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22.05.18  /  Extreme  /  Sweden – Government Has Given Out Emergency Pamphlet

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22.05.18 Sweden Government Has Given Out Emergency Pamphlet

The Swedish government has given out an emergency pamphlet to prepare millions of citizens for a war, natural disaster or cyber attack amid soaring tensions between Russia and the West.

Entitled 'If Crisis or War Comes', the brochure is published in 13 languages at the request of the government and gives advice on how to take shelter, what foods to store and what information to trust.

It will be sent to 4.8 million Swedes between May 28 and June 3.

The 20-page document outlines with simple illustrations the threats which the Nordic nation is facing such as military conflict, natural disasters, cyber and terror attacks.

Entitled 'If Crisis or War Comes', the brochure is published in 13 languages at the request of the government and gives advice on how to take shelter, what foods to store and what information to trust

Entitled 'If Crisis or War Comes', the brochure is published in 13 languages at the request of the government and gives advice on how to take shelter, what foods to store and what information to trust

The 20-page document outlines with simple illustrations the threats which the Nordic nation is facing such as military conflict, natural disasters, cyber and terror attacks

The 20-page document outlines with simple illustrations the threats which the Nordic nation is facing such as military conflict, natural disasters, cyber and terror attacks

Dan Eliasson, head of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, is pictured during a press conference on the new brochure "If Crisis or War Comes"

Dan Eliasson, head of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, is pictured during a press conference on the new brochure 'If Crisis or War Comes'

'Even if Sweden is safer than many other countries... threats do exist,' said Dan Eliasson, head of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, which prepared the booklet.

'It's important that everyone has knowledge of what can threaten us so we can prepare in case something serious occurs,' he told a news conference in Stockholm.

'Sweden will be affected if there is a military conflict close to us. It might affect our import of goods like food and so on... even though the military conflict is not in Sweden itself we can get affected,' Christina Andersson, the brochure's project manager, told AFP.

The last time such a brochure was printed was in 1961 during the Cold War. While the latest booklet does not point to any country, its release comes amid fears of an open conflict between NATO and Russia over Moscow's military activities along its borders.

Sweden, which is not a NATO member, does not share a border with Russia, but the two nations are connected across the Baltic Sea, where Moscow has a naval base in Baltiysk, located in the Kaliningrad region east of the Stockholm coastline.

22.05.18  /  Extreme  /  Australia – Man Caught With Condoms Arrested While Trying To Meet Underage Girl For Sex

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22.05.18 Australia Man Caught With Condoms Arrested While Trying To Meet Underage Girl For Sex

A man caught with condoms, lollipops and sexual position dice has been arrested while allegedly grooming and trying to meet an underage girl for sex.

The alleged paedophile, 48, was caught in a police sting near a McDonald's restaurant at North Parramatta in Sydney's west just after 12pm on Monday.

Video footage of the man's arrest outside a children's playground shows detectives seizing flavoured 'party mix' condoms, a lollipop, explicit dice and a car seat.

 

A man (pictured, left) caught with condoms, lollypops and sexual position dice has been arrested while allegedly trying to meet an underage girl for sex

A man (pictured, left) caught with condoms, lollypops and sexual position dice has been arrested while allegedly trying to meet an underage girl for sex

Pictured are flavoured 'party mix' condoms, a lollypop and a dice displaying sexual positions allegedly seized by police

Pictured are flavoured 'party mix' condoms, a lollypop and a dice displaying sexual positions allegedly seized by police

Pictured is a laptop allegedly seized by police during the arrest of an alleged paedophile, 48

Pictured is a laptop allegedly seized by police during the arrest of an alleged paedophile, 48

A car seat was removed from a car searched during the arrest of a man on Monday outside a children's playground

A car seat was removed from a car searched during the arrest of a man on Monday outside a children's playground

The alleged paedophile (pictured, left), 48, was caught in a police sting at North Parramatta in Sydney's west just after 12pm on Monday

The alleged paedophile (pictured, left), 48, was caught in a police sting at North Parramatta in Sydney's west just after 12pm on Monday

 

22.05.18  /  High  /  Australia – Perth Police Ramped Up Search For Missing Dementia Patient

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22.05.18 Australia Perth Police Ramped Up Search For Missing Dementia Patient

Western Australia Police have ramped up their frantic search for a grandfather with dementia, who has now been missing for 48 hours.

Ian Collett, 65, hasn't been seen by his worried family since he left his Canning Vale home in Perth's south at around 12.15pm on Saturday to go for a walk.

He was spotted several hours later more than 20 kilometres away on Soldiers Road in Byford in Perth's southeast at 3.30pm.

 

Western Australia Police hold grave concerns for grandfather Ian Collett, 65, who has not been seen since Saturday afternoon

Western Australia Police hold grave concerns for grandfather Ian Collett, 65, who has not been seen since Saturday afternoon

This dashcam footage of Ian Collett trying to hitch a ride is the last confirmed sighting of him

This dashcam footage of Ian Collett trying to hitch a ride is the last confirmed sighting of him

A motorist gave him a lift to a 7-11 service station on Abernethy Road, where he was captured on CCTV drinking from a McDonald’s cup and wearing a jacket not believed to be his, Seven News reports.

Witnesses told police they saw him an hour later walking on Hopkinson Road in Oakford before Thomas Road.

Seven News obtained dashcam footage showing Mr Collett trying to hitch a ride on Thomas Road at around 4.34pm.

It's his last confirmed sighting.

 

22.05.18  /  High  /  Australia – Scammers Target People On Dating Websites

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22.05.18 Australia Scammers Target People On Dating Websites

Scammers are deliberately targeting men and women on dating websites by 'professing their love' and begging for money.

The cunning approaches used by scammers to target their victims were revealed in a report released by the ACCC on Monday.

The report revealed no matter if the victim is a man or woman 'the scammer will quickly profess their love'.

 

 Scammers are deliberately targeting men and women on dating websites by 'professing their love' and begging for money

 Scammers are deliberately targeting men and women on dating websites by 'professing their love' and begging for money

'The scammer will sometimes claim that they were married once before but their wife died in tragic circumstances such as a car crash or from a terminal illness,' the report stated.

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 according to a report - more than any other year, with romance and investment scams costing the most.

Women were almost twice as likely to be targeted by a dating scam than men, reporting losing $12.7 million in romance scams compared to $7.1 million for men.

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 according to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report

Australians lost $340 million to scammers in 2017 according to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report

One woman lost $223 thousand to a man she met on a dating site claiming to be a businessman from Western Australia dealing mining diamonds.

She transferred him thousands of dollars believing to be is business partner to support his 'ongoing process of cutting and polishing diamonds'.

'He felt distraught and alone without cash and a credit card and he begged me to send him some cash,' the woman told the ACCC.

One trick scammers use is claiming to work overseas or to be finishing their final military mission to 'take care' of a child they are raising on their own

One trick scammers use is claiming to work overseas or to be finishing their final military mission to 'take care' of a child they are raising on their own

 

22.05.18  /  Extreme  /  Australia – Search Underway For Man Who May Be Linked To Kidnap Of Gold Coast Boy

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22.05.18 Australia Search Underway For Man Who May Be Linked To Kidnap Of Gold Coast Boy

A search is underway for a man detectives believe will be able to assist them with their investigation into the alleged abduction of a 12-year-old boy on the Gold Coast hinterland earlier this month.

The boy was allegedly dragged into a dark hatchback car and abducted from Clover Hill Drive in Mudgeeraba on May 11, sparking a frantic 24-hour search.

The boy was located the following day in the northern New South Wales town of Grafton.

A 53-year-old man has already been charged in relation to the matter.

Zhen Jie Zhang was remanded in custody and will reappear in court on June 5.

Queensland detectives want to find and speak to Yu (Sunny) Zhang (pictured) in relation to an alleged abduction on the Gold Coast earlier this month. Members of the public with information are urged not to approach him but to contact police immediately

Queensland detectives want to find and speak to Yu (Sunny) Zhang (pictured) in relation to an alleged abduction on the Gold Coast earlier this month. Members of the public with information are urged not to approach him but to contact police immediately

Detectives said they are now searching for Yu (Sunny) Zhang, 20, who they believe may have information in relation to the matter.

'I won't get into detail on the level of the man's involvement due to the judicial process currently underway,' Detective Inspector Marc Hogan said.

'Suffice to say investigators are satisfied to the point where they've sought and have an arrest warrant in place. Our intention will be to charge that person with the abduction of the child, if he's in another state we'll make an extradition application.'

22.05.18  /  Extreme  /  Australia – Strike Force Boorara Raids In Sydney

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22.05.18 Australia Strike Force Boorara Raids In Sydney

Ice, cocaine, steroids, white powder and nearly $800,000 in cash have been seized by police during dramatic raids in Sydney's south-west.

Strike Force Boorara detectives investigating the supply of 'ice' and cocaine executed four search warrants with help from local police.

Police raided a home in Kingsford and found one kilogram of cocaine, $760,000 cash and drug equipment.

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 Police raided three homes in Sydney where they found all the drugs, cash (pictured), white powder and drug equipment

 Police raided three homes in Sydney where they found all the drugs, cash (pictured), white powder and drug equipment

 Police found a kilogram of cocaine and $770,000 in Kingsford in Sydney's South

 Police found a kilogram of cocaine and $770,000 in Kingsford in Sydney's South

Police seized a hydraulic press, white powder, more than $15,000 cash, mobile phones, documents and clothing at homes in Mascot and Rosebery 

Police seized a hydraulic press, white powder, more than $15,000 cash, mobile phones, documents and clothing at homes in Mascot and Rosebery

At separate homes in Mascot and Rosebery, police seized a hydraulic press, more than $15,000 cash, mobile phones, documents and clothing on Thursday, May 10.

Details of the raids were released on Tuesday.

Two men were arrested at properties in Rosebery and Mascot and taken to local police stations.

Strike Force Boorara detectives investigating the supply of 'ice' and cocaine in Sydney's Eastern suburbs executed four search warrants with help from local police

Strike Force Boorara detectives investigating the supply of 'ice' and cocaine in Sydney's Eastern suburbs executed four search warrants with help from local police

A 22-year-old man was charged with two drug offences, participating in a criminal group and contributing to criminal activity

A 22-year-old man was charged with two drug offences, participating in a criminal group and contributing to criminal activity

A 22-year-old man was charged with two drug offences, participating in a criminal group and contributing to criminal activity.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Court on Thursday June 14.

A 26-year-old man was charged with three drug offences and 'knowingly directing activities of a criminal group.

 He was refused bail to appear at the same court on Thursday July 12.

Police and detectives are continuing to investigate.

The 26-year-old man was charged with three drug offences and 'knowingly directing activities of a criminal group

The 26-year-old man was charged with three drug offences and 'knowingly directing activities of a criminal group

 
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