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Cross bow killer man hunt launched pregnant woman and man attacked in home

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Armed police had been searching for a suspected crossbow killer after man was killed in his own home following an attack.

Police have now confirmed that they believe they have found the suspect dead in rural North Yorkshire.

Members of the public had been warned not to approach him and call 999.

The main suspect lived in the house next door, he has not been since the attack and in known to the police.

Humberside Police have named the victim as Shane Gilmer aged 30. The father of three and his pregnant partner were both found injured at an address in Southburn a rural village near Driffield.

Police were alerted to a disturbance at the property at about 9.20pm on Friday evening.

A crossbow was found within the house and police are now carrying out forensic tests on that weapon.

Shane Gilmer who worked for East Riding Council died at the Hull Royal Infirmary on Saturday following the horrific attack in his own home.

His partner Ms Sugden suffered serious injuries but these are non-life threatening both Sugden and her unborn child are in a stable condition.

Police have placed the villisge on lockdown as extensive police searches are carried out within the surrounding area.

A police helicopter has spent most of the day searching local woods.

Police are now appealing directly to Anthony Lawrence also known as Tony Howarth aged 56.

DCI Stewart Miller said “We can confirm that at around 6pm this evening (Sunday 14 January) officers discovered the body of a man believed to be 55 year old Anthony Lawrence, in a vehicle in a rural location in North Yorkshire.”

Lawrence lived on the house next door to the victims and has not been seen since the incident.

He is known to both of the victims and now a national man hunt has been launched.

Detectives are working to establish a motive for the attack.

His car a navy blue Vauxhall Meriva was found abandoned nearby.

Chief Inspector Andy Parsons urged him to turn himself in: “Avoiding speaking to us could only make matters worse for you in the long run.”

Police, who say Lawrence is known to them, are appealing for anyone who believes they have seen him to call them immediately.

Chief Inspector Parsons said: “While we still believe this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider public, please do not approach him yourself.”

Officers are now making house-to-house enquiries, and there will be an increased police presence in the area over the next few days.

Lawrence is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, balding with short dark hair and of large build.

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Jon Venables Reportedly Attacked With Boiling Water By Fellow Inmate

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Jon Venables attacked with boiling water by a fellow inmate. 

Jon Venables, one of the schoolboys who murdered James Bulger in 1993 has been attacked in prison after an image was released on social media.

Venables who is now aged 35 was attacked with boiling water and sugar after a fellow inmate managed to work out his identity.

Venables have been living under a fake name since 2001 and was sent back to jail having broken the conditions of his release and being found guilty of child pornography.

Venables was banned from travelling back to Liverpool but he had been attending music events and going to Everton Football matches.

He was later found to be in possession of cocaine and was also having a relationship with an underage girl.

Prison Officers were forced to place Venables on lockdown after his identity was revealed and he was attacked with boiling water and sugar.

it is alleged that Venables complained that guards did nothing at first to stop the attack from happening and offered him little help once he had been assaulted.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed to Police Hour that “incidents of this nature happen within prisons and we cannot discuss the nature of individual cases”

Now that the true identity of Venables is known within side the prison after images have been circulated among inmates it will be inevitable that another attack will happen.

Venables is currently serving a three-year sentence for child pornography offences and possession of 1,170 images of children which included babies.

It is believed inmates have been circulating images of Venables from prison to prison in the hope that one prisoner can identity him.

Facebook and Twitter this month removed images from their social media websites of various men who people claimed was Venables.

It is a criminal offence to name or identity Venables on social media due to an anonymity order granted in 2001 that prevents him from ever being named or identified.

Due to the nature of his repeat offending there is mounting pressure to scrap that order in order to prevent further children being targeted.

However due to the nature of Venables sick attack these orders are likely never to be removed.

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Two year old boy and woman aged 31 killed in Warwickshire Motorway crash

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A Two-year-old boy and a woman aged 31 have sadly died in a crash between a car and a lorry as they left a motorway in Warwickshire.

Tragically both victims were travelling in a blue Nissan Qashqai when the incident happened at 10.30pm on Saturday night.

A six-year-old girl and a man aged 35 were also within the car both were injured and taken to hospital, their condition is no believed to be serious and they are stable.

The car was exiting the M6 at Junction 1 heading onto the A426 near Churchover.

Police have now launched an appeal to trace anyone who witnessed the crash.

Inspector Andrew Bennett said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased at this time. Despite the attempts of other drivers and paramedics, the woman and boy were declared dead at the scene.

“We will have officers at the scene today (Sunday) as we continue to investigate how this collision happened.

“There is likely to be some disruption in the area while we investigate. I would like to thank local people for their support and patience.

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Steve White claimed £12K of Police Fed members money on posh travel, fancy meals and luxury hotels

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Steve White the former chair of the Police Federation in England and Wales (PFEW) who once claimed that he stopped the fed drinking away fed membership and funds has claimed over £12,000 in expenses on his corporate credit card in his final three months.

In total White claimed £12,573 of Police Federation membership fee’s almost ten times the amount claimed by his vice chair Calum Macleod, general secretary Andy Fittes and deputy general secretary Andy Ward.

White spent the money during his last three months as PFEW Chair, during his appointment he promised that he would cut fed spending and would make the finances more transparent ensuring national officers were more accountable for spending.

White claimed £2,020 for hospitality, £3,915 for travel and £5,945 for accommodation between October 1st and December 31st.

All the payments were made using a PFEW issued credit card and auditors have now asked for some of those costs back which have been incurred under its expenses and hospitality policy.

White has now taken up a role with the College of Policing and becomes the organisation’s first ever license to practice manager.

A PFEW spokesperson said: “Federation officers and staff are entitled to claim reasonable expenses, provided they are receipted and represent Federation work.

“Every expense claimed is required to have an explanation as to what the spend is for, and any spend must be in line with the policy.

“Any claimed expense that is considered to be outside the policy becomes a personal expense and the Federation is reimbursed by the individual.”

The payments are understood to have been made using a credit card issued to him by the PFEW.

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