UK Police

Officer 'Tasered Drunken Naked Man' After Underpants Incident

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search, a court heard. Pc Lee Birch, 31, disch...

Toddler Leads Cops To Parents' Cannabis Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Police were alerted to a cannabis farm after an oblivious toddler accidentally dialled 999 from his parents’ phone. The youngster unwittingly mad...

Not Your Average Phone Perve: 'Naughty' Dog Dials 999 & Pants Down The Phone (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Police who responded to a 999 call from a heavy breather were surprised to find the culprit was actually a dog. Officers raced to the address of M...

The Dutch Kid Who Tweeted American Airlines Was Just That - A Kid

Clare Finney | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Finney

The girl tweeted. She typed 140 characters - and while it's true battles have been lost and careers destroyed in so many characters, the day we lose sight what a tweet actually consists of is a sad and scary one indeed.

Parallels From A Victorious Weekend, Thoughts on Hillsborough From 9 Year Old Me; To A Policeman's Lie..(A Poem For Hillsborough)

Karl Davis | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Sport
Karl Davis

My heart is still beating hard following Liverpool's dramatic win on Sunday over Manchester City. Many have pointed to the strange parallels between y...

Ready to Lose Your Licence and Your Freedom? Why You Might Be a Drunk Driver and Not Know It

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

If you drink alcohol, and sometimes have several drinks late into the evening, then drive your car in the morning, you are risking a drink-drive limit shock. Alcohol impairs driving, so the consequences for you, your loved ones, or complete strangers could be serious, or even fatal. It may not be just your licence that you lose.

Paedophile's Abuse Photos Given Back To Him After Police Refuse To Delete Them

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A self-confessed paedophile could get his hands on intimate photos of a young girl he abused because police officers have refused to delete them from ...

Romanian And Bulgarian Crime In Britain 'Falling Not Rising'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Despite doomsday predictions of a crime wave following the arrival of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants in January 2014, the number of arrests has bar...

Man Set On Fire In Great Yarmouth Nightclub

PA | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

A man has been taken to hospital with serious burns after he was apparently set on fire in a nightclub. The 34-year-old is believed to have been at...

Emotional Abuse Cannot Be Ignored - and Now Children Have the Law on Their Side

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

At Action for Children, we have reached a huge milestone - following our three-year campaign and thanks to the Ministry of Justice, the legal definition of child cruelty will include emotional as well as physical harm. This new law will change lives. I've met children and young people who have suffered intolerable emotional abuse at the hands of people who are supposed to love them most.

Should We Be Surprised Children Aged Just 9 Are Being Treated For Vodka Abuse?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A girl who needed hospital treatment after consuming vodka was just nine years old, according to police who are growing concerned about pre-teens drin...

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.

Laid Bare, How Thousands Of Domestic Violence Victims Are 'Let Down' By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

Thousands of domestic violence victims are being failed by police forces across England and Wales due to "alarming and unacceptable weaknesses" in the...

British Teenage Girl Dead After 'Shooting' Of US Police Officer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

A British teenager has died after she and her American boyfriend allegedly shot dead a US police officer. According to US reports Alex Hollinghurst...

British Businesswoman Allegedly Raped In Luxury Hotel In Egypt

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

Police in the UK are assisting the investigation into the alleged rape of a British businesswoman in a luxury hotel in Egypt. The woman, aged in her 4...

Police Reveal New Lines Of Inquiry In Missing Chef Case

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence are seeking to trace two men and two vehicles seen near her home. Senior officers ha...

'Bones' Found Next-Door To Rose West's Childhood Home

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Bones have been recovered by police from the house next-door to serial killer Rose West's childhood home, after its owner found them while cleaning ou...

Jessica Elgot

Boris Buries Bad News On Budget Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has announced he will endorse the use of a water cannon by the Metropolitan Police, prompting outcry from opponents that the Mayor used ...

Warning For Pet Owners After 3 Dogs Are Killed By Poisoned Meat In North London Park

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Dog owners are being urged to be vigilant after three canines were killed by eating poison in a north London park. Two bull Lurchers and a Springe...

Man Charged With Pensioner's Murder More Than 10 Years Ago

PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

A man has been charged with murdering a pensioner more than a decade ago. Patrick Curran, 38, is accused of killing 74-year-old Joan Roddam, who wa...

Man Fined For Attacking Cardboard Copper

The Huffington Post UK/ Essex News | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

A man has been fined after attacking a cardboard policeman. The bizarre assault happened in a Tesco petrol station forecourt in Basildon, Essex, e...

'We Need To Talk': Police Leave Chipper Note After Cannabis Raid

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

When nobody was home at a suspected drug den, police kicked in the door, confiscated a crop of cannabis plants and left a friendly little note for the...

Met Police 'Strip-Search Thousands Of Children'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

More than 4,500 children have been strip searched by the Metropolitan Police over the last five years, figures show. Some 4,638 children between th...

BNP Leader's Bodyguard Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK

One of the bodyguards of British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been arrested in Merseyside. Martin Reynolds, 46, was taken into police cus...

Seaside Horror As Man Killed By Police Car

PA | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

A pedestrian has been killed by a police car in a seaside town. The man was struck on the A259 at White Rock, at the junction with the A21 Havelock...