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Trainee Vicar and Youth Leader Jailed for 15 years after raping two women

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Timothy Storey, 35 (10.05.80) of Peckham Grove, Peckham, was previously convicted of the following offences:
– three counts of rape; 

– one assault by penetration.

He was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday 18 February following a retrial and sentenced today, Friday, 15 April.

All offences relate to two women, aged in their 20s, and were committed between early 2008 and 2009.
Storey was known to both women as a youth leader at church and summer camps which they attended.

He later became a trainee vicar (ordained). From an early age the women attended the groups he led.

Over time he befriended the women and gradually became more inappropriate with them, sending them messages of a sexual nature including on social media and texting.

He managed to manipulate both women into meeting with him.

One of the women had a much longer relationship with him where he subjected her to inappropriate phone calls to differing degrees of sexual intimacy.

Using his position as a youth leader he gained the victim’s trust which enabled the sexual activities to continue.

On two separate occasions between 2008 and 2009, Storey sexually assaulted the woman.

On another occasion the other woman agreed to meet him to go to a concert.

Whilst at the concert, Storey used this as an opportunity to take advantage of her eventually taking her back to his home and assaulting her.

In May 2014, Storey was convicted of several offences whereby he had groomed girls between the ages of 10 to 16 years and encouraged them to perform sexual acts via social media.

Following his conviction and subsequent three year sentence, the two women came forward to report that they too had been victims of Storey.

On 24 July 2014 Storey was arrested for the offences he committed against the women and on 17 May 2014 he was later charged.

Storey was remanded to be sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on 15 April.

DC Paul Hill, of the Met’s Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said:

“The victims in this case were young teenagers when Storey assaulted them, having been groomed from a very young age. In his position as a youth leader he manipulated the victims and forced them to engage in sexual acts that they did not want to do.

“They have shown courage in coming forward after so many years to tell us what happened to them. This conviction goes to show that the sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command will pursue sex offenders and bring them to justice.

“Storey thought he had got away with it, but the victims in this case were determined to see him brought to justice. With appropriate support from the police and our partners I urge any other victims of Timothy Storey to come forward and tell us what has happened to them.”

Anyone with further information is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101.

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The Wesley Nightclub in Hartlepool is ablaze

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An area of Hartlepool town centre has been closed as flames rip through the former Wesley nightclub.

Police and Fire Fighters were quickly on the scene of the blaze at the former Wesley Nightclub and Chruch in Hartlepool.

The Grade II Listed Building has stood empty for a number of years and is a very iconic building within Hartlepool.

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Trevor Sherwood Police Hour editor said “The flames are reaching 20ft in the air and a large number of fire appliances are on the scene loud explosions can be heard from inside the building”

“I arrived on scene just before the first fire appliance  got there, loud bangs could be heard from inside and the fire quickly took hold”

“It was over 30 minutes before Cleveland Fire could get a hose safely on the building as they needed an aerial platform”.

Hugh flames can be seen for several miles as firefighters tackle the blaze. It took Firefighters almost 30 minutes before they were able to get a hose onto the fire which seemed to be mainly on the roof of the building with flames up to 20ft.

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Firefighters have been called to a blaze at the former Wesley nightclub and church in Wesley Square, Hartlepool.

The Wesley Chruch opened n 1872 and became an iconic image within Hartlepool sadly the church closed in 1973 and later reopened as a nightclub in the early 2000s and then later a gym complex.

The business was closed and has been empty for over 10 years left to fall to bits with many people within Hartlepool hoping the building could be brought back to life.

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Cleveland Fire Brigade was alerted to the fire just after 9pm and with a large number of fire appliances being sent the scene.

Cleveland Police assisted the fire brigade by enforcing a number of road closures on Victoria Road and Raby Road.

We have contacted Cleveland Fire Brigade for comment.

Members of the public are being warned to keep their windows shut as thick smoke is billowing across the centre of Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police have released a statement “Officers have been called to a report of a fire at an empty building known as the Wesley Nightclub on Victoria Road in Hartlepool on Saturday 9th December”

“Police are currently on scene with Cleveland Fire Brigade and it is believed no one is injured at this time.”

“Victoria Road and Wesley Square are currently closed and people are advised to avoid these areas until further notice.”

Anyone who may have witnessed what happened leading up to the fire is requested to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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On-Duty Police Constable James Dixon has sadly died

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It is with great sadness that we report the death of Police Constable James Dixon and a 91-year-old woman following an incident on the A4 in Berkshire.

PC James Dixon died after the police motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on Bath Road near Hare Hatch at 13:50 GMT.

The pensioner was a passenger in the car and was killed while the driver was rushed to hospital.

Police Hour has now launched a readers appeal to help raise money to support the family of the fallen police officer and the 91-year-old victim who has not yet been named.

The road will remain closed for the remainder of Tuesday.

PC Dixon was a highly respected police

Officer of Thames Valley Police

A force spokesman said officers remained at the scene of the collision and had advised motorists to avoid the area.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

IPCC Associate Commissioner Guido Liguori said: “My thoughts and sympathies are with their families and friends and the colleagues of the officer at this very difficult time.

“IPCC investigators are attending the scene as part of an independent investigation to determine the circumstances which lead to the collision.”

PC Dixon was based at Loddon Valley police station, near Reading.

Police said the injuries of the driver involved are “not thought to be life threatening”.

Police Hour has now launched a readers appeal to help raise money to support the family of the fallen police officer and the 91-year-old victim who has not yet been named Please Donate now even if it’s just £5. 

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MI5 have prevented nine terror attacks this year

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MI5 have prevented nine terrorist attacks within the United Kingdom in the past year, its boss has told Downing Street officials.

They have also prevented a total of 13 terror attacks within the last four years Andrew Parker head of MI5 has confirmed.

Mr Parker told Theresa May that the defeat of Islamic State in Syria did not mean that the terrorist threat was over.

Mr Parker warned that social media was the new tool being used to incite terror attacks across the world.

Mr Parker has released the figures ahead of the publication of an investigation of the security services and police amid the wave of increased terror attacks within the UK.

The review looks at whether MI5 and counter terror cops could have prevented the five successful terror attacks within the UK.

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