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Former Copper, Cooper Takes Gold with award winning Pocket Sergeant

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Paul Cooper recently left his job as a police officer to focus on his mobile app which helps bobbies on the beat. Paul struck gold at the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 after his app, Pocket Sergeant was declared the winner in the Mobile App category. Paul, a former Spalding officer lives in Market Deeping, Cambridgeshire.

At the awards ceremony, journalist and broadcaster Robin Bailey when describing Pocket Sergeant stated, “A starting point for a mobile app, revolutionising your market place is a pretty strong way to go. This app has done exactly that”.

Pocket Sergeant fought off competition from the likes of Simply Good Food TV and an app which provides life-saving relief in disaster scenarios to people with disabilities.

“Winning gold took me by surprise as the competition for the mobile app category was so strong this year. It is an amazing feeling to have a built product declared as the best in the region” explains Paul.

Already, Paul is working on new features for Pocket Sergeant which aim to help others. He says, “Pocket Sergeant is to become more victim-focused. I am in the process reaching out to charities nationwide who work alongside the emergency services. The concept will allow charity leaflets to be shared with members of the public electronically. The feature will increase confidence in the police, increase charity referrals and will help people seek the additional support they require.”

Pocket Sergeant has been invited to The Digital Awards 2017: Champions event which is to be held in London next year. Every gold winner from six regions automatically qualify for the event. For the first time in Digital Awards history, the overall winners in all 15 categories will be decided by public vote ahead of the presentation reception. Public voting will open on 1st December 2016.

Sockmonkey, Bob Makin stated, “We are elated Pocket Sergeant has won the award. We are delighted for Paul and for the guys here at Sockmonkey Studios. A lot of hard work has gone into making the app and reacting to user feedback. We are still working on improvements and updates for Pocket Sergeant. We hope we can continue to be the number one police and law-based app.”

Priced as £3.99, Pocket Sergeant is currently available on the Apple and Google Play Stores. Find out more information about the app by visiting the website directly at www.pocketsergeant.co.uk.

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Girl aged 8 who was stabbed to death named as Mylee Billingham

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A little girl who was tragically stabbed to death has been named as 8-year-old Mylee Billingham.

Police responded to a domestic related incident near Walsall and sadly discovery Mylee seriously injured.

Despite frantic efforts by police, paramedics and doctors nothing could be done to save Mylee.

Cops immediately arrested a man aged 54 in connection with her murder.

Sadly Mylee was found with life threatening injuries at a property in Brownhills, near Walsall, on Saturday night, and died a short time later in hospital.

West Midlands Police said the man was also taken to hospital with a stab wound to the stomach.

The 54-year-old man who was arrested remains in a “critical” condition and will Be question “in due course” in relation to the murder of 8 year old Mylee.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with Mylee’s death.

Our thoughts are with Mylee’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Girl 8 stabbed to dead in Walsall, West Midlands

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Police have launched a murder investigation after an 8 year old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall.

A 54-year-old man has been arrested following the attack overnight in Brownhills.

Cops responded to a 999 call at 9.15pm to reports of a disturbance at the address on arrival they found a girl with serious injuries.

She was rushed to hospital but sadly nothing could be done to save her this girls injuries were too serious and she died a short time later.”

The 54-year-old man was also taken to hospital and treated for a stab wound to his stomach.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the homicide unit, said: “We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child’s death.

“Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death. Our thoughts remain with them.”

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Parents warned after hooded man follows and grabs second child in 24 hours

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Chilling CCTV footage has been released of what is believed to be an attempted abduction of a schoolgirl aged 11 just 24 hours after another school girl reported that she was approached and grabbed by a man as she walked to school in north Manchester.

Police are linking both incidents are warning parents to remain vigilant after a second child was grabbed walking to school.

CCTV footage shows a young girl being approached by a stranger in the street, police have now launched an investigation after the girl was followed and grabbed.

The girl managed to fight off the man and break free before she raised the alarm on Acre Top Road. She escaped unharmed.

The incident happened at 8.30am on Wednesday, January 10th as the girl walked to school. Police are also investigating another incident in which another schoolgirl was grabbed near Sainsbury’s on Middleton Road by the Heaton Park roundabout, was also reported the day before, the school said.

Crab Lane Primary School, in Higher Blackley, released a letter to parents warning that a stranger had attempted to grab a school girl on her way into school ‘The matter was reported to police immediately and the child was able to give a good description,’ the letter from headteacher Pat Adams said.

‘The police have informed us that a similar incident occurred near the Sainsbury’s, by the Heaton Park roundabout, the day before. ‘The police suspect that the two incidents are connected, given the short distance between them and the fact that both girls gave a similar description of the man in question.

‘As of yet, the police have not located this man. Therefore, please take extra precautions to remind your children of ‘stranger danger’ and the importance of being vigilant when on the streets without an adult.’

Police have said the suspect is described as a white man of slim build aged in his 30s he has blond hair and a blue jacket.

Thankfully both children managed to break free, Police are now warning parents to be on their guard and request that children walk in groups of two on their way to and from school.

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