UK Police

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.

Women Only Carriages - Good Or Bad?

Michelle D Harris | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle D Harris

Women only carriages - is this what our nation has come to? That we have to segregate people like we are in prison, just to keep to be safe?

Using Your Smartphone As A SatNav Is As Illegal As Texting While Driving

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Tech

With the Bank Holiday fast approaching Police Chiefs have reminded drivers that the act of using your smartphone while driving will still carry the sa...

Police 'Could've Brought Paedophile Ian Watkins To Justice Nearly Four Years Earlier'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK

Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins could have been caught nearly four years earlier if allegations about his interest in sex with children had b...

Innocent Until Proven Guilty - Not When It Comes To Your Face

Renate Samson | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Renate Samson

Facial recognition sounds fairly benign. Right now you are probably visualising a policeman watching 100's of television screens showing CCTV images looking out for known criminals lingering in the crowd. Well, that might have been the case in the past, but with this technology the process is automated by an intelligent computer programme.

Mystery Surrounds Seaside Town's 'Lockdown' Amid 'Low Level Disorder'

HuffPost UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.09.2017 | UK

.@normanlamb says behaviour of people involved in 'low-level disorder' in Cromer is "intolerable" after the seaside town was put on lockdown pic.twitt...

Family Convicted Of Running Modern Slavery Ring That Targeted Homeless And Addicts

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

Eleven members of a traveller family have been convicted of running a modern slavery ring that targeted people who were homeless, had learning disabil...

Heroic Putney Bridge Bus Driver Who Swerved To Avoid Woman 'Just Doing His Job'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

The bus driver who swerved to avoid seriously injuring a woman who was shoved in its path by a jogger has said he was “just doing his job”. Police...

Police Defend Paying Child Rapist To Spy On Underage Sex Parties

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK

Police have defended paying a convicted child rapist almost £10,000 to spy on parties where they suspected under-age girls would be intoxicated and s...

Brussels Police Open Fire On Car As Driver Claims It Was Carrying Explosives

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK

Police in Brussels have opened fire on a car in the Molenbeek district, as the driver claimed there were explosives in the vehicle. The shooting follo...