UK Police

Photo Captures Police In Stab Vests Holding Skull Cracker In Vice- Like Grip At Court Appearance

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Gripped tightly on the arms by police, the Skull Cracker has appeared in court accused of carrying out an armed robbery during his five days on the ru...

Freddie Starr Case Proves 'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' - The Law Must Change

Philip S Smith | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Philip S Smith

Their life is in limbo, they cannot make professional or personal plans with confidence since they are unaware as to how the investigation will proceed and with what end result. Their careers will invariably be rudely interrupted. The potential domestic impact is obvious.

Chilling Images: The Moment Robber Threatens Betting Shop Worker With Hammer

PA | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK

Police have released chilling images of an armed robber threatening a betting shop employee with a hammer before fleeing with cash. The man raided ...

Gangster Arrested After Six-Hour Stand-Off On Big Wheel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

The man once dubbed the UK's "most violent gangster" has been arrested after a six-hour stint on top of Manchester's Big Wheel, in protest at police a...

Manchester Gangster Scales Big Wheel To Avoid Arrest

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

Gangster Domenyk Noonan has scaled 100ft of Manchester's Big Wheel, beginning a protest on the roof of one of the carriages, in what he says is a prot...

Youth and the Police: Forever Broken?

Tala Sweiss | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tala Sweiss

Why is it that black youth still feel they are discriminated against in the 21st century? And why is it that young people in general tend to have some form of pessimism towards the police?

'Credible' Rape Cases Not Making It To Court, Top Prosecutor Warns

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

Credible rape cases are failing to make it to court because of inconsistency and misinterpretation by police, the head of prosecutions for England and...

Rapes And Assaults Going Unrecorded After Being Written Off By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

Tens of thousands of offences - equivalent to a fifth of all crimes - could be going unrecorded after being written off by police, a damning report ha...

'Many Stop And Searches Only Happen Because The Person Is Black'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

The Home Secretary has said that "a large number" of stop and searches by police only happen because the person being stopped is black. In the most...

British Parents Air Fears Over Paedo Teacher William Vahey

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Furious parents of schoolchildren taught by convicted paedophile William Vahey are to be given the chance to demand answers from the police, despite t...

British Jihadis - Turning Mothers Into Informants Is No Solution

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

In the government's latest Orwellian measure, mothers and wives of "would-be jihadists" are ‎being urged to report on their loved ones, avowedly to "prevent tragedies". It won't escape notice ‎however, that despite protestations to the contrary, a message emanating from the police carries ‎criminalising potential. ‎

Officer 'Tasered Drunken Naked Man' After Underpants Incident

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search, a court heard. Pc Lee Birch, 31, disch...

Toddler Leads Cops To Parents' Cannabis Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Police were alerted to a cannabis farm after an oblivious toddler accidentally dialled 999 from his parents’ phone. The youngster unwittingly mad...

Not Your Average Phone Perve: 'Naughty' Dog Dials 999 & Pants Down The Phone (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Police who responded to a 999 call from a heavy breather were surprised to find the culprit was actually a dog. Officers raced to the address of M...

The Dutch Kid Who Tweeted American Airlines Was Just That - A Kid

Clare Finney | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Finney

The girl tweeted. She typed 140 characters - and while it's true battles have been lost and careers destroyed in so many characters, the day we lose sight what a tweet actually consists of is a sad and scary one indeed.

Parallels From A Victorious Weekend, Thoughts on Hillsborough From 9 Year Old Me; To A Policeman's Lie..(A Poem For Hillsborough)

Karl Davis | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Sport
Karl Davis

My heart is still beating hard following Liverpool's dramatic win on Sunday over Manchester City. Many have pointed to the strange parallels between y...

Ready to Lose Your Licence and Your Freedom? Why You Might Be a Drunk Driver and Not Know It

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

If you drink alcohol, and sometimes have several drinks late into the evening, then drive your car in the morning, you are risking a drink-drive limit shock. Alcohol impairs driving, so the consequences for you, your loved ones, or complete strangers could be serious, or even fatal. It may not be just your licence that you lose.

Paedophile's Abuse Photos Given Back To Him After Police Refuse To Delete Them

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A self-confessed paedophile could get his hands on intimate photos of a young girl he abused because police officers have refused to delete them from ...

Romanian And Bulgarian Crime In Britain 'Falling Not Rising'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK

Despite doomsday predictions of a crime wave following the arrival of Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants in January 2014, the number of arrests has bar...

Man Set On Fire In Great Yarmouth Nightclub

PA | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

A man has been taken to hospital with serious burns after he was apparently set on fire in a nightclub. The 34-year-old is believed to have been at...

Emotional Abuse Cannot Be Ignored - and Now Children Have the Law on Their Side

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

At Action for Children, we have reached a huge milestone - following our three-year campaign and thanks to the Ministry of Justice, the legal definition of child cruelty will include emotional as well as physical harm. This new law will change lives. I've met children and young people who have suffered intolerable emotional abuse at the hands of people who are supposed to love them most.

Should We Be Surprised Children Aged Just 9 Are Being Treated For Vodka Abuse?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK

A girl who needed hospital treatment after consuming vodka was just nine years old, according to police who are growing concerned about pre-teens drin...

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

Marc Paterson | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.

Laid Bare, How Thousands Of Domestic Violence Victims Are 'Let Down' By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

Thousands of domestic violence victims are being failed by police forces across England and Wales due to "alarming and unacceptable weaknesses" in the...

British Teenage Girl Dead After 'Shooting' Of US Police Officer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

A British teenager has died after she and her American boyfriend allegedly shot dead a US police officer. According to US reports Alex Hollinghurst...