(LONDON) OPERATION PANDILLA: The MET teamed together with five other police forces to target those involved in drug supply, operating on the road and rail networks near county borders #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.19: Officers deployed to hotspot areas based on intelligence and used Automatic Number Plate Recognition to target vehicles which activated the technology and showed a link to violence and associated crimes: Youth workers from the charity Bounce Back, who interact with young offenders offering support and guidance to help them find ways out of criminal lifestyles, also joined the operation, working in dedicated custody suites providing immediate intervention.

#AceDailyNews Operation Pandilla UPDATE Report: More than 130 arrests in three-day operation to tackle drugs and violence in three-day operation saw officers from the MET work alongside with Thames Valley, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Kent and British Transport Police.

18 January 2022 14:01

The operation, which ran between 11-13 January, resulted in (MPS results only):

  • 132 arrests for knife, weapons, and drugs offences;
  • 15 knives/weapons recovered;
  • 1 firearm recovered;
  • 50 drug seizures;
  • 12 cash seizures, amounting to a total of £28,740.34;
  • 47 vehicles seized.

Officers also used drugs swipes at the roadside for the first time as part of the operation, which enabled officers to detect individuals whose driving was impaired by recreational drugs, further denying the use of the roads to those involved in drugs.

Chief Inspector Rob Ranstead, who led the operation, said:

” Tackling violent crime and the supply of drugs is a top priority, which includes targeting the drivers which fuel.

“The key aim of this operation was to stop drugs and weapons being brought onto the streets. Preventing these crimes, while also safeguarding vulnerable individuals on the cusp of violence, is paramount.

“As part of this operation, young people received instant support, independent of police. This type of collaborative approach can have a real impact on finding longer-term solutions reducing violent crime.”

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Officers from the Met’s Violent Crime Taskforce (VCTF) were supported by the Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC), Met Intelligence, the Dog Support Unit and the National Police Air Service (NPAS).

Op Pandilla was deployed to these specific hotspot areas across London:

  • Camden/ Islington (A10 corridor);
  • Hackney/ Tower Hamlets (A10 corridor);
  • Lambeth (Brixton);
  • Kensington & Chelsea (Ladbroke Grove).

These deployments were enhanced across London by the Violence Suppression Units.

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Last year, January to December 2021 (Calendar Year), compared to the same period prior to the pandemic in 2019, saw:

  • Homicides decrease by 13% (19 fewer victims)
  • Knife crime decrease by 32% (4,914 fewer offences)
  • Knife crime with injury decrease by 20% (790 fewer victims)
  • Knife Injury (victims under 25 and non-DA) decrease by 27% (456 fewer victims)
  • Personal robbery decrease by 44% (16,170 fewer victims)
  • Personal robbery knife injury decrease by 34% (186 fewer victims)
  • Gun crime decrease by 35% (741 fewer offences)
  • Lethal barrel discharges decrease by 21% (58 fewer offences)

Despite these reductions, we know there is more to do. Our determination to tackle these crimes remains strong and we will continue to work with our partners, and use every power and tactic available, to serve and protect our communities.

If you have any information about drug crime or violence, please contact police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 – your anonymity is guaranteed. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Jan.19: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault in Shoreditch have made an arrest #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: Last month, detectives released an E-fit of a man they wanted to identify after a woman, aged in her 30s, was assaulted in the early hours of 3 August 2021, after leaving a nightclub in the Old Street area: The sexual assault was reported to the police on 3 November 2021. The woman continues to be supported by specialist officers during the police investigation: The suspect was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Detectives investigating serious sexual assault in Hackney make an arrest: The woman was taken out of the club by a man, then transported by car, possibly a taxi, to an address in the Hackney area where she was subject to a sustained attack and raped: On Monday, 17 January, a 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident: He was also arrested on suspicion of rape in connection with an incident in October 2021 which involved a different woman:

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17 January 2022 14:05:

Detective Constable Jamie Merrill, the investigating officer, said:

” I would like to thank the public who responded to our appeal. As a result, a 26-year-old man has been arrested – not just for the initial incident but also for a second serious sexual assault that we were previously unaware of.

“Both victim survivors are being supported by specialist officers. The Met is dedicated to supporting all victims of sexual offences and identifying and prosecuting those responsible.”

Enquiries continue.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.18: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Officers investigating a stabbing in Thornton Heath have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.18: Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a 20-year-old man suffering stab injuries: He was taken to a south London hospital for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Appeal Report: To identify man following stabbing in Thornton Heath: Police were called at approximately 15:35hrs on Saturday, 8 January, to reports of a stabbing in Beulah Road.

[Officers are appealing for help to identify this man]

17 January 2022 12:30:

Anyone who witnessed this incident, has footage, or can name the man in the image should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 3897/8JAN: Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.18: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Officers investigating a stabbing in Enfield have charged a man with attempted murder #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.17: He will appear in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 17 January.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Andrew Marangos, 42 (07.07.79), of Broadlands Avenue, EN3, was charged on Saturday, 15 January, with attempted murder and two counts of being in possession of an offensive weapon.

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15 January 2022 19:10

Police were called at 18:23hrs on Tuesday, 11 January, to reports of a man found injured inside a car in Swan Way, Enfield. 

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man, aged in his 60s, with stab injuries. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition. 

Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 5710/11Jan. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Detectives investigating a rape in Southwark on January.13th 2021: around midnight are appealing for witnesses #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.16: It was reported that the victim was walking down an alleyway off Elm Grove shortly after 22.20hrs on Thursday, 13 January, when she was approached from behind by two males who took her to Holly Grove where they raped her.

#AceDailyNews MET Appeal Report: For information following report of a rape at Peckham Rye Shortly after 00.45hrs on Friday, 14 January, police received a report of a rape of an 18-year-old woman near the Railway Station Can you help?

Appeal for information following report of a rape at Peckham Rye

14 January 2022 10:30:

MET INFORMATION TO DATE:

The two males are described as wearing dark clothing. They were both wearing gloves and face coverings.

The 18-year-old woman is being supported by specialist officers

A crime scene was established that includes part of Peckham Rye Railway Station.

There have been no arrests.

Detective Superintendent Clair Kelland said:

” The investigation into this incident is fast paced and ongoing and involves an extensive crime scene.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area of Peckham Rye Station between 10pm and 11pm last night who saw anything that might assist our investigation.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101, or Tweet @MetCC quoting 240/14JAN. To remain 100% anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.16: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET Operation Eternal Report: Five men have been arrested today (January.12th) by Specialist Crime detectives following proactive warrants under one of the Met’s most significant operations in cracking down on serious and organised crime #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.14: In the early hours of Wednesday, 12 January, officers arrested the men at addresses in Islington, Barking, Chelmsford, Dartford and Bexleyheath, as part of this operation focusing on drugs supply: These arrests were carried out following an investigation into the wholesale of drugs through a highly encrypted communication platform.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Five arrests for drug offences following early morning warrants: During searches of the properties, officers recovered more than £2,000 in cash, a large quantity of Class B drugs (cannabis) and 14 wraps of Class A drugs – these substances have been sent for analysis.

[Cannabis recovered during the warrants]

Those arrested are:

  • A 44-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin.
  • A 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine.
  • A 35-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis.
  • A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply and import cocaine and cannabis.
  • A 38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and transfer criminal property.

They all remain in police custody while investigations continue.

Operation Eternal is the Met’s long-term investigation into the criminal use of encrypted communications to facilitate serious violence, supply of firearms, drugs and associated criminality. 

Specialist detectives across the Met have worked relentlessly to form investigations around those utilising this encryption to commit some of the most serious crimes across the capital. They have monitored hundreds of handsets and analysed thousands of encrypted messages to build dozens of cases.

Detective Chief Inspector Driss Hayoukane, from the Met’s Specialist Crime Team, said:

The Met continues to work to bring those criminals using encrypted devices to commit serious and violent crimes – whilst believing they are untouchable – to justice.

“Operation Eternal has allowed us to reach those most dangerous, high harm offenders individuals right at the heart of organised networks dealing in multiple kilos of drugs, cutting off supply and associated violence right at the source.

“We know that drug supply and violence on our streets are inextricably linked. Those involved cause misery to our communities, and we remain dedicated to bringing them before the courts. Activity to tackle organised criminality in London has long been a priority for the Metropolitan Police, and it will continue to be for the coming years.”

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(LONDON) MET Winters Night Operation Report: Officers from across the Met increased their activity to clamp down on violence with 2,000 arrests #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.13: These results were achieved by officers deploying to hotspot locations to tackle violence and robbery in the run up to Christmas. Officers flooded specific areas based on intelligence, and carried out proactive operations to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place.

#AceDailyNews MET Officers Crackdown on violent crime during festive season results in 2,000 arrests

Officers carrying out high visibility patrols

13 January 2022 06:00

The five-week operation, which ran between 1 December and 9 January, resulted in:

111 knives removed from the streets;

66 other offensive weapons seized;

14 firearms recovered;

402 other illegal items, such as drugs, seized:

3,041 engagements, including community meetings and events with young people, where officers listened to local concerns and gave crime prevention advice;

385 licensing visits, to ensure these premises are a safe environment, helping to reduce night time economy crime;

2,048 arrests for various violence-related offences, including sexual offences.

There was a strong focus on tackling violence against women and girls and preventing predatory offending. High-visibility patrols were carried out to reassure local communities and protect the public, and officers worked alongside the newly-formed Town Centre Teams to target alcohol-related crime within the night time economy.

Officers also cracked down on high harm offenders, carrying out 95 arrest warrants, as well as conducting numerous weapon sweeps to find hidden or discarded weapons.

Commander Alex Murray, the Met’s violence lead, said:

” The festive season can bring unique challenges to policing, however our top priority continues to be suppressing violence; stopping people getting hurt; and saving lives.

“Winter Nights was an extension of our ongoing activity, and last year we saw positive reductions across violent crime categories, including a 32 per cent decrease in knife crime*. We are absolutely determined to maintain that downward trend as we head into 2022.

“To help us achieve this, it is crucial that Londoners tell us, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, about any information they have about violent crime. We must all work together to stop violence and the devastation it causes to families and wider communities.”

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Last year, January to December 2021 (Calendar Year), compared to the same period prior to the pandemic in 2019, saw:

Homicides decrease by 13% (19 fewer victims) 

Knife crime decrease by 32% (4,914 fewer offences) 

Knife crime with injury decrease by 20% (790 fewer victims) 

Knife Injury (victims under 25 and non-DA) decrease by 27% (456 fewer victims) 

Personal robbery decrease by 44% (16,170 fewer victims) 

Personal robbery knife injury decrease by 34% (186 fewer victims) 

Gun crime decrease by 35% (741 fewer offences) 

Lethal barrel discharges decrease by 21% (58 fewer offences) 

Despite these reductions, we know there is more to do. Our determination to tackle these crimes remains strong and we will continue to work with our partners, and use every power and tactic available, to serve and protect our communities. 

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If you have any information about knife crime, please contact police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 – your anonymity is guaranteed. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

No detail you might have is too small – every bit of information helps towards the fight against violence in London. It can feel like a hard call, but it could save a life. If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/ge… Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.14: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Detectives are appealing for information after a man was sexually assaulted in a south London park at the start of the year #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.12: The victim, a man aged in his 60s, was attacked and sexually assaulted by two men as he walked through Briset Park, SE9, shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day (January 1). It was reported to police later that day.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Appeal Report: After a man sexually assaulted in south London park

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11 January 2022 06:30

Were you at Briset Park just after midnight on New Year’s Day? Do you live in the area and perhaps have a security camera or doorbell footage of two men in the area at around midnight?

Anyone who has information relating to this incident should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 4988/01JAN. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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(LONDON) MET Report: Two men have been arrested over the disappearance of a teenager nearly 15 years ago #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.12: He has not been seen since being seen on CCTV (see below) arriving at Kings Cross Station on September 14, 2007.

#AceDailyNews according to MetroUK News Report: Two men arrested for trafficking and kidnap after teenager vanished in 2007: Andrew Gosden, who would have been 28 by now, disappeared aged 14 after boarding a train from Doncaster to London by Harrison Jones

Andrew Gosden in 2007.
Andrew Gosden went missing aged 14 almost 15 years ago (Picture: PA)

It is unclear whether the latest developments will shed any light on what then happened to Andrew.

The two suspects, aged 38 and 45 and from London, were arrested on suspicion of kidnap and human trafficking.

The 45-year-old was also accused of possession of indecent images of children.

Both have now been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Andrew Gosden who vanished from his home in Doncaster a year ago.
Andrew went missing from his home in Doncaster (Picture: PA)
Undated handout of two new age-progressed pictures of Andrew Gosden, who has been missing since September 14, 2007.
Two new age-progressed pictures of Andrew, who would be 28 now (Picture: PA)

South Yorkshire Police said it was assisted by the Metropolitan Police in detaining the pair on Wednesday.

Senior investigating officer, detective inspector Andy Knowles, said: ‘Our priority at this time is supporting Andrew’s family while we work through this new line of enquiry in the investigation.

‘We are in close contact with them and they ask that their privacy is respected as our investigation continues.’

Andrew had skipped school and taken out around £200 in cash out on the day he disappeared, before buying a one-way ticket to London.

Various images of what he may now look like now have since been issued, with reference to a distinctive double ridge on his right ear.

Undated South Yorkshire Police handout of CCTV footage showing 14-year-old Andrew Gosden at Kings Cross station on the 14 September last year. The teenager who disappeared from his home in Doncaster a year ago.
The teenager went to Kings Cross station and has not been seen since (Picture: PA)
Kevin Gosden hands out leaflets showing his missing son Andrew, outside St James Church before a service to mark the one year anniversary of his 14 year-old son's disappearance.
Dad Kevin Gosden handing out leaflets for his missing son (Picture: PA)

Mr Knowles continued: ‘We have made numerous appeals over the years to find out where Andrew is and what happened to him when he disappeared.

‘I would encourage anyone with any information they have not yet reported to come forward.’

The Missing Andrew Gosden Twitter account described it a ‘difficult time’ for the family and said they knew no more than what police had revealed on Wednesday.

In a tweet, it added: ‘Police investigations will be ongoing for quite a while & we respectfully ask you to give them your support & consideration whilst this takes place.’

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(LONDON) MET Counter Terrorism Command Report: A teenage boy has been arrested and bailed as part of a proactive operation #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.11: A 15-year-old boy was detained under PACE after being arrested on suspicion of engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts (contrary to Section 5 Terrorism Act 2006).

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Teenage boy bailed after terrorism arrest as part of an ongoing investigation is suspected to be linked to extreme right wing ideology.

Teenage boy bailed after terrorism arrest

10 January 2022 11:30

Officers visited an address in south London on the morning of Friday, 7 January: Searches at the address have concluded: The boy was taken to a London police station, and he has since been bailed to a date in February: There is not believed to be any imminent threat to the public in relation to this.

+ Every year thousands of reports from the public help the police keep communities safe from terrorism. If you see or hear anything suspicious or of concern, then it can be reported to police, in confidence, via 0800 789 321 or online at www.gov.uk/ACT.

In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, always dial 999: Visit the ACT Early website – https://actearly.uk/ – to find out how you can seek help and support for anyone who you suspect has been radicalised, or is vulnerable.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.11: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET/Action Fraud Dating SCAM Report: Family members of online daters are being urged to help protect their relatives from becoming a victim of romance fraud, as new figures show almost £92 million has been lost through dating scams this year alone #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.11: Daters who strike up online relationships between Christmas and Valentines Day tend to be the most susceptible to romance fraud, with a spike of 901 reports recorded by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) in March 2021.

#AceDailyNews says according to Action Fraud News Report: Swipe left to romance fraud: Family members of online daters urged to help protect their relatives

MET/Action Fraud

10-01-2022

Despite a peak of romance fraud reports and losses of £8.7 million reported in March, the financial spike came two months later in May 2021 where losses of a staggering £14.6 million were reported.

Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Matt Bradford, from the City of London Police, said:

“Typically, romance fraudsters will spend weeks gaining their victims’ trust, feeding them fabricated stories about who they are and their lives – and initially make no suggestion of any desire to ask for any money, so the victim may believe their new love interest is genuine.

“But weeks, or sometimes months later, these criminals will ask for money for a variety of emotive reasons and as the emotional relationship has already been formed, victims often transfer money without a second thought.

“We’re calling on family members who think their relatives may be dating online to help make them aware of the warning signs that they could be falling victim to fraud, particularly if the person dating online is not particularly tech savvy .”

Criminals often use a range of stories to get victims to transfer them money without it raising suspicion. The stories are often believable, to a certain extent, and something that the victim would find hard to say no to, especially because of their emotional attachment.

Examples of stories include funding travel to visit the victim, money to pay for emergency medical expenses, lucrative investment opportunities and pretending to be military personnel or working overseas.

How to help protect people you know are online dating:

  • Help your friends and family to ensure they have adequate privacy settings on their social media accounts to ensure strangers don’t have access to their personal information.
  • Stay in regular contact with your friends and family who are online dating to help spot any changes in behaviour or things that don’t seem right.
  • Make friends and family aware of the signs of romance fraud so that they are conscious of the tactics criminals use to carry out these scams and reiterate that you should never transfer money to someone that you have never met in person.
  • Encourage people to report to Action Fraud and the police if they have become a victim of romance fraud and not to be embarrassed about doing so.

Sally* learnt first-hand the impact romance fraud can have not only on the victims, but also their families, after her father lost £1,000 to a fraudster who gained his trust.

Her father, who is in his 60s and suffers from Parkinson’s, was initially messaged on social media by someone claiming to be a woman called Gail, who lived in Texas, USA. Quickly, Sally’s father was persuaded to speak to Gail on a messaging app.

The fraudster behind the Gail persona had researched Sally’s father and found out specifics about him, including where he had grown up abroad and the industry he had worked in, and used these as a way to gain his trust and build a relationship. Sally’s father had also been convinced that he was speaking to other friends and family of Gail to make her stories more convincing.

When speaking on the messaging app, Gail concocted a story about coming to the UK to visit Sally’s father and needing to get her passport renewed to do so. She did not ask for money initially and Sally’s father offered to pay, but the requests were initially declined.

Some weeks later, Gail asked Sally’s father for money and the next day, he transferred her £1,000. Despite Sally’s efforts to get the bank to block the transaction from going through, the money was transferred. However, after advice from the National Economic Crime Victim Care Unit (NECVCU), Sally was able to convince the bank to refund the money.

Sally said:

“This whole experience has been incredibly stressful, for me as well as for my father and it was really hard to approach the subject with him. After he transferred the money, I spoke to him about what happened and I sent him news articles about romance fraud to help him understand this is a common type of scam.

“I didn’t know what support I would get if I reported this, but having received such great advice from the NECVCU, I wish I had reported this earlier. This incident really affected my mental health and it was a huge relief to speak to someone who really understood how they could help both me and my father. Just knowing that someone was there and able to listen made such a difference and they went above and beyond to explain to my father how scammers work.”

Dr Hannah Shimko, Comms and Policy Director at the Online Dating Association, said:

“Online dating is now of the most common ways to meet a romantic partner. While most users are genuine, there are always those who are looking to take advantage of the vulnerable looking for love.

“It is essential users educate themselves on how to be a smart online dater, and to be aware of the actions fraudsters will use to manipulate them. Daters should check in with trusted family and friends during their online dating journey to share experience, and friends and family can watch for any change in behaviour.

“Other healthy online dating advice includes staying on the dating platform which has processes in place to protect users; getting to know the person, not just the profile; and never disclosing personal information until the dater is ready. Finally, remember to never send money to someone met only online.”

Between November 2020 and October 2021, 8,863 cases of romance fraud were reported to NFIB, up from 6,968 reports in the 2020 calendar year. However this is not likely to be an accurate picture, as romance fraud is a crime victims are less likely to report.

Of the reports in the last 12 months, 20 per cent of victims were aged 50 – 59 years, 18 per cent were aged 40 – 49 years old and 17 per cent of victims were aged 30 – 39 years old. Half of romance fraud victims were women, just over a third (39 per cent) were men and some victims (11 per cent) did not report their gender. 

City of London Police would urge anyone who is speaking to people they do not know or have not known for a long period of time to follow the Take Five To Stop Fraud advice.

Take Five To Stop Fraud advice:

  • Stop:Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.
  • Challenge:Could it be fake? It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • Protect:If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud online at police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.11: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET Specialist Crime Report: Detectives from are investigating a fatal fire at a unit in Clapton being used as a cannabis factory #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.11: A man was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday, 2 January. The man’s family has been informed and he has been identified as 35-year-old Ermal Qose. He was an Albanian national and had no known address in the UK.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Police Appeal Report: Officers are asking public for information following fatal cannabis factory fire in Clapton after police were called by London Fire Brigade (LFB) at around 16:10hrs on Friday, 31 December, to a fire at a lock-up garage in Southwold Road, E5.

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A 33 year-old man [A] was arrested on 31 December on suspicion of false imprisonment and cannabis cultivation. He has been released under investigation.

A 26 year-old man [B] was arrested on Friday, 7 January, on suspicion of manslaughter, false imprisonment and cannabis cultivation. He remains in police custody.

Officers returned to the scene on the evening of 7 January, a week after the fire, to appeal for information as they continue their work alongside LFB colleagues to establish the full circumstances.

The detective leading the investigation, DCI Mark Rogers, said:

” Ermal tragically lost his life having been trapped inside the locked garage which was being used for the cultivation of cannabis when the fire broke out. My thoughts and sympathies are with his family.

“This is now a manslaughter investigation and, although officers have spoken with a number of local people, I want to hear from members of the public who were in the area on New Year’s Eve or who have seen people coming and going from the garage. If you can assist and have not yet spoken with police, please get in touch.”

DCI Rogers added:

” In addition to appealing for witnesses in this case, I am also calling on those who choose to ignore the many and obvious issues caused by their own use of illegal drugs to reflect on Ermal’s death. It is well known that this trade ruins the lives of almost everybody associated with it, and that fact is all too clearly demonstrated here.

“If you know anything about those who profit from the vulnerability of others through the illegal drugs trade, please contact police or share that information with Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8345 4128 or via 101 quoting Operation Woodford. To remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.11: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: An arrest has been made of a 13yr-old-boy on suspicion of murder in West Drayton on Thursday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.08: Officers attended and joined paramedics who were treating Dariusz, a 46-year-old Polish man who lived locally: Despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at 00:43hrs: A post-mortem examination carried out on Thursday, 6 January gave the cause of death as stab wounds to the groin and chest.

#AceDailyNews MET Police UPDATE Report: Police investigating the murder of Dariusz Wolosz in West Drayton have made an arrest and a boy, aged 13, was arrested on suspicion of murder on Thursday, 6 January. He remains in custody.

Police were called at 00:12hrs on Tuesday, 4 January by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a man with stab wounds on the High Street in Yiewsley, West Drayton.

[Victim: Dariusz Wolosz]

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, Specialist Crime, is leading the investigation. He said:

” We believe Dariusz was attacked by a group of males in Tavistock Road following a verbal dispute. The group then fled in different directions.

“The area was busy at the time with passing traffic and people driving past could well have captured dash cam footage of the incident, and the moments leading up to it.

“Dariusz’s family are distraught and we are doing everything we can to support them at this time. 

“I urge local people to check any doorbell and dash cameras to check them; you may have captured something that could be very significant for us.”

Anyone who has information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, giving the reference 0063/04JAN: Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.08: 2021:

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(LONDON) Woolwich Crown Court Report: A man who attempted to travel to #Syria to engage in terrorism has been jailed, for 12yrs following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.07: Appearing at the Woolwich Crown Court on Thursday, 6 January, Rashid was sentenced to 12 years and three months’ imprisonment with an extended five-year licence period.

#AceDailyNews Court Report: Mamun Rashid, 28 (27.01.93) travelled from the UK to Istanbul in the summer of 2018 with the intention of crossing the border into #Syria and joining the armed conflict against government forces: He was arrested close to the Turkey-Syria border in early 2019, and later deported back to the UK: He was arrested by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command on his return.

[JAILED]: Mamun Rashid, 28

Commander Richard Smith, who leads the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said:

Rashid spent months attempting to get into Syria via Turkey so he could fight against government forces.

“This case makes clear that anyone who goes to Syria or other conflict zones with the intention of committing terrorist acts can expect to be investigated by UK police and face prosecution on their return.”

Rashid flew to Istanbul from London Stansted in July 2018. Prior to that he had enrolled on a university course, and detectives believe that he had no intention of completing his studies, and instead planned to use the student loan he received to fund his travels.

The court heard that he had expressed his desire to die in the cause of Allah, and be a martyr.

Text messages recovered by officers showed that he spent months trying to arrange a border crossing into Syria.

He was arrested by Turkish police on 5 February 2019 in a district close to the Turkey-Syria border. He was held in custody until his deportation back to the UK on 14 November 2019. Upon arriving back in the UK, he was arrested and later charged.

On 12 July 2021 at Woolwich Crown Court, Rashid, of east London, changed his plea and pleaded guilty to preparation of terrorist acts (contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006).

+ Communities defeat terrorism, and information from the public is vital to counter terrorism investigations. If you see or hear something unusual or suspicious and think someone may be engaging in terrorist activity, trust your instincts and act by reporting it in confidence at gov.uk/ACT or, in an emergency, dial 999.

Visit the ACT Early website at www.actearly.uk to find out how you can seek help and support for anyone who you suspect has been radicalised, or is vulnerable.

#AceNewsDesk report ….Published: Jan.07: 2022:

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(LONDON) LATEST: MET REPORT: Detectives have named the victim of a ‘fatal stabbing’ in West Drayton as they appealed for witnesses and those with dash cam footage to come forward #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.07: Officers attended and joined paramedics who were treating a man who had been found with stab wounds: Despite their best efforts, he was pronounced dead at 00:43hrs: While formal identification awaits, he has been named as Dariusz Wolosz, a Polish national, who was aged 46 and lived locally. His family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Man fatally stabbed in West Drayton named by detectives as appeals for information continue: Police were called at 00:12hrs on Tuesday, 4 January by the LAS to reports of a stabbing on the High Street in Yiewsley, West Drayton: A post-mortem examination is expected to be held at Fulham Mortuary on the morning of Thursday, 6 January.

[VICTIM]: Dariusz Wolosz, who was aged 46

5 January 2022 18:00

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jolley, Specialist Crime, is leading the investigation. He said:

At this early stage there have been no arrests.

” We believe Dariusz was attacked by a group of males in Tavistock Road following a verbal dispute. The group then fled in different directions.

“The area was busy at the time with passing traffic and people driving past could well have captured dash cam footage of the incident, and the moments leading up to it.

“Dariusz’ family are distraught and we are doing everything we can to support them at this time. We need the public’s help now to find those responsible.

“I urge local people to check any doorbell and dash cameras to check them; you may have captured something that could be very significant for us.”

Anyone who has information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, giving the reference 0063/04JAN.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Jan.06: 2022:

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(LONDON) LATEST: MET REPORT: Police were alerted by the RNLI at 11:51hrs on Tuesday, 4 January to reports of a body in Thames near Embankment, Westminster #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.06: Mr Parker, was last seen leaving Heaven Nightclub by Charing Cross Railway Station in Westminster at around 02:15hrs on Friday, 17 December.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Officers from the Met’s Marine Support Unit recovered the body: The death is being treated as unexplained: Although formal identification awaits, detectives involved in the search for the missing 20-year-old Harvey Parker have been alerted: Family liaison officers have informed Mr Parker’s family of developments: A report will be compiled for the Coroner.

5 January 2022 17:45

Body of man recovered from the Thames

Detective Chief Inspector Lucy O’Connor, of the Central South Command Unit, said: “Sadly a body has been recovered from the Thames near where Harvey was last seen. We are providing Harvey’s family with all the available information. We are also asking for media to please respect the family’s privacy at this challenging and difficult time.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Jan.06: 2022:

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(LONDON) JUST IN: MET REPORT: A murder investigation is under way following a ‘fatal stabbing’ in West Drayton today Tuesday #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.04: Officers attended and joined paramedics who were treating a man, believed aged in his 40s, who had been found with stab wounds: Despite their best efforts, the man was pronounced dead at 00:43hrs.

#AceDailyNews MET Police Report: Officers were called at 00:12hrs on Tuesday, 4 January by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a stabbing on the High Street in Yiewsley, West Drayton.

4 January 2022 08:05

Murder investigation under way in West Drayton

His next of kin are aware. They will be supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

At this early stage there have been no arrests.

A crime scene is in place and some local road closures will remain while enquiries are carried out.

At this early stage, anyone who has information is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, giving the reference 0063/04JAN.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Jan.04: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Teenager charged on Saturday with ‘ fatal stabbing’ of 15-year-old in Croydon on Thurs.30: Dec:2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.04: Detectives launched a murder investigation after police were made aware of an assault in Ashburton Park, Croydon shortly after 19:00hrs on Thursday, 30 December.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Detectives have charged a teenager with the ‘fatal stabbing’ of 15-year-old Zaian Aimable-Lina in Croydon [B] aged 15, was arrested on suspicion of murder late on Saturday, 1 January. He was taken to a south London police station and charged today.

Zain Aimable-Lina

3 January 2022 13:40

On Friday, 31 December, a 15-year-old boy [A] was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was taken to a south London police station and later released on bail to a date in late January.

He is due to appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 4 January.

Zaian’s family have been informed.

Officers attended and found Zaian suffering from stab injuries. Officers immediately provided first aid prior to the arrival of the London Ambulance Service.

Despite their efforts, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 19:36hrs. His family are being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination was held on Saturday, 1 January and gave cause of death as a stab wound to the heart.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4622, or police via 101 quoting reference CAD 5443/30Dec. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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

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(LONDON) LATEST: MET REPORT: Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses following a double stabbing in Lambeth #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.02: They were both taken to hospital for treatment; neither have life-threatening injuries.

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 20:07hrs on Wednesday, 29 December to reports of an assault on Cowley Road, SW9: Officers attended and found a 17-year-old male [Victim 1], suffering from stab injuries. They immediately provided first aid; paramedics and London’s Air Ambulance also attended: A 15-year-old boy [Victim 2], was found nearby with a stab injury.

2 January 2022 09:00

Appeal for witnesses to double stabbing in Lambeth

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who was in the area of Cowley Road at the time of the attack. Did you see or hear anything suspicious?

At this early stage, there have been no arrests and enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 5869/29Dec. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.02: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET REPORT: Police are appealing for information following a report of a rape in Streatham Common early on Thursday, 23 December 2021 #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: A woman was attacked by an unknown man whilst running a route into Streatham Common via Streatham Common North at around 05.10hrs: After the attack, the suspect is reported to have run away in the direction of Sainsbury’s in Streatham High Road.

Were you in Streatham Common on 23 December between 05:00hrs and 07:00hrs? Did you see anyone who fit this description in the Common?

Appeal following rape in Streatham

2 January 2022 10:00

The suspect is described as a tall male of athletic build, who was wearing dark clothing with a hood and face covering and gloves. He was also wearing white scruffy trainers. There is no further description of him at this stage. He is described as having an English accent.

The incident was reported to police on 28 December.

If you have information to share, please call 101 and quote CAD 1936/28 Dec: You can also report crime completely anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Ja.02: 2022:

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