Policing news

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

Policing News

Michael Warham: Fourth arrest in Shrewsbury teen stabbing probe

A fourth person has been arrested by police investigating the stabbing of a teenager in a street in Shrewsbury. Michael Warham, 16, from Liverpool, was found in Wayford Close in Meole Brace on 1 August. He died in hospital at about 06:30 BST on 4 August. An 18-year-old man, also from Liverpool, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and later released on bail, West Mercia Police said. Three other people - a 19-year-old man and 17-year-old boy, both from Liverpool, and a 19-year-old woman from Shrewsbury - have been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident.

Tweeting policeman Graham Wise sacked for celebrity slurs

A policeman who tweeted abuse about celebrities has been found guilty of misconduct and sacked. PC Graham Wise sent the tweets from the canteen of Cleveland Police's headquarters while he was on breaks, a disciplinary panel heard. Actress Daniella Westbrook, reality star Gemma Collins and tennis player Nick Kyrgios all came under fire. He also called for an estate from the TV show Benefits Street to be bulldozed with "people still inside it". The officer had previously worked in Stockton, Teesside, and policed the estate in the town where the programme was filmed. The disciplinary hearing at the force's headquarters in Middlesbrough was told he tweeted the local Gazette newspaper about the programme and said: "Bulldoze it, preferably with the majority of people still inside it." Wise also described former EastEnders star Westbrook as a "washed up cokehead with one nostril" and made abuse remarks about TV star Gemma Collins and tennis player Nick Kyrgios.

Man charged over police officer hit by truck in Loughborough

A man has been charged after a police officer was hit by a truck while responding to a report of a burglary. The officer was struck by the vehicle on Hillcrest Drive, in Loughborough, Leicestershire on Sunday afternoon. Courtney Mark Johnson, 34, of Armadale Drive, Leicester, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving causing injury. He appeared before Leicester Magistrates' Court earlier and was remanded in custody. The officer is in a "stable condition", Leicestershire Police said. Mr Johnson has also been charged with driving whilst disqualified and two counts of robbery. He is due to appear at Leicester Crown Court in September.

Dover armed siege ends with arrest of gun suspect

A man has been arrested after a five-hour siege at an office building in Kent. Armed officers and police negotiators were called to a solicitors' firm in Dover at 16:05 BST on Tuesday. Police said they "quickly established all other people had evacuated the building" in Gordon Road in Whitfield and a man was alone inside. A 42-year-old man from Dover is being held on suspicion of possessing a firearm. Police said they were treating the incident as "isolated". Nearby roads have reopened and police thanked the public "for their support". There had been reports that people were not being allowed to leave offices near the scene.

Worthing doorway stabbing: Lodger charged with landlord's 'murder'

A bricklayer has been charged with stabbing his landlord to death. The body of David Bond, 50, was found in a doorway at his home in Osmonde Close, Worthing, on 9 August. A knife was found nearby. His lodger Alan Knight, 51, is accused of murder. He was taken into custody in Sussex on Sunday after handing himself in to Lancashire Police on Friday. He is due to appear before Brighton magistrates on Tuesday.