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A tale of two incidents: Martin Richardson and the inconsistency of local policing

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Martin Richardson, the man behind the Happidrome amusements centre in Southend, has been busy fighting to keep the town’s prized seafront safe. For him, the Marine Parade is a jewel in Southend’s community. So when anti- social behaviour occurs, he puts his 60 CCTV cameras to work to help the police do their job and make the seafront a...

Police can now confiscate betting slips as part of new crimefighting measures

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New measures to combat organised crime will see betting slips treated by Police as if they were cash. Police will also be able to seize items of value such as watches, stamps and precious stones where they are suspected of being involved in illegal activity, in the same way they already do with currency. “This is a significant step in ensuring...

Police raid Northern Ireland gambling ring

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Police in Northern Ireland have scored a win in the crackdown on illegal gambling practices in the region with the confiscation of a high number of illegal machines.   A raid in Ballymena lasted six hours resulting in a total of 96 gaming machines being seized, along with a sizeable sum of cash. Police said that a further investigation into affiliated...

Fruit machine smashed and grabbed in pub robbery

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A Wigan pub saw its fruit machine smashed in a robbery on Monday evening.   A man wearing a mask stole from the machine before reaching into the till for more cash and threatening the landlord. Police are currently appealing for witnesses to trace the man following the raid at the Oak Tree Inn on Belle Green Lane in Ince, Wigan, at...

Police response criticised after repeat Canvey break-ins

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With policing levels emerging as a topic of contention in next month’s general election, Canvey seaside operator Scott Petty has revealed his own less than satisfactory experience with local law enforcement.   The owner of a Canvey Island amusement park has criticised Essex police after it endured the latest in a series of break-ins. Scott Petty, who operates Leisure Island Fun Park...

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