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Hardman Vinnie Jones Becomes Northumbria Police’s Latest Recruit

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Premier league footballer turned Hollywood actor Vinnie Jones became Northumbria Police’s latest recruit recently.
The former Wimbledon centre half, who has claimed acting fame for appearing in blockbuster films like ‘Lock,stock and two smoking barrels’, ‘Gone in 60 seconds’ and ‘X Men’, joined the Operation Dragoon roads policing team for seven days of filming across the force area.  
Vinnie and his film crew followed the road safety initiative’s enforcement officers out on the roads while they responded to incidents and carried out their duties. 

The footage will make up a ten-week series focusing on the operation, which has been running across Northumbria since the beginning of 2014, and is due to be aired later this year on Spike.

Chief Inspector John Heckels, who heads Operation Dragoon, said: “It’s been great having Vinnie and the cameras with the Operation Dragoon team over the last week. 
“The crew were embedded within the Op Dragoon team allowing them to see what officers have to deal withand respond to out on the front line.  
“I think he found it really interesting and enjoyed it and we certainly got some second glances when officers turned up to incidents with Vinnie Jones along side them. 

“The Dragoon team is doing some great work out on the roads and it’s been a really positive project. I Can’t wait to see the out come when it goes out later this year. 

“As a force we are really keen to show local people the work that goes on behind the scenes and promote the excellent work that our officers are doing – hopefully the showwill reflect  this and show our communities a different side to policing.”

Vinnie Jones said: “I’ve really enjoyed working with such an impressive unit. It’s been a privilege to be allowed to see how Operation Dragoon works and I’m looking forward for the public to be able to see how this unique team deal with the situations they encounter on the job.” 

Operation Dragoon is made up of a number of different strands and sees officers out on the roads targeting dangerous drivers, going into local schools and raising awareness in the importance of road safety and working closely with all road users to improve safety on the roads.  

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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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