UK Police

Crime in the UK - Are Things Really as Bad as We Think?

Vicky Dean | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK
Vicky Dean

Plenty of things have changed over the last 50 years but there are always constants, things that will survive for good or bad. Unfortunately, one of t...

Using Drummer Rigby's Name to Change Our Laws

Bob Morgan | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

It is not yet clear whether anymore could have been done to protect him - it appears the two suspects were well known to the security services and it is not yet clear that extra powers for our security services would have made a difference.

Riot Police Called To 'Help For Heroes' Walk Amid EDL Rumours

SWNS | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK

Riot police were called to stop a 'Help for Heroes' walk over fears it would turn violent in the wake of the brutal Woolwich murder. Officers carry...

Police Fire Tasers As Three More Arrested, Suspected Of Woolwich Murder Conspiracy

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK

Detectives investigating the brutal killing of Drummer Lee Rigby arrested three further men on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. Two men ag...

M6 Motorway Closed In Alert Over 'Suspicious Vehicle'

PA | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Bank holiday travellers faced huge tailbacks on one of the country's busiest motorways on Friday evening as police closed a stretch of the M6 while th...

Police Confiscate Homeless People's Sleeping Bags

Tom Moseley | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

Police grabbed sleeping bags and food parcels in raids on homeless people in East London, it has been reported. The Ilford Recorder reported that t...

Woolwich, Murder and Justice

Olly Lennard | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Olly Lennard

There's blood in the streets. I wish I had the command of language necessary to come up with a less clichéd phrase, but it really is there and it's spreading like a dark stain across every newspaper and out of every television screen.

Woolwich: Time to Confront Some Obvious Truths

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Robin Lustig

There's nothing "Islamic" about acts of violence. So all those anguished questions along the lines of "What is it about Islam that drives people to such terrible acts of violence?" seem to me to be entirely specious.

Attacks On Muslims Spike After Woolwich Killing

The Guardian | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics

Fears of a prolonged backlash against Muslims have intensified after dozens of Islamophobic incidents were reported in the wake of the murder of the B...

PICTURED: 'Woolwich Attacker' At Islamic Rally In 2007

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

One of the men suspected of the brutal killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich attended a rally led by controversial preacher Anjem Choudary, a new v...

On Terrorist Probabilities

Chris Dillow | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Chris Dillow

The prevalence of violent people in Scotland is 13.6 times that of terrorists among Muslims. In fact, this is an understatement. A Scotsman who has committed a violent crime is more likely to be out of prison than a Muslim terrorist, either because he's more likely to have gotten away with his crime or because he's more likely to have finished his sentence.

Police Quash EDL's False 'Celebrations' Rumour

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK

PICTURED: The soldier killed in the attack has been named as Lee Rigby of 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers A police patrol was sent to Ol...

After Woolwich, Doing Nothing About Integration Is Not an Option

Jon Yates | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Jon Yates

As the founder of a charity that exists to bring communities together, I woke up this morning with feelings I had not experienced since the riots. I felt again that numbing sense of disbelief, that mourning and sadness at accepting the reality followed by that overwhelming desire to find a way to mend what feels broken.

The Woolwich Attacks Are Not New

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK
Jamie Bartlett

Our response now should also be familiar: calm and measured. Not creating a sense of panic - this it what these people want - but not underestimating the threat either. And everyone should take some strange comfort from the fact that this types of mindless violence is almost impossible to stop: because that also shows how very few people in our country want to do it.

Man Cuts Off Own Penis In Penryn, Cornwall

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

A 43-year-old man has cut off his own penis in a residential street in Cornwall. The naked man used a kitchen knife as he performed the amputation...

Police Can Keep Suspects' Names Secret Until Charged With Crime

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

Criminal suspects should not be named until they are charged except if circumstances mean lives could be in danger, new official police guidance warns...

Psychologists Suggest Deep Flaws in Latest Search Strategy for Madeleine McCann

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

The detrimental effect of age-progressed images is most probably partly a psychological effect: The addition of an age-progressed image somehow changes observers' decision-making strategies, and does so in a profoundly unhelpful way.

LOOK: AK-47 Handed Over In Derby Weapons Amnesty

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

An AK-47 assault rifle has been handed in to police as part of a weapons amnesty in Derby. Other deadly devices include a crossbow and numerous sam...

Nigel Evans' Commons Office Searched By Police Investigating Rape Claims

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics

The offices of Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans were searched by police yesterday in connection with an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual as...

Who, What, When - Now It's Time to Ask Why

Jacob Greaves | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK
Jacob Greaves

Russia is a country that's never short of jaw-dropping stories. Be it Moscow traffic police calling on drivers to form a human road block to stop a f...

Man Shot Dead In Hove

PA | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK

A murder investigation has been launched following the shooting of a man last night, police said. The 31-year-old man was shot on Church Road, Hove...

Teenage Driver And Passenger Killed

PA | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

A teenage driver and her female passenger have died and three men are in hospital after their car careered off the road into undergrowth. The grey ...

LOOK: Burger Bobbie 'Parks On Yellow Lines To Collect McDonald's'

Masons News Service | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

An angry lorry driver flipped at a burger-loving police officer apparently blocking his exit in his patrol car - while collecting his McDonalds. Th...

I Support Any Move To Protect Britain's Police Officers

Steve White | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Steve White

Police officers are sometimes accused of being self-interested but few care more about justice for victims and families than the officers who put their own safety on the line to ensure that offenders are brought to justice.

Half Of Savile's Home County Victims 'Abused In Hospital'

PA | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Almost half of Jimmy Savile's victims in his home county - including three people who were just five at the time - were abused in hospitals, according...