UK Police

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 14.11.2013 | 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).

Plebgate, Mark Duggan and Conservative Hypocrisy

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Tories are only too willing to tolerate police corruption, so long as it's people they don't like who are the victims.

The Questions the Home Secretary Must Answer on TPIM Failures

Diana Johnson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

This week Theresa May was forced to come to the Commons and tell MPs that suspected terrorist Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed had absconded from his TPIM order, his whereabouts now unknown. When asked any questions about this though it is not answers the Home Secretary provides but many many more questions get raised.

Dad Calls Police On Son, Police Shoot Son Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

After his son took his truck without permission, James Comstock called up the local police to teach him a lesson. But the incident ended in tragedy af...

'I Told Her She Was My Angel'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

A 20-year-old man accused of the manslaughter of two teenage girls who died after they were hit by a car sobbed in court as the details of the crash w...

LOOK: That Is A Lot Of Dope...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

Police in Manchester have found a giant cannabis farm spread across two terraced houses containing £180,000 of the potent herb. The illicit operat...

Why Is Justice for Survivors of Violence Trivialised?

Natalie Gyte | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Natalie Gyte

It seems that not a day passes where stories of domestic violence, rape, abuse, and grooming do not hit our headlines. Last week was no exception. The...

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...