UK Police

Trial By Media in Rotherham

Paul Blanchard | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

The press has a role to play in scandals of this type. We need them to highlight this kind of horror and help us try to understand how such sickening events can continue for so very long unhindered. But we need them to do it responsibly. Deciding that one person is to blame for a situation which has been going on for decades - and is probably going on in other areas of the country too - does them no credit.

Does This Unseen Footage From Plebgate Finally Reveal What Happened?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

A Scotland Yard report on the "plebgate" saga shows "industrial levels of dishonesty by police working in Downing Street", an MP has claimed. The f...

Missing Seriously Ill Ashya King Found

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

Missing five-year-old Ashya King, who was taken by his parents from Southampton General Hospital without doctors' consent, has been found in Spain, Ha...

Arrest Warrant Issued In Hunt For Missing Ashya King

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

A European arrest warrant has been issued for the parents of a five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was removed from hospital against med...

Sexual Grooming - An Issue of Race, Institutional Failures or Societal Values?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I reject the racial link between the criminal's and their victims, in this case being mainly Pakistani men sexually abusing white girls. The role of race has no relevance to this act of sexual deviancy, just like it has no relevance with the prolific child sex abuse cases involving Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris, Roman Catholic priests and the British political establishment.

SWAT Raid On Gamer's House Caught On Live Stream

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Tech

A gamer got the shock of his life while playing the popular online game Counter-Strike when a fully-armed SWAT team raided his building. The entir...

Shining a Light on Child Sexual Abuse

Nick Lowles | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK
Nick Lowles

Rotherham is sadly just the latest in a long, and growing, list of British towns and cities which has experienced grooming by Pakistani/Kashmiri gangs. So, if it is right to call on public institutions like the BBC and the NHS to review procedures and the Catholic Church to address abuse by its clergy, we should not shy away from dealing with the problem within specific communities.

This Police Tactic 'Has Alienated Whole Swathes Of Communities'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

Stop and search is so alienating and damaging for police relations in London that people have started calling it "stop and scarring", a campaigner has...

Spy Benefits?

Vicky Frankland | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

One day you meet someone. They are interested in getting to know you, interested in your job; your hobbies; what your pastimes are. You take a liking to them and them to you and gradually, you end up forming a relationship.

You're On The Wrong Side Of The Road Mate...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Dramatic video footage revealing the moment a police car was forced to crash into a vehicle being driven the wrong way down a motorway has been releas...

The Ferguson Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Will Never Face Justice, And We All F--king Know It

Adam Jung | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Adam Jung

We don't suspect justice won't be done, we absolutely know it won't. And how do we know? Kelly Thomas. James Boyd. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kimani Gray.

Racism, Racy Images And Other Police Social Media Gaffes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Police officers and civilians made racist and threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter, sent friend requests to victims of crime and uploaded imag...

Louise Ridley

Now, This Is How You Live Tweet Breaking News...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Take a lesson in tweeting social movements from one of Twitter's co-founders, Jack Dorsey, who has headed back to his hometown of St Louis to live-twe...

Migrants In Suffocating Metal Container Had Been Inside A Long Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container were probably already inside when it was dropped at a European port before setting sail for Britain, ...

Wikipedia Edits From Government Computers Sought To Downplay Killings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Government computers edited Wikipedia articles about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stop the War coalition, and the murder of Damilola Taylo...

The Law Is Failing Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rhea Gargour

Our criminal justice system is currently failing victims of domestic violence. There are substantial gaps in the law that allow abusers to evade justice and enforce the view that unless there are bruises, the perpetrator hasn't done anything wrong.

A Labour Government Would Make Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls a Priority

Yvette Cooper | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

I am particularly worried about the justice gap and the lack of action when it comes to violence against women. Not only have prosecutions and convictions fallen at a time when reported crimes are going up, there is a growing use of community resolutions which are just inappropriate for serious crimes. Much as the Home Office like to tell us this is OK, it isn't.

Neighbourhood Policing Under Threat

Jack Dromey MP | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jack Dromey MP

The Police Service of England and Wales is suffering the biggest cuts of any in Europe. Police Forces are being asked to do more with less. Almost 16,000 police officers have already gone and the police workforce will have reduced by 34,000 by the time of the General Election. With the thin blue line stretched ever thinner, the public is seeing ever fewer Bobbies on the beat.

Policing in the UK: Walking a Thin Blue Tightrope

Rob McDowall | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

Make no mistake, I am all for ensuring the police service isn't top heavy and is more able to respond to the ever changing needs of those it serves, but I would plead with the next Government to think hard about what policing means to the British public and encourage them to move quickly away from thinking about policing purely in the terms of numbers and figures.

Police Need Amnesty To Speak Out on Westminster 'Paedo Network'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Former police officers should be given an amnesty to allow them to speak out without fear about what they knew of paedophile networks operating in Wes...

Two Charged Over Moped Smash-And-Grab At Dorchester Hotel

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

Two men have been charged by detectives investigating a smash and grab raid by a moped gang on the Dorchester Hotel. Unemployed brothers Reed Rober...

Alps Murders: Ex-Husband Of Woman Died On The Same Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps have revealed his wife was previously married to a man who died ...

Police Hunt Fake 'Good Samaritan' Who Mugged Bleeding Motorcyclist For £40

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

A badly injured motorcyclist has been mugged by a thief who pretended to give him first aid, when he was in fact stealing cash. The fake "good Sama...

Surely This Lorry Driver Can't Blame His Sat Nav For This...

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK

A lorry driver has got his truck stuck down a narrow country lane after following his sat nav, said police. Officers from Hertfordshire Police arri...

Water Piss-tol: Cyclist Gets Squirted With Urine By Motorists Posing For Directions

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK

A cyclist was squirted in the face with urine from a water pistol after stopping to help a car driver with directions, police said on Friday. The A...