UK Police

Headteacher Killed In Fire Engine Collision

PA | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

A motorist killed after her car was in collision with a fire engine as it travelled to the scene of another fatal road crash was a local headteacher, ...

Mother And Two Children 'Gassed With Toxic Substance'

PA | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK

A mother and her two daughters are believed to have died in a chemical poisoning at their home. The woman, named in reports as Heena Solanki, 34, w...

Unexplained Deaths Of Woman, Two Young Girls In Ruislip

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

A woman and two children have been found dead at a house on a quiet street in Ruislip, with the deaths currently being treated as "unexplained" by pol...

Two Arrested Over Pizza Shop Murder

PA | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a pizza takeaway shop. The 30-year-old man was found unconscious in the takea...

Welsh Plant At Centre Of Horse Meat Scandal Forced To Close

PA | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK

A meat plant which was at the centre of the horse meat scandal has been forced to close over food safety concerns, the Food Standards Authority said. ...

Cop Who Wished Thatcher 'Painful And Degrading' Death Quits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK

A serving police officer who posted offensive messages online following Baroness Thatcher's death has resigned. Sergeant Jeremy Scott, who worked i...

Heathrow Stowaway Who Fell Onto London Street Finally Identified

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Police have identified a man whose body fell from the undercarriage of a plane last year. Jose Matada, aged 30, was found in Portman Avenue, Mortla...

Five Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder After Body Found Near Car

PA | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Two women and three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a man's body near a car. Police were alerted after the...

Why Has A Flock Of Sheep Been Arrested?

PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Police seized a flock of sheep after the owners continually let them roam free. A shepherd and two sheepdogs were called in by police to help round...

One Mile Away - The Crime Wave That Ebbed Away

Penelope Gibbs | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Penelope Gibbs

England is a divided country, divided even in communities who have almost everything in common.

Paris Brown Quits Over Hate Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Britain's first youth crime commissioner Paris Brown is stepping down from the role following the publication of messages she wrote on Twitter, she ha...

Balancing Privacy and Safety in Children's Homes

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

A new protocol between Ofsted, police, local authorities and the Office of the Children's Commissioner on sharing information about children's homes gives opportunity to a new good-faith collaboration characterised by transparency.

Paris Brown's Tweets To Be Investigated By Police Force Which Employs Her

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

Social media messages written by Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner are being investigated by the force that employs her, following c...

Forget About Paris Brown, the Police Are Good Tweeters

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Another police-Twitter scandal over the weekend. The feed of 17 year old Paris Brown, the first Youth Police and Crime Commissioner, contained some pretty stupid things she'd tweeted a couple of years ago. This is a new genre of story: public-servant-said-something-silly-on-Twitter.

Are Police Recruiters Setting the Bar Too Low?

Richard Taylor | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK
Richard Taylor

When I graduated from university I decided to join the police. It came to me as a sort of epiphany. Several weeks earlier I had begun a new role as a ...

PC Who Is Suing Garage Owner Over Kerb Trip...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

The PC who is suing a garage owner after she tripped on a kerb is also suing her own police force. Kelly Jones is taking legal action against Norfo...

Toddler Dies Of Injuries After Devon House Fire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A three-year-old boy has died of his injuries following a house fire which also killed two teenagers, police said. The child was being treated at F...

Two Teenagers Die After House Fire

PA | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

Two teenagers have died in hospital following a fire which ripped through a house with eight people inside, police said. A three-year-old boy remai...

'A 999 Call Does Not Mean Anything Goes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Lawyers representing the police officer suing a petrol station owner after tripping on a kerb while attending a suspected break-in have argued that "a...

Cautions for Serious and Repeat Offenders Under Review

Damian Green | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Green

Serious and repeat criminals should not expect to escape with a caution and the public and victims have a right to expect such people who have committed a crime to be brought before a court.

Driver Becomes First To Be Charged In Jimmy Savile Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

A driver is to be charged with five sex offences as part of the investigation triggered by allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile. David Smith i...

Government 'Worried' That Serious Criminals Are Escaping Court

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

The government has ordered a review into the use of police cautions amid fears that too many criminals are avoiding court. Justice Secretary Chris ...

Kerb Trip Copper Presses Ahead With Legal Claim

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

A police officer is going ahead with legal action against a petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb while attending a suspected break-in, des...

Police Chief 'Disappointed' Over Kerb Trip Lawsuit

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

A police chief has said he is "disappointed" one of his officers is attempting to sue a petrol station after she reportedly tripped on a kerb while at...

PC Trips On Petrol Station Kerb During 'Burglary' Call...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK

A petrol station owner who phoned police when he thought he was being burgled is being sued by one of the attending officers because she tripped on a ...