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Man jailed for 12 years for trying to kill teenager as he slept

Stuart Greener has been sentenced to 12 years in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has started a twelve year prison sentence for trying to kill a teenager as he slept.

Stuart Greener who's 41 of no fixed address, attacked the sixteen year old at a property in Hudson Street in Bicester in January.

The boy suffered twenty two injuries. Greener pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

The victim had to undergo surgery and had 22 injuries in total.

"This was a horrific attack of a teenage boy whilst he was asleep. The attack was made worse when the victim had his mobile telephone taken and was locked inside the property.

"The defendant has taken responsibility for his actions on the 7 January 2017, which was an isolated and targeted attack. I am pleased that the victim has not had to relive his ordeal by giving evidence in court.

"Thankfully because of prompt action from members of the public and the emergency services the victim is making a good recovery. I am grateful for the support received during the investigation from members of the community and colleagues which assisted in bringing the investigation to a prompt conclusion."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Darren Pomroy

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BWW workers to hold protest in dispute over pensions

BMW workers from the Cowley plant in Oxfordshire and the Swindon plant are joining other workers to stage a protest outside one of the car maker's prestige showrooms as part of a dispute over pensions.

Members of the Unite union will demonstrate at the site in London's Park Lane today ahead of a fresh wave of strikes in protest at the closure of their final salary pension scheme.

Workers have staged two days of walkouts and will take six more days of industrial action in the coming weeks.

Workers are holding a protest in a dispute over pensions Credit: ITV Meridian

"Our members take great pride in building the vehicles on display in BMW's flagship showroom on Park Lane. It is because of their hard work and efficiency that BMW and its shareholders can enjoy bumper profits and record sales.

"Yet their reward from BMW bosses is the closure of their pension scheme and the potential loss of up to £160,000 in retirement income. We will be highlighting this 'pension robbery' and the refusal of BMW to talk about affordable options to keep the scheme open when we protest outside the car maker's posh Park Lane showroom.

"We urge BMW's bosses to listen to its world-class workforce, drop its deadline for the pension scheme's closure and negotiate a settlement which is good for the business and the workforce."

– Unite national officer Fred Hanna

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Portsmouth police launch campaign to tackle knife crime

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nifA knife amnesty is taking place in Portsmouth from Monday - following a increase in knife-crime in the city. A bin will be kept at Portsmouth Central police station, to allow people to get rid of knives and other bladed objects without being punished.

It's part of a campaign called Operation Sceptre to reduce the number of knives on the streets and educate people about the dangers of carrying them. The amnesty runs until Sunday, 7th May.

"Operation Sceptre is an anti-knife crime initiative, which was started by the Metropolitan Police and adopted by a number of forces across the UK. We have recently seen an increase in knife-crime in Portsmouth, which we believe to be drug related. Tackling violent crime is a priority for us and removing knives and bladed weapons from the streets will help to protect our local community. We aim to disrupt the supply of knives, target those who carry and use knives, prevent people from getting involved in knife crime and increase prosecutions. This amnesty gives people a chance to hand in unlawful weapons and walk away without prosecution. However we will take robust action against anyone found to be illegally in possession of a knife or bladed article on the streets of Portsmouth."

– Portsmouth District Commander, Superintendent Will Schofield
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