UK Police

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...

Prohibition: Sowing the Seeds of a New Ban

Jason Reed | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

As the government's arbitrary decision to ban Khat still resonates and incongruently flies in the face of evidence, it seems as if the prohibitive cru...

Stephen Lawrence Race-Relations Expect 'Victim Of Smear Campaign By Police'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

A race relations worker whose evidence was key in the inquiry into the police handling of Stephen Lawrence's murder is the victim of a suspected smear...

The Secret Policemen's Balls-Up

Annie Machon | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Annie Machon

In the wake of the global impact of the ongoing Edward Snowden saga, a smaller but still important whistleblower story flared and faded last week in the UK media.

Adult And Child Found Dead At House

PA | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

An adult and child have been found dead at a house, police said. Officers were called to the home in Church Street in Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, a...

Ex-Cop Norman Bettison Investigated Over Stephen Lawrence Smear Claims

PA | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

Former West Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission today fears officer...

Two Women Arrested Over Plebgate Affair

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

Two women, including a serving police officer, have been arrested as part of Scotland Yard's investigation into the so-called 'plebgate' affair involv...

Retired Teacher Named As Shipley Murder Victim

PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A retired 84-year-old teacher who was found stabbed to death in her home has been described as a "lovely lady" and "everybody's grandma" as police lin...

Arrest After Pensioner Murder And Skate Park Stabbing Of 9-Year-Old Boy

PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 84-year-old woman and the attempted murder of a nine-year-old boy who was stabbed...

Police 'Liaising With Commons Authorities' Over Tim Yeo

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics

Police are "liaising closely" with the Commons authorities over lobbying allegations against Tory MP Tim Yeo. Scotland Yard said it was in touch wi...

'Savile Effect' Leads To Increase In Sex Offence Reports

PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK

There has been an increase in the reporting of historic sexual offences since revelations about Jimmy Savile, according to research published today. ...

Police Name Man In Relation To Linzi Ashton Murder

PA | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

Police have named a man they want to speak to over the "brutal" murder of a mother-of-two at her home. The body of Linzi Ashton, 25, was discovered...

Female Genital Mutilation - The Time to Act Is Now

Alan Wardle | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Wardle

The school summer holidays are fast approaching. Many children and young people in these last few days of the academic year will be eagerly anticipating six weeks of carefree fun with their families and friends. But for some girls this year's summer break will mean leaving the UK to have their external genitals cut away or severely injured as part of a tradition practised in at least 28 countries world-wide.

Septuagenarian Arrested In Mosque 'Bomb Plot' Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

A 75-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life or damage property after a home-made bomb exploded ne...

10-Year-Old Bitten By Police Dog

PA | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

A 10-year-old boy has received hospital treatment after being bitten by a police dog while playing in his grandmother's back garden. West Midlands Pol...

Family Die In 'Murder-Suicide' in Spain

Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

An apparent murder-suicide involving a family of three in Spain may be linked to the daughter's disability, it is understood. It is believed a note...

Banned Preacher Backs New Muslim Protection Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary has lent his support to a new Muslim protection group, the Islamic Emergency Defence, with an emergency phoneline to...