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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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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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