Vegan group holds wake for nine Turkeys Killed for Christmas Dinner

A group of vegans in Bristol have held a gathering which included a candle-lit vigil outside of a turkey farm to mourn the deaths of nine turkeys killed ahead of Christmas lunches.

An animal welfare group had pledged the nine dead turkeys as a raffle prize to raise awareness and funding for animal welfare, which outraged the vegan community.

The group offered vegan mince pies to those walking past as they stood in silence next to the gate of St Werburgh's City farm.

They believed the charity that focused on animal welfare was completely wrong to raffle the turkeys to raise the profile of animal welfare.

A sign was erected which read 'They wanted to live.'

Vegan's protested after the farm charity had raffled the two turkeys and planned to auction the remaining to raise money for charity.

The farm is an animal welfare charity which looks to educate the public about animal welfare and how food gets from farm to your plate.

Having caused the outrage, the charity cancelled the raffle but the birds were still sent to the abbatoir and killed to be sold and eaten for Christmas

Vegan activist Sarah Nicol, who organised the vigil, said: "There's a lot of anger that the turkeys are dead, but we just want people to have a peaceful outlet for their grief."

"Their goals aren't based in slaughtering their animals, they're based in helping and educating the public. So it's a logical step to move towards becoming a sanctuary.

"The turkeys caught people's attention because they could see them, felt that they knew them. They were nine individuals, rather than countless, nameless animals in a slaughterhouse."

The Bristol Vegan Action's Facebook page, the group has now raised £700 in one day, just us. We have over 1200 signatures on our petition, in only 5 days. People far and wide called/emailed to show support - even from America."

Snow: Yellow Warning for Snow & Ice forecast for the weekend

Heavy Snow, Ice and Strong winds are heading to the North this weekend, the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for parts of the UK as temperatures drop with cold air plummeting and dropping below freezing from Thursday.

It is expected that the snow will hit 12pm on Saturday the 15th until 10am Sunday 16th December, It is warned that Heavy snow and blizzards may develop across Scotland and northern England with a risk of freezing rain in places.

What to expect

  • Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers
  • Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel
  • Some rural communities could become cut off
  • Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected
  • A chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces
  • Bus and train services may be delayed or cancelled, with some road closures and longer journey times possible
  • Untreated pavements and cycle paths might be impassable because of black ice

Forecasters have predicted between 10cm (0.3ft) and 20cm (0.7ft) of snow could fall in those areas.

But it is not yet clear if the snow will stay till Christmas, The Met Office are currently unclear about how far southernly the weather may extend

A Met Office forecaster said: "Across central and eastern parts it will be colder than average, looking at highs between four and six degrees by day."

The temperatures will drop to -7C with high winds of 40MPH and 45MPH.

Scotland & The North East will experience the most adverse weather conditions.

 

 

Armed police arrest man inside security barriers at Parliament

Armed police have arrested a man inside of the barriers of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

It is believed the man scaled past the heavily guarded entrance to the commons, and was very quickly arrested.

Armed officers pointed a gun at the man's head while he was arrested and searched him.

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Armed officers pinned the man to the ground while he was handcuffed and searched.

Christopher Hope Chief Political Correspondent and Assistant Editor of The Daily Telegraph tweeted that Parliament is now in lockdown after man is tasered at carriage gates, mixed race man in red t-shirt, now being held against the fence by police.

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Christopher Hope then tweeted "Armed police have now arrived and are patrolling by the House of Commons Christmas tree. The exit through Carriage gates has now been closed."

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One officer pointed a gun at the man's head while he was being searched to ensure he complied at all times.

Police believe the incident to be non-terror related but took no chances in their response.

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The House of Commons wrote on its Twitter feed: "We are aware of a situation outside the Palace of Westminster that was handled by the Met Police and is now over."

 

Terror Arrest in Newcastle related to being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of Acts of Terrorism

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East, supported by Northumbria Police have this morning (Tuesday December 11) arrested a man in Newcastle on suspicion of terrorism offences:

A 33-year-old man who lives in Newcastle was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of Acts of Terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

He has been taken to a police station in West Yorkshire for questioning.

The arrest was intelligence led and pre-planned as part of an ongoing investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East.

Residents will be kept as informed as possible and we are grateful for their understanding, patience and support while these enquiries continue.

Chief Supt Neil Hutchison, local policing commander for Newcastle, said “I understand our communities will have concerns about this morning’s police activity but I want to offer my reassurance that we are here to serve and protect the public of Northumbria.

“We work very closely with our colleagues in Counter Terrorism Policing North East and we will ensure we maintain these strong links in order to provide a high level of service to you. Public safety is our utmost concern.

“Our officers are patrolling the local area and would ask members of the public to contact them if they have any concerns.

“If you see or hear something that could be terrorist related, act on your instincts and call the police in confidence on 0800 789 321 .

“In an emergency, always dial 999. Visit gov.uk/ACT for more information.”

Man arrested after attempting to abduct girl six at Christmas Market

Cops have arrested a man after an attempted abduction of a six year old girl.

He offered the girl sweets and toys as he lead her away.

Officers quickly responded and arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of the attempted abduction of a six-year-old girl today.

The incident happened at a Christmas market in Egham, Surrey, at around 12.40pm this afternoon.

Police said a man had given the girl toys and sweets on Egham High Street before trying to lead her away.

Officers were on the scene within minutes of the incident being reported.

The suspect is described as white, around 50 years, around 5ft 9 tall and of a slight build.

He was wearing a grey cap, a black jacket, jeans, trainers and glasses and was carrying a black rucksack.

Surrey Police has appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting crime reference number PR/45180130630.

Urgent child safety alert Brothers aged 11 & 9 missing from Croydon

Police in Croydon are appealing for help to find two missing schoolboys.

Brothers Kameron Gorden, aged 11, and Kevin Somuah Gordon, aged 9, were last seen at approximately 15:30 GMT on Friday, 7 December in the South Norwood area.

Kevin is described as a black male, small build and 4ft 5ins tall. He is believed to be wearing partial school uniform being grey trousers, white shirt, black jacket and possibly a red jumper.

Kameron is described as a black male, small build and height at 5ft 1ins tall. He is believed to be wearing a grey tracksuit, white trainers and a black jacket.

Both Kevin and Kameron are known to frequent local parks in South Norwood and have links to the Abbeywood area of London. They are also known to use buses.

Officers are increasingly concerned for their wellbeing and would urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to call police on 101 or Missing People on 116000 quoting ref: CAD 7223/07DEC18.

Baby P mother hopes to be cleared for release before Christmas

This week we reported that the monster mother of Baby P had been granted contact with her children. Today we report that she is hoping to be cleared for release from prison before Christmas.

Inside sources have told us that she faces the parole board soon and would like to be released in time for Christmas.

Now a source who cannot be named within the prison service has told Police Hour that Tracey Connelly is facing a parole board before Christmas and is hoping to be cleared for release, She believes it would be the perfect Christmas gift.

Not only is she allowed to write letters and send gifts to her children she could soon be released and launch a legal bid to see them face to face. She will Argue that the prison service has reformed her.

She now believes she has the right to freedom like every other loving mother and father. Despite allowing one of her own children to be tortured to death.

Sick Mother Tracey Connelly stood by and watched her partner as he tortured Baby P and smothered him in chocolate so the police and social services would never see his injuries.

Recently Connelly was granted permission to now be able to write and build a relationship with her children, despite the tragic death of Baby P.

She has not been granted face to face contact they’ll only be allowed to send letters which will be vetted by the prison and social services first.

l workers have granted the access to enable Connelly to rebuild her relationship with her family as she prepares to face a parole board for release.

Connelly will soon make her fresh bid for freedom and is hoping a relationship with her family will help her.

She is hoping for a second chance at being a mother after her sentencing for her part in the death of Baby P who was tortured by her partner.

Connelly stood by and enabled her own baby boy to be repeatedly attacked and tortured.

We do not know if Tracey was herself attacked and abused such as a domestic abuse victim.

But nevertheless she stood by and saw her own child starved, brutally attacked he tragically died in 2007 after sustaining over 50 injuries.

Blaming social services

We cannot blame social services for allowing contact, because if they refused access they’d be breaking the law.

This is because a parent despite being convicted has legal parental rights and no one can block the contact, social services have a duty to explore this.

We do not know the facts, but it’s not nice whichever way we look at it, but simply these children may have requested contact with there mum.

For those children, we must remember they have lost their mum and dad, and without knowing the facts we have to be careful as social services could be helping the children cope with loss and grief.

As members of the public, we have been allowed to move on but these children’s lives have been ripped apart.

The Baby P Case

Baby P (Peter) sadly died in 2007 aged just 17 months. He was tortured and was found with more than 50 injuries when he died.

Police and social workers visited Baby P in his Haringey, North London home more than 60 times.

His mother Tracey, her partner Steven Barker & his brother Jason Owen a paedophile tortured him.

Both Connelly and Owen were jailed indefinitely meaning they must face a parole board before they can be released.

Steven Barker was jailed for 12 years.

Connelly was granted release on licence in 2013 but after 18 months she was recalled to prison after she was found to be selling indecent images of herself online on the back of the death of Baby P.

Triple child killer cleared for release after impaled bodies found on garden railing

A baby sitter who killed three children and impaled their bodies on garden railings has been cleared by a parole board for release.

David McGreavy who was sentenced to life 1973 for killing Paul aged 4, Dawn aged 2 and 9 month old Samantha while he baby sat them in their Worcester Home.

The children's mother Elsie Urry has begged that he stays locked up and is not released.

But the Parole Board have said that the triple child killer has "changed considerably" after spending 45 years in prison.

He murdered three children and impaled them on a fence and has now been cleared following an oral hearing for release.

He murdered the children because one of the children would not stop crying . 

He strangled Paul at the home in Gillam Street, Rainbow Hill, while Dawn was found with her throat cut. Samantha died from a compound fracture to the skull.

On the night of the killings he had babysat the children for up to an hour so she could work in a pub.

Elsie Urry who was working to provide for her family so they could own the home they lived in blames herself for the death of her children.

Monster Baby P mother granted contact with her children.

Sick Mother Tracey Connelly who stood by and watched her partner as he tortured Baby P has been granted permission to have contact with her children.

Connelly will now be able to write and build a relationship with her children, despite the tragic death of Baby P.

She has not been granted face to face contact they'll only be allowed to send letters which will be vetted by the prison and social services first.

Social workers have granted the access to enable Connelly to rebuild her relationship with her family as she prepares to face a parole board for release.

Connelly will soon make her fresh bid for freedom and is hoping a relationship with her family will help her.

She is hoping for a second chance at being a mother after her sentencing for her part in the death of Baby P who was tortured by her partner.

Connelly stood by and enabled her own baby boy to be repeatedly attacked and tortured.

We do not know if Tracey was herself attacked and abused such as a domestic abuse victim.

But nevertheless she stood by and saw her own child starved, brutally attacked he tragically died in 2007 after sustaining over 50 injuries.

Blaming social services

We cannot blame social services for allowing contact, because if they refused access they'd be breaking the law.

This is because a parent despite being convicted has legal parental rights and no one can block contact, social services have a duty to explore this.

We do not know the facts, but it's not nice which ever way we look at it, but simply these children may have requested contact with there mum.

For those children we must remember they have lost their mum and dad, and without knowing the facts we have to be careful as social services could be helping the children cope with loss and grief.

As members of the public we have been allowed to move on but these children's lives have been ripped apart.

The Baby P Case

Baby P (Peter) sadly died in 2007 aged just 17 months. He was tortured and was found with more than 50 injuries when he died.

Police and social workers visited Baby P in his Haringey, North London home more than 60 times.

His mother Tracey, her partner Steven Barker & his brother Jason Owen a paedophile tortured him.

Both Connelly and Owen were jailed indefinitely meaning they must face a parole board before they can be released.

Steven Barker was jailed for 12 years.

Connelly was granted release on licence in 2013 but after 18 months she was recalled to prison after she was found to be selling indecent images of herself online on the back of the death of Baby P.

Boy seriously injured after being hit by a Bus in Gateshead

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Gateshead this evening (November 29).

At 6.16pm today (Thursday) police received a report of a collision involving a bus and a pedestrian on Prince Consort Road at the junction of Whitehall Road.

Emergency services attended where a 12-year-old boy was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with serious injuries. His condition is described as critical but stable.

The driver of the bus was uninjured.

The road was closed for more than two hours to facilitate a thorough collision investigation and the recovery of the vehicle.

Police are now urging anyone who saw what happened in the moments leading up to the collision, particularly passing vehicles with dashcam footage, to get in touch.

Motor Patrols Sergeant Phil Emmerson said:

“Enquiries are being carried out to establish the circumstances around the collision.

“We understand that a light blue Citroen Picasso, a dark grey BMW three series and a silver Citroen Zara were in the area at the time and the occupants could be important witnesses – so we would urge them to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 934 29/11/18 or email the officer in charge at: [email protected]

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