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Heart Warming: Police officers spend rest day gardening for 83 year old conned by rogue traders

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Kind officers in Newcastle ‘dig deep’ to help victim of crime.

Last week police in the west end of Newcastle got a call from an 83-year-old woman who thought she had been the victim of ‘rogue traders’.

After visiting and speaking to the woman they quickly established that she had been conned out of hundreds of pounds by three fraudsters.

The men had knocked on her door and said they would carry out work on her garden for a fee. They managed to trick her into paying hundreds of pounds to them before pulling a few weeds from her garden.

They then left the weeds dumped on the path before leaving with the money, never to be seen again.

The woman was left incredibly upset by what had happened and her garden ruined.

A full investigation was carried out into the incident however police have been unable to find the men responsible.

When officers from B Rota 24/7 response team in Newcastle heard about what happened they got in touch with the victim and offered to come on their days off and sort her garden out for her.

She was over the moon with the offer and so yesterday (Tuesday June 21) PC John Lorraine has been at the address and has spent the day weeding, digging, planting and pruning.

Newcastle Sergeant Rich Gentry said: “This is a truly kind and fantastic gesture by PC Lorraine and B Rota to give up their days off and their own free time to come and help a member of their community who had been the victim of a crime.

“They did it because they care about what they do and about the communtiy they serve. The officers are a credit to the force and I know from having spoken to the victim she was really touched by the help and thankful for what they are doing for her.

“We are extremely proud to have such thoughtful, caring and kind officers as part of the team who are willing to go the extra mile to help those in need.”

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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