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When things go wrong
Firearms in Policing have become a hot topic recently but at the moment there is an enquiry into the death of Stuart Grainger when a catalogue of errors appears to be unfolding. What happens when things go wrong. So far there is huge criticism of a fatal Police shooting. It appears that Intelligence was way out of date, and that there was apparent incompetence by the people in charge.
There is perhaps little doubt that the officer firing the fatal shot was acting in good faith.
When things go wrong in firearms cases it has tragic consequences.
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Police are caught on camera tasering the founder of THEIR OWN race relations group in the face after mistaking him for a wanted man
Disturbing footage has emerged of the moment police tasered a founder of their own force's race relations group in the face
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BBC: Man evicted from hospital for blocking bed for two years
Man evicted from hospital for blocking bed for two years
20 January 2017
From the section Norfolk
The James Paget University Hospital said the man had been fit to be discharged
A hospital applied for a court order to remove a patient who had occupied a bed "unnecessarily" for more than two years.
The man, who cannot be named due to patient confidentiality, had refused to leave the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk.
The hospital said he had been "fit for discharge" and had been offered appropriate accommodation.
It said the decision to go to court was a last resort and "not taken lightly".
The man had been at the hospital in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, since August 2014.
'Using a hospital as a hotel'
A patient who had been in the same ward said it had been an "open secret" at the hospital that he had been there for more than two years.
The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she was "disgusted".
"It's ridiculous, it's using a hospital as a hotel," she said.
The man was at the hospital from August 2014 to January 2017
The hospital applied to the court for a possession order to claim back the bed occupied by the man.
It was granted on 1 December and the man was evicted on 10 January.
Anna Hills, the hospital's director of governance, said: "The gentleman repeatedly refused all offers of appropriate accommodation organised by our local authority and social care partners, despite being fit for discharge.
"As a last resort, the trust had to apply to the court to allow us to remove the gentleman from the hospital.
"The decision to go to court was not taken lightly but our priority has to be considering the needs of all our patients."
The hospital said the man had been placed in accommodation in the community.
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Metro: Man banned from sex by police is jailed after one night stand
A man who was banned from having sex has been jailed after a one night stand.
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