Policing news

The following are a selection of articles concerning the police that were featured on BBCI over the past week:-

Policing News

David Edwards death: Wife charged with murdering husband

A new bride has been charged with murdering her solicitor husband in Lancashire. Sharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, is accused of killing David Edwards, 51. She has been remanded in custody and will appear at Preston Magistrates' Court later. Mr Edwards, who worked in central and east Lancashire, was found with a stab wound to his chest at their £300,000 four-bedroom home on Sunday evening. He was pronounced dead at the scene. It earlier emerged that Mr Edwards had recently returned from his honeymoon with his new wife. The victim had been a solicitor for 26 years and was a partner at a local law firm, Kevills, based in Chorley, until being made redundant recently.

Mother admits cruelty after abandoning baby in Southport arcade

A mother who abandoned her newborn daughter in a toilet cubicle at an amusement arcade has admitted cruelty. Nicola Glover's baby was found at Silcock's Amusements in Southport, Merseyside, on 16 April. The 30-year-old, from Prescot, will be sentenced on 7 October at Liverpool Crown Court after further psychiatric reports have been prepared. Nurses who cared for the baby at Ormskirk Hospital named her April.

Ten children treated in Stockton after taking drugs

Ten children have been treated in hospital on Teesside after taking drugs. The youths, aged from 12 to 16, were treated at the University Hospital of North Tees at the weekend after taking substances including gabapentin, amitriptyline, diazepam and cocaine. Andy Simpson, head of the accident and emergency department, said the drugs could kill. Cleveland Police said it was investigating. Mr Simpson said: "These drugs can lead to serious breathing difficulties and can lead to people needing to be ventilated. "I have also seen deaths from young people taking amitriptyline. "While taking these drugs can be seen as a bit of fun, it is definitely not that in my view. "We are appealing to younger people, please do not take these drugs. They can make you seriously ill or even kill you. It's just not worth taking the risk." DS Jim Devine from Cleveland Police said: "We are working closely with neighbourhood officers to investigate the circumstances around how a number of youths came to be hospitalised after consuming drugs. "Our prime concern is the welfare of these teenagers and we will be visiting each one to try and identify the source of the drugs and to educate them on the dangers of taking illegal drugs and other medical drugs that are not prescribed to them."

East Midlands police forces to 'share senior officers'

Three East Midlands' police forces are drawing up plans to share some staff including assistant chief constables in a move to cut costs. Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire will introduce the changes by early 2016. The three forces already work together on major crime and forensics units. Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said some job losses were likely, but did not have an exact figure.

Shoreham air crash: Victim hailed a hero for 'saving family'

A father has hailed the limousine driver who gave way to his car moments before the Shoreham air crash as an "angel" who saved his family. Chauffeur Maurice Abrahams, 76, from Brighton, is among 11 people thought to have been killed when a vintage jet crashed into traffic on the A27. Michael Sturgess said after Mr Abrahams "let him in" the lights changed, holding his classic Daimler back. "Traffic lights went red and that's when he got hit," he told the BBC. "Someone was looking down on us, really. "That's why I've come down to bring some flowers to his family. Once all the roads open, we're going to put more down and send some to his family," Mr Sturgess told