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Man who was released on Bail for attacking Police Officer arrested over stabbing women 

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  A 66-year old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Hampton remains in custody.
Police were called at approximately 10:35hrs on Friday, 20 May, to The Avenue in Hampton, Richmond-upon-Thames following reports of a man in possession of a knife.
Officers attended the location where they saw a man who was holding a knife and chasing people.
Officers disarmed the 66-year-old man and arrested him.
During the arrest TASER was deployed; but not discharged.
Four women (victim 1 – 67yrs, victim 2 – 62yrs, victim 3 – 71yrs and victim 4 – 53yrs) all suffering knife wounds were identified at the location.
Victims 1 and 3 were treated by the London Ambulance Service and taken to hospital where their injuries are not life threatening.
Victim 2 is in a life threatening condition.
Victim 4 was taken to hospital by London’s Air Ambulance where her injuries were initially thought to be life threatening. We have since been informed that she is no longer in a life threatening condition and is now stable.
An investigation has been launched by detectives from Richmond-Upon-Thames borough.
It has been established that the man was arrested on another borough on Thursday, 19 May, on suspicion of being in possession of a knife and assaulting a police constable.
Following CPS advice he was charged with assaulting a constable in the execution of his duty, contrary to s89(1) of the Police Act 1996; and possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place, contrary to the Criminal Justice Act 1988.
He was released from police custody this morning, Friday, 20 May, having been bailed to attend court on a date in June.
The Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed and have informed the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) this afternoon.
Borough Commander Richmond-Upon-Thames, Chief Superintendent Glenn Tunstall, said: “I would like to praise members of the public who rushed to the aid of the injured women and provided them with first-aid.
“Their bravery and the outstanding courage of the officers who were first on the scene and confronted the armed man is worthy of praise.
“An incident like this will cause considerable concern to the local community, and I would like to reassure them that uniform officers will be patrolling the area and can speak to anyone who has concerns.
“Enquiries are ongoing, but we are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.”
The incident is not believed to be terror related.
Witnesses or anyone with any information should contact Richmond CID on 101 (quoting reference 2855/20MAY16) or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or their website crimestoppers-uk.org

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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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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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