UK Police

'Plebgate' Officers To Challenge Investigation Into Their Conduct

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Three police officers are challenging the legality of an investigation into their conduct in the Plebgate affair, it has emerged. The Police Federa...

Hundreds Gather To Protest Lawful Death Verdict

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Crowds have gathered outside Tottenham Police Station to take part in a vigil for Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by a Metropolitan Police marksman in...

Duggan's Family Prepare For Tottenham Vigil, As Police Warn Rogue Elements May Disrupt

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

As supporters and family members prepare to gather outside Tottenham's Police station on Saturday, police have warned of rogue elements who may plan "...

No Riots Here: Why Tottenham Has Some Hope

Bansi Kara | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Bansi Kara

It's not often that you find yourself in the middle of what might turn into a hostile crowd at eight in the evening. It's not often that you watch press photographers jostling for position, surrounded by angry onlookers and see faces of people who have just been on the news. It's not often that happens to me and it's not often that it happens round the corner from my house. That's where I found myself this week after the verdict from the inquest on the death of Mark Duggan. When you live in Tottenham, that verdict - for the rest of the nation something to tweet about or to discuss in the office the next morning - becomes suddenly the source of consternation.

Plebgate: Your Definitive Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.01.2014 | UK

As PC Keith Wallis pleads guilty to misconduct, Huffington Post UK looks back over the whole sorry Plebgate saga....

Police Officer Pleads Guilty Over Plebgate Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A police officer accused of falsely claiming to have witnessed the Plebgate row has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey. Pc Keith Wallis, 53, of West ...

'Lawful' Shooting of Mark Duggan May Have Further Consequences

Polly Courtney | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Polly Courtney

>Mark Duggan was lawfully shot dead by police on 4 August 2011. The jury reached this verdict on Wednesday at the end of a 4-month inquest, contrary to expectations - at least by Duggan's family. The news prompted fears of another riot...

Police! Stop and Search - Finding a Solution to Duggan's Injustice

Ayesha Carmouche | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Ayesha Carmouche

Why is there such a divide between many communities and public institutions? And why is it that young people, particularly those with the extra complication of ethnicity, are still not treated as individuals deserving of equal status to that of the average middle age, white citizen?

Mark Duggan Inquest Shows We Need Better Relations Between Police and Community

Diane Abbott | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

But the anger about the death of Mark Duggan was never just about the man himself. It was about long standing issues between communities and the police. So anger about this week's verdict of "lawful killing" is about so much more than the technicalities of the case.

Boris Is Expecting Bother This Summer

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson must be expecting a spot of bother soon. For the London Mayor is moving ahead plans to get the UK's largest police force water cannon...

London School Evacuated Due To 'Suspicious Vehicle' Parked Outside

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: Police have since confirmed there was no "controlled explosion" on the car and the vehicle was deemed to be safe. A school in London was ev...

How This Picture Brought A Family Back Together

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The picture of a homeless man struggling to warm himself on a steam grate in deep freeze Washington DC was the perfect image for AP photographer Jacqu...

Rescued Man Defied Police Warnings To Photograph Waves

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man had to be rescued by lifeboat after he defied police warnings and photographed waves from a harbour jetty. The RNLI were called to rescue the...

'Police Dogs Are Officers, Not Things'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A petition has been launched urging MPs to give police dogs specific legal protection if they are attacked in the line of duty. The e-petition has ...

'100-Year Sentence' Dodges Euro-Law

PA/Huffingtonpost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Murderers and those convicted of other serious offences could be given sentences lasting hundreds of years to sidestep European regulations that ban w...

Two Killed In Road Accidents On New Year's Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 17-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a car as he walked home in the early hours of New Year's Day, and another person has died after a colli...

Asa Bennett

Guess How Many Drugs Police Seized In Parliament?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Police have seized drugs just once in the last year on the Parliamentary estate after someone was caught in possession of cannabis, a Freedom of Infor...

Partying on New Year's Eve? Sobering Thoughts to Make You Plan Ahead

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

So what can we do to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe? It's easy to say 'don't get drunk' but it can be hard to stay sober on party night. However, problem drinking is avoidable and preventable, so please feel free not to drink to excess, or at all, if that works for you. Plan ahead for how you will say no to alcohol, and stick to it.

Body Of Elderly Man Found In Road On Christmas Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man after the body of an elderly man was found in the road in the early hours of Christmas Day. He was held on s...

PICTURES: Help Identify This Woman Who Stole A Christmas Tree From A Care Home

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Police are appealing for help in identifying a woman captured on CCTV stealing a Christmas tree from a care home. The woman took the tree from a s...

Police To Probe Nigella's Coke Confession

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police are set to review Nigella Lawson's admission that she took cocaine, revealed during the fraud trial of her two former assistants. Lawson sai...

Girl, 11, Killed After Pensioner's Car Mounts Pavement

Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An 11-year-old girl was killed while waiting with her mother at a bus stop when a pensioner's car veered on to the pavement and crashed into them. ...

'Examine Your Memory - And Your Consciences'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

Detectives leading the murder inquiry into the disappearance of Jayden Parkinson have appealed to the consciences of several people they believe may h...

Man Crushed By Double-Decker Bus In Tooting

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A London double decker bus crushed a man to death in front of horrified passersby at Tooting Broadway, a south London tube station. The 131 bus, tu...

European Arrest Warrant 12th Birthday: Time to Reflect on Both Success and Reform

Baroness Ludford | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Baroness Ludford

At the European elections next May, voters will face a fundamental choice about what kind of country they want Britain to be. An inward, backward-looking country that pulls up the drawbridge on its allies in Europe and attempts to navigate the challenges of the 21st century alone. Or one that is willing to embrace international cooperation in the fight against organised crime and new threats such as cyber-attacks, human-trafficking and online fraud...