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Warning to children over the 24-hour IKEA hiding challenge

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Another stupid craze is sweeping the nation’s youth, one that involves children going missing for 24 hours challenged by the internet. Leaving parents in fear that the worst could have happened to their children who fail to return home from school.

Police launched a major operation to locate a missing 11-year-old who was found hiding in an Ikea store after he took part in an internet challenge which encourages children to go missing for 24 hours.

Kaden Mirza’s aged 11 was reported missing after he failed to return home from school on February 6th sparking a major police operation.

He was found in IKEA, when staff opened the business for the following morning, Kaden was proud of himself and claimed that he had been taking part in an internet challenege called “Stay Inside IKEA Overnight and Not Be Discovered.”

The 11-year-old had just taken part in the new dangerous craze that is spreading across social media.

What is the game?

Children and Teenagers are challenged to sneak into popular stores just before they close, they must avoid security guards and hide in the store until it is closed.

Once they are in they have to film that happens during the night and post it online.

Fearing the worst

Abid Mirza feared the worst when his son failed to return home, he was filled with anxiety because his son had never gone missing before.

He had no idea what happened to his son, throughout the night he could not sleep and spent the night searching for his son, calling his freinds parents in utter worry, what could have happened to him?.

Abid, from Nether Edge in Sheffield, South Yorks., said: “We have been through a very rough time in the last 24 hours. I hope no parents go through this.

“I just don’t have the words to describe what to say.

“We as a family are very grateful to everyone who helped out in any way, we have been through very, very hard time.

Facebook Warning 

Abid has now turned to Facebook to issue a warning to parents about the new craze.

“I am in contact with the teacher and trying to speak to other people where we can come up with something which will help other parents to check up and keep an eye on their children,” he added.

“Look at their phones, tablets, anything they’ve got and go through their history to see anything that’s not normal,” he said.

Following the incident at its store, Sheffield IKEA has stressed that it will be looking at measures to prevent it from happening again.

South Yorkshire Police issued a statement

These challenges are dangerous, they have serious implications, and no one should be taking part in the ’24 hour challenge’.

Detective Inspector Anna Sedgwick of South Yorkshire Police said the risks and harm that could be caused are “by no means humorous and could be catastrophic”.

She added: “Warehouses and shopping departments contain large quantities of heavy stock and items that could easily fall and crush someone if they are moved incorrectly, or used to build makeshift forts.

“As well as the safety risk, children often do this without the knowledge of their parents, which could lead to large-scale searches or even cause them to be reported as missing.

“This not only causes fear and worry for parents, friends, family and the local community but can also be a waste of valuable police time, which may be needed to respond to a life or death situation.”

 

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Who are these Cowards who left horse for dead after crash?

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Do you know who these Cowards are? Police have launched a manhunt after a group of men dumped a horse following a collision with a car. They left the horse for dead.

The horse was left seriously injured during a procession in Great Bridge Road in Bilston on Sunday after she bolted into a vehicle.

Instead of staying with the horse and seeking treatment for the horse they fled the scene and dumped the horse. leaving the horse for dead.

The female brown horse was tragically left to die, without any thought for the horse as they fled the scene and did not check to see if the driver and the family within the car were ok.

The sheer impact of the crash smashed the windscreen of a Volkswagen and left the mare lying in the road. The horse was bleeding heavily.

The horse was attached to a traditional carriage and the men detached the horse from the carriage and fled the scene dragging the carriage with them.

RSPCA Inspector Vicki Taylor, who was called alongside police, said: ‘The horse was lying in the road and bleeding where the smashed windscreen had cut into her front and legs. ‘This was a shocking sight and she was clearly suffering

‘Thankfully the family who were in the car were uninjured but their vehicle was badly damaged. ‘When I arrived, the men with the horse had already left, dragging the trap away with them.

Witnesses provided photos of the owners taking off the trap and leaving the horse in the road. ‘It must have been a shock to be involved in an accident like this but these men essentially abandoned this horse to die.

 

‘As they left, the men were pictured trying to hide their faces.’ The mare, who is about seven years old, is also underweight but is now recovering at a private boarding establishment in RSPCA care.

Inspector Taylor added: ‘Thankfully there are no obvious broken bones and the equine vet is positive she will recover despite the open wounds which may take a while to start healing.

‘We are now appealing for anyone who may recognise the horse, or the men in these images, to contact us in strictest confidence on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.’

 

 

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The mystery of the missing biscuits and the cop who was dragged over the coals

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A Police Officer was dragged over the coals and faced losing the job he once loved after a tin of biscuits disappeared from a police station in London.

Despite PC Thomas Hooper being arrested and questioned under caution, he was eventually found not guilty of misconduct following a three-day misconduct hearing.

PC Thomas Hooper was also alleged to have applied for a Fixed Penalty Notice issued while he was driving he was driving a police vehicle back to the station in full response mode.

He was also accused of nicking a two-tier tin of biscuits belonging to another officer and then officer a false account relating to the disappearance of that said biscuit tin.

Now PC Hooper has been cleared after no evidence was found on both matters after he was grilled at a three-day hearing.

PC Hooper was suspended and then placed on restricted duties following the incidents in now free to return to full operational duties after what can only be described as a waste of police time and a witch hunt against PC Hooper.

During the hearing panel chairman Naheed Asjad said the public would be concerned about the value of the complaint about the biscuits, which was looked into by other officers and is now being heard at a misconduct hearing.

She said: “You have a sergeant and an inspector and a box of biscuits that have gone missing and the only thing you can come up with is to refer the matter to Directorate of Professional Standards?”

It’s an Utter Disgrace…

Trevor Sherwood Police Hour Founder “It’s a complete disgrace that this matter was referred to the Directorate Of Professional Standards and that the officers within that department upheld a criminal allegation of the theft of a tin of biscuits.

“While policing budgets are stretched the powers that be are wasting thousands of pounds investigating each other for petty offences, for an officer to face losing his job over a missing tin of biscuits is an utter shame.

“This is wasting valuable policing time and amounts to amounts to utterly shameful management from PC Hoopers supervision who believed this was an issue for professional standards.

“These type of investigations can run into the tens of thousands and really they should not be happening, for a truly dedicated and committed police officer to face the loss of his job over biscuits is the real shame of British policing in 2018.”

Now someone hand that cop a tin of biscuits.

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85-year-old murdered in horrific and cowardly attack in her home

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Rosina Coleman aged 85 has been found dead in her home in Romford east London. She was subjected to a horrific and cowardly attack, she suffered serious injuries and sadly died.

She was murdered in her own home, The pensioner was only found when a repair worker attended her home in Ashmour Gardens on Tuesday morning.

Rosina is believed to have been attacked in her home hours before she was found. Very little details have been released by the police.

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Detective Inspector Paul Considine, who is leading the murder investigation, described it as “a despicable incident in which the victim, an elderly lady who lived alone, had been subjected to a cowardly assault that left her with serious injuries.”

Det Ins Considine appealed for anyone with information to come forward: “I want to ask anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to call police immediately; did you hear anyone in distress or notice someone in the area who may have looked out of place?

“Even a fragment of information is beneficial to our investigation.

“It is imperative that we find those responsible for this horrendous offence.”

  • Anyone with information should call the Metropolitan Police on 101.

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