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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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Two people charged after brothers killed in Hit and Run

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Two people have been charged over the deaths of two young brothers killed in a hit-and-run collision in Coventry.

Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and have now been charged by the crown.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, are charged under joint enterprise of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, West Midlands Police said.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, is also charged with driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence, while Harrison, of Triumph Close,Wyken, faces a common assault allegation.

They will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court, sitting at Leamington Justice Centre, on Saturday morning.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.

Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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Police warning after fraudsters launch fake fundraising page for tragic six-year-old Daisy Dymyd

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A Fake fundraising page has been set up in the name of six-year-old Daisy Dymyd who died.

The fraudulent profile is claiming to be raising money for the funeral of Daisy.

Daisy Dymyd was found unresponsive at her home in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire on Monday and was pronounced dead after being airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Nottinghamshire Police have now issued a warning after a user claiming to be Daisy’s uncle launched a fake JustGiving page, raising £140 before it was reported by her family themselves.

A spokeswoman said the family had not been raising money, and said officers were working to get the account removed.

In a tweet posted on Friday, the force urged people not to donate.

Daisy’s family have said she was our “happy little girl”

“Our beautiful daughter was the centre of our world and we can’t believe she’s gone,” they said.

“She will be so missed by everyone that knew her. She was a such a happy little girl who lit up our lives and made the world brighter.”

Police have made no arrests in relation to her death or the Just Giving Page.

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Two Brothers killed hit-and-run named as Casper and Corey Platt-May

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Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.
Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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