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  1. A convicted gangster has taunted cops by posing outside a police station after allegedly sneaking back into the UK on a private helicopter. Sam Walker, 34, gloated on camera about escaping the country on a helicopter and fleeing to Sierra Leone in order to evade arrest earlier this year. The drug dealer, from Liverpool, now claims to have flown back into the UK, landing in a field before being driven away in a car. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/fugitive-gangster-sam-walker-taunts-cops-with-instagram-post-showing-him-outside-police-station-a3889501.html
  2. This was the shocking moment a teenage driver rammed a stolen car into police officers following a high speed chase in Surrey. Dashcam footage shows Ramone Kidd attempting to slam Sergeant Chris Schultze against a roadside barrier as other officers try to break into the vehicle and arrest him. The 19-year-old, who was high on cannabis, had been chased by police down the A22 near Godstone after they linked his car to a burglary eight days earlier. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/shocking-moment-teenage-driver-attempts-to-crush-police-officer-after-high-speed-chase-in-surrey-a3887531.html
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    MSN NEWS.Grenfell fraudsters face jail after claiming £125k

    UPDATE FROM MSN NEWS. 'Parasitic' Grenfell fraudsters who cost taxpayers £120,000 in hotel bills and living costs are jailed for total of more than six years Two 'parasitic' fraudsters who pretended to be Grenfell Tower survivors have been jailed for a total of more than six years. Elaine Douglas, 51, and Tommy Brooks, 52, who have been living in the UK illegally since 2002, spent more than £120,000 of taxpayers' money after being granted pre-paid credit cards and stays at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/parasitic-grenfell-fraudsters-who-cost-taxpayers-£120000-in-hotel-bills-and-living-costs-are-jailed-for-total-of-more-than-six-years/ar-AAA2LzX?ocid=spartanntp
  4. A man and a woman who received £125,000 after falsely claiming they lived in Grenfell Tower have pleaded guilty to fraud. Illegal immigrants Elaine Douglas, 51, and Tommy Brooks, 52, told authorities they had lived on the high rise's 19th floor. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/grenfell-fraudsters-face-jail-after-claiming-£125k/ar-AAy1iVk?ocid=spartandhp
  5. Police have warned of a crackdown as Donald Trump and Tommy Robinson supporters prepare to link-up for a mass march in central London. Activists attending a 'Welcome Trump’ protest on Saturday will march from the US Embassy in Nine Elms to Whitehall, where organisers say they intend to join a ‘free Tommy Robinson’ rally. Scotland Yard says the protests will be subject to a series of restrictions “due to concerns of serious public disorder and disruption to the community”. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/donald-trump-and-tommy-robinson-protests-met-police-crack-down-on-weekend-demonstrations-a3886286.html
  6. The UVF has threatened to “orchestrate and participate in serious disorder”, police have said, following a day of tensions where two bonfire sites in east Belfast were cleared. Contractors escorted by police officers were dispatched to dismantle pyres at Bloomfield Walkway and Cluan Place on Wednesday evening following an order from a High Court judge. Police moved into the area at around 5.30am on Wednesday morning, but loyalists set the Bloomfield Walkway bonfire alight before the material could be seized. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/vehicles-hijacked-and-torched-following-police-clearing-of-loyalist-bonfires-in-northern-ireland/ar-AAzWRZ0?ocid=iehp
  7. Police in Canada are reminding drivers not to leave electronic key fobs sitting in unattended vehicles, after a woman in Ontario accidentally stole a car for two weeks having mistaken it for her rental car. The woman rented a black Nissan Sentra in late June, according to police in Cornwall, a city of some 47,000 people in eastern Ontario. From there she headed to Walmart, where she did a little shopping before tracking down a black vehicle in the sea of cars parked outside. She climbed in the unlocked car, pushed the start button and drove home. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/fobbed-off-woman-accidentally-steals-car-for-two-weeks-after-key-mix-up/ar-AAzTvyu?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=iehp
  8. A former head of counter-terrorism policing has urged the Government to inject more resources into the “bedrock” of neighbourhood policing. Sir Mark Rowley, who retired from Scotland Yard in March, said it was right to cut police funding during the austerity drive as crime rates were falling, but said forces now needed extra cash to combat rising threats such as knife and gun offences . https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/police-need-cash-to-tackle-rise-in-knife-crime-says-former-met-antiterror-chief-a3883426.html
  9. Nearly 300 children under the age of 12 were arrested for carrying a weapon in London over the last three years, figures show. Metropolitan Police figures from 2015 to 2017 reveal children as young as ten being arrested in London - including arrests over serious violent crimes including rape and drug trafficking. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/nearly-300-children-under-12-have-been-arrested-for-carrying-a-weapon-in-london-a3878371.html
  10. A man in his 30s has died after being arrested and taken to a police station. Greater Manchester Police has referred itself to the police watchdog over the incident late last night at Ashton-under-Lyne and the Independent Office for Police Conduct has decided to launch an investigation. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newsmanchester/man-dies-after-being-arrested-and-taken-to-police-station/ar-AAzHGWw?ocid=iehp
  11. Stephen Lawrence killer David Norris has been given a £10,000 payout after he sued justice chiefs over an attack on him in jail. The 41-year-old racist thug had claimed not enough was done to protect him from fellow inmates. Justice campaigners last night spoke of their fury at the compensation after he sued the Ministry of Justice. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/crime/stephen-lawrence-killer-david-norris-gets-%c2%a310000-compensation-payout-after-he-is-beaten-up-in-prison/ar-AAzDLTt?li=BBoPRmx&ocid=iehp
  12. A notorious gangster has escaped from prison in France in a helicopter flown by three armed accomplices, authorities have said. Redoine Faid, 46, who was serving a 25-year sentence for a botched robbery in which a police officer died, escaped after three heavily armed men landed a helicopter in the courtyard of the prison in the Paris region. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/redoine-faid-prison-break-notorious-french-gangster-escapes-in-helicopter-flown-by-three-armed-a3876311.html
  13. Spoken word artist George the Poet says he was humiliated by Met Police officers who strip searched following a gig. The 27-year-old, one of Britain’s most prominent performance poets, said the incident happened while he was sat in his car outside his parents’ home in Neasden, north-west London https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/george-the-poet-humiliated-after-being-stripsearched-by-met-police-officers-after-gig-a3876321.html
  14. Two police constables who enjoyed cocaine-fuelled nights of passion at a football club hotel have been jailed. Married Adam Jackson and lover Kerry Reeve, both aged 36, were having an affair at the time they consumed the Class A drug while off-duty from their roles in Greater Manchester Police's tactical aid unit. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/police-officers-jailed-after-cocainefuelled-affair-at-football-club-hotel-a3871631.html
  15. These dramatic pictures show a theft suspect being wrestled to the ground and detained by members of the public this afternoon. A flying rugby tackle brought the 43-year-old man to the ground after a woman claimed £170 was taken from her as she queued up at an ATM outside Tesco store. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/crime/take-down-dramatic-moment-have-a-go-hero-tackles-thief-who-swiped-£170-cash-from-woman-at-a-tesco-atm-in-front-of-stunned-city-centre-shoppers/ar-AAyWBVg
  16. A yacht, a rhino horn and a suitcase stuffed with £200,000 were among a record haul of assets seized from criminals by Scotland Yard last year. Police say more than £94 million was seized or confiscated under the Misuse of Drugs Act in 2017/18, a 40 per cent rise on the previous year. The amount included £25 million in cash, much of it seized from couriers in London, and £55 million in confiscation orders — a 164 per cent increase on 2016/17. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/high-and-dry-fraudster-s-yacht-among-94m-of-criminal-assets-seized-by-the-met-a3867666.html
  17. Police today swooped on a gang suspected of smuggling hundreds of migrants hidden in refrigerated trucks into Britain. The suspected ringleader of the Albanian gang was arrested in a dawn raid at a council flat in Penge, south London, as part of a Europe-wide investigation. The 31-year-old was led from his home in handcuffs and joked “I remember you very well” to an undercover National Crime Agency officer who had kept him under surveillance before today’s arrest. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/police-swoop-on-gang-suspected-of-smuggling-hundreds-of-migrants-in-refrigerated-trucks-into-uk-a3867631.html
  18. An Uber driver armed with a samurai sword tried to attack police officers outside Buckingham Palace because he believed the Queen was "an enemy of Allah", the Old Bailey heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, swerved in front of a police van outside the Royal residence and reached for the four-foot blade in the footwell of his cab, it is said. He wanted to become a "martyr" and was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" as he tussled with officers as they tried to restrain him, on August 25 last year. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/uber-driver-armed-with-samurai-sword-attacked-police-outside-buckingham-palace-because-queen-was-a3865681.html
  19. Image caption The police specials were not trained to drive above the speed limit or activate the siren, a misconduct hearing heard Two special police officers who drove at more than 100mph despite not being trained to do so have been found guilty of gross misconduct. Special constable Terry Whinnett-James and acting special sergeant Umar Ajaz were responding to a burglary when the police car hit speeds up to 112mph. Neither was trained to drive above the speed limit nor activate the siren. An independent police panel said the officers, of Bedfordshire Police, should receive a final warning. The pair were despatched to a report of a burglary where the perpetrators were still on the scene on 4 July last year. 'Wrong thing, right reasons' Mr Ajaz was driving the marked police car at speeds of up to 112mph, the panel heard. On two other occasions that night, Mr Whinnett-James drove the marked car at speeds of 102mph, and 53mph in a 30mph zone. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The hearing heard that the men drove at speeds of more than 100mph Mr Ajaz's barrister, Kevin Baumber, said his client "did the wrong thing for the right reasons". Mr Whinnett-James' barrister, Matthew Butt, said his client was "extremely remorseful". Deputy Chief Constable Garry Forsyth said: "Given the nature of the incident it was necessary to put the matter before an independent panel to assess whether the officers had breached the standards of professional behaviour. "While the actions of these specials were found to have amounted to gross misconduct, I am satisfied that they were acting with best intentions in responding to reports of burglaries - therefore agree with the sanction of a final written warning. "It is important we support our officers and staff in such cases, this outcome will allow both officers to learn from the incident and move forward with their policing careers," he said. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44384379?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2643339-luton/0&link_location=live-reporting-story
  20. Image copyright Thames Valley Police Image caption Lucas Broughton (left), 30, and Daryl Burrell, 31, absconded from HMP Spring Hill Two men have absconded from a low security prison overnight. Lucas Broughton, 30, and Daryl Burrell, 31, went missing from HMP Spring Hill near Aylesbury between 21:00 BST on Friday and 08:30 BST on Saturday. Broughton was serving a sentence for grievous bodily harm at the Category D prison and Burrell was serving a term there for robbery. Police have asked the public not to approach the men but call 999 "immediately". Broughton has a "distinctive" tattoo with the letters LB on his left arm and he is known to have links to Bedford. Burrell has scars on his left cheek, right hand and lips and is known to have links to Edmonton and Enfield, London. Last month, two other men - both serving sentences for burglary- absconded from the prison. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44512453
  21. Police today smashed a “county lines” drugs gang running crack cocaine and heroin from east London to Ipswich. More than 80 officers swooped on nine addresses in London, Essex and Ipswich in co-ordinated dawn raids today as part of the Met’s drive to target gangs expanding into rural markets. Four men were arrested in east London, one courier was held in Essex and two women were held in the Suffolk town targeted by the gang. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/seven-arrests-over-county-lines-gang-running-heroin-and-cocaine-a3860926.html
  22. You may have recently seen that an Uber self-driving car killed a pedestrian in a headline-grabbing event that re-awakened the humanity in all of us. This brings me to some common themes where ethical conundrums come back to the question of responsibility. https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/enthusiasts/who-is-in-the-wrong-if-a-self-driving-car-kills-someone/ar-AAyA4VS?ocid=spartandhp
  23. Metropolitan Police officers are posing as takeaway delivery drivers as part of tactics to combat moped crime in London, according to reports. The covert operation is part of a range of measures put in place by authorities in response to a surge in thefts, robberies and violent crime involving mopeds. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/metropolitan-police-officers-pose-as-delivery-drivers-to-combat-moped-crime-a3859126.html
  24. A 14-year-old boy who robbed seven people of their mobile phones and other gadgets in the space of an hour from the back of a moped has been banned from riding any two-wheel vehicles. The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, went on a crime spree with an accomplice around Hornsey, Crouch End and Muswell Hill in north London on Thursday, it is claimed. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/boy-14-who-snatched-7-phones-in-an-hour-banned-from-riding-mopeds-a3859311.html
  25. Police officers were injured and five people were arrested as scuffles broke at a 'free Tommy Robinson' protest in central London. Thousands of protesters descended on Trafalgar Square for the protest before marching to Whitehall after the right wing activist was jailed for breaking contempt of court laws. Footage posted on social media shows a large group of men surrounding police and hurling objects while shouting "we want Tommy out". Five police officers were hurt at the protest on Saturday, none seriously, Scotland Yard said. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/free-tommy-robinson-protest-in-london-five-arrests-made-after-demonstrators-scuffle-with-police-a3859316.html