Is it wrong that Tommy Robinson posed with Army Recruits?

Tommy Robinson has released a photo and video of a group of Army recruits posing for a selfie and cheering his name. Now they face the sack.

Causing a huge debate as to whether or not this is right or wrong?

Robinson who recently was misquoted, taken out of content and heavily edited in a Sky News Interview showed his support for our troops while at a service station.

Robinson shared the photo of himself posing with a group of men believed to be members of British Army.

All young lads who looked under the age of 18. Wanting to show his support for the Army he posed for photos and recorded a quick video thanking them.

That photo and video is now under investigation after he bumped into the lad at the Watford Gap Motorway Services on the M1

These young lads were clearly starstruck and not politically motivated, they aren't old enough for that to even pop into their minds.

Now they could all loose their jobs, after Robinson agreed to a photo. whether we choose to admit it or not Tommy Robinson is a celebrity that these young lads bumped into at the services.

Members of the public do not support the Army's choice to investigate this and believe it shows the state in a bad light.

Robinson wrote on Facebook "A moment like this makes it all worth while. Today I met real British heroes".

The Army has now confirmed they are aware of the photo and footage and have launched an investigation.

A spokeswoman said: 'Far right ideology is completely at odds with the values and ethos of the Armed Forces.

'The Armed Forces have robust measures in place to ensure those exhibiting extremist views are neither tolerated nor permitted to serve.'

Imam Asim Hafiz, Islamic religious advisor to the Armed Forces, said that 'any form of racism, discrimination or extremism is taken extremely seriously and will be dealt with accordingly'.

'The Armed Forces remain absolutely committed to welcoming individuals from across all faiths and cultures into its ranks,' he added.

As Police Hour is a balanced non-political news organisation we feel it is fair that Robinson's side of things are included within this content. Some may disagree but we are a balanced news org.

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Tommy Robinson has released a statement to his nearly 1 Million Facebook followers saying "Please show your support for our armed forces who are being investigated & possibly disciplined for having their photo taken with me.

"We as a nation must show general sir nick carter that we the great British public will not tolerate politically motivated persecution of our service men & women who have simply expressed their freedoms.

"The army expect these young men to sacrifice their lives to give freedom to people across the world whilst they wish to take their freedoms off them on the streets of their own country."

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Urgent Missing School Girl Ebony Clancy aged 14

Police are appealing to trace 14-year-old Ebony Clancy who last seen in the Valiant Way area of Thornaby yesterday, Monday 8th October at 9:30pm.

Ebony is described as being a white female, around 5 ft 3” tall, of slim build with a fair complexion and long brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a bright red Adidas jacket.

Anyone who may have seen Ebony or anyone with information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting event number 185805.

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Ebony if you are reading this help and support, is available we will simply call or text 116000 for free confidential advice.

If you are yourself sat reading this and thinking of running away from home please be assured help and support is out there for you.

Simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home ‘Missing people’ are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe.

Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential.

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They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

116000 They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

Jobs could be at risk as West Mercia and Warwickshire Police end partnership

A money-saving plan which sparked an alliance between Warwickshire Police and West Merica Police will come to an end.

Police Staff and Police Community Support officers fear their jobs could be cut under plans to end the agreement.

Warkwickshire Police have said they are shocked and disappointed at being handed notice to terminate the agreement by West Mercia Police.

Warkwickshire Police have made it very clear they do not support the termination that will put jobs and budgets at risk,

The two forces both shared services to cut costs in 2012 to enable them to better cope with budgets but now they say the alliance will end.

The two forces now believe withdrawing the alliance would ensure they can work more effectively in the future.

This does run the risk of increased costs for both forces who would usually share services resulting in cuts to roles. This has not been confirmed but it is a real worry for Police Staff within both forces.

The forces say they will share some services, but they are not sure how that will look at the moment.

Frontline policing won't be impacted by the changes but back office staff and support staff could be impacted, Members of police staff were today briefed before details released to the media.

West Mercia PCC John Campion said “This has been a carefully considered decision with communities in mind, and both the Chief Constable and I, are in agreement that this approach will enhance and improve the service moving forward.

“How exactly this will look will be shaped over the next year, and this will be worked in detail, with our communities and workforce at the forefront of any decisions.”

Chief Constable Anthony Bangham said: “This is a positive start for a new chapter for West Mercia Police, opening up opportunities to deliver more efficient and effective policing services and providing the very best protection to our communities, with a greater focus and clarity at a local level.

“Whilst officers will respond as they always have, local policing will be enhanced, by improved supporting services. Work is underway to shape this, refocusing where collaborative arrangements are currently in place.

“The planning of this will now commence at pace, with immediate effect and we will continue ensure our workforce and key partners remain informed throughout this process.”

Following the announcement Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Martin Jelley, said: “I am surprised and disappointed at having been served notice by the West Mercia PCC and Chief Constable terminating our strategic alliance arrangements.  This is clearly a decision which has been taken solely by West Mercia’s PCC and Chief Constable and one which myself and the Warwickshire PCC do not support.

“Our two forces entered into a strategic alliance in 2012 which has been recognised nationally for the extensive nature of its collaboration and has demonstrated significant benefits from shared working.  In fact, it has allowed both forces to save more than £35m and maximise resources to frontline policing.

“Despite this announcement we are committed to ensuring the day-to-day operational focus of Warwickshire Police continues to be on protecting the public from harm and keeping our communities safe.”

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said: “Since I took office in May 2016, I have been strongly supportive of the alliance between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, which has delivered considerable savings and operational benefits for both forces, receiving national acclaim in the process.

“I am very surprised therefore by the decision by the West Mercia PCC and Chief Constable to end the strategic collaboration between the two forces. This is a hugely disappointing development which I do not support.

“The implications of this decision are significant and I will be working with Chief Constable Martin Jelley to minimise any impact on our communities, partners and workforce. I want to assure the public that throughout this period, Martin and I are determined to ensure that Warwickshire Police continues to deliver a high-quality service to our public.”

Hartlepool Taxi driver offers veteran wheelchair users a free lift to cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday

A kind-hearted taxi driver is offering to help veterans who are in Wheelchairs who can't make it to the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday a free lift.

Darren Ferguson has said that he will offer a free lift down to Victoria Road in Hartlepool and drop them back off home free of charge after the Remembrance Service for those Veterans who would otherwise be stuck in the house and be unable to make the trip to remember their fallen comrades.

Darren says "I drive a wheelchair Access Taxi in Hartlepool On remembering Sunday I am looking for any veterans who are wheelchair users that can’t get to the cenotaph due to not having any transport So on remembering Sunday at 9am until 10.30am.

"I am willing to pick up any veteran and there escorts at the times above and drop them at King johns near the cenotaph Free of charge I will then arrange with them to pick them back up to return home."

Anyone who would like to take Darren up on his offer is requested to inbox him directly on Facebook.

A huge well done to Darren who is using his own money those who should really be at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday can be there and make the day.

Man shot dead by cyclist in Merseyside

Murder investigation launched after a 27-year-old was shot dead by a cyclist in Liverpool.

Emergency Services were called to Cornwood Close, Belle Vale after 11.30am this morning (Sunday 7th October)

Armed officers deployed to the scene and supported the Nort West Ambulance Service who treated the victim at the scene for what is described as critical injuries to his head and torso.

The man was rushed to hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Police have said that the offender was riding a pedal bike and made off from the scene in the direction of Loxwood Close.

He is described as being late 20s, medium build, dressed in all black and having a high-viz orange jacket.

Detective Chief Superintendent Natalie Perischine said: "The investigation into this shocking incident is in its very early stages, and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have information which could help us establish the full circumstances and find those responsible."

Man accused of raping two week old baby under 24 hour protection to stop him being attacked

The man who is suspected of raping a two-week-old baby is now 24-hour protection at HMP Maghaberry in Northern Ireland to stop inmates attacking him.

He is being stored in a secure cell, to ensure he comes to no harm despite the baby he is accused of raping aged just 2 weeks continuing to fighting for it's life.

Feelings surrounding this prisoner are running so high regarding this man that a price has been placed on his head.

Protection orders have been put in place by the legal system banning anyone from naming the suspect to protect the rights of a trial.

We all might feel the need to name him at the moment, but the risk of doing so would result in this man walking free from court without facing a judge and jury. He will be named in due course by the legal system, We'd urge our readers not to name this man as it could be he never faces justice.

A two-week-old baby who has been raped is fighting for its life in Hospital.

The baby was rushed to the paediatric unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

It has been confirmed that a man has been charged with rape and causing the grievous bodily harm of a child.

The baby is believed to be from the Annalong area of County Down. The baby cannot be named for legal reasons.

Police said that a 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with rape and GBH with intent.

The Serious Crime Branch are handling the investigation while the offender has been remanded into Maghaberry prison.

A spokeswoman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: “Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating an incident in which an infant sustained a number of serious injuries, charged a 25-year-old man with rape and grievous bodily harm with intent.”

He made a brief appearance in court on Saturday, September 29 and was remanded in custody at Newry Magistrates’ Court next Wednesday.

It is believed this was a serious and sustained attack on the two-week-old baby, resulting in serious injury. The defendant has not yet been named and shamed and it has not yet been made clear if the man is related to the baby in any way.

This horrific incident has shocked the Northern Ireland Community after the baby was raped and attacked.

There have been no applications made for bail at this time and it is unclear if the defendant has admitted this sickening rape on an innocent two-week-old baby.

We hope and pray that this poor baby makes a full recovery.

If you suspect anyone is involved in child abuse please report it to your local police force by dialling 101 or report it to anonymously Crime Stoppers online or call 0800 555 111.

Two week old baby raped and fighting for life

A two-week-old baby who has been raped is fighting for its life in Hospital.

The baby was rushed to the paediatric unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

It has been confirmed that a man has been charged with rape and causing the grievous bodily harm of a child.

The baby is believed to be from the Annalong area of County Down. The baby cannot be named for legal reasons.

Police said that a 25-year-old man was arrested and charged with rape and GBH with intent.

The Serious Crime Branch are handling the investigation while the offender has been remanded into Maghaberry prison.

A spokeswoman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: "Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch investigating an incident in which an infant sustained a number of serious injuries, charged a 25-year-old man with rape and grievous bodily harm with intent."

He made a brief appearance in court on Saturday, September 29 and was remanded in custody at Newry Magistrates’ Court next Wednesday.

It is believed this was a serious and sustained attack on the two-week-old baby, resulting in serious injury. The defendant has not yet been named and shamed and it has not yet been made clear if the man is related to the baby in any way.

This horrific incident has shocked the Northern Ireland Community after the baby was raped and attacked.

There have been no applications made for bail at this time and it is unclear if the defendant has admitted this sickening rape on an innocent two-week-old baby.

We hope and pray that this poor baby makes a full recovery.

If you suspect anyone is involved in child abuse please report it to your local police force by dialling 101 or report it to anonymously Crime Stoppers online or call 0800 555 111.

Head of Interpol Reported missing

The head of Interpol Meng Hongwei has been reported missing by his wife.

Mr Meng was last seen leaving for China from the headquarters of Interpol in Lyon, Southeast France in late September.

It is very unusual and out of character for MR Meng to go missing.

His wife has not heard or seen from him since.

On Friday, French police announced they are leading investigations to find him.

"He did not disappear in France," a source close to the inquiry said.

European officials reported that he left the country on 29 September.

Interpol is a worldwide function that enables police forces across the world to communicate wanted suspects enabling worldwide communications.

INTERPOL’s current President is Mr Meng Hongwei, elected at the 85th session of the INTERPOL General Assembly held in Bali in November 2016. Mr Meng, of Chinese nationality, will serve as President until 2020.

Vice Minister of Public Security in China, Mr Meng has almost 40 years’ experience in criminal justice and policing, having overseen affairs related to legal institutions, narcotics control, counter-terrorism, border control, immigration and international cooperation.

Mr Meng has held several positions in the Ministry of Public Security including Director of the Patrol Police Division, Director-General of the Traffic Control Department, Assistant Minister, and Vice Minister.

He has also served as Vice Chairman of the National Narcotics Control Commission, Director of the National Counter-Terrorism Office, and Member of the Chinese Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Regional Counter-Terrorism Structure. He also serves as Director-General of the China Coast Guard.

Holding a Bachelor’s degree in law, Mr Meng is Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau of China.

RIP PD Louis this is the moment he took his last walk with PC Steve Henry

This is the moment a dog handler took his retired K9 on his final walk - just hours before the pooch passed away.

Police dog Louis died peacefully this week in the arms of his handler, owner and best friend - PC Steve Henry.

The Belgian Malinois had dutifully served in Northumbria Police's Dog Section for more than a decade before retiring in 2015.

During his career he caught hundreds of burglars, rescued dozens of missing people and specialised as a firearms dog.

Louis was even recognised with a national award in 2007 after he saved a woman who had tried to take her own life.

Steve today (Friday) said Louis had "saved my bacon on more than one occasion" and he was a dog who would not just be missed by him, but his entire family.

The dog handler, who has been a police officer for 20 years, said: "Louis was one of the family. I have young children and he was amazing with them.

"I got him when he was just eight-weeks-old and spent more time with him when he was my police dog than I did with my partner.

"I would spend all day with him and then when I was at home, or on my rest days, I would be taking him out for walks and he would be part of the family.

"He saved my bacon on more than one occasion and we went through a lot together. That creates a special bond.

"It is really sad that he isn't with us anymore but it was his time. He had a great life and I am glad that he got to have three years of retirement.

"I got to have one last walk with him before he passed away and that gave me the chance to be able to say a proper goodbye."

Louis was handed the 'Police Dog Team Operational and Humanitarian Job of the Year' award at Crufts in 2007 after he helped save the life of a woman reported missing in the Derwent Valley.

The pair had been deployed to the area to see if they could find the woman in a job Steve described as "searching for a needle in a haystack".

However, Louis quickly picked up a scent and led his handler deep into the outer woodland close to the nearby Nine Arches Viaduct.

It was there that the K9 was able to find the woman tangled in the reeds after she had fallen from the viaduct into the water below.

Steve was able to radio for back-up but due to the thickness of the shrubs, Louis had to bark on command to make their position known.

The rest of the team arrived on the scene a short time later to take the woman to safety. She later made a full recovery.

Although that was the highlight of a decade working for the police, Steve says it was one of a long list of amazing jobs he was involved in with Louis.

"He was incredible at his job and got his licence to be a police dog at just 11 months which is very early," said Steve.

"Louis was the first Belgian Shepherd that the Force had taken on and he paved the way for others as there were doubts as to whether the breed was suitable back then.

"He was involved in countless arrests but he quickly got a reputation of being able to track people even once the searches were over.

"Often we would be sent searching in one direction but would have no luck and the search would be called off.

"I would let him go to the toilet before heading back to the station and on more than one occasion he picked up the scent and found a suspect hiding in the bushes.

"He was a real pleasure to be around and there won't be many other police dogs who achieve as much as he did."

Louis lived at home with Steve in Durham with police dog veteran Rudi and one-year-old Ivan who is midway through his training.

There is also room for Cocker Spaniel called Jackson who used to serve as a specialist search dogs before he also retired from the Force.

58K pregnancy tests recalled over fake results

58k clear and simple digital pregnancy tests have been recalled after the manufacturer has found they are giving out fake results.

Women are now being urgently urged to check any pregnancy tests kits to see of they have been impacted.

The details of recalled units are as follows:

  • Catalogue Number: DM-102
  • Lot Number:DM10220170710E
  • Expiry Date: January 2020

These details can be located on the bottom of the boxes or in some cases printed on the side.

The manufacturer Wondfo Biotech and UK-based brand owner Healthpoint have issued product recalls.

The recall is due to an error in the manufacturing process and only impacts one batch of 58,000 tests kits.

Anyone who has purchased one of those matching the lot number is advised to try alternative testing methods, and return the tests to their pharmacy or shop.