Councils abusing their power and using “anti terror” laws to harass the public #edl #abuseofpower

22 08 2012

A town hall spy on every corner: Pursuing smokers,

stalking dog owners… 9,600 ‘missions’ of council

snoopers

  • Surveillance operations exploiting controversial anti-terror laws
  • Offences such as dog fouling and dropping litter are being targetted
  • Council officers carried out ‘test purchases’ at local escort agencies
  • Hidden cameras used to catch people putting rubbish out early
  • Civil liberties campaigners say powers are being abused
  • BBC refuses to reveal how it traps licence-fee evaders

By JAMES SLACK, HOME AFFAIRS EDITOR

PUBLISHED: 00:00, 22 August 2012 | UPDATED: 07:46, 22 August 2012

Town halls have launched an astonishing 9,600 spying missions on the public in the past three years.

The surveillance operations exploit anti-terror laws but many are targeting minor offences such as flouting the smoking ban, dog fouling and dropping litter.

Council officers have also gone undercover to carry out ‘test purchases’ at local escort agencies, it was revealed last night.

Surveillance operations: Town halls have launched an astonishing 9,600 spying missions on the public in the past three yearsSnoopers: Town halls have launched an astonishing 9,600 spying missions on the public in the past three years

In other cases, tactics included obtaining phone records and trapping householders putting out rubbish early by using motion-activated cameras on lampposts and inside tin cans.

Families suspected of cheating school catchment area rules have been followed by council ‘spies’.

Civil liberties campaigners said was clear the hugely controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act was being abused.

 

They urged the Coalition to stop merely ‘tinkering’ with the ‘broken’ law – passed ostensibly to fight terrorist fanatics – and subject it to an overhaul.

In a painstaking report, which took months to compile from Freedom of Information Act requests, the Big Brother Watch group discovered 345 councils had been authorised to use RIPA 9,607 times since 2009 – the equivalent of around nine spying missions a day.

Some 26 local authorities have used RIPA to spy on dog owners to see whose animals were responsible for dog fouling.

A further seven have used their powers to investigate suspected breaches of the smoking ban.

Suffolk County Council conducted a ‘test purchase of dating agency services’.

Bin cam: Tactics include trapping householders putting out rubbish early by using motion-activated cameras on lampposts and inside tin cansBin cam: Tactics include trapping householders putting out rubbish early by using motion-activated cameras on lampposts and inside tin cans

Many councils are targeting minor offences such as flouting the smoking ban, dog fouling and dropping litter
Many councils are targeting minor offences such as flouting the smoking ban, dog fouling and dropping litter

Many councils are targeting minor offences such as flouting the smoking ban, dog fouling and dropping litter

Stockton Borough Council mounted an operation to check on the ‘proper movement of pigs’ and to investigate a ‘fraudulent escort agency’. No action was taken.

Northumberland mounted three spying operations on a ‘tarmac resurfacing service’. No action was taken.

BBW said Kent was the worst authority in the country for RIPA investigations, with 315 in three years.

Alarmingly, seven public authorities refused under the Freedom of Information Act to disclose why or how often they have used the powers. They included the BBC and Ofsted.

The spies are called ‘covert human intelligence sources’. In many cases they will be council employees, such as dog wardens or trading standards officials, but school children are sometimes recruited to test for the sale of underage alcohol or cigarettes.

Eric Pickles, the communities secretary, admitted councils had been misusing RIPA.

Stockton Borough Council mounted an operation to investigate a 'fraudulent escort agency'. No action was takenStockton Borough Council mounted an operation to investigate a ‘fraudulent escort agency’. No action was taken

He said: ‘Under Labour, councils seriously abused and over-used such snooping powers – for matters as trivial as spying on garden centres for selling pot plants; snooping on staff for using work showers or monitoring shops for unlicensed parrots.’

Mr Pickles said the Coalition had changed the law so that, from November, town halls will require the permission of a magistrate before they can launch snooping missions.

But campaigners and experts – including the Government’s own watchdog – have questioned how much difference the change will make. BBW director Nick Pickles said: ‘The current law is broken and before further surveillance powers are considered we need to fix the situation.

‘Despite nearly ten thousand investigations in three years, most resulted in no action being taken, reinforcing the need for a comprehensive review.’

He wants the public to have a right to know they have been spied upon. Currently, those who are found to be innocent never know they have been under surveillance.

Sir Paul Kennedy, the Government’s Interception of Communications Commissioner, said in his annual report: ‘I still remain unconvinced that the Government’s proposal to require all local authorities to obtain the approval of a magistrate before they can use these powers will have much impact other than to introduce unnecessary bureaucracy into the process.’

However, Mehboob Khan, of the Local Government Association, said that without snooping powers it would be harder for councils to tackle rogue traders.

The BBW report also laid bare the extent to which scores of other public bodies and quangos are spying on the public.

Job Centre Plus made use of RIPA 34,093 times between 2009 and 2012. On almost 18,000 occasions, people were put under surveillance to see if they were living as a couple.

Women are entitled to receive more state handouts if they are classed as living as a single mothers.

BBC REFUSES TO DISCLOSE HOW IT TRAPS LICENCE-FEE EVADERS

The BBC refuses to reveal the tactics it uses to catch licence fee-evadersThe BBC refuses to reveal the tactics it uses to catch licence-fee evaders

A string of public bodies including the BBC have refused to disclose how often they have used the spying powers.

The lack of transparency was yesterday described as ‘unacceptable’ by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Hundreds of state bodies are entitled to use the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, which was introduced by the last Labour government.

Normally, they reveal under the Freedom of Information Act how many surveillance operations they have carried out and why.

But the BBC, Ofsted, Royal Mail, the UK Border Agency, the Prison Service, Office of Fair Trading and UK Trade and Investment all refused requests from the Big Brother Watch campaign group.

They claimed ‘disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice a range of law enforcement functions and activities’.

In the BBC’s case, this is likely to involve operations to catch licence-fee evaders.

Unlike town halls, under a change in the law later this year, public bodies will continue to be allowed to snoop without approval from a magistrate.

Mr Pickles said: ‘For public bodies, funded by and working for the taxpayer, to be using RIPA yet so vociferously trying to avoid accountability is simply unacceptable.

From the BBC to Ofsted, the Royal Mail to UK Trade and Investment, public bodies should be transparent about why there are using these powers.

‘It is important that the public can have faith that surveillance powers are being used only in those situations where serious crimes are taking place and when there are no less intrusive alternative routes of investigation.’

A TV Licensing spokesman said the BBC used RIPA only to detect licence evaders ‘as a last resort’, adding: ‘The reason we do not release more details on how and when it is used is to ensure people without a valid TV licence don’t use this information to their advantage.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2191757/A-town-hall-spy-corner-Pursuing-smokers-stalking-dog-owners–9-600-missions-council-snoopers.html#ixzz24H5mWkLC





#Dewsbury sex attacker hunted #edl #leeds #halifax #bradford

22 08 2012

Teen girl sexually assaulted

CCTV: Police believe this man may have information about a sexual assault on a bus in Batley.CCTV: Police believe this man may have information about a sexual assault on a bus in Batley.

Published on Wednesday 22 August 2012 11:51

 

A 14-YEAR-OLD girl was sexually assualted on a bus in Batley.

 

It happened at 11.20am on Friday July 27, as the victim was travelling on the 229 Arriva bus in West Park Road, Batley.

Police investigating the assault have now released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

He got on the bus at Leeds, buying a ticket to Huddersfield.

The man pictured, or any witnesses, are asked to contact PC Sarah Lambert on 01924 295301.





Forthcoming Patriot demos #sdl #edl #casualsunited

22 08 2012

September 1st Scottish Defence League demo Dundee

September 1st English Defence League demo Walthamstow (London)

September 22nd Casuals United demo Rochdale

 





#Casuals United #Rochdale demo update #edl

20 08 2012

Rochdale Council are still trying to worm out of publishing the full report into the grooming scandal. They are trying to hide behind privacy of victims and witnesses. We dont want to know the names of victims or witnesses. Its as simple as this. We know that people working for your Council and Social Services department were aware, at least in 2008 and more likely as far back as 2002 that the mass grooming and abuse of girls in Rochdale was occurring and these people chose to ignore it because they did not want to be called “racist”. Therefore they are accomplices in the subsequent rape and abuse of many young girls.

If Rochdale Council make public the names of the people responsible so they can be punished for this omission then we will call off our demo. Its not much to ask for is it? You are obviously involved in a cover up and we aren’t prepared to accept that. We don’t want to bring hundreds of our people to Rochdale, but we will if you don’t do what is right. Corrupt Councils are destroying this country.

We will demo Rochdale on September 22nd. Further details, times etc to follow.

Becki NFSE





Thats another two off the streets well done old bill #edl #uaf #towerhamlets

2 08 2012

The terror twins: Identical brothers jailed for raising

cash for extremists through charity stalls

The security guard and trainee teaching assistant sent £3,000 to their brother who had gone to wage jihad in Africa

Photos of identical twins Mohammed Shafiq Ali (left) and Mohammed Shabir Ali
Photos of identical twins Mohammed Shafiq Ali (left) and Mohammed Shabir Ali
PA

Identical twins who funded Islamic ­terrorists through charity stalls were jailed for three years yesterday.

Transport for London security guard Mohammed Shafiq Ali and trainee teaching assistant Mohammed Shabir Ali, 25, sent £3,000 to their brother Mohammed Shamim, who had gone to wage jihad in Africa.

The pair recorded a phone conversation with the 29-year-old after he had joined al-Shabaab, Islamic extremists in Somalia.

Prosecutor Timothy Cray said the discussion covered how to raise money by pretending to donors the cash was going to ­recognised charities.

But Mr Cray added: “The funding was to carry out training as part of a radical jihadist group.”

Father-of-three Shabir Ali and his twin, from Tower Hamlets, East London, were also found to be in possession of the pamphlet 44 Ways to Support Jihad at the time of their arrest in April.

Both brothers were jailed at the Old Bailey after admitting raising money to fund terrorism from August 2008 until June last year.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ali-twins-jailed-mohammed-and-shafiq-1203225





Paedophiles, this blog and the deranged divvies of the left. #edl #mfe #rochdale #islam

11 05 2012

If you look back through posts on this blog, Casuals United News Team (C.U.N.T) have highlighted many cases where white paedophiles have received pathetic sentences, those posts are all still on this blog. We have said many times that YES we know the majority of nonces in this country are white, that is obviously going to be the case in a country where the vast majority of people are white. That should be obvious to an idiot. But its not obvious to the left wingers that prowl the internet talking nonsense.

The reasons we highlight Muslim grooming gangs are simple. 1. Until recently the police, CPS , liberal media and our MPs were loath to talk about this problem, never mind address it. 2. In many recent cases, it has emerged that police knew about these gangs for a long time but did nothing, fearing a racial backlash. 3. The fact is, online gangs aside, most white nonces act alone and are aware that other people would be disgusted if they were found out, but these Muslim grooming gangs apparantly feel there is nothing wrong with it at all. In many cases they are ringing around inviting their friends/relatives to come round and get involved. This situation is unique to these people.

Can you imagine a friend ringing you saying “weve got some 12 yr old girls here we are raping them, come round and join in”? It wouldnt happen in most communities. So why does it happen in this one?

The lefties and other apologists on Question time blamed the victims. Typical left wingers. Blame anyone but not immigrants. Yes, its disgusting that these girls were out at night and their parents were probably pissed or drugged up and didnt care but they are still victims at the end of the day. Children being abused by adults. The perpetrators are so used to playing the race card that they accused the kids of being racist. The anonymous 59 yr old suspect said one of the victims was a “white supremacist” and even called the judge a racist. What he is saying there is “I am black HOW DARE you criticise me”. Im sure a “white supremacist” would not sleep with a few hundred immigrants just so she could then accuse them of rape.

Wake up and smell the perversion. Plenty more of these cases will be appearing at a court near you soon. I await the day a politician actually tells the truth about what is going on here.

Suzy

 

 





Police confirm #EDL Luton demo attended by around 3000 – now see #socialistworker and #uaf sites for a laugh

6 05 2012

Policing Of Luton Protests A ‘Success’

This afternoon’s protest in Luton involving the English Defence League and a counter protest organised by Unite Against Facism and others under the collective banner of ‘We are Luton’ has concluded peacefully.

The combined operation by Bedfordshire Police and Luton Borough Council enabled the town centre to remain protest free in order to allow the community and businesses to operate as normally as possible. Bury Park, a key neighbourhood in the town, also reported ‘business as usual’ during the day.

Two people were arrested during the policing operation for minor public order offences and remain in police custody. One was an EDL supporter and the other from the ‘We are Luton’ group.

The policing operation was mounted with the assistance of officers from around 20 police forces. The protestors themselves are thought to have numbered possibly up to 3000 for the EDL and around 1000 ‘We are Luton’ although these are not confirmed.

Isolated incidents of minor disorder occurred when a handful of smoke flares were set off and bottles were thrown towards officers policing the EDL protest, prompting them to put on their protective clothing as a precautionary measure. During the counter ‘We are Luton’ protest some of the group tried to move away from the main march but were pushed back by mounted officers. No further issues were reported.#

Paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service assisted six patients, four were generally unwell and two were injured by accident. Four have had hospital treatment.

Assistant Chief Constable Andrew Richer, who led the operation said: “Over all the policing of these protests has been a resounding success and is testament to everyone involved including the community themselves and our partners. It is disappointing that we saw disorder from some members of Unite Against Fascism, who were part of the ‘We are Luton’ march, who attempted to break out of the agreed protest route.

This shows policing of these events is justified as there is such a large area to protect.”
“The policing operation has been in the planning for weeks and the professionalism of the officers was borne out today. We were assisted by 20 forces and it’s a great example of how forces can work together in difficult circumstances.”

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in the planning and execution of the operation, all our partner agencies and in particular the community mediators who volunteered to help us communicate. Their involvement really made a difference. I am confident the town is now back to normal and disruption has been minimised.”

Cllr Hazel Simmons, Leader of Luton Borough Council, said: “I’d like to thank Bedfordshire Police, all the staff at the Council and everyone in the community for coming together and again facilitating a peaceful day in Luton.”

“I was very disappointed that the EDL chose to come to Luton again today so soon after their previous protest in February last year which caused large scale disruption to the people of the town and loss of trade for its businesses.”

“The decision to keep St George’s Square free today for residents to use has proved to be exactly right. The atmosphere in Luton town centre has been positive and relaxed today and people have been able to come into The Mall and also into Bury Park and do their shopping and go about their normal daily business.”

“Initial reports from businesses are that it has been worth staying open today although of course trade was not as brisk as it would normally be.  I’d like to thank all the stores for their support. We’ll be talking to everyone over the coming days and weeks to assess the full impact. Work has already well underway to get the town back to normal.

Cllr Simmons continued: “Again, I would like to stress that what happened in town today does not represent the real Luton. The Luton I know is a town where people get along well together, celebrate our diversity and work together to overcome challenges.”
“Now we can get back to planning an exciting summer in Luton, when we will be welcoming the Olympic Torch Relay and hosting the fabulous Love Luton Festival, with top artists performing in our town and our Mela and Carnival for everyone to enjoy. That will be our opportunity to show the country what Luton is really about.”

All roads that were affected by the policing operation are now open and the town is returning to normal.

http://www.bedfordshire.police.uk/about_us/news/news_2012/may/120505_-_operation_jersey_-_a.aspx





Islamists add necrophilia to their list of vices #edl #mfe #casualsunited

26 04 2012

Outrage as Egypt plans ‘farewell intercourse law’ so

husbands can have sex with DEAD wives up to six

hours after their death

By LEE MORAN

PUBLISHED: 10:28, 26 April 2012 | UPDATED: 11:55, 26 April 2012

 

Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives – for up to six hours after their death.

The controversial new law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament.

It will also see the minimum age of marriage lowered to 14 and the ridding of women’s rights of getting education and employment.

Controversial: The 'farewell intercourse' law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliamentControversial: The ‘farewell intercourse’ law is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the Islamist-dominated parliament

Egypt’s National Council for Women is campaigning against the changes, saying that ‘marginalising and undermining the status of women would negatively affect the country’s human development’.

Dr Mervat al-Talawi, head of the NCW, wrote to the Egyptian People’s Assembly Speaker Dr Saad al-Katatni addressing her concerns.

Egyptian journalist Amro Abdul Samea reported in the al-Ahram newspaper that Talawi complained about the legislations which are being introduced under ‘alleged religious interpretations’.

 

 

The subject of a husband having sex with his dead wife arose in May 2011 when Moroccan cleric Zamzami Abdul Bari said marriage remains valid even after death.

He also said that women have the right to have sex with her dead husband, alarabiya.net reported.

It seems the topic, which has sparked outrage, has now been picked up on by Egypt’s politicians.

Outrage: Egyptian husbands could soon have sex with their dead wives if a new law is approved (file picture)Outrage: Egyptian husbands could soon have sex with their dead wives if a new law is approved (file picture)

TV anchor Jaber al-Qarmouty slammed the notion of letting a husband have sex with his wife after her death under the so-called ‘Farewell Intercourse’ draft law.

He said: ‘This is very serious. Could the panel that will draft the Egyptian constitution possibly discuss such issues? Did Abdul Samea see by his own eyes the text of the message sent by Talawi to Katatni?

‘This is unbelievable. It is a catastrophe to give the husband such a right! Has the Islamic trend reached that far? Is there really a draft law in this regard? Are there people thinking in this manner?’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135434/Outrage-Egypt-plans-farewell-intercourse-law-husbands-sex-dead-wives-hours-AFTER-death.html#ixzz1tAiVIwJn





Brighton June 2nd The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations #edl #casualsunited #mfe

23 04 2012

Various patriot groups will be meeting in Brighton on Saturday 2nd June to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Meeting place will be messaged out by text. Please note this is not a demo, or a march, and colours are not to be worn. This is our country and we will not be discouraged from celebrating our patriotism by Anarchists and other unwashed tramps. See you there.

 

Suzy NFSE





Other blogs of interest

21 04 2012

http://britishloyalist.wordpress.com/

 

http://muslamicrayguns.wordpress.com/

 

Two blogs for you to bookmark. Run by known Patriots. NFSE (Becki)





ANOTHER Muslim grooming gang

20 04 2012

Five men sentenced to total of 38 years for child sexual exploitation offences

20 April 2012
Updated: 20 April 2012

 

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Five men have today (Friday) been sentenced to a total of over 38 years after subjecting two teenage girls to a harrowing two day ordeal in a house and hotel in Birmingham.

The men were found guilty on 14 March at Birmingham Crown Court of offences linked to child sexual exploitation after the two girls had been brought into Birmingham from Telford and held over a period of nearly two days in a house and hotel in November 2009.

The girls, aged 15 and 16 at the time, were lured to Birmingham from their Telford homes and over the next 36 hours were used for the sexual gratification by Shamrez Rashid, aged 20, and Amar Hussain, aged 22, and then by a steady stream of young men – first in a cramped flat in Highgate Street and then in a nearby hotel.

Rashid and Hussain took advantage of the girls’ ignorance of their surroundings and their lack of resources to effectively detain them. They eventually escaped from the hotel with one of the girls wearing no shoes; they found a payphone and called police.

Shamrez Rashid, from Bordesley Green, was found guilty of child abduction, two rapes, attempted rape and attempted sexual assault. Sentenced to 11 years.

Amar Hussain, from Balsall Heath, was found guilty of child abduction, three rapes and attempt sexual assault. Sentenced to ten years.

Jahbar Rafiq, aged 28 from Aston, was found guilty of rape and sexual assault. Sentenced to eight years.

Adil Saleem, aged 20 from Yardley, was found guilty of rape. Sentenced to eight years.

Amer Islam Choudhrey, aged 20 from Selly Park, was found guilty of child abduction and sexual assault. Sentenced to 15 months.

A 20-year-old man also standing trial was found not guilty of sexual assault.

One of the victims, who cannot be identified, spoke briefly on the affect the ordeal has had on her: “I find it very hard to describe the affect of what happened has had on me… no-one could ever understand how I felt at the time and the shame afterwards.

“It is something that I had learned to cope with myself and deal with alone.”

Detective Inspector Caroline Marsh, from the public protection unit, said: “This has been a protracted and complex investigation since it began in 2009.

“Clearly, dealing with victims who have been subjected to such a horrific and prolonged series of attacks has been extremely difficult. We have supported them every step of the way and hope today helps to bring some sort of closure to them and their families.

“The girls have shown great courage throughout the trial which has obviously been a very difficult experience for them particularly being cross examined at length by so many barristers.

“Their evidence has been crucial to ensuring that this can never happen to another young girl in the future.”

Pictured left to right: Amar Hussain, Adil Saleem, Jahbar Rafiq and Shamrez Rashid.





Blackburn Council get £200,000 to “tackle” “right wing extremism” and have started using the money to harass patriots #EDL #BLACKBURN

24 03 2012

Despite the fact that Blackburn is a hotbed of Muslim extremism and has seen many anti-white attacks and a murder, Blackburn council have been given 200 grand of taxpayers money to tackle the “threat” of “right wing extremism”. In other words,what they are saying is, lets do the multicultural utopia thing and blame white people for all the trouble. Blackburn activists are being targeted for harrassment by various departments of the council with one having his car illegally towed away among other incidents where Social Services have started giving grief and poking their noses in to activists family lives.

If this harrassment continues a demo will be called in protest against it. £200,000 will magically disappear one Saturday afternoon, along with a lot more money. You illegally harass patriots and a demo will follow, as is our democratic right. That is your one and only warning. We dont want to demo Blackburn, and there are several groups that may choose to demo on different days, adding to your workload, but harrassing our people just for using their right to protest will not be tolerated.

NFSE

Suzy

Blackburn council given £200k to tackle extremism

4:00pm Wednesday 22nd February 2012 in News
BLACKBURN will be given a six-figure windfall to help the area deal with right wing extremism.

The council has been chosen to lead the way with tackling community integration issues following its response to the English Defence League protest last April.

Council leader Kate Hollern welcomed the funding boost to tackle ‘the menace’ of the EDL and far-right organisations.

The high-profile 2011 demo was Lancashire Police’s biggest ever operation, but passed off without major incident.

EDL leader Tommy Robinson was later convicted of headbutting one of his own group during a flashpoint, but violence between rival protesters was minimal, as was damage to the town.

Along with Luton, which has a strong far-right presence, Blackburn with Darwen Council has been allocated more than £200,000 to counter community divisions.

The cash, from the Government’s Department for Communities and Local Government, will be spent on community projects to encourage integration.

It will build on work done by the council, police and partners around the EDL demo, which included events to keep teenagers out of the town centre and involved in positive activity. Community groups looking to start up cohesion projects will be able to bid for money.

The rise in prominence of far right extremist groups such as the EDL has increased tensions in East Lancashire towns with strong Muslim communities.

It has led to officers running the ground-breaking counter-terrorism programme Channel to redraft guidance to take into account the growing threat.

Parents, teachers, community leaders and police officers are now referring children and young adults who they feel may be at risk of being radicalised by groups such as the English Defence League.

Coun Hollern said: “We are delighted that the Government has asked BwD to lead a national special interest group of councils on integration and cohesion, working closely with Luton Borough Council.

“In particular this reflects our hard work with local people and local partners on tackling the continuing menace of the EDL and other extreme far right groups.

“The country faces many risks on extremism and this project recognises these risks are not just from one community, and that BwD is a leading council in providing solutions on the ground.”

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/blackburndarwenhyndburnribble/9544276.Blackburn_council_given___200k_to_tackle_extremism/





More attacks on whites in Hyde

11 03 2012

Manchester lot reporting more trouble in Hyde, Manchester. There have been two gang attacks by Bangladeshi youths in the last three days. In the latest, around 17 of them attacked and chased a white guy and police arrived and arrested the white bloke for being drunk. Some confrontations between local whites and Bangladeshis last night. Dont expect to read this in the papers.

More news as it comes in.

Jojo





Paige Chivers case now a murder enquiry

20 02 2012

20 February 2012 Last updated at 12:02

Paige Chivers: Police committed to finding killer
Paige Chivers Paige Chivers would now be 20 years of age

Police in Lancashire have said they are committed to finding the killer of a missing teenager.

Paige Chivers, from Bispham, Blackpool, disappeared in August 2007 at the age of 15 after a row at her family home.

Police said there had been no confirmed sightings of her since or proof that she was still alive.

Det Supt Dermott Horrigan, who is leading the investigation, said they had “exhausted potential leads” for Paige, who would now be 20.

He said: “We remain committed to finding out the truth about what has happened to Paige.”

He said it was never too late for people to come forward with new information.

Paige was due to inherit a substantial amount of money on her 18th birthday following the death of her mother, police said.

Four people have previously been arrested on suspicion of Paige’s murder but all have been released without charge.








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