Police Officers Hide On Double Decker Buses To Spy On And Catch Drivers Using Mobile Phones

Police officers have been spying on drivers using the phones at the wheel while sat on the top deck of double decker buses.

The new technique for catching people out has been used successfully by officers in the West Midlands. They are now asking members of the public sat on double deckers to also video any drivers they see on their phones to help police crack down on the offence.

Police sit on double decker buses to catch drivers on their phones

The motorists that were caught in the act were stopped by police shortly afterwards and shown a VR video of the ‘consequences’ of their actions.


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The video ‘punishment’ showed people getting injured as a result of a driver using their mobile at the wheel.

The BBC reported that any offenders caught by officers on the buses would be contacted retrospectively by post with a £200 fine and six points on their licence.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said the force is planning to continue the initiative from the top deck.

In a report by BBC News on the new policing method, an officer is filmed catching a driver texting at the wheel of their Range Rover.

One driver was caught texting at the wheel, while another said they had been sending emails in the BBC film (Picture: BBC News)

Another driver was brought back to a central zone, agreeing to be on camera and even interviewed. He said he was aware he was breaking the law when ‘checking his emails’.

The driver, Michael Neel, said he was surprised to be pulled over but said it would act as a future deterrent. PC Mark Hodson, speaking from the top of a double decker, said: ‘Most of the offending is done in their lap, so unless we have a vantage point we can’t actually see if they’re committing the offence or not because we actually have to see the phone.


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‘And so, this gives us the ideal position to that from and not only that but we can train up all our neighbourhood policing PCSO’s and PCs to do exactly the same when they go on normal bus journeys in their own communities.’

Culled from Metro.co.uk

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Hundreds Run Naked Into Freezing North Sea To Celebrate Arrival Of Autumn

HUNDREDS of skinny dippers ran into the North Sea to celebrate the arrival of the Autumn Equinox this morning.

600 people ditched their clothes and charged into chilly waters at sunrise as part of the North East Skinny Dip.

Hundreds of skinny dippers charged into the North Sea this morning

Some of the in the buff bunch held hands as they raced into the briny off the coast of Druridge Bay, Northumberland

The naked horde fully embraced the freeing experience by splashing and paddling in the cold water.

Before taking the nude plunge, dippers were wowed by a female fire dancer and a percussion band as they gathered on the beach.

There were camp fires glowing as the growing crowd got ready to whip their kit off.

The in the buff swimmers charged into Druidge Bay in Northumberland
Some held hands as they braved the frigid waters
The annual event celebrates the autumn equinox

Jax Higginson organises the annual event, which is now in its seventh year, to raise money for Mind.

Artist Jax, who joined the nude crowd as they ran into the sea, has so far raised over £30,000 for the mental health charity.

Jax, from Sunderland, said: “It was really cold and really wild.

“We had at least 600 skinny-dippers taking part this year – 200 more people than we did last year.

“I have never ran into the sea with 600 people before, it was a first for me.

The event is entering its seventh year and has seen a steady growth in numbers
The event is organised to raise money for the mental health charity Mind.
Before they stormed into the sea they were treated to fire dance on the beach

Jax Higginson organises the annual event and has so far raised more than £30,000 for the charity
The fire dancer put on a spectacular display as they waited for dawn to break before dashing into the sea
One couple leap into the air as they charge into the freezing sea

A woman takes a seat in the surf as the sun rises during the event

“It made a big difference to the atmosphere. There were lots of people gathering on the beach this morning and lots of excitement.

“People do it for different reasons. Some people do it as a crazy, wild experience to step out of their comfort zone, some people do it to connect with nature and other people do it to celebrate life and their bodies.

“We always do it as close to the Autumn Equinox as possible. This is the first time we have dipped on the actual day of the Equinox.

“The exact moment was 2.30am this morning and we ran into the sea a few hours after.

“We had the most perfect conditions. It was really still and clear and we had some wild waves. It was wonderful.

“Every year I am just blown away by the people that commit to it and support it – I’m really grateful.”


Tesco Accidentally Filled Station Petrol Tank With Water

Tesco’s filling station in Eastville, Bristol, was closed and police were called to deal with stricken cars after the incident.

Videos show several broken down cars and vans on the forecourt, on a nearby roundabout, and on the road from the Tesco to the nearby M32.

Intial reports suggested the diesel and petrol tanks had been mixed up – but Tesco have now confirmed the issue was down to water in the tank.

Taking to social media, one driver said: “Don’t fill up from Tesco. They have mixed up petrol with diesel at the pump. They’ve put the wrong fuel in the pumps.

Four cars are broken down, God knows how many there are more.”

Accordong to the story reported by Daily Star, Tesco confirmed they do not believe this issue is impacting any other filling stations aside from the one in Eastville.

The motorist added: “Four cars are broken down, God knows how many there are more.

“Some of the cars have broken down on the motorway, some on the roundabouts – chaos.”

Video also shared on Twitter as a crowd of people gathered on the forecourt with their stricken vehicles.

Engineers are now on the scene and the Tesco petrol station is now closed while the issue is resolved.


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Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they were called to the M32 to reports of a broken down vehicle at 5.40am.

A spokesman for Tesco said: “Our preliminary investigation has found water in the fuel at one of the storage tanks at our Bristol East Extra petrol station.

“The petrol station remains closed whilst we investigate the cause, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers.”



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Justice for Harry Uzoka As 3 Men Including Another Nigerian Are Jailed For His Murder

Three men including another Nigerian have been jailed for killing a Nigerian born British model in a row over his girlfriend.

Harry Uzoka, 25, was stabbed in the heart by fellow model George Koh in west London in January after he went to settle the dispute.

Koh, convicted of murder at the Old Bailey in August, was given a life sentence with a minimum of 25 years.

Merse Dikanda was also found guilty of murder and jailed for at least 22 years, and Jonathan Okigbo was given a 14-year sentence for manslaughter.

Although initially friendly, the relationship between Mr Uzoka and Koh deteriorated after Koh claimed to have had sex with Mr Uzoka’s girlfriend Ruby Campbell, who is also a model.

The pair then exchanged angry text messages and arranged to gather some friends and meet up in Shepherd’s Bush for a fight.

Image caption(L_R) George Koh, Merse Dikanda and Jonathan Okigbo were jailed at the Old Bailey

Koh, Dikanda and Okigbo, all 24, took at least three knives – including a machete – with them to the rendezvous.

watch video clip of horrendous attack on Harry

Mr Uzoka recruited his flatmate Adrian Harper and they armed themselves with dumbbell bars.

Mr Harper told the jury he was “expecting a fist fight”.

But he said when he saw his friend again Mr Uzoka said “I’ve been stabbed,” and collapsed in the road.

Read more at bbc.co.uk

Polish Born NHS Midwife Who Could Not Understand English Suspended To Protect Mothers And Babies

An NHS midwife born in Poland has been suspended after her bosses discovered she had not delivered a single baby because she could barely understand English.

Barbara Fall, 35, has been suspended for 12 months to protect mothers and babies from a ‘real risk of harm’ in what has been branded a ‘colossal waste of taxpayers’ money’ by MPs.

She has not been struck off the nursing register but she will have to take a language test in a year, before she can return to work.

Midwife Barbara Fall has been suspended from nursing until she learns English (Picture: Ben Lack Photography)

Mrs Fall was demoted at Burnley General Teaching Hospital after her colleagues realised she could not grasp what they were saying.

She resigned and took her former bosses to a tribunal which held her case in Polish..

But she lost her claim for constructive dismissal and was instead suspended from practicing after her case was reported to the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

The hearing, chaired by Hilary Nightingale, gave her a 12-month suspension to give her time to improve her English and retake a language test.

Philip Davies, Tory MP for Shipley, West Yorkshire, said: ‘It is a complete farce. She was demoted at Burnley General Teaching Hospital before she quit (Picture: Google) ‘The fact the tribunal hearing had to be conducted in Polish says everything about the case. ‘It has been a colossal waste of taxpayers’ money and shows how crucial it is to have a robust English language test. Anyone who cannot pass it should not be working in the NHS.’

Fellow Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, said people working in the NHS should pass an English test before they are given any further training. ‘It’s just common sense,’ he said. ‘It has been a complete waste of public money all the way along, including the tribunal.

Translators are not cheap. This could all have been avoided.’

When Mrs Fall first registered to work in the UK, the International English Language Testing System for nurses did not apply to EU nationals.

When Mrs Fall first registered to work in the UK, the International English Language Testing System for nurses did not apply to EU nationals (Picture: Getty)

When she finally sat the test in January this year, her understanding of English was rated only four out of 10.

She scored five in reading and writing and had an overall score of 5.5. The minimum required is seven – which she only achieved in spoken English, an NMC disciplinary panel was told.

Ms Nightingale said: ‘The panel noted that Mrs Fall has accepted that her level of English does not meet the required standard and had demonstrated some insight. ‘However, the panel has seen no evidence that she is currently undertaking any courses in English language or making any continued efforts to improve her level of English. ‘The panel was of the view that patients would be at a real risk of harm should Mrs Fall be allowed to practice without having the necessary knowledge of English. ‘It therefore decided that a finding of impairment is necessary on the ground of public protection.’

The midwife started working for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in June 2016. She was employed as a Band 3 maternity support worker, on £18,000 a year, until January 2017 when she began a preceptorship – a monitored period of transition for all newly qualified staff – as a Band 5 midwife, with a £22,000 salary. MORE: UK Man, 20, arrested on suspicion of murder as hunt for missing student continues She was demoted back to Band 3 in October that year, due to ‘performance issues’ and quit in November 2017. The panel stated in its judgment that a striking off order would be ‘disproportionate’. East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust executive director of nursing Chris Pearson said: ‘Patient safety is, and always will be, our priority. ‘A good command of the English language is essential for safe, personal and effective care.

Metro.co.uk

Kenyan Government Deports Chinese National Who Called Black People And Kenyan President “Monkeys”

The Kenyan government has acted swiftly in ordering the deportation back to China of a Kenyan based motorcycle dealer who referred to Black people as “smelly” and “monkeys”

The sickening racist rant was caught on a recording made by a Kenyan employee

Police Launch Murder Enquiry After 19 Year Old Teen Is Shot To Death In Walthamstow

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was shot in Walthamstow.

Police were called shortly after 2300hrs on Saturday, 22 September, to a shooting in Vallentin Road, E17.

The victim – a 19-year-old man – was driven by friends to a north-east London hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2338hrs.

Officers believe they know his identity, but await formal identification and confirmation that next of kin have been informed. A post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course.

There has been no arrest at this early stage. Enquiries are ongoing.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting CAD 7639sep22

To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the https://crimestoppers-uk.org/website.