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Why A Surge In Convictions For Violence Against Women Is Actually Good News

PA | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

A record number of people in England and Wales are being convicted of violent crimes against women, as prosecutors warn social media has become "one o...


Tracey Agyeman | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

As the truth stands, we must all take responsibility and speak out against injustices in whatever form they may take because we are, to a great extent, accountable for the world's emancipation, empowerment and evolvement.

Why Throwing Biscuits At Someone Is Now ABH

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Throwing biscuits at someone counts as Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) under new police rules which are being blamed for a spike in crime. Norfolk has ha...

Disgruntled Man Poos In Police Car After Arrest

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Comedy

An angry tourist was arrested at a Welsh caravan park after having an argument with his wife - and decided to vent his frustration by pooing all over ...

Incredible Footage Of Armoured Van Attacking Police Station In Dallas With Guns And Bomb

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK

A police headquarters in Dallas has come under attack. A man fled the scene in an "armoured van" reportedly after firing shots at the building and ...

Thousands Want To Say 'Thankyou' To This Good Samaritan Policeman

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK

A policeman who came to the aid of an elderly man struggling with his shopping after he got on the wrong bus has been hailed a hero. A passer-by to...

Despite What She Says, Theresa May is Offloading Our Mental Health Crisis onto the Police

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

On the whole, I'm proud of our police force. Not in an idealistic way, I'm aware there are police officers who have done horrendous things, but I think they do one of the most thankless jobs in society for rather average pay. They may have the Police Federation, but they have no real union power like the Fire Service; the police cannot go on strike and for this reason alone they deserve to be treated with respect.

Ten Years On, Jean Charles de Menezes' Family Are Going Back To Court To Find Justice

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

The family of Jean Charles de Menezes are challenging a decision not to bring charges over his death at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). ...

Police Find Body In Search For 13-Year-Old Girl

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

Officers searching for missing 13-year-old Amber Peat have said they are not treating the death of a young girl as suspicious, after a body was found ...

Pig Arrested, Defecates In Police Car And Looks Rather Happy About It

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Comedy

A pig who was arrested for causing mischief showed his distaste of the police by defecating all over the back seat of their cop car. The porker, na...

Police Ask To Access Our Phone And Email Records Every Two Minutes

PA | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK

Police ask for permission to access people's private communications data once every two minutes - and are granted access more than 90% of the time, a ...

The Move to Speed Up Justice in the Queen's Speech Will Benefit Tens of Thousands

John Higginson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
John Higginson

For justice to be fair it must be swift. We will never get back the two and a half years we spent awake at night worrying about whether she would be jailed and the affect that would have on our children aged three and one. But this change in the law will mean that other innocent people do not suffer the same fate.

Hunt Continues For Man Suspected Of Stabbing Sister, Mother And Partner

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Police are on the hunt for Jed Allen, a fan of comic book superhero Wolverine, suspected of stabbing to death his six-year-old sister, their mother an...

Some Muslim Children 'Convinced Christmas Is Forbidden By Extremist Propaganda'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK

Police and parents should "move into the private space" of Muslim children to prevent them being brainwashed by extremists such as Islamic State (IS),...

Human Rights Act Put To Excellent Use By Young Rape Victim The Police Ignored

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

The Human Rights act has been used by a rape victim who police didn't believe - and then arrested for perverting the course of justice. Hampshire C...

Toddler Dragged 12 Feet In Shocking Hit And Run Cyclist Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A 3-year-old girl was dragged 12 feet along a pavement by a cyclist who failed to stop, right in front of her horrified mother. Lucie Wilding was w...

Cops Go Beyond The Call Of Duty To Cook And Clean For Partner Of Dead Man

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Police called to a London home where a "distressed" woman had discovered her partner dead, ended up cooking her dinner and cleaning her flat. Kings...

Pictured In The Dock, Glasses On A Chain, The Silver topped Hatton Garden Accused

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

The eight men accused of the Hatton Garden jewellery heist have been remanded in custody until next month after appearing in court today amidst a heav...

Theresa May Just Gave Her Most Brutal Speech Yet To The Police Federation

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics

Theresa May has shown she is in no mood to be reconciled with the Police Federation, ferociously attacking it for a second year running and demanding ...

PC Who Knocked Out Protesting Student's Tooth With Riot Shield Jailed For 8 Months

PA | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A policeman who knocked a man's tooth out with his riot shield during the 2010 student protests has been jailed for eight months. Pc Andrew Ott, 36...

Police Force Offers To 'Have A Word' With Drug Dealers In Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

A local police force has become an unlikely viral hit after it offered to “have a word” with drug dealers should any “annoyed” customers be wi...

The Danger of Trying to Police Britishness

Bob Morgan | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Theresa May and David Cameron say the Queen's Speech will contain proposals to limit the 'harmful activities' of extremists and to promote 'British values' and to stop activities that would undermine democracy. As simplistic political rhetoric it sounds a very obvious and desirable thing to do. Who can argue against that idea? But - it could be damaging to the very thing it is intended to protect.

Enough Is Enough! A Pre-Police Federation Conference Letter to Theresa May

Chris Hobbs | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Officers hope that your speech will be rather more conciliatory on this occasion and perhaps you might even address the question of low police morale. You remember this subject Home Secretary for when you appeared on the pre-election BBC News Channel programme with the other party home affairs spokespersons, Andrew Neil put this issue to you on three occasions and each time you failed to answer. You may of course dispute there is a police morale problem but independent surveys together with those of individual police forces show that this is a major issue. Even the Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackay, admitted morale is, and I quote, 'not good.' We await your proposals to boost morale with interest.

Star Trek-Themed Flat Could Be Yours For £70,000... But It Has A Dark Past

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Tech

A small flat in Leicestershire modelled after the USS Voyager has gone on the market - following the Trekkie owner's arrest for downloading images of ...

Mental Health and Policing

Michael Brown | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK
Michael Brown

Effort being put into supporting police involvement in mental health demand however, still leaves the fundamental question - often undiscussed - about the extent to which we rely upon the police service in our mental health system and the extent to which we should want them involved. Do we want people in crisis to be arrested or brought into contact with flashing blue lights before then providing a nurse-led response that is more appropriate than a police officer with comparatively limited training?