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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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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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