(LONDON) GOVUK REPORT: The government has announced that its cyber-attack agency, known as the National Cyber Force, will be based in Lancashire #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.04: The organisation aims to counter threats from criminals, terrorists and hostile states.

#AceDailyNews says according to a BBC report the National Cyber Force is to be based in Samlesbury, Lancashire Operating since April 2020, it includes officials from MI6, cyber-spy agency GCHQ and the military under a unified command for the first time.

BAE site in Samlesbury
Samlesbury – home to a BAE Systems site – will also host the National Cyber Force

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said it would “confront aggressive behaviour”.

The National Cyber Force (NCF) will be based in Samlesbury, which hosts an aircraft factory for the military technology firm BAE Systems and has been heavily involved in military aircraft development since 1922

Located in a purpose-built premises, it will receive more than £5 billion of investment before 2030, the government said.

A Conservative spokeswoman said it would be “home for thousands of cyber hackers and analysts” and would create hundreds of support jobs in business and legal affairs.

Disruptive tactics

NCF’s existence was only formally made public by the prime minister in November 2020.

The aim is that, when British armed forces go into combat, cyber-operations will work closely with the traditional military, with potential scenarios including operators hacking into enemy air defences.

Tactics could include disrupting a suspect’s mobile phone or a cyber-crime group’s computer servers to prevent a threat like 2017’s WannaCry attack, which took down parts of the NHS and other organisations by scrambling their data.

Other methods could include communicating with attackers to undermine their morale and dissuade them.

‘Powerful message’

Ms Truss said: “The National Cyber Force will help confront aggressive behaviour from malign actors, and demonstrate that Britain is investing in next-generation defence capability to protect our people and help our friends counter cyber threats. 

“It sends a powerful message to our allies and adversaries alike.”

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, who is also the Conservative MP for the nearby Wyre and Preston North constituency, said: “I am hugely proud and enthusiastic to see this happen – not only will it provide a catalyst for investment, but also see our levelling up agenda bring economic stimulus and tangible benefits to this region.”

In 2019, intelligence agency GCHQ opened a hub in Manchester which operates alongside its headquarters in Cheltenham and offices in Cornwall and Scarborough.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Oct.04: 2021:

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(LANCASHIRE, U.K.) Preston Crown Court Report: Seven men have been jailed for murdering a student who was shot dead in a feud between two rival tyre firms #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.06: Aya Hachem, 19, was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when she was killed in the botched drive-by shooting in Blackburn on 17 May last year……

#AceDailyNews: Aya Hachem Trial: Seven men guilty of student’s drive-by shooting murder have been jailed for student’s drive-by murder the tyre firm boss Feroz Suleman, 40, had arranged the execution of a rival businessman but the gunman he hired shot dead Ms Hachem instead and he was jailed at Preston Crown Court for life with a minimum of 34 years…

The judge, Mr Justice Turner, told Suleman he was “the driving force behind the whole deadly enterprise from beginning to end and followed through this plan with obsessive determination”.

“When you were in prison you commented you were the captain of the ship and if you were to go down then everyone would go down with you. How right you were,” he said.

Ms Hachem was shot as she was walking to the supermarket to buy food for her family to eat when they broke their Ramadan fast.

The Salford University law student, who dreamed of becoming a solicitor, was fatally struck by the second of two bullets fired at 15:00 BST. And was caught up in a fatal feud

Gunman Zamir Raja, 33, who agreed to carrying out the shooting for £1,500, was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 34 years.  

Accomplices Kashif Manzoor, 26, Ayaz Hussain, 36, Abubakr Satia, 32, Anthony Ennis, 31, and Uthman Satia, 29, were also jailed for life.

Family handoutAya Hachem was on her way to the shops to buy food for her family when she was shot dead

In a moving victim impact statement, Ms Hachem’s father Ismail said he had brought his family to the UK to “seek a better life” in 2011 after fleeing from violence in Lebanon.

He told the court his daughter was a “shining star in our lives and would always make us smile and happy even when times were bad”.

“Aya was determined to do well in life. I once told her she would be the prime minister,” he said.

“They didn’t just kill Aya they killed our whole family. The light in our lives has gone out, all of our hopes and dreams have gone.”

The feud between the two businesses started in early 2019 when Quickshine Tyres, which previously only washed cars, began selling tyres next door to RI Tyres.

The bitter dispute escalated and Suleman hatched a murderous plot to kill Pachah Khan, the proprietor of Quickshine, with the help of his accomplices. 

The court heard how a Toyota Avensis driven by Ennis with hitman Raja on board drove past Quickshine on three occasions shortly before the fatal fourth journey.

Footage from CCTV cameras captured Suleman standing outside his premises with a “ringside seat” to the shooting.

Lancashire PoliceTop row L-R: Abubakr Satia, Anthony Ennis, Ayaz Hussain, Feroz Suleman. Bottom row L-R: Kashif Manzoor, Uthman Satia, Zamir Raja and Judy Chapman

Giving evidence at the 12-week trial, father-of-two Suleman, who was previously jailed in 2001 for causing the death of a 67-year-old man by dangerous driving, denied any knowledge of a plot to kill Mr Khan

However, Hussain told jurors that Suleman wanted Mr Khan “roughed up” and introduced him to Raja who suggested a drive-by with shots fired in the air to scare him.

Suleman was quoted a price of £1,500 and excitedly agreed straightaway, said Hussain, who also claimed there was no plan to kill Mr Khan.

On Tuesday, jurors took less than four hours to find the seven men guilty of murdering Ms Hachem and the attempted murder of Mr Khan.

Sentencing them, Mr Justice Turner said: “None of you seven showed any remorse in the aftermath of the shooting. Together you tried to lie, scheme and plot your way out of trouble.

“It was not long before you all started to sacrifice your co-defendants in an attempt to save your own skins.”

Judy Chapman, 26, of Great Harwood, who drove the gunman and driver from Bolton with her boyfriend Uthman Satia, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter and will be sentenced on 1 October. 

The men’s roles and their sentences: Suleman, of Blackburn, who instigated and organised the hit, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 34 yearsRaja, of Stretford, who was the gunman, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 34 yearsEnnis, of Partington, who drove the car carrying the gunman during the shooting, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 33 years. Hussain, of Blackburn, who played a key role in organising and orchestrating the shooting, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 32 yearsAbubakr Satia, of Blackburn, who sourced the car used in the shooting, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 28 yearsUthman Satia, of Great Harwood, who was responsible for transporting the gunman and driver, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 28 years……..Manzoor of Blackburn, who was responsible for ensuring the car was running on the day, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.06: 2021:

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(LONDON) Kingston Crown Court Report: A man has been jailed after he attempted to stab a woman in Battersea and then threatened further victims with a knife in a chaotic rampage #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.22: This comes after he was found guilty of one count of attempted grievous bodily harm on Thursday, 20 May at Kingston Crown Court. He pleaded guilty to six counts of making threats with a bladed article in a public place, criminal damage, burglary and theft at the same court on Wednesday, 21 April.,,,,

#AceDailyNews reports that Ibrahim Ajbeer, 30 (16.01.91) of Moor Lane, Preston, Lancashire was sentenced to six years and ten months in prison at Kingston Crown court on Monday, 19 July.

[JAILED: Ibrahim Ajbeer]

On 11 October, 2020 at 21:47hrs, Ajbeer entered a shop on Battersea Park Road, SW11 and went behind the counter, picking up a knife which he used to threaten store workers before being chased away.

He didn’t stop there, going into a supermarket on Battersea Park Road to steal a bottle of vodka with the knife in his hand.

Once outside, he approached a woman and ran after her. He grabbed hold of her, pulled clothing from her and held a knife over her as she lay on the ground before he was chased away by members of the public.

His rampage continued on to Falcon Road, SW11 where he stabbed at the window of a car, causing it to shatter, before threatening two women outside a pub on Falcon Road, pinning one to the floor.

The events culminated when he attempted to stab a woman and threatened another before several members of the public bravely intervened and detained him. Officers arrived on scene and arrested Ajbeer. 

DC Emily Dawson, investigating officer, said: “This was a string of violent, unprovoked attacks in which Ajbeer inflicted fear and intimidation on those in the local community. He went out on the streets looking to cause harm to the public and I thank the members of the public who intervened and restrained Ajbeer. The consequences of his actions could have been far worse and it took extreme bravery to confront him: Ajbeer will now spend a considerable amount of time in prison. I am certain this has made our streets a safer place and hope it will bring some closure and justice to the victims who suffered terrifying ordeals. The Met remains committed and dedicated to tackling violent crime and putting offenders behind bars.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: July.22: 2021:

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(LANCASHIRE, U.K) Preston Crown Court Report: A law student was “in the wrong place at the wrong time” when she was shot dead amid a feud between two tyre firm owners, a court has heard #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.22: Aya Hachem, 19, was killed in the drive-by shooting in Blackburn, Lancashire, on 17 May 2020:

Aya Hachem: Student shot dead ‘amid feud between tyre firms’ The incident was the culmination of a long-running dispute between Feroz Suleman, of RI Tyres, and Pachah Khan, of Quickshine Tyres, a jury was told: Eight people are on trial at Preston Crown Court accused of her murder.

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Aya Hachem
Aya Hachem was a young trustee for the Children’s Society

Prosecutor Nicholas Johnson QC said the feud started in early 2019 when Quickshine began selling tyres next door to RI after previously only washing cars.

The “bad blood” between the men escalated and a plan was hatched to kill Mr Khan and/or someone else at Quickshine Tyres, the court heard. 

Mr Johnson said: “What happened was planned in detail and involved many people.”

The court heard Ms Hachem had been walking along King Street at 15:00 BST when she was hit. 

The prosecution allege she was shot by hired hitman Zamir Raja, who was sitting in the back of a Toyota Avensis being driven by Anthony Ennis past Quickshine Tyres. 

Family handoutMs Hachem was walking along King Street in Blackburn when she was shot

Mr Johnson said: “Zamir Raja’s first shot hit one of the windows of Quickshine, the second hit Aya Hachem. 

“Aya had no connection to either Mr Khan, his business, Zamir Raja, or anyone else in this case.

“She was simply unlucky. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Mr Johnson said Mr Suleman was the “organiser of the whole thing” while Abubakr Satia sourced the Avensis used in the shooting and “made sure all the key players were in the right place at the right time”.

Both Uthman Satia and his girlfriend Judy Chapman acted as getaway drivers for Mr Raja and Mr Ennis, it is claimed, while Kashif Manzoor ensured the Avensis was running properly.

The prosecution alleges Ayaz Hussain acted as a link between Mr Suleman and gunman Mr Raja. 

Mr Suleman, 40, Mr Manzoor, 26, Mr Hussain, 35, Mr Satia, 32, all from Blackburn, Mr Raja, 33, of Stretford, Mr Ennis, 31, of Partington, Mr Satia, 29, and Ms Chapman, 26, both of Great Harwood, all deny murder.

All eight have also pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Mr Khan.

The trial is estimated to last up to 10 weeks.

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#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.22: 2021:

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(LANCASHIRE, U.K) JUST IN: A child has died and four adults injured in a massive fire in Heysham with 10-firefighting crews are fighting the blaze that has collapsed buildings #AceNewsDesk report

HEYSHAM: Child dies and four adults injured in Lancashire explosion: Firefighters, police and ambulances were sent to Mallowdale Avenue in the town in the early hours of Sunday’

Firefighters Working With Blaze

7 minutes ago Firefightets are still searching the scene

Two houses collapsed and serious damage was done to a third property, Lancashire Police said.

A young child died in the blast, which happened at 02:40 BST, and the force said two men and two women had been taken to hospital with injuries.

“We can now confirm that sadly a young child has died as a result of the incident. The family have been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this distressing time,” the force said.Firefighters and ambulances were sent to the scene in the early hours

Two of the people hurt had serious injuries, assistant chief constable Jo Edwards said at a press conference at the scene earlier.

The other two are being assessed in hospital.

She said the search and rescue operation is still ongoing but “we believe we have got everybody out”. 

Lancashire Fire said a major incident was declared after it was reported that there has been an explosion at a property on Mallowdale Avenue.One house had collapsed and nearby houses had roof damage

About 30-40 people were evacuated from their homes. Most went to stay with friends and family but the Salt Ayre Leisure Centre is welcoming anyone needing support.

Lancaster City Council leader Erica Lewis said councils would give housing support to those affected and had opened a helpline.

She said it was “important we understand how this happened” and the investigation “runs its course”.

One neighbour said it “sounded like a bomb going off”.

“It literally shook the whole bed. We felt like we were going through the floor. 

“We jumped out of bed and we just ran to see what was going on. It’s just awful,” she said.

Dave GuestNeighbours said the explosion “sounded like a bomb going off”

Susan Faulkner, 74, who lives further down the avenue, said she was still “shaken” by the incident.

“I woke up with this huge bang and I thought someone was breaking into my house… I’m still quite shaken by it. I’ve never experienced that before.

Ms Faulkner said that her own property and others close by had been damaged.

“It was quite a blast, I live quite way down there and part of my side door was blown in, my next door neighbour’s plates were smashed,” she said.

“I’ve been very lucky. When I see what those poor souls have had happen to them, it’s devastating. I’m really sad for those people, it’s such a sad thing to happen to them.”Cars and houses were damaged by bricks and debris from the blast

Dan Knowles, who lives four streets away from the explosion, said he thought there had been an earthquake.

“We immediately checked on our kids and got back in bed. We then heard sirens and my wife checked Facebook.

“We stayed indoors and switched everything off at the source and then sat up all night worrying.”

Another neighbour said he had been helping out “making brews” since being woken by the blast.

Matt House, from North West Ambulance Service, said he had not seen an explosion like this in the UK during his 20 years of service.

Ben Norman, assistant chief fire officer, said there would be “untold” impact on fire officers working at the scene.

He said at its peak, 80 fire officers were at the scene with two engines pulled in from Cumbria and emergency service workers “took great risks”.

He added: “Some of those are staff that respond from home or a workplace. They’re on-call firefighters so they go back into this community.

“They live within it, they work within it, their families are within it.”

Local MP David Morris, who represents Morecambe and Lunesdale, thanked the emergency services on Twitter and said: “My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families on Mallowdale Avenue”.

Police said they were working with gas service engineers to make the area safe and they advised people to stay away. 

Electricity North West, which supplies electricity across the north west of England, said on Twitter that engineers were removing supplies for safety.

The company could not confirm how many properties would be affected, or for how long.

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#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.16: 2021:

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