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Who could take the top job at the Met Police?

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The next leader of the Met Police will bring some challenge as some of the biggest contenders have recently retired from their roles. At the moment there is a lack of big hitters within Policing in the UK.

Despite the job carrying a whopping £275,550 there is no stand out candidate, this is not due to the potential capability to perform the role but rather lack of experience within the top flight of policing when it comes to the role of Chief Constables due to relatively youthful Chiefs.

This time last year there would have been a number of front runners, we’d be struggling to say who would be staying in the lead of the contest, But due to those stepping aside and taking retirement there.

The appointment will be by royal warrant and will be made by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd. However, she will need to take into account the views of the mayor of London.

It is expected that the Met Police Commissioner for the first time will be a female leader. With the biggest front runner being Sara Thornton. It is believed the other two front runners will be Mark Rowley & Stephen Kavanagh.

Sara Thornton is the chair of the National Police Chiefs council since 2015 and was the chief constable of Thames Valley Police for eight years. Sara has already spent some time with the Met during her policing career. It is highly believed that Sara will be the first female Police Commissioner within the Met Police.

Mark Rowley is currently the assistant commissioner with in the Met Police, He is the national lead on counter-terrorism and the top internal candidate being considered for the role. He was Chief Constable at Surrey police. His role within Counter Terror means he spent many hours with Theresa May while she was home secretary and now Amber Rudd who will ultimately decide who the next commissioner will be.

Stephen Kavanagh Chief Constable of Essex Police has also served within the Met Police within the role of counter-terrorism command. He is currently the digital lead for policing, It has been argued that it is too early for Kavanagh as he policing career remains youthful.

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Major incident: Hinckley Road Leicester following explosion.

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Police said they are dealing with an ongoing ‘major incident’ after an explosion has ripped through a shop and flat in Leicester.

Members of the public reported hearing a massive explosion.

Leicestershire Fire Service have conformed they were called to a reported explosion and a building collapse.

Leicestershire Police has declared a major incident and have asked people to stay away from the area.

The shop was located behind a busy bus stop and had a flat above it.

It is believed the stop was a Londis store which recently changed it’s name to Western Park Store.

It is not known if anyone was inside the store, flat above or the bus stop outside the shop at the time of the incident.

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hit-and-run driver calls judge ‘f***ing p***k’ in shock court outburst

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The alleged driver in a hit and run than killed a two year old and six year old boy has appeared in court accused of their deaths.

During his appearance he called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k’.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court today accused of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He appeared before the courts for seven minutes and during this time he had to be restrained after yelling ‘this is a f***ing kangaroo court’ in the bizarre outburst.

He also called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k”.

Both defendants had grey t-shirts as they appeared in the dock to confirm their name, date of birth and address.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, in Wyken, Coventry, also faces charges of driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Harrison, of Triumph Close, also in Wyken, faces a further allegation of common assault.

They were remanded in custody after the case was adjourned by chair of the magistrates’ bench, John Martin.

The Two brothers Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six tragically killed following hit and run.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

They will appear next at Warwick Crown Court via video link on March 22.

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Two people charged after brothers killed in Hit and Run

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Two people have been charged over the deaths of two young brothers killed in a hit-and-run collision in Coventry.

Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and have now been charged by the crown.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, are charged under joint enterprise of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, West Midlands Police said.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, is also charged with driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence, while Harrison, of Triumph Close,Wyken, faces a common assault allegation.

They will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court, sitting at Leamington Justice Centre, on Saturday morning.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.

Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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