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Firearms cop running London Marathon can you spare £1

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Firearms Police Officer Liam Harvey is running the London Marathon for Call4Backup and is asking all police officers if they can spare just £1 to London his fundraiser efforts.

Liam, who has fundraised for Call4Backup before, is taking on a new challenge by competing in the 2018 London Marathon which, will be his first ROAD marathon. He is calling on all Police Officers around the UK to support his fundraising for Call4Backup by simply donating just £1 each towards his target.

“My aim and wish, if possible, is that every officer in the country donates just £1” Liam said. “Then I would be able to raise a huge amount of money for the charity, which will then be used to offer help and support to police officers and staff all over the country.”

The memory of a colleague who died in tragic circumstances is spurring a BTP Firearms officer on as he trains hard for the London Marathon.

Liam Harvey is running to raise money for police peer support charity Call 4 Backup, which was set up following the death of Essex officer Craig Pledger. Liam, who served with Essex Police before transferring to BTP in 2015, worked alongside Craig for several years.

The charity assists officers with issues affecting their wellbeing. “The money I raise will go to help officers in need across the country,” Liam said.

He describes his training as going ‘okay’, explaining that it has been a challenge to fit it in around his shifts. He said: “There have been several issues – snow, flu and so on – but I have been training as often as I can doing both cardio and gym training. I go out before lates and after earlies to get the miles in.”

This will be the first road race Liam has done, but it’s the second event he has taken part in to raise money for Call4Backup; in 2015 he completed the 42km ‘Oblivion’ obstacle race. This marathon should be a walk in the park in comparison!

Liam is hoping to complete the course in under four hours. Your donations and words of encouragement will be gratefully received at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LiamHarvey or you can donate using your phone.

Just text the word ‘Liam26’ followed by the amount in pounds (Liam26 £1) to 70070.

Good Luck Liam

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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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