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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe impressed with the work that @Shomrim are doing with the #StamfordHill community

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On Tuesday 6th Sep 2016 members of Shomrim in North and East London were delighted to welcome the most senior police officer in the UK – Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

During his visit the Commissioner handed over a letter of support, recognising the great work that Shomrim volunteers do on a daily basis. He personally participated in a joint foot patrol with Shomrim, during which he also visited Synagogues in Stamford Hill.

Credit: Shomrim N.E London @Shomrim

Credit: Shomrim N.E London @Shomrim

Shomrim is a Proactive Neighbourhood Watch whose objective is to assist the Police in reducing crime and enhance the safety of local citizens. Shomrim serves and acts as an extension to the Police’s eyes and ears, resulting in an additional 150-200 arrests of suspected criminals each year as well as helping safely locate 30- 40 vulnerable missing persons yearly. The cross community work of Shomrim in North East London has also previously been recognised and praised by a wide spectrum of major national and international figures.

Credit: Shomrim N.E London @Shomrim

Credit: Shomrim N.E London @Shomrim

In the letter handed over to the President of Shomrim – Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE – the
Commissioner writes “I acknowledge the work of the Shomrim in the North East of London and success of its role as a well established voluntary organisation which acts in the interests of the community and neighbourhoods within Hackney and Haringey. Their efforts complement the role of local officers and undoubtedly help the local residents interact with the Police and their assistance in terms of neighbourhood watch has been demonstrated.” He continues “The Shomrim continue to provide reassurance as a proactive neighbourhood watch and can often act as the link between the
community and the police especially with the Jewish culture”.

The Police Chief was particularly impressed with the quality of reports that Police receive from Shomrim, and the willingness of Shomrim volunteers to provide witness evidence, which leads to many arrests and convictions, the Commissioner wrote “I am particularly impressed with the amount of times the Shomrim call us which leads to arrests being made and the fact that they are always willing to be witnesses”.

Credit: Shomrim N.E London @Shomrim

The Commissioner thanked Shomrim for their work with other faith and community groups, by adding “Shomrim have achieved a lot in the last 12 months and I thank them for their support both in terms of the work that their members perform locally but also in terms of their assistance in working with other faith and community groups in London”.
President of Shomrim in North and East London – Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE – said:

“Shomrim, and all those associated with the organisation feel very honoured and privileged that Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has endorsed in such a personal and active manner the ethos and programme of Shomrim and all that it stands for”.

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Murder Arrests after disappearance of Gaia Pope aged 19

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Murder Detectives have arrested two people following the disappearance of Gaia Pope aged 19 Dorset Police have confirmed.

Cops have not found the body of Gaia however they believe she was murdered.

CCTV Images and transport hubs have been checked no evidence supports that she has left the area this is out of character leading police to believe she has come to harm.

Gaia who was last seen on November 7th she was staying at an address within Swanage when she disappeared on the afternoon of Tuesday 7th November.

Dorset Police launched a major search to find the missing teenager from the Langton Matravers area

This afternoon police carried out warrants at two addresses in Swanage. They arrested a 19-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman, both known to Gaia, on suspicion of murder.

Senior Investigating Officer Neil Devoto of Dorset Police told Police Hour “It has been almost a week since Gaia’s last confirmed sighting and she has not been seen or heard from since.

“We have looked through CCTV that covers the Swanage area, including transport hubs, and there is nothing to suggest she has left the area. Her disappearance is completely out of character and, following our extensive enquiries, we sadly now believe that she may have come to harm.

“We have not yet found Gaia and our searches will continue. I would appeal to anyone who has information about her disappearance to please contact Dorset Police.

“Our specially-trained officers have updated Gaia’s family and are supporting them at this very difficult time.”

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Please help Cop with PTSD following a serious incident get some Christmas Gifts for his family. Otherwise they’ll get nothing.

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Tonight we are asking you to support your fellow colleague, a cop who is ultimately a hero due to circumstances beyond his control he cannot afford Christmas gifts for his kids this year.

Let’s give him a Christmas to remember as he leaves the Police and walks away from the job he loves.

Before you jump in and judge the situation this police Officer who we won’t be naming needs our support at this dark time of the year.

We know at this time of the year on one really has much money to spare but if you could spare £5 please think about helping this cop out.

This cop is suffering PTSD having attended a serious job we won’t go into those details either but what we can tell you is this police Officer has had zero money for the past 12 months.

This is because he has been on the sick for 3 years having suffered serious mental health issues after attending a job. A job that helped others and put them first leaving him with life long lasting damage.

Sadly it is very unlikely this cop will return to work because of the serious level of PTSD, depression and other mental health issues following an incident at work in 2014.

He‘s been on no pay since November 2016 and will be going through the medical retirement process shortly.

He’s not in a position to provide Christmas presents for his 3 children due to the length of time his been on low or no income.

At this time, Police Hour simply ask that you give a little and support this Just Giving appeal so his last Christmas within our organisation is one to remember from everyones kindness.

Thank you please donate by clicking here

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‘Don’t block my drive’: Letter left on ambulance responding to emergency call

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Crews on an Emergency call out were faced with an unacceptable angry letter which they did not spot until they arrived at the hospital asking them not to block the drive.

Ambulance Crews always try to be considerate when parking while on 999 calls, but it is not always possible there will be times when those ambulance crews may have to park in such a way so that they can keep the road clear and then treat the person who requires their immediate medical assistance.

The person who left this angry letter had little disregard for the person who was suffering a serious medical episode and that for the responders providing vital medical assistance.

Within the property, paramedics treat a person with a serious internal bleed that required immediate medical attention with the crew quickly leaving the scene to transfer the patient to the hospital.

Without a thought for anyone else, one member of the public was more concerned about their drive than the wellbeing and life support that their neighbour required.

Paramedics returned to transfer the patient to the hospital to find a nasty and shocking letter and tweeted “Crew alerted an extremely poorly patient to the hospital… minimal on-scene time, arrived at the hospital to find this note… this patient was TIME-CRITICAL.”

https://twitter.com/WMASTStarkey/status/929027792444055552

The Angry letter was left on the ambulance was tweeted by Tasha Starkey, who works for West Midlands Ambulance Service, tweeted a picture of the letter.

It read: “You may be saving lives, but don’t park your van in a stupid place and block my drive.”

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