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Police hunt BMX biker after race attack in Milton Keynes

Police in Milton Keynes are trying to track down a BMX biker following an racially aggravated attack on a woman.

Police in Milton Keynes are trying to track down a BMX biker following an racially aggravated attack on a woman.

Police say a cyclist made racially abusive comments to a 26-year-old woman before cycling towards her at speed. The woman was knocked over and hit on the head.

She sustained a lump to the back of her head and injuries to her elbow and knees but did not need hospital treatment.

The incident happened between 7.15pm and 7.25pm on Wednesday 23 August on Avebury Boulevard near the University of Bedford building.

“This was a serious racially aggravated assault which left the victim physically injured and understandably shaken.

“We have now launched an investigation and I would urge anyone who witnessed the offence or a cyclist matching this description to please come forward to help with enquiries."

– PC Rebecca Wade, Milton Keynes Police

Police have issued a description of the man they want to trace:

  • White in his early twenties
  • Slim with light blue eyes
  • Brown short straight hair with stubble on his face
  • Wearing a cap and a red zip-up top which had white stripes on the arms
  • It is believed he was riding a black BMX bike.

Milton Keynes police chief suspended in misconduct inquiry

The police commander in charge of Milton Keynes has been suspended from duty pending an investigation into allegations of gross misconduct.

Superintendent Gez Chiariello is facing a misconduct hearing by Thames Valley Police's Professional Standards Department.

Superintendent Gez Chiariello has been suspended pending a misconduct hearing. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police say the alleged breaches of standards are in relation to "Authority, Respect and Courtesy and Discreditable Conduct".

“As with all breaches of standards that are assessed as meeting the gross misconduct threshold, the matter will now be taken to a misconduct hearing.

"The facts will be heard by a panel, chaired by a legally qualified independent chairperson, who will determine if there is a case to answer for gross misconduct and if there is, the appropriate sanction to be applied.

“Whilst the misconduct process is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

– John Campbell, Deputy Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police

Acting Superintendent Vince Grey has been appointed as Local Police Area Commander for Milton Keynes.

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Man arrested in Milton Keynes murder inquiry

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connecting with a shooting in Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested by police in Milton Keynes in connection with a murder investigation after a man was shot in the town.

Officers were called at 5.12am on Tuesday by the ambulance service following reports that a man had been shot in Osprey Close, Eaglestone. He later died.

Thames Valley Police have arrested a 33-year-old local man on suspicion of murder in connection with this incident. He is currently in custody.

Murder hunt in Milton Keynes after man shot

Police in Milton Keynes have launched a murder hunt after a man was shot in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Officers were called to Osprey Close in the Eaglestone area around 5am after reports a man had been shot. The man was taken to Milton Keynes hospital but declared dead shortly after 7am.

Police have launched a murder hunt after a man was shot in Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's believed the attacker or attackers fled the scene and so far the police have made no arrests.

The dead man us yet to be formally identified.

“We are in the process of investigating the incident and a murder investigation has been launched.

“Members of the public might see an increased number of officers in the area while investigations into this incident take place.

“I would like to reassure the public that a full and thorough investigation is launched while we locate the person or persons responsible."

– Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch, Thames Valley Police

Police are appealing for witnesses or information by calling the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Teenager jailed after multiple MK stabbing

A teenager who stabbed a man 12 times at a house party in Milton Keynes has ben jailed for 9 years.

The 17 year old of no fixed address pleaded guilty to attacking an 18 year old man leaving him with wounds to his body, back, arms and legs as well as causing a cut to the head of a 19 year old man.

The incident happened in October last year at a house at Ashby in the Eaglestone area of Milton Keynes.

Thames Valley Police says the case serves as a reminder that anyone carrying a blade or weapon can expect prosecution and a possible custodial sentence.

MK police officer dismissed

Thames Valley Police Officer Credit: ITV

A police officer based in Milton Keynes has been sacked after using his employer's fuel card to fill up a private vehicle.

PC Andrew Hiscocks was found guilty at a public misconduct hearing of six counts of breaching Standards of Professional Behaviour. The case was also referred to the Crown Prosecution Service and PC Hiscocks received a criminal caution.

He was dismissed without notice and has made arrangements to pay back the money to Thames Valley Police.

DCI Matthew Stone of Thames Valley Police’s Professional Standards Department, said the officer's actions were completely unacceptable and a flagrant abuse of public money during challenging financial times.

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Man charged over driving offences

A man has been charged with harassment and motoring offences after being arrested by Thames Valley Police.

Michael Mundy is accused of harassment, dangerous driving and driving without insurance. The 29-year-old from Hatton in Milton Keynes is due to appear at the town's Magistrates' Court on the 26th of August.

Man stabbed in chest during attempted robbery

A man was stabbed in the chest during an attempted robbery in Milton Keynes in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Thames Valley Police said the victim was walking in an alleyway between Hatton and Colne in Tinkers Bridge at about 1.15am when he was approached by two men who demanded his mobile phone.

The 38-year-old man refused to hand over his phone and was then assaulted.

He suffered a stab wound to his chest and was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital for treatment. His injury is not thought to be life-threatening.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Man arrested after suspicious death in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley police is investigating the unexplained death of an 82-year old woman in Milton Keynes.

The woman's body was found in a house in the Latimer area of the town on Tuesday and police say the death is unexplained, but suspicious.

Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries in the area and say the death is an isolated incident.

A 48-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.

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