#AceNewsReport – Dec.12: The man was then seen to get into a vehicle and leave the area: Shots were fired and a man sustained gunshot wounds: Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at 16:08hrs.
#AceDailyNews MET Report: Firearms incident in Kensington At 15:19hrs, armed officers stopped a vehicle at the junction of Kensington Road and Palace Gate, SW7.
11 December 2021 17:45
The London Ambulance Service and London Air Ambulance were called and the man was treated at the scene.
Efforts are under way to confirm the man’s identity and to inform his next of kin.
The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
A number of road closures are in place in the local area and are likely to remain in place for some time. The public are advised to avoid the area.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.11: A short while later, at approximately 16:20hrs, a boy aged in his teens, was walking through the park when he was approached by a man who touched him inappropriately before walking away from the area: Both victims are being supported by specially trained officers: While enquiries continues to establish the full circumstances of these incidents, they are both believed to have been carried out by the same man: He is described as being black, aged in his 30s and with a scar on the top of his nose. He was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a navy or grey puffer jacket.
#AceDailyNews MET Officers Appeal after two linked sexual offences in ‘Tower Hamlets’ around 15:50hrs on Friday, 3 December, a man aged in his 40s, was sitting on a bench in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park when he was approached by a man who exposed himself after making inappropriate comments: Can you help?
Detective Constable Caitlin Fitzgerald, who is working on the investigation, said:
” These experiences were clearly very distressing for the victims and we are continuing to support them as we work towards identifying the person responsible.
“I ask for anyone who was in the park on Friday to think about whether they saw any suspicious behaviour and I would encourage any witnesses to contact us immediately.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 5300/03Dec. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.10: The Detective Inspector was travelling to work for a night shift on a train through Lewisham on Monday, 29 November when at around 18:30hrs he was approached by a teenage girl in distress. She told him that another man on the train indecently exposed himself and began committing a sexual act in front of her.
#AceDailyNews reports that a sexual offence victim assisted and suspect detained by an off-duty officer, not knowing the officer’s occupation, she bravely asked him for help.
The officer asked the victim to point out the suspect, who was on another carriage. The officer immediately detained and arrested the man as the train pulled into New Cross. As they got off the train the suspect tried to break free and became violent towards the officer, resulting in a tussle on the platform.
Moments later a member of the public and station staff came to help the DI detain the suspect and called 999 for emergency assistance. Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) soon attended and took the man into custody.
The officer spoke to the girl’s father on the phone and kindly waited with her until he arrived. An investigation was led by BTP and the victim is being supported by specialist officers. The suspect has since been convicted for the offence.
Detective Chief Superintendent Marcus Barnett, who is in charge of policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, where the DI is based said:
” Being a police officer means we are expected to step up and place ourselves in difficult or dangerous situations in order to protect the public, regardless of whether or not we are on duty.
“My officer, acted extremely fast and prevented the suspect from getting away while still supporting the victim who was understandably extremely shaken. I hope this shows the public our commitment to keeping everyone safe, especially women and girls. I am incredibly proud of the selfless and brave way in which he stepped forward, not thinking for a moment about anything other than protecting the young girl and the wider community.
“I also applaud the actions of the member of the public and station staff who stepped in and supported the officer when he shouted for assistance. Due to the brave actions of everyone involved a dangerous individual was arrested.”
If you have been a victim of sexual assault report it to police on 101 or call 999 if the incident has just happened.
If the incident took place on a train or tube report to British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. Always dial 999 in an emergency. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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#AceNewsReport – Dec.09: Officers attended and established the woman, aged in her 20s, had been with a friend when they left a nightclub in Westminster at approximately 03:00hrs.
#AceDailyNews reports that renews an appeal for information & witnesses following Islington sexual assault after the police were called at 04:15hrs on Sunday, 25 July to reports that a woman had been sexually assaulted in the vicinity of Hornsey Street, N7…..
8 December 2021 06:45
The pair got into a vehicle which they believed to have been a private hire vehicle that they had pre-booked before leaving the club.
They became suspicious when the driver began travelling in the opposite direction before offering them a drink. They refused and left the vehicle in Hornsey Street, N7.
As they exited the vehicle, the driver sexually assaulted the woman before driving off towards Holloway Road. The victim called police to report the incident and officers attended the scene.
An investigation was launched and detectives carried out a number of enquiries, including reviewing ANPR data and recovering CCTV footage.
Anyone who recognises the man in the image is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 1441/25Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.09: They also seized a bin bag full of cannabis, £6,000 in cash, a Rolex watch, £10-15,0000 worth of clothing and accessories, and large bag of white powder suspected to be cocaine, which has been sent off for testing.
#AceDailyNews reports that police have made ten arrests following raids targeting drug supply in Wood Green North: Following a year-long investigation into drug supply in the local area, officers carried out warrants at 11 separate addresses in both Haringey and Enfield at 05:00hrs this morning (7 December).
The arrests follow an investigation by the North Area Proactive Team who acted on community concerns and local intelligence to bear down on drug-related violence in Wood Green and surrounding areas.
Those arrested are:
A 31-year-old man from the N3 area was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs;
A 19-year-old man from the N18 area was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs;
A 22-year-old man from the N17 area was arrested on suspicion of supplying a class B drug and being concerned in the supply of a class B drug;
A 19-year-old man from the N22 area was arrested on suspicion of supplying a class B drug and being concerned in the supply of a class B drug;
A 31-year-old man from the N22 area was arrested on suspicion of suppling class A and B drugs;
A 28-year-old man from the N15 area was arrested on suspicion of supplying a class B drug;
A 29-year-old man from the N2 area was arrested on suspicion of suppling class A and B drugs;
A 16-year-old male from the N22 area was arrested on suspicion of supplying a class B drug;
A 60-year-old man from the N8 area was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs;
A 31-year-old man from the EC1V area was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs.
They remain in police custody while investigations continue.
PC Mark Briggs led the investigation and said:
” We know the harrowing impact drugs can have on communities and the arrests this morning are the culmination of months of evidence gathering in order to arrest those involved.
“Drugs are inextricably linked to violence and this continues to be one of the Met’s top priorities.
“I hope the community are reassured that we have listened to their concerns and are working to make London safer, and reduce violent crime.”
Councillor Peray Ahmet of Haringey Council said:
” It is really important to see police activity taking place like this across the borough and is ultimately about preventing future crimes on our streets, something I know residents are extremely concerned about. That said, this is only part of the response that we need.
“We will never be able to police our way out of some of the issues that we are facing in our communities. We are more than aware of the anti-social behaviour that is taking place in key areas such as Turnpike Lane and Wood Green, but we need to have a clear focus on preventing, particularly our young people, from getting involved in crime in the first place.
“Gang crime and serious violence ruin, and end, too many lives. We will work tirelessly with the police, our communities and our partners to intervene earlier to prevent problems, give our young people a positive focus, and ensure all our residents feel safe. I look forward to working alongside the police on this in the months to come.”
If you are concerned about drug dealing or drug-related crime in your area please call us on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency: If you would like to provide information 100% anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
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#AceNewsReport – Dec.07: He was sentenced at Wood Green Crown Court on Monday 29 November to two years and seven months’ imprisonment, received a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was ordered to sign the sex offenders register.
#AceDailyNews Court Report: Kim Lamplugh, 48, (10.04.73) of Birchwood, Birchanger, Essex was convicted at Hendon Magistrates’ Court sitting as Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday 5 October of seven counts of sexual assault.
On Monday 14 January 2019 the 14-year-old girl began work experience at the defendant’s business premises in Enfield. During the two-week placement she was subjected to a number of sexual assaults which escalated in nature.
The victim courageously reported Lamplugh’s behaviour to police and an investigation was launched.
He was charged on Wednesday 3 June 2020 and released on conditional bail pending his trial.
Detective Constable Annette Corry from North Area CID the investigating officer said:
” This was a predatory offence intentionally targeting a vulnerable young girl.
“I would like to praise the courage of the victim in coming forward and bravely providing evidence, re-living her ordeal which led to Lamplugh being convicted.
“I urge anyone who is the victim of a sexual offence to speak to us. We will listen to you in the strictest of confidence, we will investigate, and we will use our specialist skills and expertise to do our utmost to bring offenders to justice.
“If you believe that you have been the victim at the hands of Lamplugh then please come forward to police in confidence.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact North Area CID via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC quoting CAD3463/02DEC21.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.05: Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command have today, Friday, 3 December, arrested a 26-year-old UK national at Stansted Airport on suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
#AceDailyNews MET UPDATED Report: Officers have arrested a man linked to suspected terror offences who was boarding an outbound flight: Police have searched a property in Hastings…
Commander Richard Smith of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, said:
” This arrest was made at Stansted Airport and is linked to suspected extreme right wing terrorism – there is not believed to be any imminent risk to the public.
“Officers carry out proactive investigations and arrests day and night to keep people safe and our Counter Terrorism Police are among the best in the world.
“We continue to urge the public to be our extra eyes and ears, and remember that your action could stop a terrorist act or even save lives.
“Has someone you know started acting in ways that you know are out of character? Do you suspect they have developed an extremist mind set? We have specially trained officers who can help. Please get in touch and report your concerns to police without delay.”
The arrest was made under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the man was taken to a south London police station. He was later released on bail to return on a date in late December.
A search of an address in the Hastings area is being carried out as part of the investigation.
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.
#AceNewsReport – Dec.02: The pair, aged 53 and 34, were arrested on suspicion on aggravated burglary on Wednesday, 1 December. They remain in custody at a south London police station.
#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Two arrested following aggravated burglary in Wandsworth
Police were called at 09:58hrs on Monday, 29 November to reports of an aggravated burglary at a residential address on Arabella Drive, SW15.
At the scene officers found a woman, aged in her 30s, who had been approached outside her address by two males wearing caps with the word ‘Police’ on the front. They claimed to be there to conduct a drug search. When the victim challenged them they forced her inside her home and assaulted her causing cuts and bruises.
The men searched the address and left with a two-month old female American XL bulldog puppy, which is described as ‘blue merle’. Cash and a bag containing Christmas gifts were also stolen.
The victim was treated at hospital for injuries before being discharged.
Anyone who has information or footage relating to this incident, but has not yet spoken with police should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1837/29Nov.
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Unfortunately, there have been occasions where criminals have posed as police officers, both in person and on the phone.
If one of our officers contacts you in person, they’ll show you their police warrant card. This is proof of their identity and authority.
If you are unsure about whether the person you’re dealing with is a genuine police officer – stop – and call us on 101 to check their identity. In an emergency always call 999: For more details please visit our website
#AceNewsReport – Dec.01: On 19 November, Russo and Tilbury pleaded guilty to drug offences at Basildon Crown Court.
#AceDailyNews Operation #Venetic Court Report: An organised crime group has been jailed for #Encrochat cocaine plan: Scott Russo and Jack Tilbury, both from Essex, were arrested in December last year after an investigation by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).
Officers used data from Operation Venetic, the UK law enforcement response to the takedown of the Encrochat platform, to uncover their discussions of buying, collecting and selling cocaine.
Russo, 31, used the handle ‘sizeablehunter’ and bought a van with Tilbury which contained a hidden compartment to hold up to 30 kilos of cocaine.
Messages showed Tilbury, 26, known as Tubbs, was sent to collect eight kilos of cocaine from a lorry parked in a layby in Snodland, Kent on 11 June 2020.
After this, the pair started to deal cocaine more regularly in the local area and in larger amounts.
OCP officers arrested Tilbury at his home in Essex on 2 December 2020. Two kilos of cocaine were found underneath a cot in Tilbury’s bedroom, alongside smaller amounts prepared for sale, scales and plastic bags.
Russo went on the run but was tracked down and arrested at a hotel in Southend on 10 December. He was found with more than £2,000 in cash.
Andrew Tickner from the Organised Crime Partnership said:
They were sentenced to 9.5 years and 8.5 years respectively today (26 November).
“This investigation has resulted in a crime group supplying significant amounts of class A drugs to the streets of Essex has been wiped out.
“If this criminal enterprise had continued, Russo and Tilbury would have been generating vast profits which would have been used to further fund their criminality.
“This is yet another example of the NCA and Met Police working together to protect the public.”
#AceNewsReport – Nov.30: Earlier the same morning, Cambridgeshire Police had been called to reports of a man acting suspiciously in Huntingdon. While engaging with officers, the man, aged 52, made comments which prompted the request for Met officers to visit the property in Mayes Road: On arrival, they found two people – a 61-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman – with stab wounds. The London Ambulance Service was called and both victims were pronounced dead at the scene: A post mortem will take place in due course: While formal identification is yet to take place, we are confident the deceased are father and daughter. Their next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: At 09:37hrs on Sunday, 28 November, police were called to a property in Mayes Road, N22 after concerns were raised for the welfare of the occupants…..
29 November 2021 11:24
Detective Chief Inspector Claire Hine, who is leading the investigation, said:
The 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at a north London police station.
An investigation is being carried out by homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command.
This incident has taken the lives of a father and daughter. Our thoughts are with their loved ones as they come to terms with such an unimaginable loss. We are providing and will continue to provide them with whatever support we can.
“We believe that the victims and the man in custody were known to each other and while the investigation is still in its early stages, I am confident that we are not looking for additional suspects and that there is no continuing risk to members of the public in the area.
“I would ask anyone who heard anything unusual or witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of Mayes Road, either this weekend or at another time, to contact the police. Information that helps us to build a picture of what has taken place in this case could be very important.”
Anyone with information can call 101 or tweet @MetCC with the reference 2183/28NOV: Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.29: Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended. An 18-year-old man, was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains – his condition is not life threatening: An investigation was launched by officers from the South East CID:
#AceDailyNews MET Appeal UPDATE Report: Police were called at approximately 23:50hrs on Saturday, 27 November to reports of a man stabbed on Alpha Road, SE14. Lewisham…………..Detectives believe that the man had been at party in the area prior to him being attacked. This party was attended by a large number of people and officers are keen to speak to any attendees who may have witnessed anything suspicious.
29 November 2021 07:30
Detective Constable Lottie Williams, leading the investigation, said:
It is really important that we speak to anyone who attended the same party as the victim to fully understand the sequence of events that let up to this incident.
“You can share what you know anonymously via independent charity Crimestoppers who won’t record any personal caller information. Please get in touch however you feel comfortable and tell us what you know.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference CAD 7807/27Nov: To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestopperson 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.27: Twelve arrests were made in a single evening on suspicion of crimes including burglary, drug supply, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of an offensive weapon.
#AceDailyNews Essex Police Report: Targeting cross-border criminal activity as officers led a joint operation targeting criminals working across the borders of Essex, Hertfordshire and London: Twelve arrests made and seven vehicles were also seized…..
The cross-force team responded to automatic number plate recognition hits from vehicles believed to be involved in criminal activity. They were supported by specialists from our Dog, Traffic and Stolen Vehicle Intelligence units.
PC Ross Ashcroft coordinated the operation.
He said: “The intention of this operation was to use proactive policing to prevent and disrupt travelling criminals from crossing our borders in order to commit crime.
“We were focusing on those criminals who have the biggest impact on our communities – those who commit serious crimes including burglary, theft of and theft from motor vehicles, and serious violent crimes.
“It was a very productive and successful night with a number arrests made and a lot of intelligence gathered.
“One of the best results we had was after a vehicle failed to stop for us in the Harlow area. We stopped the vehicle, and found drugs and a knuckleduster. We arrested the driver for failing to stop for police, possession of drugs, and possession of an offensive weapon.”
#AceNewsReport – Nov.26: The suspects took £20 from the victim before knocking him to the floor and jointly attacking him: The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to head and facial injuries and a broken leg. His treatment is ongoing.
#AceDailyNews MET Appeal Report: After violent robbery in Newham at around 22:15hrs on Friday, 29 October, the 22-year-old victim was attacked from behind by three males as he walked along St Georges Road, E7.
25 November 2021 13:15
Detective Constable Tiffany Africa of the Met’s North East Commandsaid:
” We know that there were a number of witnesses who filmed this extremely violent robbery and I would like to hear from anyone who was there, or has information concerning the identity of the suspects, who has not yet spoken to us.
“The suspects left the scene in a dark coloured car and I am also keen to see footage, or receive information, concerning that vehicle.
“This seemingly motiveless attack has resulted in a young man sustaining lasting injuries – if you have information please do the right thing and share what you know.”
Anyone with information or footage should call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 8133/29NOV: To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.25: Police were called to Raleigh Road, Southall at 21:07hrs on Wednesday, 24 November to reports of a stabbing: A male, believed aged 16, was found with stab wounds: Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene a short time later…..
#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Murder investigation under way following ‘fatal stabbing’ of 16yr-old-boy in Southall after officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) on Wednesday 24th November around 21:00hrs ….
25 November 2021 06:56
His next of kin have been informed; formal identification awaits.
Homicide detectives from Specialist Crime have been informed.
There have been no arrests.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 7200/24Nov. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.24: Jahni Thomas, 27 (23.05.94) of Brent, was charged on Friday, 19 November with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Two men have been charged following double shooting in Ealing: Jahni Thomas, 23, (25.07.98) , of Brent, was charged on Tuesday, 23 November with two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life…..
He is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 24 November.
He was remanded into custody and will next appear at the Old Bailey on Friday, 17 December.
Police were called shortly before 05:30hrs on Saturday, 6 November to reports of a stabbing and shots fired on Standard Road, NW10.
Police, including firearms officers, and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and found a 28-year-old man with gunshot wound to the chest and a stab wound to the back. He was taken by LAS to hospital where his injuries have since been deemed non-life-threatening.
Another man, aged 31, also sustained a gunshot wound to his hand and was taken to hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Anyone who witnessed this incident should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 1616/06Nov. To remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: Khan was arrested on 16 November by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command. A warrant of further detention was granted at court on 17 November, which was due to expire on Tuesday, 23 November.
#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: Man charged with eight Terrorism Act offences: Mohammad Zubair Khan, 21 (12.07.00), of west London, was charged on Monday, 22 November with eight counts of dissemination of terrorist material (contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006)…..He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 23 November.
A second man, aged 19, was arrested and detained under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 as part of the same investigation. In respect of him, a second warrant of further detention was granted at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 22 November, allowing police to keep him in custody until Wednesday, 30 November 2021 when the warrant expires.
+ It only takes a moment to make a report online. In an emergency, or if you need urgent police assistance, you should always dial 999. You can also report suspicious activity by contacting the police in confidence on 0800 789 321. Every year thousands of reports from the public help the police keep communities safe from terrorism.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.23: Officers from the Met have been collaborating with the London Borough of Redbridge, University of Chester, University of Cambridge and Barnardo’s National Female Genital Mutilation Centre to co-develop the project.
#AceDailyNews MET Report: The project will be formally launched today [Tuesday, 23 November] during an international multi-agency audience event held online. It offers training on abuse linked to witchcraft and spirit possession and how to make referrals to the authorities:
Officers from the Met have been collaborating with the London Borough of Redbridge, University of Chester, University of Cambridge and Barnardo’s National Female Genital Mutilation Centre to co-develop the project.
Inspector Allen Davis, from Crime and Vulnerability, said:
” The knowledge and awareness of these offences are not where they should be, and a wide range of professionals need to recognise the potential for abuse in certain situations.
“Cases are often missed or misdiagnosed. Practitioners may not recognise the risk of harm involved, chalking up these accusations to mental health problems or delusion.”
“We need a concerted and coordinated response, where this issue is ‘championed’ locally so that it ceases to be viewed as a taboo issue and hidden harm. Despite its complexity and the cultural sensitivities involved, we need to mainstream our response and ensure professionals are confident to discuss beliefs in a careful but direct and professionally curious manner.”
Dr Naomi Richman, from the University of Cambridge, said:
Efforts are needed to break down the stigma in beliefs in witchcraft and possession, as these are common to so many cultures around the world and are rarely used to justify harm. The Amber Project seeks to equip audiences with the tools to navigate cultural and religious sensitivities, so that they can feel empowered flagging concerns whilst steering clear from negative and damaging stereotypes.”
For some people, evil forces like witchcraft and demons may be responsible for their misfortune. If a particular person is identified as a witch, or as demonically-possessed, an accusation may follow, and in some situations, lead to abuse. (It is also important to be aware that witchcraft in this context does not refer to the Wicca movement, a pagan religion recently re-popularised in which people see witchcraft as a force for good).
Initial evidence indicates that the significant disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has heightened the risks of this kind of abuse. Harmful accusations are directly connected to socio-economic upheaval.
In addition, earlier this year the United Nations passed a historic resolution on harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft that result in human rights violations, showing a growing awareness in this area and appetite to address this kind of abuse.
The Amber Project training will consist of an online webinar exploring what this abuse is and how to make effective referrals. It will be followed by question and answer sessions with an audience of 400 plus key safeguarding professionals from faith communities, the Department of Education and the Home Office, teachers, local authorities, non-governmental organisation and more.
Since October 2020 this intervention has been delivered online, with webinars delivered to an average audience of 200 key safeguarding professionals. Today’s event marks the official public launch of The Amber Project.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.19: Police were called to London Road, close to West Croydon Railway Station, at 18:41hrs on Thursday, 18 November to reports of a fight involving a number of people …
#AceDailyNews MET UPDATE Report: A murder investigation has been launched in Croydon following: Officers attended but no suspects or victims were found: Shortly after 19:00hrs, police attended a south London hospital after a 14-year-old boy self-presented with stab wounds.
Despite the efforts of doctors at the hospital, the boy died a short time later. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Formal identification has not taken place. A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.
Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command are investigating.
Detectives would like to speak with anyone who was in the area of London Road and witnessed the fight.
There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.
Superintendent Andy Brittain, from the South Area Command Unit which covers Croydon, said:
” This is a tragic loss of another young life to knife crime. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
“We have worked throughout the night with our colleagues from Specialist Crime to establish what happened yesterday evening, and this investigation remains ongoing.
“I would urge anyone who has information regarding a fight that was seen close to West Croydon Railway Station at about 6.45pm to please come forward and speak with us. We need to identify who was there and what led to a 14-year-old boy being killed.
“Tackling violence remains our top priority but we need your help. A family is grieving; any piece of information you have could be vital in giving them the answers that they so desperately need.
“Local residents can expect to see additional officers in the area and a crime scene is still in place. If you have any concerns, please speak with officers or contact your local neighbourhoods team.”
Any witnesses, or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference CAD 6179/18Nov, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers, 100 per cent anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
+ Any young people who have information about violence, firearms or knife crime, can visit Fearless where they can pass on information anonymously – your I.P address will not be traced. Fearless is part of the Crimestoppers charity, and is also independent of the police.
#AceNewsReport – Nov.18: It’s the first time the Met will run the Government-funded Kickstart Scheme, which aims to help young people who are currently out of work, claiming universal credit, and who are deemed at risk of long-term unemployment.
#AceDailyNews Report: That Met launches Kickstart Scheme to help young people without jobs: Fifteen diverse young Londoners aged 18 to 26 were welcomed to the Met at an event held at the iconic New Scotland Yard on Wednesday, 17 November.
17 November 2021 13:05
The Met has created short-term jobs especially for the scheme, and the roles have been recommended to prospective candidates when attending Jobcentre Plus appointments.
The Met has also partnered with the Prince’s Trust to offer the temporary employees comprehensive support including mentoring, CV workshops and interview training, so they develop the skills and confidence to go on and obtain permanent employment afterwards.
The Met’s Chief of Corporate Services, Robin Wilkinson, said:
” We’ve launched the Kickstart Scheme because we value young Londoners and recognise every individual’s potential to achieve great things when given the right opportunities and guidance.
“We want these young people to finish their time with us having gained the practical skills and confidence to pursue their career goals and ultimately shape their lives – and the Capital – for the better.
“It’s an added bonus for the Met that while these young people are with us we will benefit from their creativity and hear their views on policing. I will be delighted if some of them finish with aspirations of joining the Met permanently.”
There is a wide and interesting range of permanent police staff and police officer jobs available in the Met, and even opportunities for those who would like to help keep London safe in a volunteer capacity. More information is available on our website.
At today’s induction at the Met’s headquarters, the Met’s newest workers spoke with police officers and staff from teams across the Met, including the Murder Investigation Teams, Directorate of Professional Standards and Human Resources. They also heard from Commander Treena Fleming and Chief of Corporate Services, Robin Wilkinson.
The new joiners have been placed in six-month roles with Forensic Services, Fleet Services and in a range of administrative roles based at Peckham Police Station, Kilburn Police Station and buildings across the Met.
One of the new starters already has his sights set on a permanent career in policing. Jack Wheeler, 24, from Greenwich, will spend the next six months as an administrator working at police stations across Southwark. He said: “I applied for the role because I’m already a Special Constable in the Met and I wanted to have a completely different role, to gain experience and learn about other areas of policing. I would like long-term employment with the Met and potentially to go into different departments.”
In six months’ time, the achievements of the up-skilled young people will be recognised at a celebration event, before they embark on the next chapter of their career.
+ The government Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month jobs aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.
Funding available for each job covers 100 per cent of the relevant National Minimum Wage/ National Living Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.