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Pokemon Go teens robbed of their phones at gun point

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Detectives in Islington are appealing for information and witnesses following two linked armed robberies in Hillrise.
The first incident occurred on Tuesday, 26 July at 22:00hrs in Whittington Park, N19.
A 24-year-old male was walking through the park entrance at the junction with Holloway Road when he was approached by three male suspects. All three had their faces covered. One of the suspects pulled what is believed to be silver handgun from his waistband and pressed it into the victim’s stomach demanding he hand over his personal possessions. The victim was then told to turn around and walk away, he followed the instructions and left shocked by unharmed.

The second incident occurred 30 minutes later in the same area of Whittington Park, N19. Three teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 18 were playing ‘Pokémon Go’ inside the park when they were approached by the same three male suspects.

Suspect Two demanded that the three people handover their phones, at the same time Suspect One revealed a what is believed to be a handgun from his waistband, pointed it towards the victims and demanded they handover their phones. The three victims handed over their smart phones and left the scene. Again although shocked, all three were unharmed during the course of the robbery.

The three suspects involved are described as follows:

Suspect one: Asian male, believed to be aged 16-17years old, 5ft 6ins tall, referred to as “Kushi.” Was wearing a black zip-up jumper, black trousers and a black bandana covering his face.

Suspect two: Asian male, believed to be aged 16-17years old, 5ft 8ins tall. Was wearing a dark grey puffer jacket.

Suspect three: Asian male, believed to be aged 16 and was wearing a black zip-up jumper, black “North Face” gillet, and dark coloured trousers.

Police believe the incidents are linked as suspect descriptions and methods used are identical, and the both incidents happened in close proximity.

Investigating officer PC Kevin Yeung from Islington said: “These were really shocking attacks on young people walki around a much loved park.

“Were you in the area? Did you see anything?

“My team are keen to hear from anyone who can help lead us to the culprits. Robberies where a gun is shown or indicated are very rare and we are keen to apprehend those involved as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call Islington CID on 020 8345 0262 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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10k cases could be affected ‘tampered samples which include rape and murder convictions in forensic data manipulation.

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More than 10,099 cases may have been affected by alleged data manipulation by individuals working at a Randox Testing Services forensics laboratory in Manchester.

These include thousands of toxicology samples some of these include samples used to secure rape and murder convictions

It is believed these have been tampered with and could no longer be considered reliable.

Many rape and murder convictions could now be overturned.

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Gaia Pope no injuries to suggest any other person was involved in her death

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Dorest Police have confirmed that they do not believe another person was invloved within 19-year-old Gaia Pope’s death.

Those arrestes on suspiscion of her murder have been released from police custody but remain under police investigation.

At around 3pm yesterday, Saturday 18 November 2017, specialist search teams discovered the body of a woman near the coastal path and the field where items of her clothing were located on Thursday 16 November near Swanage.

Although the body has yet to be formally identified, officers are confident that it is Gaia and her family is being supported by specially-trained officers.

Detective Superintendent Paul Kessell, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The post-mortem examination has not identified any injuries to suggest any other person was involved in her death. The cause of death is undetermined pending toxicology.

“The coroner is involved in the oversight of these examinations but at this time this remains an investigation into an unexplained death.

“We would like to take this further opportunity to pass our thoughts to Gaia’s family who we continue to support and who ask for respect of their privacy at this incredibly stressful time.

“Once again I would like to pass our thanks to the public volunteers and partner organisations who have supported this inquiry throughout and have been material in locating Gaia.

“The area where the body was located is likely to remain cordoned off for some time while forensic examinations and searches are concluded.

“Please can I ask that the public no longer attend to assist with searches and that they remain a safe distance from the location. I reiterate this area is steep and slippery in an exposed area close to sea cliffs. The area is covered in dense undergrowth and gorse and can present a hazard. Only specially-trained search and forensic teams are entering the area, assisted by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service recovery teams.”

Gaia’s family is issuing their thanks to the Find Gaia volunteer group for all their hard work and unwavering support.

Two men aged 19 and 49 and a 71-year-old woman, all from Swanage and known to Gaia, were arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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We want to help you but we know you don’t like us being involved

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We know you follow this account and want you to see this, We’ve told you previously that we think you are at risk of domestic abuse from your partner. We know you follow this account and we want you to see this.

Lochaber & Skye Police have penned an emotional letter addressed to ‘a young woman in Skye”.

The official Police Scotland account won the best tweeting police account at the UK-wide Police Tweet Awards in 2016 and could just take the 2017 title as next week.

They went on to say “We want to help you and are doing lots with other agencies to try and keep you safe.

“You might not see us, you might not even like us being involved but we are always thinking about how we can help you.”

“Your family and friends have told you they think you are in danger they support you and want you to be safe”.

“We think he’s probably told you, “it won’t happen again”, “I’m sorry”, “I’ll change”, he’s maybe even told you that it’s your fault – IT’S NOT.”

“The violence, threats, degrading comments and controlling behaviour are not the life you need to lead, it can be better.”

“You are not trapped and you are not alone, we can help you get out, your family and friends can help you get out and Scot Women’s Aid can help you get out.

Call us, come to the Police Station, phone someone, speak to local Women’s Aid worker on 01478613365 or 08000271234.”

“There is no excuse for domestic abuse, help is out there.”

Lochaber & Skye Police then went on to thank everyone for the positive response to the domestic abuse appeal.

They told everyone that the meaning behind it was to “reach-out to anyone who may be at risk”.

Hopefully, by sharing this another young lady, lady or even young man or man could be helped from harm.

 

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