Appeal in connection with aggravated burglary – Wantage

Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information in connection with an aggravated burglary in Wantage.

The aggravated burglary happened at a residential property in Stockham Park at about 9pm on Thursday (14/1).

Three masked males entered the property, threatening the occupant, a man in his 30s, with a firearm.

The offenders then assaulted the victim, causing minor injuries, before stealing cash, cigarettes and a pair of night vision goggles.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Nicola Clark said: “This is a serious offence in which a firearm was used to threaten to the victim.

“I am appealing to anyone with any doorbell, CCTV, dashcam, or mobile phone footage in and around the area to contact the force.

“If you have any footage or information please call us on 101 or visit our website using the reference number 43210018369.”

JW

49 people fined for breaching Covid regulations at car meet in Romford

Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

A total of 49 people have been reported for breaching Covid regulations after officers shut down an illegal car meet in Romford.

Police were called at 23:46hrs on Saturday, 16 January after reports that around 50 vehicles had gathered in the Ferry Lane area.

Officers responded and found the group speeding around a nearby roundabout and mixing with other drivers without any social distancing.

East Area BCU Commander Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman said: “It is unacceptable that people are still breaking the rules at a time when there is so much pressure on the NHS. It is more important than ever before that people follow the regulations.

“The restrictions are clear enough and there is no excuse for this sort of selfish behaviour that puts lives at risk and causes a nuisance for nearby residents who are doing the right thing by staying at home.

“We understand that this is a very difficult time for everyone but our top priority as police officers is keeping people safe. If that means moving quicker to enforcement action for more wilful breaches, then we will do.”

You can read more about the regulations here.

Stabbing in Neasden

Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

An investigation is underway following a stabbing in Neasden.

Police were called at approximately 09:50hrs on Sunday, 17 January to reports of a stabbing in Neasden Lane North, NW10.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.

A man, believed aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital for treatment to stab injuries; condition awaits.

A crime scene remains in place.

No arrests; enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.

At this early stage, officers retain an open mind as to the motive for this incident but are aware of the proximity to two stabbings on 11 January.

Detectives from the Met’s homicide team have been informed.

Since those incidents, local officers have been increased patrols in the area and these will continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD1943/17Jan. Alternatively, to remain anonymous please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Appeal following two firearms discharges in Notting Hill

Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following two firearms discharges in the Notting Hill area over a 24-hour period.

The first incident occurred in Cornwall Crescent, W11 shortly after 22:00hrs on Friday, 15 January when police were called to reports of a firearm being discharged

The second incident happened at approximately 22:05hrs on Saturday, 16 January in Ladbroke Grove, W10. A firearm was discharged at a residential address causing damage.

No one was reported to have suffered injuries in either incident.

On both occasions it is believed the suspect or suspects were on a moped at the time of shootings.

While both incidents are being linked, detectives retain an open mind as to the motive behind them.

The investigation is being led by detectives from Trident West supported by local officers from the Central West BCU.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call Detective Sergeant Rob Jones from Trident on 07775 110 482, call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote ‘Op Gorslase’.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

​Further appeal as Neasden murder victim named

Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Brent are appealing for information and witnesses

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Leon Street of Neasden Road North. He lived near to the murder scene with his fiancée. Mr Street was a father and step-grandfather and he worked as a delivery driver.

Police were called to Neasden Lane North, NW10 shortly after 21.30hrs on Monday, 11 January to reports of a man stabbed near the junction with Hazelwood Court.

Officers attended along with paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance and found Mr Street suffering stab injuries. Despite the efforts of emergency services, he died at the scene.

The victim’s next of kin have been notified and are being supported by specialist officers. A post-mortem examination held on 13 January gave cause of death as stab injuries to the chest.

Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command investigate.

They are linking the fatal stabbing to another attack around ten minutes earlier on Neasden Lane near the bus stop close to the junction with Press Road. The victim was stabbed by a lone male who ran away from the scene. The male victim, aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

At this stage, detectives believe that both attacks were committed by the same, lone male suspect. They are not releasing a description of the suspect at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Williams said: “This is a murder investigation, and I am working with a dedicated team of detectives to get answers for Leon’s grieving family.

“We are making progress and following up a number of lines of enquiry, and our investigation is receiving really useful support from local people in and around Neasden.

“However, there are others who may have information that could help us. We may be in lockdown, but there were still people around Neasden Lane North on Monday evening who saw or heard something suspicious. I need those people to come forward.

“In particular, I want to hear from anyone who saw a man running in the Neasden Lane North area between 9pm and 10pm, and indeed from anyone who has seen a man hanging around the area in recent weeks.

“It is my belief that the suspect lives locally, and I am asking local people to get in touch if they know anyone who was acting suspiciously on Monday and in the subsequent days – for instance do you know anyone who has been disposing of clothes or simply seeming agitated for no apparent reason?

“Officers are making extensive CCTV enquiries, and I am confident that together with information from local people, we are piecing together what happened on Monday night.

“If you have information that may assist, please do not delay in making contact with us. Even exceptionally small details could prove extremely significant.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 6783/11JAN.

To remain 100% anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers_uk.org.

+ A 47-year-old man (A) and a 33-year-old man (B) were both arrested on 11 January. They have been released without further action. ‘A’ was the victim of the earlier non-fatal stabbing. 

Media Availability: Personnel available to speak on U.S. Coast Guard operations for 2021 Presidential Inauguration

Source: United States Coast Guard

Media Availability: Personnel available to speak on U.S. Coast Guard operations for 2021 Presidential Inauguration

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard will host a media availability regarding Coast Guard operations for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Monday.

WHO: Personnel from the Coast Guard Incident Command Post; Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team New York; Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team-East; Coast Guard National Strike Force Atlantic Strike Team

WHAT: Coast Guard spokespersons will be available to speak on safety and security operations for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.

WHEN: Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Media are asked to arrive no later than 11 a.m., to ensure entry on base.

WHERE: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, 256 McGuire Ave, Washington, D.C., 20032

Media wanting to attend should RSVP no later than 4 p.m., Sunday with the Media Operations Center at (757) 513-3738.

Media interested in attending should have their proper credentials, a drivers license, vehicle registration and current vehicle insurance. Coast Guard personnel will meet attending media personnel at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Visitor Center upon their arrival.

Proper COVID-19 safety protocols such as mask wearing at all times and social distancing will be in place throughout the duration of the event.

The U.S. Secret Service is the lead agency for matters pertaining to this National Special Security Event. The U.S. Secret Service’s Joint Information Center can be reached at (202) 406-9360 or by email at: NSSE-JIC-Coordination@usss.dhs.gov

A website with ongoing response information can be found at the following URL: https://www.news.uscg.mil/Baltimore/

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Photos Available: Acting DHS secretary, Coast Guard commandant visit security personnel in anticipation of 2021 Presidential Inauguration

Source: United States Coast Guard

Photos Available: Acting DHS secretary, Coast Guard commandant visit security personnel in anticipation of 2021 Presidential Inauguration

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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Peter Gaynor receives a Coast Guard briefing regarding security operations for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration from Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Rosen, deputy incident commander, at the Enhanced Mobile Incident Command Post at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released) 



 

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Peter Gaynor speaks to Coast Guard crew members after receiving a Coast Guard briefing regarding security operations for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration at the Enhanced Mobile Incident Command Post at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released) 


 

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Peter Gaynor speaks with Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard regarding Coast Guard security operations for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released)

 

Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard speaks with Petty Officer 1st Class Julie Bosman, a yeoman with the Coast Guard National Strike Force Atlantic Strike Team, located in Fort Dix, N.J., regarding Coast Guard operations for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released)

Members of the Coast Guard National Strike Force Atlantic Strike Team show Acting Homeland Security Secretary Peter Gaynor a decontamination station for Coast Guard security operations for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released)

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Peter Gaynor greets a crewmember from Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team-East, located in Chesapeake, Va., during a Coast Guard security operations tour for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released)

 

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Peter Gaynor and Adm. Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard met with various Coast Guard crews throughout the country regarding security operations for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released)

 

Crewmembers from Maritime Security Response Team-East, located in Chesapeake, Va., prepare to get underway for security operations ahead of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released)

 

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Chock, homeported in Curtis Bay, Md., anchors in the Washington area as part of the Coast Guard’s security plan ahead of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released)

 

A crewmember from Maritime Security Response Team-East, located in Chesapeake, Va., looks on during a security patrol on the Potomac River in Washington ahead of the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, Jan. 16, 2021. On Sept. 24, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security designated the Presidential Inauguration as a recurring National Special Security Event. Events may be designated NSSEs when they warrant the full protection, incident management and counterterrorism capabilities of the Federal Government. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves/Released)

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Video Available: Coast Guard assists 1 woman, 2 dogs on sailing vessel near Shell Key

Source: United States Coast Guard

Coast Guard assists 1 woman, 2 dogs on sailing vessel near Shell Key

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg crews towed a 32-foot sailing vessel Saturday that was taking on water with one woman and two dogs aboard near Shell Key.

A Station St. Petersburg 29-foot Response Boat — Small II crew transferred the sailing vessel to an awaiting Coast Guard Station Saint Petersburg 45-foot Response Boat — Medium crew for final transit to Tierra Verde marina.

Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders received a VHF Channel 16 call from the sailing vessel operator stating that the vessel was taking on water. The Station St. Petersburg crews launched and arrived to make an assessment of the situation and develop a plan with the woman.

“Our crews are highly trained to assist boaters in distress despite the weather conditions,” said Capt. Matthew A. Thompson, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg commander. “We’re happy we were able to bring that person back home safely but want to remind the public to exercise extreme caution when out on the water. We recommend the boating public to always have the proper safety flotation devices on board, a VHF-FM radio and an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon to help our crews asses and respond in a faster manner.” 

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Man charged after decommissioned grenade found in luggage

Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

A man has been charged after a decommissioned grenade was found at Heathrow Airport.

Domenico Giovinazzo, 19 (03.09.01), an Italian national, was charged on Saturday, 16 January with carrying a prohibited article in an aerodrome.

He is due to appear in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 18 January.

Police were called at approximately 17:30hrs on Friday, 15 January following concerns about an item found in a passenger’s luggage in the Departures area of Terminal 2. Specialist officers carried out enquiries and found the item posed no threat.

Section 60 order renewed – Reading

Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Following a stabbing in Reading, Thames Valley Police has renewed a Section 60 order.

A Section 60 order temporarily allows police officers greater powers to stop and search in a defined location when it is believed there is a likelihood that serious violence will take place.

The order has been put in place after the incident which resulted in a man in his twenties sustaining a serious but non-life threatening injury after being stabbed in Battle Square, located off Oxford Road, at around 1.45pm on Thursday.

The victim was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

Three arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

The Section 60 order was put in place at 5pm yesterday and has now been renewed until 5pm tomorrow, whereupon it will be reviewed and, if deemed necessary, will be extended for a further period.

The order applies to the areas outlined in the image provided, which includes the centre of Reading, Oxford Road, Tilehurst Road, Bath Road, the A3290 boundary to the A3290 London Road roundabout and through across the River Thames into Lower Caversham, and the Thames & Kennet Marina.

Other roads include Northumberland Avenue, Elgar Road, Church Road through to the A3290 boundary and the Caversham Bridge.

There is more information on stop and search, and particularly Section 60 orders, on our website at: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/st-s/stop-and-search/why-we-use-stop-and-search/

JW