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BBC: Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier' Breast screen error 'could have been spotted earlier' 25 May 2018 Image copyright AFP Image caption Breast cancer screening is offered once every three years to women aged 50 to 70 in England Thousands more women in England may have missed out on breast screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a leading cancer expert. Earlier this month, the health secretary said a 2009 computer failure may have shortened up to 270 lives. But Prof Peter Sasieni said the problems go back to 2005, and could have been spotted earlier. Public Health England said the analysis was "flawed". And it said an independent review would look at all aspects of the breast screening service. PHE discovered in January that some women aged 68-71 had not received their final invitation for breast screening. Jeremy Hunt told the Commons that 450,000 women were affected between 2009 and the start of 2018. Prof Sasieni, professor of cancer prevention at King's College London, looked closely at data from the breast cancer screening programme in England from 2004 to 2017 in a letter published in The Lancet. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Early detection of breast cancers offers the best chance of survival He found that the proportion of 65-70 year old eligible women invited for screening was consistently less than those invited aged 55-64, dating back to 2004-05 when the programme was first extended to include women up to their 71st birthday. A third of eligible women should have been invited every year - but the data shows it was 31% in 2006-07, increasing to nearly 35% in 2016-17. In comparison, more women in younger age groups were invited each year. The difference amounts to 140,000 between 2005 and 2008 - adding up to a total of more than 502,000 missing out since 2005, Prof Sasieni concluded. Breast screening error angers survivor and family of deceased Health secretary reveals breast screening letters error Is the NHS screening programme working? Breast cancer screening 'does more harm than good' Prof Sasieni, who is also lead investigator of the Cancer Research UK programme in cancer screening and statistics, said: "Data that could have alerted people to the lack of invitations being sent to women aged 70 was publicly available, but no one looked at it carefully enough." Although the error should not be seen as "a major public health failure" and women should not feel anxious, he said it was right "to investigate how this error occurred and why it was not spotted for so long". He added: "It is important that the computer systems used to run our cancer screening programmes are reviewed and, if necessary replaced - and that detailed anonymous data are made available for independent scrutiny." 'Important facts' Prof John Newton, director of health improvement at Public Health England, said: "This is a flawed analysis which fails to take into account some important facts, such as when the breast screening programme was rolled out to all 70 year olds in England or when a clinical trial was started called Age X." This trial looked at offering screening to women from 47 up to the age of 73 to see what the risks and benefits would be. Prof Newton said their top priority was making sure that all women who did not receive an invitation for a screen were supported. Baroness Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Now, said it was "concerning" to hear that even more women could have been affected by missed screening invitations. "We urge Public Health England to make clear the full extent of the error as soon as possible," she said. The risk of breast cancer increases with age and screening helps early detection of cancers, offering the best chance of survival. But it is not yet known whether for women over 70 the long-term benefits of screening outweigh the risks. View the full article Read this Met Police 'use force more often' against black people Metropolitan Police officers are four times more likely to use force against black people compared with the white population, new figures suggest. The Met used force 62,000 times in 2017-18 with more than a third of incidents involving black people. Techniques such as verbal instructions and using firearms were recorded. The Met Police said: "The proportionate use of force is essential in some circumstances to protect the public and often themselves from violence." Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the "disproportionate use of force is discriminatory". Full Story Read this BBC: Life terms for men who killed children in fire Two men jailed for Salford house fire murders 24 May 2018 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe attack on the family's house in Salford was captured on CCTV Two men who murdered four children by torching their home with petrol bombs have been given life sentences. Zak Bolland, 23, and David Worrall, 26, were convicted of murdering Demi, Brandon, Lacie and Lia Pearson in Walkden, Salford in December. Courtney Brierley, 20, was cleared of their murders but found guilty of four counts of manslaughter following the blaze. Bolland was jailed for a minimum of 40 years and Worrall for 37 years. A judge at Manchester Crown Court also sentenced Brierley to 21 years in a young offenders institution. Mr Justice William Davis said the four children "died a terrible death". Sandra Lever, the children's grandmother, said the offenders were "evil". "To think and do anything like this with four babies in the house, and a woman, and two other children, it's just beyond me." Image copyright Police handout Image caption Lia, Demi, Brandon and Lacie died in the fire and their mother Michelle Pearson was left in a coma The jury heard Bolland, who lived 300 yards from the Pearsons, was high on drink and drugs when he launched the fatal attack, which was motivated by a petty feud with the victims' 17-year-old brother Kyle Pearson. Along with Worrall, he filled two glass bottles with £1.50 of petrol bought from a local garage, stuffing the tops with tissue paper as they prepared the attack shortly before 05:00 GMT. They removed a fence panel from the garden of the family's home in Jackson Street, smashed a kitchen window and threw in the two lit petrol bombs. One landed near the stairs, blocking the only exit to the ground floor and trapping the victims upstairs as flames engulfed the three-bedroom mid-terrace house. Image copyright GMP Image caption Zak Bolland (left) and David Worrall were found guilty of the murders of four siblings Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, all died in the blaze. Their mother, Michelle Pearson, 36, was rescued, severely injured, along with her youngest daughter, Lia, aged three, who died in hospital two days later. Neighbour Karen Kormoss told the jury during the murder trial Mrs Pearson screamed "not the kids" as the flames took hold. She said she saw the windows blown out and flames coming from upstairs and downstairs within two minutes. Image copyright GMFRS Image caption Bolland and Worrall threw two lit petrol bombs at the family's home Mrs Pearson dialled 999 but she was overcome with heat and smoke before completing the call. She spent four months in a coma and still suffers with dreadful burns and has had several infections. She has been told about the deaths of her children but "it's questionable how much she's absorbed and is aware of what she's been told", the court heard. Bolland was found guilty of three counts of the attempted murder of Mrs Pearson, Kyle, and his friend Bobby Harris who was staying at their house. Worrall, of no fixed address, was found guilty of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent. Image copyright GMP Image caption Bolland's then-girlfriend Courtney Brierley was found guilty of four counts of manslaughter Worrall and Brierley broke down in tears as the verdicts were read out in court. Bolland blinked and looked down to the floor. The court heard Bolland was friends with Kyle until the defendant's car was set on fire and his house windows smashed and he blamed the teenager. Mrs Pearson had called police on at least five occasions in the two weeks before her children died, saying Bolland was threatening to use fire to harm her family. He set their wheelie bin set on fire two days before the fatal fire and threatened to "kill 'em all" four hours before he torched the house, the court heard. CCTV shown to the jury showed Bolland and Worrall at the address at 04:55 for one minute and five seconds. The cameras recorded a flash then a larger second one from the petrol bombs, before they fled. Bolland, who admitted throwing the second petrol bomb but denied all other charges said he intended only to damage the house which he thought was not occupied. "I heard like a big whoosh. I didn't look back," he told the jury. Image copyright PA Image caption Zak Bolland lived 300 yards from the Pearsons Worrall, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, said he thought they were only going to set fire to wheelie bins and denied throwing a petrol bomb. Brierley, from Walkden, said she did not know the two men had petrol bombs and claims Bolland had a "controlling influence" over her during their "toxic" relationship. Det Ch Insp Lewis Hughes said it was one of the "most heartbreaking cases" he had ever dealt with. "I am glad that the sentences these three have received today reflect their atrocious acts, but nothing can change what has happened and nothing can bring back the children," he said. An investigation into Greater Manchester Police by the Independent Office for Police Conduct was suspended pending the outcome of the trial. View the full article Read this Police chief wins £870k after suffering sexist bullying from FEMALE boss who complained about squad's 'macho culture' and a male officer walking through the office in just a towel A riot squad chief inspector has won a landmark sexism case against a female boss who objected to beers being in the work fridge and male officers walking around in towels. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5760163/Met-police-chief-inspector-wins-sexism-case-against-female-senior-colleague.html Read this BBC: Berlinah Wallace jailed for life for Mark van Dongen acid attack Berlinah Wallace jailed for life for Mark van Dongen acid attack 23 May 2018 Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police Image caption Berlinah Wallace threw sulphuric acid at her former partner, Mark van Dongen A woman who threw sulphuric acid at her former partner, which led to him ending his life, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years. Berlinah Wallace, 48, hurled the corrosive fluid at Dutch engineer Mark van Dongen in Bristol in 2015. At Bristol Crown Court, Mrs Justice Nicola Davies told Wallace it was "an act of pure evil". She was cleared of murdering her former partner but found guilty of throwing a corrosive substance with intent. View the full article Read this BBC: UK becoming 'cocaine capital' of Europe, warns minister UK becoming 'cocaine capital' of Europe, warns minister 22 May 2018 Related TopicsLondon violence Image copyright PA Image caption There have been 67 murders in the capital in 2018 The UK "is fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe", the security minister has said. Ben Wallace told MPs that technology was enabling young people to trade drugs, communicate in a safe space and make connections like never before. He said he wished he had more money amid concerns from Labour MPs over police cuts. Warning of more killings, Labour's David Lammy said ministers must ask themselves "do black lives matter?" Calling for urgent action in response to the 67 murders in the capital so far this year, the Labour MP said the figure could rise to 100 by the autumn and he could not help thinking that more attention would have been paid if this level of violent crime was happening in a "leafy shire". Mayor urges 'targeted' stop and search'Junk food' Tube adverts may be banned Met hands murder inquiry to City police The children forced to sell drugs His comments came as MPs debated the government's serious violence strategy. 'County lines' The minister said the ubiquity of smart phones and growth of encryption had, increasingly, cut out the "middle men" when it came to international drug-dealing. "Young people have the ability to order drugs, and gangs have the ability to have delivered to their door large packets of drugs from Albanian or Serbian drug gangs, or indeed from local drug gangs," he said. "That has put a real power into a system where at the same time the UK is fast becoming the biggest consumer of cocaine in Europe, so there is a high demand by the consumer." Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Labour's David Lammy said young people were picking up knives for their own protection Cocaine was, he said, no longer "the preserve of the yuppie or the rich" and its increasing use in rural communities such as his Lancashire constituency was causing turf wars between different criminal gangs as they sought to enforce their so-called "county lines". "It is a high-margin, high-supply drug at the moment, and that is fuelling that increased violence. "With those serious organised criminals...they don't just put a 15-year-old in a house or they 'cuckoo' the house; they provide a weapon to enforce the drug line. "And sometimes, if the 15-year-old is not a willing participant, they will ruthlessly enforce that county line with violence, and they will kill those people and they'll kill the local drug dealers if they get in their way." 'Hidden in bushes' Promising that new measures to crack down on the possession of knives and a consultation on extending stop and search powers would be brought before Parliament within weeks, Mr Wallace warned the UK could not "arrest our way" out of some of challenges it faced. "I wish I had more money," he said. "I didn't come in here to cut things. There is sometimes a suggestion that we had a choice and we chose not to spend money." Mr Lammy said demand for drugs was "driving violence" and young people living on estates were picking up knives not because they were gang members but because they feared for their lives. "They are hiding them in bushes on the way to school and they're finding them on Saturdays and Sundays because they're scared," he said. The Tottenham MP suggested there was a racial dimension to how the issue was being treated, questioning whether the authorities would be talking about awareness-raising exercises and funding for at-risk children if "50 or 60 white middle-class young people were killed in Surrey or Kent in the space of five months". "This debate must also quite properly, as it has already done, land on the issue of whether in fact black lives matter in this country. "If we don't solve this problem by the autumn we will be over 100 - you heard it here first - young people, more than New York, dead in this country. "Do black lives matter or not? That is the question for the minister." His colleague Lyn Brown said for the past year her East Ham community had been "haunted" by violence as she read out the names of the nine young people killed since the start of 2017. View the full article Read this BBC :: Moped crime: New rules to protect police pursuit drivers Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44204844 Read this Watch motorist's wrecking spree - which sparked terror alert in Blackpool Some interesting footage. What would your first reaction be? Possibly distressing for some, you will see some people get knocked over. https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/warning-distressing-content-watch-motorist-s-wrecking-spree-which-sparked-terror-alert-in-blackpool-in-full-1-9170764 Read this Read More Police News