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Justice! Charges Dropped Against 'The Iceland Three'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Three men accused of stealing food from the bins of a supermarket will no longer face charges. The u-turn by the Crown Prosecution Service came aft...

More Needs to Be Done to Tackle Domestic Violence

Dan Jarvis | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

Last year, 1.2 million women and 800,000 men reported domestic abuse, up 10% in the past three years. In the same time frame, the number of cases the police referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) fell by 13%. In essence, fewer perpetrators were stopped and more victims remain at risk.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Curb Benefit Tourism. Even If It Doesn't Really Exist.

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 27 November 2013... 1) CURB BENEFIT TOURISM. EVEN IF IT DOESN'T REALLY EXIST Every serious study I...

The Best Rape Prevention: Tell Men to Stop Raping

Louise Pennington | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Pennington

We need to do more and we need to start with more anti-rape campaigns which put the focus on the perpetrator rather than that victim

First Journalist Charged With Computer Hacking

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK

A journalist is to become the first person to be charged as part of a national inquiry into allegations of computer hacking and other privacy breaches...

LOOK: Government Reveals Potential Jail Sentences

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has revealed that the worst benefit cheats will now be jailed for up to 10 years. But look what ...

'Predatory' Comments Barrister Barred From Sex Offence Cases

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Prosecutor Robert Colover, the barrister who labelled a 13-year-old sex attack victim as "predatory", is to be barred from sexual offence cases while ...

CPS Publishes Full and Final Social Media Prosecution Guidelines

Brian John Spencer | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

Social media users beware: you cannot tweet with impunity. Social media has made publishing vastly easier, but it has not made publishing responsibility free. And while the law was caught sleeping, it is now clear: the criminal and civil can come after you and hold you to account. Ignorance is no defense. So take note.

Woolwich Murder Suspect Appears In Court

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

One of the men arrested in connection with the killing of drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich has appeared in court charged with his murder. Michael Ade...

Andrew Mitchell To Sue The Sun Over Plebgate Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Fallout from the "Plebgate" row has intensified, with ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell taking legal action against The Sun newspaper, which first b...

Could There Be A 'Plebgate' Prosecution?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

A file of evidence linked to the investigation into the "Plebgate" row has been passed to prosecutors, Scotland Yard said. The information was give...

'Too Sensitive About Causing Offence'

PA | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

Tragic cases like the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter could be repeated because police officers are too embarrassed to ask victims of crim...

Dispelling Rape Myths

Sarah Lothian | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lothian

The report couldn't have been clearer. So-called 'false allegations' of rape are 'very rare', according to Keir Starmer QC, the director of public pro...

'Damaging Myths' About False Rape Accusations Harming Real Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Rape victims are being punished because of "damaging myths" about false rape and domestic violence allegations - which are much less common than previ...

Social Media and the Law: Know Where You Stand

Brian John Spencer | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

Real time social media communications have utterly flattened and revolutionized the ways of the world. But with this incredible good has come a large measure of bad. The anonymous internet troll is now ubiquitous, the keyboard warrior is part of the daily rhythm and the anti-social social media user is common place.

'I Chase Him. I Bite Him. Bad Man. He Tasty': Dog's Witness Statement Lands Police In Hot Water

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

West Midlands Police is being investigated after jokingly filling out a witness statement in the name of a force dog and signing it with a paw print. ...

CPS Defends Practices After Sex Abuse Victim Found Dead

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK

The Crown Prosecution Service has defended itself against accusations that a mother-of-four, who killed herself during the sex abuse trial of her form...

Prank Call DJs Have Show Axed But Keep Jobs At Radio Station

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

The Australian DJs who prank-called Kate Middleton's hospital just days before the nurse who answered the phone was found dead, have kept their jobs, ...

Twitter Should Not Be a Realm Beyond the Law

Mohammed Ansar | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Tech
Mohammed Ansar

In this lawless, wild west of a social networking landscape, it's a vital public service that individuals pursue claims for the sake of society as a whole and to send a clear message to others. We have a moral duty beyond ourselves.

Savile Report 'Must Be A Turning Point For How We Deal With Sexual Violence'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

Jimmy Savile was free to abuse up to 214 victims over 54 years, some of them under 10 years old because - as CPS head Keir Starmer put it - of "shortc...

Prank Call Nurse 'Had Made Two Earlier Suicide Attempts'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

A nurse who was found dead days after transferring a prank call made to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for morning sick...

Scotland Yard Submit File To CPS On Nurse's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard has submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service relating to the prank call made to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was...

Social Media Prosecutions: Why I Have Published Guidelines Today

Keir Starmer QC | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Tech
Keir Starmer QC

It is perhaps worth remembering that the Communications Act was originally drafted in 1935, to protect telephone operator staff from abuse. Through various re-enactments its reach has extended from telephones to all those using the internet.

Twitter Guidelines To Protect Against 'Chilling Effect On Free Speech'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

Those who post offensive messages on Twitter or Facebook are less likely to face criminal charges, under new guidelines set out by Director of Public ...

Convictions Of 'Good Samaritan' Riot Robbers Overturned

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

Prosecutors are not seeking a re-trial after two men convicted of robbing a student during rioting had their convictions overturned. John Kafunda a...