Police are considering beefing up security at the Cambridge Union after the man tipped to be the future Prime Minister and other controversial figures were announced to speak at the debating society. Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is among the line-up for speakers at the Union along with former American Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Transgender champion Caitlyn Jenner of Keeping up with the Kardashians fame will also grace the debating society floor.
And The Mooch , Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted as Trump s communications director for just 10 days, will also feature in the line up. The Union has seen police action over protests before including during the appearance of controversial broadcaster Katie Hopkins and French Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.
And there were protests when former IMF chief accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid was bundled through a side door as he arrived to speak to the Union in 2012. Dominique Strauss-Kahn was met by a crowd of about 200 student protesters objecting to his speech.
Security was tight at the sold-out event and spectators were not admitted unless they handed over phones and agreed to be searched. And protesters laid siege to the Union as Marine Le Pen spoke inside . Chants of Nazi scum off our streets rang out as about 150 protesters assembled outside the debating society building.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: We work very closely with Cambridge Union and seek to police events proportionately.
Police say the unarmed security guard who first found the Las Vegas gunman was a hero who played an ‘absolutely …
The door to Stephen Paddock’s room after a SWAT unit used explosives to gain entry. Bild exclusive/Polaris A security guard wounded when he approached Stephen Paddock’s room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday night is being credited with distracting the gunman, possibly stopping him from continuing to shoot at crowds near the Las Vegas Strip, 32 floors below, a Las Vegas law-enforcement official said on Friday. The security guard, Jesus Campos, was released from the hospital on Thursday.
Campos was patrolling the halls of the hotel and was responding to reports of a “door alarm1,” Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said. Once Campos got to the shooter’s floor, he found the stairwells barricaded . As Campos neared the gunman’s room, he was shot in the upper right thigh.
Paddock, who was armed with a cache of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, had “fired through the door, striking Mr . Campos,” said David Hickey, the president of the hotel’s security-guard union . Police later discovered2 that Paddock had set up cameras in the hallway to monitor activity outside his room.
“He notified his dispatch, which was absolutely critical to us, knowing the location, as well as advising the responding officers as they arrived,” McMahill said of Campos.
“I can tell you that this was a remarkable effort by a brave and remarkable man,” McMahill continued. “I want to say today that I don’t think we’ve done a good enough job recognizing him and his actions .. . He’s an absolute hero.” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said in a press conference on Wednesday that he saw what looked to be about 200 rounds of bullets3 fired through the door of Paddock’s room .
It was “amazing that the security guard didn’t sustain additional injury,” he said. Paddock may have stopped shooting at the crowd near the Las Vegas Strip because Campos approached his room, McMahill said. Despite being wounded, Campos kept working alongside Las Vegas police, who rushed the 32nd floor.
“His bravery was amazing because he remained with our officers, providing them the key pass to access the door, and continued to help them clear rooms until our officers demanded he seek medical attention,” Lombardo said.
Campos is expected to undergo surgery to remove the bullet, Hickey said.
A gang have admitted robbing a security van and trying to steal cashpoint machines from two Coop stores in Devon. The group targeted free standing ATM machines which are often placed close to the doors and windows of larger Coop shops. They broke into the stores at Dartmouth and Paignton and tried to use Land Rovers or vans to drag the machines out of the building.
The men were caught on CCTV as their attempts ended in failure and they were forced to flee without the ATMs or the cash they contained in the raids at Dartmouth and Cherry Brook, Paignton. A pair of brothers from Liverpool, who took part in the raids, went on to hold up a security van in Brixham in May last year and snatch 14,000.
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The six men all admitted playing some part in the series of raids, which sparked a major police operation last year. Jonny Vaughan, aged 21, of Lyme Grove, Liverpool; Robin Vaughan Junior, aged 27, of Huyton and Peter Atkinson, aged 18, of Scotchbarn Lane, Prescot, Merseyside all admitted conspiracy to rob a G4S security guard of 14,000 in Brixham in May 2016.
James Brewer, aged 35, of Brookwood Street, Liverpool, Ian Harris, aged 36, of Hele Road, Torquay; Frederick Pearce, aged 53, of Quinbrookes, Slough; Robin and Jonny Vaughan, all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle. Judge Erik Salomonsen adjourned sentence at Exeter Crown Court until Friday of next week and released Harris and Pearce on bail. Lee Bremridge, for Harris, said his only involvement was helping to supply a VW Golf, a Land Rover, and a white van which were used in the Cherry Brook burglary.
Emily Pitts, for Pearce, said her client is currently working with addiction specialists to address a past problem with heroin and may be suitable for a drug rehabilitation order.
Tarquin McCalla, for Robin Vaughan Junior, said his client had only been involved in the robbery as a driver and had not agreed to the use of weapons or unnecessary violence.