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A racist shop thief shouted You just bomb the place at a security guard when he was caught stealing buffalo burgers. Jeffrey Carr also said He shouldn t be in this country he should go back to his country during the shocking rant inside an Iceland store, in Newcastle1. A court was told that the 55-year-old, who was described by his own solicitor as Hopeless and helpless at the time, launched the tirade of abuse towards the security guard when he was detained after trying to steal the burgers.
But, when police arrived, they charged him not only with the shop theft but also with a racially aggravated public order offence, charges to which he has now pleaded guilty. During a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates Court2, District Judge Sarah Griffiths said it was astonishing people still used such vile language.
An Iceland store (Image: hinckley times)
Reading through the details of the case, the judge added: He s in a shop and seen by a security guard taking burgers . He s challenged about it and initially just swears at him and says f*** you .
However, later when the police arrived, he makes a comment about the security guard and says he shouldn t even be in this country.
He then says He needs to go back to his country . He shouldn t be here, they just bomb the place . The court was told the offences happened on April 24 this year at an Iceland store in Newcastle.
Giving Carr, of Wilfred Street, Byker, an eight-week community order, with an eight-week curfew, as well as ordering him to pay 85 compensation, District Judge Griffiths said: In this day and age, this behaviour is completely unacceptable.
It s astonishing people still use such language, he should be ashamed . It has to stop.
In a statement, the security guard said: I expect an element of dislike towards me because of my job but I don t appreciate racism. Andy O Hanlon, mitigating, said Carr was now extremely remorseful and apologetic for his actions.
The solicitor added: At the time, he was homeless, hopeless and helpless .
He was drinking to heavily and the most important fact was he was not getting his medication.
He s suffered from mental health issues all his adult life.
This is the terrifying moment a gun gang ambushed security guards in a 100,000 bank raid. Three masked men pounced at a branch of Santander in Walkden in the early hours of the morning. Footage shows how a G4S vehicle was parked in an alley at the side of the bank.
A distinctive Mini Cooper car, with the robbers on board, is seen arriving in the street as an innocent woman pedestrian walks by. One of two guards then alights from the van and starts to walk towards the entrance of the bank. The Mini pulls up at speed next to bollards near the pavement and the guard hurries towards the door of the bank, but one of gang springs from the car and tailgates him into the building.
The robber is then quickly followed by two others.
The armed men can be seen chasing the security guard into the bank
Once inside the building at the Ellesmere Shopping Centre in Bolton Road, one of the gang pressed a pistol into the guard s back after forcing him to lie on the floor. Within 30 seconds the gang emerge from the bank and drive off. One line of inquiry is that the gang had inside information.
As well as a handgun the gang were also armed with a machete. Their red Mini was later found abandoned behind a row of shops in nearby Sportside Avenue. The raid took place at around 1.20am on September 7th .
Neither of the cash couriers were injured but were left shocked by the ordeal. In recent weeks, Salford has also suffered another similar bank raid.
The distinctive Mini Cooper car used as a getaway car leaving the scene
Twelve days later – on Tuesday last week – two men escaped with 30,000 in another early morning bank raid in Salford. A guard was attacked outside the Royal Bank of Scotland in Mather Way, Pendleton, at the city s shopping centre.
The pair struck at 7.10am on September 19th and were armed with a crow bar.
Commenting on the Walkden raid,Sergeant Natasha Evans of GMP s Salford borough, said: This was a horrifying attack, which has left the victims extremely shaken.
Thankfully no-one was injured, but that doesn t excuse the terrifying ordeal that the victims had to endure at the hands of these violent men.
I would urge anyone that was in the area at the time of the robbery that thinks they might have seen anything that could help our investigation to please get in touch.
North East technology firm Kromek is cementing its strength in security markets after winning a second long-term contract in the sector this year.
The Sedgefield firm1 , which is based at NETPark, has announced a five-year deal with a new customer which is a leader in X-ray imaging systems. The radiation detection technology company, which also works in the medical and nuclear markets, said the five-year deal is worth $2m ( 1.54m) over the period. The work will see the manufacturer incorporate Kromek s technology into its baggage security screening systems, which will boost detection of an extensive range of threat materials.
This marks the second long-term contract Kromek has signed in the security screening market this year, following the announcement in February of a five-year $3.1m ( 2.39m) agreement with an existing US customer that is an emerging leader and global company in the homeland security marketplace. Dr Arnab Basu, chief executive officer of Kromek, said: We are delighted to secure another long-term contract with a new OEM customer in the security screening market.
This agreement further demonstrates the demand for our products and technology as all OEMs in this arena begin upgrading their legacy systems to bring them in line to detect modern day threats . We look forward to working with this new customer and developing a long-term relationship with them.
The announcement comes just over two weeks after the firm was awarded a new contract by a health sector customer worth at least 4.1m.
The radiation detection specialist already has contracts with the firm, which works in the bone mineral densitometry sector, which involves making detectors which are used to determine a patient s bone quality, helping doctors in the diagnosis and management of diseases such as osteoporosis. In June the firm posted full year results showing growth in turnover of 7.5% from 8.3m to 9m. Mr Basu pledged a step change at the firm that will see it pull off larger contracts and boost revenue by 40% this year.
Over the last 24 months the firm has won more than $40m ( 30.9m) in contracts across its market sectors as commercialisation has stepped up.