UK Police

Frontline Workers Need to Be Respected, Not Beaten Up for Doing Their Job

Roger Evans | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

It's good news that crime is falling and our cities, towns and neighbourhoods are becoming safer. But there is much more to be done. It is alarming to see that the very people we depend on are being beaten up just for doing their job. They need to be treated with respect.

Black Actress Arrested After She Kisses White Husband In Public

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

US actress Daniele Watts says she is angry and frustrated after she was arrested by police because they saw her kissing her husband in public, and app...

When a Father Kills - It Is More Than Just a Tragedy.

Bob Morgan | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK
Bob Morgan

It is clear that there are other men out there (and some women) thinking about doing this and we should at least call them what they are - cowardly, violent men (usually) who can't face up to the stresses of life without resorting to terrible crimes.

The Paradox of Men in Power Shaping Responses to Violence Against Women and Girls

Natalie Gyte | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

In a practical sense, no single remedy can address this endemic issue. Instead a range of solutions, constituting a holistic approach, are required. Firstly, a truly independent inquiry should be commissioned - one which is not led by any of the institutions implicated in the case, and further not implemented by a high profile man or men.

The Moment A Driver Runs Over An 11-Year-Old And Just Drives Off

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK

This CCTV shows the moment a driver hit an 11-year-old boy and simply drove off, leaving him slumped in the road. The driver did not even appear to...

'You've Lost The Right To Govern', Ferguson Leaders Told

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK

Politicians in Ferguson, Missouri, were shouted down and told they should "step aside peacefully' at the first meeting of the city's council since the...

And The 'Suspicious Item' Behind The Luton Airport Bomb Scare Was...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Around 2,000 people were evacuated from Luton Airport on Monday due to a security threat that turned out to be triggered by... a pair of hair straight...

Time For DIY CSI... 9 Crimes That Police Could Ask You To Investigate Yourself

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

Police have been asking crime victims to investigate offences themselves, a new report from the police watchdog has revealed. Some police forces ha...

Victim Of Crime? Solve It Yourself, Police Say

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK

High-volume offences such as criminal damage or vehicle crime are "on the verge of being decriminalised" by police forces which have given up investig...

Scotland Yard Used 'Dirty Trick' Against Olympics 'Poster Girl' Police Officer

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

Scotland Yard used a "dirty trick" by releasing details linked to the arrest of a police officer who was accusing them of race and sexual discriminati...

Trial By Media in Rotherham

Paul Blanchard | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

The press has a role to play in scandals of this type. We need them to highlight this kind of horror and help us try to understand how such sickening events can continue for so very long unhindered. But we need them to do it responsibly. Deciding that one person is to blame for a situation which has been going on for decades - and is probably going on in other areas of the country too - does them no credit.

Does This Unseen Footage From Plebgate Finally Reveal What Happened?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

A Scotland Yard report on the "plebgate" saga shows "industrial levels of dishonesty by police working in Downing Street", an MP has claimed. The f...

Missing Seriously Ill Ashya King Found

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

Missing five-year-old Ashya King, who was taken by his parents from Southampton General Hospital without doctors' consent, has been found in Spain, Ha...

Arrest Warrant Issued In Hunt For Missing Ashya King

Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK

A European arrest warrant has been issued for the parents of a five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was removed from hospital against med...

Sexual Grooming - An Issue of Race, Institutional Failures or Societal Values?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Dilly Hussain

I reject the racial link between the criminal's and their victims, in this case being mainly Pakistani men sexually abusing white girls. The role of race has no relevance to this act of sexual deviancy, just like it has no relevance with the prolific child sex abuse cases involving Jimmy Saville, Rolf Harris, Roman Catholic priests and the British political establishment.

SWAT Raid On Gamer's House Caught On Live Stream

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Tech

A gamer got the shock of his life while playing the popular online game Counter-Strike when a fully-armed SWAT team raided his building. The entir...

Shining a Light on Child Sexual Abuse

Nick Lowles | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK
Nick Lowles

Rotherham is sadly just the latest in a long, and growing, list of British towns and cities which has experienced grooming by Pakistani/Kashmiri gangs. So, if it is right to call on public institutions like the BBC and the NHS to review procedures and the Catholic Church to address abuse by its clergy, we should not shy away from dealing with the problem within specific communities.

This Police Tactic 'Has Alienated Whole Swathes Of Communities'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

Stop and search is so alienating and damaging for police relations in London that people have started calling it "stop and scarring", a campaigner has...

Spy Benefits?

Vicky Frankland | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Frankland

One day you meet someone. They are interested in getting to know you, interested in your job; your hobbies; what your pastimes are. You take a liking to them and them to you and gradually, you end up forming a relationship.

You're On The Wrong Side Of The Road Mate...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Dramatic video footage revealing the moment a police car was forced to crash into a vehicle being driven the wrong way down a motorway has been releas...

The Ferguson Cop Who Killed Mike Brown Will Never Face Justice, And We All F--king Know It

Adam Jung | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Adam Jung

We don't suspect justice won't be done, we absolutely know it won't. And how do we know? Kelly Thomas. James Boyd. Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Kimani Gray.

Racism, Racy Images And Other Police Social Media Gaffes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Police officers and civilians made racist and threatening comments on Facebook and Twitter, sent friend requests to victims of crime and uploaded imag...

Louise Ridley

Now, This Is How You Live Tweet Breaking News...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Take a lesson in tweeting social movements from one of Twitter's co-founders, Jack Dorsey, who has headed back to his hometown of St Louis to live-twe...

Migrants In Suffocating Metal Container Had Been Inside A Long Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

The immigrants rescued from a shipping container were probably already inside when it was dropped at a European port before setting sail for Britain, ...

Wikipedia Edits From Government Computers Sought To Downplay Killings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Government computers edited Wikipedia articles about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stop the War coalition, and the murder of Damilola Taylo...