Acid attack victim calls for tougher sentences

Acid attack victim calls for tougher sentences

Acid attacks in England have doubled over the past five years, with 503 attacks recorded so far in 2017. In the last 12 months, police have recorded 446 attacks in London alone. 14 days ago
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. 16 days ago
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. 16 days ago