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Fedster posted a topic in UK Policing NewsSeven paedophiles who preyed on a baby and young children acted "beyond human instinct" and were guilty of "terrifying depravity", a judge said. Ahead of sentencing Judge Julian Lambert said they were guilty of "the most depraved and grossly deviant behaviour imaginable". The men would drive hundreds of miles for a chance to rape or abuse a child and stream attacks via the internet. The judge at Bristol Crown Court has warned them to expect jail sentences. The men, who lived at addresses across England, raped and assaulted three children - a baby, a toddler and a young child - between 2013 and 2014. During the trial at Bristol Crown Court, prosecutor Robert Davies said the offences were so disturbing he would not go into detail but described them as "sick, depraved, cruel, callous". In April, a jury convicted John Denham, 50, from Wiltshire - previously known as Benjamin Harrop - of conspiracy to sexually assault a child under 13. Matthew Stansfield, 35, from Hampshire, was found guilty of conspiracy to rape a child under 13. Denham was cleared of the same charge. Five others pleaded guilty to offences including rape of a child and conspiracy to rape at an earlier hearing. They are: Robin Hollyson, 31, from Bedfordshire Christopher Knight, 35, from Manchester David Harsley, 51, from Yorkshire Matthew Lisk, 32, from East Sussex Adam Toms, 33, from Somerset The investigation identified three victims but police have put measures in place to protect another 21 children found to be at risk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34219235
Pregnant woman, 22, was beaten with baseball bats while giving birth Gang of five men broke into her home in Essex and demanded money They attacked pregnant woman and slashed her in the face with a knife She suffered a haemorrhage and was rushed to Basildon Hospital Young mother gave birth to a healthy baby on Tuesday despite injuries Police are now hunting five men, aged in the twenties, involved in attack A pregnant woman was beaten with baseball bats and slashed in the face with a knife after a masked gang burst into her home while she was giving birth. The 22-year-old was about to leave for hospital when five masked men smashed their way into her house in Basildon, Essex, using crowbars. She suffered a haemorrhage and started bleeding heavily after the gang attacked her with crowbars and a knife while her two-year-old child was asleep in bed. A pregnant woman was beaten with baseball bats and slashed in the face with a knife after a masked gang burst into her home in Beambridge (pictured), Essex Her 32-year-old partner, who was upstairs collecting the hospital bag, came running to protect her and said the young mother is now too traumatised to go back into the house. The mother-of-two, who has not been identified, was rushed to Basildon Hospital and gave birth to a healthy baby on Tuesday despite her injuries. Her partner said: 'Her contractions were about six minutes apart, so I went upstairs to get her hospital bag and to phone the babysitter to come and look after our two-year-old. 'The next thing I heard a loud smash - like a fish tank shattering. 'My partner started screaming my name and I just heard these men shouting something like 'where's the money?', 'give us the money'.' The 22-year-old, who has not been identified, was rushed to Basildon Hospital (pictured) and gave birth to a healthy baby on Tuesday The young mother (not pictured) is now too traumatised to return to her home after the horrifying ordeal 'I came down running down the stairs and they were attacking her. I just threw my arms round her to protect her. 'They carried on beating us. I was just shouting back at them, 'you are wrong man, she is in labour. 'Me and my girlfriend just started screaming and shouting for help.' The men grabbed the couple's iPad, a Sony Experia mobile phone and £60 in cash and then ran off. Police are now hunting the five men, all ages in their twenties with local accents, who broke into the home in Beambridge, Pitsea, on Monday night. Three of the men wore balaclavas and dark clothes, a fourth gang member was white and the fifth was mixed race. The woman's partner said: 'I can't even describe to you how angry I am. My partner is too traumatised to even go back to our home. She is going to need counselling to help her get through this. To do this to a woman who is in labour - it's sick.' Detective Inspector Joel Henderson, from Basildon CID, said: 'This was a shocking attack on a young woman who was in labour. It is vital we get those people responsible off the streets of Basildon.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2980678/Pregnant-woman-22-attacked-baseball-bat-knife-masked-gang-burst-home-GIVING-BIRTH.html#ixzz3TVbMQMc4
Fedster posted a topic in Real World NewsHis hands and feet were clearly visible - but baby Silas Philips was in no rush to enter the world. Born still inside his amniotic sac, he has since been described as a 'medical miracle' by doctors. Silas was delivered three months prematurely at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California. And doctors performing the Caesarean section on his mother, Chelsea, were astonished to see he his amniotic sac was still intact. Pictures show Silas curled up inside with the placenta and umbilical cord, his tiny hands and a leg clearly visible. Scroll down for video Silas Philips was born three months prematurely at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California. Doctors performing the Caesarean section were astonished to see he was still in his amniotic sac And until the bag was broken, he was still getting oxygen through the placenta, CBS reported. The amniotic sac is a bag of clear, pale fluid inside the womb where the unborn baby develops and grows. The fluid helps to cushion the baby from bumps and injury, as well as providing it with fluids it can breathe and swallow. It also maintains a constant temperature for the baby. Typically the amniotic sac breaks on its own during birth, which is commonly referred to as a mother's 'water breaking'. Or during a C-section, the surgeon cuts through it to deliver the baby. Doctors say the chance of the amniotic sac remaining completely intact after birth is 'ultra rare'. It was a moment that mesmerised Dr William Binder, who delivered Silas. 'Even though it sounds cliched, we caught our breath,' he said. 'It really felt like a moment of awe... and one that will stick in my moment for some time. Until the bag was broken, Silas was still getting oxygen through the placenta. Doctors who delivered say the moment 'caught out breath' 'He was seconds old and still in the water bag, with the placenta and umbilical cord tucked inside.' After taking a few seconds to snap the incredible sight in front of him, Dr Binder set to work removing Silas out of his amniotic sac and getting him breathing. Jessica Alba's daughter Haven was born inside the amniotic sac in 2011 However Silas's mother didn't realise the excitement her son had caused until her mother showed her Dr Binder's photo. ' It was definitely like a clear film where you could definitely make out his head and his hair,' she told CBS News. 'He was kind of in a foetal position and you could see like his arms and his legs curled up. 'It was actually really cool to see. And when I heard that was actually really rare I was like "oh my gosh you're a special little baby".' Despite being born at just 26 weeks, Silas is doing so well that doctors hope he will go home within the next month. Actress Jessica Alba has spoken out about her daughter Haven who was born inside the amniotic sac in 2011. She said at the time: 'The doctor had never seen anything like it before. He grabbed the nurse and said: 'Look at this!'. 'I was in the middle of pushing and he told me to hold on a minute and not to push. 'He was wearing basketball shorts and a T-shirt and said: 'Oh I have to get my scrubs on for this!' The sac burst on its own after she came out. It was a trip.' In fact Jessica's experience inspired Haven's name. She explained: 'When I was in recovery we still hadn't chosen her name. [Her father Cash Warren] picked her up and said she came into the world in her 'safe haven' and [her name] clicked right then for both of us.' THE AMNIOTIC SAC: A MYSTERIOUS MEMBRANE The amniotic sac starts to form and fill with fluid within days of a woman conceiving. Amniotic fluid is mainly water, but from about week 10 onwards, the baby passes small amounts of urine into the fluid. The amount of amniotic fluid increases gradually during pregnancy until about week 38, when it reduces slightly until the baby is born. The amniotic sac is a bag of clear, pale fluid inside the womb where the unborn baby develops and grows. The fluid helps to cushion the baby from injury, and provides it with fluids so it can breathe and swallow Being born 'en caul' is the term used when the child is born within an intact amniotic sac, which occurred in the story above. It is also known as a 'veiled birth'. # Most en caul births occur in premature babies. Statistics relating to such births are sparse, but deliveries involving any form of caul are thought to occur in roughly one in 80,000 births. Being born 'with the caul', as it is known, occurs when a child is delivered with a portion of amniotic membrane on their face. 'Caul' literally means 'helmeted head' or 'veil'. A baby with the caul is called the 'caulbearer'. Being born with the caul in medieval times was interpreted as a sign of good luck and that the child was destined for greatness. Saving the caul was considered an important tradition of childbirth. The midwife would rub a sheet of paper across the baby's head and face, pressing the material of the caul onto the paper. It would then be presented to the mother, to be kept as an heirloom. Other traditions have linked the caul to fertility and some say it protects a person from the forces of evil, such as witches and sorcerers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2966893/Baby-born-INSIDE-amniotic-sac-hailed-medical-miracle-doctors.html Beautiful, nature at its best!
Police arrest a 20-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he attacked officers at an address in south London. 10:42, UK, Sunday 01 March 2015 Police responded to reports of a man behaving in a violent way (Pic: File) A police officer has been stabbed in the head while confronting a man who had grabbed hold of a baby. Police say officers were called to Cooks Road in Walworth around 8pm on Saturday following reports of a man behaving in a violent manner. Officers attended the address and tried to speak to the man. The attack took place in Walworth, south London After he put the baby down he attacked police, stabbing a male officer in the shoulder and head. The 20-year-old attacker was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. The injured officer was taken to hospital for treatment, but has since been discharged. An investigation into the incident is continuing http://news.sky.com/story/1436421/man-with-baby-stabs-police-officer-in-head