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HMP Guys Marsh 64 prisoners evacuated following arson attack

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Detectives have launched an investigation following a fire on the roof of a building within HMP Guys Marsh in Shaftesbury.

Emergencies services – police, fire and ambulance – were called to the incident at around 8 pm yesterday, Friday 10 March 2017.

All prisoners and staff were accounted for and a total of 64 prisoners were evacuated from the affected area of the prison with assistance from prison staff.

One prisoner who was reported to be on the roof of the prison building during the incident was brought back down to safety and checked over by paramedics.

Superintendent Caroline Naughton, of Dorset Police, said: “As it is suspected that the fire was started maliciously an investigation by CID is now underway.

“Those alleged to have been involved in the incident as well as witnesses are being interviewed to progress the investigation,

“We would like to reassure members of the community that there was no immediate risk to those living in the surrounding area.”

Chief Fire Officer Ben Ansell said: “Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service remain in attendance following a significant fire at Guys Marsh Prison.

“At the height of the fire, there were 21 fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms in use.

“Firefighters have been working overnight in partnership with Dorset Police, the Prison Service, South Western Ambulance Service and partner agencies to bring the fire to a successful conclusion. A joint investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.”

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “Prison staff worked with the emergency services to successfully resolve an incident involving one prisoner at HMP Guys Marsh on Friday evening.

“We will take the strongest possible action against anyone involved, which could mean extra time behind bars.”

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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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