Tag "Police"

Police charge puts charity into a spin

POLICE argue they are being careful with public money in times of austerity. It is now a common refrain from States departments as charging for public services increasingly becomes the norm.

The next con is around the corner

THE theft of £2.6m. three years ago has shown the island in its best and worst lights. From the embarrassment, ridicule, anger and disbelief that followed Treasury minister Gavin St Pier’s admission in July 2012 that his department had been the victim of a massive fraud to this week’s successful prosecution of two of the conmen it has been a rocky ride.

Fifty in ‘violent’ brawl


NORTH SHOW organisers have condemned a large-scale ‘violent’ brawl that happened outside the gates on Wednesday night which resulted in three people being arrested.

Lyons inquiry: HSSD says ‘it would do same again’


WE WOULD have to do the same again, Health and Social Services chief officer Dr Carol Tozer has said, as she defended how the department investigated and referred four Alderney deaths to the police and confirmed the case was back under investigation by HSSD.

Could public inquiry have been avoided?

RELIEF that a police investigation into the deaths of four Alderney residents has found no evidence of criminal acts by an island doctor has to be tempered with concern about the damage done to all connected to the case.

Alderney doctor probe finds ‘no criminality’

Head of Law Enforcement Patrick Rice at a press conference yesterday at which he announced the investigation into Alderney doctor Rory Lyons had ended after finding no evidence of criminality. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 9548345)

A POLICE investigation into four deaths in Alderney has found ‘no evidence of criminality’ against the GP at the centre of the probe, who yesterday thanked colleagues and the community for their support throughout.

Damage to island community

NEWS that criminal damage is on the rise is concerning for an island that prides itself on being a safe and secure place to live.

Teens ‘attacked driver’


POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a group of some 10 teenagers allegedly attacked a 40-year-old man last Friday night.

Doctor’s best interests lie in full inquiry

WITHOUT knowing the details of the police investigation into an Alderney doctor and four deaths linked to his practice it is impossible to be conclusive about any observations. It may be weeks or longer before islanders in both Alderney and Guernsey know quite how serious the allegations are and how well founded or otherwise they will prove.

New officer on southern beat


TRAFFIC and anti-social behaviour will be among the challenges facing the newest member of Guernsey Police’s neighbourhood policing team.

Alderney in shock after GP surgery raid


SHELL-SHOCK, bewilderment and rumours swept through Alderney yesterday after concerns over four deaths sparked a police raid on a doctor’s surgery and saw GP Dr Rory Lyons suspended from practice.