Law Pod UK Ep.23: Lawsuits against the police for arrest operations – 1 COR

Posted February 15th, 2018 in appeals, duty of care, emergency services, news, police, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court’s ruling on police tactics may have implications for other emergency services, as Isabel McArdle explains to Rosalind English.’

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Law Pod UK, 14th February 2018

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Police to be probed over ‘frozen patient’ death – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2018 in complaints, emergency services, news, police by tracey

‘A police force has referred itself to the watchdog over its handling of a case involving a man thought to have frozen to death.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2018

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Serial mountain rescue faker who took a selfie while being winched to safety is jailed for 16 months – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 15th, 2018 in costs, emergency services, news, nuisance, sentencing by sally

‘As a means of attracting attention, staging accidents on various mountain ranges is not overly common. But that is likely to be of little consolation to the crews who have raced to the aid of Michael Cuminskey, a serial mountain rescue faker with a penchant for taking a selfie as he is winched to safety.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2018

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Nottingham woman jailed for 1,800 ‘abusive’ 999 calls – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2017 in assault, emergency services, news, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘An abusive caller who rang 999 more than 1,800 times has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2017

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Fears over move by Samaritans to pass on details of ‘vulnerable’ cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in charities, children, confidentiality, emergency services, news by sally

‘For decades they have provided a confidential listening service for those on the edge of despair or contemplating suicide.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2017

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Police officers who delayed attending a 999 call to go to McDonald’s ‘likely to keep their jobs’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Two police officers who delayed attending a 999 call about a suicide to get refreshments from McDonald’s are likely to keep their jobs, a disciplinary hearing has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2017

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New government guidelines will end the practice of boomerang bosses – Home Office

Posted February 21st, 2017 in consultations, emergency services, employment, fire services, news, pensions, retirement by sally

‘New government guidelines will stop senior fire officers from being re-employed in the same or similar roles after they have retired.’

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Home Office, 21st February 2017

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Home Secretary speech to APPC and NPCC Partnership Summit – Home Office

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in diversity, emergency services, police, speeches by tracey

‘Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s speech on police reform.’

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Home Office, 16th November 2016

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‘Silent solution’ for emergency calls should be reviewed after murder victim’s 999 call did not reach police – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in complaints, domestic violence, emergency services, news, police by tracey

‘The so-called “silent solution” protocol for calls to the emergency services should be reviewed following the murder of a primary school worker who wrongly believed officers would be dispatched if she called 999 but said nothing, the police watchdog has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2016

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Nuisance caller cost the taxpayer £78,000 by making 408 calls to the ambulance service in two years – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2016 in assault, emergency services, health, news, nuisance, sentencing, Wales by tracey

‘A woman who cost the taxpayer £78,000 by phoning ambulance service more than 400 times in two years has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th July 2016

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Hillsborough: The remaining questions – Daily Telegraph

‘As the dust settles after an historic victory for the 27 year Hillsborough justice campaign, The Telegraph tackles some of the remaining questions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2016

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‘Common sense’ plea over ambulance speeding fines – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2015 in dangerous driving, emergency services, fines, news, paramedics, speed cameras by tracey

‘Ambulance trusts spent hundreds of hours having to appeal against speeding fines issued to emergency vehicles by police forces.’

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BBC News, 21st July 2015

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Bradford Lidl ‘slip’ fraudster Waheed Iqbal sentenced – BBC News

‘A man who deliberately “slipped” on a wet bag in a supermarket so he could make a £10,000 insurance claim has been given a suspended jail term.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2014

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Asbo for man who fakes illness – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 31st, 2014 in ASBOs, emergency services, news, wasting police time by sally

‘A man who drives lifesavers to distraction by feigning illness and lying in the street to get attention has been given an Asbo banning him from wasting the time of the emergency services.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th October 2014

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Vicky Davies jailed for 12 weeks for abusing 999 service – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in emergency services, hospitals, medicines, news, sentencing by sally

‘A woman who called the emergency services 200 times in two years with fake symptoms to get pain medication was “depleting life-saving resources” from the health service, say officials.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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Director of Public Prosecutions v Issler and others – WLR Daily

Posted April 15th, 2014 in emergency services, law reports, road traffic by tracey

Director of Public Prosecutions v Issler and others: [2014] EWHC 669 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  164

‘For the purposes of the Road Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 and the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989 a vehicle used for “ambulance purposes” had to be capable of conveying sick, injured or disabled persons and do so with such frequency that that core activity might fairly and properly be designated as its primary use.’

WLR Daily, 12th March 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Hillsborough inquest: Questions and answers – Daily Telegraph

‘The new Hillsborough inquests begin today in Warrington, almost 25 years after Britain’s worst sporting disaster and 18 months after the verdicts in the original inquests were quashed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2014

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Female 999 operator wins pay-off from fire service after hiring private investigator to spy on her – Daily Telegraph

“A 999 operator who went on sick leave due to stress has won an £11,000 pay-off from the fire service after it hired a private investigator to spy on her and secretly fitted a GPS tracker underneath her car.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th August 2013

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Wembridge Claimants and others v Winter and others – WLR Daily

Wembridge Claimants and others v Winter and others [2013] EWHC 2331 (QB); [2013] WLR (D) 334

“Regulations pertaining to health and safety in the workplace made pursuant to the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 applied to fire and rescue services and were capable of amending duties under existing statutory provisions so that a breach of the regulations by a fire service employer would be actionable, save where it was expressly provided otherwise.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2013

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Domestic violence accounts for 10% of emergency calls, data shows – The Guardian

Posted November 26th, 2012 in domestic violence, emergency services, news, police, statistics by sally

“One in 10 emergency calls to police are categorised as domestic violence related, rising in some areas to a fifth of all 999 alerts.”

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The Guardian, 24th November 2012

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