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Three arrested after disappearance of baby born in Barnet

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Detectives investigating the disappearance of a baby born in Barnet in 2004, who has not been seen for more than 11 years, have arrested three people in connection with their investigation.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC) launched the investigation at the request of officers from Barnet and the Child Abuse Investigation Team following a case review into the death of another child at an address in Barnet in 2015.

At 07:00hrs on Monday, 30 May, detectives attended an address in Fryent Crescent, West Hendon.

A 50-year-old woman [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder. Enquiries were carried out and a 31-year-old woman [B] was arrested in Luton, Bedfordshire, also on suspicion of murder.

Both were taken to a south London police station and were bailed to a date in mid-July.

During a search at the address on Tuesday, 31 May, human remains, believed to be that of a child were found.

On Wednesday, 1 June, detectives re-arrested [A] and [B] on suspicion of preventing a lawful and decent burial as well as arresting a 52-year-old man [C] for the same offence.

The 50-year-old woman [A] and 52-year-old man [C] were bailed pending further enquires to a date in mid-July.

The 31-year-old woman [B] currently remains in custody pending further enquiries.

A special post-mortem examination took place at Great Ormond Street Hospital on Thursday, 2 June, and the cause of death could not be determined. Further tests will be undertaken and this could take a number of weeks.

We will not speculate on the identity of the child until all further tests have concluded.

Given the circumstances which led to the launch of this investigation officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) have been informed. A referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been made.

Detectives continue to investigate and are liaising with partner agencies.

The investigation is being led by Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC). The Incident Room can be contacted on 020 8785 8099.

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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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