A major rescue has taken place on Dartmoor tonight after a woman in her 50s went missing from Plymouth. Police officers, dog units, NPAS, Dartmoor Search and Rescue and the ambulance service were called to search for a woman after she went missing at about 4pm this afternoon. Eyewitnesses reported seeing a large amount of police activity over the Roborough area and said that they saw the helicopter, "police dogs and mountain rescue" near to the Moorland Links Hotel. Devon and Cornwall's Force Incident Manger confirmed that a missing female aged 50 was "located safe and well" at about 7pm this evening. All police units have left the scene and the woman has been left in the care of paramedics who were checking her over. The woman was found in the Clearbrook area, near to Roborough Downs. What to do if someone goes missing? It is a traumatic experience when a person goes missing. Fortunately, most people return or are found within 48 hours. However, sometimes this is not the case. … [Read more...] about Major Dartmoor search uses police dogs and helicopter
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The brother of a dad-of-four gunned down on his doorstep remains convinced that his dying sibling would have revealed the identity of his killer if he'd have been called to the murder scene. This Christmas is 14 years since 45-year-old Joey Peloe was shot dead after answering a knock at the door of his home in Speke, on December 28, 2004. Two men, from the local area, have stood trial for murder, but following legal developments, a judge sitting at Liverpool Crown Court directed the jury to find them not guilty. It means nobody has faced justice for the cold-blooded killing , one of a handful that still remain unsolved by Merseyside Police. Today, nearly a decade-and-a-half since he died, his brother Jimmy remains haunted by the delay which prevented him being told, and being at Joey's side when he said his last words. The 56-year-old told the ECHO: "I was working in the old folks' home across the road when Joey was murdered, and if I was telephoned by police I would have been there in … [Read more...] about “My brother Joey would have whispered name of killer to me before he died”
Reports from France say shots have been fired in the north-eastern city of Strasbourg.It is believed to have happened close to a popular Christmas market.The Reuters news agency is reporting one person has been killed and six others are injured, but this has not been confirmed.Police in Germany have said they are strengthening controls at the Franco-German border near Strasbourg.The police force of Baden-Wurttemberg, a state in south-west Germany bordering Strasbourg, tweeted they were taking the extra measures at the border because of the shooting.The French Interior Ministry is urging people there to stay indoors.Sinn Féin politician Martina Anderson, a Member of the European Parliament representing Northern Ireland, tweeted: "We were in the centre of Strasbourg town when gun shots went off."She added: "My thoughts & prayers with all who are injured."The European Parliament building is around two miles from the centre of Strasbourg.Local authorities in the Grand-Est and … [Read more...] about One dead, six injured, in shooting near Strasbourg Christmas market
A councillor has claimed that county hall is doing a “disservice” to people who need the police by recommending residents dial 101 to report urgent problems with the roads at night. Lancashire County Council no longer operates an out-of-hours telephone service to receive reports of any highways issues which require immediate attention. Instead, the authority’s website directs anybody who has spotted a hazard to the non-emergency number for Lancashire Police.READ MORE >>> Lancashire to get £10m to pour into potholesBut David Whipp told a meeting of the council’s internal scrutiny committee that the recommendation risks putting the police under pressure - and condemning callers to being left on hold.“The wait times for 101 are perhaps not as good as for the [county council] service - 45-minute waits aren’t unusual at busy times,” County Cllr Whipp said.“It seems to me that we are doing a disservice to residents and to those … [Read more...] about Should the police have to respond highways hazards when council staff have gone off duty?
Residents who live near Bassetlaw Hospital are unable to access their own driveways or are blocked in due to patients and visitors parking on their streets. The hospitalin Kilton Hill, Worksop, charges patients, visitors and staff to park while at the site meaning people are using the streets nearby to park to avoid paying.The streets affected include Wingfield Avenue, Blyth Road, Inglemere Close, Primrose Way, Wessex Road and Westfield Drive. Wingfield Avenue and Blyth Road are very busy through roads which have effectively been turned into single lane roads with traffic backing up and the danger of accidents increasing. Alan Rhodes, county councillor for Worksop North, said: “Residents complain to me that they are unable to access their own driveways or are blocked in due to people parking across their driveways. Inconsiderate double parking has made it difficult for local residents, delivery vehicles and refuse freighters to access some roads and in some cases this has … [Read more...] about Worksop residents living near Bassetlaw Hospital plagued by parking problems