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tip-off

n. a clue; an indication. The tip-off was when the dog started wagging his tail. We knew you were hiding somewhere close.
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Wiyanto said the Bali police had received the tip-off about Nikalje and his status as red notice, from Interpol.
Meanwhile, Westridge police on a tip-off, raided and held five suspected dacoits identified as Dilawar Khan, Asif Khan, Walayat Mohammad, Safyan ullah and Salah Mohammad and recovered two 30 bore pistols with nine rounds.
Police carried out an investigation and reached to owner of a car that the person who made the tip-off gave the license number.
He would not be drawn on how the tip-off was made, or what it contained, saying only that the information was "relating to the safety of West Midlands Police officers and police staff ".
West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU) is now leading an investigation into the tip-off.
A lieutenant in Dubai Police's anti-narcotics division said during the investigation that after the tip-off, a warrant was issued to search and arrest her.
As we always suspected a tip-off from a member of the public was key to us bringing Mr Giles back into custody.
13, then the Crusaders begin play in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament at North Carolina (Nov.
In a bid to bring down shrinkage in its stores, the retailer group introduced an anonymous tip-off line for the public and all its stakeholders.
At 11:30 AM ET Thursday, BTN airs the Big Ten Tip-Off Show, with Game One beginning at noon ET on BTN and BTN2Go featuring No.
ANOTHER agent has come forward to back claims that cops failed to act on a tip-off about the bomb which was later planted in Omagh.
Another tip-off led to a pounds 110,000 drugs haul, including heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, Ecstasy tablets and amphetamines, in Coventry.
As the new sponsor of The NBA on TNT Tip-Off Presented by Nokia, Nokia will provide fans with behind-the-scenes video highlights of TNT's live NBA pre-game show including footage of host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.
August 14: GB women v Slovakia, tip-off 4pm; GB men v Ukraine -tip-off 7pm.
Acting on a tip-off, they raided one suspect's home and seized the items.