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  1. Horse riders in the Vale of Glamorgan are wearing body cameras and high-visibility bibs that look like police uniform to slow down drivers. Jocelle Lovell has been campaigning for drivers to "pass wide and slow" since her 13-year-old daughter was thrown from her horse in Penarth. South Wales Police said the bibs were "clearly intended" to resemble police uniforms and "confuse" the public. It said riders had been "abused" by the public because they felt "misled". But an inspector has encouraged the use of cameras to capture evidence of poor driving. Ms Lovell said some drivers "genuinely don't know what to do" while others "swear, beep horns and are abusive". But Ms Lovell said the high-vis bibs with checks that "look a bit like police checks [are] quite good because it slows the traffic down and it also help people see us". Insp Lisa Gore, from South Wales Police, said riders were encouraged to wear high visibility clothing but added that these particular bibs were "clearly intended to create a resemblance to mounted police officers". She said they could "confuse the public and have created situations where riders have been abused by members of the public who feel they are being misled". Insp Gore added: "Some riders have reported drivers sounding their horns and revving their engines to frighten horses because they feel misled. "We want to ensure the public make an informed decision about wearing such clothing," she added. 'Video evidence' Ms Lovell always wears a body camera when riding and said other riders wore them on their helmets. "If something happens we can give it to the police as video evidence," she said. "It's a shame because it takes a bit of the fun out of riding." She started wearing cameras after an incident involving her daughter, Chloe. Chloe said: "I was riding along on the road... and a truck came past on the tightest part of this bend and instead of slowing down just zoomed passed. "I ended up falling off into the middle of the road. He could clearly see me in the middle of the road but he just kept on going. "It knocked my horse's confidence for quite a while." Ms Lovell wants the Welsh Government to implement an annual public education road safety campaign to educate road users how to pass horses and riders safely. The Welsh Government said it had met interested parties to discuss what could be done to promote safe driving when passing horses. South Wales Police has reminded drivers of the importance of slowing down and passing with a wide space when over-taking horse riders. A ride to raise awareness will start and finish at Cosmeston Farm Livery, Sully, Cardiff, on 21 May. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-39720754
  2. A “despicable” man has been jailed after raping a five-year-old girl and warning her mum would die if she told anyone. Jerry Ablorh, 41, from Thornton Heath, was sentenced to 13 years at Croydon Crown Court after being found guilty of rape and two counts of sexual assault by penetration. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/fiveyearold-girl-raped-by-man-41-in-terrifying-attack-in-south-london-a3526591.html JAIL IS JUST RIGHT FOR THIS SCUMBAG.
  3. Police and security agencies foiled two suspected “active terror plots” within hours in a series of dramatic raids and arrests across London. Armed officers shot a 21-year-old woman and fired CS gas rounds when they stormed a terraced house in Willesden on Thursday night. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/willesden-terror-raid-shot-woman-screamed-dont-touch-me-at-paramedics-after-armed-police-stormed-a3526231.html more with the BBC NEWS.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39741196
  4. Campaigners are planning a demonstration outside Holloway prison, which closed last year, to demand it be used for the “community” rather than turned into luxury flats. Once the largest women’s jail in Europe, it was shut last summer and has been earmarked for a potential £2 billion housing development. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/holloway-prison-campaigners-to-protest-against-plan-to-turn-historic-jail-into-luxury-flats-a3468186.html#commentsDiv
  5. The 19-year-old had ISIS as his mobile phone PIN code A teenager who plotted to blow up crowds in Oxford Street in a terrorist attack has pleaded guilty to terror offences. Haroon Ali Syed, 19, from west London, had ISIS as his PIN code for his mobile phone and was planning to detonate a nail bomb in the busy shopping street. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/hounslow-teen-plotted-to-blow-up-oxford-street-crowds-with-nail-bomb-in-terror-attack-a3525831.html
  6. Scotland Yard is set to splash up to £1.6million on a new fleet of elite SUVs to beef-up protection of Royals, government ministers and high profile figures from terror attacks. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/scotland-yard-set-to-spend-16m-on-range-rover-vogues-to-respond-to-terror-attacks-a3525166.html It would be nice to spend the money for more police officers we need on the streets then new cars .
  7. A specialist pickpocket squad which targets thieves operating on the London Underground is to be axed in a shake-up of policing on the railways. The so-called Dip Squad which has clocked up hundreds of arrests of pickpockets in recent years is to be disbanded at the end of the week. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/tube-pickpocket-squad-to-be-disbanded-a3525131.html
  8. A conman posed as a Met police officer to persuade his victim to hand over thousands of pounds in cash from her life savings. The scam started when the thief rang a 51-year-old woman at her home in Waltham Forest on Thursday, February 9, telling her she had been a victim of fraud and her identification had been stolen. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/con-artist-posing-as-met-detective-cheated-woman-out-of-thousands-in-life-savings-a3520026.html
  9. This is the dramatic moment police corner a man who tried to rape a lone woman in a front garden in west London. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/moment-wouldbe-rapist-is-snared-by-police-captured-in-dramatic-bodycam-footage-a3520096.html
  10. No one knows if it is going to happen or not but I hope the police will try to stop any Terror attacks by any means they can and if they do shoot any body in the act of terror then so be it.
  11. Police arrested 12 people as thousands gathered in Hyde Park to mark the capital’s annual demonstration calling for the drug to be decriminalised. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/hyde-park-420-protest-thousands-gather-for-the-annual-procannabis-demonstration-in-central-london-a3519646.html
  12. A police officer has been killed and two others are seriously injured after a shooting in one of the most popular areas of Paris. The unnamed gunman is believed to have deliberately targeted the officers and was known to security services. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/french-police-officer-killed-in-paris-attack/ar-BBA5Hyr?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=spartandhp
  13. WARNING: Article contains content some readers may find upsetting A man has been banned from owning dogs for a year after he was caught on camera abusing his two pets and throwing them to the floor. Grant Smith, 22, was secretly filmed threatening his dogs as they cowered on the balcony of his home in Greenwich. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/man-filmed-throwing-dogs-to-the-ground-in-sickening-act-of-animal-cruelty-a3517796.html
  14. Armed police may shoot terrorists behind the wheel to stop vehicles being used for terror attacks, a senior officer has said. Terror attacks in Nice, Berlin and Westminster have exposed the damage attackers can inflict using lorries or cars to plough into hugely populated areas. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/armed-police-will-open-fire-at-terrorists-using-vehicles-for-terror-attacks-a3518501.html
  15. A police officer has been injured in an explosion after emergency services were called to a home in Finsbury Park. Dozens of firefighters are battling a blaze in Stapleton Hall Road after a “disturbance” involving bailiffs just before midday. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/police-injured-as-huge-fire-breaks-out-after-explosion-at-north-london-home-a3518246.html