Four police officers have been served gross misconduct notices in an inquiry into failings to alert Cambridgeshire over paedophile Cambridge doctor Myles Bradbury.
Bradbury, who worked at Addenbrooke’s Hospital treating children suffering from cancer, was jailed for 22 years for sexual assaults on child patients.
The notices were served on the four officers who worked for the police’s national Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) as part of an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation.
CEOP was criticised because it had been given information about Bradbury by Canadian police in Toronto in July 2012, but the information was not passed on for 16 months, as the News reported.
He carried out his offences while working at Addenbrooke’s between 2009 and 2013.
There were 18 victims of sexual abuse and he was also found with 16,000 indecent images of children.
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Pregnant women should ensure they have the whooping cough jab to protect their babies, Public Health England is urging.
Cases of whooping cough, which can be deadly, were higher in the first six months of 2015 than in the same period last year.
Yet figures show only half of women are being immunised.
Newborns are highly susceptible to the infection until they start vaccination at two months old.
The vaccine for pregnant women was introduced three years ago in the midst of an outbreak of whooping cough.
The idea is that the mother produces protective antibodies in response to the vaccine, which are then passed on to the child until they themselves are vaccinated.
Public Health England (PHE) said vaccination reduced the risk of a newborn developing whooping cough by 91%.
It said 56.4% of pregnant women were vaccinated in 2014-15. In that time there were seven baby deaths from whooping cough.
Read more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34140989
Seven police forces in England have given company cars with blue lights and sirens to civilian staff not trained to use them, the BBC has learned.
Finance, HR and IT directors were among nine senior staff given vehicles.
One tax expert said the recipients could save thousands of pounds each year as emergency vehicles are treated differently by HM Revenue and Customs.
The forces said the vehicles were part of their wider fleet, and denied they were provided for tax reasons.
BBC News sent Freedom of Information requests to all 45 UK forces, asking them if they had provided civilian staff with cars fitted with emergency response equipment, and received responses from all.
The seven forces which said they had were Devon and Cornwall, Merseyside, Humberside, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Avon and Somerset, and Greater Manchester Police.
Read more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34142499
Mike Oram who has penned the kids’ books The Strange World of Jimmy Hayes and The Zen of Ben claims he and wife Fran Oram were “taken” when they visited the mysterious US military top secret base Area 51 in Nevada.
Mr Oram told a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Warminster mass UFO sightings he was a so-called alien contactee.
In 1965 the Wiltshire country town made global headlines and became a destination for UFO hunters following a huge amount of sightings of flying saucers, lights and eerie noises that “stopped cars” and “killed birds”.
Mr Oram, a speaker at the commemorative event, said: “I have had contact since I was a child and it still goes on.”
The Cockney claims to have a “space brother” an alien who watches over him like the so-called “spirit guides” which psychic mediums claim to contact.
He said he and his wife once saw an enormous “UFO mothership” on the border of Essex and London.
But the musician and landscape gardener claimed the most terrifying experience they suffered was after visiting the outskirts of Area 51 in the Nevada Desert during 2004.
Read more http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/602894/WARMINSTER-UFO-I-see-aliens-and-was-abducted-at-Area-51