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Reported Missing highlights the great work our officers do and the fears children face

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BBC One’s Reported Missing has left viewers overwhelmed and praising the good work our officers are doing every day to help find and return missing children.

The hard-hitting documentary showed the perspective of parents and missing children, highlighting the harsh reality that children are running away from home because they fear to lose their friends and being bullied at school.

The first programme of its kind highlighted Durham Police picking up the pieces for the families of bullied school children.

Talking to the officers, parents and those children who went missing about their feelings, fears and joy of being reunited with a missing child.

One of the boys featured within the programme was 12-year-old Joshua who was found 42 miles away from home following a huge scale police operation to find him.

When asked why he went missing he said: “it’s hard to be a kid that’s not normal and gets bullied and punched in the face by other kids”.

Being bullied at school was the reason Joshua ran away leaving his single mum fearing the worst, He had travelled 42 miles without a penny in his pocket.

The police officer who travelled from Durham to Northumbria to collect Joshua has been hailed brilliant officer and a true credit to Durham Police for the way he handled and made relations to Joshua love of superheroes to ensure he came back home to high worried mum.

Making the comparison to his bedroom as a place of safety when he feels scared and fears being bullied.

Another missing child named Kaite left a suicide note and sent text messages to her only friend telling her she was running away and going to kill herself.

Katie thanked her friend for being the best friend anyone could ask for before running away and sparking a major search that lasted hours.

Her mum spoke of her fear that she had failed to protect her own daughter from those who were hurting her and bullying her at school.

PC Matt Gunby described how he felt while supporting Katie’s, many have hailed him a great officer who handled the case very well, under very difficult circumstances. PC Gunby stayed with Katie’s mum updating her constantly and trying to gather as much information about missing Katie as possible to help units on the ground locate her.

During an interview he describes how he can relate to Kaite’s story having been bullied himself at school.

Reported Missing highlighted that more should be done within schools to prevent bullying and that those who go missing are crying out for help.

We would highly recommend if you missed Reported Missing that you head over to iPlayer and watch it.

When a missing person is reunited with a family member it is just the start of another story.

Help and support is on hand If you would like some help or support missing people are here 24 hours a day they can talk to you right now by phone + txt on 116 000 + email [email protected]

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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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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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