Leicestershire Police has made a major breakthrough in the notoriously difficult area of identifying children in abuse images seized from paedophiles. In 2017 Detectives from Leicestershire POLIT have positively identified 185 boys and girls – including a number from Leicestershire – thanks to investment in new technology. Establishing the victims’ identities means action can be taken to ensure the children are not exposed to further abuse or exploitation.
Investigators are engaged in a technological 'arms race' with offenders, according to the Leicestershire Police officer who runs the force’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team, (Polit). Detective Inspector Shaun Orton gave an insight into the team’s work when he spoke to the Leicester Mercury last year. The team investigated more than 200 suspects in 2017, compared to 160 in the previous year.
Police seized this knuckleduster from a young man in Leicester. The man was stopped and searched in the New Parks area of the city yesterday afternoon. He was taken into custody on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon. The arrest was part of Operation Sceptre, Leicestershire Police’s ongoing campaign to tackle knife crime. Police released a photograph of the weapon on social media today. A number of weapons have been seized and suspects arrests as a result of the operation.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".