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Major rescue operation has been launched as hundreds of vehicles stranded in Storm Emma

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Emergency services are working to free hundreds of motorists stranded on the motorways across the U.K. many people have been stuck since dinner time.

Devon and Cornwall police are attempting to rescue hundreds of motorists stranded as Storm Emma takes hold.

Chief Supt Glen Mayhew with Devon and Cornwall Police tweeted: “Chaired another gold meeting and co-ordinating the work of the multi agency silver rooms.

“Over 300 vehicles stranded in the snow and lots more coming in.”

Adding police are: “Still dealing with hundreds of stranded motorists on A30 and A380 with Highways Southwest we are trying to reopen vehicles, people in these areas need to stay with their vehicle at the moment.

“It is uncomfortable but safer than walking in these conditions.”

Northumbria Police have also confirmed they are trying to rescue a number of stranded motorists on the A1 near Alnwick.

A1 – Is closed to all traffic between Alnwick and Berwick – we are aware of a number of motorists that may be stuck in this area and are working to get to them as soon as possible.

Partner agencies and volunteers are working to reach stranded motorists. An emergency reception centre is open at the Willowburn centre for anyone that need assistance in Alnwick.

In Cumbria the M6 has been reduced to 39 MPH two lanes are closed at Junction 36 to 45 north and Southbound have been closed.

The closures and restrictions will remain in place overnight at a minimum, but may continue into tomorrow.

The drifting snow has made roads conditions hazardous, with multiple collisions being attended by Police and partner agencies throughout the day. The public is advised to only drive if absolutely essential.

All Agencies are working together to keep the roads clear with significant resources out overnight.

Work is also ongoing on the M62 J20-J22 east bound and J24-J21 westbound, The A66, A628 and the A69 are all currently closed with many vehicles stranded.

Motorists are being advised not to attempt to drive any of these routes.

Please contact Police on 101 if you are in a vehicle and in need of assistance. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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