Policing news

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

Policing News

Boy, 16, dies after being hit by a car in Sefton Park

A 16-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car in Liverpool. The pedestrian suffered a serious head injury when he was hit by an Audi on Mossley Hill Drive near Sefton Park at about 19:40 GMT on Monday. Police said he was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. A 24-year-old man from Dingle has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Police have asked for any witnesses to contact them.

Northumbria Police in orange pill drug death warning

Police are warning people against taking a bright orange pill which is believed to have killed a man in Jarrow. The 22-year-old man died in hospital on Tuesday hours after taking what police believe was ecstasy. Northumbria Police said the pills were "bright orange and distinctive" and should be handed into officers. The man became unwell at about 03:00 BST at a house on Foxhomes. A post-mortem examination is yet to take place but police have issued a warning about the drugs. Det Insp Sean McGuigan said: "If anyone is offered them, or has them in their possession, then we would encourage them to hand them in to police." The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because there was "police contact prior to death". The BBC understands this contact was the police going to the house along with paramedics when the man was reported to be unwell.

Abdirahman Abdirizak Mahmoud Adam death: Man convicted

A 18-year-old man has been found guilty of the murder of another man after a "seemingly insignificant argument" in a busy city street. Mucaad Ali Farah stabbed Abdirahman Abdirizak Mahmoud Adam in St Matthews Way, Leicester, in May. The 22-year-old sustained a single stab wound to his chest and died later in hospital. Police said Farah, of Bishopdale Road, Leicester, had shown no remorse. He will be sentenced on Tuesday.

Hampshire PE teacher 'took baths with teenage girls'

A PE teacher gave massages and took baths with "highly-impressionable" teenage girls before indecently assaulting them, a court has heard. Richard Hilary is accused of 14 charges of sexual assault against five girls while working as a teacher and coach in Hampshire in the 1970s and 80s. His trial at Winchester Crown Court heard he would take naked pictures of his victims and ask them to perform sex acts on him. He denies the offences.

Man jailed over 160 guns found in Gillingham house fire

A 74-year-old man has been jailed for five years after 160 guns were found at his home following a fire. The weapons and ammunition, including machine guns and assault rifles, were discovered at Paul Bushell's home in Nelson Road, Gillingham on 7 May. Sentencing at Maidstone Crown Court, Judge Philip Statman said the haul posed a "significant risk to the community". Bushell had earlier pleaded guilty to firearms offences.

Police launch two-week weapons surrender in England and Wales

People in England and Wales have two weeks to hand in guns, other weapons and ammunition to police stations without being punished for possession. People who surrender firearms will not automatically be charged, but will be if they are later connected to a crime. Police say many firearms are held in ignorance of their illegality. The parents of 18-year-old Yusuf Sonko, who was shot dead in Liverpool on 2 June, have called on people to hand in any firearms. Papa and Kajdijah Sonko spoke to BBC Breakfast about finding out that their son had been killed. Mr Sonko said he was "a bright boy who had finished his last exam to go to university", and was "in the wrong place at the wrong time". Kajdijah Sonko pleaded with anyone who owns a gun to give it into police. She added: "Every single day another family is crying."