(PLYMOUTH, U.K.) NCA/AFP REPORT: The men – one Briton from Stockton on Tees, County Durham & five Nicaraguans – were arrested on Thursday evening 80 miles off the coast in an operation led together with Border Force #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.12: More than two tonnes of cocaine worth around £160m has been seized and six men arrested in a dramatic operation at sea.

#AceDailyNews reports that more than two tonnes of cocaine seized and six arrested after swoop on luxury yacht the men – one Briton from Stockton on Tees, County Durham, & five Nicaraguans – were arrested on Thursday evening 80 miles off the coast of Plymouth in an operation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and supported by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Border Force under Operation Ironside

Drug packages stacked in bricks

The suspects were aboard the Kahu – a luxury Jamaican-flagged yacht sailing from the Caribbean. It was escorted back to the UK mainland where a team carried out a deep rummage search and discovered the enormous haul of Class A.

The men, whose ages range from 24 to 49, were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and are in custody awaiting interview.

The arrests demonstrate the strength of the NCA’s international partnerships – working with the AFP who as part of the operation used evidence from their Operation Ironside – the country’s investigation into the AnOm encrypted comms platform.

Matt Horne, NCA deputy director, said: “This is a massive haul of cocaine with an estimated street value of around £160m: There’s no doubt these drugs would have been sold on into communities across the UK in such ways as County Lines fuelling more crime and misery: Organised crime groups are motivated by money. The deprivation of these drugs will smash a hole in the OCG’s plans and ability to operate: Also, the arrests of the men transporting the drugs means the crime group has lost trusted offenders who would have been key to their operation: We continue to work with partners at home such as Border Force and those abroad such as the AFP to protect the public from the Class A drugs threat.”

AFP Assistant Commissioner Lesa Gale, said: “Intelligence from Operation Ironside had enabled the AFP to assist international enforcement partners in disrupting an alleged sophisticated criminal network: Operation Ironside has opened the door to unprecedented collaboration across law enforcement agencies around the globe: This result highlights the importance of the AFP’s partnership with the NCA to combat offshore transnational organised crime that impacts both of our countries: The AFP and NCA have a strong, historic relationship and both agencies recognise the significant threat to national security posed by transnational organised crime.”

#AceNewsDesk report …Published: Sept.12: 2021:

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(LONDON) Plymouth Shootings Report: Police forces in England and Wales are being asked to review their current firearm application processes, in the wake of the Plymouth mass shooting #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.17: Questions remain over why Jake Davison, who killed five people and himself on Thursday, had a shotgun licence.

#AceDailyNews says that flowing the recent Plymouth shootings : Police asked to review gun licence process of allowing granting or renewal of a licence without first checking social media profiles under present legislation and the rules in the UK

By Victoria Lindrea
BBC News

People leave flowers in the Keyham area of Plymouth after five people died in a shooting on 12 August 2021
Five people were killed in the shooting in Plymouth on Thursday evening

On Sunday, prayers were held in the city in tribute to the victims: The family of Mr Washington paid tribute to the “devoted family man, loving husband, father, grandfather and best friend”.They said in a statement that he was a “friendly, outgoing person” who would “help anyone at the drop of a hat”.And a minute’s silence is due to be held later outside The Guildhall on Armada Way.Councillor Terri Beer, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, said the outpouring of love and kindness shown for Keyham over the past 48 hours had been “overwhelming”.”We all need to come together and support Keyham to recover from this tragedy,” she added. “This will be a moment for us to unite, reflect and remember those we have lost.”

The Home Office is preparing new guidance to ensure higher standards of decision making around applications: There will be advice on carrying out social media checks on people wanting to own a firearm or shotgun.

Meanwhile, a minute’s silence is to be held in Plymouth at 11:00 BST in memory of the victims, with people around the country urged to take part.

In the 12-minute attack on Thursday evening in the Keyham area of Plymouth, Davison, 22, shot his 51-year-old mother Maxine Davison, also known as Maxine Chapman, before killing Sophie Martyn, aged three, and her father Lee Martyn, aged 43.

He then killed Stephen Washington, 59, in a nearby park before shooting 66-year-old Kate Shepherd, who died at Derriford Hospital. He also shot and wounded a 33-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman before turning the gun on himself.

Prior to the attack, he wrote about mass shootings and made threats in social media posts.

Following the shooting spree, it was discovered Davison had his gun and permit revoked in December after he was accused of assault in September 2020.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct is looking at why Devon and Cornwall Police returned them to him in July: Ahead of the publication of new statutory guidance, all police forces in England and Wales are being asked “as a matter of urgency… to review their practices and whether any existing licences need to be looked at again,” said a Home Office source: This will help reassure people that all necessary checks have been made to keep them safe.”

The Home Office says it will publish guidance to help ensure “greater consistency and higher standards of decision making” for police firearms licensing applications: But that promise comes almost exactly two years after a consultation on how to do this closed – and no final settled policy document has yet emerged.

Back in 2015 Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary flagged problems within some forces in how they granted applications – although Devon and Cornwall was not one of the forces getting it wrong.

That report prompted the government in 2017 to give the home secretary a new power to set national guidance on firearms licensing. In 2019, the Home Office ran a public consultation on the detail of how ministers should word the guidance to all forces. It proposed, among many changes, that all forces should consider checking applicants’ social media.

The last MPs appear to have heard of its progress was in January, when they were told that ministers and officials were still considering the 11,000 responses they’d received.Gun laws in the UK are sometimes described as some of the strictest in the world and a certificate issued by the police is needed to possess, buy or acquire a firearm or shotgun, and ammunition.

Former Met Police commissioner Lord Stevens told the Sunday Telegraph Davison was “clearly a dangerous man”, adding: “The videos he made should have been taken into account when he applied for a shotgun licence.”There needs to be a trawling of online content for an in-depth assessment of who these people are and what they think.”

A Home Office source said: “Incidents such as Thursday’s horrific events in Plymouth are thankfully rare, but their impact is profound, not only on those directly affected but on the public as a whole.”We constantly assess what sensible and proportionate steps we can take to help prevent such terrible loss of life happening again.”Who can own a gun in England, Scotland and Wales?Police forces issue shotgun and firearm certificatesAnyone

Anyone who wants to own a gun has to show they have a “good reason” for doing so, for example for use in their job or sportIndependent referees provide confidential character statements about the applicant’s mental state, home life and attitude towards gunsPolice check for a criminal record and speak to the applicant’s GP for evidence of alcoholism, drug abuse or signs of personality disorder.

Applicants must show they have a secure location for the weapon, typically a dedicated gun cabinet. Each certificate is valid for five yearsPolice can revoke certificates if they conclude that the holder can no longer be trusted.

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(PLYMOUTH, U.K) LATEST: Devon & Cornwall Police Report: Can now confirm the identities of those people who have died following a shooting incident in Keyham, on Thursday, August 12, 2021.

#AceNewsReport – Aug.14: All the deceased lived locally in the Keyham area: The offender has been named as Jake Davison, aged 22….

#AceDailyNews: Further Update: Over shootings, in Keyham, Plymouth on Thursday night that killed five people including the killer acording to Devon & Cornawall police …

PHOTO FACEBOOK: The 22-year-old offender who took his own life at the scene is believed to be 22-year-old Jake Davison who lives locally.

13/Aug/2021 01:03

The victims have been identified as Maxine Davison, also known as Maxine Chapman, aged 51, who was the mother of the offender.

Further victims were Sophie Martyn, aged three, and her father Lee Martyn, aged 43.

Stephen Washington, aged 59, was also deceased. The final deceased person was Kate Shepherd, aged 66, who was injured at the scene and died later at Derriford Hospital.

As previously said by Devon & Cornwall Police, the firearm believed to have been used during the incident was legally held by the offender. The circumstances surrounding that have now been subject to a mandatory referral to the IOPC by Devon & Cornwall Police.

Police continue to investigate 13 scenes within the cordon in Keyham which is expected to remain in place throughout much of the weekend.

Anyone feeling vulnerable or wanting support can contact the Victim Support’s National Helpline on 0808 1689 111.

Anyone with specific information regarding this incident can contact 01752 487880.

Release date: 13/Aug/2021 05:22
Author ID: 1724

Six people left dead including suspect

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of a shooting in Keyham, Plymouth on Thursday evening which has left six people dead.

Police were called shortly 6.11pm on Thursday after shots were reported as being fired in the Biddick Drive area of the city.

Firearms officers attended and one woman, two men and a young girl, as well as the offender were all found deceased in the area.

The offender was reported deceased at 6.23pm.

An injured woman also died later at Derriford Hospital.

Those deceased were a 51-year-old woman who was known to the offender, a three year-old girl and a related 43-year-old man, a 59-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman who died later in hospital.

Two other people, a 53-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man who were known to each other, were injured at the scene and continue to be treated in hospital. Neither are seriously injured.

Devon & Cornwall Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said: “This is a truly shocking and tragic incident which has seen five people and an offender lose their life: The impact on the local community of Keyham, the city of Plymouth and many communities across the country in which relatives of the deceased live will be felt for many months and years: I have already been involved in extensive discussions with Plymouth City Council and local community leaders earlier today and we are committed to playing our part in helping the community deal with the impact a event like this brings.”

Jake Davison was a licensed firearm holder, the circumstances of which will now be subject to full, independent investigation and scrutiny.

Chief Constable Sawyer added: “I am immensely proud of how my officers dealt with the initial call and response to what was described as an extremely distressing scene: Both non-armed and armed officers attended within six minutes to what was a very fast moving event: We will now take whatever time is necessary to examine some 13 scenes within the immediate area. This may cause some disruption to the local community, for which we apologise, but there must be a forensic analysis to piece together any evidence possible”

Chief Constable Sawyer said: “This was a deeply traumatic event and I know local people will be worried and concerned:

“Anybody wanting support can contact the Victim Support’s National Helpline on 0808 1689 111.

“We will continue to talk and listen to our communities and support them in any way we can over the coming days and weeks.”

Devon & Cornwall Police have established a dedicated phone line for anyone with information concerning Thursday’s incident to contact.

Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact 01752 487880.

Release date:
Author ID: 1724

#AceNewsDesk report …Published: Aug.15: 2021:

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(DEVON & CORNWALL) LATEST: Police Report: A man suspected of killing five people in Plymouth before turning the gun on himself after officers were called last night #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.13: Police were called to a serious firearms incident in Biddick Drive, in the Keyham area of Plymouth at around 6.10pm today [Thursday 12 August].

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#AceDailyNews reports UPDATE: Six fatalities reported including suspect following attendance at the scene, two females and two males were deceased at the scene. A further male, believed to be the offender, was also deceased at the scene. All are believed to have died from gunshot wounds …

Officers and ambulance staff attended the scene.

Another female treated at the scene for gunshot wounds, died a short time later in hospital.

All of the next of kin of the deceased have been located and informed by Devon & Cornwall Police officers.

Devon & Cornwall Police would stress this is not a terrorism related incident.

The area has been cordoned off and police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Investigations are continuing into the incident and disruption to the road network in the Keyham will remain throughout the night.

Police continue to ask any members of the public with mobile phone footage of the immediate aftermath of the incident not to post this on social media platforms and to respect those families who have lost loved ones this evening.

Release date:
Author ID: 1724

BBC News named a man suspected of killing five people in Plymouth before turning the gun on himself has been named locally as Jake Davison.

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Aug.13: 2021:

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(PLYMOUTH, U.K.) JUST IN: A major incident has been declared with a number of air ambulances and police vehicles called amid reports of a suspected shooting #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.13: Eyewitnesses have claimed that they heard “loud bangs” and gun shots” with at least one person believed to be dead: The incident is “not terror related and the suspect involved is not on the run,” local MP Johnny Mercer has said.

#AceDailyNews says that Plymouth shooting: ‘Serious’ incident with one feared dead as air ambulances and police vehicles in the area …developing story ….

Armed police and three air ambulances are at the scene of a major incident in Plymout

Max StephensArmed police and three air ambulances are at the scene of a major incident in Plymouth

The Home Secretary Priti Patel has described the incident as “shocking”.

The incident in Plymouth is shocking and my thoughts are with those affected. 

I have spoken to the Chief Constable and offered my full support. 

I urge everyone to remain calm, follow police advice and allow our emergency services to get on with their jobs.— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) August 12, 2021

According to reports, armed police were at a block of flats in Stonehouse in the south-west area of Plymouth. 

Police have closed off a number of roads as a precaution Credit:  James Dadziti

Four ambulances have also landed in the  North Prospect area of Plymouth this evening.

The South Western Ambulance Service said it was called at just after 6pm on Thursday to an “ongoing incident” in Keyham.

It tweeted: “We responded to the incident with a significant number of resources, including Hazardous Area Response Teams (HART), multiple ambulances, air ambulances, multiple doctors and senior paramedics.

“We will provide an update here in due course.”

Armed police and three air ambulances are at the scene of a major incident in Plymouth Credit: Plymouth Live

Johnny Mercer, Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View said: “I am aware of a serious and tragic incident unfolding in Plymouth: Please obey all instructions from the Police and do not post rumour or speculation on social media. I will post news when I have it.”………The incident is not terror related, and neither is the suspect on the run in Plymouth.”

Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth has been evacuated as a precaution. 

Meanwhile local Labour MP Luke Pollard said he is “awaiting the confirmation of the number of victims.” 

“This looks like a very grim day for our city and our community,” he added.  Devon and Cornwall Police have been contacted for more information.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Aug.12: 2021:

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SACRAMENTO: ' Wildfire Forces Evacuation of 1,200 Residents '

#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (California) – July 27 – A wildfire has forced the evacuation of about 1,200 residents in a rural area east of the California state capital of Sacramento, according to fire officials.

​The fire, which is centred about 8 km north of the town of Plymouth and 50 kilometres east of Sacramento, destroyed five residences and two outbuildings, causing one injury, said Lynne Tolmachoff, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, as cited by Reuters.

Since the blaze began on Friday, 515 have been evacuated in Amador and El Dorado counties, fire officials said.

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