UK Police

Mother Of Missing RAF Gunner Accuses Police Of Giving Up

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.07.2017 | UK

The mother of missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has accused the police of having “given up” on finding her son. Nicola Urquhart said Suffolk Poli...

Met Police 'Under Most Strain In 25 Years' After Summer Of Traumatic Events

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK

John Sutherland’s reaction to what happened at London Bridge was complicated. When terrorists attacked the part of the city whose policing he used t...

Man At Centre Of Tube Hijab 'Attack' Reveals His Version Of Events

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK

An architect at the centre of a suspected hate crime has attempted to defend himself for allegedly trying to pull off a Muslim woman’s hijab and spi...

Man Arrested After 'Pretending He Lost Family In The Grenfell Fire For Money'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK

A 52-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of fraudulently attempting to gain money and housing by pretending he lost family members in the Gren...

The Silent Cleansing Of Black Men From Society

Dr Zubaida Haque | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK
Dr Zubaida Haque

The state has written off the chances of black men achieving life success to the best of their potential and the unfairness is deafening; the government has set up a Social Mobility Commission to address the lack of transition in schools, jobs and society for people from poor backgrounds, but has done little to nothing for black boys, even though a quarter of black people are from deprived backgrounds.

Day Of Rage Protest Attacked For Stress Placed On Emergency Services

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK

As hundreds of “day of rage” protesters prepare to march to Downing Street at 1pm on Wednesday, many have raised concerns about the exertion the d...

Protest Grips London As Demonstrators Storm Town Hall And Confront PM As She Flees

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK

Protesters have stormed Kensington Town Hall, chased Theresa May from the borough and marched on Downing Street, in a fraught evening of anger over th...

Teenager Arrested After Police Find Shotgun And Ammunition At Nuneaton School

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK

A teenager has been arrested following reports that a boy was in possession of a gun at a school in Nuneaton this morning. Police were called at 9.15a...

CCTV Reveals Moment London Bridge Attackers Were Gunned Down

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK

This is the moment the three London Bridge attackers were gunned down in a hail of bullets by Met Police marksmen. CCTV has emerged showing officers o...

Voting For Our NHS, Schools And Essential Public Services

Linsey Wynton | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Parents
Linsey Wynton

Visiting the polling station with your parents on election day isn't your traditional family day out. But my son aged six and twins aged four have asked to come along. They know it's also their future we will be voting for.

Enough Is Enough: We Need Fresh Solutions To Stop Terrorism

Baroness Jones | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

Let's learn a few lessons from the mistakes of recent years. Let's value community policing and the police staff who do the vital backroom work. Let's focus the existing resources of our security services on chasing terrorists, rather than harassing environmental campaigners and Green politicians. Let us look at how our foreign policy connects with our domestic security.

Sadiq Khan Warns Of Further Terror Attacks If Tory Spending Cuts Go Ahead

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK

Sadiq Khan has warned planned Tory spending cuts would mean further reductions in the number of front-line police officers, making it more difficult t...

First Victim Of London Bridge Attack Named As Canadian Who Died In Her Fiancé's Arms

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK

The first victim of Saturday night’s terror attack in London has been named as Christine Archibald who died in her fiancé’s arms after being stru...

For Too Long, Austerity Has Excused Cuts - Investing In Our Police Is Literally Critical

Jim Gamble | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK
Jim Gamble

The police service, and some individuals within it, haven't and don't always get things right and learning from mistakes and reforming the service is important but that reform and restructuring needs to add up. No matter how you cut it, no matter what spin you put on diversification of resource or doing things differently, there are 20,000 fewer police now than there were in 2012. That's fewer eyes and ears on the street; fewer bobbies building relationships, community confidence and critically creating that visible reassurance and deterrence that is key at times like this.

London Bridge Hero Reveals How He Threw Pint Glasses And Chairs At Attackers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK

A witness to the London Bridge attack has been praised after he said he began throwing things at terrorists in a desperate bid to fend them off. A man...

Labour Claims Tories Will Cut Police To Lowest Levels Since 1970s

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK

A new Labour analysis has suggested that projected Tory cuts to funding will take police numbers back to the same level as 40 years ago. Using existin...

The Realities Of Policing In The West Midlands - Government Cuts Are Stopping Police From Doing Their Job

David Jamieson | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Politics
David Jamieson

We simply do not have enough people policing our streets. The police will always rise to challenge and do all they can to protect us, but we need a government that will give them the resources they need to do so. It is absolutely right that they react to terror in the most robust of ways, it is not right that the blue line is so stretched that they were struggling to deal with other crimes too.

Police Officers Hailed 'Legends' For Driving Drunk Man Home After Heavy Night Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two Tasmanian police officers have been praised for going beyond the call of duty after they drove an incredibly drunk man home to ensure he was safe....

Senior Tory Jeered By Live Debate Audience Over Food Bank Claim

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK

A senior Conservative was jeered by the audience of a live television debate on Monday as he suggested food bank users merely suffered “cashflow pro...

Far From Having Nothing To Say In The Fight Against Terror, The Liberal Democrats Have A Real Plan

Lord Brian Paddick | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Brian Paddick

Far from having nothing to say the Liberal Democrats have a real plan. One based on trust, effectiveness and more than anything else the recognition that in the fight against terror we must not lose the very essence of what we stand for - freedom, democracy and community. We have seen these values come to the fore in the wake of the attack in Manchester, we must now not betray them going forward.

Manchester Bombing Victim's Family Criticises Government After Death Of Daughter

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.05.2017 | UK

Manchester bombing victim Georgina Callander’s family has hit out at the Government over her death, saying it must “open its eyes” or more paren...

Trump Vows To End Intelligence Leaks In Wake Of Manchester Bombing

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK

This live blog is no longer being updated WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR, THURSDAY 25 MAY Police stop sharing intelligence with the US after leaks to American me...

Manchester 'Terror' Attack Caught On Camera As Explosion Kills At Least 22 People

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK

Scenes of chaos, confusion and terror were captured by music fans who had travelled to Manchester Arena simply to enjoy an Ariana Grande concert. The ...

Meet Jack Smith...

Dr Siema Iqbal | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Dr Siema Iqbal

It wasn't the first time Jack had been stopped. It was almost an airport ritual now, alongside collecting his luggage off the carousel, he came to expect hours of questioning. Jack again, joined the 500,000 that have been stopped under the Schedule 7 Act (2000) and detained, humiliated and questioned since it was introduced yet 99.98% of those stopped are never charged with an offence.

Unlucky Learner Has Car Seized By Police In The Middle Of Driving Test

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An unlucky learner driver was left shocked after Birmingham police seized her instructor’s uninsured car in the middle of her driving test. The stu...