UK Police

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...

British Businesswoman Allegedly Raped In Luxury Hotel In Egypt

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK

Police in the UK are assisting the investigation into the alleged rape of a British businesswoman in a luxury hotel in Egypt. The woman, aged in her 4...

Police Reveal New Lines Of Inquiry In Missing Chef Case

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence are seeking to trace two men and two vehicles seen near her home. Senior officers ha...

'Bones' Found Next-Door To Rose West's Childhood Home

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Bones have been recovered by police from the house next-door to serial killer Rose West's childhood home, after its owner found them while cleaning ou...

Jessica Elgot

Boris Buries Bad News On Budget Day | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has announced he will endorse the use of a water cannon by the Metropolitan Police, prompting outcry from opponents that the Mayor used ...

Warning For Pet Owners After 3 Dogs Are Killed By Poisoned Meat In North London Park

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

Dog owners are being urged to be vigilant after three canines were killed by eating poison in a north London park. Two bull Lurchers and a Springe...

Man Charged With Pensioner's Murder More Than 10 Years Ago

PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

A man has been charged with murdering a pensioner more than a decade ago. Patrick Curran, 38, is accused of killing 74-year-old Joan Roddam, who wa...

Man Fined For Attacking Cardboard Copper

The Huffington Post UK/ Essex News | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

A man has been fined after attacking a cardboard policeman. The bizarre assault happened in a Tesco petrol station forecourt in Basildon, Essex, e...

'We Need To Talk': Police Leave Chipper Note After Cannabis Raid

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

When nobody was home at a suspected drug den, police kicked in the door, confiscated a crop of cannabis plants and left a friendly little note for the...

Met Police 'Strip-Search Thousands Of Children'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

More than 4,500 children have been strip searched by the Metropolitan Police over the last five years, figures show. Some 4,638 children between th...

BNP Leader's Bodyguard Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK

One of the bodyguards of British National Party leader Nick Griffin has been arrested in Merseyside. Martin Reynolds, 46, was taken into police cus...

Seaside Horror As Man Killed By Police Car

PA | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

A pedestrian has been killed by a police car in a seaside town. The man was struck on the A259 at White Rock, at the junction with the A21 Havelock...

This Is The Moment A Policeman Repeatedly Punched A Woman In The Face

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

A policeman who punched a suspected shoplifter in the head before pinning her to the ground has been sentenced to a community order - after a judge de...

Why Muslims in Birmingham Feel Like a 'Suspect' Community

Imran Awan | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK
Imran Awan

As I walk down some of the most vibrant and lively neighbourhoods in Birmingham I can feel a sense of unease and suspicion from the locals. Made up of a large South Asian population, the people of Alum Rock, Sparkbrook, Small Heath and Washwood heath tell me of a 'them' versus 'us' culture.

Our Attitude to Violence Against Women

Bob Morgan | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Bob Morgan

Perhaps there is a clue about attitudes to domestic violence and the killing of women in the recent Paddy Power advert offering money back on all bets if Oscar Pistorius - the South African athlete - walks free from court. There is no doubt that Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, to death - the trial is about his motive for doing it.

Family Dogs Put Down Following Baby's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Two dogs, an Alaskan Malamute and a dog, and collie-cross breed have been put down following the death of a six-day-old girl, in her home in West Wale...

Police Treat Domestic Abuse Victims With 'Apathy And Hostility'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Police failures over domestic abuse are "breathtaking" and victims are often met with "apathy, disbelief and outright hostility from officers", a char...

Jayden Parkinson Died From 'Pressure To The Neck'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Teenager Jayden Parkinson, whose body was found in a freshly-disturbed grave, died from "pressure to the neck", police have revealed. The 17-year-o...

National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Hate Crime Model

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Politics
Ruth Jacobs

Based in Merseyside where he is Assistant Chief Constable for People Development, ACC Armitt sees first-hand the benefits to people in the sex trade, the police and the wider community of the hate crime approach... Here he explains why he advocates for the Merseyside model of policing prostitution.

Crimestoppers Hunt Down 'Boiler room' Fraudsters

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK

Four of the most wanted fraudsters suspected of operating scams from Spain against the UK public are being hunted by Crimestoppers. Working alongsi...

Teen Abducted And Raped For 12 Hours In Bishop Stortford

PA | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK

Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl who was forced into a vehicle and kept in an unknown location overnight. The teenag...