Britain’s worst grooming gang leader scarred for life after prison attack

The leader of Britain's worst grooming gang has been left scarred for life following an attack in prison.

Ahdel Ali aged 31 required 41 stitches after he was attacked with a knife inside his prison cell in a pre-planned targeted attack.

other inmates guarded as Ali was slashed and attacked with the knife, He was left with deep cuts on his face and neck.

It is believed razor blades were embedded in a strip of cardboard, Ali is serving time after leading a child sex grooming gang in Telford.

Ali is serving 18 years for his role in the scandal in Telford, Shrops, which may have claimed as many as 1,000 young victims.

Ringleaders Ali and his brother Mubarek, 35, sold teenage girls, some as young as 13, for sex above an Indian restaurant after grooming them.

A Prison Service spokeswoman said: “A prisoner at HMP Wakefield was assaulted on October 21 by a fellow prisoner and this is now being investigated by police.”

Fireworks display cancelled as eight children hurt after inflatable slide collapsed

A major incident has been declared at Woking Fireworks resulting in the whole area being evacuated and the fireworks cancelled as eight children have been seriously hurt.

All eight children have been taken to a major trauma centres across london in serious conditions.

The Air Ambulance and Road Ambulances were scrambled to to scene after a fairground inflatable slide collapsed.

Police initially said a Helter Skelter had collapsed however they have now confirmed it was a giant inflatable slide and a number of children have been seriously hurt.

In a statement, police said: "We've evacuated Woking Park this evening, where people were gathering for the fireworks celebrations, following the collapse of the Helter Skelter at the fairground.

"Information is now that this was a giant inflatable slide, not a helter skelter.

"We are working with ambulance and emergency service colleagues. We have had to evacuate the whole Woking Park site to allow the air ambulance to land. If you are still in the area, please follow the instructions given to you by officers and make your way home."

The organisers have also issued a statement, apologising for the cancellation of the event.

The statement said: "Really sorry but due to a major incident in the funfair area the police have asked us to evacuate the park. The fireworks display will therefore not take place tonight.

"We are all very shocked and distressed by events in the funfair this evening. We are focusing in assisting the emergency services in dealing with the injured children. If you'll excuse us, we'll turn our attention to dealing with ticketing issues etc when we can."

Hartlepool school forced to close for three days

A Hartlepool school is to be closed for three days from Monday 5th November to enable an independent survey of the building to take place.

The decision has been made late this afternoon (Friday 2 November) following recent inspections of the external brickwork at Barnard Grove Primary School, which was completed in 2015 and funded by the Government’s Education Funding Agency. 

Inspections have been carried out on behalf of the Government’s Department for Education on parts of the school building over the half term holiday; however Hartlepool Borough Council is calling for a full and independent survey of the entire building to enable an informed decision to be made about the safety of all children and staff. 

Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “I am extremely angry and disappointed we have been forced to take this decision and I would like to apologise to the children, their parents, staff and the wider community. 

“This school was funded by the Government’s Education Funding Agency who commissioned the contractor, technical advisor and architect and was signed off by an Independent Building Inspector, not a Local Authority Building Inspector. 

“Responsibility lies firmly with the Government and we are pushing them to resolve this situation as quickly as possible. 

“We fully understand and share people’s anger and frustration at the situation. However, our primary concern is the safety of all children and staff.” 

“Hartlepool Borough Council has arranged an independent survey for Monday 5 November and will await the findings of that inspection before deciding when children and staff can return to Barnard Grove Primary School.” 

Parents and carers are being notified of the closure and it is hoped the school will reopen on Thursday 8 November. 

A further update will be provided on the afternoon of Tuesday 6 November.

Urgent: extremely vulnerable 9 month pregnant Demi is missing

Cleveland Police have issued an urgent appeal to trace a missing Hartlepool woman who is nine months pregnant.

Police have said that she is extremely vulnerable and would urgently like to trace her as temperatures drop.

Police are urgently appealing to trace 20-year-old Demi Leigh Iveson who was last seen in Hartlepool Town Centre today, Thursday 1 November at around lunchtime.

Demi is understood to be nine months pregnant and is described as being extremely vulnerable.

She is 5 ft 3 “tall with straight/medium length hair.

Anyone who may have seen Demi or anyone with information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting event number 201548

Boy aged three fighting for life after being hit by van

A three-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being ran over by a stolen van during a police chase.

Poor Leo Durrington aged three is now in a critical condition in hospital and fighting for his life.

He was hit and knocked to the ground by a white ford transit connect van in Leigh, Greater Manchester at 10.35am on Tuesday.

Emergency services responded to the incident on Wigan Road following the police chase.

Police had been chasing the van after it failed to stop, officers gave the boy first aid before paramedics and an air ambulance arrived at the scene.

Inspector Danny Byrne of Greater Manchester Police said: "This was a horrendous incident that has left a three-year-old boy in hospital fighting for his life, and we are doing all we can to support his family at this incredibly difficult time."

He continued: "I am urging anyone that thinks they might have seen the van throughout the morning or have any information, no matter how small or insignificant it might seem, to please get in touch as soon as possible.

"Even the smallest piece of information could be the key to us finding those responsible so please call police."

The van, which fled the scene towards Twist Lane, has since been recovered nearby, the force added.

Wigan Road remains closed between Nel Pan Lane and Hill Crest Avenue while officers are at the scene.

This is what bullying does to a six year old by Carrie Golledge

Words by mum Carrie Golledge - This is my 6 year old daughter, hospitalised, due to bullying...

This is my child with such a caring heart that despite being so ill "doesn't want anyone to get in trouble"...

This is my child who has stopped eating, has cried herself to sleep, had anxiety so severe she's up sick over 20 times in an hour through the night...

This is my child whose 'best friend' has emotionally abused her for so long she thought it was normal...

This is my child who has been in and out of hospital for countless trips due to being so sick with anxiety...

This is my child who was told off for 'telling tales at school'...

This is my child who has been mocked on social media by the bullies parents for just having such a pure heart...

This is my child who when addressing the issues with her school we were told "Its just 6 year olds being 6 year olds"...

This is my child who was told by the school she should be the one feeling ashamed and be snuck in a side door of a morning...

This is my child who her school failed her so badly that we had to move her schools...

This is my child who is one of too many that are going through this...

This is my child whose story is being twisted and manipulated by the very people that were meant to protect her at her school when she was in their care...

This is my child who doesn't want this to happen to anyone else. So this is my child's story we are sharing but she is one of many....too many!

Please help us share her story. Lets show her the support her school couldn't afford her.

Leicester City Helicopter Pilot may have saved many lives as hero cops attempts to smash window

It is believed that the Helicopter Pilot guided the out of control helicopter away from crowds moments after it took off from the King Power Stadium.

Thousands have hailed the pilot a hero, and believe many lives could have been lost. No casualties have yet been confirmed by Police but it is believed tragically five people died.

Eyewitness and Sky Sports News Dan Cox has said he was walking across the car park having finished filming post-match interviews when he heard the helicopter coming out of the stadium following the Leicester and West Ham 1 - 1 draw.

Dan Cox told Sky News: "I heard the helicopter coming out of the stadium, saw it as you do, they are amazing pieces of machinery and then I just carried on walking thinking next time I look up it is going to be overhead.

"The next thing I just looked up and it was just spinning, static just out of control, just a constant spinning, I have never seen anything like it.

"I don't know how the pilot did it but he seemed to manage to slow down the spinning rotation and it drifted off into the corner part of the car park."

Dan Cox grabbed his camera and began filming the aftermath as two police officers attempted to get close the fire, one of which is believed to have attempted to smash the window of the helicopter.

He Added that  "To my mind the pilot was heroic and the two police offers in front of me, who also tried to help, they are heroes too.

"It could have been so much worse if the pilot hadn't done that."

The Helicopter belonging to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha takes off and lands on the pitch before and after every Leicester home game.

Police Hour's thoughts are with the family of all of those involved in this tragic incident.

Child Killer Ian Huntley awarded £724K in taxpayers money over the years

Soham double child killer Ian Huntley has been awarded £724.314 taxpayers money for a number of legal matters including an attempt to sue the police.

Ian Huntley Murdered Holly and Jessica both aged 10, They had vanished from Soham on August 4th 2002. 13 days later their bodies were found after Huntley was exposed as a paedophile and found guilty of the girl's murders in December 2003.

Huntley now aged 44 was granted the money as part of legal aid in his bid to avoid justice over the murders of the schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002.

The Daily Star has released figures of exactly how much legal aid was handed out since he was jailed in 2003 for the double murder has been awarded legal aid for a number of civil cases that the pure evil child killer has attempted to win.

The Daily Star gathered the information following a freedom of information request.

He was awarded legal aid to fight damages brought against him for a woman who he is believed to have attacked when she was aged 11.

He was awarded £1,498 for a barrister £966 for a solicitor and £41 disbursement for the 2006 - 2007 legal case after police refused to charge Huntley with the crimes committed against her.

He was further awarded £280 on two occasions leading up to 2007, enabling him to afford a solicitor for legal help over a matter of public law.

In 2011 Huntley was once again granted legal aid in an attempt to sue police officers he was awarded £319 to cover these costs associated with the costs of taking formal action against police officers

He was further awarded £104 for work carried out by a solicitor to provide legal advice over a fifth legal matter.

Meanwhile, the Barristers for the Soham Murder trial cost £466,971, his solicitors charged £165,583 and Disbursement costs of £91,761 in 2003.

His solicitors charged £1,718 to represent him in the police station after his arrest.

Leicester City Owner was on-board crashed helicopter

Leicester City owner is believed to have been on-board the helicopter which crashed at the King Power Stadium.

The helicopter had taken off just moments before it crashed and exploded into a fireball at the nearby staff parking.

The Helicopter spiralled out of control moments after taking off from the stadium and crash landed 200 metres from the stadium.

The Helicopter is owned by the club's Thia Billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, It is believed He and four others were onboard the Helicopter.

Police released a statement confirming they were dealing with an incident within the vicinity of the King Power Stadium.

"We are dealing with an incident in the vicinity of the King Power Stadium. Emergency services are aware and dealing."

Police Hour's thoughts are with Leicester City and the families impacted by this devastating tragedy.

Attempted murder arrest as two cops stabbed

Two police officers have been attacked with a screwdriver as they caught a suspected burglar in London.

The suspect has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were responding to reports of a burglary in Barnet, north London, when they saw a man acting suspiciously and carrying the tool.

The man then stabbed one of the officers in the head and another on the arm.

They were taken away by paramedics and are expected to recover.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘Police were called at approximately 16:45hrs on Wednesday, 24 October to reports of a burglary.

‘Whilst en route, officers were approached by a member of the public who stated they had seen a man acting suspiciously and carrying a screwdriver on Lawrence Gardens, NW7.

‘Officers attempted to speak with this man.