UK Police

I Am Tired of Reports and Recommendations - What We Need Is a Culture Change in Attitudes Towards Mental Health

Marcia Rigg | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Marcia Rigg

To mitigate these risks, we need better training for specialists, more mental health nurses in police stations and independent mental health advocacy available to patients. More fundamentally, we need to end the stigmatisation of the mentally ill. Our vulnerable loved ones need people who care both in the community and in state settings.

Police Impunity Isn't Excusive to the United States

Kwame Ibegbuna | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Kwame Ibegbuna

There is no justice for those who have already lost their lives. But there is hope that the perpetrators of those crimes will not be perpetually exonerated. The greatest legacy can be our continued fight to achieve it.

Living in 'Law Limbo' as the Target of Stalking Trolls? - I Should Know

Nicola Brookes | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK
Nicola Brookes

Criminal trolls are winning the fight on the net. Unchallenged on website platforms that provide their secure domain, facilitating them. Offenders know networks won't identify or prevent them voluntarily and stretched police won't pursue them properly, if at all. 

Man Arrested Over Karen Buckley Death As Remains Found

PA | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of student Karen Buckley, whose disappearance sparked a four-day search which ended t...

This Video Shows Shocking Sexual Harassment On The Tube

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Police are launching a crackdown on unwanted sexual behavior on London’s public transport with a shocking new video. The British Transport Police...

Top Tip: Don't Brag About Robbing Tesco If You're About To Rob Tesco

PA | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK

A robber who boasted about plans for an armed robbery on Facebook has been jailed for four years. Andrew Hennells posted a comment on the social ne...

New Dashcam Video Reveals Walter Scott's Final Moments

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK

A police dashcam video reveals the final moments before Walter Scott was shot dead by policeman Michael Slager in the US state of South Carolina, in a...

Hatton Garden Heist Investigators Make Intriguing Discovery

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK

Investigations into the Hatton Garden heist found power tools strewn around the scene of the crime, it was revealed today. Police said that when th...

This Video Shows The Moment Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Black Man In Back

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Walter Scott Policeman Fired After Fatal Shooting Video A white US police officer has been charged with murder after a video was published ...

India's Police Will Use Pepper-Spraying Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech

The Lucknow Police force has confirmed that it will be introducing a number of drones equipped with pepper spray as a 'safer' alternative to current c...

Schoolgirl Scares Off Attacker By Punching Him In The Face

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK

A 12-year-old schoolgirl scared off her would-be attacker by punching him in the face. She was walking along Moss Lane in Sale, Greater Manchester,...

British Police in Ibiza - Will It Make Any Difference?

Louisa Newton | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK
Louisa Newton

Recently it was announced that 'up to a dozen' British police officers will patrol the streets of Ibiza during the tourist season this summer, with the aim of solving the island's ever growing drug problem.

The Breach of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Must Be Criminalised

Polly Neate | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

We are calling for DVPOs to be used and enforced properly: for all police forces to follow the process and use the tools at their disposal. Failure to use and enforce DVPOs means failure to protect women and children - the consequences of which could be fatal.

Does Questioning the Police Use of Intrusive Stop Search Powers Mean You're 'Anti-Police'

Nick Glynn | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Nick Glynn

What makes them 'anti-police' (apparently) is that they challenge the misuse of those powers, sometimes emotionally, sometimes robustly, often persistently because they see that things haven't changed or they're not changing quickly enough. They're not waiting 30 years, they're raising it now, because it is happening now. If that's what makes someone anti-police then I, like 'them', am guilty as charged.

How Corrupt Is Britain?

Robert Barrington | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Robert Barrington

By most objective analysis, corruption is not as bad in the UK as in some parts of the world; but it is much more profound in the UK than many people understand or admit. Perhaps the biggest danger for the UK is complacency.

Bahrain Prince's London Instagram Selfie Leads To Calls For Arrest

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

A Bahraini prince who Instagrammed a selfie of him running alongside the trumpeting Household Cavalry in Hyde Park this week should be arrested while ...

Cash Machines Can Help Rape Victims Speak Out

Andrew Boff | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

With over 36,000 cash machines in the UK, victims would be able to send short text-based messages directly to the police in a discreet way and help them receive assistance from a specialist officer. Such an innovation would help those who may be controlled by their partner, and are fearful of visiting a police station in case they're seen.

The Challenges for Police Leadership

Dame Shirley Pearce | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK
Dame Shirley Pearce

The College of Policing will present initial findings of its review of police leadership on Friday. It will recognise the successes that current police leadership, at all levels, has delivered, but it will also show why the leadership of today will not be sufficient for the future.

'Child Of Average Intelligence' Could Have Averted Hillsborough

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK

A child of "average intelligence" could have realised the consequences of opening a gate which led to the Hillsborough football tragedy, the inquests ...

Is This the Most Dangerous Banner in Britain?

Daniel Brett | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Brett

Millions were wringing their hands this week in anxiety over the fate of BBC motormouth Jeremy Clarkson. Meanwhile, on the streets of East London on Thursday night the police were cracking down on Class War's sweary summing up of popular sentiment towards our political leaders, to complete indifference of the media.

Police Killings in Brazil: 'My Taxes Paid for the Bullet That Killed My Grandson'

Alexandre Ciconello | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Alexandre Ciconello

How much longer will it take for the Brazilian authorities to wake up to these horrors and take real action? The lives of thousands of people - many of them young black men - are at stake.

Footage Shows Norwich 'Gunman' Casually Walking Down Street

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Police sent armed officers and a helicopter to search for this man after he was spotted walking through Norwich with what appeared to be a gun. The...

I Spent a Night in a Cell Because I Was Unwell

Claire Greaves | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

Getting help is not supposed to be the traumatic part, experiences like mine are damaging, I will never forget that night, these memories stick with people forever and they have the potential to stop people seeking help. Imagine the outrage there would be if a cancer sufferer was put in a cell because there were no hospital beds. It is totally unacceptable.

Bloodied Teen Cyclist Hit By Car Told 'Sorry, I Can't Stop, It'd Upset My Kids'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

A teenage cyclist hit by a car at rush hour was told by a mother that she couldn't stop to help him because his bloodied face would scare her kids, it...

May Hoses Down Boris' Plan For Water Cannons

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK

Theresa May has poured cold water on Boris Johnson's plans for to arm London's police with water cannon, refusing the Mayor a licence for the £200,00...