UK Police

Why Muslims in Birmingham Feel Like a 'Suspect' Community

Imran Awan | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

As I walk down some of the most vibrant and lively neighbourhoods in Birmingham I can feel a sense of unease and suspicion from the locals. Made up of a large South Asian population, the people of Alum Rock, Sparkbrook, Small Heath and Washwood heath tell me of a 'them' versus 'us' culture.

Our Attitude to Violence Against Women

Bob Morgan | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Bob Morgan

Perhaps there is a clue about attitudes to domestic violence and the killing of women in the recent Paddy Power advert offering money back on all bets if Oscar Pistorius - the South African athlete - walks free from court. There is no doubt that Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to death - the trial is about his motive for doing it.

Family Dogs Put Down Following Baby's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Two dogs, an Alaskan Malamute and a dog, and collie-cross breed have been put down following the death of a six-day-old girl, in her home in West Wale...

Police Treat Domestic Abuse Victims With 'Apathy And Hostility'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Police failures over domestic abuse are "breathtaking" and victims are often met with "apathy, disbelief and outright hostility from officers", a char...

Jayden Parkinson Died From 'Pressure To The Neck'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in a freshly-disturbed grave, died from "pressure to the neck", police have revealed. The 17-year-o...

National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Hate Crime Model

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Jacobs

Based in Merseyside where he is Assistant Chief Constable for People Development, ACC Armitt sees first-hand the benefits to people in the sex trade, the police and the wider community of the hate crime approach... Here he explains why he advocates for the Merseyside model of policing prostitution.

Crimestoppers Hunt Down 'Boiler room' Fraudsters

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Four of the most wanted fraudsters suspected of operating scams from Spain against the UK public are being hunted by Crimestoppers. Working alongsi...

Teen Abducted And Raped For 12 Hours In Bishop Stortford

PA | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl who was forced into a vehicle and kept in an unknown location overnight. The teenag...

More Than 40 People Arrested In Parliament Since May 2010

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Politics

The extent of crime police have had to tackle in Parliament can be revealed thanks to a Freedom of Information request by the Huffington Post UK. T...

Serial Killer Joanna Dennehy Smirks In Dock

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Smirking serial killer Joanna Dennehy laughed and smiled as she arrived in the dock to be sentenced for her crimes. The 31-year-old, who murdered t...

The Top Five Perils of Working in the Sex Industry

Jacky Donovan | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacky Donovan

Contrary to society's beliefs, as a dominatrix I have never been in any physical or mental danger. Only at the mercy of everyday life, people's prejudices and annoying habits...

Jessica Elgot

How Much Has Assange's Embassy Exile Cost Met Police?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Julian Assange's prolonged stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy has cost the Metropolitan Police £5.3million, in the 18 months since he entered the buildin...

Farnham Shootings Suspect 'Known To Police'

PA | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A pensioner who is suspected of shooting dead two women and four dogs, was known to the police. The man, who was named by a source as breeder John ...

'Take The Money Out Of The Drugs Business' Chief Constable Urges

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

A police chief in favour of decriminalising class A drugs has repeated his call for an "honest debate" to help take the money out of illegal dealing. ...

Jimmy Savile Victims 'Laughed At And Ignored', Says NSPCC Report

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Many of Jimmy Savile's victims were ignored or laughed at when they revealed at the time that he had sexually abused them, a report has found. Othe...

Kent Police 'Safe Exit' Scheme Claiming to Help Women in Prostitution Instead Caused Them Harm

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

This was not a scheme concerned with helping a group of vulnerable women. It was a scheme concerned with gentrification. The award Safe Exit received from Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, was for 'cleaning up the streets' and not for any help given to women leaving the sex trade.

Should London's Police Use Water Cannons? (GRAPHIC PICTURE)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK

A German pensioner, blinded by a police water cannon, is set to address a public meeting in London debating the use of the cannons in Britain, after o...

Is This The UK's First Suicide Bomber In Syria?

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Looking relaxed and smiling with local children, this man could be any one of the numerous aid workers helping in war-torn Syria. But this is the m...

Piers Morgan Questioned 'Under Caution' By Hacking Squad Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Piers Morgan has been questioned under caution about phone-hacking, it has been revealed. Morgan has always consistently denied knowledge of phone ...

York University Student Found Dead In Halls

The Huffington Post UK | Edith Hancock | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A first-year student at the University of York has been found dead in his student accommodation. The 19-year old was pronounced dead at the scene b...

Two Cyclists Killed During Police Incident In Flood-Hit Village

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Two cyclists have died after they were struck by a car following a police incident in a flood-hit village. Officers were called to the A329 Purley ...

Domestic Violence Rate Up By 30% In Twelve Months, Figures Show

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Matthews | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

The number of domestic violence crimes reported in the UK has increased almost 30% in the past 12 months, official figures have revealed. There wer...

Father Who Beat Son, 11, To Death With Cricket Bat Is Shot Dead By Police

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

An 11-year-old was beaten to death with a cricket bat by his father, who was then shot dead by police as children looked on. Luke Batty died from ...

One In Five Say Police Are Not On Their Side

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Two-fifths of the public believe corruption is now a problem within the police, according to a new survey. In addition, a third of the public said ...

He DID Call Us Plebs, Insists Ex-Downing St Officer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A former policeman at the centre of the "plebgate" row has said officers on duty at the gates of Downing Street have been "betrayed" by their Met boss...