UK Police

More Needs to Be Done to Tackle Domestic Violence

Dan Jarvis | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Jarvis

Last year, 1.2 million women and 800,000 men reported domestic abuse, up 10% in the past three years. In the same time frame, the number of cases the police referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) fell by 13%. In essence, fewer perpetrators were stopped and more victims remain at risk.

Be Proactive On Tackling Rape, Police Told

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Rape prevention work needs to be undertaken by police officers, not just community groups, one of the Met's top officers has said. Dep Asst Commiss...

Family Tells Of Concern For 'Slavery' Case Woman Who Died in 1997

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK

The cousin of a woman who lived in a Maoist commune being investigated for alleged slavery have spoken about the death of Sian Davies in 1997 after sh...

Ladies And Gents, Please Ignore The Clowns

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN!!! After the terrifying scary-clown phenomenon terrorised Northampton, it has now reached Norfolk. Norfolk Police received ...

Chilling Comments Of Vigilante Who Murdered Disabled Man

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

A killer who repeatedly stamped on the head of a disabled man, who he wrongly labelled a paedophile, committed an act of "murderous injustice", a judg...

British And Portuguese Police 'Should Join Together' To Find Maddy

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

British and Portuguese police should join together as one team to investigate the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the Met Police Commissioner has s...

WATCH: 'Slavery' Suspects And Victims Captured On Film

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

The first images of a couple accused of keeping three women as slaves as part of a bizarre Maoist sect have been released. The film shows suspects...

'Slave Is Codebreaker's Daughter'

Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

The daughter of a Second World War codebreaker is one of three women allegedly held as a slave by a Maoist sect, it has been claimed. Josephine Her...

'I Was Spat At In The Street'

Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics

Andrew Mitchell has described how the accusation that he called a police officer a "pleb" not only cost him his career but led to him being "spat at" ...

Probe After Police Dog Dies During Training Exercise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

A police dog has died after plunging from a building roof during a training exercise. A review has been launched after Baron, a five-year-old Germa...

Police Officer Faces Charges Over Andrew Mitchell 'Plebgate' Row

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics

A police officer is to be charged with misconduct in public office over the Plebgate row, prosecutors have said. Pc Keith Wallis is accused of send...

650 Police At London 'Death' Junctions To Improve Cycle Safety

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The Metropolitan Police will deploy 650 officers to busy London junctions at rush hour in response to the recent wave of cycling deaths. The surge ...

81-Year-Old Pensioner Charged With Wife's Murder

PA | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

An 80-year-old pensioner has been charged with the murder of his 81-year-old wife, police said. Peter Richard Beaver of Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Par...

Senior Policeman Found Dead On Moors

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

The body of a man found in a national park is that of a missing senior police officer, it has been confirmed. Derbyshire Police said the body disco...

Two Killed In Suffolk Car Crash

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

Two men have been killed and four seriously injured after their car crashed into a pub in Blythburgh, Suffolk on Saturday night. The Citroen Berlin...

Local Policing 'Must Be Bedrock' Of Service

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Britain's police are "sadly deteriorated", a former Met commissioner has said. Neighbourhood policing should once again be the bedrock of the servi...

News Punch: The Pythons, The Police and Some Prophylactics

Marc Paterson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

It's been a week of reunions and revelations this week. The first team to get back together to relive the tomfoolery of their past is G4S. G4S to Man...

Lambeth 'Slavery' Suspects Had Been Arrested In 1970s

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK

Police are trying to understand what "invisible handcuffs" were on the three women allegedly kept in slavery at a house in Lambeth, Scotland Yard said...

Are The Police Fiddling Crime Stats?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK

The Police Federation admits "serious questions" have been raised about whether people can rely on crime statistics. Shocked MPs were told of the w...

The Police Must Change Student Perceptions if They Are to Challenge Extremism

Rupert Sutton | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rupert Sutton

Until the police are able to challenge current perceptions of them on campus, the Prevent Strategy will continue to be opposed like this, with work to understand and document student grievances as a way to begin this process something that Student Rights plans for 2014.

Hipster Hotel Magnate Found Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Hipster hotel chain magnate Alex Calderwood has been found dead, reportedly in one of the rooms at his newly-opened London Ace Hotel, in Shoreditch. ...

The Police and the Lessons of Lane Discipline

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Kanmi Iyanda

Hands up anyone still luxuriating in the Plebgate affair... Hmmm, so it's only me then? Well, never mind, it gives me ample time to laugh my head off and attempt to entice you over to the comical side. Guffawing is a pastime here and I particularly prefer any comical situation laced with irony.

Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Offering To Supply Cocaine

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

A Police Officer has pleaded guilty to a charge of offering to supply cocaine. Appearing at at Derby Crown Court on Thursday, Pc Sarah Greaves from Do...

Inquest To Examine Actor's Death

Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

An inquest will be held today into the death of actor Paul Bhattacharjee, whose body was found near cliffs two days after he disappeared. The 53-ye...

I Know I'm an Annoying Nuisance, But Should It Be a Crime?

Mike Judge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mike Judge

You might also think I'm a bit of a nuisance. But surely annoyance and nuisance isn't a police matter. Well, it's about to be. The Government is introducing a sweeping new anti-social behaviour law, with a very low threshold indeed. It's one of those threats to free speech which unites fierce opponents (even you and me).