UK Police

Human Rights Act Put To Excellent Use By Young Rape Victim The Police Ignored

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

The Human Rights act has been used by a rape victim who police didn't believe - and then arrested for perverting the course of justice. Hampshire C...

Toddler Dragged 12 Feet In Shocking Hit And Run Cyclist Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A 3-year-old girl was dragged 12 feet along a pavement by a cyclist who failed to stop, right in front of her horrified mother. Lucie Wilding was w...

Cops Go Beyond The Call Of Duty To Cook And Clean For Partner Of Dead Man

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Police called to a London home where a "distressed" woman had discovered her partner dead, ended up cooking her dinner and cleaning her flat. Kings...

Pictured In The Dock, Glasses On A Chain, The Silver topped Hatton Garden Accused

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

The eight men accused of the Hatton Garden jewellery heist have been remanded in custody until next month after appearing in court today amidst a heav...

Theresa May Just Gave Her Most Brutal Speech Yet To The Police Federation

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics

Theresa May has shown she is in no mood to be reconciled with the Police Federation, ferociously attacking it for a second year running and demanding ...

PC Who Knocked Out Protesting Student's Tooth With Riot Shield Jailed For 8 Months

PA | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A policeman who knocked a man's tooth out with his riot shield during the 2010 student protests has been jailed for eight months. Pc Andrew Ott, 36...

Police Force Offers To 'Have A Word' With Drug Dealers In Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

A local police force has become an unlikely viral hit after it offered to “have a word” with drug dealers should any “annoyed” customers be wi...

The Danger of Trying to Police Britishness

Bob Morgan | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Theresa May and David Cameron say the Queen's Speech will contain proposals to limit the 'harmful activities' of extremists and to promote 'British values' and to stop activities that would undermine democracy. As simplistic political rhetoric it sounds a very obvious and desirable thing to do. Who can argue against that idea? But - it could be damaging to the very thing it is intended to protect.

Enough Is Enough! A Pre-Police Federation Conference Letter to Theresa May

Chris Hobbs | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Officers hope that your speech will be rather more conciliatory on this occasion and perhaps you might even address the question of low police morale. You remember this subject Home Secretary for when you appeared on the pre-election BBC News Channel programme with the other party home affairs spokespersons, Andrew Neil put this issue to you on three occasions and each time you failed to answer. You may of course dispute there is a police morale problem but independent surveys together with those of individual police forces show that this is a major issue. Even the Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackay, admitted morale is, and I quote, 'not good.' We await your proposals to boost morale with interest.

Star Trek-Themed Flat Could Be Yours For £70,000... But It Has A Dark Past

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech

A small flat in Leicestershire modelled after the USS Voyager has gone on the market - following the Trekkie owner's arrest for downloading images of ...

Mental Health and Policing

Michael Brown | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK
Michael Brown

Effort being put into supporting police involvement in mental health demand however, still leaves the fundamental question - often undiscussed - about the extent to which we rely upon the police service in our mental health system and the extent to which we should want them involved. Do we want people in crisis to be arrested or brought into contact with flashing blue lights before then providing a nurse-led response that is more appropriate than a police officer with comparatively limited training?

Shocking Footage Shows Police Officer Dragged Along The Road By A Car

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK
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Footage has emerged on LiveLeak of a police officer being dragged by a moving car as a suspect tried to get away. The video was recorded by the off...

Man Found Hanged Near North London Reservoir After Daughters And Wife Found Dead

PA | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK

A father has been found hanged near a reservoir after the bodies of his two teenage daughters and their mother were found in a property nearby. Off...

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 23.05.2015 | 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.