UK Police

Just a 'Minor' Crime: How Government Cuts Will (Deliberately?) Corrode Public Confidence In British Policing

Chris Hobbs | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

As the cuts bite and more issues of this nature emerge, they will provide a feeding frenzy for the national press who seem, almost as one, to have decided that the UK police service needs to be 'put in its place.' Meanwhile two victims of crime who were fervently 'pro- police' are now perhaps just a little less so.

Brace Yourself For Police Cuts To Take Officer Levels Back To The '70s

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

As many as 22,000 police jobs could be axed under fresh Government cuts, leaving the public protected by the lowest number of officers for over forty ...

Police Cells Are No Place for the Vulnerable

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK Politics
Lord Victor Adebowale

Imagine you are suffering a crisis. You've been tipped over the edge and are so distressed that you are overwhelmed by thoughts of suicide or self-harm. Now imagine that, instead of being given appropriate NHS care and support, you are locked up in a police cell like a criminal. This was exactly what happened to 161 young people in England and Wales last year.

Man Shot Dead By Police In North London

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK

Police have shot a man dead after they were called to reports that a person armed with a firearm was making threats to kill, PA reported. Horrified...

Three-Year-Old Girl Shot In Stomach In London

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

A three-year girl was shot in the stomach in London in a "horrific" incident that could have been fatal, police have said. She was playing in Hanwo...

A Stolen Pug Being Reunited With Its Owner Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

A stolen pug has been reunited with her owner in scenes of an extremely adorable nature. Lola the dog was taken from Kate Witham's home in Essex du...

Mentally Unwell Teen Denied Support He Needed After Arrest - Like Thousands Every Year

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable people in society are being denied the support they need during police interviews, it has been revealed. ...

Man Turns Himself In After Being Filmed Shoving Cyclist Off Her Bike

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

A 33-year-old man has handed himself in to police after being caught on camera pushing a female cyclist off her bicycle and into oncoming traffic. ...

Have You Seen This Woman? Police Release Photo After 'Dog Attack'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK

Police have released a photo of a woman they want to trace after a dog allegedly bit a four-year-old. Police released this photo after the dog atta...

The Death Toll In the Shoreham Air Show Crash Has Risen To 11

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

LATEST UPDATE: Police now fear the death toll could reach 20. More details here... Police say the death toll in the Shoreham Air Show disaster is '...

Skull And Other 'Skeletal Remains' Discovered Beside Motorway

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Police investigating the discovery of a human skull near a motorway slip road have reportedly found more skeletal remains. Officers in West Mercia ...

Man Who Was Attacked On His Way To Rotherham Mosque Has Died

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

An 81-year-old Muslim man who was attacked two weeks ago on his way to a pray at a Mosque in Rotherham has died. Mushin Ahmed was subjected to a se...

Parrot Detained By Police For Verbally Abusing 85-Year-Old Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

A parrot has been detained after abusing an 85-year-old woman with 'offensive slurs.' The bird, which has been named as Hariyal, was reportedly tra...

Man With Baby In A Pram Caught Causing £9,000 Damage To An Aston Martin

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

A man has been caught on footage causing £9,000 worth of damage to an Aston Martin V8 Vantage, whilst pushing a baby in a pram. The unsettling inc...

Postal Van Explosion Near Northern Ireland Army Barracks

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

A device has exploded inside a postal van near the headquarters of MI5 in Northern Ireland. A fire broke out on Friday morning inside Palace Barrac...

Police Mocked A Homeless Couple With This 'Outrageous' Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Tech

West Yorkshire Police have faced heavy criticism after officers were caught tweet shaming a homeless a couple, who had not paid their car insurance. ...

Trending: Police Snooping Requests To Twitter

PA | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

Snooping requests made by British authorities to Twitter have more than doubled - but the site rejects about half of them, new figures reveal. Poli...

Police Make 'Bizarre' Decision Over On The Run Murder Suspects

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

A police force has refused to name people accused of rape and murder, who have been on the run for years, because doing so would breach their privacy....

Police Capture Five-Foot Snake On The Loose In London

PA | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK

Gutsy London police officers have captured a five-foot snake on the loose in a public park. Metropolitan Police officers were called to King George...

Man Shot At Ferguson Rally Charged

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Prosecutors have filed 10 counts against Tyrone Harris, the 18-year-old man shot by police in Ferguson on Sunday night. The St. Louis Count...

'No Justification In The World' For These Police Stop And Search Figures

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to "step up" and close the gap on racial bias in stop and searches in England and Wales after figures showed...

Calais: Why We Urgently Need a Franco-British Border Police Force

Jean-Paul Mulot | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jean-Paul Mulot

A Calais summit at European level is urgent. It should provide solutions to the migrants crisis while at the same time securing the tunnel to ensure that Calais and Dover are open for business as usual... The problem of Calais is not just a Franco-British question, it is a problem for the whole of Europe and the developing world. But the French and the English are on the frontline.

The Most 'Odd' Cost-Cutting Strategy From Police Dealing With Burglaries By Far

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK

Attempted break-ins at odd-numbered houses were not investigated properly by police as part of an experiment to save money, it has been revealed. L...

We Need to Ensure the State Never Allows the Powerful to Evade Justice Again

Tom Watson | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Watson

Since 2012 I have referred two allegations made against former Prime Minister Edward Heath to the police. It is for the police to investigate and we need make sure they are given the space and time to do that. But it was alarming to learn on Monday that Wiltshire police is to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission over allegations it dropped a criminal case in the 1990s because the suspect threatened to go public with allegations about Heath. That should concern us all. It is not the first time agencies of the state have been accused of failing to investigate claims made against members of Parliament or suppressing criminal inquiries into MPs.

Former Prime Minister Was Accused Of Child Sex Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

Former Prime Minister Sir Edward "Ted" Heath was allegedly accused of child sex abuse in the 1990s, it has been revealed. The Independent Police Co...