Emergency Services/First Responders


  • UK: Bomb squad and police called to Tesco supermarket in Farnworth

    April 5, 2020

    A bomb disposal squad and police were called to a supermarket in Farnworth after a suspected explosives attack. Members of the Army’s Royal Logistic Corps’ Bomb Disposal unit were called to the Tesco superstore in Long Causeway at around 9.30am yesterday morning. A heavy police presence was also reported as crime scene investigators and other ...

  • Russia: Militant plotting terrorist attack killed in Murmansk

    April 4, 2020

    Law enforcement officers in the Russian city of Murmansk have eliminated a militant who planned to carry out a terrorist attack, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement. “Last night, the Federal Security Service (FSB) located an armed militant in the city of Murmansk who planned to carry out a terrorist attack. When special police ...

  • India’s NIA to launch its first investigation in a foreign soil after Kabul attack

    April 2, 2020

    The National Investigation Agency of India (NIA) has filed a case to investigate the deadly attack on Sikh in Kabul city, it has been reported. In a bid to launch its first investigation regarding a terror attack on foreign soil, the NIA registered its case under criminal conspiracy and terror charges, according to Hindustan Times. An NIA ...

  • UK: Man jailed for spitting at Brighton police officers while claiming to have coronavirus

    March 30, 2020

    A man has been jailed for spitting at three police officers in Brighton while claiming to have coronavirus. Peter Davy, 65, unemployed, of Albion Street, Brighton pleaded guilty to all charges over the incident on Saturday – including three of assault, the CPS confirmed. He appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Monday and was jailed for 12 weeks ...

  • US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Guidance On The Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

    March 28, 2020

    As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America that highlighted the importance of the critical infrastructure workforce. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary of Homeland Security’s authorities to secure critical infrastructure. Consistent with these authorities, CISA has developed, in ...

  • Britain’s first ‘Incel’ terrorist: ‘Involuntary celibate’ who had no luck with women pleads guilty to possessing explosives

    March 27, 2020

    Britain’s first ‘involuntary celibate’ bomb-maker has pleaded guilty to possessing explosive substances, downloading terror manuals and discussing plans to launch an attack. Anwar Said Driouich, 22, from Middlesbrough, was part of a misogynistic movement named ‘Incel’ which has been associated with at least six mass-shootings in the US. Followers believe in genetic determinism and blame attractive men ...

  • UK police use drones and roadblocks to enforce lockdown

    March 26, 2020

    A police force has defended using a drone camera to shame people into not driving into a national park during the lockdown, while another force said it was introducing roadblocks to stop drivers heading to tourist hotspots. A new law came into effect on Thursday allowing police to use force to make people return home. Derbyshire police ...

  • FBI agents kill man allegedly plotting bomb attack on hospital amid coronavirus pandemic

    March 26, 2020

    A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release on Wednesday. Timothy Wilson, 36, was injured on Tuesday when FBI agents served a probable cause arrest warrant in Belton, Missouri, after a long-running domestic terrorism investigation, according to a statement ...

  • The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA): Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

    March 25, 2020

    The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. It can take up to 45 minutes to clean ambulances once they have transported a patient suspected of having COVID-19. Some ambulance cleaning centres ...

  • 2002 Bangladesh mosque blasts: Bangladeshi national held in Maharashtra

    March 24, 2020

    A 42-year-old Bangladeshi national wanted in connection with three blasts at a mosque in Bangladesh in 2002 has been arrested from Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch of neighbouring Thane Police arrested Mophajjal Hussain alias Mopha Ali Gazi alias Maphizul Mandal, hailing from Satkhira in Khulna state ...

  • Fermanagh: Police anger at bomb hoax during virus efforts

    March 24, 2020

    A senior police officer has condemned dissident republicans for causing a security alert in County Fermanagh. A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious object, which was spotted by a member of the public at Clogh near Rosslea. It was later declared to be a hoax. PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) Superintendent Clive Beatty blamed dissident ...

  • India: 3 arrested in connection with IED blast in Manipur

    March 23, 2020

    Three persons have been arrested in connection with an IED explosion near a BSF camp in Manipur’s Thoubal district, police said on Monday. Explosives weighing 2.5 kg, seven detonators, a remote control device, a dry battery, three mobile phones and a two- wheeler were seized from their possession, a senior police officer said. The blast occurred ...

  • Ireland: Quarry searched and three arrested in dissident pipe bomb probe

    March 22, 2020

    Gardai were continuing to search a quarry last night where it is suspected pipe bombs were being made by dissident Republicans. The search operation at a rural location on the Carlow/Kildare border follows the arrest of three men today by heavily armed gardai. “This is an investigation into the manufacture of improvised explosive devices by a dissident ...

  • Europol: Rise of fake ‘corona cures’ revealed in global counterfeit medicine operation

    March 21, 2020

    Europol has supported a global operation to target trafficking counterfeit medicines. Operation Pangea, coordinated by INTERPOL and involved 90 countries worldwide, took place between 3 and 10 March 2020. The pandemic has opened up a business opportunity for predatory criminals. Authorities around the world seized nearly 34 000 counterfeit surgical masks, making them the most commonly ...

  • Birmingham: Four Convicted For National Action Membership

    March 20, 2020

    Four people were convicted on the 19 March of being members of the banned extreme right wing neo-Nazi group National Action. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court took less than nine hours to find three men and a woman guilty, one other man had admitted membership of the group before the trial. These convictions are the ...

  • Newcastle: Man Pleads Guilty to Preparing Others to Commit Acts of Terrorism

    March 20, 2020

    Man from Newcastle Pleads Guilty to Preparing Others to Commit Acts of Terrorism and Inciting Terrorism Overseas A man from Newcastle has today, Friday March 20, pleaded guilty to Terrorism Offences following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, 35 (18/03/85), from the Arthur’s Hill area of Newcastle pleaded guilty at a hearing ...

  • UK: Brother of Manchester Arena bomber guilty of 22 counts of murder

    March 17, 2020

    Hashem Abedi denied involvement, but his DNA and fingerprints were found at the flat where the explosives were made. The brother of the Manchester Arena bomber has been found guilty of 22 charges of murder. Hashem Abedi, 22, conspired with his brother Salman Abedi, who killed himself and 22 others when he detonated a bomb at an ...

  • EU pours million into raising biosecurity in Southeast Asia

    March 13, 2020

    The European Union has announced an investment of €3.5 million (K5.48 billion) into a regional project that will assist in increasing biosecurity in Southeast Asia and help governments to offer better responses to highly communicable diseases or global biological events. The BIOSEC-Enhanced Biosecurity in Southeast Asia project will be headed by the European Union Chemical, Biological, ...

  • The SIM highjackers: how criminals are stealing millions by highjacking phone numbers

    March 13, 2020

    SIM swappers arrested by Spain, Austria and Romania as police gears up against this growing threat It is a common story: the signal bars disappears from their mobile phones, they call the phone number – it rings, but it’s not their phone ringing. They try to login to their bank account, but the password fails. They ...

  • India: Police seize IEDs, Maoist literature in Kothagudem forests, Telangana

    March 11, 2020

    The police have seized improvised explosive devices (IEDs), revolutionary literature, kit bags and other material at a Maoist camp in the forests of Neeladri Pet hillock in the district. According to the Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Dutt the police had received information that four teams of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) had entered into Bhadradri Kothagudem, ...