UK Police

Women Who Helped Make Misogyny A Hate Crime Now Subjected To Eye-Watering Abuse

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

Two women behind the campaign for police to record misogyny as a hate crime have been subjected to “horrendous” abuse themselves, including a thre...

Two Arrests After Man Shot Dead At Private Party In Surrey

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead at a private party in a £1million bungalow in Surrey. Two others were injured duri...

Big Jump In Number Of Hate Crimes, New Figures Show

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK

More than 3,000 hate crimes and incidents were reported to police in the first half of July - a jump of a fifth compared to last year. It takes the ...

This Demonstrates Brits Will Do Anything In A Heatwave For A Tan

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

It’s well known that we Brits often lose our heads a little when the sun comes out. But police were forced to issue a rather unusual warning about s...

Brexit and After: That Was the Revolution That Was

Colin Tudge | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Colin Tudge

Colin Tudge proposes a way forward which is, of course, a million miles from what our new government has in mind Brexit is potentially and very prob...

Three Baton Rouge Police Officers Killed In Shooting

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

Three police officers have been shot dead and three more injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, officials said. A gunman opened fire with an assault rifle...

Misogyny And Wolf Whistling Will Now Be Classed As A Hate Crime By This Police Force

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK

A police force will record misogyny against women, including wolf whistling and other unwanted approaches in the street, as a hate crime in a national...

Uncle Of 'Lotto Lout' And His Wife Confirmed As Norfolk Victims

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK

The uncle of ‘Lotto lout’ Mickey Carroll and his partner have been confirmed as the victims of a shooting in Norfolk. Norfolk police on Tuesday c...

Dear White People

Anais Mutumba | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Anais Mutumba

As my birthday approaches on the 11th, I'm reminded how blessed I am. I'm burdened to be the change, not just write about it. I'm reminded of the many times I may not have made it this far through some of my life experiences - but thankful that I'm still alive. Some of our fellow brothers and sisters - Black, White, Middle Eastern & Asian - were not so lucky.

White Powder Scares At Three Mosques Prompt Counter-Terrorism Probe

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

Counter-terrorism police are investigating after multiple mosques were sent envelopes containing white powder. Security alerts were sparked after the ...

Innocent Dallas Suspect Mark Hughes Shows the Second Amendment Might Only Apply If You're White

Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Louise Ridley

There's a sad double-standard about open carry laws that could have predicted the police's mistake in making Mark a suspect: many people speculate he was under suspicion not because of the gun, but because he was a black man carrying a gun.

Police Probe After Two 'Unexplained' Deaths At T In The Park Scotland

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

Police Scotland is investigating the death of a female and the separate death of a male at the T in the Park festival at Strathallan Castle in Perthsh...

When Will Black Lives Actually Start To Matter?

Tasha Okeke | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

I've sat and struggled for the last few days on how to write this piece. On my blog here, I like to highlight social issues that I feel need to be spoken about in society. And this one is no different, apart from the fact for the first time I don't know where to start...

US Newspaper Front Page Jumps To Conclusions After Dallas Shooting

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

An American newspaper has been criticised for branding the Dallas police shootings a ‘civil war’ while no motives for the killing of five policeme...

Dallas Police Blamed For Labelling 'Innocent Black Man' As Shooter

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK

A man holding a gun who was identified as a suspect in the Dallas police shootings is “innocent” says his brother. The Dallas Police Department tw...

Cybercriminals Are 'Outpacing The UK's Collective Response'

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech

Cybercriminals are scaling their technical capabilities so quickly that UK law enforcement and businesses can’t keep up, the National Crime Agency (...

Black Man’s Fatal Shooting By Police Broadcast On Facebook Live

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK

A video apparently showing the aftermath of a fatal police shooting during a routine traffic stop in Minnesota has sent shockwaves through social medi...

Bomb Squad Blows Up Suspicious Package - 'Haribo Survives'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK

A bomb scare in central London ended with a twist after officers blew up a box of food, leaving sausages and Haribo sweets scattered across the street...

A Six-Year Nightmare for Policing and Borders, And Now the Top Job? An Open Letter to Theresa May

Chris Hobbs | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Explain why, Home Secretary, that when you make your constant references to police transgressions, you don't balance this by referring to the fact that the number of officers involved are but an infinitesimal speck when set against the tens of thousands of officers who have served or are serving since the 1980s?

Woman Who 'Urinated On War Memorial' On Somme Anniversary Is Charged

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK

A woman has been charged with outraging public decency after a war memorial was allegedly urinated on. Kelly Martin, 42, was charged with outraging ...

Sadiq Khan Puts Police On High Alert For Hate Crime Following Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK

Britain’s largest police force has been placed on heightened alert for any rise in hate crime in the wake of last week's EU referendum result. May...

Racist Graffiti Daubed On Polish Community Centre

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK

Police are investigating suspected racist graffiti scrawled on a Polish community building in London. Officers are probing the criminal damage, thou...

'Double Celebrations' As Policemen Propose To Their Boyfriends At Gay Pride

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK

The London Gay Pride parade came to a standstill on Saturday as a police officer on duty stopped to propose to his boyfriend who was in the crowd, in ...

Children As Young As 12 Banned From Football Matches For Hooliganism

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Over 100 youths as young as 12 have been served Football Banning Orders in the past three years. Statistics obtained through freedom of information la...

Man Charged With Rape After Teenager Dragged From Pizza Hut And Attacked

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK

A man will appear in court charged with a series of offences in relation to an attack on a teenage girl who was raped and stabbed after being dragged ...