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  1. Sam's funeral took place this afternoon and was attended by senior officers of Greater Manchester Police, along with regular and Special Constabulary colleagues from across the force. The cortege was led by two mounted officers, while mourners lined the route to pay tribute to a life lost too soon. The church was completely filled, with officers standing in the lobby, and it was, I felt, a loving and well-considered service. Local media reported:
  2. The article, which has gone from the Evening Standard website, doesn't seem to mention anything about the radio except in the headline. It jumps from finding the suspect hiding, to getting him in cuffs. Surely the reason she was hailed a hero is in that entirely omitted time period. Just found it a little strange, but all respect to PC Henderson.
  3. This is the moment a woman is pushed to the ground by a policeman as officers arrest a teenager in Oldham...
  4. This is a particularly sad one for us in GMP, Sam was a Special, a call handler, and had recently been accepted to start as a student officer later in the year, all with GMP. Although I met her, I didn't know her personally, but I know others who did, and the shock waves have been felt throughout the police family. A minute's silence was held in Sam's honour at the Police Chaplains' conference, and our collective thoughts are with those closest to her.
  5. Police devastated by loss of special colleague Samantha Derbyshire in horror M61 motorway crash A Greater Manchester Police Special Constable with a bright future in the force was tragically killed in a horror motorway smash. SC Samantha Derbyshire was hit by a HGV on the M61 in the early hours of Monday morning after getting out of her car to check for damage following a collision with the central reservation. The 23-year-old from Bolton was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which took place at around 3.30am near junction 5 for Westhoughton. Tragically, she will never get the chance of living her dream of becoming a police officer, having passed entry tests. It is believed the Ford Fiesta SC Derbyshire was driving was stuck after hitting the barrier and couldn’t be moved.
  6. Radio 2 DJ moonlighting? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Deepest Condolences from all the staff

    While there is little that can be said to alleviate this tragedy for Sara's family, friends, colleagues and the wider police family, I would like to express my gratitude for her service; whether or not her work affected me personally, I understand and appreciate what Specials give to their community and society at large, and her contribution will not be forgotten. My thoughts at this time are with those closest to her.
  8. Search powers for tobacco

    And to think, I just wanted to cite the legislation for those who might find the thread! Looks like I've opened a can of worms
  9. Search powers for tobacco

    As this thread is found in search results and no-one has referenced the relevant legislation, it is S.7 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933:
  10. Withdrawing an application

    Sounds sucky to me. I was out of the country for my first two assessment day invitations, nothing much I could do about that. It delayed me for about six months but I did it and now I'm in training. Our force has assessments every month and several intakes each year, but W Yorks is hardly a small force. Go back to recruitment and tell them how enthusiastic you are about the Soecial Constabulary - if you are - and see if they can help.
  11. ASB, Crime & Policing Act 2014 amendment

    Sorry I didn't link to this - The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, timeline of commencement (England)
  12. Cocaine Possession in NTE

    Correct, I have all kinds of powers at 5am, but only in my head. s24 PACE, in fact more specifically s24(3)(a) because in this case the objective evidence is irrefutable and the act of possession alone is an offence. But that was never in question, I just mention it for those following the thread. Like any rookie, I fully expect to be roughed up a bit :new_doh2:
  13. Cocaine Possession in NTE

    You're both absolutely right, and I know PACE is PACE, the codes are not the Act etc. no argument from me, but I probably shouldn't use the forums at 5ish in the morning anyway! When you're under 30 1971 is the same as 1974 ^_^ And this was my thought, really!
  14. Cocaine Possession in NTE

    I guess as stated above there is the option to contemp interview and summons. To me this is preferable to NFAing it on account of the mitigating circumstances, which I had inferred (maybe incorrectly). I would go for arrest by default and summons if the circumstances dictated it, but I don't think the effort to save space in cells is enough for me not to arrest. That's basically AlexM's question, and my answer would be arrest. Maybe a poll would be good as we've discussed/debated more than just the answer, and I'm also interested in what others think about this.
  15. Contemp Interview help

    The devil is in the detail, though. Look at the quote again: There is a comma before "or as the case may be". The part about the case being to continue to record could be omitted. The next part of the sentence is "the interview" so it is not a list being formed, but an aside to the sentence about it not being reasonably practicable to record the interview, which is immediately followed by "because..." and there you have your reason. It's not just a blanket "not reasonably practicable" and that's suggested by the grammar of sub-paragraph (a).So there are three reasons for not audio recording an interview (or finishing a recording that has been started), and they are: equipment failure unavailability of suitable room unavailability of suitable recording equipment