West Midlands Police warned over threat to kill officer

"A threat to kidnap and murder a serving West Midlands police officer led to a security alert being issued to staff, the BBC understands.

The force has confirmed counter-terror officers are investigating an "anonymous but credible" tip-off.

Officers have been urged to take extra precautions, including not wearing uniform during journeys to and from work.

West Midlands Police said it had "implemented additional security measures" after obtaining the information, but the force declined to confirm the exact nature of the threat."

Chilling news.

bbc.co.uk/new…392

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Thanks for letting us know Fred.

Lets hope no-one gets hurt and they find the muppets who are responsible.
Edited by: "davewave" 9th Dec 2014

davewave

Lets hope no-one gets hurt and the muppets responsible.



The muppets are responsible??




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Edited by: "RossD89" 9th Dec 2014

RossD89

The muppets are responsible?? … The muppets are responsible?? [img]http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/getattachment/17bc0007-b60d-434d-8b1b-5d59e09d0b76/blogs/2013/11/muppets-most-wanted?height=349&width=620&crop=True[/img]



I don't think Kermit and co. would ever harm anyone.

RossD89

The muppets are responsible?? … The muppets are responsible?? [img]http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/getattachment/17bc0007-b60d-434d-8b1b-5d59e09d0b76/blogs/2013/11/muppets-most-wanted?height=349&width=620&crop=True[/img]



Thankfully not those muppets, not all childhood heroes are criminals.
Edited by: "davewave" 9th Dec 2014

davewave

Lets hope no-one gets hurt and they find the muppets who are responsible.



Are you sure it wasn't the Sesame street crew and not the muppets?

RatedRPornstar

I don't think Kermit and co. would ever harm anyone.



I'd imagine he doesn't have what it takes to Kermit a crime.

Original Poster

Lets hope some of the more flippant comments on this thread don't come back to haunt their authors.

teh arn

I'd imagine he doesn't have what it takes to Kermit a crime.



That was a comment of pure brilliance. Hats off to you sir.

jaybear88

That was a comment of pure brilliance. Hats off to you sir.



https://p.gr-assets.com/540x540/fit/hostedimages/1380308445/688181.gif

Banned

an "anonymous but credible" tip-off.


hmm..sounds like your run of the mill scaremongering as Christmas approaches.


Edited by: "ewwaxo" 9th Dec 2014

ewwaxo

an "anonymous but credible" tip-off. hmm..sounds like your run of the … an "anonymous but credible" tip-off. hmm..sounds like your run of the mill scaremongering as Christmas approaches.



It's HUKD Misc, everyday is scaremongering day

Original Poster

ewwaxo

hmm..sounds like your run of the mill scaremongering as Christmas … hmm..sounds like your run of the mill scaremongering as Christmas approaches.



No doubt you would have made the same claim about this.

Fred Smith

No doubt you would have made the same claim about this.

https://38.media.tumblr.com/61e71aebd53c4d7badf4b027febccbea/tumblr_ml5ih3srC91rok2afo1_500.gif

Its oh so quiet...

A time for reflection by those who rush to bash our unarmed police force.

Banned

I just don't understand those that want to joke about a subject so serious.

Disgusting.



Ohhhh someone arrested.

bbc.co.uk/new…147
Edited by: "toshapetriji" 9th Dec 2014

toshapetriji

I just don't understand those that want to joke about a subject so … I just don't understand those that want to joke about a subject so serious.Disgusting.Ohhhh someone arrested.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30404147



I am sure there's a lot of regular police officers who feel a bit safer now they caught someone.
I cant imagine doing a job with that hanging over your head.

Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling soldiers around
major cities like Birmingham, London etc..Shows any idiots who think they can terrorize
the consequences if they step out of line.

CookinBat

Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling … Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling soldiers aroundmajor cities like Birmingham, London etc..Shows any idiots who think they can terrorize the consequences if they step out of line.



Perhaps a nice military parade too?

http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/North-Korea-Military-Parade-65th-Anniversary-Workers-Party.jpg

teh arn

Perhaps a nice military parade too?


Thanks for sharing your family photos dude. Not sure of the point you're making tbh
Prob nothing very constructive anyway, but thanks all the same

teh arn

Perhaps a nice military parade too?



That looks like a domino rally off record breakers

CookinBat

Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling … Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling soldiers aroundmajor cities like Birmingham, London etc..Shows any idiots who think they can terrorize the consequences if they step out of line.



Pmsl... We can dream can't we...

CookinBat

Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling … Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling soldiers aroundmajor cities like Birmingham, London etc..Shows any idiots who think they can terrorize the consequences if they step out of line.



Yeah all them armed men will not cause any panic and show the terrorists we wont be afraid!

Graham1979

Yeah all them armed men will not cause any panic and show the terrorists … Yeah all them armed men will not cause any panic and show the terrorists we wont be afraid!



Or just offer them more targets.
Can the Army even legally do anything if they were out patrolling the streets?

CookinBat

Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling … Simple, mobilize the armed forces to show their presence by patrolling soldiers aroundmajor cities like Birmingham, London etc..Shows any idiots who think they can terrorize the consequences if they step out of line.



Better yet, let's declare martial law....
Edited by: "RossD89" 9th Dec 2014

Better protection for police by way of body armour. More police on the streets, not less. More CCTV on the streets and anyone found guilty of attacking an on duty police officer to be given double the sentence that an assault on a civilian would get.

The police do a job that many of us would not do and deserve our support.

Graham1979

Yeah all them armed men will not cause any panic and show the terrorists … Yeah all them armed men will not cause any panic and show the terrorists we wont be afraid!



RossD89

Better yet, let's declare martial law....


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Banned

Mark2111

anyone found guilty of attacking an on duty police officer to be given … anyone found guilty of attacking an on duty police officer to be given double the sentence that an assault on a civilian would get.


Why?

West Midlands Police death threat 'not credible'

A threat to kidnap and murder a serving police officer was "not … A threat to kidnap and murder a serving police officer was "not credible", a force has said.On Tuesday West Midlands Police said counter-terrorism officers had received a tip-off that staff were in danger.A 31-year-old man arrested in connection with the call has since been eliminated from inquiries.The force said its assessment was that the call "was not terrorist related or a credible kidnap threat".Inquiries into the original call are continuing and West Midlands Police said the man would remain in custody in connection with "immigration matters".



Mark2111

Better protection for police by way of body armour. More police on the … Better protection for police by way of body armour. More police on the streets, not less. More CCTV on the streets and anyone found guilty of attacking an on duty police officer to be given double the sentence that an assault on a civilian would get.The police do a job that many of us would not do and deserve our support.



I think it should work both ways.
If a civilian should get a doubled sentence, so should any police officers committing a crime.
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