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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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Woman hit by two lorries and two cars in multiple hit and run

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A woman has tragically died after being hit by two lorries and two cars at a pederidain crossing in London.

The woman was struck by two lorries and two cars as she crossed at a pedestrian crossing in Tulse Hill, South London.

The woman who has not been named is believed to be in her late 20s or early 30s.

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that the driver failed to stop at the scene and a woman was then hit by a second lorry and then hit by two cars, all four drivers failed to stop at the scene of an accident.

Paramedics rushed to the scene on Norwood Road at 6.48pm on Monday and administered emergency treatment to the woman who was sadly pronounced dead at 7.21am.

Acting Detective Sergeant Alastair Middleton of the Metropolitan police released a statement appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision and the moments afterwards to contact us. I would also urge the drivers of all four vehicles to come forward and speak with my team.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton on 020 8543 5157.

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Two arrested on suspicion of under following death of three children

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A 14, 8 & 7-year-old has been killed in a devastating house fire which is being treated as murder.

Cops are treating the deaths as ‘Murder’ by fire and have now arrested a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman.

A three-year-old girl is also fighting for her life in hospital and her mother is in a serious condition.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at 4.58am on Jackson Street, Worsley in Greater Manchester.

Sadly Demi Pearson aged 14 was declared dead at the scene following the horrific arson attack which ripped through the house.

Another boy aged eight-year-old and a girl aged seven-year-old have also sadly died in hospital.

Michelle Pearson aged 35 the mother of all four children is also in a serious condition and is fighting for her life.

Greater Manchester Police said a manhunt was underway for a suspect and the force was “keeping an open mind” as to whether the incident was gang-related.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller said: “The death of these three children is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the little girl and her mum who are in hospital fighting for their lives.

“We currently have specially-trained officers with the family to help them through this devastating time.”

He called on the suspect to “give himself up”, adding that “he knows who he is”.

“This is a fast-moving live investigation and we have a major investigation team with scores of dedicated detectives working tirelessly,” he continued.

“I want to describe what this incident is; it’s the murder, using fire, of three children and we have a three-year-old girl fighting for her life who is seriously ill.

“This will devastate this family forever and words cannot describe what they are going through. We need the public’s help to find the answers the family deserve.

“We want to make arrests as soon as possible and we appeal to local people to help us in this.”

Two 16-year-old boys managed to get out of the house before fire crews could arrive. they are believed to be safe and well.

Greater Manchester Police have now referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they had been called to the address due to an “earlier incident at the address” hours before.

Jackson Street has been closed off with large steel barriers and firefighters are still monitoring hot spots within the property,

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this devastating fire.

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Man hunt launched as three children killed House Fire

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A 14, 8 & 7-year-old has been killed in a devastating house fire which is being treated as murder.

Cops are treating the deaths as ‘Murder’ by fire and know who the suspected killer is and urge him to hand himself in before he is named.

A three-year-old girl is also fighting for her life in hospital and her mother is in a serious condition.

Police have launched a murder inquiry after three children died in a suspected arson attack on a house in Salford.

Emergency services responded to reports of a fire at 4.58am on Jackson Street, Worsley in Greater Manchester.

Sadly Demi Pearson aged 14 was declared dead at the scene following the horrific arson attack which ripped through the house.

Another boy aged eight-year-old and a girl aged seven-year-old have also sadly died in hospital.

Michelle Pearson aged 35 the mother of all four children is also in a serious condition and is fighting for her life.

Greater Manchester Police said a manhunt was underway for a suspect and the force was “keeping an open mind” as to whether the incident was gang-related.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller said: “The death of these three children is heartbreaking. Our thoughts are with their loved ones and the little girl and her mum who are in hospital fighting for their lives.

“We currently have specially-trained officers with the family to help them through this devastating time.”

He called on the suspect to “give himself up”, adding that “he knows who he is”.

“This is a fast-moving live investigation and we have a major investigation team with scores of dedicated detectives working tirelessly,” he continued.

“I want to describe what this incident is; it’s the murder, using fire, of three children and we have a three-year-old girl fighting for her life who is seriously ill.

“This will devastate this family forever and words cannot describe what they are going through. We need the public’s help to find the answers the family deserve.

“We want to make arrests as soon as possible and we appeal to local people to help us in this.”

Two 16-year-old boys managed to get out of the house before fire crews could arrive. they are believed to be safe and well.

Greater Manchester Police have now referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because they had been called to the address due to an “earlier incident at the address” hours before.

Jackson Street has been closed off with large steel barriers and firefighters are still monitoring hot spots within the property,

Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this devastating fire.

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