Posts tagged ‘Police’

July 11, 2011

New police unit to tackle bigots

 old firm match generic Anti-sectarianism moves were made after an ill-tempered Old Firm match A new national police unit dedicated to tackling sectarianism at football matches in Scotland is expected to be announced later.


The move will be discussed at a joint action group hosted by First Minister Alex Salmond at Hampden Park, Glasgow.


The group was set up following a summit into incidents of disorder at an Old Firm game in March.


Representatives from Celtic and Rangers and the Scottish Football Association (SFA) will attend Monday’s meeting.


Mr Salmond is expected to announce a National Football Policing Unit to help officers co-ordinate intelligence on potential troublemakers and flashpoints ahead of games, and contribute to post-match investigations.


The proposals were drawn up in the aftermath of the ill-tempered Scottish Cup replay at Celtic Park which saw scenes of unrest within the stadium.

‘Shame game’

The game, on 2 March, resulted in three red cards, several touch-line and tunnel confrontations and 34 arrests as Celtic ran out 1-0 winners.


Strathclyde Police branded scenes at the match “shameful” and requested the Scottish government hold a summit to tackle sectarianism and disorder at matches.


After the initial meeting on 8 March, an eight-point action plan was agreed by both clubs, ministers, footballing authorities and the police.


The joint action group was set up to implement this.


Following his landslide election victory, Mr Salmond said he wanted to introduce new legislation to tackle sectarianism before the start of the new football season.


This was later delayed by at least six months after concerns that the new law was being rushed through parliament.

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July 11, 2011

Six police officers hurt in riot

Six police officers have been hurt in rioting in County Antrim overnight.


The trouble in Ballyclare started just before midnight, when a crowd of 70 to 100 people attacked police with petrol bombs and missiles.


Five officers were hurt when a hijacked bus was crashed into a police vehicle. Police fired baton rounds and used water cannon to disperse the rioters.


It is believed loyalists were behind the trouble, in the Doagh Road and Grange Estate areas.


A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokeswoman said the force was advising motorists to avoid the area.


There was quiet by about 0400 BST on Sunday, although further trouble was reported in the nearby areas of Carrickfergus and Newtonabbey.

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July 11, 2011

Police cuts hit bravery officer

Pc Kevin Brooks Sgt Brooks is being retired in a cost-saving move by South Wales Police A police officer who has just picked up a bravery award has been told he has to retire because of budget cuts.


Sgt Kevin Brooks was in London on Thursday to pick up his award for tackling a driver who reversed a 4×4 vehicle over a police patrol car.


But because he has achieved 30 years’ service he is being forcibly retired.


South Wales Police said it faces a £47m funding gap over four years and regretted losing some long-serving staff.


Sgt Brooks was called in to action in April 2009 after a driver was spotted using a hand-held phone in Swansea.


The man, driving a Nissan Terrano, was pursued by patrol car driver Pc Gregg Parry. The pursuit ended on a steep hill when the 4×4 reversed at speed into his patrol car.


The Nissan ended up on top of the police car, crushing the windscreen, and with only one wheel remaining on the ground. Pc Parry escaped and caught the passenger.


Sgt Brooks arrived at the scene to find his colleague’s car crushed. He saw the driver get out of the 4×4 and run towards him.

Pc Gregg Parry' s patrol car after it was mounted by a 4x4 vehicle in Swansea Sgt Brooks rugby-tackled the 4×4 driver who had just reversed over this police patrol car

He rugby-tackled the man to the ground and restrained him after a struggle.


Both officers needed hospital treatment after the incident. The 4×4 driver was jailed for six years in July 2009 at Swansea Crown Court after admitting dangerous driving and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to a Pc.


Both officers were nominated as regional winners of the National Police Bravery Awards and they attended the ceremony on Thursday.

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We regret having to say goodbye to loyal and experienced members of the force but difficult decisions have had to be made”

End Quote Colette Paul Deputy Chief Constable But Sgt Brooks’ bravery has not stopped him from being forcibly retired in a move which the South Wales Police Federation said “tarnishes what should be a real celebration of the best and bravest traditions of the police service”.


Federation chair Gary Bohun said: “Sgt Brooks is one of many officers being forcibly retired this year.


“I know this has greatly disappointed him as he loves his job and wanted to remain in work as a police officer.


“We’re losing a skilled and hugely experienced supervisor at a time when our need for those skills is higher than it has been for many years.”


South Wales Police said the retirement of officers of all ranks with more than 30 years’ service was one way of making savings.


Deputy Chief Constable Colette Paul said: “It has inevitably meant that some officers, who would ideally have liked to stay on after their 30 years service, have not been given that option.


“We regret having to say goodbye to loyal and experienced members of the force but difficult decisions have had to be made in these difficult times.”

July 8, 2011

Police cuts hit bravery officer

 Pc Kevin Brooks Sgt Brooks is being retired in a cost-saving move by South Wales Police A police officer who has just picked up a bravery award has been told he has to retire because of budget cuts.


Sgt Kevin Brooks was in London on Thursday to pick up his award for tackling a driver who reversed a 4×4 vehicle over a police patrol car.


But because he has achieved 30 years’ service he is being forcibly retired.


South Wales Police said it faces a £47m funding gap over four years and regretted losing some long-serving staff.


Sgt Brooks was called in to action in April 2009 after a driver was spotted using a hand-held phone in Swansea.


The man, driving a Nissan Terrano, was pursued by patrol car driver Pc Gregg Parry. The pursuit ended on a steep hill when the 4×4 reversed at speed into his patrol car.


The Nissan ended up on top of the police car, crushing the windscreen, and with only one wheel remaining on the ground. Pc Parry escaped and caught the passenger.


Sgt Brooks arrived at the scene to find his colleague’s car crushed. He saw the driver get out of the 4×4 and run towards him.

Pc Gregg Parry' s patrol car after it was mounted by a 4x4 vehicle in Swansea Sgt Brooks rugby-tackled the 4×4 driver who had just reversed over this police patrol car

He rugby-tackled the man to the ground and restrained him after a struggle.


Both officers needed hospital treatment after the incident. The 4×4 driver was jailed for six years in July 2009 at Swansea Crown Court after admitting dangerous driving and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to a Pc.


Both officers were nominated as regional winners of the National Police Bravery Awards and they attended the ceremony on Thursday.

Continue reading the main story
We regret having to say goodbye to loyal and experienced members of the force but difficult decisions have had to be made”

End Quote Colette Paul Deputy Chief Constable But Sgt Brooks’ bravery has not stopped him from being forcibly retired in a move which the South Wales Police Federation said “tarnishes what should be a real celebration of the best and bravest traditions of the police service”.


Federation chair Gary Bohun said: “Sgt Brooks is one of many officers being forcibly retired this year.


“I know this has greatly disappointed him as he loves his job and wanted to remain in work as a police officer.


“We’re losing a skilled and hugely experienced supervisor at a time when our need for those skills is higher than it has been for many years.”


South Wales Police said the retirement of officers of all ranks with more than 30 years’ service was one way of making savings.


Deputy Chief Constable Colette Paul said: “It has inevitably meant that some officers, who would ideally have liked to stay on after their 30 years service, have not been given that option.


“We regret having to say goodbye to loyal and experienced members of the force but difficult decisions have had to be made in these difficult times.”

July 7, 2011

Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Dies in Car Accident “actual police report”

According to April Margera who called into Preston and Steve’s radio show this morning, one of the stars of MTV’s “Jackass” was killed in a car accident.


Ryan Dunn died when his Porsche flew over a guardrail on Route 322 in West Goshen, Pa. slammed into a tree and burst into flames around 2:30 Monday morning, Officer Geiger with the West Goshen police department told us.



Dunn was known primarily for his dangerous antics and practical jokes in the “Jackass” movies with his long-time friend Bam Margera. He is also a member of the CKY Crew with Margera.


Ryan Dunn was 34.



The actual Police report as some low life sites have reported that it was another hoax. I don’t think so the police would not be in on any sort of hoax as it would be a criminal offense.



July 1, 2011

Jackass Star Ryan Dunn Dies in Car Accident “actual police report”

According to April Margera who called into Preston and Steve’s radio show this morning, one of the stars of MTV’s “Jackass” was killed in a car accident.


Ryan Dunn died when his Porsche flew over a guardrail on Route 322 in West Goshen, Pa. slammed into a tree and burst into flames around 2:30 Monday morning, Officer Geiger with the West Goshen police department told us.



Dunn was known primarily for his dangerous antics and practical jokes in the “Jackass” movies with his long-time friend Bam Margera. He is also a member of the CKY Crew with Margera.


Ryan Dunn was 34.



The actual Police report as some low life sites have reported that it was another hoax. I don’t think so the police would not be in on any sort of hoax as it would be a criminal offense.



June 30, 2011

CONNECTIT 2010

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The event is an excellent platform for Information and Communication Technology experts for maximum exposure, establish new business leads and strengthen existing contacts with the local market. The show is well attended by IT professionals, key decision makers and entrepreneurs from across Pakistan.

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