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Protect against fraud, Give the gift of protection this Christmas #Tell2

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Two children from Ebchester Primary school County Durham, who are also members of Durham Constabulary Mini Police, teamed up with PC Tony Murray from the City of London National Coordinators Office who tweets from @CityPoliceTell2 on Twitter.

In the lead up to Christmas, they wanted to warn people about the dangers of telephone enabled fraud which has been hitting people hard nationally and internationally.

Working together for the small screen they produced a taster video to remind people to be cyber Aware, have strong and different passwords and use at least three random words.

That taster video has been a internet sensation on twitter creating thousands of impressions , being viewed in excess of 35,000 times across the UK and the globe, including Canada, USA, Malaysia, Indian, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Malawi, Falklands, Italy, Brazil, Spain, France, Iceland, Tahiti and many more , it was also RT’d by three Royal Navy vessels , HMS Enterprise, HMS Dragon and HMS St Albans , the latter seen escorting a Russian warship, that was sailing close to English waters, on Christmas Day.

PC Tony Murray who runs @CityPoliceTell2 said ‘it’s fabulous that people took time in run up to Christmas to support such a positive message and show how far the mini police message could travel.’

‘ It was so exciting to watch people join in and support, it was even RT’d from an oil rig in the middle of the North Sea and from RSS James Cook, the British Antartica Survey vessel which was 55deg South, travelling through Drakes Passage just north of Antartica’.

iTunes Red Flag

The latest ‘mini’ video, which also shows the fun the two brilliant children had with a blooper section at the end, highlights the serious problem where criminals are preying on vulnerable people in their own homes and asking them to pay fines via gift cards, often iTunes.

The campaign #iTunesRedFlag raises awareness to people, that may not know a fraudster has called them purporting to be HMRC or other authority , if they are being asked for payment in iTunes vouchers, this is a red flag and they should hang up immediately.

Christmas is a fantastic time to catch up with friends and family, give them the gift of protection.

‘People in our community are being targeted daily, we can stop all telephone fraud by hanging up on all unsolicited calls, take 5 mins to check it out as authentic via a trusted method and if #iTunes cards are mentioned then it’s a fraud. ‘

‘Please share with friends and family, start with #tell2, a campaign which encourages us all to play our small part to stop the hurt caused by fraud.’

I want you to tell everyone, Tell2 is a good start. Christmas is a fantastic time to catch up with friends and family, give them the gift of protection.

Unbroken chain of 26 Tell2’ers can reach 67 million people

Did you know that an unbroken chain of 26 tell2’ers would reach 67 million people, more than the UK population?

Together we can make a difference. Fraud and cybercrime is half of all crime in England and Wales and funds other serious crime such as child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and terrorism.

Lets fund genuine business and not crime by making sure we deal with authentic business and on our terms, not as a result of cold calls.

Finally and importantly I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and I wish you a happy new year from me and all at City Of London Police National Coordinators Office.

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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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