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Safe guarding against the vulnerable has been judged inadequate at Essex and Surrey police constabularies.
In June and July this year all forces were investigated on how effectiveness they are at protecting against harm such as domestic abuse. Both Essex and Surrey say they have taken the findings on board.
Surrey Police have tweeted this evening that they are experiencing serious problems with their phone system. 999 calls are still getting through and being responded to.
A motorist has been sentenced 20 weeks in prison and banned from driving for four years after he was caught behind the wheel three-and-a-half times the alcohol limit the day after he was banned for drink driving.
37 year old Dean Callan was initially disqualified for 26 months after he was seen by police officers throwing an empty bottle of vodka out of his car window while driving on Boxing Day.
Callan was convicted of driving over the prescribed limit, and for motoring without a licence or insurance on January 13th.
The following day he was spotted by police driving again, and when they pulled him over they found he was three-and-a-half times the legal drink-drive limit.
Dean Callan has given absolutely no regard to his or anybody else's safety by getting behind the wheel while unfit."His actions are even more astonishing given he repeated the offence less than 24 hours after appearing in court."We remain committed to taking making the county's roads a safer place for everybody and will not tolerate such blatant contempt for the law."
Two men with a history of violence who absconded from a secure unit have been found.
Jason Bratton and Neil Emery went missing from the facility rin Epsom, Surrey, on Wednesday. Emery was found in the Dorking area today after a member of the public called police.
Bratton was discovered at around noon today in Aldershot, Hampshire, following "intelligence-led" inquiries, police said.
The public are being warned not to approach two men who absconded from a secure mental unit in Surrey. Jason Bratton and Neil Emery went missing on Wednesday without their medication. Police have warned they could be a danger to themselves:
We are asking for the public's help in tracing these two men. Both men do have a history of violence and although there is no indication of any direct threat to the public, anyone who believes they have seen either of the two men are urged not to approach them but to phone police immediately on 101 (or 999 in an emergency).Because we believe they have not taken their medication, the men may also be at risk of harming themselves. We are carrying out extensive searches for both men, but we need the public's help.
Police are searching for two men who absconded from a secure hospital in Surrey. Jason Bratton and Neil Emery both have a history of violence, and went missing from the facility at Epsom General Hospital on Wednesday morning.
Both men had been detained under the Mental Health Act and require medication.
The family of a Surrey A-level student who was stabbed to death at the weekend say they have been overwhelmed by messages and support. A teenage boy who was arrested on suspicion of murdering 17-year-old Elizabeth Thomas has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
In a statement issued through Surrey Police, her family said: "Elizabeth was a kind, caring, loving and gentle girl and her death has left our lives broken beyond repair, we have lost our Sunday child.
"Throughout her GCSEs, Elizabeth studied hard and did very well. She was now working towards her A-levels and we were all extremely proud of what she had achieved.
"Following Elizabeth's death we have been truly overwhelmed by the messages and support we have received from everyone who knew her."
Tributes have been posted on social networking sites after a 17-year-old girl died at a property in the Surrey town on Friday. Prayers were said for the teen at a church service this morning.
Hearing that poor girl went to oxted school :( rip xx so sad, thoughts to family and friends of her xx
i can't believe something so terrible could happen in oxted :(
R.I.P to the girl who was killed last night in Oxted.:(
A 16-year-old boy was arrested and has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. He's being transferred to a secure hospital.
A boy who was arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a girl's body has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act. Surrey Police says the 16-year-old will be transferred to a secure hospital while he remains on police bail.
A murder investigation was launched after the body of a 17-year-old girl was found at a property in Oxted on Friday. The spokeswoman said the investigation is still in the early stages but it is believed this is an isolated incident and the alleged offender and the victim are known to each other.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Claire Pridgeon said:
"This is a complex investigation which will no doubt continue for some time._
"We believe this to be an isolated incident and that there is no risk to the further community."I would like to thank the community of Oxted who have assisted with the investigation so far."