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Three Police Dogs Who Netted over £6 Million Cash Set To Have Christmas In Front Of The Fire

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Three police sniffer dogs responsible for seizing more than £6 million have hang up their collars and retired- just in time for a mince pie at Christmas.
Northumbria Police will say goodbyeto Cracka, Snoop and Billy who retire this week after each dedicating nearlya decade of service to the force.
All three have regularly been involved in the region’s football matches, the Rugby World Cup, the Olympics andlarge-scale protests held across the force.
They have frequently been deployed atFerry terminals as well as to support Custom and Excise, Special Branchand Northumbria Police officers based at Newcastle International Airport.
But they have been most valuable whenit comes to stopping some of the region’s most prolific criminals by sniffing out evidence used to convict offenders.
Between the three Cocker Spaniels approximately £6 million in cash was seized, as was hundreds of kilograms of drugs andthousands of weapons. They also tracked a huge haul of stolen goods in over a decade of service.
Cracka even helped sniff out more than £110,000 in just a single operation.
But now he, his brother Snoop and Cocker Spaniel Billy are set for a long rest in front of the fire asthey look  forward  to the first Christmas of their hard earned retirement.
Dog Sergeant Julie Neve said: “Allthree of the dogs have a fantastic work ethic and really enjoyed theirrole supporting our officers on their operations.
“We are always sad to see our dogsretire but it is hard earned with each of them putting in nearly a decade of service to the force.

“Cracker and Snoop will be adopted by their handlers while Billy has already been found a loving home where he can spend his retirement in peace.”
Operations Chief Inspector John Heckels added: “Our police dogs are crucial when it comes to securing the evidence needed to put offenders before the courts and ultimately behind bars.
“Their work helps make our region safe and these animals are an important tool when it comes to policing large scale events across the force area.
“Cracka, Snoop and Billy are great examples of the work being done in our dog section and are a credit toour dog handlers and dog trainers.
“They will always go the extramile and will take these animals into their homes to make sure they meetthe high standard expected at Northumbria Police.”
All three of the dogs graduatedfrom their  police training on December 12, 2007, after a training period within the force that sometimes takes up to 18 months if the dogs if they join the police as an infant pup.
The force currently has 90 animalsin the  dog section including specialist including 12 drugs, cash and weapon detection dogs and 40 General Purpose police dogs.
There are also a selection ofother specialist  animals with five explosive detection dogs, five forensic evidencedogs and eight Firearms Support dogs. 
For more information about the dog sectionvisit our force website.

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Fancy being locked in a haunted police cell?

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Forget Halloween Fancy a spooky night of fun, locked in a haunted cell for 24 hours to raise money for charity. Then we have an event that is right up your street.

Following on from the success of the PC Edward Walker Tour, Jules Berry a DDO with the Met Police is back with her spooky haunted cell idea to raise money for COPS UK and WMP History Museum, That is exactly what you can do this Feb.

Met Police Detention Officer Jules Berry is arranging the whole event in partnership with the WMP History Museum and is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The event will take place on the 8th and 9th of February 2019, but be quick as places are limited.

Unfortunately, Police Hour will no longer be live streaming this event to our 2.5 Million Followers, But we hope our readers can still attend and support this event.

Need we say any more, Simply watch this video then sign up

Hats off to Kerry Blakeman for his fantastic advertorial.

The event is being held to support the restoration of the West Midlands Police Museum and COPS UK.

About COPS

COPS is the UK charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives in relation to their duty, to rebuild their lives.

Since being founded in 2003, they have helped hundreds of families shattered by the loss of their police officer.

They aim to ensure that surviving family members have all the help they need

to cope with such a tragedy and they remain part of the police family.

What COPS do?

COPS is a peer support charity, enabling Survivors from around the UK to support other Survivors in practical ways. They arrange local and national events that enable Survivors to build friendships and bonds that support them through the good times and bad.

Families are rightly proud of their officer and COPS to help ensure that they remain part of the police family.

What about the WMP History?

The West Midlands Police Museum at Coventry was opened in 1959 and celebrates the history of Coventry City Police which existed between 1839 & 1969, before becoming part of Warwickshire and Coventry Constabulary and in 1974, West Midlands Police.

The site at Sparkhill has been operating since 1995 when it moved there from the force’s training facility at Tally Ho! where it been operating as a CID training facility since the mid 1970s. Several of the exhibits had originated from the old Forensic Science Service laboratory when it moved from Newton Street to Gooch Street.

The Sparkhill museum contains items of policing memorabilia and old records from the West Midlands Police predecessor forces of Birmingham City Police, Walsall Borough Police, Dudley Borough Police, Wolverhampton Borough Police and West Midlands Constabulary. Some records are also held of Staffordshire County Police and Worcestershire officers as parts of those forces now fall within the West Midlands Police area.

You can also drop an email [email protected] to sign up, you must raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship.

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What on earth is happening in Salisbury? Two people fall seriously ill

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Emergency Services have launched a major incident after two people have fallen ill in Salisbury.

Officers have placed a cordon around Prezzo Restaurant after a man and woman were taken ill.

Police have declared a major incident. Police do not believe this is linked to Novichok.

Police received a call from the ambulance service to Prezzo restaurant, in High Street, at approximately 6.45pm. Two people, a man aged in his 40s and a woman aged in her 30s, had become unwell.

Due to recent events in the city and concerns that the pair had been exposed to an unknown substance, a highly precautionary approach was taken by all emergency services.

Both were taken to Salisbury District Hospital and were clinically assessed. We can now confirm that there is nothing to suggest that Novichok is the substance. Both people remain in hospital under observation.

The major incident status has now been stood down.

At this stage it is not yet clear if a crime has been committed and enquiries remain ongoing.

Salisbury District Hospital remains open as usual.

A cordon will remain in place around Prezzo at this time as part of ongoing routine enquiries. All other areas that were cordoned off will now be reopened.

We’d like to thank the public for their patience as a result of the impact of this incident.

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Homeless man covered in red spray paint found dead in cemetery days later

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Police say they are not linking the incidents together despite a vile video being uploaded to Facebook just days before.

Sick thugs covered the homeless man in red paint as he sat outside a supermarket, the attack was uploaded to facebook along with the the words : ‘This is how we deal with the beggars on the street. He is not even a beggar we spray them to death”.

Days later he was found dead, Police say these circumstances are non-suspicious.

The shocking video was shared on Facebook of Micheal Cash outside of Tesco Express in Normanby.

Despite Cash being found dead days later police refuse to link the death to this incident after his body was found in Eston Cemetery in Middlesbrough on Wednesday afternoon.

Crime Scene Investigators could be seen in the bushes within the cemetery and quickly put a cordon in place.

It has been speculated that Cash killed himself following the incident, but until circumstances are known we will not be able to speculate.

Police have confirmed the death is not suspicious there it is our assumption the circumstances around the death are no longer being investigated.

Police have not formally identified the body but a member of Mr Cash’s family confirmed they were visited by detectives on Wednesday.

Police have asked people not to speculate on social media regarding the incident.

Cleveland Police have released a statement saying “The death of a man whose body was found in Eston Cemetery on Wednesday 12th September is not being treated as suspicious.

“The man who is believed to be aged in his 30s has not yet been formally identified.

“A post-mortem examination has been held and although the death is not being treated as suspicious police believe this man was the victim of a previous incident of assault which resulted in the man being sprayed with red paint.

“The incident occurred near to Tesco Express on the High Street in Normanby and was reported to police on Sunday 9th September.”

Detective Inspector Matt Hollingsworth said: “Police are aware of the speculation on social media regarding the cause of the man’s death but we are not linking the assault with his death.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries in relation to the assault outside of Tesco and would appeal for anyone with information or anyone who witnessed it to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting 166668, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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