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Theresa May scraps policing reforms and protects police budgets

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Theresa May has decided to do a U-Turn on policing funding reforms and will now protect policing budgets and to be fair after years of rabbiting on about cuts to policing we are shocked.

Police Hour has always supported frontline policing and objected to policing cuts we have constantly added pressure to the mounting cuts. despite the U-Turn. we know more can be done and we will continue to rabbit on about cuts to policing to ensure the British public are protected and our officers have the tools and officer numbers they need to do their job safely.

Despite the U-Turn we know more can be done and we will continue to rabbit on about cuts to policing to ensure the British public are protected and our officers have the tools and officer numbers they need to do their job safely.

The Conservative government has now decided it will scrap its planned reforms to the formula they use for allocating funding to the police allowing bigger forces to have budgets protected.

Theresa May was heavily criticised in the general election for her cuts to policing since 2010 and because of the current threat of terror within the United Kingdom,

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has now been ordered by the Prime Minster to stop her funding formula and reforms to policing that would have seen massive cuts to policing budgets.

despite the cancellation of the reforms policing budgets will not be increased meaning smaller forces which are less will not see much benefit.

Theresa May has now committed to protecting the amount of public money spent on policing meaning there will be no further cuts to policing for the time being.

Despite protecting of policing budgets officers are going back in time in terms of wages read our blog on Reforming Policing Pay here. 

It is also vitally important that while policing budgets are being protected key operational units within policing are protected by not ditching the dogs who have seen a significant drop in operational numbers since 2010. Mike Pannett

Mike Pannett has lead a social media campaign for a number of years called #DontDitchTheDogs and it is vital we get behind Mike and support our dog units.

We will continue to write about cuts to policing, policing reforms and officer pay to ensure our frontline officers are protected as we know more can be done about the sorry state of policing within the political world.

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Man hunt as women attacked by stranger in London believed to be suffering mental health crisis

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Update: Arrested on suspension of attempted murder.

Police urgently want to speak to Joe Xuereb who is wanted after a stranger attacked two women, they are both fighting for their life.

Joe Xuereb must not be approached he is highly dangerous, after an unprovoked random attack on two women in the street.

The two women are fighting for their lives after being attacked in the street by a stranger, and Joe Xuereb is currently a suspect and wanted by police in relation to the incident.

Xuereb is believed to have been suffering from serious mental health issues and members of the public should not approach him he is aged 27 and from Greenwich, southeast London.

The women were targeted in a “horrific” attack in Adderley Gardens in Greenwich on Sunday.

Officers were called at 12.10pm to find the victims, aged 30 and 64, suffering from injuries “consistent with a violent assault”.

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Dangerous prisoner fails to return after attending family funeral

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

34-year-old Aaron Johnson was reported missing to police at 11.15pm  last night, Friday 17 August,.

Johnson had been granted a special purpose temporary licence to attend a funeral yesterday but failed to return to the prison as arranged. He was last seen in West London.

Johnson is serving a 9 year sentence for robbery, wounding and assault.

He is described as black, 6 feet tall, of medium build, and had a beard. He was wearing a black jacket,  blue jeans, white t-shirt and trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Aaron Johnson or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting CAD 480 of 17 August.

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Scott Findlay subjected young mother to harrowing sex attack & punched her while she cradled 6-week-old baby

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A MAN who raped a young mother and repeatedly punched her as she cradled a six-week-old baby in her arms has been jailed.

Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a “prolonged and harrowing” attack in front of her two young children.

Today, at York Crown Court, Judge Simon Hickey sent the 27-year-old, from Ferryhill, in County Durham, to prison for 15 years for offences including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill.

The court heard that the victim pleaded with Findlay, who was armed with a kitchen knife, for her children to be prevented from seeing the attack.

Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Katrina Meisuria, of Durham Constabulary’s Safeguarding Unit, praised the victim for her courage in giving evidence.

She said: “Scott Findlay subjected his victim to a prolonged, harrowing and violent attack in front of her two young children.

“It took great bravery by the victim to provide evidence at court reliving those events again.

“There is no doubt these crimes have had a life-changing effect on the victim and her children, but the conviction will provide the family with the opportunity to move forward”.

In a statement released through the police, the victim said: “This has been an extremely difficult time for me and my family.

“The incidents occurred only six weeks after the birth of my daughter who was in my arms as Scott Finlay repeatedly punched me about the head and my seven-year-old looked on in terror begging for him to stop hurting his mammy.

“No child should ever have to witness such an attack”.

She added: “My family and I are pleased with the outcome and relieved it is finally over and we can move forward to rebuilding our life”.

After a four-day trial at Durham Crown Court in May, a jury found Findlay guilty of three counts of rape, one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and one count of making threats to kill.

He had earlier pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage.

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