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Private Detective who investigated disappearance of Madeleine McCann found dead

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Police have launched an investigation after the body of Kevin Halligen was found at his Surrey Mansion.

He is known as the private investigator who investigated the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Officers arrived to find the area of the mansion he was discovered within soak in blood, due to this his death is being treat as unexplained.

Surrey Police have told the Daily Mail: “We were called to an address in Guildford, on Monday following a report of a man in his 50s having been taken unwell, who subsequently died.

“The death is being treated as unexplained and a file will be passed to the coroner’s office in due course.”

Halligen was dubbed a ‘cloak and dagger’, ‘James Bond’ styled private detective, and was hired after British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal.

Conning the McCann family

Halligen boasted that he was able to produce satellite imagery and telephone information from the night Maddie vanished.

When he handed the information over he simply used Google Earth screenshots, he is alleged to have spent between £300 – £500,000 from the special fund that was setup to find Maddie the  Mirror reported.

One of his tactics was to hire a drunk priest to walk round Praia Da Luz to see if anyone wanted to confess along with hiring personal chauffeur, expensive clothes, handbags and holidays with his girlfriend.

 

It was reported in the  Daily Mail: “The McCanns found him hard to deal with, because he was forever in another country and using different phones. He promised the earth, but it came to nothing.”

The McCann family dropped him in the late 2000s and he was arrested in the UK and extradited to the US to face fraud offences for another matte.

He was convicted of defrauding a multinational corporation who has paid for his services to help secure the safe rescue of two employees who has been taken into custody in the Ivory Coast in 2006.

He was sentenced to 41 months in jail and served 42 before being sent back the United Kingdom.

 

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Armed police have ‘shot taxi’ passenger suspected of having handgun

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Armed Police have shot taxi passenger suspected of having handgun, the armed officers shot the man after he refused to get out of the taxi at gunpoint.

Armed officers repeatedly shouted at the man to get out of the taxi, after it was reported he had a handgun.

The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to his arm his condition is non-life threatening after the incident in Bishop Auckland at 10.46am on Friday

Durham Police have confirmed a man in his 20s has been shot by officers who responded to reports of the suspect being seen with a handgun.

A full investigation has now been launched and police forensics have attended the scene of the shooting.

An eyewitness has told @PoliceHour that six armed police cars surrounded a white taxi jumped out and started shouting at a man in the car to get out the man became aggressive and refused he was abusive to police officers and refused to comply

“The taxi driver of the car managed to flee to safety with his armed held in the air before one shot was fired shattering the window, the man was then dragged out by police, despite being in agony he continued to resist police arrest shouting and swearing the armed officers”

“When the ambulance arrived, he became aggressive with ambulances crews and attempted to leave he had to be strapped down”.

Chief inspector Stephen Ball, of Durham Constabulary, said: “Obviously, this is a serious incident and the public would rightly expect a thorough investigation.

“We are fully co-operating with the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

“We believe this to be an isolated incident and we would like to reassure residents that there is no wider threat to the public.

“We would like to thank residents for their support and patience while the investigation continues”.

Durham Police has informed the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which has begun an investigation.

Investigators are due at the scene to carry out “post-incident procedures”.

Durham Police have released a statement “A MAN who was injured during this morning’s incident in Bishop Auckland has now been released from hospital.

“A 23-year-old local man has been arrested and is being held at Darlington Police Station for questioning.”

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Boy 15 Murdered in launched in Sheffield

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A murder investigation has been launched this evening after a 15-year-old boy died in hospital following an incident in the Lowedges area of Sheffield.

Police received reports at around 7.50pm tonight, that a 15-year-old boy had been stabbed on Lowedges Road.

He was taken to hospital where he died an hour later.

Eyewitnesses have told Police Hour they heard a “15-year-old lad had been stabbed, we heard lots of sirens for over an hour.

“Lots of police and ambulance workers ascended into the area and a huge cordon was put in place’

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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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