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Home of arrested Royal Protection officer searched

Investigators have been searching the home of a Royal Protection officer and a police building in the grounds of Buckingham Palace where ammunition was found.

Today's arrest came about as a result of an internal investigation by the Metropolitan Police.

The investigation, by the Directorate of Professional Standards, commenced a few weeks ago following the reporting by officers from Royalty Protection of ammunition found in their personal lockers or belongings.

– metropolitan police

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said a reorganisation of the force's Protection Command had "revealed a few pockets of poor behaviour".


Balotelli accused of threatening woman for taking pictures

Footballer Mario Balotelli has been accused of threatening a woman who was taking photographs of his Ferrari.

Balotelli allegedly got "threateningly close" to the woman after she began photographing his vehicle at a housing estate in Wythenshawe, Manchester, this afternoon, the Manchester Evening News reported.

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been accused of threatening a woman who was taking photographs of his Ferrari. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

The Liverpool striker was said to have demanded the woman stop what she was doing.

Greater Manchester Police said the alleged incident was reported to them but they have yet to speak to any of the parties involved.

Scenes as Everton fans clash with French police in Lille

Everton fans are seen on one side of Lille square while riot police are on the other. Credit: Voix Du Nord

Bangs can be heard as French riot police fire tear gas at Everton fans in Lille.

The city square, covered in litter, much of which appears to be alcohol containers, is filled with smoke.

An Everton fan is seen throwing what looks like a bottle towards where officers are standing. Credit: Voix Du Nord

One man asks police why they are firing tear gas as there are children around.

Watch a clip of the action below:

Video courtesy of Voix Du Nord.

Arrested officer not assigned to any member of Royal Family

The officer arrested in connection with ammunition found in a locker area of Buckingham Palace was not assigned to guard any individual member of the Royal Family, police said.

The arrested officer is being questioned on suspicion of misconduct in public office and unlawful possession of ammunition.

He is in custody at a London police station and will be suspended from duty.


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Cowboy builder jailed for 5 years

The builder who defrauded families in Bristol out of more than a million pounds has been sentenced to five years in prison.

45 year old Mark Jenkins used a number of aliases to target customers in Bristol, North Somerset and South Wales over more than two years.

45 year old 'cowboy builder' Mark Jenkins has been jailed for 5 years. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Jenkins overcharged his victims and demanded large sums upfront as deposits and regularly failed to complete work.

Jenkins previously served a prison sentence for an earlier rogue builder fraud and was declared bankrupt - but changed his name to avoid notoriety.

Mark Jenkins built this extension for one Bristol couple Credit: ITV

We were extremely pleased to get a successful conviction following a nine month investigation in which we worked alongside Wales Scambusters and South West Scambusters to build a successful case against a man who has caused tremendous distress and disappointment to his many victims.

Today’s jail sentence reflects the seriousness of the crime.

The victims had their dreams and expectations of seeing their homes improved dashed, by the callous actions of a ruthless fraudster, who has been found out.

This was a highly successful example of team work at its best by those involved against a rogue trader.

– DS Adam Smith of Bristol CID

Tear gas attack on Everton fans was unprovoked, fan says

An Everton fan has told ITV News the French police attack on the team's supporters in Lille was unprovoked.

Ellie Taylor said there was nothing malicious from the Everton side before officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas in the city's main square.

Any trouble has now died down ahead of the 6pm Europa League match.

But Ellie said some of her friends suffered stinging eyes and could not see properly from the tear gas.

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