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Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day

Police investigate 17 child sexting cases a day

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your devicePolice investigations into children sharing sexual images of themselves and others have more than doubled in two years, figures have shown.Forces in England and Wales recorded 6,238 underage "sexting" offences in 2016-17, a rate of 17 a day.Police said they received reports from children as young as 10. Chief Constable Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for child protection, said: "There is a worrying upward trend."He added social networks needed to remove indecent images more quickly.The number of cases where under-18s were sharing indecent or prohibited images was up by a third on the 4,681 offences recorded the previous year, and represented a 131% rise on 2014-15, with 2,700 incidents.BBC Advice - SextingChildren 'should b...
What US family told police about alleged pirate attack on merchant ship in Brazil

What US family told police about alleged pirate attack on merchant ship in Brazil

World
An American family found days after an alleged pirate attack on a merchant ship in Brazil told authorities that while they weren't kidnapped, they were held hostage by the river pirates for several hours, according to police. The family of four from California -- Adam Harris Harteau, his wife, Emily Faith Harteau, and their two children -- were aboard a merchant ship traveling from the city of Belem to Macapa when the vessel was attacked by pirates on Sunday, according to police. The family was found Wednesday in Vila Curumu in the state of Para in Brazil, police said. Today, police in Brazil told reporters that the Harteaus told them after the heavily armed pirates attacked, the family was held in one of the ship’s rooms for several hours -- from 3:30 p.m. to midnight -- during which t
Kevin Spacey: UK police investigate sexual assault claim

Kevin Spacey: UK police investigate sexual assault claim

Entertainment
Kevin Spacey is being investigated by UK police over an alleged sexual assault.The Sun newspaper said a man, aged 23 at the time, made a complaint on Tuesday about the alleged incident in the London borough of Lambeth. The Metropolitan Police confirmed that they are investigating an alleged assault on a man from 2008. They would not confirm the allegation was made against House of Cards actor and double Oscar winner Spacey. Spacey said on Thursday that he is seeking treatment after facing allegations of sexual misconduct from a string of men.No arrestsThe Sun reported that a British actor claimed he woke up to find Spacey performing a sex act on him in 2008.The man is said to have run from the property after Spacey allegedly said: "Don't tell anyone about this."A spokesman for the Met said...
Egyptian police killed in shootout with militants

Egyptian police killed in shootout with militants

World
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Multiple Egyptian police officers died Friday in a shootout with militants in the country's Western desert, security officials said.Egypt's Interior Ministry said the raid happened after security officials learned of a group of militants hiding in the Giza province near Cairo. Militants began firing at the officers as they approached the location.The ministry said only that "a number" of officers died, though Voice of America reported the death toll was 14. Other unconfirmed reports put the death toll at nearly double that.The militants allegedly were members of Hasm, a militant wing of the Muslim Brotherhood that has claimed responsibility for attacks over the past year in Egypt.The ministry said militants also died in the shootout.Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UP...
Police probing controversial RBS division

Police probing controversial RBS division

Business
Police in Scotland are looking into allegations a controversial division of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), set up to restore struggling companies to health, broke the law in its dealings with them.More than 90% of the firms put into RBS' Global Restructuring Group (GRG), established after the financial crisis, are understood to have suffered "inappropriate action" against them by the bank, according to a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) report leaked in August.Police Scotland says it is a scoping exercise that has been under way for several months, rather than an investigation, but they are assessing the allegations for criminality.In a statement, the force said: "Police Scotland can confirm that they have received reports regarding The Royal Bank of Scotland and that enquiries are ongoing...