Van driver arrested after man and woman die and two children hurt in head-on crash in Cambridgeshire | UK News



A van driver has been arrested after a man and woman died in a head-on crash in Cambridgeshire.

Two children were also injured in the collision between a Ford Focus and a van on the A142 Isle of Ely Way in Chatteris shortly after 8pm on Thursday.

The car’s driver and a rear seat passenger, both aged in their 30s, died at the scene.

Two children, who were in the same vehicle, are being treated in hospital with minor injuries.

Cambridgeshire Police said the driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

The 32-year-old man from Lincoln suffered minor injuries and remains in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.

Police asked anyone with dash-cam footage or any other information about the incident to contact them.



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Man dies following stabbing in Sydney’s inner west


A man has died after being stabbed in the chest in Sydney’s inner west.

Emergency services were called to Henry Street, Lewisham, following concerns for the man’s welfare just after 1pm.

A man has died after a stabbing at Lewisham in Sydney’s inner west on Friday.Credit:Matt Wade

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was stabbed in his upper left chest.

The man died on the way to hospital.



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Canberra man arrested with cannabis plants, firearms, as piglets returned to Yarralumla Play Station


A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of animals from the Yarralumla Play Station last week.

Known for its miniature train and mini golf, the Yarralumla Play Station is a popular daytime attraction in Canberra’s south.

On Wednesday, after being tipped off by a member of the public, ACT Policing and the RSPCA visited a home in the Canberra suburb of Deakin, where they discovered four piglets, allegedly stolen from the children’s farm at the Play Station.

RSPCA officers assessed the piglets and removed them from the house. An adolescent pig located in the back yard of the home was also removed.

Police also alleged they uncovered a locked room inside a shipping container which held a loaded bolt action rifle, with several other guns and ammunition inside a nearby gun safe.

They allegedly found several cannabis plants while searching the property.

Yarralumla Play Station owners said their “faith in humanity is slightly restored” with the return of the piglets.(ABC News: Tahlia Roy)

Alleged theft also wanted in NT and Thailand

It was later revealed in court the man accused of taking the piglets is wanted in the Northern Territory and Thailand for other crimes.

The colourful past led by Owen Van Duren, 39, was detailed in court documents when he sought bail in the ACT Magistrates Court today.

Magistrate Margaret Hunter queried the allegations when the charges were laid, asking: “Is this the poacher and the game keeper?”

Court documents showed Mr Van Duren once stole a power boat to escape authorities in Thailand and sailed it back to Australia.

Police said he is also wanted for alleged car theft in Darwin.

Mr Van Duren has only been charged with stealing the piglets – charges have not been laid for the alleged drug and weapon discoveries.

He was granted bail to return to court later this month.

Pig owners pleased at prompt return

The four piglets have been returned to the Yarralumla Play Station, much to the delight of their owners.

“We have some great news! The piglets have been found and returned,” Play Station management said on Facebook, thanking “the good Samaritan who reported it to the police”.

ACT Policing confirmed that the “other animals stolen from the Yarralumla Play Station have yet to be found”, including a three fully grown turkeys, two frizzle chickens and one Polish chicken.

“If you happen to see (or hear!) a little black and a little white frizzle chicken, or a Polish rooster with an attitude, and three large turkeys then please let the police know,” the Play Station asked on their Facebook page.

A turkey in a farm yard.
One of three turkeys stolen from Yarralumla Play Station last week.(ACT Policing)

Police are continuing their investigations into the poultry thefts, as well as the ownership of the discovered weapons cache.



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South Australian outback town of Leigh Creek locked down as police chase armed man


A South Australian outback town has been locked down as police search for wanted man Alex Blake, who is understood to be armed with a gun.

Locals in Leigh Creek, in the state’s far north, say they went into police-ordered lockdown late this afternoon, as officers converged on the area, chasing Mr Blake and a female companion.

The search is focused on remote areas near Leigh Creek, including Beltana.

SA Police tonight confirmed they had sighted a stolen Hilux ute believed to be driven by Mr Blake.

“Just after 1:00pm today, police received reports of the Toyota Hilux utility travelling south along Belton Road at Carrieton,” the police statement read.

“Numerous patrols made their way to the area along with the police fixed-wing aircraft — PolAir 57.”

Alex Blake, who is wanted after illegally crossing the SA-Queensland border and allegedly stealing fuel twice.(Supplied: SA Police)

Around 3:45pm, police spotted the ute driving north along RM Williams Way, near Craddock, before it turned right onto Flinders Ranges Way.

Patrols followed the car as it headed through Hawker, towards Parachilna, along the Outback Highway.

The police helicopter then followed it from the air as it travelled towards Leigh Creek, before it travelled on dirt roads and through scrubland at Warraweena Station.

It stopped about 7 kilometres south of Warraweena Station, with police making their way to the location — believing the two occupants are still with the vehicle.

Property owners in the area are asked to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity by calling the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or, if it is an emergency, triple-0.

SA Police had begun searching for Mr Blake yesterday, after a stolen car he was allegedly driving entered the state from Queensland illegally and stole petrol from Innamincka, in the state’s remote north-east.

Leigh Creek Service Station operator Breyten Ward
Leigh Creek Service Station operator Breyten Ward said police ordered the town to go into lockdown.(ABC News: Tony Hill)

Leigh Creek Petrol Station manager Breyten Ward said there was a heavy police presence in the area.

“About two hours ago they told us to lock everything down,” Mr Ward said.

The white ute was reported as having been stolen from a Queensland address on Sunday and it crossed the SA border on Tuesday afternoon, evading police at the checkpoint.

A car matching that description was seen travelling at speed down on the wrong side of Augusta Highway at Port Augusta earlier today.

A white ute
A Toyota Hilux ute captured on CCTV doing a petrol drive-off at Innamincka.(Supplied: SA Police)



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Man shot dead by police after being stopped riding bike


A fatal police shooting has sparked protests in Los Angeles after officers killed an African American man who they stopped for allegedly riding his bike unlawfully.

Dijon Kizzee, 29, was riding his bike in a south Los Angeles neighbourhood on Monday afternoon when two police officers ordered him to stop for a vehicle code violation, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

It is unclear what vehicle codes Mr Kizzee allegedly violated.

The 29-year-old then attempted to flee on foot and when the officers caught up to him an altercation allegedly occurred, leading to Mr Kizzee punching one of the officers in the face.

During the altercation he dropped a bundle of clothes he was carrying, with authorities claiming the police officers spotted a gun inside the clothes resulting in them opening fire.

“The deputies noticed that inside the clothing items that he dropped was a black semiautomatic handgun, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” LA County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Brandon Dean told reporters.

Lieutenant Dean was unable to confirm whether Mr Kizzee was actually reaching for the gun at the time of the shooting

“So, he did not have the gun in his hand, it had already dropped to the ground, so when he was actually shot, he was unarmed at that point?” a reporter asked during the press conference.

Lieutenant Dean said he didn’t know whether Mr Kizzee was armed or not.

“If this individual was reaching for a semiautomatic handgun, I would suggest … that’s probably why deadly force was employed,” he said.

Mr Kizzee was pronounced dead at the scene, with police saying the handgun was recovered and no deputies were injured.

Lieutenant Dean said neither officer was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting.

An investigation is ongoing into the shooting.

Deja, a woman who witnessed the shooting, told AFP that she yelled “don’t shoot him, don’t shoot him” as the deputies tried to stop Mr Kizzee, who lived in her neighbourhood.

“They were trying to grab and take his stuff away from him and then finally when it failed, he turned around to run and they tasered him in the back of his leg,” Deja, who would only give her first name, said.

“He turned around and then they shot him.”

Deja said deputies handcuffed Mr Kizzee after the shooting.

Several hours after Mr Kizzee’s death, about 100 protesters gathered at the scene of the shooting and marched to the sheriff’s station.

Many of the protesters were carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs and “Say his name” or “No justice, no peace.”

Arlander Givens, a resident in the neighbourhood, questioned why the officers opened fire on a man if he wasn’t actually holding the weapon.

“If he reached down to grab it, that’s different,” Mr Givens told the Los Angeles Times.

“But if it’s on the ground, why shoot? That means he was unarmed.”

Mr Kizzee’s death follows months of protests and riots over the killing of George Floyd, who died after a police officer continually knelt on his neck during an arrest.

The protests flared up again Kenosha, Wisconsin, after an African American man, Jacob Blake, was shot by police in front of his three young sons.

The incident left Mr Blake paralysed and prompted demonstrations across multiple cities.

The protests turned deadly when as armed white vigilantes confronted demonstrators, resulting in the deaths of two people.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, has been arrested and charged with the murders after video footage emerged of him opening fire on protesters with a semiautomatic rifle.

Prosecutors will allege Rittenhouse shot his first victim, Joseph Rosenbaum, in a used car lot after the man threw a plastic bag at him. Mr Rosenbaum allegedly tried to take Rittenhouse’s weapon from him.

Rittenhouse intends to argue self-defence.

-With AFP



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‘Just one phone call’: Desperate plea to missing man



POLICE are appealing for “just one phone call” from a missing Northern Rivers man.
Richmond Police District Acting Inspector Anthony Smith said they are still concerned for the welfare of missing man Rohan Lloyd.

Act Insp Smith said they hoped Mr Lloyd, who disappeared earlier this month, would get in touch.

He said the 37-year-old was last seen in the Kyogle area on Thursday, August 13.

“We just want to hear from Mr Lloyd personally to let us know he is okay,” he said.

Mr Lloyd is a Lismore resident, but known to visit the Kyogle and Barkers Vale areas.

He is described as Caucasian, 5ft 6 inches tall, medium build, balding brown hair and short/fine beard.

It is understood Mr Lloyd is driving a blue 2010 Hyundai Getz sedan NSW registration CI19FC.

Act Insp Smith also called on the community to let them know if they have seen Mr Lloyd or his car.

An investigation is underway, and police urge anyone with information regarding Mr Lloyd’s current whereabouts to contact Lismore Police Station on 02 6626 0599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.





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Police investigate fatal crash in Flamborough that killed Cambridge man and his dog – Hamilton



A single-vehicle crash in Flamborough has left a man and his dog dead.

Shortly before 7:15 p.m. on Monday, police say a 23-year-old Cambridge man was driving his vehicle eastbound on Concession 10 West when the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree.

Both the man and his dog, which was inside the vehicle, succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Out of respect for the man’s family, his identity will not be released.

Hamilton police’s collision reconstruction unit has taken over the investigation.

Any witnesses with information are asked to contact police at 905-546-4753 or 905-546-4755, or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online.

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Fatally Shoot a Black Man They Say Had a Gun


Sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles fatally shot a Black man who they said was armed with a handgun on Monday afternoon after a stop turned into a violent altercation in a south Los Angeles neighborhood, the authorities said.

The Los Angeles County deputies handcuffed the man after firing at him several times, the aftermath of which was recorded by bystanders, who protested the deadly use of force. As the day turned to evening, a crowd grew at the scene of the shooting in the Westmont neighborhood.

The shooting is now under investigation, the authorities said, and comes a week after the police in Kenosha, Wis., shot a Black man several times in the back. That encounter touched off days of protests, boycotts and violent street clashes and drew the attention of the presidential candidates.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the man, who has not been publicly identified, was riding a bicycle when deputies tried to stop him, CBSN Los Angeles reported.

The reason for the stop, according to the department, was a code violation related to bicycle riding. The man ran from the scene and deputies chased him, the department said. When deputies caught the man near West 109th Place and Budlong Avenue around 3:30 p.m., a fight ensued.

The department said the man punched one of the deputies, the station reported. Then, the department said, the man dropped clothing he was holding, the station reported. According to the department, that clothing was “concealing a black handgun, prompting both deputies to fire their weapons,” the station reported.

The shooting comes as law enforcement officers across the nation are facing intense scrutiny over the use of deadly force and biased policing after George Floyd was killed by the police in Minneapolis. His death, which was captured on video by a bystander, fueled nationwide protests against the police and prompted some to call for departments to be defunded.

Last week, police officers in Kenosha shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, in the back while he was attempting to enter the driver’s-side door of an S.U.V. during a dispute. His children were in the back seat.



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