UK Police

The Law Is Failing Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Rhea Gargour

Our criminal justice system is currently failing victims of domestic violence. There are substantial gaps in the law that allow abusers to evade justice and enforce the view that unless there are bruises, the perpetrator hasn't done anything wrong.

A Labour Government Would Make Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls a Priority

Yvette Cooper | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics
Yvette Cooper

I am particularly worried about the justice gap and the lack of action when it comes to violence against women. Not only have prosecutions and convictions fallen at a time when reported crimes are going up, there is a growing use of community resolutions which are just inappropriate for serious crimes. Much as the Home Office like to tell us this is OK, it isn't.

Neighbourhood Policing Under Threat

Jack Dromey | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jack Dromey

The Police Service of England and Wales is suffering the biggest cuts of any in Europe. Police Forces are being asked to do more with less. Almost 16,000 police officers have already gone and the police workforce will have reduced by 34,000 by the time of the General Election. With the thin blue line stretched ever thinner, the public is seeing ever fewer Bobbies on the beat.

Policing in the UK: Walking a Thin Blue Tightrope

Rob McDowall | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

Make no mistake, I am all for ensuring the police service isn't top heavy and is more able to respond to the ever changing needs of those it serves, but I would plead with the next Government to think hard about what policing means to the British public and encourage them to move quickly away from thinking about policing purely in the terms of numbers and figures.

Police Need Amnesty To Speak Out on Westminster 'Paedo Network'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Former police officers should be given an amnesty to allow them to speak out without fear about what they knew of paedophile networks operating in Wes...

Two Charged Over Moped Smash-And-Grab At Dorchester Hotel

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

Two men have been charged by detectives investigating a smash and grab raid by a moped gang on the Dorchester Hotel. Unemployed brothers Reed Rober...

Alps Murders: Ex-Husband Of Woman Died On The Same Day

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK

Detectives investigating the killing of a British engineer and his family in the Alps have revealed his wife was previously married to a man who died ...

Police Hunt Fake 'Good Samaritan' Who Mugged Bleeding Motorcyclist For £40

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

A badly injured motorcyclist has been mugged by a thief who pretended to give him first aid, when he was in fact stealing cash. The fake "good Sama...

Surely This Lorry Driver Can't Blame His Sat Nav For This...

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK

A lorry driver has got his truck stuck down a narrow country lane after following his sat nav, said police. Officers from Hertfordshire Police arri...

Water Piss-tol: Cyclist Gets Squirted With Urine By Motorists Posing For Directions

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK

A cyclist was squirted in the face with urine from a water pistol after stopping to help a car driver with directions, police said on Friday. The A...

Police Issue E-Fit Of Man Wanted For Questioning Over Killing Of Saudi Arabian Student

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Police investigating the stabbing of a Saudi Arabian student have released an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to. Nahid Almanea, 31, ...

School Girl Killed As Car Collides With Group Of Pedestrians In Oxfordshire

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

A teenage school girl has been killed and three other pedestrians injured in a collision with a car today. The crash happened just after 8am in Cur...

Woman Dials 999 After Being Called Ugly

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

A woman rang Greater Manchester Police, using the same number people use to get hold of the emergency services in life and death situations, to compla...

Woman's Decomposed Body Found After Six Years

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

The badly decomposed body of a woman has been found six years after she died, after a bailiff, estate agent and two locksmiths broke into the ground f...

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Make Assumptions About Gender and Domestic Violence

Suzi Godson | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

More women than men experience domestic violence, but the gap is not as wide as you might think. In the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales, 1.2 million (7%) women and 800,000 (5%) men reported having experienced any type of domestic abuse in the last year. This means that for every five victims of domestic violence, three will be female and two will be male.

People Are Going To Be Taught What Cannabis Smells Like

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Scratch and sniff cards loaded with the smell of cannabis are being handed out in 17 police forces across England and Wales. The idea is to educat...

Social Media Crime Is Presenting Police With A 'Real Problem'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Social media is representing "a real problem" for police, a senior officer has warned as it emerged online crime is taking up "at least half" of front...

Longest Day Of The Year Obviously Means More Hours To Get Arrested

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK

More than 30,000 people have celebrated the summer solstice at Stonehenge - the first since a £27 million transformation of the site. The summer s...

Ian Wright's MBE Stolen After Robbers 'Threatened To Cut Off Kids' Fingers'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Former England footballer Ian Wright has revealed his MBE was among treasured memorabilia stolen by masked raiders who held a knife to his wife's thro...

Madeleine McCann Police End Search Of Scrubland

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

Police in Portugal investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have finished their first search of an area of scrubland in Praia da Luz. Fo...

Jack Sommers

Double Standards? A Tale Of Two Police Racism Complaints | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK

One police officer was accused of calling a man "a black bastard". Another was accused of racially abusing a black woman. The first was let off whe...

Commissioner Sorry For 'Car Crash' Doc, But STILL Won't Resign £85,000 Post

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Beleaguered police and crime commissioner Ann Barnes has apologised for refusing to give up her £85,000 post after a mortifying fly-on-the-wall docum...

Brother Bruce Dismisses Claims Against 'Octopus' Rolf Harris

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris' 90-year-old brother Bruce has dismissed claims his sibling groped a make-up artist so often she dubbed him an "octopus" as a "ridiculous"...

Stop Search - Less of Them, Targeted and With Outcomes or the Damage Will Continue

Nick Glynn | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Glynn

In her announcement to Parliament last month the Home Secretary, Theresa May recognised that the misuse of stop and search is "unfair, particularly to young black men". Organisations like StopWatchUK, Open Society and the Runnymede Trust have been saying this for years, so what has changed?

Online Bullying: The Rise of a Depressing Blight

Simon Mack | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Mack

The media spotlight is shining it's fleeting beam onto the subject of online bullying once again. A recent release of Police information shows an increase in the number of investigations carried out into perpetrators of cyber abuse.