UK Police

A Police Force Just Tweeted A Very Unfortunate Depiction Of A Drunk Man

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

A lesson for police forces - when trumpeting the success of violent crime reduction on Twitter be very careful what your cartoon stick men look like. ...

Journalists Arrested For Flying Drones While Reporting On Illegal Flying Of Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK

Three Al Jazeera journalists have been arrested for allegedly flying drones in Paris at night while filming a report about several drone sightings nea...

The Last Flight of NPAS

Mike Pannett | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Mike Pannett

When a proposition is put to the police, that something that they consider critical is about to be reduced but 'will be more efficient' those who actually need and use the service are understandably sceptical.

The Number Of Children Being Tasered By Police Is Very Troubling...

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK

The man who put stun guns in the hands of British police has called for their use to be questioned following the release of new statistics. Former ...

Arrest Made After Selfie Queen Karen Danczuk Claims She Was Raped As A Child

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

A 36-year-old man arrested in connection with sex abuse allegations made by Labour councillor Karen Danczuk has been released on bail. Mrs Danczuk,...

Brutal Attack On Police Officer Caught On Bodycam

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK

A "disgusting and vicious" attack on a female police officer has been caught on a bodycam. The shocking footage shows Sergeant Kerry Lawrence's hea...

Internationally Renowned Music Teacher Jailed For Sex Abuse In Sound-Proof Practice Rooms

PA | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

A teacher from a prestigious music school has been jailed for 11 years for "exceptionally serious" sex attacks on two schoolgirls and a young woman in...

This Man Taunted A Police FB Page Whilst On The Run - Then Got Arrested

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

A wanted criminal who taunted police on their own Facebook "catch me if you can" has been arrested. Logan Rhys James, of Caerphilly, south Wales, h...

30 Cars Involved In Fatal M40 Pile-Up

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK

At least one person is understood to have died in a motorway pile-up involving 30 cars on the M40, on the same day that three men were killed when a c...

Shocking Video Of Paramedic Leaving Man To Die Outside Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

Shocking footage has been released showing a paramedic standing with his hands in his pockets while a man lay dying nearby. Matt Geary, 36, offered...

Incredible Footage Shows Gunman Run Over While Trying To Hijack A Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK

Australian polices have released footage of an armed man being knocked to the ground by the car he was trying to hijack on a busy motorway. The unl...

Alan Barnes' 'Mugger' Charged By Police

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK

A 25-year-old man has been charged with assaulting pensioner Alan Barnes, who later received almost £330,000 in donations from concerned strangers. ...

Armed Police

Mike Pannett | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Mike Pannett

The Times and Telegraph both spookily comment on the 'Americanisation' of our traditional way of policing, and I'm sorry, but that's just plain daft. In perspective there are a mere handful of armed response crews out and about on patrol in the UK, and this bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to any US policing model.

'What Have We Done to Deserve This?' - Victims of Police Custody Deaths Long for Recognition

Daniel Machover | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Machover

Our criminal justice system has long discriminated against those who have lost family members at the hands of the police. Instead of being recognised as victims, such families are victimised from the very first meeting with the police onwards.

It's Time to Talk About Mental Health

Miriam Steiner | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Miriam Steiner

Mental health is misunderstood in our society. Most people who are aware that mental health exists usually think it's synonymous with mental illness, and see mental illness as something awful and frightening...

Footage Shows Horrrifying Result Of Woman Trying To Stop Carjacking

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

CCTV footage has been released showing a woman being dragged 40 feet into a busy road as she tried to stop a carjacker. Nikki Law-Priddey, 30, had ...

Why Your Face Could Unlawfully Be On This Police Database

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK

Police have uploaded up to 18 million mugshots, including those of innocent people, to a national database, despite concerns it could be unlawful, it ...

Addicts Should Be Treated and Supported Into Recovery, Not Criminalised

Mike Barton | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Mike Barton

The stigma of addiction is a pernicious and inhumane phenomenon. The continuing description of drug addicts as criminals rather than people who are unhealthy or sick prevents them getting well and consigns their family to years of misery and often destitution. Addicts should be treated and supported into recovery. Their entrapment in criminal justice is a waste of police time, a waste of the state's money and dissuades addicts from revealing themselves for treatment for fear of the criminal consequences.

Police Complaints Increase 50% (But There's Another Reason To Be Worried)

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK

Police are dismissing too many of the complaints made against them, their independent watchdog has warned, as it revealed the number of complaints has...

'Who On Earth Thinks Tasers Will Deter Terrorists?'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK

All front-line police officers should be armed with a Taser because of the heightened security threat, the head of the Police Federation has said, but...

IPCC Launches An Investigation After Police Appear To Assault Warwick Students

The Huffington Post UK | Siobhan Morgan | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has launched their own investigation into the accusation police officers used excessive force against War...

Murder Police Have Asked Every Man In This Village To Take A DNA Test

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

Police are calling on all men in a Sussex village to submit themselves for mass DNA tests in the hunt to find the killer of a grandmother. All men ...

Police Hunt For Vicious Attacker Caught On CCTV Flooring 60-Year-Old Man

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK

Police are searching for information regarding a savage and apparently unprovoked attack which left a 60-year-old man in hospital. The victim can b...

Students Join Search For Missing Teenager Euan Coulthard

PA | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Scores of university students have joined water rescue professionals as the search for teenager Euan Coulthard stretches into its third day. Police...

UK Police Move To Protect Jewish Community After Terror Plots

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK

UK police are stepping up security for Britain's Jewish community and their own officers amid fears of a repeat of the terrorist attacks in France. ...