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Pirated shows and porn could give children access to a criminal underworld here in Northamptonshire

Youngsters seeking out pirated copies of hit US TV shows and accessing pornography could be opening themselves up to extortion according Northampotnshire Police’s cyber crime guru.
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Cyber crime is rising rapidly in Northampton, but police forces across the UK are dedicating a fraction of their budgets towards tackling it.

CYBER CRIME SPECIAL: The internet is aiding everything from child prostitution to slavery here in Northamptonshire

Cyber criminals have helped to facilitate child prostitution, hundreds of obscene publications, slavery and blackmail in Northamptonshire over the past three years a major study has found – but the force is spending less than one per cent of its budget tackling the new breed of criminal.
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Two men linked to investigation into Daventry burglary wanted by police

Two men captured on CCTV images are being sought by police in connection with a burglary at an industrial estate in Daventry.

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IN COURT: Full list of people sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court

The following people were sentenced at Northampton Magistrates’ Court:

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Warning over fake WhatsApp emails

Warning over fake WhatsApp emails

Messages claiming to be from WhatsApp are being sent by fraudsters intending to steal banking and personal information.

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A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of Adam Simmonds, despite 12 hours of deliberation.

Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of former Northamptonshire police commissioner Adam Simmonds

Former Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds could face a retrial over allegations he leaked sensitive data after a jury failed to reach a verdict at Southwark Crown Court.
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‘Paedophile hunters should work alongside police’

‘Paedophile hunters should work alongside police’

So-called ‘paedophile hunters’ should be recruited to work alongside police forces to help tackle child sexual exploitation says a leading police and crime commissioner.

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The Safer Roads team on duty at Silverstone.

Security operation at Silverstone Grand Prix ‘running smoothly’, say police

Police at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone say they’ve dealt with just eight crimes since 7am on Thursday.

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Zero tolerance after crackdown on 'race meets' in Northamptonshire

Police have warned they are operating a "zero tolerance" policy on illegal road race events in Northamptonshire after a recent clampdown resulted in 127 drivers being stopped.

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Six Northamptonshire sex offenders removed from register

Six convicted Northamptonshire sex offenders have successfully appealed to have their name taken off the sex offenders register.

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Stacey White has been jailed for six months.

Abusive caller who phoned Northamptonshire's ambulance service 999 line 1,868 times, jailed for six months

Northamptonshire's ambulance service has seen an abusive caller, who rang 999 1,868 times and cost the NHS £30,936, handed a six month prison sentence.
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The scene near the foiled illegal road race

Police foil street race in Northamptonshire by stopping 118 cars

Several roads were closed off by police as they thwarted a large car race that was due to take place on public roads in Northamptonshire.
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Farquhar appeared in Northampton Magistrates' Court charged with 14 allegations.

Northamptonshire Police officer appears in court charged with sexual assaults

A Northamptonshire Police officer has denied three counts of sexual assault and nine counts of misconduct in a public office.

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More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

Latest figures from the NHS has revealed that there has been 11, 471 newly recorded cases of FGM in England in the last two years.

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Drop in crime rate ‘due to less exposure to lead’

Drop in crime rate ‘due to less exposure to lead’

Removing lead from petrol and paints has sparked a dramatic drop in crime levels, suggests new research.

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Northamptonshire Police officer charged with 14 offences including sexual assault

A Northamptonshire Police officer will appear before court on Monday (July 10) charged with a number of offences.

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The fight happened on Brook Street

Daventry fight leaves man with and nose injuries

A man sustained injuries to his ear and nose during a fight in Brook Street.

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39 people were stopped on the first day and 57 the following day

Special operation in Daventry sees 96 vehicles stopped

A total of 96 vehicles were stopped in Daventry this week as Northamptonshire Police and Fire and Rescue carried out a special operation targeting driving offences.

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Adam Simmonds, former Police and Crime Commissioner in Northamptonshire

ADAM SIMMONDS TRIAL: Northampton MP reveals discussions with commissioner over investigation

Northampton North MP Michael Ellis said he had a "hazy recollection" of discussing an investigation into a fellow MP with former police commissioner, Adam Simmonds.
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Northamptonshire equestrian business fined £47,120 after employee was killed by one-tonne log

An equestrian business in Northamptonshire has been fined more than £47,000 after a 37-year-old employee was killed loading horse jumps onto a flatbed trailer.
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