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‘My £30k car was stolen – I tracked it on my phone and police told ME to go and get it’ | UK | News

‘My £30k car was stolen – I tracked it on my phone and police told ME to go and get it’ | UK | News

A woman tracked her stolen £30k car using an app but claims police told her to pick it up – and officers would “meet her there”. Alexandra Vlad woke on the morning of February 6 to find her Lexus UX gone from her drive in Newham, East London. She immediately checked a tracking app on her phone and discovered the last location in Hackney – around six miles away. So Alexandra, 32, called the police and gave them all the information – but alleges she was then told to go there to get the car. She says the whole ordeal made her feel “unsafe”. Alexandra, who works in corporate finance, said: “I was more shaken by the experience of dealing with the police than the car being stolen itself. I told them what happened, and that I could see the last location of the engine. They told me they wouldn’t be there for at least an hour. It was a dodgy part of Hackney. I felt unsafe.” Alexandra says the police advised her to go …

Police in Leicester name boy, 2, who fell into river | UK News

Police in Leicester name boy, 2, who fell into river | UK News

A two-year-old boy who fell into a river in Leicester has been named by police. Xielo Maruziva fell into River Soar on Sunday at around 5pm while out with his family in Aylestone Meadows, on the outskirts of Leicester. His father went into the water and attempted to rescue him, while police launched a large-scale search operation. However, Xielo is yet to be found. In a statement, released through Leicestershire Police, Xielo’s mother described him as a “cheeky, funny, friendly, smart, caring and independent little boy”. “He never fails to make me laugh or smile and always loves a cuddle and some kisses,” she said. “Xielo loves playing with his toys and watching cartoons including Bino and Fino. “Me, his dad and the whole family are so heartbroken at what has happened. We thank everyone who has supported us and helped us during this time. We are extremely grateful for this. “All we want is for Xielo to be found as soon as possible. Thank you.” Image: The search operation continues on the River Soar …

Man wanted in New York slaying stabbed 2 women in Arizona, police say

Man wanted in New York slaying stabbed 2 women in Arizona, police say

Police in New York City are warning departments across the country to check for any victims of a man suspected in a killing in that city, as well as the stabbing of two women in Arizona, this month. Raad Noan Almansoori, 26, is a suspect in the killing of Denisse Oleas-Arancibia, 38, who was found dead next to a broken iron in her room at the SoHo 54 Hotel in Manhattan on Feb. 8, New York police Chief of Detectives Joe Kenney said. Almansoori was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle. He is accused of stabbing two women in that state: a woman who was carjacked and stabbed in Phoenix and a McDonald’s worker stabbed the next day in Surprise, police said. Kenney said that after being arrested in Arizona, Almansoori told police there that he was wanted in a New York City killing. NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny provides an update in New York, on Tuesday.NYPD via Facebook “While in the custody of Arizona law enforcement, he informs them …

‘Panic on police faces’ as ‘body of suspect’ found in River Thames

‘Panic on police faces’ as ‘body of suspect’ found in River Thames

Footage has emerged of the moment police discovered what they believe to be the body of Clapham chemical attack suspect Abdul Ezedi in the River Thames. The video shows two officers pulling a body out of the water at Tower Pier, near Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. It also shows officers working alongside lifeboat crews on the River Thames during the operation. One witness to the incident, Billy Kither, said he and his friend were on an Uber Boat on the Thames near Tower Bridge on Monday around 4pm when he saw a flurry of police activity. “Police came on to the boat, I think for random checks,” he told Sky News. “They were just walking about looking at people, making sure everyone was okay. “Then the radio went for the boat, saying ‘We can’t stop there is someone in the water’. “The police radios started going, police boats, the search and rescue pulled up next to us and the police hopped on [another boat]. [There was] panic on their faces.” Read more:Timeline …

Clapham chemical attack: ‘Panic on police faces’ as ‘body of suspect’ found in River Thames | UK News

Clapham chemical attack: ‘Panic on police faces’ as ‘body of suspect’ found in River Thames | UK News

Footage has emerged of the moment police discovered what they believe to be the body of Clapham chemical attack suspect Abdul Ezedi in the River Thames. The video shows two officers pulling a body out of the water at Tower Pier, near Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. It also shows officers working alongside lifeboat crews on the River Thames during the operation. Image: Police board a lifeboat beside the pier One witness to the incident, Billy Kither, said he and his friend were on an Uber Boat on the Thames near Tower Bridge on Monday around 4pm when he saw a flurry of police activity. “Police came on to the boat, I think for random checks,” he told Sky News. “They were just walking about looking at people, making sure everyone was okay. “Then the radio went for the boat, saying ‘We can’t stop there is someone in the water’. “The police radios started going, police boats, the search and rescue pulled up next to us and the police hopped on [another boat]. …

Suspect in fatal Colorado university dorm shooting was a roommate of one of the victims, police say

Suspect in fatal Colorado university dorm shooting was a roommate of one of the victims, police say

The suspect arrested on murder charges in the fatal shooting of two people at a University of Colorado Colorado Springs dorm was the roommate of one of the victims, police said.  Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez on Tuesday morning confirmed to NBC News that suspect Nicholas Jordan, 25, of Detroit, was the roommate of victim Samuel Knopp, a senior at the school.  Knopp, 24, and Celie Rain Montgomery, 26, who was not a student, were found dead Friday morning at the university’s Crestone House residence.  Samuel Knopp. Facebook The deaths triggered an hourlong campus lockdown until it was determined there was no active shooter, and were being investigated as homicides. An arrest warrant was issued for Jordan late Friday on two counts of first-degree murder. He was located in a vehicle Monday morning and taken into custody in Colorado Springs, police said on social media.  Jordan is a student at the university, the school confirmed. Police said Monday that the investigation indicates the shooting was “an isolated incident between individuals who were known to …

Armed student injured in police shooting at Dallas-area school, officials say

Armed student injured in police shooting at Dallas-area school, officials say

Police shot at a 16-year-old student holding a gun Monday morning at a suburban Dallas charter school as they negotiated with him to put down his weapon, authorities said. The student, whose identity is being withheld because of his age, was taken to a hospital in stable condition, police in Mesquite, Texas, said. Other details about the teenager’s injuries were not immediately provided. The shooting occurred inside an office at the Pioneer Technology & Arts Academy’s middle school and high school campus before 9 a.m. local time. School was in session, and panicked children were led outside and later reunited with their families at a nearby Baptist church. Students walk out of Pioneer Technology & Arts Academy in Mesquite, Texas, on Monday.NBC DFW Mesquite police were called to the school on a report of an active shooter. Administrators said they were attempting to calm the armed student until officers arrived. The officers found him alone in an office and “provided verbal commands to the suspect. At some point during the negotiations, three officers fired at …

High Court denies anonymised celebrity’s bid to hand BBC statement to police

High Court denies anonymised celebrity’s bid to hand BBC statement to police

The Royal Courts of Justice. Picture: sjiong/Flickr A high-profile man who is the subject of an injuncted BBC investigation has lost a bid to have a statement contesting the injunction turned over to police. Lawyers for the anonymous celebrity argued that a statement the BBC provided to argue against the injunction contains information that would help the police decide whether or not to charge him over allegations of sexual misconduct. But on Monday a High Court judge rejected the man’s claim. Mrs Justice Collins-Rice said that if the police want to see the sealed document, as they have indicated they do, they may follow procedures laid down already in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.  What is the background to Monday’s ruling in WFZ v BBC? In June last year the High Court granted anonymity to a well-known man, identified as WFZ, who had been accused of sexual misconduct by several women. Although WFZ had been arrested in relation to two allegations of sexual misconduct, and interviewed over a third, he had not then …