command, said: “We’ve seized a massive amount of cocaine which we believe would have made organised criminals in excess of £70 million had it reached the street-level sellers that it was intended for.
“The vast majority of these drugs would have been destined for the streets of London, where drug sales line the pockets of criminals and blight the communities in which they are sold. I can only estimate the substantial amount of acquisitive crime that would have been committed to fund the purchase of these drugs.
“Drug supply on our streets brings fear to our communities and the Met is determined to prevent it at every possible opportunity.”

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Hospital turn off life support machine because family couldn’t pay £7k bill

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The family of British man have been left devastated and furious after an Egyptian hospital because staff switched off his life support without their permission.

Despite this the hospital claim Adrian King suffered cardiac arrest however his family have told the local courts it’s because they didn’t have the money to pay a £7k insurance bill.

Adrian aged 39 became ill while he was on holiday with his friend in Hurghada, on Egypt’s east coast.

All of a sudden he fell unconscious and was being treated in hospital, during his time in hospital it was discovered his insurance policy have been voided and they demanded an upfront payment while he laid on his death bed.

The inquest heard how the insurance was void as he had not declared a bacterial infection he had within his stomach two years before his holiday.

Adrian’s dad Charles Bumford told the hearing: “A man at the hospital stood in my son’s room and told me: ‘The insurance is null and void – you pay now or I switch off the machines.’

“I didn’t have the £7,000 ($9,800) he was asking for at that time. As he walked out of the room he started switching things off.”

Charles added that he tried contacting the hospital ’50 times’ but he never received an answer. The friend Adrian was with at the time, Nicola, was similarly confused by the situation occurring in the medical facility.

“They did the second dialysis and then said that the insurance was voided,” she told the inquest.

“They never said he had a cardiac arrest or anything, they said it was stopping, because the funding was stopped.”

Our thoughts are with the family of Adrian at this difficult time.

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Woman arrested after leaving move your vehicle note on ambulance attending 999 call

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Police have taken a zero tolerance approach to a woman who left a note on an ambulance.

The note left paramedics disgusted police have now confirmed they have arrested a woman after the abusive note was left on an ambulance demanding it parked somewhere else while it was attending a 999 emergency call.

The note stated ‘I couldn’t give a s**t if the whole street collapsed”

The crew were also verbally abused while attending the emergency call while attempting to deal with an ongoing medical incident on Sunday afternoon.

Now a 26-year-old Tunstall woman has been arrested for public order offences.

Chief Inspector John Owen, commander of Staffordshire Police’s Stoke-on-Trent North policing team, tweeted about the incident.

He added: “We will not tolerate abuse or intimidation of our emergency services. This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will take appropriate action against offenders.

“The arrest relates to matters of verbal abuse that could constitute offences under the Public Order Act. This is not solely about the note.”

A Staffordshire Police spokesman confirmed the force took action after seeing details reported on Twitter.

The woman remains in police custody and enquiries are on-going.

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Jon Venables Reportedly Attacked With Boiling Water By Fellow Inmate

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Jon Venables attacked with boiling water by a fellow inmate. 

Jon Venables, one of the schoolboys who murdered James Bulger in 1993 has been attacked in prison after an image was released on social media.

Venables who is now aged 35 was attacked with boiling water and sugar after a fellow inmate managed to work out his identity.

Venables have been living under a fake name since 2001 and was sent back to jail having broken the conditions of his release and being found guilty of child pornography.

Venables was banned from travelling back to Liverpool but he had been attending music events and going to Everton Football matches.

He was later found to be in possession of cocaine and was also having a relationship with an underage girl.

Prison Officers were forced to place Venables on lockdown after his identity was revealed and he was attacked with boiling water and sugar.

it is alleged that Venables complained that guards did nothing at first to stop the attack from happening and offered him little help once he had been assaulted.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed to Police Hour that “incidents of this nature happen within prisons and we cannot discuss the nature of individual cases”

Now that the true identity of Venables is known within side the prison after images have been circulated among inmates it will be inevitable that another attack will happen.

Venables is currently serving a three-year sentence for child pornography offences and possession of 1,170 images of children which included babies.

It is believed inmates have been circulating images of Venables from prison to prison in the hope that one prisoner can identity him.

Facebook and Twitter this month removed images from their social media websites of various men who people claimed was Venables.

It is a criminal offence to name or identity Venables on social media due to an anonymity order granted in 2001 that prevents him from ever being named or identified.

Due to the nature of his repeat offending there is mounting pressure to scrap that order in order to prevent further children being targeted.

However due to the nature of Venables sick attack these orders are likely never to be removed.

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