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Football banning order for Northamptonshire man

Jamie Markie Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A Northamptonshire man who was involved in the disorder in France during the Euro 2016 championships has been given a four year football banning order.

Police applied for the order against Jamie Markie, 17, from Northampton, as part of a large scale operation to combat disorder and anti-social behaviour involving UK football supporters.

We received evidence to show that Markie was in Marseille in June when disorder broke out during Euro 2016, which is why the application was made for a football banning order.

I hope Markie's conviction, and the imposition of a lengthy banning order, will serve as a strong deterrent in the future to others who may want to get involved in this level of disorder.

– PC Nick Price, Northamptonshire Police

The banning order restricts Markie from attending any regulated football match within the UK. It also restricts his travel outside of the UK when the England football team are playing abroad.

Record year for Magpas air ambulance

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The Magpas Air Ambulance saw its busiest year to date in 2016, with almost 1,500 callouts for the charity’s advanced care, across 12 different counties. The ever increasing demand for the service led to its expert medical team being called out to emergencies on average of 4 times a day.

After becoming a 24/7 service in October 2015, the charity now sees almost 50% of callouts taking place overnight.

December was also a record month for the charity, with the medical team treating 18 patients during the four days between Christmas Eve and 27th December.

There are simply more people who need the enhanced care the Magpas Air Ambulance medical team delivers on a daily basis. The ageing population in the East of England is increasing the need for our service and our doctors and paramedics noticed a particular rise in the number of cardiac arrests they treated last year. We fully expect this demand to continue to rise in 2017 and need to raise £4.8 million as a charity to fund the service this year.

– Natalie Church, the Head of Operations

Police charge three men with drug offences

Police charge three

Three people in Wellingborough have been charged with drug offences.

Mohamed Din, 37, Fabien McGarity-Carter, 20 and Donna Connelly, 36, were arrested by officers from Operation Worcester, a police drive to tackle drug-related violence.

Din has been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

McGarity-Carter was charged with two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs, two counts of being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs and Proceeds of Crime offences.

Connelly has been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.

All three will appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

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Floods minister: 'Protecting lives is our priority'

Police on patrol in Jaywick. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Floods minister says "protecting lives, homes and businesses" is the priority as the East coast prepares to be battered by strong winds and rain.

Therese Coffey, who is also Suffolk Coastal MP, said the government was closely monitoring the situation.

In Lincolnshire, soldiers have been deployed to warn people and evacuate homes.

“Our absolute priority is protecting lives, homes and businesses from the threat of coastal flooding currently facing the East coast. That is why we have soldiers on the ground helping to warn and evacuate people alongside the emergency services and Environment Agency teams, who are putting up temporary defences.

“We’re working closely across government to monitor the situation as it develops and I ask people to check their flood risk, keep a close eye on updates and follow any advice from the Environment Agency and the emergency services.”

– Therese Coffey MP, floods minister.
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