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UDA Allegedly Behind “Sustained Attack” on Police in Linn Road

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Last updated on November 12th, 2018

The number of terror attacks raging wide and all over UK have added another terminology called “sustained attacks” up its sleeve, as the latest weaponry attack, directly threatened to severely injure the police officers. The sources majorly claim that the attack was carried out by a criminal gang going under the badge of south east Antrim Ulster Defence Association (UDA).

The attack saw a huge brawl broke out as the scene witnessed a burning barricade erected and the police officers coming under the attacks from missiles. The attack reportedly came after the activity in Linn Road area by the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Parliamentary Crime Taskforce targeting the south east Antrim Ulster Defence Association (UDA).

The taskforce was launched in 2017 to counter the crime by paramilitary groups in Northern Island. Mid and East Antrim Commander Superintendent Darrin Jones described the disorder in Larne as “reckless and totally unacceptable”.

He further called out that such an activity directly puts people in “grave danger”, and that a Police Land Rover at one stage had to act as a “buffer” between those behind the incident and a number of people in their cars. Besides, describing Linn Road as a “quiet residential area”, the reason why place of attack was even more shocking.

The place reportedly witnessed people driving into a burning barricade, putting their lives at a direct risk. Fortunately, there were no causalities, howbeit, if someone had been seriously hurt, even the ambulance would have failed to respond.

Jones explained, that an investigation has been open in to the matter and explained that officers came under sustained attack with 30-40 masked men, who when police arrived responded using various missiles, bottles, bricks and fireworks. He further assured that police presence will remain in the area to avert any such happenings in the near future and stated, “There will be increased police patrols in the area and the community can be reassured that we will be there to deal with anything that happens”.

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NCA Appeals for More Aid to Bring Down Rise in Organised Crime

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On Sunday, Lynne Owens, the Director-General of the National Crime Agency(NCA) made a statement that the organised crime is targeting a lot more victims than terrorism, war and natural disasters combined. The agency also stated that there is a need of financial aid to get it under control.

Ms. Owens also in her interview said, “Against a backdrop of globalisation, extremism and technological advances, serious and organised crime is changing fast and law enforcement needs significant new investment to help combat it.”

The National Crime Agency will publish its thorough evaluation on Tuesday. In the evaluation, NCA will reveal how the perpetrators are using technological advancement and traditional methods to execute organised crimes. This combination might be one of the reasons why the law authorities are experiencing difficulties in stopping such crimes and nabbing the criminals.

Recently, the NCA confiscated belongings and property of worth millions of pounds from Amanda Nuttall due to reasons of money laundering. Award winning White Horse Hotel and a Bentley are among some of the assets seized after the involvement of money laundering was discovered.

Along with Mrs. Nuttall, her two accessories Property developer Eric Grove and Barrister Timothy Becker also gave up some of their assets. Investigators looking into the business of her husband Jonathan Nuttall said that he amassed the wealth illegally and held it in his wife’s name.

They also believe that Mr. Nuttall was involved in international money laundering and he is responsible for the transfer of hundreds of millions of pounds, made through various accounts of Hong Kong, Russia, Switzerland and UK.

According to Andy Lewis, the Head of Asset Denial in National Crime Agency said, “Jonathan Nuttall amassed considerable wealth as a result of his and others’ unlawful conduct.”

“He is not himself a party to the claim. That is because he structured his business affairs so that he didn’t hold any of the recoverable property himself,” he added.

According to the UK government, organised crimes alone cost £37 billion per year to the UK economy.

With continuous enhancement in the methods to conduct organised crimes, National Crime Agency might need to develop its ways to apprehend the offenders and curb the cases. Ms Owens’ suggestion of more aid to the agency might also help to put an end to the rapidly rising number of organised crimes.

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1 killed and 8 injured after two students opened fire in Colorado School

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Two high school students opened vacuous firing at students of a Colorado community school, killing at least one and injuring eight others.

According to the Douglas County sheriff officials, the 18-year-old Devon Erickson and a juvenile student rushed into the classrooms of STEM School Highlands Ranch, Colorado, on Tuesday afternoon, causing havoc in the corridors.

Within a few minutes, the suspects were engaged and taken into custody by the Douglas County sheriff officials.

Eight victims, of age 15 and older, received treatment at local hospitals, including two who were in critical condition. At least four other victims were released the same day. No employees or teachers were injured in the shooting, authorities have confirmed.

Sheriff Tony Spurlock said that the motive behind shooting was unclear, and the officials have not received any information about someone being particularly targeted by the juvenile shooters.

The FBI and Denver’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were rendering assistance in the investigation.

In an official statement, the White House said that the tragic incident was reported back to President Donald Trump, and he is monitoring the situation.

“Tragically, this community and those surrounding it know all too well these hateful and horrible acts of violence,” Judd Deere, the White House deputy press secretary, said. “We offer our full support to local law enforcement and first responders and thank them for their heroism.”

The STEM School and other nearby schools were completely evacuated and locked-down for many hours, as stated by the Douglas County School District.

Over 1,850 students in elementary, middle, and high school have been enrolled in STEM School, according to its website.

STEM School is situated close to the Columbine High School, where 13 people were shot dead by two students on April 20, 1999. The incident was so far the worst in US’s history.

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London Stabbings: Blood Spilled Day Witnesses Death and Injury

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Last updated on April 29th, 2019

Consuming lives at a nerve-wrecking pace, a pest named stabbing has added another infamous death to its list. A 29-year-old man was reportedly stabbed on Frampton Park Road in Hackney, London. However, it was not only the case reported in a day, with another victim reportedly stabbed, luckily escaping death, the cops informed.

Following the death of the 29-year-old, the detectives opened inquiry and have successfully caught hold of the suspect in the process.

Name of the victim hasn’t been confirmed by the police. However, he was described as a “decent young man” by a local youth worker and former schoolmate, Hannah. “It’s got to the point that the kids don’t value lives anymore. It’s just sad that this couldn’t have been prevented, “she said condemning the move.

Further commenting on the brutal activity, she affirmed that the antisocial behavior was pretty common in the area, with very minimal amount of people paying heed to the matter. “These are our kids that are dying,” she added showcasing the attention that the matter requires.

First information of the incident was reported at around 3pm and saw the 29-year-old pronounced dead, only a while after he was taken to the hospital. Likewise, a second incident, which took place just half-a-mile apart, also witnessed a man getting severely injured and taken to the hospital, where his situation was later confirmed as stable.

Dean Saliba, an eyewitness of the aftermath of the first killing said “I turned up after. Someone in the shop said he was stabbed in the back as he ran to escape”. “He was having a seizure when I arrived and there was a lot of blood,” she added.

Scotland Yard confirmed that one man was arrested on charges of suspicion of inflicting bodily harm and was taken in custody. A London ambulance service spokeswoman said it dispatched the air ambulance to deal with the first case, adding: “We treated a person at the scene and took them to hospital as a priority.”

London has been stuck midst knife stabbings for years now. Besides, even with measures such as increased government spending, the numbers have multiplied signaling the failure of government to control the youth of committing such horrendous crimes.

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Series of Knife Crime Incidences Leave Two Critically Injured

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Recently, a woman and three men became the latest victims of spiked knife crime incidences in the capital. The attacks took place on the weekend within the interval of 15 hours between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The victims were stabbed in the back, out of which two are in critical condition. The Metropolitan Police Service has increased the patrolling and implemented stop and search power. Two men have been arrested and the authorities have asked the public to stay alert.

A 45-year-old woman, who was stabbed on Saturday evening, is said to be in a critical condition. A couple of hours later, a 52-year-old man was attacked with a knife, but escaped with some minor injuries.

A 23-year-old, who was stabbed at Seven Sisters Tube Station on Sunday at 4am, is also in a critical condition. Six hours later, a 29-year-old man suffered with life affecting injuries after being stabbed.

Since the beginning of the year, such knife crime incidences are being reported every couple of days. On 1st January two people were stabbed to death at separate places. Two security guards were injured in Park Lane, trying to apprehend the accused after he injured a woman.

Several teens have also been made target of knife crimes. Among such attacks, many were fatal incidents like that of Jodi Chesney and Jaden Moodie. The incidents have been reported from all over the capital. A rise of 14 percent in murders, eight percent in knife crimes and 19 percent in violent crimes has been recorded.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has asked the police officers to establish Section 60 at their own will.  This will help the police to search any suspect in the vicinity to prevent further crimes.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has implemented a new law since 18th February to minimise knife crime incidences. A tracking device will be attached to the people having a history of violence and knife crimes for a year.

Giving the right to impose section 60 will not be very effective in bringing an end to such crimes. Last year, the searches conducted on the black people were 19 percent more than the ones carried on the white people. In most of the searches, the black population was found to be innocent.

Imposing Section 60 will only be time consuming and might reduce the trust of people in police. It might also prove ineffective in stopping the citizens from carrying a knife.

During 2010-2017, a drop of more than 20,000 police officers has been recorded. This significant decrease in police officers might be hindering to put an end to the ongoing knife crime incidences.

Knife crimes can be reduced with advanced CCTV monitoring in public places and proper verification of knife buyers. The public, too, needs to stop being a spectator when such crimes take place and instead come forward to help the victims and report it to the appropriate authorities.

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Jodi Chesney Murder: Police Appeals Witnesses to Come Forward

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Jodie Chesney, a 17-year old girl, was stabbed to death on Friday night on St Neot’s Road in Harold Hill, Romford.

The police said, Chesney, who is an A-level student, was playing music with friends before she was stabbed in the back without any warning. As per the latest statement by the Metropolitan Police, two men who stabbed the teenager didn’t say anything before leaving her fatally injured.

Homicide detectives are looking for the killers. One of the attackers is believed to be a black male in his late teens. Information about the other suspect has not been released.

A 49-year old woman, Teresa Farenden, who lives near the park, heard Chesney’s boyfriend crying for help after the attack.

“It was horrific, it was just the blood,” she told The Times.

Farenden tried performing CPR, including chest compression, on the girl – without releasing that the knife used in the attack was still stuck in her back.

“I didn’t see it because it was dark,” she said.”I didn’t realise at the time, but all I kept thinking once the police told me, was ‘Have I put the knife in further by giving her compressions?'”

According to the police, the Chesney’s group first saw the two men half an hour before the attack in the park.

“They left around 9pm without interacting with Jodie or her friends,” according to the statement.

“Around 30 minutes later the pair returned to the park and walked straight towards the group, where one of the males stabbed Jodie once in the back. Nothing was said by the two suspects, who ran off in the direction of Retford Road.”

Post-mortem report concluded that the death was caused due to trauma and haemorrhage.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Whellams urged witnesses to come forward and provide any details they might be aware of.

“There has been excellent support from the local community and a number of people have shared information with police, but there will be other witnesses and people with information that may prove crucial,” Whellams said.

“Although the description of the suspect is limited, I am certain that people will have seen the two males hanging around the park or running away from the scene – or will otherwise have noticed something suspicious. I need those people to call me.”

Debbie Chesney, grandmother of Jodie Chesney, described the killing as an “unprovoked attack” on a Facebook post.

“How have we come to this point where kids can’t have a walk in a park without suffering an unprovoked attack?” she said.

Chesney was the fifth teenager, who has been stabbed to death in the capital in 2019. At least 24 teenagers were killed in London in 2018.

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