All pics courtesy of Daily Mail
Call the police and they sue YOU: WPC demands £50,000 from petrol station owner after tripping over a kerb while investigating a break-in
- WPC Kelly Jones, 33, tripped on 6in kerb while checking station in Thetford
- Owner had called 999 after alarm went off at Nuns’ Bridges Service Station
- Steve Jones received three-page letter from London law firm last week
- Said he is ‘incredulous’ at being sued by officer whose ‘duty is to protect’
- He is accused of ‘failing to ensure [WPC Jones] was reasonably safe’
- WPC injured leg and wrist after being ‘exposed’ to ‘unnecessary risk’
- MP said claim will have ‘huge implications for every citizen if they call police’
- Took legal action without knowledge of employers at Norfolk Constabulary
A policewoman who answered a midnight call to a suspected burglary is suing the man who dialled 999 – because she tripped over a kerbstone.
WPC Kelly Jones is seeking a potential five-figure payout after claiming the owner of a petrol station failed to keep her safe as she investigated the possible break-in.
aSack the bloody lot! The useless idiot is being funded by the Police Federation! No wonder a Police Inspector refused to allow cops to patrol a park area after 7pm, as it was “too dark.” Now I know what he means!
Shameful. Pick your feet up!
- WayneKing, Up North, United Kingdom, 31/3/2013
PC Kelly Jones, 33, says she injured her leg and wrist at the filling station in Thetford, Norfolk, on 25 August last year.
Norfolk Chief Constable Phil Gormley said he did not support his officer’s claim.
PC Jones was unavailable for comment.
Mr Gormley said: “This type of claim does not represent the approach and attitude of the overwhelming majority of our staff who understand and accept the risks inherent in policing and which they willingly confront to keep the public they serve safe.
‘Tripped and fell’
“It is a disappointment that this is potentially undermined by a private compensation claim.”
Brazen heroin and cocaine gang posed for Goodfellas gangster picture but were caught by undercover police using 10-year-old delivery boy
- Gang members styled themselves on characters in Martin Scorsese film
- Police worked undercover for two years to crack drug gang’s operation
- In one deal gang used a ten-year-old boy to deliver £20,000 of heroin
- 15 men from Bristol area jailed for combined total of over 60 years
By SAM ADAMS
They were so brazen in their criminality that they posed for a picture as gangsters from the film Goodfellas.
The 15-strong gang spent years dealing in cocaine and heroin, even using a boy of ten to push drugs on the streets.
But their efforts to copy the movie Mob ended when they were infiltrated by undercover police … and they were jailed for a total of 62 years.
Officers discovered the mocked-up ‘Goodfellas’ picture after raiding the home of one of the gang.
Dressed in sharp suits and staring menacingly into the camera, they were attempting to ape the tough guys played by Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film.
Nicholas Rowland, prosecuting at Bristol Crown Court, said an undercover policeman, known as Amin, had built up a working relationship with Yasir Mahmood and Ershane Hussain and was supplied with increasingly large amounts of cocaine.
The dealers later used a boy of ten on six occasions to supply police with heroin worth £64,000.
Officers procured a further £41,000 worth of heroin in just one deal – and uniformed officers swooped just as Hussain was counting the money.
Bundles of cash, drugs and paraphernalia were seized from a number of properties belonging to the defendants in Bristol.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Kelvey said: ‘This case should send a strong message to organised criminals that we are committed to disrupting and ultimately destroying their networks.
‘Illegal drugs destroy lives and communities and to involve a ten-year-old child in handling them is beyond comprehension.
‘All of these men pleaded guilty to their involvement in this conspiracy and have shown no remorse for their actions.
‘They are all professional criminals who have enjoyed life’s luxuries paid for by their crimes with no regard for the damage that they cause.
‘I hope the sentences will reassure communities that even though they may not see us, officers are working behind the scenes as well as overtly in the community to make people feel safe.’
The 15 drug dealers all pleaded guilty and were jailed after three separate court cases, but it is only now that the final batch have been caged that it can be reported.
On Thursday, Judge Julian Lambert jailed Ershane Hussain, 25, for eight-and-a-half years, 22-year-old Waseem Hussain for five years and seven months, and Tony Cross, 26, was jailed for two years, for conspiracy to supply controlled drugs, namely cocaine and heroin.
Mahmood, 27, was earlier jailed for two years and four months for being concerned in the
This is great police work and heartiest congratulations to the very brave undercover officer – Amin – who brought this about. Real police work. Not like the hate-police or camera-cops, who plague the lives of decent citizens!
Top female police officer attacks’ macho, white, middle-aged male’ culture of UK’s chief constables
- New head of Police Superintendents’ Association Irene Curtis slams inequality
The culture of Britain’s chief constables has been branded ‘macho, white and middle-aged’ in a stinging attack by the new female head of the Police Superintendents’ Association.
Irene Curtis launched her broadside as she revealed that in more than a third of forces there are no senior women officers at all.
Ms Curtis, the first female head of the association, which represents 1,400 officers in England and Wales, said radical change was needed to reform the ‘simply not acceptable’ police leadership in order to bridge equality issues.
No wonder our police are in the mess that they are when we have such idiotic feminism from senior officers. Howcome she, supposedly a female, has reached such a high rank then? Explain, please.
[Thursday, December 27, 2012]
Mrs Thatcher’s Last Laugh – Arthur Scargill Humiliated In Court Decision
Coal mining was one of the biggest industries in Great Britain which not only powered the industrial revolution but the Royal Navy as well. The entire economy was powered by coal and the industry employed hundreds of thousands of workers with the NUM having a membership approaching half a million. The NUM wielded immense power and in 1974 they used this power to bring down the elected government of Prime Minister Edward Heath.
The post war discovery of oil and availability of cheap coal from overseas made the nationalised British coal industry uncompetitive and an unsustainable drain on taxpayer and the economy as a whole. This forced the government to rationalise the industry which inevitably meant that unproductive mines would have to be closed.
These closures were used as an excuse for the NUM to strike work and by using blackmail, intimidation and the usual threats of violence they brought the country to its knees and the downfall of the Heath government.
Due to the timing of the strike this sad period in British history was known as the ‘winter of discontent’, there were power cuts, a three day working week, mountains of uncollected rubbish in the streets and even the dead were left unburied.
The collapse of the economy and the government handed power to the union controlled Labour Party which promptly caved in and its first concession to the NUM was an increase in wages of 20%.
This was a typical piece of socialist logic which did nothing for the long term viability of the industry and which only made matters worse in the longer term.
Enough is written about Margaret Thatcher’s ideology and motivation but the same is not widely known about Scargill and McGahey.
Arthur Scargill followed his father into coal mining and communism. While his father was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), young Arthur was a member of the Young Communist League (YCL).
As part of the infiltration strategy of communists into mainstream democratic socialist parties, as laid down in Marx’s Communist Manifesto, Arthur Scargill resigned the YCL and joined the Labour Party.
Scargill resigned from the Labour Party when it dropped Clause IV from its constitution, the clause committed the party to nationalisation of all the major industries and utilities. He formed his breakaway Socialist Labour Party which went on to get an average of 1% of the popular vote in subsequent elections.
Scargill was and still is a revolutionary Marxist and like the rest of his ilk he is a hypocrite of the very highest order.
What the membership of the NUM didn’t know while they were striking work and impoverishing their families was that Arthur was setting himself up with some not very communist sweet deals.
There was to be none of this Marxist nonsense about abolishing private property for our Arthur. He bought his own piece of real estate in Barnsley then negotiated the fuel bills, the security system and even his own tax returns to be paid for out of his members subscriptions for the rest his life.
Scargill also had an all expenses paid apartment available in the *Barbican Centre in London for his use and that of his surviving widow, all paid for by the NUM i.e out of the memberships union dues. Somewhere along the line he also negotiated a ‘Papa’ Doc Duvalier President for Life deal.
* For information, the Barbican Centre is an up market housing development in London occupied by the operators of the capitalist system such as bankers, stockbrokers and various other 1%’ers that Scargill professes to despise.
Arthur Scargill had nice things to say about Stalin and also claimed that the ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin “explained the real world”
Mick McGahey, Scargill’s deputy in the NUM, was a life long unrepentant communist who’s father was a founder of the Communist Party of Great Britain, when that dissolved itself McGahey joined the Scottish Communist Party.
McGahey was a communist fanatic who supported the Soviet invasion of Hungary and the subsequent repression of the Hungarian people. He is also quoted a s saying that the USSR “is a beacon of hope for humanity.”
Looking back at 1974 strike and the downfall of the Heath government, Scargill and McGahey were going for a repeat performance with the Thatcher government that they ideologically opposed and hated with a passion.
The only thing that they needed was an excuse to strike work.
Armed the knowledge that many of Britain’s coal mines were over 100 years old and suffered geological problems thus making them uneconomical, Scargill and McGahey committed the NUM to fight any mine closures at all except on the grounds of exhaustion.
As a result of this support for uneconomic mines, the entire coal industrty needed a massive subsidy from the taxpayer and this made the industries that were dependent on coal, like the steel production and electricity generation uncompetitive.
In order to rescue the bankrupt British economy which was sunk by previous Labour Party mismanagement, the Thatcher government proposed to remove the subsidy and close uneconomic mines. Scargill and McGahey had their excuse and a year long strike followed.
Scargill and McGahey refused to hold a national strike ballot, instead by using the ‘no mine closure rule’ they struck work at a mine that was earmarked for closure.
They went on to abuse the traditional loyalty of the mine working communities by demanding sympathy action at their mines then resorted to bullying, thuggery and violence to browbeat dissident communities into line.
Mrs Thatcher had read Scargill and McGahey like a book, she knew what was coming and had long prepared for their politically motivated strike by stockpiling supplies of coal and by having a fleet of trucks ready for its transportation if necessary.
More controversially she put the police on a war footing to make sure that any mine worker who wished to work would be able to do so without intimidation.
The rest is history, the NUM split with the formation of the Union of Democratic Miners (UDM), the strike collapsed and together with it went the entire coal industry.
Thanks to Arthur Scargill and Mick McGahey membership of the once mighty NUM plummeted from a peak of 450,000 to around 1,700 today. ( that’s not a typo it real is only seventeen hundred)
Instead of a managed introduction of new forms of power generation, the political ambitions of Scargill and McGahey resulted in the industry being shutdown within a matter of years destroying entire communities in the process.
Mick McGahey departed for the great communist utopia in the sky in 1999 to spend eternity with his hero Stalin, however the inhabitants of his home town of Cambuslang in socialist Scotland have insulted the murdered victims of Stalin by erecting a memorial in McGahey’s honour.
Arthur Scargill still endures with the unshakable belief that the collapse of the coal industry and the most powerful trade union in history was nothing to do with him, it was all Thatchers fault.
It doesn’t enter Scargill’s thick skull that the duly elected Prime Minister of some 60 million people including the tens of thousands of NUM members who voted for her, had a duty to stand up to the bullying and blackmail of two communists fanatics who continually failed to get elected to parliament under their true banner.
Currently, the NUM is in financial straits and can no longer finance the perks of their ‘President for Life’. The burden of this largess, as always, falls on the membership.
The NUM reviewed his contract and were unable to understand how these perks found they way in and if they are appropriate.
The finacial plight of his union doesn’t bother Scargill who’s priority was always himself and who’s political agenda always took precedence over the interests of his members. He took his own union to court in order to continue with his ‘entitlements’ regardless of their affordability.
The judge found in favour of the NUM so Scargill has to finance his own extravagant bourgeois lifestyle. Maybe he could start selling the Big Issue or sit outside the House of Lords with his dog on a piece of string waiting for his old friend the multi millionaire Marxist Neil Kinnock to pass by and drop a few coins in his battered cup.
This is a final ignominious and humiliating end to a once powerful union baron who abused that power in order to pursue his perverted ideology and a reason for the Iron Lady to indulge in one last laugh to herself.
Alan Greaves organist murder: Accused appear in court
Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a church organist who was attacked on his way to Mass on Christmas Eve.
Father of four Alan Greaves, 68, died three days after suffering severe head injuries in the attack in Sheffield.
Jonathan Bowling, 22, of Wesley Road, High Green, and Ashley Foster, 21, of Carwood Way, Pitsmoor, were both remanded in custody.
They are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 18 January.
Mr Greaves, a lay preacher, was attacked while he was on his way to midnight Mass at St Saviour’s Church near his home in High Green on 24 December.
Speaking outside the court, Mr Greaves’ widow, Maureen, said her faith had helped her “immensely” in dealing with the loss of her husband.
“The support of the congregation and the police has been outstanding. I just want to praise the police for all that they have done and the sensitivity in which they have dealt with the case,” she said.*
Two other men are currently on bail pending further inquiries in connection with the death of Mr Greaves.
An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned on Thursday by Sheffield Coroner Chris Dorries.
‘Disgraceful’ attack on PC who was knocked unconscious by gang of youths
- PC was attacked as he approached ten youths
- Was hit from behind during Preston assault
- Suffered cuts and bruises and is recovering at home
- Seven men aged between 14 and 32 arrested
By BECKY EVANS
A police officer was attacked and knocked unconscious in the street when he approached a gang of youths.
The PC was on patrol in Preston, Lancashire, when he went to speak to a group of ten youths when he was hit from behind and knocked to the ground.
A member of the public alerted his colleagues shortly after the assault on Saturday and he was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where he later regained consciousness.
He was treated for cuts and bruises to his face and is now recovering at home, Lancashire Constabulary said.
Seven men have been arrested in connection with the assault at about 8pm in the Duke Street and Albyn Bank Road area of Avenham.
The suspects, aged between 14 and 32, all from the Preston area, were arrested on suspicion of wounding and remain in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Dawson from Lancashire Police said: ‘This was a disgraceful incident against a highly respected police officer who was simply doing his job and trying to keep the community safe.
‘Our investigation is still ongoing and a number of other people are actively being sought.’
He called on anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack to come forward.
He added: ‘Fortunately incidents of this nature are rare but they will not be tolerated and we need the public’s help to bring those responsible to justice.’
And then….we see this………….
A farmer accused of attempted murder after catching an intruder red-handed spoke of his outrage last night after the thief walked free with a £100 fine.
Unemployed criminal David Taylor was captured when Bill Edwards confronted him on his isolated woodland property.
Mr Edwards, 21, fired his shotgun at a van driven by Taylor as the thief accelerated towards his mother, Louisa Smith, 50.
Taylor was caught after a high-speed chase but it was the farmer who endured a horrendous ordeal at the hands of police who arrested him on suspicion of attempted murder.
Last night Mr Edwards labelled the experience ‘four months of hell’ and attacked the ‘pathetic’ punishment handed out to the intruder.
The former public schoolboy said: ‘It’s completely changed my view of the police. They treated me like a criminal. The police have acted like bullies who have turned someone who was very supportive of their work into someone who wants nothing more to do with them. They can’t protect the public but don’t allow the public to protect themselves.’
Gosh! How I so agree with that last paragraph.
I like this idea DM… Perhaps all MPs should be on the Police pay scale ?
.. Inspectors Salary for MPs,
Superintendents Salary for Whips,
Chief Supts for Minor Ministers,
ACCs for Cabinet Ministers,
DCCs for the Three great offices of state, and of Course a
CC salary for the PM… A very very good idea.
15% to be deducted from source for their pensions,
35 year career before any pension,
retire at 60 for the lesser ranks and 65 for ministers…
Parliament open 24/7 that would be good too…
240 hours per year Annual leave plus Bank holidays……
- Max, Rugeley, United Kingdom, 30/12/2012 8:49