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Nitrous Oxide Convicts 'Should Challenge Their Cases' Amid Legal High Review

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK

A drugs advice charity is urging anyone convicted for selling nitrous oxide since the Government banned legal highs last year to challenge their convi...

New Hate Crime Rules 'Could Force Police To Neglect Other Types Of Crime'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK

Austerity has left police too stretched to honour a new pledge by prosecutors to treat online hate crime the same as face-to-face hate crime without n...

Labour MP Reveals Shocking Extent Of Online Abuse She Received Amid New Hate Crime Rules

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK

A Labour MP who has been the victim of online abuse, receiving death threats, anti-Semitic and violent comments, has welcomed new guidelines saying th...

Tory Candidate Craig Mackinlay Charged Over 2015 General Election Expenses

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Politics

Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay has been charged with offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983 after an investigation into 2015 general...

Rochdale Sex Abusers Are Still At Large, Detective Claims

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK

A number of potential offenders linked to the Rochdale child abuse scandal are still at large, a former detective who played a key role in bringing so...

Family Of Murdered PC Yvonne Fletcher 'Disappointed' As Prosecution Ruled Out

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

The family of murdered police officer Yvonne Fletcher have said they are “deeply disappointed and frustrated” a suspect will not be prosecuted aft...

Police Are Testing AI That Recommends Whether Or Not To Hold A Suspect

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Tech

A police force in Durham are to start using artificial intelligence to help determine whether or not to keep a suspect in custody. The Harm Assessment...

'Victim-Blaming' Row Judge Says Precautions Against Rape Just Like Locking Doors To Stop Burglars

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

A judge at the centre of a rape “victim-blaming” controversy has compared her comments to warning people about locking their doors to protect them...

Eleven Police Forces Send Files To Crown Prosecution Service Over Tory Election Expenses

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK

The Crown Prosecution Service has received files from 11 police forces over allegations that the Conservatives broke campaign spending laws at the las...

23 Criminal Suspects Could Face Prosecution Over Hillsborough Disaster And Alleged Police Cover-Up

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK

Hillsborough investigators have passed files relating to 23 suspects to the Crown Prosecution Service, a spokesman for the two criminal investigations...

CPS Fined For Losing Interviews Reportedly Linked To Savile's Paedophile Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £200,000 after laptops containing videos of police interviews with sex assault victims, including eviden...

Lord Janner 'To Face Justice' Over Sex Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

Lord Janner is to be prosecuted over alleged child sex abuse, prosecutors have decided, overturning their decision to not charge him. The director ...

The Decision Not To Charge Lord Janner Is To Be Reviewed By The CPS

PA | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK

The Crown Prosecution Service has said it will review its decision not to charge the Labour peer Lord Janner over allegations of historic child sex ab...

Rapists Can't Rely On 'Blurred Lines Of Consent' In Court Anymore

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Rapists who try to blur the lines of consent by attacking victims when they are drunk, incapacitated or under their attacker's power are the target of...

'Tiger Porn' Victim Bites Back

Myles Jackman | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Myles Jackman

A man walks into a Court. He's charged with an offence under Section 63 of The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 of being in possession of an "extreme pornographic" video of a woman having sex with a tiger... It turned out the "tiger" was a man in a tiger-skin costume, who turns to the camera and says: "That's Grrreat". Hilarious. Except that the joke was on the defendant (Andrew Holland, of Wrexham, North Wales) as the story was on the front cover of The Daily Telegraph and numerous articles published across the globe.

Murder Charge Over Woman Killed As She Tended Horses

PA | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

A 36-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a mother-of-five who was stabbed to death as she tended her horses in the New Forest. Justin ...

Ashya King's Parents Leave Prison

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

The parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King said they were "relieved" and "tired" as they left a Spanish prison last night and prepared to be reuni...

BA Pilot 'Sexually Abused Children In Orphanages'

PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages. Lawyers represe...

Former Ukip MEP Charged With Money Laundering

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

A former Ukip MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expense claims. The Crown Prosec...

Forget 'Dark Alley Rapist' Myths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

Society must reject the "out-of date myths" about rape and the idea that a rapist is "a man in a balaclava in a dark alley", leading legal figures hav...

Gary Glitter Charged With Sex Offences

PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Former pop star Gary Glitter has been charged with eight sex offences involving two underage girls, prosecutors have announced. Glitter, 70, whose ...

Not Just Suds and Bubbles - The Lasting Social Impact of Modern Day Soaps

Charly Lester | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charly Lester

Despite the snobbery, soaps attract dedicated followings. A full cross-section of society, who will watch any story with which they are presented, no matter how uncomfortable. On a daily basis, topics like euthanasia, gender identification, murder, rape and domestic abuse are brought directly into homes around the country.

Freddie Starr Case Proves 'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' - The Law Must Change

Philip S Smith | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Philip S Smith

Their life is in limbo, they cannot make professional or personal plans with confidence since they are unaware as to how the investigation will proceed and with what end result. Their careers will invariably be rudely interrupted. The potential domestic impact is obvious.

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...

Rolf Harris Faces Three More Assault Charges

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Entertainer Rolf Harris will be prosecuted over three further allegations of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service said today. A CPS spok...