Several people have sadly been killed after a tram derailed in Croydon, leaving five people trapped and more than fifty people injured.
Police were alerted to the incident involing a two-car vehicle that happened at around 6.10am near the Sandilands tram stop.
The British Transport Police confirmed they have arrested the tram driver, Robin Smith assistant chief constable of British Transport Police said: “It is too early for us to confirm numbers but we are working hard to assess the ongoing incident and we are continuing to focus on recovery efforts.”
Emergency services have freed five trapped people, two remain trapped within the tram.
50 people have been taken to hospital for treatment. 31 were taken to Croydon health service’s emergency department while St George’s Hospital in Tooting, south-west London, is treating another 20 people, four of who it described as “seriously injured”.
Hero Cops save girls life of girl who wanted to kill herself
Two fast-thinking police officers have helped saved the life of a girl who text her mate saying she wanted to end her life. Officers were quickly alerted and began searching for the girl.
The officers were alerted to the incident in the early hours of November 14, when Police Constables Daryl Jones and Mark Bullock, from Southend’s Local Policing Team, were patrolling Southend.
With the clock against them, the officers began searching the area and found a girl who matched the description. She had walked four miles from her home alone after sneaking out in the middle of the night and was on her way to Southend town centre to harm herself. The pair pulled over and approached the girl cautiously.
Upon seeing the officers, the girl broke down and became upset. Daryl and Mark reassured her that they were there to help her. After calmly engaging with the girl, the officers managed to negotiate with her to get in the police car so they could get her out of the cold and talk to her.
She spoke openly with Daryl and Mark about the difficulties she had been experiencing and how she had text her friend in the hope that the friend would get help for her.
She thanked the officers for finding her so quickly and the pair reassured her that they would get her the further help she needed.
Daryl waited with her whilst Mark made a difficult call to her parents to inform them of the situation and that their daughter had not come to any harm. Her dad thanked the officers for finding his daughter so quickly and ensuring her safety.
The girl was taken to a mental health suite for assessment and her parents thanked the officers again for finding their daughter so quickly and getting her the help she needed.
Daryl said: “I’ve never seen more of a genuine reaction for help from someone than when the young girl broke down when she saw myself and Mark and knew we were there to help her.”
Mark said: “We were just fortunate that we were in the right place at the right time and were able to locate her and help her, I have no doubt if we hadn’t of found her it would have been a different outcome.”
Stabbed police dog Finn inspires charity Christmas card and Police Hour are proud to have helped
A Police Dog who was stabbed while chasing a suspected thief has come together with Police Hour to inspire a Charity Christmas Card.
Not just any Christmas Card these cards have been specially designed and drawn by a very brave nine-year-old boy with cancer named Alex Goodwin.
German Shepherd Finn was stabbed on 5th October in Stevenage, His Handler PC Dave Wardell was also injured.
Alex was as devastated when he read that Finn and PC Wardell has been attacked. Alex began drawing pictures of Finn so the idea of a Christmas card was created and they sold out within one day.
Police officer’s son Alex is undergoing chemotherapy for Ewing Sarcoma, a type of bone cancer that affects fewer than 30 children in the UK each year. He faces further “complex” surgery at Christmas.
There is now a change the law regarding attacks on police dogs and horses. Please make sure your sign it.
Hero saves little girl who turns blue and shakes in Hartlepool Shopping Centre
A quick-thinking security guard jumped into action when a little girl went blue and began shaking at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in Hartlepool.
Little Evie-Ann Richardson aged just two began suffering as a result of meningitis while she was out shopping with her mum Katie from Hartlepool.
Katie believes that the quick actions of the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre security guard Micheal Knight deserves a medal after going above and beyond to save her little girl. Telling Police Hour “I can’t thank him enough, he deserves a medal it’s the second time this month he has saved a child”.
Going on to tell Police Hour “I’m thankful and I can’t express how thankful I am to you and how brilliant you were with Evie”.
Kate was in Mcdonalds with Evie on Wednesday afternoon when things took a turn for the worst.
Quickly Evie went blue and began shaking her temperature quickly rose to 40.5 and her oxygen levels quickly dropped and a rash appeared. A glass was rolled over the rash and it never faded. She was heavily sedated.
Evie was blue lighted to North Tees Hosptial a medical team awaited her arrival and blood test confirmed she had bug in her blood, she had a spinal fluid taken from her spine that confirmed it hasn’t spread to her brain she has been very lucky,
Katie told Police Hour it is “important that children have their vaccinations, even though Evie had hers. If she never it could have spread to her brain and could have lost limbs and been seriously ill or the worst she could have lost her life”.
Katie would now like to thank Micheal Knight and the paramedics who helped save Evie. She is now doing well after being discharged from Hospital. She does, however, require a daily flush and antibiotics through a drip.
Katie added ” Without the help and support from Micheal Knight and paramedics giving Evie the injection straight away we would maybe be in a different situation to the one we are now.
“We are forever grateful to every one who helped in McDonald’s and know how hard it was for people to see a little girl so poorly while eating with other children.
“Please make sure children are up to date with vaccinations even though evie was up to date if she wasn’t we may have been in a different situation we have been so lucky!”
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