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BBC: RMT angry at Chris Grayling's rail fare index suggestion RMT angry at Chris Grayling's rail fare index suggestion 15 August 2018 Image caption Rail fare rises are calculated using the Retail Price Index A suggestion that rail fare and wage increases should be linked to a lower inflation measure has sparked an angry response from unions. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling wants future increases to be based on the Consumer Price Index, rather than the current, higher Retail Price Index. The RMT union accused him of trying to impose a "pay cap" on its members. It comes on the day that the government publishes the latest RPI figure, which will influence rail fares from January. Under the current system, July's RPI sets the maximum rise for regulated fares in January. That figure, which will be announced at 0930 BST, is expected to be about 3.5%. Image copyright Jonathan Brady/PA Wire Image caption The RMT Union has 83,000 members from across the transport industry Mr Grayling said he wanted to see "lower levels of increases for passengers in future". He also said that, if a lower measure of inflation is used to calculate ticket price increases, then it should also be used for costs, including annual rises to workers' salaries. In response, RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "If Chris Grayling seriously thinks that front line rail workers are going to pay the price for his gross incompetence and the greed of the private train companies he's got another thing coming. "This is a basket case government and a lame duck transport secretary continuing all-out war on staff and passengers alike. Protests planned "RMT will fight any attempt to impose a pay cap on our members in a drive to protect private train company profits." Meanwhile, RMT is organising protests on Wednesday outside stations in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and Edinburgh against fare rises. The union claims passengers are paying "through the nose" for overcrowded services. Research found the cost of rail travel has increased more than twice as fast as wages since 2008. The TUC said fares have risen by 42% over the past 10 years, while nominal weekly earnings have only grown by 18%. View the full article Read this NCA: 51 children potential victims of trafficking in EU-wide action Home News 51 children potential victims of trafficking in EU-wide action Return to News 14 August 2018 51 children and 72 adults were identified as potential victims of trafficking last month in a Europe-wide week of action involving 33 law enforcement agencies in the UK. The National Crime Agency (NCA) coordinated the operation in the UK during which 44 people were arrested for a range of criminality, including rape of a child, sexual assault and modern slavery offences. A further 41 suspects were arrested across Europe. This activity, which took place between 2 – 8 July 2018, was undertaken under the banner of Project Aidant, the NCA-led law enforcement response to modern slavery and human trafficking. 64 potential victims were reported in the UK alone, 30 of whom were children. Four of the children were believed to be victims of labour exploitation, 13 involved in county lines activity and 12 were victims of sexual abuse and exploitation. This phase of Aidant was part of a UK-led, Europol EMPACT initiative focused on trafficking in human beings, with a total of 22 member states taking part. Adam Thompson from the NCA’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit said: “There are criminal networks operating throughout Europe involved in trafficking vulnerable children across continents and exploiting them for their own financial gain. “Some of these children end up being exploited in, and trafficked around, the UK being sexually abused, used a cheap labour or forced into criminality. “Working with our European partners is key to tackling this threat at the source, safeguarding victims and improving the intelligence picture, particularly around trafficking routes into the UK. Anyone that suspects modern slavery is taking place can call their local police on 101 or the Modern Slavery Helpline on 08000 121 700. Share this Page: View the full article Read this BBC: Parliament car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured Parliament car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured 14 August 2018 A man has been arrested after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say. A number of pedestrians have been injured, the Met Police said. The incident happened at 07:37, prompting a major police response. Streets around Millbank, Parliament Square and Victoria Tower Gardens have been cordoned off, as armed police, ambulances and firefighters attended the scene. Images posted to social media showed a man surrounded by officers being led away from the car in handcuffs. Euronews/NBC UK correspondent Vincent McAviney tweeted a video of the incident as it unfolded. Skip Twitter post by @VinnyMcAv Report End of Twitter post by @VinnyMcAv Scotland Yard said: "At 07:37hrs today, a car was in collision with barriers outside the Houses of Parliament. "The male driver of the car was detained by officers at the scene. A number of pedestrians have been injured. Officers remain at the scene. We will issue further info when we have it." The Houses of Parliament are surrounded with security barriers of steel and concrete. View the full article Read this NCA: Man who supplied drugs and gun to gangs gets 17 years Return to News 13 August 2018 A 28-year-old man who supplied drugs and a firearm to organised criminals in London has been jailed for 17-and-a-half years years. Dardan Sadikaj, along with his criminal associates, had been under surveillance by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) for 16 months before he was arrested on 9 January 2018 in Coquelles, France. In September 2016, OCP officers watched as Sadikaj met with his cousin, Besard Mustafaj at the Sunrise Carwash on Barking High Road. Mustafaj left and was seen taking a white plastic bag from a woman on Gillette Road. He was arrested shortly after and a converted Baikal pistol along with a magazine containing two live rounds was recovered from the bag. In covert recordings of Sadikaj obtained by the OCP, he explains that Mustafaj had been picking up the firearm for him so that he could sell it on to a customer. In May 2017, referring to the gun as a ‘strap’, he said: “Caught him in a strap right here… they knew it was for me… the other boys, I knew them, they wanted to get straps off me so I was giving ‘em the strap…” In further conversations recorded between February and May 2017, Sadikaj repeatedly makes reference to importing, cutting and selling hundreds of kilos of class A drugs including cocaine and heroin. When discussing his criminal enterprise in May 2017, he said: “If we sell two units we make 14… We keep one guy here to do the food… One of our guys will be in Belgium… We'll distribute it at a garage… I've got full trust in it, my vision is that in 6 months, all of us will walk away with one mil each.” The term ‘units’ refers to kilos blocks and ‘food’ is code for cocaine. In the same month, Ergys Osmanja, an associate of Sadikaj, was arrested following the handover of 5kgs of cocaine in North London. OCP officers searched Osmanja’s flat in Proton House on Blackwall Way, Poplar and recovered £6,000 in cash, a hydraulic press for forming blocks of cocaine, and one kilo of herbal cannabis. Sadikaj had previously identified the flat as a location for someone to pick up drugs and was seen driving past the building twice on the day it was raided. Sadikaj pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and a firearm and was sentenced today at Blackfriars Crown Court to 17-and-a-half years in prison. Matt McMillan from the Organised Crime Partnership said: “Organised criminals like Sadikaj dealing in the supply of class A drugs perpetuate gang culture and serious violence which spreads through their supply chains and out, also putting innocent members of the public at risk. “Not only was Sadikaj an established drug dealer, he was prepared to supply other criminal gangs with a ready-to-use firearm, providing them with the tools to intimidate others and potentially end lives. “We are aligned in our efforts with the Metropolitan Police to disrupt criminals willing to fuel the illicit activities that spread violence and protect Londoners from harm.” Share this Page: View the full article Read this BBC: Ten people in hospital after Manchester shooting Ten people in hospital after Manchester shooting 12 August 2018 Image copyright PA Ten people have been hospitalised after shots were fired in the Moss Side area of Manchester. Greater Manchester Police said the victims had suffered "minor to major injuries". Armed police were called to the incident in Claremont Road at about 02:30 on Sunday. Several people were in the area following the Caribbean Carnival, which had finished some hours before, the force said. Det Sup Debbie Dooley said: "We currently have a number of people in hospital all being treated for different injuries, but thankfully most do not appear to be life-threatening at this time. "Officers are trying to establish exactly where this incident took place and who is responsible for such a dangerous attack." Extra officers will be patrolling the area over the coming days to reassure the public, she added. View the full article Read this BBC: Deptford fire: Two men arrested after boy's fire death Deptford fire: Two men arrested after boy's fire death 11 August 2018 Image copyright Family handout Image caption Joel Urhie dreamed of becoming a firefighter, his family said Two men have been arrested suspicion of murder after a seven-year-old boy was killed in a house fire. Joel Urhie died in a "very severe fire" at his home in Adolphus Street, Deptford, south-east London, in the early hours of Tuesday. His mother Sophie and sister Sarah jumped to safety from the first floor. The arrested men, aged 21 and 29, have also been held on suspicion of attempted murder and arson with intent to endanger life, the Met Police said. They were arrested at residential addresses in south London and have been taken to a south London police station for questioning. View the full article Read this NCA: Wolverhampton man acted as banker for people smuggling network Return to News 10 August 2018 Egyptian national, Ahmed Saleh Elsayed Mustafa, 39, was arrested by National Crime Agency officers in January 2017 as part of a joint operation with the Danish police. His criminal boss and now convicted people smuggler, Mohamed Elsaid Khalil Ali, was arrested in Esbjerg, Denmark shortly before Mustafa's arrest. Ali facilitated the travel of 51 migrants who entered the UK from Denmark via the port of Immingham hidden within freight lorries between May 2016 and January 2017. In the six months leading up to his arrest, Mustafa received £10,200 from members of the people smuggling network which he was instructed to launder for Ali. Analysis of Mustafa’s phone records showed that all three of his phones had received numerous calls from Ali in that time. In recordings obtained by the Danish police, the pair discussed the people smuggling operation. From one of the conversations dated 12 November 2016, investigators linked Mustafa’s movement of money to the facilitation of a particular migrant’s entry into the UK. The migrant was detained two days later after attempting to enter the port of Immingham illegally. On 6 August 2018 at Birmingham Crown Court, Mustafa pleaded guilty to money laundering and helping an asylum seeker to enter the United Kingdom. He was sentenced today to three years and six months in prison. Senior Investigating Officer, Neil Gardner, said: “Mustafa was a key enabler for a criminal enterprise that risked human lives for financial gain. “His actions allowed the network to access the cash needed to pay for illegal identity documents, travel and accommodation and ultimately fund further criminal activity. “By collaborating with our international partners the NCA has assisted in dismantling a people smuggling network and protected the security of the UK border.” Share this Page: View the full article Read this NCA: Drug dealer with more than £1m worth in flat was “just storing them for someone else” Return to News 10 August 2018 A drug dealer has been jailed for eight years after telling National Crime Agency investigators that £1m worth of drugs in his home were being stored for someone else. Edward Donaldson had 25,595 ecstasy tablets worth up to £256,000 alone stored in his flat in Southview court, Waterloo, Liverpool. NCA officers found a haul that included: £3,000 cash, 84.8g of crystal MDMA, 229g of cocaine, cathinone derivatives (like amphetamine) worth £774,135 and psychoactive drug mexedrone worth £30,000 – totalling more than £1m. Donaldson, 39, had banked £27,810 in unexplained cash between March 2015 and March 2017. In interview with the NCA he said he was storing the drugs for someone whom he refused to name. The drugs were kept in holdalls, a suitcase, in a hallway cupboard and also within a void above Donaldson’s fridge. Smaller sized dealer packages had also been prepared. NCA officers arrested Donaldson on 20 March 2017 at Manchester Airport as he tried to collect a consignment that Border Force officers had intercepted. Donaldson’s phone showed a text conversation with someone called Hath about a “kid” dying after taking drugs in Newcastle: Hath: ‘Some kid died in Newcastle last night ‘ Donaldson: ’Not off mine jarg them ours r proper‘ Hath: ‘I’ll ask another kid tomorrow im meeting’ Donaldson: ‘Ok let me know asap as theyre flying out mate’ Hath: ‘Cant believe your fella is brown bread probably had one of your little fellas……’ Donaldson: ‘Listen mine are the bo!!***s lad…nothing better’ Donaldson admitted a range of charges including intent to supply class A and B drugs and was jailed at Liverpool Crown Court today. NCA senior investigating officer Jon Hughes said: “This operation demonstrates the NCA’s commitment to tackling drugs supply, which ploughs money back into other serious and organised crime and fuels violence and exploitation. “Among Donaldson’s drugs haul were psychoactive substances which have been linked to emergency hospital admissions and deaths in some cases – like other drugs, you can’t be sure what’s in them. “The Border Force interception helped us to prevent these drugs being sold in towns and cities across the North West and beyond.” Share this Page: View the full article Read this Read More Police News