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Peado hunters face policing crack down as groups across the UK surge

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Police Officers across the UK are being urged to investigate any potential harassment, privacy or violence offences which are committed by paedophile vigilante groups.

Groups across the UK are surging in popularity with many groups live streaming and working hard to out do other vigilante groups in many cases violent confrontations are taking place in an attempt to rake in the live viewers.

These live viewers are then told the name, address and details of the persons actions live on the internet, many vigilantes shout and scream at the suspect waiting up to half an hour before they even consider contacting the police to ensure their encounter is not stopped or hindered by the police.

Police are now being urged to get tougher with the paedophile hunting groups who are on the rise.

Cops will now be asked to consider any harassment, privacy or violent offences they may have committed while tracking down and confronting the vigilante groups.

Guidance was issued to detectives in 2017 and warned that such groups have no consideration for the safeguarding requirements of the victims and could cause live cases to crumble in court due to the tactics being deployed by these groups.

Scott Rivers a so-called paedo hunter walked into Heavitree Police Station in Exeter dressed as Batman on November 20th 2017.

He handed over evidence of a child sex offender and was handed an official ‘cease and desist letter’ which is an official order handed down by a government agency or court directing a person or entity to stop doing something immediately.

They firmly believed that Mr Rivers was proactively trying to entrap people by posing as a girl under the age of 16.

A spokesman said: “While his aims seem laudable, we are asking him to stop undertaking these entrapment activities for a number of reasons.

“Firstly, this type of vigilante work could disrupt on-going police or other law enforcement operations on known websites, groups or individuals. ‘It also places the man in question at risk of allegations of criminality in his own activities, for example incitement.

“He is also potentially wasting police time as the Crown Prosecution Service current stance is to question any attempt to prosecute where evidence is gathered by private entrapment or an unregulated ‘agent provocateur’, and not through regulated police operations.

“Finally and most importantly, it could divert genuine victims away from reporting offenders to the police or other authorities.

“If you have any concerns about the online habits of any adult, or fear that your child could be at risk, then please contact the police.”

Police forces across the UK have been issued internal guidance which suggests that vigilante groups are destroying evidence relating to their confrontations and the evidence they collect lacks that required for the Crown to bring prosecution.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) says: “The techniques used by vigilantes will often be very different to those employed by the police and may involve the commission of offences by the vigilantes.

“In such circumstances, it is important that the police bring any potential offences committed by the vigilante to the attention of the charging lawyer.”

Officers have been further warned that they must not work with groups or endorse their activities in any way.

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Policing welcomes Home Secretary Sajid Javid positivity and support offering olive branch in Police Federation address

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The policing world has welcomed the warming and supportive words of new Home Secretary Sajid Javid. We believe he is the first Home Secretary who knows policing.

And thats because it’s in his families blood, he has a lot of great things to say about policing.

An understanding of policing on another level. He knows demand is up, funds are low and the job is tough.

Offering cops the tools they need to get the job done without worrying about stopping and searching suspects.

He has backed an increased use of stop and search to tackle the spate of violence on Britain’s streets.

Sajid Javid speech was received with warmth as he promised to prioritise police spending as he offered an olive branch to rank-and-file officers.

Mr Javid was welcomed to the Police Fed conference and received support from the front line cops following Amber Rudds poor reception last year over budget cuts and staffing reductions.

This was a testing first speech the Home Secretary who wanted to try and draw a line under the era of running battles between the Government and the police.

Following mounting pressures faced by officers faced with policing cuts.

As of September there were 121,929 officers across the 43 territorial forces in England and Wales – a fall of nearly 20,000 compared with a decade earlier.

Referring to stop and search, he told the Police Federation of England and Wales’ (PFEW) annual conference in Birmingham: “Some of you don’t feel comfortable using it – and that’s not how it should be.

“I have confidence in your professional judgment. So let me be clear – I support the use of stop and search.

“You have to do your job and that means protecting everyone.”

He said evidence shows that black people are more likely to be a homicide victim than any other ethnic group.

“If stop and search can mean saving lives from the communities most affected, then of course that has to be right,” Mr Javid said.

Following a spate of violence across London and the UK there has been a sharp reduction in stop and search activity , with use of the powers at the lowest level.

Cops faced heavy criticism after they were accused of unfairly focusing on black and minority ethnic individuals.

Theresa May introduced measures in 2014 to ensure stop and search could not be used in this way.

Mr Javid acknowledged that police officers have an increased demand saying “I’m not arrogant enough to turn up here after three weeks in the job and tell you how to do yours,”

Mr Javid added that the government have had to make difficult decisions since 2010 and that he does not have a magic wand to fund everything needed but he said he was “listening and i do get it”.

“We need to think more about the long-term funding of policing.

“I will priorities police funding in the Spending Review next year.”

He said that, including funds raised through council tax, more than £1 billion extra cash is being invested in policing now than three years ago.

Addressing the fact that he had not spent much time in the role, he said that while the position of Home Secretary was his fifth in Government, he had seen the issues involved in policing and worked with the service during his other roles.

He continued that it was “not all about funding” and the Government needed to do more to “protect the protectors”, such as tougher penalties for those who attack emergency services workers, changing the laws on police pursuits, and updating their kit.

Mr Javid pledged to provide “tools, the powers and the back-up that you need to get the job done…

“For those of you who stand on the front line, be in no doubt that I will be standing with you.”

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Man stabbed in horrific road rage incident in Small Heath

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A man in his 20s has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed following a road rage incident at 5.30pm

The motorist was stabbed in the horror attack on Coventry Road in Small Heath.

Police say the victim, aged in his 20s, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in the attack at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

They are now hunting the knifemen who fled the scene after the broad daylight attack.

The air ambulance later landed close to the scene of the incident near Aubrey Road and took the victim to hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called after a man was injured on Coventry Road, Small Heath shortly after 5.30pm today (22 May).

“It is believed a dispute took place after a road traffic collision and a man in his 20’s suffered serious knife injuries.

“He has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as life changing.

“The offender is believed to have fled.

“Police are currently at the scene, which has been cordoned off and forensic enquiries are being conducted.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 2006 of 22 May.”

Dramatic pictures showed a number of police cars in the Coventry Road /Aubrey Road area, with a large part of the road cordoned off.

Crowds of onlookers had gathered at the scene.

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Just In: active shooter at complex in Panama City Florida

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Armed cops are responding to reports of an active shooter at an apartment complex in Panama City Florida.

Members of the public are to Run, Hide & Tell.

At this moment in time it is unclear how many people have been injured in the incident.

Local media suggests that at least one person has been grazed by gun fire.

That person is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.

Members of the public are told to avoid the area of the 2300 block of Beck Avenue until further notice.

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