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He did it WYP Police Officer Gardner reaches 50K followers for charity

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A West Yorkshire Police Officer has made twitter history by becoming the most followed tweeting police officer over the Bank Holliday weekend, starting Friday with just little over 200 followers the PC Gardner made a charity pledge.

Less than 24 hours later PC Gardner a District Training Officer for Kirklees in West Yorkshire Police already has 22k followers and others have pledged to match his initial £50.

PC Gardner launched his social experiment to see how many followers the account could gather over the weekend and promised £50 to charity, Although it’s not yet clear what the intentions of the social experiment are.

PC Gardner then tweeted a poll asking which charity he should be sent his hard earned £50 to in the event that the account reaches 50K followers.

Very quickly PC Gardner had over 1000 followers, Joking he tweeted ‘Now i really AM getting worried”.

That soon went up to 7,000 followers and many other accounts began pledging to match of £50 and it soon became £600.

PC Gardner joked that his 50k follower’s​ Disaster (i mean challenge) after admitting as a Yorkshireman it was becoming a Disaster.

https://twitter.com/PC1010Gardner/status/858593858741055488

The power of social media sinks in as PC Gardner reaches 17K followers and looks up to the next milestone, He knows he is now going to have to part with that hard-earned £50.

Those followers quickly went up to 22K in just 29 hours, it’s beginning to look more and more as if PC Gardner is going to have to part with that £50.

One final push to see if PC Gardner can get 50K followers by Bank Holiday Monday.

Unbelievable PC Gardner reaches 42K followers, Even his girlfriend is cheering him along.

https://twitter.com/PC1010Gardner/status/859108425132900353

With just four hours to go PC Gardner hit 45K followers, For an account with just over 200 followers a mere 2 days ago, to what we believe is the most followed police officer on Twitter in the UK.

With hours to spare PC Gardner reached 50K followers and will now have to cough up £50 along with all of the other people who offered their support and donations.

Now what’s next for the Yorkshireman Please support PC Gardner and follow him on Twitter @PC1010Gardner.

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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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