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Facebook Fraudster Gemma Badley who conned vulnerable people out of money escapes jail

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Gemma Badley the Facebook Fraudster who conned vulnerable people out of hundreds of pounds has escaped jail, she was only caught when she attempted to use one of Psychic Sally’s fan’s details to take out a £500 payday loan.

Badley took on the identity of Physic Sally to fuel a gambling and alcohol addiction. Cleveland Police found boxes of alcohol at the home of jobless Badley’s Hartlepool. She had bought the alcohol over the internet with her innocent victim’s money.

She targeted vulnerable people who wanted contact with those they had recently lost, looking for answered they turned to who they believed was Psychic Sally some paid her £10,00 a time others went further and shared their banking details.

Cleveland Police discovered that she had taken £750 from a victim’s bank account and added it straight into an 888.com gambling account.

HSBC bank launched an investigation into the disappearance of the money with her lawyer Neil Taylor saying: “It wouldn’t have taken any great detective work to work out where that money had been put in”

The solicitor added Badley had defied a speech impediment to bag a good job, but an “addictive personality” lead her down a spiral of despair.

“She was a young girl who found herself a good job who, for whatever reason, finds herself short of money and very sadly turned to gambling on the internet,” added Mr Taylor.

“(That) gambling addiction has caused her to lose her job, lose her home and caused her to be in rent arrears.”

While Badley was struggling on just £500-month after losing her job she hatched her plan to become Psychic Sally scamming people out of hundreds of pounds.

She would go on to claim that she was the real star and would offer customers readings from as little as £10 once the money was in her bank she would simply block the customer on facebook so they could not contact her again.

Sally Morgan has said that they believed at first it was a bit of a joke but things got out of hand and frightening when she was doing it in her name and Cleveland Police did not want to know and refused to investigate the incident saying “At first we thought it was a bit of a joke but it got quite frightening that she was able to do this in my name and no one wanted to know.”

“It was a bit scary what she was doing. We put pictures on Facebook and within literally three minutes she had taken them and set up a new account.”

Sally Morgan’s business manager contacted the fake Sally Morgan and paid £20 in order to expose the fraud

Eventually, Sally Morgan’s business manager coughed up £20 to Badley for a “reading” in order to expose the fraud.

Once Badley was exposed she wrote a letter in which she confessed everything and requested her 19 other offences be taken into consideration during sentencing.

Neil Taylor told the court that Badley understands that she has done wrong and that she needs to be punished saying “She understands what she has done is wrong and understands you have to punish her,”

Ian Goodman sentenced Badley to 24 weeks in jail suspended for 18 months, She was ordered to pay £790 in compensation and will be referred to the probation service.

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Fancy being locked in a haunted police cell?

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Forget Halloween Fancy a spooky night of fun, locked in a haunted cell for 24 hours to raise money for charity. Then we have an event that is right up your street.

Following on from the success of the PC Edward Walker Tour, Jules Berry a DDO with the Met Police is back with her spooky haunted cell idea to raise money for COPS UK and WMP History Museum, That is exactly what you can do this Feb.

Met Police Detention Officer Jules Berry is arranging the whole event in partnership with the WMP History Museum and is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The event will take place on the 8th and 9th of February 2019, but be quick as places are limited.

Unfortunately, Police Hour will no longer be live streaming this event to our 2.5 Million Followers, But we hope our readers can still attend and support this event.

Need we say any more, Simply watch this video then sign up

Hats off to Kerry Blakeman for his fantastic advertorial.

The event is being held to support the restoration of the West Midlands Police Museum and COPS UK.

About COPS

COPS is the UK charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives in relation to their duty, to rebuild their lives.

Since being founded in 2003, they have helped hundreds of families shattered by the loss of their police officer.

They aim to ensure that surviving family members have all the help they need

to cope with such a tragedy and they remain part of the police family.

What COPS do?

COPS is a peer support charity, enabling Survivors from around the UK to support other Survivors in practical ways. They arrange local and national events that enable Survivors to build friendships and bonds that support them through the good times and bad.

Families are rightly proud of their officer and COPS to help ensure that they remain part of the police family.

What about the WMP History?

The West Midlands Police Museum at Coventry was opened in 1959 and celebrates the history of Coventry City Police which existed between 1839 & 1969, before becoming part of Warwickshire and Coventry Constabulary and in 1974, West Midlands Police.

The site at Sparkhill has been operating since 1995 when it moved there from the force’s training facility at Tally Ho! where it been operating as a CID training facility since the mid 1970s. Several of the exhibits had originated from the old Forensic Science Service laboratory when it moved from Newton Street to Gooch Street.

The Sparkhill museum contains items of policing memorabilia and old records from the West Midlands Police predecessor forces of Birmingham City Police, Walsall Borough Police, Dudley Borough Police, Wolverhampton Borough Police and West Midlands Constabulary. Some records are also held of Staffordshire County Police and Worcestershire officers as parts of those forces now fall within the West Midlands Police area.

You can also drop an email [email protected] to sign up, you must raise a minimum of £250 sponsorship.

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What on earth is happening in Salisbury? Two people fall seriously ill

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Emergency Services have launched a major incident after two people have fallen ill in Salisbury.

Officers have placed a cordon around Prezzo Restaurant after a man and woman were taken ill.

Police have declared a major incident. Police do not believe this is linked to Novichok.

Police received a call from the ambulance service to Prezzo restaurant, in High Street, at approximately 6.45pm. Two people, a man aged in his 40s and a woman aged in her 30s, had become unwell.

Due to recent events in the city and concerns that the pair had been exposed to an unknown substance, a highly precautionary approach was taken by all emergency services.

Both were taken to Salisbury District Hospital and were clinically assessed. We can now confirm that there is nothing to suggest that Novichok is the substance. Both people remain in hospital under observation.

The major incident status has now been stood down.

At this stage it is not yet clear if a crime has been committed and enquiries remain ongoing.

Salisbury District Hospital remains open as usual.

A cordon will remain in place around Prezzo at this time as part of ongoing routine enquiries. All other areas that were cordoned off will now be reopened.

We’d like to thank the public for their patience as a result of the impact of this incident.

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Homeless man covered in red spray paint found dead in cemetery days later

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Police say they are not linking the incidents together despite a vile video being uploaded to Facebook just days before.

Sick thugs covered the homeless man in red paint as he sat outside a supermarket, the attack was uploaded to facebook along with the the words : ‘This is how we deal with the beggars on the street. He is not even a beggar we spray them to death”.

Days later he was found dead, Police say these circumstances are non-suspicious.

The shocking video was shared on Facebook of Micheal Cash outside of Tesco Express in Normanby.

Despite Cash being found dead days later police refuse to link the death to this incident after his body was found in Eston Cemetery in Middlesbrough on Wednesday afternoon.

Crime Scene Investigators could be seen in the bushes within the cemetery and quickly put a cordon in place.

It has been speculated that Cash killed himself following the incident, but until circumstances are known we will not be able to speculate.

Police have confirmed the death is not suspicious there it is our assumption the circumstances around the death are no longer being investigated.

Police have not formally identified the body but a member of Mr Cash’s family confirmed they were visited by detectives on Wednesday.

Police have asked people not to speculate on social media regarding the incident.

Cleveland Police have released a statement saying “The death of a man whose body was found in Eston Cemetery on Wednesday 12th September is not being treated as suspicious.

“The man who is believed to be aged in his 30s has not yet been formally identified.

“A post-mortem examination has been held and although the death is not being treated as suspicious police believe this man was the victim of a previous incident of assault which resulted in the man being sprayed with red paint.

“The incident occurred near to Tesco Express on the High Street in Normanby and was reported to police on Sunday 9th September.”

Detective Inspector Matt Hollingsworth said: “Police are aware of the speculation on social media regarding the cause of the man’s death but we are not linking the assault with his death.

“Officers are carrying out enquiries in relation to the assault outside of Tesco and would appeal for anyone with information or anyone who witnessed it to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting 166668, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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