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Efit released over ambulance worker attack

Police investigating the assault have released this efit Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

An ambulance technician has been attacked in Hampshire.

Police have issued an efit of one of two men they want to talk to about the assault in an alleyway off Challenger Way in Dibden Purlieu.

The victim was cut with a sharp object on his face and arm.

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CCTV released after baseball bat attack

CCTV pictures have been released of two men who might have vital information about a vicious attack with a baseball bat in Reading.

A 25 year old man suffered concussion after the assault on January 31st between Vastern Road and Station Approach.

Anyone who knows the men is asked to contact the police in confidence.

Police want to speak to these two men in connection with an attack in Reading Credit: Thames Valley Police

“If you are the men in these images or know who they are please contact police immediately as we believe these men may have vital information about this assault.

“I would ask anyone with any information about this horrific unprovoked attack to think about the victim, search their conscience and then contact police either at your nearest police or by calling 101.

“I understand that some people don’t want to speak directly to police, so alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

– Investigating officer, PC James Dunwell

Man left blind in one eye after attack outside casino

A man has been left blind in one eye after an attack outside a casino in Reading.

The 33-year-old and two friends were assaulted by a group of men they had met at Grosvenor Casino. Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to about the incident.

The victim and his two friends had been at the casino in Basingstoke Road between 1am and 3.30am on Saturday December 19th. They had spoken to a group of men on a smoking terrace and were attacked after leaving the casino as they walked through a car park.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Credit: Thames Valley Police

"I would appeal to the man in the CCTV images or anyone who knows him to contact police, as we believe he may have vital information about the incident."

– Detective Constable Holly Stothard
Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Credit: Thames Valley Police

Four men from Berkshire have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. Two men aged 25 and 26 from Caversham, a 41-year-old man from Earley and a 28-year-old man from Shinfield were detained on December 22nd.

They were released on police bail until April 2nd.

Man jailed for trapping teenager in storeroom

A man who trapped a teenage girl in a storeroom has been jailed for more than four years.

Police said Gurpinder Singh Ghuman of Strood carried out a terrifying attack.

The 41-year old was convicted of false imprisonment with the intent of committing a sexual offence.

Gurpinder Singh Ghuman carried out a terrifying attack on a teenage girl Credit: Kent Police

"This was a terrifying attack on a young girl, who has shown great bravery throughout the proceedings.

"Ghuman tricked his innocent victim into a room where he grabbed her around the mouth and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim managed to fight him off and he ran away.

"We carried out extensive enquiries to identify Ghuman and I am pleased that he is now behind bars and away from the community."

– Police Constable Hollie Brown

Man jailed for vicious attack on friend

A man who viciously assaulted his friend after being asked to leave his home has been jailed for 15 months.

Dee Webb who's 45, and of White Post Lane in Meopham, carried out the attack after sharing a number of drinks with the victim and another friend on Friday 23rd May last year.

Dee Webb has been sentenced to 15 months in prison Credit: Kent Police

Webb was asked to leave the man’s home in Gravesend after getting into a physical confrontation with the other guest, but knocked him to the ground as he tried to close the garden gate on him.

He then repeatedly punched him in the face causing him to suffer fractures to both cheekbones.

Webb then left the property but returned a short time later to collect his car keys from the other friend. He then smashed a number of ceramic pots before leaving once more.

Following his arrest Webb pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court.

"This was a particularly nasty attack on a man who previously counted Dee Webb as a friend. While he was of previous good character, his actions on this occasion suggest he is a danger to other members of the public and that he belongs behind bars."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Paul Oliver

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Prisoner sentenced for attacking inmate with plastic knife

Tony Beaumont has been sentenced to ten years in prison Credit: Kent Police

A prisoner has been jailed for a further 10 years after attacking a fellow inmate with a plastic knife which had to be surgically removed from his throat.

On 7 February last year, HMP Rochester called police after a prisoner was taken to a hospital in London with a stab wound in the neck.

Detectives attended the prison and CCTV footage showed the victim sitting at a table, speaking with another prisoner.

Tony Beaumont was then seen approaching the victim from behind, before steadying himself with a plastic knife in his hand and striking his victim in the neck.

The force of the strike knocked the victim off his chair and the knife remained lodged in his neck. He was taken to a hospital in London where the knife was surgically removed from underneath his jaw.

The knife was not one used by the prison, but searches of Beaumont’s cell revealed a spoon made of the same colour and plastic as the offending knife.

Detectives arrested the 39-year-old and he was later charged. At Maidstone Crown Court he pleaded guilty to S18 – grevious bodily harm with intent and was sentenced on 15 May to 10 years imprisonment.

"This was clearly a very nasty attack, which could have had a potentially fatal outcome for the victim in this case. There is no doubt there was clear intention to cause significant harm in what was very obviously a premeditated attack. I am pleased the jury were able to see this clearly as a result of the evidence put before them and Beaumont will now serve a substantial period of time behind bars."

– Investigating officer, Detective Constable Stuart Clayton

Tribute paid to woman found attacked in the street

The mother of a woman who died after being attacked in the street in Eastbourne has paid tribute to her.

Emma Crowhurst who was 36, of Albion Road was found on the pavement in Chawbrook Road, Eastbourne at the junction with Dudley Road and Havelock Road, near her home address, just before midnight on Sunday 26 April, having sustained a head injury.

She was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital and was transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital. She died on May 11 and a post mortem examination found she died from a head injury.

Emma Crowhurst was found on a pavement in Chawbrook Road Credit: ITV Meridian

"Emma was a lovely girl, loved by her family and friends who had a heart of gold. This is a massive, irreplaceable loss and we want the person responsible for this brought to justice. We have every faith in Sussex Police and fully support their investigation."

– Marina Crowhurst, Emma's mother

"We have had a good response from members of the community who have contacted the investigation team already, but are hoping to hear from more people who could help. It is vitally important to establish Emma's movements before she was assaulted and I'm appealing to anyone that has any information, however small they may think it is, to get in contact with us. Several people have described an argument between a man and a woman just before midnight. This argument may have lead to Emma being found in the road with the, ultimately, fatal injuries. I am making a specific appeal to anyone who went to Emma's assistance before the police and ambulance teams arrived in Chawbrook Road. Anyone who was in the area of Chawbrook Road, Whitley Road, Dudley Road, Havelock Road who may have seen or heard an argument, please contact us. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting Operation Shortgate. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft
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