Good Luck to Dave Wardell as he hands in his Warrant Card

April Fools.....

https://twitter.com/k9finn/status/1112671322964979713?s=21

Dave is one of the bravest and kindest police officers, Finn is one of the most incredible dogs we have ever met, We have the pleasure of calling them friends of Police Hour, Dave will be missed within policing but has one of the most amazing futures ahead of him.

They have been through one of the most incredible danger adventures together what seemed liked the longest period of time in Dave's life he thought he has lost Finn, He thought he had lost the dog that instantly jumped in the way of a knife to save Dave paying the ultimate price.

Police Dog handler Dave Wardell who was saved during an attempted stabbing incident by his police dog Finn has handed in his police warrant card.

Dave Wardell was a police officer based in Stevenage and was involved within an incident in October 2016 that would change his and his dog's life Finn forever.

That evening would bring about a campaign for Finn's Law & a book deal as Brave Finn and Dave responded to a serious policing incident suddenly Finn was stabbed with a 10-inch knife but still “refused to let go” of the suspect, helping to protect his handler and leading to an arrest and subsequent conviction.

Soon followed a Police Twitter Award, and then book following the incident which shared the true account of what happened that evening when PC Dave Wardell and his police dog Finn changed down an armed attacker who quickly turned on them.

The knife was meant for Dave but Finn jumped in the way. The book is based on the loyal actions of Finn, a German shepherd who was based the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire dog unit which inspired the book Fabulous Finn, 

Dave Wardell has this evening announced he has handed in his warrant card ahead of a major TV deal.

https://twitter.com/K9Finn/status/1112492687926747136

Dave Tweeted "So... Huge news in the Wardell household. Yesterday was my last day as a Police Officer. Handed in my warrant card last night. Didn't tell you until i officially left, by presenting a new TV show for a major documentary channel

"I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for supporting me. Policing has been my life for a decade and a half. Thank you, I’m officially "

https://twitter.com/K9Finn/status/1112492691131154433

 

 

Taxi driver suffered heart attack & fights for life attack on his vehicle in Hackney

A Taxi driver is seriously ill in hospital after suffering a heart attack and in a critical condition after his car was followed by a group of males and damaged.

Police had been called to the ongoing incident and found the driver behind the wheel suffering from a medical episode.

Detectives are appealing for information after a minicab driver was taken ill in Hackney.

Police were called by members of the public at approximately 23:37hrs on Saturday, 30 March to reports of a group of males damaging a Toyota Prius on Amhurst Road, N16.

Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a male driver, who was inside the car during the attack, suffering from a medical episode at the scene.

The man, aged in his 40s, was treated at the scene by the LAS for a suspected heart attack and taken to an east London hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Officers from the Met’s Central East CID are investigating.

Prior to the attack, it is believed the victim’s car was followed for a short while by a white Ford Focus. At the Amhurst Park Road junction with Rav Pinter Close, the Ford Focus boxed in the victim’s car and four or five males armed with weapons exited. The group smashed the windows of the victim’s car before getting back into the Ford Focus and making off. It is not known which direction they went in.

Three passengers who were also inside the vehicle at the time of the attack were uninjured.

Detective Constable James Readman is investigating. He said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack or may have information regarding this incident.

“Although the driver was not injured directly by the suspects, it is believed he was taken ill shortly after the attack on the car. He now remains in hospital in a life threatening condition and my officers are working to identify the group of males responsible.

“It appears this was a planned attack and an investigation has been launched to establish the full circumstances which led to this incident taking place.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 8702/30March or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Members of the public warned to take extra care when walking alone after 4 random stabbings

People in Edmonton have been warned to be aware of there surroundings after 4 people were stabbed from behind, in what police are calling a random attack.

None of the victims were robbed or had items taken from them just seriously hurt with no clear motive.

The incidents are linked but these are not believed to be terror relation but are random attacks.

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and is being questioned by police, with a second suspect also in custody. At this time none of those has been charged.

Police Hour is, therefore, warning members of the public in Edmonton to be vigilant and aware of there surroundings after the incidents.

https://twitter.com/MPSEnfield/status/1112373915370905605

Detectives continue to appeal for information and urge the public to stay vigilant following a series of stabbings in the Edmonton area.

Urgent enquiries are underway to trace the single male suspect who is described as a black man, approximately 6ft 3ins tall, of skinny build and wearing dark clothing, possibly a hooded top.

There is a lot of police activity underway to catch this suspect. Extra resources have been called upon and are on the streets now working to keep the public safe and catch the individual responsible.

The first stabbing took place at 19:02hrs on Saturday, 30 March at Aberdeen Road, N18 following reports of an assault. London Ambulance Service also attended. The victim, aged 45, had sustained a stab wound to her back after being attacked by the man. She has been taken to an east London hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

The second incident took place four hours later at approximately 00:15hrs on Sunday, 31 March to reports of a male suffering stab injuries in Park Avenue, N18. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the male victim aged 52, was taken to an east London hospital for treatment of stab injuries. His condition is not life-threatening.

The third incident on Sunday, 31 March at 03:55 hours to Seven Sisters tube station to reports of a man stabbed. A 23-year-old man suffered stab injuries. He remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition. Initial enquiries have established that the man may have sustained his injuries in Silver Street, Edmonton.

The last incident took place at 09:43 hours in Brettenham Road, N18. Officers attended and found a man, aged 29, with a stab injury to the back. He has also been taken to hospital for an assessment of his injury. His injuries are not life-threatening but potentially life-changing.

A/DCI Stuart Smillie from North Area Command said: “We are doing everything we can to apprehend the suspect behind these cowardly and senseless attacks.

“The four stabbing related incidents are being treated as potentially linked. The four victims are from different backgrounds and appear to have been selected at random due to them being alone and vulnerable. There is nothing to suggest this incident is terror-related.

“We are working on the hypothesis that the single male suspect is acting alone and mental health issues may be a factor. All of the people he has targeted have been walking alone and the suspect has approached from behind without warning. The motive from the stabbing appears to be solely to inflict harm. Early accounts suggest none of the victims were robbed or engaged in conversation before they were attacked.

“My advice to the public in the area where these incidents took place stay vigilant, beware of your surroundings and call 999 if you see anyone matching the suspect's description behaving suspiciously.

“His description has been circulated to all officers in North Area who are carrying out patrols, CCTV footage enquiries and policing busy areas around where the incidents took place, particularly where he was last seen where police arrived four minutes after the call to police was made. A picture of this suspect will be circulated as soon as one is retrieved.

“One man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH at 10:53hrs in Fore Street, N9. Enquiries continue to establish if he is the individual behind these incidents. Until that it determined, enhanced and dedicated police activity will continue around the clock in and around the area.”

Woman warns others against putting feet on the dashboard after crash left her without forehead

A woman is warning others of the dangers of putting your feet on the dashboard to relax while being a passenger in a car.

Following a horrific crash that left her without her forehead, let this be a warning to others of the real unknown dangers.

Gráinne Kealy has spoken about her horrific ordeal to LADbible at the time of the accident she was aged just 22.

She told LadBible that she had her feet in the dashboard when she was inside a car that skidded on black ice. The car then plummeted into a brick wall.

As her feet was on the dashboard the sheer force of the crash caused the airbag to deploy forcing her legs and feet into her face breaking almost every bone.

Telling LadBible she had said her feet were up on the dash because she was wearing new shoes, she would not normally put her feet here but would live to regret it.

"My feet were on top of the airbag and, I know now, they inflate at 200mph. The force of that meant my knees were sent back into my face really powerfully. I broke nearly every bone in my face. I had a brain leak [called a CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid)] and I lost two teeth."

She was then rushed into hospital where she underwent emergency surgery months later she would be told that she had an infection in the bone in her forehead, forcing doctors to remove it.

She then according to LadBible lived without a forehead for two years.

"It took a while to slowly go down. It wasn't like I suddenly woke up and it was sunken in. It took a while, which probably helped me get used to it. For a long time, I was afraid to leave the house. I became a bit of a hermit. I didn't want to go out and then when I did go out, I would get looks. I bought hats to cover it. I was also worried about banging my head."

Now she is raising awareness to warn everyone of the unknown dangers and the impacts of putting your feet on the dashboard. She is hoping to educate and inform others of the danger.

To read the full LadBible article and interview click here.

Cars to be fitted with Mandatory anti-speeding technology from 2022

It is official from 2022 all cars sold in the EU will be forced to be fitted with new safety features, and because we are still within the EU these rules will impact the UK.

Meaning all cars will be fitted with speed limiters that will make it impossible for a car to go over the speed limit.

The cars will use GPS technology to figure out how fast your car is allowed to go and won't stop you breaking speed limits.

But that's not all the new laws will require new testing for crashes, compulsory driver assistance systems which includes automated emergency breaking that will have cyclists and pedestrians breaking.

To be honest we cannot see why this was not introduced sooner, apparently, it will save thousands of lives a year. In terms of road safety, it has to be one of the biggest developments in law since seat belts and drink driving was introduced.

Lorries and HGV's will also be hit with new rules to ensure that lorries and vans are fitted with new vision standards which will enable them to see pedestrians and cyclists.

A recent survey of British drivers, conducted by road safety charity Brake and insurer Direct Line, found that nearly all drivers in the UK think that cars should come with these new features as standard.

The survey - which spoke to more than 2,000 drivers - found that nine out of 10 drivers were in agreement.

More than half of respondents also said that they wouldn't pay more for a car to get these features, however. That shows that the EU legislation will mean that car companies are forced to put them in there anyway.

Joshua Harris, the campaign director at Brake, told The Metro: "This is a landmark day for road safety. These measures will provide the biggest leap forward for road safety this century, perhaps even since the introduction of the seat belt.

"The Government must commit to adopting these lifesaving regulations, no matter what happens with Brexit, with a recent Brake and Direct Line report finding that nine in 10 UK drivers wanted car safety standards in the UK to remain at least as high as those in the EU, post-Brexit."

The president of the Automotive Association (AA), Edmund King, told the Daily Mail that the technology might actually make cars less safe. He argued that the 'best speed limiter is the driver's right foot' and that drivers must 'do the right speed in the right situation'.

He explained: "The right speed is often below the speed limit, for example, outside a school with children around, but with ISA there may be a temptation to go at the top speed allowed which may not be appropriate.

"Sometimes a little speed also helps to keep safe on the road, for example, overtaking a tractor on a country road or joining a motorway."

missing 15-year-old Faith from teesside has been found safe and well

Thanks to everyone who shared the appeal emily has been found safe and well.

Huge thanks to the police officers who successfully located her.

Thanks to everyone who shared the appeal.

Missing people

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.

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Are we leaving the EU on April 12th without a deal?

Are we now heading towards leaving the EU without a deal after MP's rejected Theresa May's 'last chance' Brexit deal?

Today the United Kingdom was expected to leave the EU if all had gone to plan but the deal to leave the EU has once again been rejected meaning we could leave the EU within weeks without a deal.

The vote lost by a majority of 58 with 344 MP's voting against the motion compared to 286 people remaining in favour of voting.

This means the position is now for the UK to leave the EU on April 12th with or without a deal.

The Prime Minister has now warned that the implications of the vote are now "grave".

She told the house  "I fear we are reaching the limits of the process in this House."

I think it should be a matter of profound regret to every member of this House that once again we have been unable to support leaving the European Union in an orderly fashion.

The implications of the House's decision are grave.

The legal default now is that the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 12 April - in just 14 days' time.

This is not enough time to agree, legislate for and ratify a deal, and yet the House has been clear it will not permit leaving without a deal.

And so we will have to agree an alternative way forward. – THERESA MAY

The Prime Ministers Withdrawal  Agreement had previously been voted down twice. It was allowed to go before the House of Commons for a third time as it did not include the Political Declaration.

Missing 12 year old Found Safe & Well

Police are urgently searching for a 12 year old

They are urgently appealing and are extremely concerned for her welfare.

She had only popped out to do an errand for her mum, she never returned home and has not been seen since.

She was last seen near to her home in Tipton.

The 12-year-old, who has links to Birmingham, Dudley and Lichfield, went out to run an errand for her mum yesterday afternoon (March 27) – but hasn’t been seen since.

The public are being urged to dial 999 if they spot Deanne Anslow who was wearing blue ripped jeans, a green cop top, black padded coat with a fur hood and black Nike trainers at the time of her disappearance.

She is white with long hair and is around 5ft 2in tall.

The Dudley Police team said: “Have you seen 12-year-old Deanne Anslow?

Missing people

Deanne 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.

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Missing Faith from Stockton has been found safe and well

Thanks to everyone who shared the appeal emily has been found safe and well.

Huge thanks to the police officers who successfully located her.

Thanks to everyone who shared the appeal.

Missing people

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.

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Police seriously concerned for Military Wife Emma Daly

A woman who was last seen yesterday morning has been reported missing. 

Emma Daly, 31, is said to have last been seen on Monday morning when she left her home at around 9.30am. 

She was last seen near Wendover. 

An appeal shared on social media to find Mrs Daly alleges that her husband is a serving member of the RAF and they have four children. 

https://twitter.com/policehour/status/1111048789278814213

Thames Valley Police have confirmed that Mrs Daly has been reported missing and are urging anyone who knows where she is to get in touch. 

A spokesman said: "Emma Daly was reported missing from Buckinghamshire yesterday.

"We are appealing for anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact police.

"You can do this by going onto our website www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or by calling 101 quoting reference number43190091724."

Missing people

Emma 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.

Missing People

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.