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Police officer receives suspended sentence after admitting indecent image offences. 

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A police officer has been handed a suspended sentence after he admitted charges relating to indecent images after appearing at court this week. 
PC Paul Sharp, from the North Tyneside area, was charged after police received a report that he was in possession of indecent images. 

The charges include two counts of making indecent images of children and one count of possession of extreme pornography. 

PC Paul Sharp appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates Court on Wednesday, January 18, where he pleaded guilty to all three charges. 

And at the same court on Thursday (January 27) he was sentenced to a total 36 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months. 
He was also ordered to attend a rehabilitation course and made to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £115. 

The police constable, who worked in Northern Area Command, has been suspended from duty since the start of the investigation. A misconduct hearing will be held upon the conclusion of the court proceedings. 
Detective Superintendent Janice Hutton said: “We completely condemn the actions of PC Paul Sharp and have started fast track misconduct proceedings against him. We expect the highest standard of all of our officers. 

“Those who download indecent images show no regards for those victims of sexual abuse who are the subjects of images such as those downloaded by Paul Sharp. 

“This is not a victimless crime and we will continue to do all we can to put offenders before the court regardless of who those offenders are.” 
These charges of making indecent images refer to the downloading of indecent material. There is no evidence that PC Paul Sharp was involved in the production of these images. 
Detective Superintendent Hutton added: “We have carried out a full and extensive investigation. There is nothing to suggest that any offences have been committed whilst the officer was on duty or through the use of police equipment.” 
Anyone who suspects anyone of possessing indecent images should not hesitate to contact police by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency. 

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Terror suspect not cooperating with police Assistant Commissioner says

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Met Police assistant commissioner Neil Basu is providing an update outside New Scotland Yard.

He says the suspect, who is yet to be formally identified, is “not currently cooperating” with officers.

He adds police cordons are “likely to be in place for some time” as the investigation continues.

Basu says there “wasn’t a police car in pursuit of the vehicle” prior to it crashing into a security barrier outside Parliament.

He adds: “I believe it was an ambulance on a completely unrelated call.”

Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after two hurt

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Police have arrested a man on suspicion of terror offences after two people were injured when a car crashed into security barriers outside parliament.

The silver car is believed to have hit two cyclists before it crashed into security barriers at a checkpoint outside of parliament.

Two people have been treated at the scene and transferred to hospital for treatment.

Police have now confirmed that counter-terror officers are leading the investigation, The driver who is a man in his 20s, wearing a white shirt and a black hooded puffer jacket, was detained at the scene and is now in custody.

Met Police confirmed they were dealing with an ongoing incident, which involved armed officers outside of the Houses of Parliament.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament within a security checkpoint.

It would be very unusual for a member of the public to be within this access point, this access point is guarded by armed police and only people on official Parliament business are granted access to this car park.

Unarmed officers held back from the incident this morning while awaiting armed officers to attend, police held the ambulance and fire service back until the situation was deemed safe.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place, shouting to passers-by to clear the area. The cordon was quickly extended further and again further until the area of Westminster was placed on lockdown.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

 

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Armed Police responding to incident outside of Parliament

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Armed officers are currently dealing with an ongoing incident outside of Parliament.

A vehicle was involved in a collision and armed police quickly deployed to the scene.

The vehicle crashed into a crash barrier that is there to protect the Houses of Parliament.

Met Police have confirmed a number of people have been hurt and the male driver has been arrested

Armed police approached the vehicle after it crashed into barriers.

Police quickly cleared the area and put a cordon in place.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear.

An eye witness has told Police Hour that he saw the vehicle driving at speed hit the crash barrier, police did not approach the vehicle until specialist officers arrived.

Specialist officers armed forced the door open and then forced everyone back.

Again almost half an hour after the incident police have further extended the cordon.

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