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DR Alan Billings ‘exceedingly challenging week with the outcome of the Hillsborough’

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Dr Alan Billings has been on the doorstep in Maltby with local MP Kevin Barron and local Labour councillors and candidates.
Dr Alan Billings, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, and Labour’s candidate for the 2016 SYPCC election, said:

“This has been an exceedingly challenging week with the outcome of the Hillsborough Inquests and the suspension of the Chief Constable. 

“I don’t think anyone just a week ago would have foreseen quite where we are today.

“The media demands have been relentless on top of trying to lead a big change in the culture and performance of South Yorkshire Police. 

“This has meant many high level meetings and telephone calls this week. As a result, I hope to make some important announcements very soon.
“However, I have always felt that it is crucially important to keep an ongoing dialogue and engagement with people in different communities throughout South Yorkshire about their perceptions on crime and anti-social behaviour.
“This morning, I was pleased to meet representatives of a wide range of local groups from Dinnington and Anston.
Later, I joined Kevin Barron MP and local Labour councillors and candidates in Maltby, where we spoke to lots of people on the doorstep.”
Dr Billings said: “I was very pleased with the response and support I got from people in Maltby. 

“They understood and were very sympathetic about the huge burden of having to tackle the legacy issues, including Hillsborough and Orgreave, as well as tackling today’s crime and policing challenges locally.
“Overwhelmingly, they felt that the key problems stemmed from the former leadership failures at South Yorkshire Police – not with policing on the ground – and they wanted me to lead that big change through.
“This year, South Yorkshire Police will effectively have a completely new leadership team – new Chief Constable, a recently appointed Deputy Chief and two new Assistant Chief Constables. 

“That provides the opportunity for a real change in the culture of the force, lead from the top.”

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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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