UK Police

One Year On, Are Police and Crime Commissioners Delivering on Human Rights?

Emma Hutton | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Emma Hutton

The small number of PCCs who responded to our questions stressed how important human rights are to their work, and that they see them as part of everyday policing. Encouragingly, they linked the protection of human rights to equality and justice - values that we all share.

Police Reform: Lets Not Waste the Crisis

Peter Neyroud | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Neyroud

Another chapter in Plebgate and this has been yet another bad week at the office for the police service in England and Wales. It comes on top of quite a few others - Hillsborough, scandals about the use of undercover, the dismissal of Chief Officers in Cleveland and a long list of domestic violence deaths where police have been at fault.

Man In Court Over Schoolgirls' Car Death

Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

A 20-year-old man will appear in court today charged with the manslaughter of two teenage girls who died after they were hit by a car. Samuel Ether...

Pictured: The Pet Bulldog Which Mauled A Four-Year-Old Girl To Death

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

This is the first picture of the dog which mauled four-year-old Lexi Branson to death as she slept. The animal was a family pet and had been broug...

Should All Dogs Be Muzzled?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Angela McGlynn, who lost her four-year-old son John Paul Massey in 2009 when his uncle's dog attacked him, has said parents cannot "just rely on the G...

Girl Mauled To Death 'Was Friendly Child Who Was Always Smiling'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: First Picture Of The Bulldog Which Mauled Girl, 4, To Death Shocked neighbours last night paid tribute to the young girl, named locally as...

'Plebgate' Officer Apologises To MPs For 'Honest Mistake'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

Two police officers embroiled in the Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" affair have told MPs they "regret" the distress caused to former Tory chief whip - but...

Barking Mad?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Police and Crime Commissioner who has announced a £1,500 pension plan for police dogs has defended the scheme, saying it has been developed in reco...

Met Police Confusion About Undercover Sex

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

Tuesday will mark the latest stage of the undercover police scandal when the judgement is expected in the legal appeal by the victims of police spies against the Metropolitan Police Service. I'm surprised to find that I admire much of the work done by the Met Commissioner, which makes it all the stranger that he is mishandling the historical mess that undercover police have made of innocent people's lives. Bernard Hogan-Howe is now taking a Janus faced approach when it comes to undercover police having sex with the people they are spying on. He says one thing in public but his lawyers say the opposite in the High Court.

Pictures Released Of Baby Found In Park

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A newborn baby found abandoned in a carrier bag in a park has been described as "alert, happy and contented" as she continues to recover in hospital. ...

Batman-Style GPS Police Bullets Used To Track Vehicles

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech

It sounds like a gadget you'd find in the Dark Knight's utility belt - but we promise this is real. American police agencies are now able to fire G...

'We Knew Right Away It Was A Conspiracy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics

Andrew Mitchell's daughter has spoken about the toll the 'plebgate' saga on the ex-cabinet minister and his family, as the pressure grows on three pol...

#FAIL: Police Forced To Apologise After Posting 'Racist' Tweet

The Huffington Post Uk | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Surrey Police have been forced to apologise after furious social media users flew into a frenzy over a "racist" tweet. Police were left red-faced a...

Maddie McCann Investigation To Be Reopened In Portugal

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

Portugal's attorney general has approved a police request to re-open the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Madeleine McCann...

Big Pay-Off For Police Officer Caught Pepper-Spraying Peaceful Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The notorious police officer who pepper-sprayed peaceful student protesters from just several feet away has been awarded £25,000. The now iconic i...

Police Demand Sauna Condom Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have sparked outrage after demanding condoms be banned from Edinburgh's licensed saunas. Campaigners have now warned of a HIV epidemic and b...

The 'Plebgate' Affair Will Undermine Trust in the Police

Bob Morgan | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

What on earth were the Federation representatives thinking in going to a meeting with Andrew Mitchell? They were not negotiating over Police pay and conditions - which is their job - they were dabbling in media politics and it does not look like they did a good job of it. Police should stick to investigating crimes and should stay out of politics if they want to retain public support.

The Real Hit-Girl? Nine-Year-Old Fights Off Attacker

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

A nine-year-old girl fought off an attacker who grabbed her as she played hide and seek with friends, police said. The girl was playing in the gard...

Detained in DR Congo

Ben G. Jones | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben G. Jones

Last week I was detained in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My crime? Taking a photograph of a vegetable stall. Taking photos is officially illegal in Congo, though the law does not count for much here...

Human Traffickers Will Get Life Sentences In Tough Crackdown On Slavery (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

Human traffickers will be given life sentences in the worst cases, under new sanctions to tackle slavery in the UK, in new legislations planned by min...

Andrew Mitchell Owed An Apology From Police, Says David Cameron

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron said former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell was owed an apology as the row between police and politicians over the "plebgate" affair esc...

Plebgate Saga Just Got Messier

Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Forget the US government deadlock, the really exciting political stalemate concerns the never-ending back and forth blame-game concerning the bicycle-...

Masked Man Terrorises Female Students In Canterbury, Kent

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Female students have been warned to stay alert after a masked man followed several women, and attempted to attack one late at night. There have bee...

British Teacher Feared Murdered In Qatar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

A primary school teacher is feared murdered after going missing in Qatar, with police unable to confirm whether she is alive or dead. Primary schoo...

Paedo Who Groomed Teen Boys Online Had HIV, Police Reveal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

A prolific paedophile who groomed vulnerable teenage boys online with an accomplice before filming their sexual abuse is HIV positive, it has been rev...