(ENGLAND) Home Care Report: Many councils are not paying companies a high enough hourly rate to cover basic costs like travel time between clients, it says #AceHealthDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.26: Low wages and feeling undervalued are key factors leading care staff to quit, says the report: Councils say they do not have enough money to pay companies more.

#AceDailyNews says according to a report Homecare costs outstrip funding from councils, they say and it means, despite losing staff faster than they can be replaced, companies are unable to raise wages, says the Homecare Association.

By Alison Holt and Judith Burns
BBC News

Care worker with elderly woman

The Homecare Association, which represents some 2,340 care providers, calculates the true minimum cost of providing an hour of homecare in the UK is £21.43.

This covers the minimum wage, travel time, pensions, holidays, training, PPE, office staff and 60p for profit or reinvestment in services. 

Private clients who hire care direct from providers pay an average £24.94 for an hour of homecare, according to separate analysis by software company The Access Group.

But private clients are a minority, with the bulk of homecare (about 70%) funded by the state, says the Homecare Association. 

Inequality

Freedom of Information data collected for the Association shows the average paid by councils in Great Britain and health boards in Northern Ireland is £18.45.

The report found that areas with some of the highest levels of deprivation also had the lowest average fee rates for homecare.

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The Homecare Association says with some local authorities still buying homecare by the minute, and little or no funding for better pay, it makes it very difficult to compete with other sectors for staff. 

Richard Walker, chief executive of Optimo Care Group in South Yorkshire, has tried to improve pay and conditions for staff, but says his efforts are limited by local authority funding levels. 

“We’re simply not competing… so I think people go elsewhere…

“It feels like we’re in a harder position now than we’ve ever been before.” 

Richard estimates that, overall, Optimo’s costs outstrip council funding by about 25%, although this varies according to local authority.

“We’re miles away at the moment in terms of the rates that have been paid.” 

The staff shortage means the company is having to turn away referrals – and he finds not being able to give people the help they require when they need it “really tough… quite demotivating”.Pay is not “level with the job you do out there”, says Denise Wickson

Among his staff is Denise Wickson, a home carer for 16 years. 

For Denise, the work brings “great reward, great satisfaction”.

“I love the job,” she says. 

But sometimes she can be up at 05:00 and not finish until 23:00. 

“You never get to switch off, you’re always worried, ‘Is it covered?’. You get called and they say you’re needed to go out. I never say no.” 

Denise says the money is not “level with the job you do out there”, and some people “just go elsewhere where it’s more money and it’s not unsociable hours”. 

‘Crisis point’

The Homecare Association says lack of support in the community can lead to:

  • hospitals unable to discharge patients who are medically ready
  • emergency admissions of people whose conditions deteriorate through lack of appropriate care

“It makes little sense to neglect people at home in the community, wait until they reach crisis point, then admit them to the most expensive setting of care in an acute hospital,” says the report. 

The Association wants central government to “invest properly” in homecare, raising pay to £11.20 per hour, at a cost of £1.6bn a year across the UK, plus:

  • a ban on purchasing homecare by the minute
  • a professional register for care workers
  • social care workers added to the Shortage Occupation List to make it easier to hire from overseas

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) said: “Councils may want to pay more for care, but their hands are tied, because they simply do not have the money to do so.”

An ADASS spokesperson urged ministers to use Wednesday’s Spending Review to invest in care and support at home to “lift the pressure on family carers, ensure the viability of high quality home care providers, and properly reward the committed, courageous and compassionate people working in social care”.

The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England, said: “Councils work closely with care providers, and understand their concerns about paying a fair price for the cost of care. 

“Such is the scale of funding pressures, this is proving harder to achieve and we urgently need new national funding to meet immediate pressures in the social care system.” 

The government says a new £162.5m fund will help “bolster” the homecare workforce, while the social care levy, announced last month, includes £5.4bn earmarked for social care over the next three years, with £500m to be spent on the workforce.

But the LGA questions whether the levy will raise enough money to fund crucial reforms, and wants to see a greater share of it go to front-line social care.

#AceHealthDesk report …………….Published: Oct.26: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) WM Police Report: Officers able to name 15yr-old accomplice in drive-by-shooting in Coventry after reporting restrictions lifted #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.25: Carren Monga opened fire at Abdul Xasan from the back seats of a stolen VW Golf in March 2020 and when sentenced in January was told he’d spend a minimum of 27 years behind bars…..

#AceDailyNews WM Police UPDATE Report: Drive-by shooting killer identified for first time as name ban lifted: We can now name a man jailed for life almost a year ago for shooting dead a teenager in a Coventry street after a judge lifted reporting restrictions.

22nd October 2021

Carren Monga
Pictured: Carren Monga

Officers are able to name 15-year-old accomplice Riaz Ahmed, who was driving the Golf, but as Monga had outstanding court matters against him the judge imposed an identify ban on the gunman: However, the 19-year-old was sentenced last Friday (15 Oct) on two counts of conspiracy to burgle and the judge has now accepted our appeal to lift the order.

CASE NOTES: Getaway driver Ahmed sped away from the murder scene in the Golf Type R – stolen in Rugby the previous day – and arranged for others to set it on fire in an attempt to destroy forensic evidence: But the pair weren’t on the run for long: We quickly identified them as potential suspects and both were arrested in the early hours of the next morning after we raided their home addresses in Coventry: Both were electronically tagged at the time due to their suspected involvement in other offences – and we seized tagging information that showed they were in the street at the time of the murder: Shotgun cartridges found in the burned out car were also matched by ballistics experts to spent cartridges recovered from the murder scene: Despite strong evidence against them the pair denied murder – but following a four week trial at Birmingham Crown Court they were found guilty of conspiracy to murder: Monga received jail terms of 24 and 36 months for the Coventry burglary conspiracy – he struck at addresses in Beake Avenue, Greens Road and Boswell Drive in Coventry – which will run concurrently to his life sentence: Both he and Monga were linked to the C2 gang in Coventry while the victim – who’d been arrested just days before the murder for possessing an imitation gun – was connected to a rival group known as RB7: A post mortem revealed he suffered two gunshot wounds to his back which caused catastrophic internal injuries. He died in the street: Ahmed – now aged 16 – is serving a minimum of 18 years in youth detention followed by prison.

Abdul Xasan
Pictured: Abdul Xasan

Monga shot Mr Xasan – himself just 19-years-old – as he walked in Harnall Lane, Hillfields just after 2.30pm on 13 March 2020.

Detective Superintendent Scott Griffiths led the investigation: He said: “I’m grateful to the judge for allowing us to now identify Carren Monga as the murderer. It’s important we show justice being served to Mr Xasan’s family, friends and the wider public: These sentences must act as a stark warning about the dangers of gang affiliation: you run the risk of serious injury or death, or the possibility of spending much of your life locked up. There has to be a better option for young people: We can help people who want to turn their backs on gang culture. Along with our partners including charities and support groups, we can help young people make better choices: But for those who insist on affiliating themselves to violent gangs there is a very strong possibility they are going to be seriously injured, killed or spend much of their life locked up in jail.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Oct.25: 2021:

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(HAMPSHIRE, U.K.) Hampshire Police Report: Officers were called at 11.55pm on Fri.22: Oct: to reports of a ‘fatal stabbing outside on High Street, Lymington, following a verbal dispute #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.25: On arrival, officers found three people, two men and a woman, with stab wounds: Another 23-year-old man sustained serious injuries, and is currently being treated at Southampton General Hospital: A 23-year-old woman received superficial wounds to her chest and is currently being treated at Southampton General Hospital. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

#AceDailyNews reports that a man has died following a ‘fatal stabbing’ in Lymington sadly, a 23-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers a Boy, 14, one of four arrested for murder after the stabbing outside Royal British Legion

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As part of our enquiries we have arrested four people on suspicion of murder. They are:

  • A 29-year-old man from Lymington
  • A 20-year-old man from Lymington
  • An 18-year-old man from Lymington
  • A 14-year-old boy from Lymington

They remain in custody at this time.

DCI Dave Storey, leading the investigation, said: “This is a serious incident, and our thoughts remain with the family of the young man who was killed: We believe this incident occurred following a verbal dispute at The Royal British Legion, and we have arrested four people as part of our enquiries: Please be reassured that officers remain on scene and there will be increased patrols in the area. If you have any concerns, or any information about this incident, please do not hesitate to approach officers.”

Anyone who has information that may assist with our enquiries is asked to phone 101, quoting 44210425369.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: Oct.25: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) WM Police Report: Ten warrants we executed on Thursday morning around 150 officers teamed up to addresses across east of the city who they suspect are linked to supplying crack cocaine and heroin, plus several violent incidents #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: The men – aged between 22 and 37 – plus a 16-year-old boy were questioned yesterday and later charged with conspiring to supply Class A drugs…..

#AceDailyNews reports on County Lines Operation: 140-plus arrests, drug seizures and protecting children after WM Police Officers served warrants and have charged nine men and a boy with plotting to supply large amounts of drugs following one of our biggest operations in recent history

One of 10 warrants we executed yesterday

Here’s who we’ve charged:

•    Zulfikhar Khan, aged 28, from Primley Avenue, Hodge Hill
•    Mohammed Hamza Butt, 22, from Cobham Road, Bordesley Green
•    Mohammed Ishaq Khan, 37, from Knowle Road, Sparkhill
•    Sohail Hussain, 28, from Priorygate Way, Bordesley Green
•    Mohammed Imran Khan, 24, from Imperial Road, Bordesley Green
•    Mohammed Riaz, 36, from Carlton Road, Bordesley Green
•    Kaleem Khan, 34, from Arden Road, Saltley
•    Nowshad Mohammed, 36, from Bordesley Green            
•    Anwar Awais, 25, from Allens Croft Road, Brandwood
•    …and a 16-year-old boy from the Bordesley Green area.

They are all set to appear in Birmingham Magistrates Court today (21 Oct). As part of our investigation we’ve seized heroin and cocaine with a street value of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

There was no hiding place for drug dealers who plague our communities as we worked with neighbouring forces to target County Lines supply chains in a week-long offensive.

All last week (11-17 Oct) we hit the homes of people suspected of running cannabis, crack cocaine and heroin supply networks from the West Midlands.

We arrested 143 people, seized 630 wraps of Class A drugs and 3,400 cannabis plants, plus recovered weapons including firearms and more than 30 knives and machetes.https://www.youtube.com/embed/VerwKmO4ULE?autoplay=1&start=0&rel=0

Our officers – who worked alongside police in Warwickshire, West Mercia and Staffordshire in cross-border operations – also recovered nearly £30,000 in cash and dozens of suspected ‘burner’ phones suspected of being used as drugs hotlines.

They will be examined by investigators as we look to bring down County Lines gangs who exploit children and vulnerable people to move drugs from the West Midlands into shire counties and smaller towns.

Superintendent Wendy Bailey, our lead for County Lines, said: “These gangs are ruthless: they use people as commodities, coercing or threatening them to deal drugs on their behalf. It’s not rare for these people, including children, to be attacked by rival drugs gangs. 

“Last week was really successful: we executed 43 warrants during as we went after offenders and ran operations at transport hubs, and on the road and rail network, looking for people moving drugs.

“But importantly we also carried out work aimed at protecting children from exploitation and to raise awareness of tactics used by drugs gangs.

“Officers visited care homes and schools, spoke to staff at hotels and taxi firms so they know the signs to be aware of, and ex-offenders now working as mentors with the charity St Giles came in to share their experiences with our officers.

“This was a week of joint activity with other forces and charities but rest assured we are targeting County Lines gangs every day of the week.”

Our website has more information and advice on County Lines, including advice if you fear a child is being exploited to run drugs and the signs to look out for: https://west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/county-lines   

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.24: 2021:

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(U.K.) JUST IN: Young women are going to clubs wearing denim jackets and other thick clothing to protect themselves from attackers armed with syringes, it has been claimed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.21: Students across the country are boycotting nightclubs over a rise in women apparently being spiked in the leg with needles.

#AceDailyNews says according to a MetroUK report yesterday a man was arrested after a string of incidents reported in Nottingham, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dundee and Glasgow.

Drink spiking clubs
A woman shared a worrying message she recived from her daughter about sexual harassment and spiking in clubs (Picture: @lucymirandaward)

Following the news, writer Lucy Ward texted her daughter, a first year university student, to see if she had heard of the ‘horrific new variant’ of drink spiking.

In a reply Lucy shared on Twitter, her daughter said she knew by name ‘about half a dozen girls who have been spiked, and others who suspect they have’. 

She said that she had been ‘endlessly groped and shouted at in the street’ and that entering a club ‘basically guarantees a hand up your skirt, with some guys even yanking your hair’. 

She said many of her friends had also experienced sexual harassment, including one who yesterday had an official meeting to report a third year student who was following her. 

In another shocking example, she said one man bought her friend a drink but refused to give it to her unless she gave him a kiss. 

The epidemic of drinks spiking targeting young women – students and not – in nightclubs has a horrific new variant: injecting women in the back or leg with the same drugs. I asked my daughter – first year at a UK uni – if she had heard of it and she sent me this: pic.twitter.com/bWJmYRXfXi— Lucy Ward (@lucymirandaward) October 19, 2021

‘When she said no he poured it all over her,’ she told her mum. 

Lucy’s daughter added: ‘I have left clubs early, in tears, having been grabbed or having had horrible threats or comments shouted into my ears. 

‘Literally later today my flat mate is having an official meeting to report how she was followed by one third year guy and Facebook groups and forums all include loads of reports of similar. 

‘Girls desperately warning each other to avoid this man, that man. All with little more description to go on than the jacket he wore, the colour of his hair, the horrible words he used.’

On drink spiking, she claimed injections ‘is the most recent thing they’re doing now and people are more scared than ever’.

She added: ‘The scariest thing to me is how unsurprised we all are. 

‘We go out in groups, we refuse drinks, we keep our phones on and in our hands. Girls are wearing denim jackets, because the material is harder to pierce. 

‘We simply accept the latest horror and come up with ways to protect ourselves, and of course remain weak and vulnerable anyway.’ 

Lucy did not reveal what university her daughter is at. 

It comes as students up and down the country plan boycotts of popular nightclubs to put pressure on the venues to combat drink spiking.

The ‘@girlsnightin’ protests are happening in Leeds, Swansea, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Bristol, Nottingham and Durham, to name a few. 

Meanwhile, a petition to make it a legal requirement for nightclubs to ‘thoroughly search guests on entry’ has now gained over 110,000 signatures.

A university student has claimed she was spiked by a needle while out at Nottingham's Pryzm nightclub. Zara Owen, 19, who is studying French and Spanish at the University of Nottingham, was out with friends on Monday, October 11. She said she entered the nightclub on Lower Parliament Street and made her way to the bar - but that is the last thing she can remember before waking up in her bed the next day. It comes as another nightclub, Stealth, said it had also received reports of two women feeling unwell, who suspected they may have been spiked when Nottinghamshire Live contacted them for a comment about Zara's experience. Stealth said it is working with police who are investigating the incident.
Zara Owen, 19, believes she was spiked with a needle (Picture: Nottingham Post / BPM Media)

Nottinghamshire Police confirmed yesterday that they are investigating reports of drink spiking and that ‘linked to this a small number of victims have said that they may have felt a scratching sensation as if someone may have spiked them physically’.

Other women have posted unconfirmed reports on social media that they were spiked by needles during nights out in cities, including Dundee, Edinburgh and Stirling.

Police Scotland said its inquiries were at an early stage, but that it was also investigating reports of women being spiked by injection.

Zara Owen, 19, a languages student at Nottingham University, came forward to say she was spiked while out at the Pryzm nightclub on October 11. She told the BBC she blacked out after entering the venue and woke up the next day with a limp and a pinprick on her leg.

Meanwhile Ellie Simpson said her sister, who does not want to be named, also believes she was injected with a mystery liquid during a night out in Nottingham.

She said the 19-year-old – a student from Derby – felt a ‘pinch on the back of her arm’ as she left Stealth nightclub on October 12. 

Nottinghamshire police said a 20-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and class B and cause [to] administer poison or noxious thing with intent to injure, aggrieve and annoy’ following an incident in Lower Parliament Street on 16 October.

The man has now been released on bail.

Get in touch: Have you been affected by the issues raised in this piece? Email faye.brown@metro.co.uk

#AceNewsDesk report ……………Published: Oct.20: 2021:

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(WARWICKSHIRE.U.K.) Warwick Court Report: A man has been jailed for 23 years after committing multiple non-recent sexual offences #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: The incidents took place in locations including: Wood End, Atherstone, Hurley and Birmingham when the girls were aged between five and 12 years old….

#AceDailyNews reports that a man jailed for more than two decades after being found guilty of multiple non-recent sexual offences: Philip Wood, formerly of Glenville Avenue, Atherstone, sexually assaulted three girls on numerous occasions over a ten year period between 1990 and 2000…..

CASE NOTES: In 2018 one of the victims came forward, which led to the 75-year-old being arrested by Warwickshire Police and after a complex three year investigation, he was subsequently charged with 34 offences in connection with the three victims.

Following an 11 day trial back in August, Wood was found guilty by a jury of:

• 28 counts of indecent assault of a girl under 14 years 
• five counts of gross indecency with a child/girl under 14 years

The jury found him not guilty of one count of indecent assaulting a girl under the age of 14 in relation to an incident that took place in Birmingham in the early 1990s.

And at Warwick Crown Court on Friday (15 October), he was jailed for a total of 23 years (20 years imprisonment with a three year extended sentence). 
He was also given a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).

Speaking after the trial, Investigating Officer Detective Constable Kevin Usher said: “No sentence will ever be able to take away the pain and suffering Wood has caused, but I hope this will provide some sense of comfort and bring closure to his victims.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this case, which has been a particularly lengthy and complex one, for their hard work and commitment, but above all, I would like to pay tribute to the victims for coming forward.

“They have demonstrated immense bravery in disclosing what happened to them and thankfully Wood is now behind bars paying the price for his reprehensible crimes committed against young girls.

“I hope this case reassures anyone who may have been a victim of sexual abuse, either non-recent or current, that Warwickshire Police is committed to providing help and support to victims and bringing offenders to justice.

“We will always thoroughly investigate no matter when the abuse took place – there is help and support out there so please don’t suffer in silence.”

Anyone who has been the victim of a sexual offence is encouraged to report the incident to police by calling 101, where specially trained officers will help victims with care and sensitivity, and will work to get the right result for them with their wishes in mind. Always call 999 in an emergency.

There are a number of services available to people affected by sexual offences in Warwickshire. Click here for more information.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: Oct.19: 2021:

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(LEICESTER) Crown Court Report: A man who stabbed his wife to death, wrapped her body up in plastic and dumped her on a pavement has been jailed for life #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.19: Leicester Crown Court heard Kashish Aggarwal stabbed Geetika Goyal 19 times before driving her to a nearby street to be found: Aggarwal was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years and six months in prison.

#AceDailyNews says according to a BBC News report: Husband who stabbed wife to death has been jailed for life with a minimum of 20yrs after he initially told her family she had gone missing, the court was told, but later admitted murder.

Geetika Goyal
Family handout
‘Geetika Goyal was described by her family as innocent, kind and gentle’

‘Immense pain’

Judge Timothy Spencer, sentencing, described the stabbing as a “wicked killing”.

He told the court Aggarwal, 28, killed his wife on the evening of 3 March in their home in Wintersdale Road by stabbing her multiple times in her neck and upper chest. 

He said: “She must have been in immense pain.

“I strongly suspect you watched as her life evaporated.”

He said after murdering her, Aggarwal wrapped her body up in plastic sheeting, put her in the boot of her car and drove to the nearby cul-de-sac of Uppingham Close.

There, he cut her from the coverings and left her on the pavement at about 20:15 BST, the court heard.

“Immediately after you returned home, you contacted her family to tell them she was not home and to ask them whether they knew where she was,” the judge added.

“That was a cruel deception.”

Leicestershire PoliceAggarwal originally denied murder

The family came round to help search for her and contacted the police to report her missing.

The 29-year-old was found dead on the street by passers-by at about 02:00 BST the next morning.

The judge said Aggarwal had attempted to cover his tracks by cleaning the crime scene, but the defendant was arrested seven hours after the body was found.

Aggarwal had also bought a ticket to fly to India on 5 March, the court was told.

Prosecutors said they could not provide a motive for the killing.

The court heard the pair had an arranged marriage in India in 2016, but had no children.

In a statement, Ms Goyal’s brother told the court she was “innocent, kind and gentle”.

He added: “I still can’t believe after cold-bloodedly murdering my sister, he called me as if nothing had happened.

“I wish I could have done more to help her when she needed me the most.”

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Oct.19: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM,U.K.) JUST IN: WM Police Report: Officers are appealing for anyone with information after a 16yr-old-boy was shot on Saturday who may have seen what happened to get in touch with us as soon as possible, as they may have vital information #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Officers are investigating after a boy aged 16 was shot in Coventry on Saturday: The youngster is in hospital following the incident on Bishop Street just after 1am: His condition is not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

#AceDailyNews reports that WM Police Officers have launched an appeal after boy of 16, was shot in Bishop Street, Coventry in the early hours of Saturday morning A forensic examination of the scene has taken place….

We are appealing for anyone with information or who saw what happened to get in touch with us as soon as possible, as they may have vital information: We’d also ask people in the area to check their CCTV or dashcams for footage from the area at around the time.

Insp Becky Farr, of Coventry police, said: “We’ve launched a full investigation into what happened and won’t tolerate this kind of violence on our streets: Detectives are working tirelessly to establish exactly what happened and who is responsible: We’ve got extra officers patrolling the city centre throughout the weekend to offer reassurance.”

Reach us via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111: Alternatively, contact us on 101.

#AceNewsDesk report……………Published: Oct.18: 2021:

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(WALES, U.K.) Data Privacy Report: Hundreds of footballers have threatened legal action against the data collection industry, which could change how information is handled #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: Led by former Cardiff City, Leyton Orient and Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade, 850 players want compensation for the trading of their performance data over the past six years.

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC Sports News footballers are demanding compensation over their ‘private data misuse’ and threaten legal action…..Letters before action” have been sent to 17 big firms, alleging data misuse: They also want an annual fee from the companies for any future use.

By Nick Hartley
BBC Wales NewsFootballers ‘have right to see where data goes’

Data ranges from average goals-per-game for an outfield player to height – however, Mr Slade has previously expressed concern this is sometimes wrong.

If the group pursues legal action and is successful, it could lead to a radical change of a multi-billion pound industry behind professional sport that trades on players’ information. 

Slade’s legal team said the fact players receive no payment for the unlicensed use of their data contravenes General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that were strengthened in 2018.

Under Article 4 of the GDPR, “personal data” refers to a range or identifiable information, such as physical attributes, location data or physiological information.

BBC News understands that an initial 17 major betting, entertainment and data collection firms have been targeted, but Slade’s Global Sports Data and Technology Group has highlighted more than 150 targets it believes have misused data.

Consent issues

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade is leading the group: While receiving a fee for the use of their data might not have much impact on the high earners of the Premier League, Slade feels strongly that those lower down the pyramid, in both the men’s and women’s game, would see tangible benefits: It’s incredible where it’s used,” Slade said. “On one player, and I’m not talking about a Premier League player or even a Championship player, there was some 7,000 pieces of information on one individual player at a lower league football club: There are companies that are taking that data and processing that data without the individual consent of that player: A big part of our journey has been looking at that ecosystem and plotting out where that data starts, who’s processing it, where it finishes and that’s a real global thing: It’s making football – and all sports – aware of the implications and what needs to change.”

How widespread is data collection?

The use of data in sport is nothing new. Its collection, distribution and use has become a staple part of the modern sporting environment, be it by clubs to manage player performance, or by third party companies to base things like odds on.

If the move is successful, the implications could have far-reaching effects beyond football.

BBC News understand discussions are already underway within other professional sports to bring potential legal action regarding the trading of data.

Former Wales international Dave Edwards, one the players behind the move, said it was a chance for players to take more control of the way information about them is used.

Having seen how data has become a staple part of the modern game, he believes players rights to how information about them is used should be at the forefront of any future use.

“The more I’ve looked into it and you see how our data is used, the amount of channels its passed through, all the different organisations which use it, I feel as a player we should have a say on who is allowed to use it,” he said.

Getty ImagesThe footballers say they want compensation and an annual fee for the use of their data

“Anyone else in the world would have that say. Just because we’re footballers and we’re in the public domain that gets overlooked.

“If you were in another job, if you were a teacher or a lawyer and this sort of details was being passed around your field of work it wouldn’t sit right with that person.

“I don’t think we, as individuals really differ from that.”

The lawyer behind Global Sports Data and Technology’s action, Chris Farnell, believes it could be start of a sport-wide reshaping of how data is traded.

“This will be significant change if the precedent is set throughout football and how data is used throughout sport in general,” he said.

“It will change significantly how that data is being used and how it’s going to be rewarded.”

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

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(MIDDLESEX,U.K.) JUST IN: At least two people were injured when a train crashed through buffers at a north London station #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.12: About 50 passengers were evacuated from the train. London Ambulance Service (LAS) treated two people, including the driver, for minor injuries….

#AceDailyNews says according to BBC News two people treated at scene for injuries after Emergency services were called to Enfield Town station when the Overground train derailed during rush hour on Tuesday morning.

Enfield crash
London Ambulance Service (LAS) treated two people at the scene for minor injuries

Services are suspended from Edmonton Green to Enfield Town: Transport for London said the train was travelling at “low speed” when it crashed:

British Transport Police (BTP) said: “As is routine, the driver has been breathalysed and blew negative.”……….The driver was treated for shock, Network Rail said.

Images posted on social media showed the train remained upright but came off the tracks and stopped just short of hitting a station building.

London Fire BrigadeAn eye-witness said the “train would have damaged the building” had it not been for the protective barrier

Station commander Jim O’Neill, who was at the scene, said: “The train had hit the buffers at the station, which is at the end of the line, and gone up over the top of them.

“Firefighters carried out a systematic search of the train to ensure there were no further people on board.

“Crews assisted station staff to make the scene safe and a recovery operation will now be carried out.”

Gary Spencer, a worker at the nearby postal sorting office, said dozens of emergency services vehicles were outside the station.

He said: “I have never known a train to fail stopping at the end of the line.

“If the metal steel was not behind the buffer I’m confident the train would have damaged the building.”

@RLikovszkiLondon Overground services are suspended from Edmonton Green to Enfield Town

LAS dispatched “one ambulance crew, an emergency planning officer, a clinical team manager, two incident response officers, medics in cars, and our hazardous area response team,” a spokeswoman said.

“Two people were assessed at the scene for minor injuries, but they were not taken to hospital.”

The rail regulator, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), has sent two safety inspectors to the scene to “help establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident”.

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

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(LONDON) Liberty Steel Report: Securing a £50m cash injection which it says will safeguard 660 jobs at its plant in Rotherham for another month while searching for more secure funding #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.12: The deal is part of a wider restructure of GFG Alliance, Liberty’s owner, which was forced to seek funding when its key lender, Greensill Capital, collapsed…..

#AceDailyNews says that according to BBC Business News that Liberty Steel has received a cash injection to save 660 jobs for another month …..after GFG Alliance said the cash would allow the Rotherham plant to reopen this month after being closed since spring: Community, the steelworkers’ union, said it was “overdue” but was “an important step in the right direction”……..News of the move was welcomed by industry body UK Steel.

But its future was thrown into doubt when Greensill collapsed in early March. GFG has been struggling to raise new financing since then, while the majority of its workers have been on furlough: In April, GFG approached the government for help, but the request was rejected by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng defends rejecting Liberty Steel bailout

Steel worker
BBC Business News

Jeffrey Kabel, GFG’s chief transformation officer, said: “The injection of £50m of shareholder funds into Liberty Steel UK is an important step in our restructuring and transformation: It will help to create sustainable value, ensure that Liberty has the ability to raise and deploy capital quickly in the UK and enable our businesses to demonstrate their potential and agree long-term debt restructuring.”……….At the beginning of the year, Liberty Steel employed 3,000 steelworkers in the UK.

GFG, one of the UK’s largest industrial groups, is owned by businessman Sanjeev Gupta: A further 2,000 people work at other GFG steel sites in the UK: GFG said the cash injection would allow Liberty Steel (LSUK) to restart its electric arc furnace at Rotherham: Production ramp-up will commence in October 2021 with a plan to reach 50,000 tonnes per month as soon as possible,” it added: The restart of operations will enable colleagues to return to work, setting the platform for LSUK’s longer-term refinancing and delivery of its plan to expand Rotherham’s capacity, creating a two million tonnes per annum green steel plant.”

A spokesperson said it was “really good news for not only the company, but those many thousands of workers and their families, the communities where those jobs a located and of course the whole of the UK steel sector”. 

“Our friends at Liberty Steel can now fire up those furnaces, make the steel that this economy needs and most importantly give some certainty to the well-paid and highly-skilled workforce.”

But the spokesperson added: “The last thing the sector needs now is for government to merely sit on its hands and risk an energy crisis becoming a steel industry crisis.”

UK Steel called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to intervene on the industry’s behalf “before it is too late”.

Huge challenges

Roy Rickhuss, general secretary of Community, said the deal “demonstrates that GFG can raise funds for the UK”.

“Huge challenges remain,” Mr Rickhuss said: ” But the workforce is ready to get back to making the best steels money can buy and the £50m injection will enable us to restart steelmaking.”……Meanwhile, plans are proceeding to sell off GFG’s Speciality Steel business, which employs about 750 staff at plants in South Yorkshire: GFG said the cash lifeline would help Speciality Steel to “establish a stable operating environment and create an attractive asset”………Further afield, GFG said it had also agreed a debt restructuring for Liberty’s Australian division with Credit Suisse Asset Management.

Greensill’s heavy exposure to Mr Gupta’s business had prompted Credit Suisse to freeze withdrawals from up to £10bn worth of funds held as security.

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

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(HAMPSHIRE) Online Hate Attack Report: Wildlife expert Chris Packham has vowed that intimidation will not stop him from campaigning after a suspected arson attack at his home #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.12: The broadcaster said two masked men set a vehicle on fire at the gate of his New Forest home at about 00:30 BST on Friday, causing extensive damage: He said the attack was the “cost” of online abuse he receives, but added it would not sway him from his causes…..

#AceDailyNews says that according BBC News Chris Packham’s attack on his New Forest home in a video on Twitter, Packham questioned if the men were members of one of a number of conservation organisations and rural groups “or some of my internet trolls, who fill my timeline with hate?”

Chris Packham's gates after a suspected arson attack
Packham said “two masked men” drove a vehicle to his gates and set it on fire in the early hours of Friday

Hampshire Police said it was investigating the fire: He said he received many defamatory and libellous comments online, but those who posted them were getting away with it because the law, “as it stands, means that I am unable to take any action against this form of harassment”………..He said it was a frustrating situation, which came at a cost……………Perhaps the cost is having my gate burned down, causing thousands of pounds’ worth of damage,” he added.

PA Media: The fire came a day before Packham delivered a 100,000 signature petition to Buckingham Palace: He said he had previously had dead animals left at his home, including foxes and badgers, but actions against him had now escalated “to damaging that property”…….However, he said he would not bow to the pressure to support activities he did not agree with, such as “illegal shooting” and trail hunting………” If you think that by burning down those gates that I’m suddenly going to become a supporter… then you’re wrong,” he said: ” I will just carry on, because I have no choice. I cannot and will not let your intimidation sway me from my cause.”

In 2019, the BBC Springwatch presenter spoke about a “very calculated” death threat he received after campaigning for measures to protect birds from being shot.

The fire at his property came a day before he delivered a 100,000 signature petition to Buckingham Palace, which called on the Royal Family to conserve nature on their estates and reintroduce animals like beavers and wild boar.

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

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(BIRMINGHAM) WM Police Report: One of our armed units moved in to detain the man – sought over a shooting last month, plus importing guns and drugs supply – after he was spotted in a car in Shirley on Sept.08: 2021: #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.11: The black BMW was located at Blythe Valley Business Park at around 12.30pm and the 28-year-old arrested on suspicion of attempted murder over the shooting in Agatha’s Road, Saltley, on 23 September….

#AceDailyNews reports that a shooting suspect who has been on run since 2017 was arrested outside a gym in Shirley after WANTED man who’s been on the run for the last four years has been arrested after we spotted him outside a gym at a Birmingham business park…..

Our armed officers arrested the wanted man

CASE NOTES: In that incident a man suffered shotgun wounds to his arm and neck; thankfully he wasn’t seriously injured: But he was also wanted for failing to attend court back in 2017 having been charged on suspicion of importing firearms, supplying Class A drugs and perverting the course of justice: Another man, the 22-year-old driver, was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Both men remain in police custody today: It’s suspected the 28-year-old, from Birmingham, fled the UK to Pakistan having skipped court in 2017 where he lay low to avoid capture.Our armed officers arrested the wanted man…..

Sergeant Chris Smith from our FCID said: “This is a significant arrest. We acted swiftly on receiving intelligence he was at the location and armed officers spotted the car about to leave the car park: The suspect tried giving us false details in the hope he could escape but an officer with detailed knowledge of the case was on hand to identify him: He’s a man we’ve been after for quite some time, someone linked to serious criminality involving firearms, and it’s great we now have him in custody.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………………….Published: Oct.11: 2021:

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(DERBY, U.K.) Crown Court Report: A man has appeared in court today Friday charged with the murders of three children and a woman in Derbyshire #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Damien Bendall, of Chandos Crescent, appeared at Derby Crown Court on Friday morning: The 31-year-old spoke to confirm his name and was remanded into custody. A trial date was set for 1 March: He is due to appear at the court for a review hearing on 26 November.

#AceDailyNews says a man has appeared in Derby crown court charged with murders of children and woman Terri Harris, 35, was found dead along with her children John Paul, 13, Lacey, 11, and friend Connie Gent, also 11, at a house in Killamarsh on Sunday.

Family’s tribute to children found dead at house Derbyshire Police said they were called to the house at 07:26 BST on Sunday after concerns were raised about the safety of a man according to BBC News

John Paul, Terri and Lacey
BBC News: Damien Bendall is accused of killing Terri Harris, her two children, and a friend who was staying over

CASE NOTES: Derbyshire Police said they were called to the house in Chandos Crescent at 07:26 BST on Sunday after concerns were raised about the safety of those inside: They found the bodies of Ms Harris and the three children: It is believed Connie, from Sheffield, was Lacey’s friend and was visiting for a sleepover: Deaths:

Jason Bennett, father of Lacey and John Paul, has spoken about being “broken” by the deaths of his children: I just want to kiss them and hold them. TikTok Queen and my beautiful boy, they were beautiful,” he said: Her father Charlie Gent told ITV: “Connie was such a special and sweet little girl: She was my little sidekick. She was my rock, my shining star, my angel: I feel like I was her hero, and I let her down.”

The deaths have shocked the community, and seen an outpouring of grief and tributes.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.24: 2021:

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(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) SCAM ALERT: WM Police Report: Man charged in connection with ‘Nottingham Knockers’ type scam #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.23: Officers yesterday we arrested a man on suspicion of using the tactic to talk his way inside a 95-year-old woman’s Allesley home last month……

#AceDailyNews reports that recently WM Police officers urged everyone in the area to be vigilant against so called ‘Nottingham Knockers’ – scammers who go door-to-door pretending to be selling homewares but who are looking for an opportunity to sneak inside and steal…….For more safety advice go to this section of their website.

20th September 2021

The trusting woman opened her door to a man on 27 August at around midday. He was offering things like cloths and tea towels for sale.

He then claimed to be thirsty and when the woman went to get him a glass of water he sneaked inside and swiped her purse. He even drank the water before leaving with her cash and cards.

Yesterday our officers spotted a man in Walgrave Road who we’d been looking for in connection with the offence.

He tried running off but they arrested him in back gardens.

A 42-year-old man has now been charged with burglary and is due in court this afternoon.

We’re also really keen to hear from any residents who may have experienced this type of con in recent weeks.

The scam involves the offender suggesting they’ve been released from prison and are trying to turn their life around as a salesperson offering housewares to residents.

If you believed you’ve been targeted then please get in touch. Call us on 101 or message us via Live Chat through our website.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.23: 2021:

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(WALES) Afghan Evacuation Report: The first Afghan refugees, who were airlifted from Kabul following the #Taliban seizure of the country last month, have arrived #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.10: The Welsh government said 50 families are being resettled across the country: Most of those who have arrived directly supported Welsh-based armed forces in the country over the past 20 years….

#AceDailyNews says that the first refugees have arrived in Wales after #Taliban coup: The Urdd youth organisation is helping to provide accommodation, with 230 Afghans being resettled in Wales in total.

A mother and her two children who have left their home in Kabul
Getty Images: The UK government has pledged to rehome 20,000 Afghans over the next five years

This is after the UK government pledged to rehome 20,000 Afghans over the next five years after the Taliban seized back control of the country.

“Today we welcome the families and individuals that have served our country in Afghanistan,” said Wales’ Social Justice Minister Jane Hutt.

“We have made clear our pledge of Wales being a nation of sanctuary and we’re committed to do all that is possible to ensure Afghan interpreters, refugees and their families are welcomed.”

: Taliban has now taken control of Afghanistan

She added: “All local authorities in Wales are participating in these schemes and have offered their support and assistance to the Afghan citizens who are being resettled in the UK.”

The Urdd youth organisation is providing initial accommodation before other properties are found. 

Its chief executive, Sian Lewis, said: “As an organisation, we are proud to help and continue to share with our members the importance of loyalty to country and culture but also to humanity and a higher good: We have a moral obligation as a national youth organisation to support humanitarian projects and offer a hand of friendship and support to the Afghan community in their time of need.”

Colonel Sion Walker from the 160th (Welsh) Brigade said: “There are direct historical links with Wales-based and Wales-facing units and members of many of those families coming to Wales: They will have worked alongside each other during very difficult times in Afghanistan; our involvement is recognition of the support given and comradeships developed during those times and we are proud to have played a part in making Wales a nation of sanctuary.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Sept.10: 2021:

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(LONDON) U.K. Parliament Social Care Funding Report: A new health and social care tax will be introduced across the UK to pay for reforms to the care sector and NHS funding in England, the PM has said on Tuesday #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHealthReport – Sept.08: Boris Johnson said it would raise £36bn for frontline services in the next three years and be the “biggest catch-up programme in the NHS’ history”

#AceDailyNews says that Boris Johnson has outlined a new 1.25% health and social care tax to pay for reforms………..He accepted the tax broke a manifesto pledge, but said the “global pandemic was in no one’s manifesto”……………….However, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the plan was a “sticking plaster”.

Carer helping man

The tax will begin as a 1.25% rise in National Insurance (NI) from April 2022 paid by both employers and workers, and will then become a separate tax on earned income from 2023 – calculated in the same way as NI and appearing on an employee’s payslip.

Income from share dividends – earned by those who own shares in companies – will also see a 1.25% tax increase.

The UK-wide tax will be focused on funding health and social care in England, but Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive an additional £2.2bn to spend on their services. 

PM: Social care must be paid for by taxes, not borrowing

Mr Johnson said the proceeds from these rises would lead to £12bn a year going into catching up on the backlog in the NHS created by Covid, increasing hospital capacity for nine million more appointments, scans and operations.

And he pledged that by 2024/25, there would be the ability to help 30% more elective patients than before the pandemic.

The money will also go towards changes to the social care system, where a cap will be introduced on care costs from October 2023 of £86,000 over a person’s lifetime.

All people with assets worth less than £20,000 will then have their care fully covered by the state, and those who have between £20,000 and £100,000 in assets will see their care costs subsidised.

Mr Johnson insisted that with the new tax “everyone will contribute according to their means”, adding: “You can’t fix the Covid backlogs without giving the NHS the money it needs.”You can’t fix the NHS without fixing social care. you can’t fix social care without removing the fear of losing everything to pay for social care and you can’t fix health and social care without long-term reform. “The plan that this government is setting out… will fix all of those problems together.”But Labour’s Sir Keir said the new tax broke the Conservatives’ pledge at the last election not to raise National Insurance, income tax or VAT. He also said the rise would target young people, supermarket workers and nurses, rather than those with the “broadest shoulders” who should pay more. The Labour leader added: “Read my lips – the Tories can never again claim to be the party of low tax.”The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey – who is a carer himself – also said the tax was “unfair”, and said the government’s plan missed out solutions for staffing shortages, care for working age adults and unpaid family carers. Mr Johnson said no Conservative government wanted to raise taxes – but he defended the move as “the right, the reasonable and fair approach” in light of the pandemic, which saw the government spend upwards of £407bn on support. A tax more palatable to voters?Analysis by Peter Saull, BBC politics correspondentUnder Boris Johnson’s plan, your payslip will feature a “Health and Social Care Levy” from 2023 onwards.This is the 1.25% rise in National Insurance rebranded to underline that the money will be ring-fenced for the health and care system.You may well have seen something similar on your council tax bill.Local authorities in England have been able to raise extra money through an “adult social care precept” since 2015. In effect, though, the prime minister is creating a brand new tax.The idea of a specific “NHS and care tax” is something that may well be more palatable to voters.And future occupants of No 10 could struggle to justify getting rid of it.

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(WALES) BTP REPORT: Officers investigating an incident in which a man caused £1,800 of damage to a lift at Prestatyn railway station are today releasing these (images below) in connection #AceNewsDesk report

#AceDailyNews reports on BTP Appeal for witnesses after man starts fire in railway station lift – Prestatyn and that just after 1am on Monday 16 August, the suspect entered the lift at the station, before later urinating in the corner. At 5.40am, he lit a fire in the lift which melted the floor, causing £1,800 worth of damage.

Do you recognise this man in these three images below ?

Prestatyn 1
Prestatyn 3
Prestatyn 2

Officers investigating an incident in which a man caused £1,800 of damage to a lift at Prestatyn railway station are today releasing these images in connection.

After being asked to leave the station, he verbally abused a member of rail staff.

Officers believe the man in the CCTV images may have information which could help their investigation.

If you recognise him, or have any information, please contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 79 of 16/08/21.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.07: 2021:

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(LONDON) Evacuation Report: Border Force officials have admitted that some Afghans airlifted from Kabul have been found to have forged papers or no papers at all, but they are reluctant to “have an argument” with them #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.06: Assistant Director of Border Force Heathrow Ian Denison appeared to confirm these rumours, justifying the situation by telling the newspaper that some of the new arrivals “tell us they’ve lost the documents they had”.

#AceDailyNews – UK Border Force Admits Some Afghan Evacuees Have Forged Papers: The Telegraph, a right-leaning newspaper close to Boris Johnson’s government, reports being told by border guards that “some Afghan evacuees had arrived at Heathrow with no documentation at all, while others carried forged papers”.

border
30 Aug 2021Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

“We’re not going to have an argument with the people that have been through the process they’ve been through,” he insisted. “You see people with their life belongings in plastic bags.”

‘Afghan Roulette’ UK, France Accidentally Evacuate Security Risk Individuals https://t.co/0Dau2J68Zr

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) August 24, 2021

The Border Force leader’s statement that his officials are unwilling to “have an argument” with Home Secretary Priti Patel’s assurances that border checks are “vigorous”.

“We have done the checks ‘out of country’ before they’ve come here, so they have digital status and digital identities… They are going through step-by-step identity, security, biometric checks [in the United Kingdom],” she insisted.

Denison’s superior at Border Force Heathrow, Tim Kingsberry, further insisted that “The people who are on the plane[s] are eligible,” despite the fact that “they may still not necessarily have that formal type of identification that we would expect to have here”.

He insisted that Afghan evacuees “demonstrated their entitlement in Kabul”, however at least one evacuee on Britain’s ‘no-fly’ list is known to have been brought to the country in error — although officials are claiming after the fact that he is no longer deemed a threat to the public.

Allied countries have faced similar issues, with the French authorities having had to put at least five evacuees under surveillance after discovering they had Taliban ties, with one suspect actually being put under house arrest — which he promptly violated.

Sweden has also reported that at least two of its evacuees turned out to be people previously convicted of crimes in Sweden and deported from the country.

The Swedish authorities have refused to say what crimes they committed, but as the Scandinavian country is notoriously soft on migrant criminals it is likely they were serious crimes to have actually reached the threshold of being deported.

Breitbart London has asked the Home Office exactly how many evacuees had no papers, forged papers, or were discovered to have been deported previously or named on ‘no-fly’ or ‘no-entry’ lists, but is still awaiting a response.

Migrant Who Fire-Bombed Swedish Synagogue Spared Deportation to ‘Unsafe’ Palestine  https://t.co/Cbr2eHvXLu

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 14, 2018

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(BOURNEMOUTH, U.K.) JUST IN: Two people have been injured after a plane crashed into the water at the local Air Festival #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.05: Dorset Police said the pair had been rescued from Poole harbour at about 15:30 BST and were reported to have suffered only minor injuries…..

#AceDailyNews says that two people have been injured after plane crashes into sea near Bournemouth It involved a small wing-walker aircraft and took place away from the main display area off the beach.

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Alex Cason
Dorset Police said the plane crashed into water at Poole Harbour near SandbanksDorset

Eyewitnesses described the biplane flipping as it hit the water.

Police said an investigation was under way.

‘Pilot looked shocked’

Alex Cason, 30, told the BBC he was fishing when he saw the plane come down in front of him.

“Just above the rocks I see this plane very low and I just sort of stood there in shock really – it was descending,” he said.

“I couldn’t stop looking at the pilot’s face – he looked in real shock… a few seconds later 10 metres in front of me the plane crashes. 

“The plane’s nose hit the water, it flipped over, and then the pilot and passenger were under water for 10 seconds and luckily there was a rib [boat] nearby and they came over.

“It was very terrifying to watch, the lady [passenger] was screaming… I didn’t know what to do, I just stood there in shock.”

Alex CasonBournemouth Air Festival said the aircraft would be recovered and it expected to resume display flights on Sunday

Owain Hughes, who was sailing in Poole Harbour at the time of the crash, captured the moment of impact on his phone. 

“It was flying low for a while and then it landed before doing a front flip,” he said.

“We were sailing into the harbour. I honestly thought it was going to crash into us.”

The rescue team was soon on hand and involved two lifeboats and the coastguard helicopter, the RNLI said.

Owain HughesOwain Hughes said he thought the plane was going to crash into his boat

BBC Radio Solent’s Ian Ramsdale, who was at the festival on Saturday, said spectators on the beach had been told a pilot had reported a fault and had flown off to try and rectify it.

“They just didn’t return,” he said. 

Bournemouth Air Festival said the aircraft would be recovered in due course and thanked those who took part in the rescue.

It said: “It is a huge relief for all those involved in the Air Festival that the incident has resulted in the display crew being removed from the water safe and well.”

It added it expected display flights to resume on Sunday.

Spectators on the beach were told a plane had reported a fault…

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Sept.05: 2021:

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