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New Temporary Chief Constable appointed for Cleveland Police until Police & Crime Commissioner  Elections 

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A new Chief Constable with a wealth of experience is leading Cleveland Police into 2016.
Iain Spittal has been appointed to the role on a temporary basis by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger, following a successful two and a half years as Cleveland’s Deputy Chief Constable.

He has his finger firmly on the pulse of modern day policing but understands and recognises the importance of traditional policing methods. 

Iain has spent much of his career at North Yorkshire Police where he was responsible for operational policing across the City of York and wider areas. He has a keen interest in understanding the needs of victims and improving services so that victims are at the heart.
Temporary Chief Constable Spittal heads a new and dynamic policing team, working alongside Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Simon Nickless and Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ciaron Irvine.
The new team are focused on delivering excellent policing, preventing harm to local communities and protecting the most vulnerable.
Commenting on his appointment, Temporary Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “I am proud to work for Cleveland Police where day in and day out there are officers and staff facing danger and going the extra mile
“Policing is a difficult job, and it’s sometimes too easy to forget that there is a person behind the uniform with a family at home. Our police officers put that aside to face unknown and volatile situations to protect the public and communities.
“In this role I will continue to talk about this great work and lead our teams during these challenges times so that we are providing the best service to communities.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “Iain loves policing and is passionate about delivering a fantastic service. He is highly regarded in his field and is well respected in Cleveland Police for his dynamic and innovative approach.
“Iain has led the Force through a number of changes and has been at the forefront of collaboration with partner agencies. He leads an impressive new team of senior police officers who I’m confident have the right skills and experience to protect the people of Cleveland. I’m looking forward to working with the team to develop safer, stronger communities.”
A recruitment process for the permanent Chief Constable position will take place following the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

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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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