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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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Scott Findlay subjected young mother to harrowing sex attack & punched her while she cradled 6-week-old baby

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A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a “prolonged and harrowing” attack in front of her two young children.

Today, at York Crown Court, Judge Simon Hickey sent the 27-year-old, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, to prison for 15 years for offences including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

The court heard that the victim pleaded with Findlay, who was armed with a kitchen knife, for her children to be prevented from seeing the attack.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Katrina Meisuria, of Durham Constabulary’s Safeguarding Unit, praised the victim for her courage in giving evidence.

She said: “Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a prolonged, harrowing and violent attack in front of her two young children.

“It took great bravery by the victim to provide evidence at court reliving those events again.

“There is no doubt these crimes have had a life-changing effect on the victim and her children, but the conviction will provide the family with the opportunity to move forward”.

In a statement released through the police, the victim said: “This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family.

“The incidents occurred only six weeks after the birth of my daughter who was in my arms as Scott Finlay repeatedly punched me about the head and my seven-year-old looked on in terror begging for him to stop hurting his mammy.

“No child should ever have to witness such an attack”.

She added: “My family and I are pleased with the outcome and relieved it is finally over and we can move forward to rebuilding our life”.

After a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court in May, a jury found Findlay guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

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Man attacked staff with a traffic cone at petrol station

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Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted with a traffic cone at a petrol station in Newcastle.

At around 12.05pm on Monday afternoon police received a report that a staff member at the Shell garage on the Great North Road in Gosforth had been assaulted with a traffic cone.

The male offender had filled up a motorcycle with fuel but was challenged by staff when it appeared that he would not pay for the fuel.

He became aggressive and then assaulted the staff member with a traffic cone before fleeing the scene on foot in the direction of The Three Mile Inn.

The victim of the assault was later taken to hospital with a suspected broken nose and cheekbone. It is also believed the motorcycle the offender left at the garage was stolen.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are now appealing for help from the public to identify the offender.

He is described as wearing all black with a white motorcycle helmet that had the visor down.

Officers also want to speak to any witnesses to the incident as there were a number of people on the garage forecourt who police have still not spoken to.

They are also keen to speak to any motorists who may have dash-cam footage showing the motorcycle in question.

Anyone who knows the man, or witnessed the incident on Monday, is encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting log 423 13/08/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

You can also email the OIC on [email protected] or report online at www.northumbria.police.uk/contact.

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Women takes wrong turn at level crossing sparking police response

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A woman has brought Metro trains to a standstill after a woman took a wrong turn at a level crossing and drove on the tracks.

How on earth she managed to do that we will never know, despite the bumpy journey and being on a train track she continued her journey, Maybe she was taking a shortcut?.

Police raced to the scene and Trains were suspended causing delays between Newcastle Airport and Regent Centre after the car was spotted on the line at Kingston Park.

Nexus Rail worker Danny Usher has told Police Hour that an 89-year-old woman got confused and took a wrong turn and made a mistake,

“The lady was 89 years old the poor women got confused and made a mistake luckily nobody was hurt and the police have taken her licence off her for her own safety”

Police have said the driver had gotten lost and took a wrong turn onto the railway and was heading towards Bank Foot station before she stopped at the platform.

Police responded to the incident at 8.30pm and helped get the woman out of the car to safety.

The track has also been checked for any damage before trains resumed at 9.15pm.

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