UK Police

Put Paedophiles Not Police Officers in the Dock

Tom Leavesley | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Tom Leavesley

To suggest that his own officers are somehow 'confused' shows contempt for them and the victims they are trying to protect. I struggle to believe that any officer conducting an investigation into allegations of childhood sexual abuse will send their file to the Crown Prosecution Service without, as Sir Bernard puts it, 'testing all the evidence'.

Woman 'Abducted From Coventry Street By Gang Of Men'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

Detectives believe they have established the identity of a woman thought to have been abducted from a Coventry street. The yet-to-be-traced victim ...

Bernard Hogan-Howe Is Wrong on Police 'Believing' Rape Victims

Sarah Green | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK
Sarah Green

It is a misrepresentation to imply that current police practice involves police officers unconditionally believing those who report a sexual assault. After years of extremely bad treatment of rape victims, what we're supposed to have now is police procedure where the complainant is simply treated respectfully, where police engagement with them takes their account seriously, and where the investigation is full and not subject to rape myths - basically prejudices about who "real victims" and "real perpetrators" are and how they behave.

London Cops 'Touched In Oyster Cards On Journey Home While Claiming Overtime'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

Specialist riot officers have been accused of claiming overtime when their Oyster Card showed they were actually commuting home. The group, a unit ...

Armed Police Storm Kent Train Hunting Murder Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

Armed police hunting a murder suspect boarded a train at Gillingham Station on Thursday and held it during their pursuit. Kent Police made "extensi...

Couple Who 'Unwittingly' Stored Becky Watts' Remains Jailed

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

A couple who "unwittingly" helped the murderer of Becky Watts by hiding her remains in their garden shed have been jailed. Becky, 16, was suffocate...

Police Hunt Meat Cleaver Men Who Stormed Asian Family's House To 'Kill Isis Scum'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Police are hunting a group of masked men who broke into an Asian family's home and reportedly screamed: "We are going to kill you, Isis scum." Thre...

Man Fatally Shot In Warehouse Attempted Robbery

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

A business owner has been fatally shot during an attempted robbery by masked men at a warehouse in Digbeth, Birmingham. Akhtar Javeed, 56, was foun...

Police Reveal How Mother And Children Found Dead At Home Died

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

The identities of a mother and her two children who were found murdered at their home near Leeds have been officially confirmed. Geraldine Newman, ...

Andrew Mitchell Unhappy 'Plebgate' Cop Is In The Clear

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Andrew Mitchell has accused the police of "marking their own homework" after one of the officers who pursued him over the Plebgate affair was cleared....

After Mother And Children Found Dead, Police Find Man's Body At Cliffs

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Police investigating the murders of a woman and her two children have discovered the body of their suspected killer. The mother, named locally as G...

'Woman And Two Children' Found Dead In Home

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

A woman and her two "bubbly and nice" children have been found dead in a house in Allerton Bywater, near Leeds, police have said. Police were calle...

Give PCSOs Fire and Medical Training to Bolster Frontline Services

Tony Arbour | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Arbour

PCSOs should be given fire safety and first-response medical training to act as an additional front line for all three of London's emergency services. Additional training could enable London's 1,667 community officers to perform CPR or other medical treatment on a patient when they are first on scene.

Five Injured After Car Chase And Street Fight Involving Axe

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

A man is fighting for his life after being stabbed in a mass street brawl that saw 10 people fight with weapons including an axe. He was one of fiv...

Two Homeless Men Charged Over Tent Fire Murder In Salford

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

Two men of no fixed abode have been charged with murder after homeless man Daniel Smith was found dead inside a burning tent in Salford. Adam Acton...

The Psychoactive Substances Bill Only Creates More Criminal Offences, Confusion, Harm and Deaths

Lord Brian Paddick | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Politics
Lord Brian Paddick

This Bill will push users into the hands of criminal street dealers in hard drugs and overseas-based internet suppliers who could not care less about what's in the drugs they supply or what effect they have on their clients. The internationally respected expert Professor David Nutt believes this Bill will "increase harm and deaths". Surely that is the last thing anybody wants and yet that is what the Conservative government and the Labour 'opposition' have signed.

Two Arrests Made Over Horrific Brighton Hit-And-Run Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

UPDATE: The victim has been named and those arrested bailed. Full story here. (The above video is graphic.) Two people have been arrested over a...

Not Stopping Rising Levels Of Hate Crime Is Becoming Britons' Big Regret

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

Hate crime witnessed by 27% of people in past year, new poll claims A fifth witnessed abuse based on religion and 25% on race or ethnicity Of those ...

Morden Stab Victim's Final Moments Caught On CCTV

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

These are the tragic last moments of a "brilliant" young academic's life, which show him strolling from his London home, with satchel slung over his s...

Victim Left For Dead In Horrific Hit-And-Run Footage Released By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Brighton Hit-And-Run Victim Named As Andy Payne, full story here. Warning: graphic content Shocking CCTV footage has been released by ...

Police Are 'Breaking Into' Family Homes And Tweeting Photos To Prove It

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Coventry City police have been criticised for a "burglary patrol" tactic where officers entered unlocked homes in the city and posed for pictures insi...

Police Make Second Arrest Over Morden Tube Station Murder Of Daniel Young

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

Police investigating the murder of Daniel Young near Morden station made a second arrest on Thursday evening. Young, who had just started a new jo...

Woman Charged With Sadie Hartley's Murder As Police Investigate 'Love Triangle'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A woman has been charged with the murder of a 60-year-old businesswoman that police reportedly suspect may have been the result of a "love triangle". ...

Criminal's 'Da Pinchi Codes' Are In Fact Utility Symbols, Police Say

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

Symbols scrawled in chalk and paint outside homes, which came to be dubbed 'Da Pinchi Codes' out of fear they were being used by burglars to rate prop...

Wave Sweeps 15-Year-Old Girl From Pier Out To Sea

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK

A 15-year-old girl who was swept into the sea by a large wave has died despite a rescue bid by a member of the public, police have said. The girl w...