UK Police

Being Different Is Not a Crime - False Allegations Do Occur

Duncan Lindsay | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Duncan Lindsay

TV Drama 'The Lost Honour Of Christopher Jefferies' hammers home the important message that not all of those arrested for a crime are guilty: Yes, even the strange looking ones.

Fifth Teen Boy Held After Youths 'Stab Man To Death' Trying To Get Into Party

Press Association | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

Police have arrested a fifth teenage boy on suspicion of murder after a 52-year-old man was stabbed to death following a row. Four boys were arrest...

Moving Forward After Ferguson and Staten Island

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Let's focus on finding some solutions that can move us forward. If we cannot do this, we will have no choice but to dig deeper into our ideological trenches, if only to make room for more bodies.

Rage Against the Police State

Zarah Sultana | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zarah Sultana

I want to be horrified about the accounts of police brutality that have occurred on British campuses - Warwick and also Sheffield University, where security guards chained fire exits locking in free education protestors at campus outlet Inox Dine - but truthfully I'm not at all surprised.

Students Living In Fear As Police Hunt Possible Serial Rapist In Manchester

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students are scared to walk home alone after two females were raped in the same area in Manchester, as councillors warn residents to stick together. ...

Has This Sentencing Made Decision Us All Less Safe?

Bob Morgan | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Bob Morgan

What are all those police officers and civil servants, involved in the Prevent Strategy meant to say to families when trying to persuade them to give the authorities information about their own children? You can trust us - your child will be treated as anyone else's? Their job just got harder - this sort of sentencing may well do a lot of harm and make us less safe.

Top Cop Gives Chilling Warning Of Orwellian 'Police State' In Extremism Purge

PA | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK

Attempts to clamp down on extremism could give rise to a "police state", a chief constable has warned. Sir Peter Fahy of Greater Manchester Police ...

My Son Is Not a Terrorist But He Was Terrorised

Ashfaq Ahmad | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Ashfaq Ahmad

This week marked the 11th anniversary of the day that changed our lives forever. On 2 December 2003, my son Babar Ahmad was accused by the Metropolitan Police of being an al-Qaeda terrorist, an allegation made after officers brutally assaulted him and mocked his religion.

Students Stage Nationwide Protests Following 'Extreme' Police Violence At Warwick

Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the country are staging occupations and protests after police were accused of using "extreme, disproportionate" violence to break up a...

Protest Turns Ugly: Warwick Students Tear-Gassed and Threatened With Tasers

Natasha Clark | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Clark

Students have been arrested, sprayed with tear gas and threatened with tasers at the University of Warwick, after a peaceful education protest turned violent on Wednesday.

Everyone Concerned About the Future of Policing Should Fight Theresa May's Cuts

Rob Flello | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Flello

Theresa May's thinly-disguised efforts to portray herself as the next prime minister must stick in the throats of Bbobbies on the Staffordshire beat.

Body Of Baby Girl Found In Hunt For Missing Newborn

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

Police searching for a six-day-old child who went missing from a hospital with her mother Charlotte Bevan have found the body of a baby girl, Avon and...

Brothers Found Dead In Pub Room In Greater Manchester

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Two brothers were found dead in a room above a pub in Bolton, but police have said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths. To...

Police Accused Of 'Extreme' Violence Against Warwick Students As Protest Turns Ugly

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Police have been accused of using "extreme, disproportionate" violence against a group of Warwick University students after a seemingly peaceful prote...

Police To 'Twitter Shame' Drunk Drivers This Xmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

Police in Sussex plan to Twitter-shame anyone convicted of drunk driving in December by posting all the conviction details online. Fair punishment...

Emotional Plea For Vulnerable Missing Grandmother

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK

Worried loved ones of a missing and vulnerable grandmother have made an emotional plea for help to find her. Philomena Jones, 76, who is known as N...

Police Chief's Horror As Mentally Ill Teen Is Held In Cell Because No NHS Beds Were Available

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

A senior policeman has spoken out about a teenage girl with mental health issues being held in police custody, claiming there are "no beds available i...

Police Checks For Migrants To Track Their Employment

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics

Migrants could be forced to sign in at police stations to keep track of their movements so they can be deported if they are unemloyed after six months...

World-Renowned Doctor Catches Himself Red-Handed Fixing Camera Inside Toilet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

World-renowned hearing specialist Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh was sentenced to 8 years at Croydon Crown Court after police released footage of the 62-year-old tak...

It's Not About 'Bullying Husbands', It's About Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK
Rhea Gargour

On Sunday, many news outlets were reporting that psychological abuse and coercive control were going to be criminalised. Some articles used sensational headlines to grab attention, leading to comments that complained of a "nanny state", arguing that such a law was unenforceable.

Now Is the Time to #BreakTheCycleOfViolence

Aurora Percannella | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Aurora Percannella

In his Monday statement, whilst inviting the crowds not to engage in violent conduct, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay also warned everyone that 'the world will be watching us'. That is quite right, Mr. Mayor. Today, the whole world is looking at you. We are staring and wondering how faulty your criminal justice system must be to offer a similar finale in 2014.

In Pictures: 80+ Arrests, Pepper Spray and Scuffles As Occupy Clear Outs Begin in Hong Kong

Tom Grundy | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Tom Grundy

At least 80 people were arrested, according to police, as part of one of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest camps was cleared on Tuesday. Bailiffs were on site to enforce a court order to clear obstructions from a relatively small part of the encampment on the Kowloon Peninsula. Most of the clearance was performed by an agency with bailiffs and police on hand to assist.

Policeman On Trial For Sex 'Had Child-Like Breast Fixation'

The Huffington Post UK | Press Association | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

A "boob-mad" policeman abused his status and position by having sex with three women at their homes while on duty, a court has heard. Pc Chris Youn...

Police Deny Any Attempt To Shut Down Britain First Conference

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK

The far-right group Britain First have claimed that police "shut down" their first annual conference in Kent, but police have denied any interference,...

Police Put Up 'No Consent, No Sex' Posters After 30 Rape Reports In Three Months

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Greater Manchester Police are to put "no consent, no sex" posters around universities and bars after 30 rapes on students were reported in just three ...