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  1. Hello, everyone!

    Welcome to the forum, take a good look around and you'll find a lot of questions, a lot of answers, and a lot of healthy debate! any questions just ask and please make sure you keep yourself abridged of the forum rules :) Kind Regards PCW
  2. From what I am aware, and it is not view of any force, the owner of the premises, be it private or rented, must still pay for damages caused if damage was caused with a legal policing reason.
  3. Update from BBC police officer has now passed away
  4. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39355940 Media captionMoment area around Houses of Parliament evacuated A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police. Several pedestrians were struck by a car on the bridge, before it crashed into railings. Police said there were "a number of casualties... including police officers" and a "full counter-terrorism inquiry" was under way. Prime Minister Theresa May is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency Cobra committee later. Met Police Commander BJ Harrington said he was unable to confirm details of casualties. Speaking outside Scotland Yard he urged the public to stay away from the area around Westminster to allow emergency services access. London Ambulance said it had treated at least 10 people on Westminster Bridge. Live coverage Eyewitness accounts How the news broke Video: Aftermath on the bridge 'Terror incident': In pictures Junior doctor Colleen Anderson from St Thomas' Hospital confirmed the death of the woman and said a number of other people were hurt - some with "catastrophic" injuries. She said she also treated a police officer in his 30s with a head injury, who had been taken to King's College Hospital. She said the woman had died at the scene. "There were people across the bridge. There were some with minor injuries, some catastrophic," she added. "Some had injuries they could walk away from or who have life-changing injuries. There were maybe a dozen [injured]." Image copyrightPA MPs said they had heard three or four gunshots and staff inside Parliament were told to stay inside their offices. Commons Leader David Lidington told MPs the "alleged assailant was shot by armed police". Shortly after the incident, a Downing Street source confirmed that Mrs May was safe. The prime minister was seen being ushered into a silver Jaguar car as what sounded like gunfire rang out at Parliament during the incident. Parliament was put into lockdown shortly after the attack at 14:40 GMT. Tom Peck, political editor for the Independent, tweeted: "There was a loud bang. Screams. Commotion. Then the sound of gunshots. Armed police everywhere." Media captionSteve Voake, eyewitness: "I tried to stop people coming on to the bridge" Press Association political editor Andrew Woodcock witnessed the scenes unfolding from his office window overlooking New Palace Yard. "I heard shouts and screams from outside and looked out, and there was a group of maybe 40 or 50 people running round the corner from Bridge Street into Parliament Square. "They appeared to be running away from something. "As the group arrived at the Carriage Gates, where policemen are posted at the security entrance, a man suddenly ran out of the crowd and into the yard. "He seemed to be holding up a long kitchen knife. "I heard what sounded like shots - I think about three of them - and then the next thing I knew there were two people lying on the ground and others running to help them. "Armed police were quickly on the scene and I heard them shouting to people to get out of the yard." 'Mowed down' In eye witness, Radoslaw Sikorski, a senior fellow at Harvard's Centre for European Studies, posted a video to Twitter showing people lying injured in the road on Westminster Bridge. Image copyrightALISON BASKERVILLE Image captionParliament went into lockdown after the attack Image copyrightAP Image copyrightAP He wrote: "A car on Westminster Bridge has just mowed down at least 5 people." Scotland Yard said it was called to a firearms incident on the bridge amid reports of several people injured. Transport for London said Westminster underground station has been shut at the police's request, and buses diverted. Media captionAerial views of Houses of Parliament Mr Lidington said: "It seems that a police officer has been stabbed, that the alleged assailant was shot by armed police. "An air ambulance is currently attending the scene to remove the casualties. "There are also reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster but I hope colleagues on all sides will appreciate that it'd be wrong of me to go into further details until we have confirmation from the police and from the House security authorities about what is going on."
  5. A constable in uniform ?

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    To even look at without
  7. Prohibition Notice

    If I've read correctly you've answered your own question, there should be explanatory notes provided and you will be committing an offence if you drive the vehicle on the road, whilst the prohibition notice is still in place. Now depending on the restrictions you may be able to drive it to a pre arranged not appointment but I'm not 100% sure on that as I don't know what you've been given. Although the explanatory notes should help you
  8. Prohibition Notice

    I'm not sure if this is a statement or a question? Welcome to the forum
  9. Direct entry as Inspector.

    From what I am aware with the direct entry scheme it is very strict. Each candidate must pass College of Policing assessments prior to be attested, once attested and on the final course they must do a period at each rank PC/SGT/INSP and with each one they will have a tutor/assessor and if they do not pass they will either A be given a learning plan (if it is a case of not having had the opportunity to show requisite skills in the assessment period) or have their employment terminated. Meaning that they will not go down to PC and take that role, if they don't get through, they're gone. It does appear to be strict on applicant numbers and suitability with the candidates all doing NPPF training. Although that being said, hands on experience and prior knowledge account for a lot. Now throwing a twist into the picture, what if a special constable (don't slate me just yet) with many years experience, independent in post and a regular attendee, goes for the position of direct entry. They will have prior knowledge (albeit not knowledge of everything) and some hands on experience...
  10. Direct entry as Inspector.

    A friendly warning, If this topic keeps descending into personal digs, It shall be closed and that will be the end of it. Once again debate and discussion are encouraged but please refrain from personally targeting other forum users.
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    And the red button nearby
  12. Dealing with infant death

    I, rightly or wrongly, tend to try and shut things away, I have one or two close work friends who I can talk to it about, that aren't councillors or anyone from that side of things. But people who I can sit and have a drink and chat about it. No names no specific detail. just an ear and it helps Edit: just to add I tip my hat to anyone that is an FLO. Not a job for me, not at this point in time anyway
  13. Fortunately the officer has not sustained major injuries and is currently recovering. It is dangerous out there and it disgusts me that people will do this sort of thing
  14. Source:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38904430?intlink_from_url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-hereford-worcester-38302430&link_location=live-reporting-story Image copyright Google Maps Image caption A silver Honda estate failed to stop after the collision on the junction of Oat Street and Cowl Street (generic junction photo above) A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a hit-and-run in which a police officer was injured. A silver Honda estate failed to stop after the collision on the junction of Oat Street and Cowl Street, Evesham, Worcestershire, at 13:20 GMT on Tuesday. The officer was taken to hospital with minor leg and head injuries and the abandoned vehicle was found in Longford Close, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. A 46-year-old Evesham man was arrested. Read more news for Herefordshire and Worcestershire A 49-year-old woman from the Evesham area was later arrested on suspicion of obstructing police, a spokesman said
  15. Boots and equipment

    Oh and don't forget a torch, unless your force supply you with a decent one it might be worth and investment. We get issued with maglights which no one uses apart from propping doors, but it's under review...