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  1. https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/breaking-solicitor-soophia-khan-jailed-for-contempt/5111122.article#.Yd7_bb9c-MA.twitter Now now, no laughing at the back.
  2. OK folks So in the new year we are looking to have a bit of a spring clean. We'll be reviewing all forum areas and content so don't be surprised of some things move around a bit. With that in mind is there anything you would like to see more of? Less of? Something new? The forum is only as good as it's members and it you folks that make it worthwhile. All suggestions will be considered so don't hold back. I shall try to answer any questions you may have on here. but if you want to message me directly then I can assure you I will remain anonymous (if that's what you want). One we start to make any changes I shall endeavour to document them all into a new thread so you can see what was new. Anything we change or adopt from one of your suggestions you will of course where appropriate be acknowledged publicly.
  3. Chief Cheetah

    Tears for Tiers

    So with the country now in different tiers with different restrictions how's it going for you? No need to say which tier you are in if you don't want to but how is it affecting you and what you do? I'm wondering mainly how the different restrictions around the country are affecting every day life. I am personally in a tier 3 area but I must say it hasn't changed much for me over the last 9 months. I don't go out much at all as I can work from home and I have my shopping delivered. It worries me a bit about what is going to happen at Christmas but that is weeks away yets so things may change. I'm very sad that I can't go out with friends and colleagues but needs must in these crazy times. So how is is going for you?
  4. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/drifting-investigations-lost-safeguarding-cases-17128542 GMP are holding an urgent investigation into Computer failures creating a massive backlog of Crime reports and outstanding tasks. It is reported that there is a backlog of 42,000 Crime and other reports. They are holding the enquiry because of an HMIC's visit due in early November.
  5. Zulu 22

    Christmas Wishes

    Sometimes we agree and sometimes we disagree but, we are all one family. None of that matters so to everyone on here a Very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.🎅 For those working keep safe, for those not working savour your families and loved ones.😘
  6. Ian Naude: Cheshire PC convicted of raping 13-year-old girl 15 November 2018 Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude admitted having sex with the teenager, but said it was consensual A policeman described as a "committed paedophile" has been convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl. PC Ian Naude, 30, joined Cheshire Constabulary "to gain the keys to a sweetshop" through access to potential victims, Liverpool Crown Court heard. The rape, which took place in his car, was filmed on his mobile phone. Footage of the attack was played to the jury. It has emerged Naude was already being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer in April 2017. How a predatory paedophile become a PC Naude, of Market Drayton in Shropshire, was also found guilty of four charges of attempting to arrange the commission of a child sex offence and one charge of arranging a child sex offence, relating to five complainants aged between 12 and 15. The father of one, originally from South Africa, previously admitted 31 offences relating to grooming underage girls via a fake Facebook and Snapchat profile. Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Naude raped the girl after being called to her home to attend a domestic incident Cheshire Constabulary said Naude had passed the vetting process in October 2016 but that allegations of sex offences being investigated by two neighbouring forces in early 2017 did not get picked up. Latest news from the West Midlands During his two-week trial, Naude denied rape and sexual assault as he claimed the sex with the 13-year-old girl was consensual and that she "seemed to be enjoying it". The court was told he met the girl after he was called to her house over a domestic incident in October 2017. After looking her up on Facebook and exchanging sexual messages and photos, he returned to her home three days later. He picked her up while her mother was out and drove her to a country lane where he attacked her. Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Naude used names including "Bruce Wayne" and "King of the North" on fake profiles Naude deleted more than 750 photos from his phone after an "administrative error" meant he had been copied into emails relating to the police investigation into his conduct. He also concealed other devices including a second phone and a laptop in a field in Market Drayton. Cheshire Constabulary said this had "frustrated" and "set back" the investigation. Texts sent by Naude revealed a pattern, always starting conversations with "Hi, you look pretty and interesting", before quickly demanding nude images and threatening to expose girls to their friends if they refused. Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Naude threatened to expose his victims if they did not comply with his demands Cheshire Police's Det Ch Supt Aaron Duggan said Naude "joined police intentionally to commit this type of offending. "We know from our investigation that he's a sexual predator, a groomer and he's also a chancer." Acting Chief Constable Janette McCormick said she believed Naude had been working alone but it would be "naive" to think there were not other offenders within Cheshire Police. She has also said the force is now investigating other potential offences by Naude. Rape accused PC said girl 'enjoyed it' 'Paedophile' PC 'demanded nude pictures' 'Paedophile' PC 'raped teenage girl' Judge Clement Goldstone warned Naude he faced a "very significant sentence" and that even his defence conceded he had been "fairly depicted... as a cold, uncaring, selfish and cruel paedophile". An NSPCC spokesperson said it was "evil" of Naude to "shamelessly label it [the rape] consensual". Naude will be sentenced on 13 December. View the full article
  7. Man killed after Wood Green 'intelligence-led' police operation 12 minutes ago From the section London Image copyrightPA Image caption The shooting happened in Bracknell Close A man shot during a police operation in north London has died, Scotland Yard has said. Armed officers were in Bracknell Close, Wood Green, at about 09:00 GMT when a man received gunshot wounds, police said. The Met said the operation was "intelligence-led" but not related to terrorism. It added the Directorate of Professional Standards - its internal investigator - had been informed. Image copyrightJosephine McDermott Image copyrightKepceKazan-Lndn Image caption A Twitter user reported seeing 'police everywhere' and a medical helicopter An air ambulance was called to the scene but the man was confirmed dead shortly before 10:30 GMT. BBC London Live for latest updates on this and today's other stories There were no reports of any other injuries. One Twitter user reported seeing "police everywhere" and a "medical helicopter". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35070431
  8. 1 December 2017 From the section US & Canada President Donald Trump's ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn has been charged with making a false statement to the FBI in January. Mr Flynn was forced to resign the following month after misleading the White House about meeting the Russian ambassador before Mr Trump took office. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. View the full article
  9. Five killed after stolen car crashes in Meanwood, Leeds 26 November 2017 From the section England Five people, including three children, have been killed after a stolen car crashed into a tree in Leeds. The accident happened on Saturday evening on Stonegate Road in the Meanwood area of the city. Two boys are in custody. View the full article
  10. Chief Cheetah

    I want to make a movie

    For some odd reason I find myself in possession of an action camera, a bit like a GoPro only it's an Eken. If you knew me you'd laugh at this notion. Anyway It has the facility to take pictures on a timed mode for as long as it has battery power. Today I set it to take a picture every 10 seconds whilst looking out of my home office window. It was attached to an external battery power pack so it worked for a number of hours. I now have a couple of thousand pictures 10 seconds apart. I want some software to make this into a movie but being a skinflint I want some free software. I have only done this once and I don't know if I'll do it again so I don't want to spend cash on anything in case I never do it again. Has anyone got any recommendations and links to any free software to make a movie from my stills? I tried the free version of MS Movie Maker but it won't let me save it without paying for a full version. Thanks
  11. Neil McCover Superintendent Strathclyde Police Died 8 October 2010, aged 55 Died when his bicycle was in a collision with a car near Eaglesham whilst cycling with colleagues during a lunch break at the force training centre. Neil was based at the Strathclyde Police Training and Recruitment Centre at Jackton. He is survived by his wife and adult daughter.
  12. Kevin Derek SparksPolice ConstableDevon & Cornwall Constabulary Died 7 October 2008, aged 45 Died in a road traffic accident while going on duty in the early morning, when the unmarked police vehicle he was driving left the road and plunged down an embankment on the A38, at Menheniot near Liskeard. Kevin joined the Constabulary in 2002, after serving with Thames Valley Police since 1986, and was working as a Diversity Officer based at St. Austell. He was born in Scotland and is survived by his parents and older brother.
  13. Nicola HughesPolice ConstableGreater Manchester PoliceDied 18th September 2012, aged 23 She was working with PC Fiona Bone when they were sent to reports of a burglary. Upon arrival a male emerged from an address and ambushed them. Using a firearm and grenade the male attacked both of the officers; fatally injuring them. Nicola had completed three years service with Greater Manchester Police. She is survived by her parents and younger brother.
  14. Fiona BonePolice ConstableGreater Manchester PoliceDied 18th September 2012, aged 32 She was working with PC Nicola Hughes when they were sent to reports of a burglary. Upon arrival a male emerged from an address and ambushed them. Using a firearm and grenades the male attacked both of the officers; fatally injuring them. Fiona had completed five years service with Greater Manchester Police. She is survived by her partner, daughter, parents and sister.
  15. Chief Cheetah

    Is is dinner time yet?

    Here's a conversation we've had before, more than once. So what time is dinner time? In my house we have : Breakfast - In the morning when you get up Lunch or Lunchtime - Middle of the day. A smaller meal to keep you going until the main meal of the day Dinner - Usually around 5pm to 6pm and the main meal of the day. Usually the largest amount of food in one sitting Supper - Later in the evening, usually a very light snack before retiring to bed Now I know some people say that dinner time is mid day but this is just wrong although that is my opinion. So what time is your dinner and how are your meals spread out and titled?
  16. Stephen George CullyPolice ConstableLothian & Borders PoliceDied 9 September 2011, aged 41 Collapsed and died of heart failure whilst in his room at the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan Fife, where he was attending a residential training course. Stephen joined the Force in October 1994 after attending Edinburgh University; he had served on the Firearms Support Unit since 2005 and as a Firearms Instructor since 2009. He is survived by his wife, their daughter aged 6 and son aged 4 years, parents and family.
  17. Gary John Leslie GrievesConstablePolice Service of Northern IrelandDied 14 August 2010, aged 46 Died in a road traffic collision between a car and his motorcycle at Portglenone while travelling home after completing duty at a major public order event. Gary was appointed in 1997 after 13 years service in the Royal Navy, he served in Strabane and Belfast before joining the Tactical Support Group at Portglenone in 2010. He is survived by his partner, his son aged 13, two daughters aged 3 years and 6 months, his parents and two brothers.
  18. John Mantle Gilbert Detective Sergeant Metropolitan Police Died 9 August 2009, aged 58 Whilst he was diving with the Metropolitan Police Sub-Aqua Club off the Sussex coast, a colleague got into difficulties; Sergeant Gilbert, an experienced diver, remained with him, sharing his air and assisting him to the surface but as a result John himself suffered decompression sickness and died the following day. John joined in 1980, and worked with the Edgeware Child Abuse Investigation Team. He was survived by his wife and his adult son and daughter.
  19. Ian Dibell GMPolice ConstableEssex PoliceDied 9th July 2012, aged 41 Whilst off duty in Clacton-on-Sea he had cause to intervene in an incident close to his home. Protecting the public from an armed male he sustained fatal gunshot wounds. Posthumously awarded the George Medal for Gallantry.
  20. Ian James TerryPolice ConstableGreater Manchester Police Died 9 June 2008, aged 32 Fatally wounded when he was struck in the chest by a single shot, discharged from a shotgun carried by a colleague, during a firearms training exercise in a disused factory in Newton Heath, North Manchester. Ian was from Burnley, he joined Greater Manchester Police in 1997 and served on Rochdale Division before joining the Firearms Unit in 2002 where he was an extremely experienced and highly qualified firearms officer. He is survived by his wife, their daughter aged 4 and son aged 3 years, his parents and his brother, also a serving police officer.
  21. Gareth Gallagher Constable Police Service of Northern Ireland Died 17 May 2010, aged 22 Died after his car was involved in a road traffic accident late on the previous evening near Ballymagorry whilst travelling to report for duty at Strabane. Gareth was appointed in November 2007 and served at Strabane in Co. Tyrone. He is survived by his parents, sister and girlfriend.
  22. Richard Gray Police Constable West Mercia Police Died 6 May 2007, aged 43 After unarmed officers, attending an early morning disturbance at a house in Shrewsbury, were held at gunpoint, he arrived at the scene with an armed response unit; as he and a colleague went to the back of the house he was confronted by the gunman and he was shot in the head with a rifle and killed. The gunman was found shot dead nearby; an inquest returned verdicts that PC Gray was unlawfully killed and his assailant committed suicide. Ricky, from Dundee, served as a soldier in the Black Watch from 1981 to 1997 when he joined Cheshire Constabulary. In 2003 he transferred to West Mercia where he was a firearms officer attached to the Armed Response Team at Shrewsbury. He had received two Divisional Commendations for assisting in rescues, a Judge's Commendation and two Chief Constable's Commendations for bravery in arresting violent suspects armed with firearms. He was survived by his wife, his two adult sons from a previous marriage, and his sister. Posthumously awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery. Like this
  23. Ian HarmanPolice SergeantMetropolitan PoliceDied 3rd May 2013, aged 47 Whilst on duty at his desk at the Merton Park and Cannon Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team base, in Aberconway Road, Morden he suffered a fatal heart attack. Ian had served in the Metropolitan Police for the last 24 years and had been based in Merton for the last five. He is survived by his wife and their two sons.
  24. Preston Gurr Inspector Metropolitan Police Died 28th April 2012, aged 53 Having finished duty after a night shift he travelled home on his motorcycle from Westminster Borough. Just before 7.30am he was involved in a collision with a car at a junction in Mitcham. He sustained fatal injuries when he came off of his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife and their two children.
  25. Chief Cheetah

    PC Michael Chapman 14th April 2014

    Michael Chapman Police Constable West Midlands Police Died 14th April 2014, aged 48 Having cycled into work for a late shift he become unwell, he was rushed to hospital but suffered a fatal heart attack. Mick joined West Midlands Police in 1998 and served on D3 at Stechford police station and Acocks Green police station. His most recent post was on the Yardley community action and priority team (CAPT) on Birmingham east local policing unit. He was also a Federation Representative. He is survived by his wife Jayne and two daughters Paige and Grace.
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