Policing Cuts 'Not on Election Agenda', Furious Officers Hit Back

Chris Hobbs | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Hundreds of angry police officers together with former now retired colleagues, PCSOs and police staff have signed an open letter bitterly condemning both the damaging cutbacks to policing and the fact that these cutbacks have failed to become a major election issue.

Why Your Face Could Unlawfully Be On This Police Database

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

Police have uploaded up to 18 million mugshots, including those of innocent people, to a national database, despite concerns it could be unlawful, it ...

Top Cop Gives Chilling Warning Of Orwellian 'Police State' In Extremism Purge

PA | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK

Attempts to clamp down on extremism could give rise to a "police state", a chief constable has warned. Sir Peter Fahy of Greater Manchester Police ...

England Fan Has Part Of Ear Bitten Off

PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

An England fan had part of his ear bitten off by another after the national side's World Cup game against Uruguay, it has been confirmed. The man w...

A Food Chain of Victimhood: The Metropolitan Police, the Boy With Down's Syndrome and a Feckless Austerity

Karl Davis | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Karl Davis

Austerity, and online petitions have much in common. Both are dominant online topics, and both have a polarising effect on opinion as to whether they can ever truly yield successful outcomes. Petitions seem to be becoming the reposte of choice for those affected by the worst effects of austerity, and today I read about a case that exemplifies this brilliantly.

Is Andrew MItchell Owed An Apology?

PA | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Politics

The three police officers accused of giving misleading accounts of a meeting with former chief whip Andrew Mitchell as the "plebgate" scandal erupted ...

Should Mentally Ill People Be Held In Police Cells?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

Police cells should stop being used to detain mentally ill people, a police body has said, with one minister calling the issue a "national scandal". ...

The Secret Policemen's Balls-Up

Annie Machon | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

In the wake of the global impact of the ongoing Edward Snowden saga, a smaller but still important whistleblower story flared and faded last week in the UK media.

Why the 'Daily Telegraph' And 'Daily Mail' Are Wrong About Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Having researched Islamophobia and anti-Muslim phenomena for more than a decade, I've come to realise that for some people the 'number' of incidents are far more important than the reality of the lives of those affected.

Grave Concerns: Who Owns a Corpse

Helen Gaskell | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK
Helen Gaskell

My mind has been much exercised recently after reading about a case which has come to light in Edinburgh. It involved a local council and the mummified corpses of an elderly couple. Following their deaths, in 1987 and 1994 respectively, their son had them embalmed in the hope that their family home might be turned into a mausoleum.

Police Need To Recruit 'More Ethnic Minorities' Says Chief Constable

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

Police forces should positively discriminate to recruit more black and ethnic minority officers, a chief constable has said. Sir Peter Fahy, Chief ...

ACPO Urge Police to Rethink DNA Sampling of Gay Men

Peter Tatchell | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Tatchell

Men convicted of consenting gross indecency with other adult males are no danger to the public. None of them should have been subjected to DNA sampling. Manchester police have apologised. Other forces have not, so far. I hope they will follow Manchester's lead.

Grenades 'Readily Available On The Internet'

London Media | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Grenades like the one used to kill two police officers in Manchester are readily available for sale on the Internet. A simple Google search takes y...

Hate Crimes Against Disabled People 'Up By A Third'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

Hate crimes against disabled people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland went up by 33% in 2011, figures have shown. More than 2,000 crimes took ...

Police Forces Stored 500 Body Parts Despite Cases Being Solved

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK

Almost 500 body parts have been stored by police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since 1960 in cases where inquiries have closed, a report has ...

Michael Rundle

Sir Hugh Orde: No 'Endemic' Racism In The Police | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

One of the UK's most senior policemen has denied the force is inherently racist. Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Office...

Michael Rundle

'Peanuts': Acpo President Defends Spending On Police Consultants | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) President Sir Hugh Orde has defended his organisation's spending on consultants as "peanuts". Recently ...

Michael Rundle

Sir Hugh Orde: 'For The First Time Police Officers Feel Vulnerable' | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

The most radical changes to the police service in 200 years, combined with massive budget cuts, have left officers "frustrated" - and could soon have ...

Clubs Should Stump Up The Bill For Matchday Policing?

PA | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Sport

Football clubs should pay the full cost of policing a wider area around stadia on match days, according to the sport's most senior police officer in E...

Legal Highs Ban 'Won't Make Much Difference'

PA | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Drug campaigners have backed the warning from police chiefs that new government powers to ban legal highs will not work. The UK Drug Policy Commiss...

'A Mess Of Glorified Bouncers'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.03.2012 | UK Politics

The UK's chief representative of rank and file police officers has launched a vicious attack on what he sees as plans to "privatise" elements of the s...

Rapists 'Escaping Justice'

PA | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK

Serial rapists may be escaping justice because of failures by police and prosecutors, a report has claimed. One in eight reported rapes are written...

New Regional Hubs To Bolster Fight Against E-Crime

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Three new regional 'hubs' have been created to help fight cyber crime in the Humber, Northwest and East Midlands areas, it was announced on Wednesday....

Think Tank: Police Travelling To Work Should Wear Uniform

Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 05.11.2011 | UK

Police officers should be required to wear their uniforms while commuting in to work, a think-tank has suggested. Increasing the visibility of poli...

US 'Supercop' Bill Bratton Bites Back At Critics

PA | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Former US police chief Bill Bratton has hit out at critics opposing the Government's consultation of foreign experts to improve B...