UK Police

A Price Worth Paying?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Demonstrations by the English Defence League have cost the British taxpayer more than £10m due to police patrolling, a Freedom of Information request...

Turkish Stowaway Found Frozen To Death At Heathrow

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

A suspected stowaway was found frozen to death in the undercarriage of a British Airways passenger jet at Heathrow airport, after the plane landed fro...

Thieves and Burglars... Police Will Ignore Most of Your Crimes

Roger Evans | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

Victims of crime should be allowed the right to appeal to an independent body - such as the new local safer neighbourhood boards being introduced in London - if the police decide not to investigate their crime. Clear standards should be set so that we know why investigations are dropped.

LISTEN: Man Calls 999 Because His Driving Instructor Is Late

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

Here's a contender for moron of the week - a man who called 999 because his driving instructor was late. The learner tells the stunned operator he ...

Jimmy Savile Case Sees Rape Figures Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

Rape and sexual offences reported to the police have rised sharply this year, attributed in part to the high-profile Jimmy Savile investigation with v...

Suspect Arrested After Murder Of 'Good Samaritan' Who Aided Paedophile

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

A man has been arrested over the murder of a pensioner who was stabbed after going to the aid of his neighbour - a convicted paedophile - during a rob...

WATCH: Violent Scenes Erupt As Brixton Squatters Evicted

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

Clashes have erupted between a group of protesters and police in Brixton, after officers forcibly removed squatters from six mansion blocks. Bins w...

If Wages Alter Performance, Let's Give Nurses £60,000 a Year

Danielle Lowe | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Perhaps if MPs were paid the same amount as many people in the country, they would be able to understand them more and in fact then be able to make laws that people can relate to and appreciate.

Pensioner Murdered 'Defending Paedophile Neighbour'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

A pensioner was murdered while apparently trying to defend his paedophile neighbour from an attack. Graham Buck, 66, was found dead in the village ...

The Twelfth of July: Northern Ireland's Cultural Coma

Jason A Murdock | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason A Murdock

The police are covered from head to toe in jet black riot gear, the ground is covered in broken glass and the remnants of an entire twenty four hours of consumption litter the surrounding area. The streets themselves are masked with propaganda and crude sectarian graffiti.

Mother Katherine Hooper Dies With Son Josh Falling From Rocks At Dartmoor

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK

Police have launched an investigation following the deaths of a mother and her son at Dartmoor and the discovery of a second child at the family's hom...

Police Suspect Terrorist Attack After 'Nail Bomb' Explosion Near Mosque

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK

Police are investigating a suspected nail bomb attack after reports of "a loud bang" close to a mosque in the Black Country - which is being treated a...

Police Stop and Search Powers Target Black and Ethnic Minority Communities

Imran Awan | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Imran Awan

The news this week that the police use of stop and search powers were ineffective in reducing crime comes as no surprise. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which independently assesses police forces, found that stop and search powers were procedurally incorrect.

Police Investigate Wimbledon Queue Rape Claim

PA | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK

Police are investigating claims a woman was raped in the overnight queue for the Wimbledon final on Sunday. Dozens of tents were set up in Wimbledo...

LOOK: Massive Python Found In Shop

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

Police investigating a break-in at a shop in Australia were shocked to be confronted by a 5.7m python. The suspicious and slippery surprise slither...

The Erosion of The Rule of Law 2

Hugh Salmon | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hugh Salmon

Lots goes on that we can't do much about. And when I say 'we', I mean those of us who are 'normal'. For some people, including really quite lowly politicians and celebrities, are treated as 'special'. Their lives are led under different rules than the rest of us. Special people need special treatment.

Mark Bridger Attacked In Prison

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

Child killer Mark Bridger, who abducted and murdered five-year-old April Jones, has been attacked in prison. Bridger, who is serving a life sentenc...

Jessica Elgot

Stop And Search Unlawful In One In Four Cases, Police Watchdog Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

One in four police "stop-and-searches" have been deemed unlawful by the police watchdog, which also warned that black and minority ethnic groups were ...

Did Police Victimise the Very People They Should Have Been Protecting?

Bob Morgan | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK
Bob Morgan

It is serious enough if police fail to investigate a major crime or mishandle something which leads to the deaths of innocent people - to then try to damage the reputation of the family and friends or the victims to cover up failings is a dreadful and cynical thing to do and we should not tolerate it.

WATCH: British Fugitive Arrested Naked In Spain

PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives has been caught hiding naked in a panic room at his luxury Spanish villa, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (S...

'You Can Never Get Over It, A Holiday Should Be A Happy Time'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

Major efforts to find a missing 14-year-old girl last seen in "difficulty" in the sea are focusing on the shoreline at low tide. Rescue crews were ...

Sea Search For Missing 14-Year-Old Girl

PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

A major search continued today for a missing 14-year-old girl who was last seen "in difficulty" in the sea. Officers were called at 3.45pm yesterda...

Police Admit Bugging Stephen Lawrence's Friend

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

Police chiefs have admitted authorising the secret recording of at least one meeting involving the friend of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, his l...

'No Lawful Justification For Met Police To Shoot Azelle Rodney Dead'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

A police marksman who gunned down a 24-year-old robbery suspect had no reason to believe that he had picked up a weapon and there was "no lawful justi...

Preacher Arrested In Wimbledon For 'Homophobic' Sermon

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

An American street preacher has been arrested for using "homophobic" language on a London street, but told police he would do the same action again to...