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Annual Police Twitter awards set to be held at Northampton Police Headquarters

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The stage is set, the awards are ready and the cameras are ready to roll, It’s almost time for The 2016 Police Twitter Awards which will be held in Northampton next week.

The UK’s top police tweeter will be heading to the ceremony, at force headquarters, will be opened by Northamptonshire Police Chief Constable Simon Edens.

Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Hopkins will also be addressed at the awards which will be broadcast live on Twitter.

Chief Constable Edens said: “I’m delighted we will be hosting the first Police Twitter Awards ceremony at Northamptonshire Police.

“Many officers, staff and volunteers in the police service were quick to spot the opportunities that social media offers.

“It’s a great way to engage with our communities and inform the public, helping them to help us protect people from harm.

“This event will celebrate the best use of Twitter by those in the service who recognise the value of social media to support good relations between the police and the public.”

There will be 16 awards on the night with a range of categories including best corporate account, best individual police account, best special constable account, best PCSO account and best senior officer accounts.

Awards will also be made in recognition of the best dog and horse accounts as well as Twitter newcomers and best blogging officer among others.

The overall winner will head to Long Beach in California in April next year to represent UK policing at the Social Media and Law Enforcement Conference.

The Police Twitter Awards were established by Ken Worthy in 2011 to recognise officers using the platform to highlight their work.

Although the event has been running for a number of years, it is the first time a physical ceremony has been held.

The event, which has been coordinated by Northamptonshire Police’s Supt Dennis Murray,  is being sponsored by Twitter, Police Oracle and Renegade TV.

The 2016 Police Twitter Awards takes place on Friday, December 23rd 2016. You’ll be able to follow all the progress live on Twitter using #poltawards

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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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