UK Police

Police Chief Says He Won't Do Much To Enforce Today's New Smoking Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A senior police chief has admitted a ban on smoking in cars with children is unlikely to be aggressively enforced. Mick Creedon, Derbyshire's poli...

Police 'Safety Posters' For Fresher's Week Accused Of 'Victim Blaming'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A police force has become embroiled in an argument over whether its attempts to educate students on crime suggest victims of sexual assault are respon...

Three Arrests After Acid Attack On Mother Of Six

PA | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Two brothers and a woman have been arrested in connection with an acid attack on a mother-of-six. Carla Whitlock suffered serious burns following t...

Gloucestershire Police In Marsupial Mixup

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK

A crafty wallaby has avoided police capture after going on the hop. The Australian marsupial was spotted in the Dursley area of Gloucestershire on ...

Police Make Arrest After Man Shot Dead In London Street

PA | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK

Police have made an arrest after a man was shot dead in a busy London street. Officers were called at 1.14pm today after a gunman opened fire in H...

Man Arrested Over Spate Of Cardiff Sex Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK

Detectives investigating a spate of sex attacks in Cardiff over five days have arrested a man. Three women - one aged 19 and two aged 20 - reported...

Teenager Jailed For Life For Plotting Revenge Massacre At College

PA | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

A judge has jailed a teenager for life after deciding it was "only a matter of time" before the loner carried out a massacre at his former college. ...

Met Police Pays Out £50k To Student Brothers Involved In 2010 London Protests

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Metropolitan Police is to pay two brothers who took part in the 2010 student protests £50,000 after the pair sued the force for malicious prosecu...

Fear Over Serial Sex Attacker In Cardiff After Third 'Just Horrific' Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

There are fears over a serial sex attacker in Cardiff after three sex assaults on women near the capital's university within five days. Police say ...

Man Demands Police To Send Him Back To Iran As He Is 'Bored Of Manchester'

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

A man who claimed to have been living illegally in the UK for a decade presented himself to police on Monday and asked to be sent back to Iran. Th...

Traffic Warden's Body Camera Footage Captures Attack By Hot-Headed Motorist

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK

Metropolitan police have released body camera footage of an irate man assaulting a traffic warden in London, in an appeal to identify the suspect. ...

Man Charged For Raping Teen Outside Primark In 'Horrendous' Assault

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A man has been charged for raping a teenager outside a Primark store in Edinburgh city centre, in what police described as a "horrendous" attack. T...

£20M Bedford Counter Terrorism Training Facility To Be Built

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK

The private sector is moving into the fight against terrorism as police and the military are to be offered the chance to hone their skills at a state-...

A Student Was Hit By A Car After Cellotaping Himself To His Friends, Police Struggle To Contain Their Disdain

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student was hit by a car after a prank which saw him cellotape himself to two friends unsurprisingly went wrong. The three teenagers had stuck th...

Two People Stabbed To Death At East London Care Home

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK

A man has been arrested after a pensioner and a woman were stabbed to death in a residential care home, police have said.PA reported that a man in his...

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

Chris Hobbs | Posted 01.09.2016 | 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 31.08.2016 | 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 31.08.2016 | 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 23.08.2016 | 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 '...