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Officers called to 'ongoing incident' in Bucknall

Officers are on the scene at the incident Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Officers from Staffordshire Police are currently dealing with an ongoing incident on Theodore Road in Bucknall in which a man in distress is refusing to leave an address following a domestic dispute.

There are also three dogs at the property, one of which is believed to be aggressive towards strangers.

Specially trained negotiators are on their way to try to resolve the situation.

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Police appeal after bank robbery in Penkridge

Police are appealing for information about the robbery Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery to come forward following an incident at Barclays Bank in Penkridge this afternoon.

Police were called by staff at just after 4:50 pm today reporting three males had appeared in the building and demanded cash.

No weapons were seen and none of the staff have been injured.

It is reported that the three men made off in a silver coloured hatch back car onto the A449. Police are urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to call the police immediately.

It is possible that the suspects will abandon their car and change into another vehicle soon after the incident so any reports of suspicious vehicles may help the police.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Police are currently responding and a full examination of the scene will take place.

Smart phone or tablet for every frontline police officer

Every frontline police officer in Staffordshire is to get a smart phone or tablet as part of a mobile technology programme which will "give them the information they need at their finger-tips".

Staffordshire Police hopes the technology will save hours of police time Credit: ITV News Central

Staffordshire Police said the initiative would "keep police on the beat" and mean fewer trips back to their offices to complete paperwork, submit reports or statements and access files.

It is hoped the technology will free up an extra 250,000 hours of police time on the beat a year - the equivalent of an extra 100 officers on duty.

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Police launch campaign to make Stafford safer at night

A campaign to keep people safe on a night out in Stafford is being launched today.

Police will be giving out booklets about guidelines for alcohol units. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire/Press Association Images

As part of the 'Be Aware, Be Safe' campaign booklets designed to fit into wallets and purses will be handed out, giving information on taxi rank locations and alcohol unit guidelines.

Body found in Stoke believed to be missing man

Location where body was found in Meir, Stoke-on-Trent Credit: ITV News Central

Police believe a body found in woodland in Stoke-on-Trent is that of missing man Paul Woodcock.

He had been reported missing from his home in Meir on 9th August.

The body was found in woods close to football pitches off Whittle Road in Meir yesterday morning.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive and further tests will be carried out over the coming weeks to establish the cause of death.

The two men arrested in connection with the death have been released without charge.

Two arrested after man's body found in Stoke

Two men have been arrested after a body was found in Stoke-on-Trent.

Police have also confirmed in the last few minutes that the body is that of a man.

A 41-year-old and 26-year-old are being questioned by officers.

Police were called to woodland, near to football fields, on Whittle Road, in Meir at 10:15am this morning.

The area remains cordoned off.

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