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Why Did I Start Blogging?

Colin Taylor | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Taylor

In 2011 I was dispatched from Exeter to my new beat on the staggeringly beautiful Isles of Scilly, where several decades previously a journalist coined the phrase "The Land that Crime Forgot". The wretched strap line got cut and paste into every brochure, features piece and blog about the islands.

Man Tasered By Police Dies After Incident In Llanelli, South Wales

The Huffington Post UK | James Martin | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK

The police watchdog has launched an investigation after the death of man who was shot with a taser by officers in south Wales. Dyfed Powys Police conf...

Caring Professions in London Need Priority Status for Police Checks

Sian Berry | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

There are not many better bits of news than being offered a job. But for 81,000 people offered jobs working with children and vulnerable people in London, that joy has been lessened as they wait for months for necessary police checks to take place before starting work.

M1 Closed As Man Refuses To Come Down From Gantry And Daubs Messages In Mud

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK

A man is refusing to move after climbing into a gantry on the M1, causing police to close part of the motorway while they try to persuade him down. Th...

Teenager Dragged From Bus By Her Hair During Assault By Three Women

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

A woman was dragged off a London bus by her hair during an assault by three woman. The 19-year-old was pulled from the 103 bus outside the Parkside Ho...

Disabled 11-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed, Restrained And Hooded By Police

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK

A police force that restrained, handcuffed and hooded an 11-year-old girl with behavioural difficulties has insisted it has improved how it treats men...

Pc's 'I love Weed' Hat Lands Him Before Misconduct Hearing

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK

A police officer is facing a three-day public misconduct hearing after he was accused of going on patrol wearing a woolly hat with the slogan "I love ...

Gangs Blamed For Violence That Made Glasgow Street 'Like A War Zone'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK

A number of people have been injured after a “police incident” in the Stepps area of Glasgow. BREAKING: Major ongoing police incident in Cardow...

Police Investigating Pensioner's Murder And Wife's Disappearance Make Arrest

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK

Police investigating the murder of an elderly man and the disappearance of his wife have made an arrest. A 61-year-old man from Leicester was arrest...

Police Search For Pensioner After Finding Body Believed To Be 'Murdered' Husband

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

A murder investigation has been launched after police discovered the body of a man believed to be a missing 75-year-old. The body of Peter Stuart w...

Policing the Police

James Hargrave | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Politics
James Hargrave

As it was only the first time round in 2012 we weren't able to tell whether Chiefs had a right to be worried, perhaps this time, over the next six months, we'll be able to establish if there's a pattern.

Two Men Stabbed In Fight Outside Manchester Nightclub

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK

Two men have been stabbed during a fight outside a nightclub in Manchester. One victim, aged 29, suffered stab wounds to the abdomen and is in a criti...

Arrest Made After Man Wears This 'Offensive' Hillsborough T-Shirt To The Pub

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK

A pub-goer has been arrested after pictures were posted on social media of him wearing a t-shirt carrying allegedly offensive remarks about the Hillsb...

Public Humiliatingly Call Out Police Mistake After Wrongful Seizures

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK

Crawley Police have been forced into making an embarrassing series of apologies after seizing a haul of poppers they wrongly thought were now illegal ...

'Rockstar' Ecstasy Leaves Teen Fighting For His Life, As Police Renew Warning

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

Manchester police have renewed their warning about taking ecstasy as a 16-year-old boy fights for his life in hospital after taking it. Police said t...

Teens Falsely Accused Of Theft Will Now Teach Cops A Lesson

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Two teenage girls falsely accused of theft by police officers will now help coach bungling officers to improve their links with young people. Francesc...

Woman Collapses And Dies In Renowned London Store

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

Shoppers were horrified after a woman collapsed and died in an iconic London store despite efforts to save her. The woman, in her 60s, collapsed in Pe...

Man In Induced Coma After Taking Legal High As police Warn Of Effects

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

Three men collapsed and two more suffered "adverse effects" after taking so-called legal highs known as Annihilation or Cherry Bombs, police said. Gre...

Naked Sand Sculpture Of Woman With 'Large Breasts' Lands Police In Hot Water

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK

A police force has apologised after its officers made a sandcastle crime scene featuring a naked dead woman as part of a competition that was later br...

Police Officers Mourn Dog Killed While Pursuing Suspects

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

A police dog has died in a “tragic accident” while pursuing suspected thieves. Rebus, a German Shepherd Belgian Shepherd-cross, was hit by a polic...

Making of a Cohesive Society: Muslims In Iceland

William Barylo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
William Barylo

This stay in Iceland lead me to reflect upon the efficiency of some policies seen on the continent and in the UK. The Icelandic approach seems to be the polar opposite of the suspicion-based politics and systematic monitoring of Muslims. I believe that if governments were truly working with its citizens as in Iceland, the issues linked to xenophobia or extremism would be far less prominent.

Working With Reality in Understanding and Policing Domestic Violence

Karen Woodall | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Karen Woodall

Working in the field of family separation it is never possible to be far away from the problem of domestic violence. I was therefore interested today ...

'Very Good Mother' Murdered Daughters During 'Temporary Rage'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK

A mother who murdered her two young daughters "in a spasm of violence" has been told she must serve a minimum of 24 years in prison. Samira Lupidi, 24...

'Life-Threatening' Noise Sees Illegal Rave Shut Down By Police (8 Hours Later)

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

Police will investigate an illegal rave which was closed down eight hours after residents first complained about it. Members of the public began calli...

Woman Dies After Falling Down Well In Her Garden

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK

A woman has died after falling down a well at her home. The incident happened at a house in Church Street, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and was reported ...