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We Mourn the death of Durham’s PC Gavin Smith.

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DURHAM Constabulary is mourning the death of one of its officers, PC Gavin Smith.

Gav, who was part of the Police Interceptors team, died this morning (Wednesday, Feb 15) aged 34.

Gav had recently undergone treatment for cancer which had spread to his spine. He was treated in hospital and was then allowed to return home to Bishop Auckland and received an escort from his colleagues.

It was at home he sadly passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He leaves wife Kezi and daughter Tilly, four.

Kezi said: “I would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support which has been overwhelming.

“It has been a real comfort to both me and Tilly that he was so well regarded by so many.

“We will both miss him so very much.”

Gav, who was originally from Whitley Bay, had been with Durham Constabulary for 12 years and worked with the Roads Policing Unit out of the Spennymoor station.

Colleagues had been fundraising to send him and his family away for a weekend. Sadly, that was not possible but proceeds will be passed on for them to use in whichever way they see fit.

Insp Ed Turner said: “Gav was extremely popular with colleagues and always had a smile on his face. He really was a glass half-full kind of guy and even right towards the end he was thinking about other people and about supporting his family.

“He will be sorely missed by all at the force

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Poppy Tin theft Nathan Beddow named and shamed by thousands of social media users

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Shamed Nathan Beddow from Hartlepool walked into a pub and stole a poppy appeal collection tin.

Police Hour released the shocking footage of Beddow who now lives in Blackpool walk into the quiet pub and steal a charity collection tin and a tray of poppies.

He has now been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison which will run alongside a nine-month sentence imposed after he was recalled on licence from a jail term where he broke into the home of a disabled pensioner in Hartlepool

A shameless thief who brazenly stole charity money by putting a Poppy Appeal tin down his trousers has been jailed.

Hartlepool man Nathan Beddow walked into a quiet pub bar and spotted the charity collection tin and tray of poppies.

Nathan Beddow stole the Poppy Appeal money on November 3rd he walked into a pub at 1pm after he was seen loitering around the bar before he stuffs the tin down the form of his pants

A member of the Royal British Legion then found the empty tun down a nearby alleyway and informed the landlord Mr Jenkinson who believes £70 was stolen having donated £40 himself.

The pubs CCTV captured the moment Beddow then came back into the bar with a friend later to buy a drink.

Nathan Beddow was then identified by thousands of Facebook users after the CCTV image was released online.

Police quickly acted and arrested Beddow who told an officer during his arrest”All this for some poppy money, all you have got is some CCTV.”

When he was arrested he was trying to goad police officers he was put into a police van and on the way to the station tried to put a cord around his neck after slipping his handcuffs.

In an attempt to say sorry and get out of going back to jail Beddow wrote a letter of apology and addressed it to the British Red Cross and not the Royal British Legion, He attempted to go back to the pub and repay the money but was kicked out.

Beddow in his defence claimed that he stole the charity tin because he had been subjected to threats from the English Defence League following his previous offence and was scared “The threats of violence by the EDL may well come back to haunt him. He is not normally someone who targets charity boxes.”

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Police are appealing for your help to find missing 14-year-old Kianna. Please help us by sharing this image of Kianna as far and wide as possible so that she is located in Police and returned home safely.

North Yorkshire Police are urgently searching for a missing 14-year-old girl who is appealing for information from the public.

Kianna McCarthy, from the Selby area, was last seen on Monday (13 November 2017) on the A19 by Silver Street, Whitley.

She was on foot and is believed to have been accompanied by another girl at the time.

Police have conducted extensive enquiries to locate Kianna, who may have travelled to the London area.

Kianna is around 5ft 4ins tall, white and of medium build. She has very long auburn hair.

Officers are appealing for information from the public, including any possible sightings of the 14-year-old, to get in touch immediately.

If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and quote reference number 12170204285.

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Danny, if you are reading this help and support, is available we will simply call or rext 116000 for free confidential advice.

If you are yourself sat reading this and thinking of running away from home please be assured help and support is out there for you.

Simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home ‘Missing people’ are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe.

Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

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Urgent appeal takes 2 seconds to share: Danny Ramsdale is aged 13 he is currently missing from home.

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Police are appealing for your help to find missing 13 year old Danny.

Please help us by sharing this image of Danny as far and wide as possible so that he is located by Police and returned home safely.

Danny Ramsdale aged 13 has been mussing since Monday 23rd October and is believed to be in the Hartlepool or Redcar areas.

He is described as a white, around 5ft 5” tall, of slim build and was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black and blue Berghaus coat.

Anyone who may have seen him or anyone who may know of his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Missing People

Danny, if you are reading this help and support, is available we will simply call or rext 116000 for free confidential advice.

If you are yourself sat reading this and thinking of running away from home please be assured help and support is out there for you.

Simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home ‘Missing people’ are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe.

Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

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