UK Police

Person Injured During Bluewater Chaos As Police Urge Against 'Panic'

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK

Police in Kent have appealed against “panic” after the chaotic evacuation of Bluewater shopping centre left one person injured on Saturday. The su...

Amber Rudd Announces New Measures After 'Revolting' Spate Of Acid Attacks

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK

Amber Rudd has proposed to ban the sale of acid to under 18s and outlaw its possession in public after a string of “absolutely revolting” attacks....

Baby Girl And Boy, 6, Left In Critical Condition After Flat Fire

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK

A six-month-old baby, six-year-old boy and a woman believed to be their mother are in critical condition after a flat fire in Stoke-on-Trent. All thre...

'Hang The Tories' Banner Triggers Outrage And Disgust Ahead Of Party's Conference

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK

Police have removed a banner over a bridge in Salford that said “hang the Tories”, as people arriving for the Conservative Party conference reacte...

Five Injured In Two Linked City Centre 'Stabbing Incidents' In Sheffield

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.09.2017 | UK

Five people have been injured in two linked stabbing incidents in Sheffield city centre. Four people have been arrested in connection with the inciden...

Police Confirm Body Pulled From Lake Was Serving Detective As Murder Probe Is Launched

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.09.2017 | UK

The body woman pulled from a lake in Cheshire was a serving detective, police have confirmed as a murder investigation into her death was launched. Gr...

Man Shot Dead By Police Near M5 At Portishead After Reports Of Motorist With Gun

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK

A man has died after being shot up to 10 times by armed police when members of the public reported seeing a motorist with a handgun. Armed officers sw...

Mystery Over Woman, 65, Arrested By Terror Police For Revealing Secrets

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK

A government contractor has been arrested in north London by counter-terror police on suspicion of an offence under the Official Secrets Act, Scotland...

Cannabis Smokers 'Incapable Of Walking' Rescued From Scafell Pike

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK

A group of cannabis users had to be rescued from England’s highest mountain after becoming “incapable of walking”, police said. The four unnamed...

Vigilante Paedophile Hunters Are Not The Answer - Instead We Need More Properly Trained Digital Detectives

Jim Gamble | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Jim Gamble

We sometimes see the very best of people in the worst of times and communities across the UK are filled with good, in fact great, decent people. People who care enough to make a difference. Now is the time to call up that citizen's army; vet, train and equip them to support the police. It is time to turn the tables. If every force recruited only 25 volunteers we could launch a credible counter offensive with over a 1,000 Special Constables operating undercover as digital detectives.  Such reinforcements would have the potential to make a real impact by delivering a real deterrent.

Officer Involved In Restraint Of Rashan Charles Should Be Suspended, Says Watchdog

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.09.2017 | UK

The officer who initially restrained a man whose death sparked violent street protests should be suspended from the Met pending further investigation,...

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Birmingham Church Stabbing Injures Three

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing inside a church in Birmingham. A 33-year-old man was taken to hospital and two others we...

Terror Attack Victims And NHS Staff Warned Over Social Media Trolls

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 09.09.2017 | UK

NHS England is to issue guidance to staff and terror attack victims to warn them about the risk of social media trolls, but also telling them to be wa...

University Bashing Seems In Fashion - But It Would Be A Mistake To Dismiss Their Wider Value

Professor John Raftery | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

Universities have had a rough time of late, with several (often-dodgy) headlines attacking them on a wide range of issues, from tuition fees to international student places.

Boy Sends Police Department Thank You Letter For 'Protecting Our City'

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Parents

A young boy wrote a thank you letter to his local police department and it seems he has a pretty strong view of the violent side of the job. The boy d...

14-Year-Old Boy Dies Following 'Extreme' Double Shooting In London

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK

A 14-year-old boy has died after being gunned down in an east London double shooting described by police as an “extreme act of violence”. Corey J...

Dramatic Pictures Show Car Which Slammed Into House And Burst Into Flames

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK

Four people were hospitalised when a car smashed through the side of a house and burst into flames. A family was at home when the white VW Golf crashe...

Wayne Rooney Charged With Drink Driving After Early Morning Arrest

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink driving, Cheshire Police has said. Rooney, 31, has been released on bail and is due to...

Police 'Feel Undervalued And Under Pressure' As Survey Shows They're More Demoralised

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK

Police officers have grown more demoralised as they feel “undervalued and under pressure”, a survey by the Police Federation has found, amid stagn...

Just 50% Of The UK Thinks Any Phone Usage Is Dangerous While Driving

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Just 50% of us think that all use of a mobile phone while driving is dangerous, Government research has revealed. This is the second lowest turnout of...

Mystery Surrounds Cause Of Sussex Chemical 'Haze'

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

The cause of the chemical “haze” which descended on the Sussex coast on Sunday remains unclear, police have said. The cloud was “very unlikely...

The Best Part Of Being A 999 Call Operator Is Knowing I Make A Difference

Rachael Woodbridge | Posted 27.08.2017 | UK
Rachael Woodbridge

If I can go to work each day and come home at the end of the shift knowing that someone has thanked me for listening or thanked me for being there for them when they were in such a bad moment that they needed to pick up the phone and call 999, that is what makes all the difference to me and that is why I keep coming back to work day after day.

Dramatic Police Drill 'Shows Terrorists Could Kill 100 MPs In 5 Minutes'

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

A dramatic night-time operation featuring police posing as terrorists has exposed security weaknesses at the Palace of Westminster, according to repor...

5-Year-Old Among Those Fighting For Life After Eight Killed In Horror M1 Smash

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

Two men have been charged after eight people were killed in a horror minibus smash on a motorway, as three other passengers today fight for their live...

I Went Out With Operation Venice, This Is What I Learned

Louise Haigh | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Politics
Louise Haigh

Just last year the scooter gangs committed as many as 50,000 offences and the trend has been spreading to other parts of the country. On Wednesday I joined Operation Venice in the Metropolitan Police - the unit aimed at cracking down on this type of crime.