UK Police

Commissioner Sorry For 'Car Crash' Doc, But STILL Won't Resign £85,000 Post

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Beleaguered police and crime commissioner Ann Barnes has apologised for refusing to give up her £85,000 post after a mortifying fly-on-the-wall docum...

Brother Bruce Dismisses Claims Against 'Octopus' Rolf Harris

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris' 90-year-old brother Bruce has dismissed claims his sibling groped a make-up artist so often she dubbed him an "octopus" as a "ridiculous"...

Stop Search - Less of Them, Targeted and With Outcomes or the Damage Will Continue

Nick Glynn | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Glynn

In her announcement to Parliament last month the Home Secretary, Theresa May recognised that the misuse of stop and search is "unfair, particularly to young black men". Organisations like StopWatchUK, Open Society and the Runnymede Trust have been saying this for years, so what has changed?

Online Bullying: The Rise of a Depressing Blight

Simon Mack | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Mack

The media spotlight is shining it's fleeting beam onto the subject of online bullying once again. A recent release of Police information shows an increase in the number of investigations carried out into perpetrators of cyber abuse.

#Nuts! Woman Calls Police Because Squirrel Won't Get Out Of Her Handbag (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

What do you do if you find a squirrel squatting in your handbag? Call the police, obviously. Well that’s what one woman did after she became...

Does the Attitude Survey Show the Real Level of Racism in the UK?

Bob Morgan | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Bob Morgan

Understandably the findings of a recent Attitude Survey - that people in the UK are reporting that they have more racist attitudes in 2013 than before - has been the subject of comment and debate. But how useful is this information?

Meet The Police Commissioner Is A 'Horrendous Hour Of Television'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

It could arguably have been a new Ricky Gervais show. It was not. Channel 4 went to meet a police commissioner for a fly-on-the-wall documentary and i...

Thousands Of Children Investigated By Police For Social Media Use

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Nearly 2,000 children, including one as young as nine, have been investigated by police for abuse, harassment and bullying on social media in just thr...

Hundreds Of Police Officers Failing New Mandatory Fitness Test

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK

Hundreds of police officers have failed new fitness tests which are due to become mandatory later this year, official figures show. Interim results...

Family Sorrow After 'Beautiful' Nicole Hartup's Death At Youth Club

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Tributes have been paid to a 12-year-old girl who died after falling from a wall at a youth centre. Nicole Hartup died in hospital following the ac...

Officers Given Telling Off For Blasting Out 'Sound Of Da Police' Track

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Two police officers who blasted KRS-One’s Sound Of Da Police from their patrol car late at night have been given "words of advice" by a senior offic...

Is This The Police Car Of The Future?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Tech

If you're a police officer patrolling the streets, you need only a few basic things from your vehicle. It needs to be fast, manoeuvrable, and command ...

The Ukip Affair

Michael Abberton | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

My blog had a monthly average readership of five loyal friends and ex-band members, and the occasional person who found it by mistake. Then Ukip sent the police to my house to stop me tweeting links to Ukip's websites about their policies. Now my blog has had 140,000 unique hits, my Twitter profile has had 228,000 views. The tweet they tried to ban, excluding copies and mentions, has been retweeted approximately 13,600 times...

The Digitisation of the Court Room - a Step Into the 21st Century

Milly (Millicent) Bygrave | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics
Milly (Millicent) Bygrave

In light of the 'Criminal Justice System Digital Business Model' being launched and police body surveillance camera schemes being piloted within the UK, Milly Bygrave explores what impact this scheme could have on our justice system and what lies in the future of digital evidence.

Boy, 9, Goes Missing From North London Playground

PA | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A nine-year-old boy who went missing from a playground has been found. Daequan George was found safe and well by officers of the Metropolit...

Body Discovered In 'Broadchurch' Town

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Police have discovered a body in the quiet Somerset town where ITV murder series Broadchurch was filmed. Underwater police search teams combed a di...

Ukip MEP Has Brick Smashed Through His Window

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Police are investigating an attack on the east London home of a Ukip MEP, which the party called the latest in a series of attempts to intimidate the ...

Michael Snelling Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder Of Claudia Lawrence

PA | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

Two houses 100 miles apart are being searched by police after a man was arrested on suspicion of murdering missing university chef Claudia Lawrence. A...

'A Chilling Effect On Freedom Of Expression': Top Tory Condemns Police Response To Ukip Twitter Jibe

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

Police officials and politicians have reacted furiously after a Green party member who tweeted a "fact-check" of 10 Ukip election promises received a ...

Man Arrested Over Claudia Lawrence Murder Just Weeks After Crimewatch Appeal

PA | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the disappearance of university chef Claudia Lawrence, weeks after police announced th...

Tweeting About Ukip? Expect A Visit From The Cops

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

A blogger who tweeted a "fact-check" of 10 Ukip election promises might have thought his somewhat innocuous tweet might earn him a few retweets at bes...

Man And Woman Found Stabbed To Death In House, With Children Asleep

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

A woman and her ex-partner have been found stabbed to death, while their three children slept upstairs, police have said. A 19-year-old man has bee...

Freddie Starr, Victim of a Great British Injustice

Justin Huggler | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Justin Huggler

first denied the accusations against him a year and a half ago, mouthing at the empty air, it was hard to escape the feeling that what we were witnessing was a grotesque failure of British justice.

Photo Captures Police In Stab Vests Holding Skull Cracker In Vice- Like Grip At Court Appearance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Gripped tightly on the arms by police, the Skull Cracker has appeared in court accused of carrying out an armed robbery during his five days on the ru...

Freddie Starr Case Proves 'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' - The Law Must Change

Philip S Smith | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Philip S Smith

Their life is in limbo, they cannot make professional or personal plans with confidence since they are unaware as to how the investigation will proceed and with what end result. Their careers will invariably be rudely interrupted. The potential domestic impact is obvious.