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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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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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