Brave unarmed police officers chase machete-wielding man

Brave unarmed police officers chase machete-wielding man

West Midlands Police has praised two plain clothed police officers who chased down a machete-wielding man in Birmingham on 13 September, 2016. Footage uploaded to West Midlands Police YouTube account on 2 August shows a man brandishing a two-foot long blade and approaching the two police officers. Police state that the man wielding the machete was a 20-year-old who shouted at the pair come on Ill chop you up. In the caption of the video, police confirm that the man was successfully wrestled to the ground and the machete was seized.Both officers received a commendation from West Midlands Polices Chief Constable – and the man was later detained indefinitely in a mental health facility. Aug 2, 2017
What is fentanyl, the opioid drug 50 times stronger than heroin?

What is fentanyl, the opioid drug 50 times stronger than heroin?

Fentanyl is an extremely potent synthetic opioid, typically used as a painkiller. However, in recent years it has been mixed with heroin and other street opioids, leading to an increase in overdoses across the world. Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than street heroin, with some variants such as Carfentanyl thought to be 10,000 times stronger. Aug 2, 2017
Iraqi general claims Isis are extremely worn out in Tal Afar ahead of key battle

Iraqi general claims Isis are extremely worn out in Tal Afar ahead of key battle

Senior Iraqi military commander Major-General Najm al-Jabouri told Reuters that he doesnt expect the battle for Tal Afar to be large or complicated due to low morale in the ISIS fighters there. Speaking on 30 July, he added that military intelligence indicated that Isis had between 1,500 and 2,000 in the city. Aug 1, 2017
Watch this cops epic Dad dancing at Camp Bestival

Watch this cops epic Dad dancing at Camp Bestival

Dorset Police uploaded this clip of Special Constable Jason Cox getting into the party spirit whilst patrolling the festival, held in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset on July 27- 30. Aug 1, 2017
CCTV footage shows dramatic armed bank robbery in London

CCTV footage shows dramatic armed bank robbery in London

The robbery in Teddington took place on 10 March. The gun wielding suspect made off with £150 ($198), despite being confronted and tackled by a staff member at the bank. Police are now appealing for more information about the incident, and released this footage on 1 August to try and identify the suspect. Aug 1, 2017
Two dead after shooting in German nightclub

Two dead after shooting in German nightclub

A 34-year-old man opened fire in Grey nightclub in the southern German city of Konstanz on 30 July. Two people, including the gunman, were killed, with three more seriously injured. Police have ruled out terrorism as a motive, and instead have suggested that a dispute between local criminals led to the shooting. Jul 31, 2017