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Former Police Officer Sentenced for Misconduct in a Public Office

A former police officer has admitted misconduct in a public office after starting a sexual relationship with a woman who he met as a victim of crime. Ben Robinson, 39, who worked as a police constable in Kirklees district, entered a basis of plea of guilty to misconduct in a public office on the first day of his trial at Preston Crown Court on Friday, 6 September. He was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years, and was ordered to pay £1,200 in costs and carry out 150…

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Police Officer Attacks: Urgent talks on Frontline Safety

Last month tragically saw the death of Thames Valley police officer PC Andrew Harper and my thoughts remain with his family, friends and wider colleagues during this truly awful time. In recent times, there have been growing numbers of attacks on police officers and it brings home once again just how officers, staff and other frontline workers put themselves in harm’s way to protect us all and we should all be very, very grateful for that. I was really touched to read about members of the public who have made…

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The Difference Between Indemnities and Guarantees

Indemnities and guarantees are both a form of what the law terms as suretyship. A surety is a person who is liable for the payment of another person’s debt or the performance of another person’s obligation in the event of the failure by that person to comply with his obligations. An indemnity is a contractual promise whereby one party promises to another party that he will compensate the loss or damages occurred to him by the conduct of another person. In a contract of indemnity there are two parties, one who…

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“I wish you had thought about the consequences of your threats on my young family” – Naz Shah MP

57-year-old Stewart Hanson, a man with no previous convictions, who sent me an email saying he would ‘do time for me’ is doing exactly that. He is now serving a jail term for sending me a threatening email having seen something on social media. In August 2017, I retweeted something by accident, an accident that lasted a whole 8 minutes. When it was highlighted to me, I immediately removed it. It was a genuine mistake. Despite my statement clarifying this mistake, I have continued to receive racist, sexist and Islamophobic…

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Hefty fine for home owner who refused to clear rubbish

Even more rubbish was dumped in the garden of a house in Great Horton after the owner was sent a letter telling him to clean it up, a court was told. A Bradford Council Environmental Enforcement Officer visited 9 Cragg Lane in January this year after complaints from neighbours that the empty house had become an eyesore with piles of building rubble and discarded furniture in the garden. After establishing that the owner of the house was Sirfraz Hussain, the officer served a warning letter giving him eight days to…

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Indian-Held Kashmir Stands Balkanized

by Nazir Tabassum On 5th of August 2019, Indian Government of Narender Modi abrogated Article 370 and Article 35A of their constitution that gave special status to the J & K and allowed it to preserve its identity by not letting the outsiders to contest for jobs or to buy property in the state. A presidential order bifurcated the state, as it once was, into two – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh; these were then deprived of the status of statehood and transformed into Union territories, with little or no…

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WHY BRADFORD NEEDS TO BE THE CITY OF CULTURE

By Naz Shah, Member of Parliament for Bradford West Bradford City Council recently bid to be the 2025 UK City of Culture. If successful, it would mean the city receiving millions of pounds in UK investment, an investment that provided previous title holders with a platform to social, cultural and economic benefits for their local areas. With Bradford competing against several cities such as Southampton, Lancashire, and Luton, we have to ask ourselves what it is that distinguishes Bradford from the rest? Whilst the title will bring much needed investment…

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Man Jailed for Life Following Death of Man He Viciously Attacked with a Hammer

A Batley man has been jailed for life for causing the death of a man after he viciously assaulted him with a hammer. The incident happened on 3 January this year after a man was found with a serious head injury at Highfield Court in Batley. The victim, 46-year-old Firoz Ibrahim Pargarkar, was rushed to hospital, but sadly died as a result of his injuries on 24 February. Abdul Kapde approached police officers on the day of the incident admitting what he had done. Mr Pargarkar had been repeatedly struck…

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New 20 mph speed limit zones in Bradford city centre to go live

Bradford Council has announced that new 20 mph speed limit zones in Bradford city centre will go live on 2 September. The zones aim to protect vulnerable road users including children, pedestrians and cyclists by improving road safety at key locations of the district. It is hoped the scheme will also encourage more people to take up walking and cycling. The new zones will cover Bradford city centre within the inner ring road extending to include Bradford College and University campuses. A programme of 20 mph zones around schools was…

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Bradford Man Sentenced For Sexual Abuse of Child

A man from Bradford has been jailed for six years for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. Mohammed Farooq Miah, 29, was sentenced today (Wednesday) at Bradford Crown Court. Miah, of Grosvenor Road in Manningham, was remanded in custody in June after he appeared at Bradford Crown Court, where he pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual activity with a child and a further count of making an indecent image of a child. He was charged with the offences following an investigation by officers from Bradford’s CSE Investigations Team. Detective Superintendent…

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