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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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Major incident: Hinckley Road Leicester following explosion.

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Police said they are dealing with an ongoing ‘major incident’ after an explosion has ripped through a shop and flat in Leicester.

Members of the public reported hearing a massive explosion.

Leicestershire Fire Service have conformed they were called to a reported explosion and a building collapse.

Leicestershire Police has declared a major incident and have asked people to stay away from the area.

The shop was located behind a busy bus stop and had a flat above it.

It is believed the stop was a Londis store which recently changed it’s name to Western Park Store.

It is not known if anyone was inside the store, flat above or the bus stop outside the shop at the time of the incident.

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hit-and-run driver calls judge ‘f***ing p***k’ in shock court outburst

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The alleged driver in a hit and run than killed a two year old and six year old boy has appeared in court accused of their deaths.

During his appearance he called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k’.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court today accused of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He appeared before the courts for seven minutes and during this time he had to be restrained after yelling ‘this is a f***ing kangaroo court’ in the bizarre outburst.

He also called the judge a ‘f***ing p***k”.

Both defendants had grey t-shirts as they appeared in the dock to confirm their name, date of birth and address.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, in Wyken, Coventry, also faces charges of driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Harrison, of Triumph Close, also in Wyken, faces a further allegation of common assault.

They were remanded in custody after the case was adjourned by chair of the magistrates’ bench, John Martin.

The Two brothers Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six tragically killed following hit and run.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

They will appear next at Warwick Crown Court via video link on March 22.

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Two people charged after brothers killed in Hit and Run

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Two people have been charged over the deaths of two young brothers killed in a hit-and-run collision in Coventry.

Two brothers who were tragically killed after a hit and run in Coventry have been named as Casper and Corey Platt-May aged two and six.

Police confirmed the death of the boys after being hit by a car in the Stoke area of the at 2pm on Thursday.

Both boys died after being rushed to the hospital, located near to the scene was a black Ford Focus with a smashed front windscreen and front right side.

The car was abandoned, officers quickly worked to locate any possible driver for the car and arrested a 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman who are both being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving and have now been charged by the crown.

Robert Brown, 53, and Gwendoline Harrison, 41, are charged under joint enterprise of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, West Midlands Police said.

Brown, of Attwood Crescent, Wyken, is also charged with driving while disqualified, no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence, while Harrison, of Triumph Close,Wyken, faces a common assault allegation.

They will appear at Coventry Magistrates Court, sitting at Leamington Justice Centre, on Saturday morning.

Both boys were rushed to the local hospital with critical injuries, Sadly Casper aged could not be revived and died Emergency teams rushed Corey into surgery and did everything within their power during surgery to save his life. Sadly a short time later he died.

Both boys were with their mother at the time of the collision, but she was not injured.

Family and Friends have now launched a fundraising page to support the parents of Casper and Corey, Donations have already reached £3k.

Investigating Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes said: “Several witnesses have come forward and I am grateful to everyone who has spoken to us.

“Specialist family liaison officers are with the family, who are understandably distraught, and they are being kept fully updated.

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