UK Police

LOOK: Plane Crashes Into Back Garden

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A light aircraft has crashed into a back garden in Cheltenham, police said. The 76-year-old pilot, from London, suffered minor injuries in the cras...

Dangerous Dog Alert After Deadly Sheep Attacks

PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A dangerous and aggressive dog is being hunted by police after it attacked and killed a number of sheep. The public is being warned about the anima...

Jessica Elgot

Racial Profiling Of 'Stop And Search' Does Not Mean Lower Crime Figures | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Racial profiling of stop-and-search suspects makes absolutely no difference to crime figures, a new report has warned. Forces in the UK who disprop...

£200m Of Compensation For Riot Victims Is Unclaimed

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

More than £200 million of government cash set aside for victims of the 2011 Riots remains unclaimed, a Labour MP has said. Steve Reed, the MP for ...

Prank Call DJ Given Top Award And Wins Holiday

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

One of the DJs who made the prank call to Kate Middleton's hospital that was linked to the death of a nurse has been given an award and rewarded with ...

Why the 'Daily Telegraph' And 'Daily Mail' Are Wrong About Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Having researched Islamophobia and anti-Muslim phenomena for more than a decade, I've come to realise that for some people the 'number' of incidents are far more important than the reality of the lives of those affected.

Man 'Batters The Hell Out Of Judge'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

A man is being held in custody after a judge was attacked and his wig pulled off as he sat in court, in what bystanders described as a "horrific" atta...

Ecuador Foreign Minister To Visit Assange At London Embassy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK

A senior Ecuadorian government minister is to visit London on the eve of the first anniversary of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's dramatic arrival ...

Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Murdering Missing Teenager

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering teenager Georgia Williams who has been missing since Sunday. The man was originally a...

Police Are 'Gravely Concerned' About Missing Teenager

PA | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

There are grave concerns for the welfare of a 17-year-old girl feared kidnapped, say police. Georgia Williams has not been seen since Sunday night ...

Post-Mortem On Lee Rigby Released

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

A post-mortem examination of murdered Drummer Lee Rigby has established that the cause of death was "multiple incised wounds", Scotland Yard said. ...

Gamifying the War on Drugs

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

At we turn news into games. In reflecting the world around us a singer might write a song, a filmmaker produces a documentary and a journalist writes an article, as games developers we express our interest via games. Just because our form of expression is through games doesn't mean that we take the subject any less seriously.

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.