UK Police

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 Forced Feeling 'Ashamed'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.03.2015 | 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 ...

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...