A 14-year-old boy has revealed that he was added to a police database after he sent a naked image of himself to a female classmate.
The boy, whose identity has not been made public, said he sent the image by Snapchat from his bedroom while flirting with a girl of the same age, who then shared it with others.
He was later told the incident was recorded on a police intelligence database as a crime of making and distributing an indecent image of a child, after the photograph came to the attention of an officer based at the school, which is in the north of England.
Although the boy was not arrested or charged with any crime, he has been told the file remains active for a minimum of 10 years, meaning the incident may be flagged to potential employers conducting an advanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, such as for those who work with children.
The boy’s mother said she received a call from the school-based police officer who informed her of what had happened. “I don’t really remember a lot of what was said, because her opening line was ‘Simon [name has been changed] has taken and distributed an indecent image of himself’,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday.
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Professor Michio Kaku of City University, New York, maintains the technology to teleport a living person to another part of the Earth or even space could be available within decades – or at least by the next century.
Prof Kaku, known as Mr Parallel Universe for his futuristic claims, which also include the possibility of real time travel and invisibility, has studied various sci-fi technologies deemed impossible and concluded some will eventually happen.
He said: “A lot of things you see on Star Trek will in fact be possible – like the teleporter.
“You know the expression beam me up Scotty, we used to laugh at it. We physicists used to laugh when someone talked about teleportation and invisabilty, something like that, but we don’t laugh anymore we realised we were wrong on this one.
“Quantum teleportation already exists. In fact, we took a film crew and went to the University of Maryland and actually filmed an atom being teleported. It zapped across the room from one chamber to another.
“So at an atomic level we do it already. It’s called quantum entanglement.”
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Walking through the cosmopolitan streets of Paris’s 20th arrondissement, not far from rock star Jim Morrison’s tomb, a respectable, elderly lady is approached by a Chinese woman asking for directions.
As the pair bend over a map, the Chinese woman blows a tiny dust cloud of white powder into the face of the helpful Parisian. What happens next is like something from a horror film.
For, unbeknown to the victim, this white powder is Devil’s Breath, a substance so toxic and powerful that it turns everyone who ingests it into what investigators call ‘zombies’, devoid of their own free will.
Indeed, so suggestible does it make its victims that South American tribes used to administer the drug to the wives of dead chiefs, who, under tribal tradition, had to be buried alive with their husbands after they died.
Taken from the seeds of a plant which grows wild in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela — related to deadly nightshade — the drug meant these women could be persuaded to walk happily into the graves to their gruesome deaths.
Now, in a series of cases that have horrified police, the drug is being used by criminal gangs in Europe to drug unsuspecting victims who are then easily persuaded to hand over their most valuable possessions.
Tony Blair asked Bill Clinton to write a newspaper article supporting his ill-fated bid for the presidency of the European Council, newly-released emails show.
The former Prime Minister wanted the former President to write an endorsement of his ‘personal qualities’ that made him the best candidate.
But Mr Clinton’s advisers warned he would probably say no and that they did not want Mr Blair to have any ‘expectations’ of his friend.
The email was among 7,000 messages released by Hillary Clinton from her time as Secretary of State between 2009 and 2013 after a Freedom of Information request.
More than 50,000 emails are gradually being made public which she stored on her controversial private server rather than using her official email account.
The email about Mr Blair’s bid for the EU presidency was dated October 29 2009 was sent to Mrs Clinton by Sidney Blumenthal, one of her closest advisers.