UK Police

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...

The Unquestionable Benefits of Cannabis Legalisation

Richard Neil | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Richard Neil

As with other controlled substances like alcohol and tobacco, cannabis could also be taxed. With the NHS currently struggling, wouldn't this be an obvious solution and hopefully avoid the greedy grasp of privatisation?

Ex-Police Officer Slams 'Toxic' Anti-Terror Strategy: 'Muslims See It As Spying'

PA | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK

A former senior Muslim police officer has said the Government's anti-radicalisation 'Prevent' strategy is "a toxic brand". Dal Babu, who was a chie...

Child Sexual Exploitation: Time to Take Action

Adam Simmonds | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK
Adam Simmonds

As the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, I am utilising my position as leader in the local area to take action against child sexual exploitation.

A Suspect Taunted The Police On Facebook... So They Humiliated Him Publicly

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

When deputies at the Butler County Sheriff's Office in Ohio warned their Facebook followers to avoid a wanted man, they got a response they didn't exp...

These Crimes Were So Bad It Left Police Force Feeling 'Ashamed'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK

The scale of sexual abuse of children in Oxfordshire has prompted the local police force to admit it feels "ashamed" of its failure to stop it. A r...

Shocking Footage Shows Police Fatally Shooting Mentally Ill Homeless Man

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Los Angeles police officers were caught on camera fatally shooting a homeless man on Sunday. The shocking video, posted to Facebook, shows six poli...

Police Officer Stabbed In Head By Man Holding A Baby

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK

A police officer has been stabbed in the head by a man who had picked up a baby. A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murd...

Man And 4-Year-Old Girl Found Dead In Notting Hill Flat

PA | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK

Detectives are investigating after the bodies of a four-year-old girl and a man were discovered in a flat. Police were called to an address in Col...

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 ...