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Six men released without charge following allegation of attack on woman

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Six men who were arrested in connection with an alleged serious assault on a woman have been released without charge.

The incident which happened at a house in Peel Street, Sunderland in which a 26-year-old woman claimed she had been attacked overnight between Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4.

During the investigation, the attack victim waived her anonymity and publically spoke out following the attack.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At the time six men were arrested and since the incident detectives carried out extensive enquiries into the assault.

“Earlier this year, the case was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision, it was found the case of five men did not meet the threshold for a charging decision from the CPS. The file against one man was reviewed for a decision by prosecutors on whether or not the man would be charged.

“The CPS have reviewed the case and have informed police the man will not face any charges. All of the six men arrested have now been released with no further action.”

Superintendent Paul Milner said: “Our utmost priority is the victim and making sure she has the full support she needs. “We know it takes great courage to come forward and report incidents like this to police and would like to offer our reassurance we have officers who are specially trained to deal with the sensitivities of incidents of this nature.

“A full and thorough investigation has been carried out by specially trained, dedicated and experienced detectives who have spent considerable time pulling together the facts to submit to the crown prosecution service.

“Our investigation remains open and if any further information does come to light this will be fully investigated.”

A CPS Spokesperson told Police Hour that “On 24 March, the CPS received a file of evidence in relation to an attack alleged to have taken place at an address in Peel Street, Sunderland on Sunday 4 September last year.

“After careful consideration, we have decided that no further action should be taken against the individual suspect for whom we were asked to make a charging decision by police.

“In this case, there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, in accordance with the evidential test set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.”

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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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