UK Police

Moment Cashier Threatened With Meat Cleaver Caught On CCTV

SWNS | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

An armed robber wielding a meat cleaver was caught on CCTV - threatening to cut off a terrified woman’s arm. The masked man ran into a garage wit...

Royal Navy Submariner Admits Meeting 'Russian Agents'

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

A Royal Navy submariner has admitted meeting two people he thought were Russian secret agents to discuss the movements of British nuclear submarines. ...

'Traumatic' Petrol Station Hold-Up By Knife-Wielding Robbers - For £50

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A petrol station attendant was left traumatised after two armed robbers threatened her with a meat cleaver and a kitchen knife before stealing £50. ...

Man Arrested At Heathrow Over Syria Terror Offences

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

A 24-year-old man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of committing terrorism offences in Syria. The man was arrested by officers fr...

'Controlling' Husband Abducted, Tortured, Murdered And Buried Ex-Wife

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A controlling former husband has been jailed for life for kidnapping and murdering a woman who was snatched off a street as she walked to work. Vit...

Teacher Jeremy Forrest In Court Over Abduction Of Schoolgirl

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher has appeared in court via videolink charged with abducting a teenage girl and taking her to France. Jeremy Forrest, 30, was arrested in B...

Jeremy Forrest, Teacher Who Fled To France With Pupil, To Appear In Court

PA | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A teacher will appear in court via videolink today charged with abducting a teenage girl. Jeremy Forrest, 30, was arrested in Bordeaux in France on...

Pensioner Arrested By Savile Abuse Officers Is Bailed

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

A former BBC producer arrested as part of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation has been released on bail. 73-year-old Wilfred De'Ath was named ...

Would Having Elected Police Commissioners Have Prevented Hillsborough?

Bob Morgan | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

It is not as if politicians are more trusted than the police - a 2011 Ipsos Mori poll on which professions are most trusted - puts police well ahead of politicians in the list of those most trusted by the public. So we are putting people in charge of police who are less trusted by the public than the police themselves and this is meant to increase public confidence!

Savile Sex Abuse Officers Arrest Man In 70s

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Detectives investigating the Jimmy Savile sex abuse have arrested a man in his 70s. Officers arrested the suspect at 7.15am today at an address in ...

Schoolboy Jailed For Armed Robberies Disguised As Old Man

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

A schoolboy who wore a prosthetic disguise and hair pieces to carry out armed robberies has been sent to prison. Miles Alura, 16, disguised himself...

Three Die After Car And Lorry Collide In Hertfordshire

PA | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

Three men believed to be in their late teens and early 20s died after their car and an articulated lorry collided. A third person was taken to hosp...

Drowned Teen Was 'Our Shining Light'

PA | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

The family of a 13-year-old boy who was found dead in a ditch three days after he went missing have described him as "a shining light and a character ...

Man Jailed For Murder At Jessie J Gig

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

A graphic designer was jailed for a minimum of 14 years on Friday for killing a telephone executive with a broken bottle after a Jessie J gig. Ashl...

Jimmy Savile Chauffeur Bailed By Police

PA | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur has been released on bail after he was arrested over historic abuse allegations. Ray Teret was one of ...

House Fire Father Appeals For Information

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

A father who lost his family in a house fire in Essex has appealed for witnesses as police revealed the property was burgled on the night of the blaze...

WATCH: CCTV Shows Daring London Heist On Motorcycles

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

CCTV footage has revealed the terrifying moment that a group of six robbers smashed into a jewellery store in a north London shopping centre. Newly...

Government Cuts to the Women's Sector are Tantamount to State Discrimination

Natalie Gyte | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

Our system is broken; the power, the political capital, and the money resides at the top of a hierarchy. Meanwhile those in most need are further disempowered and pushed to the fringes of our society. Without funding the women's sector simply cannot provide lifesaving services to women in desperate need.

Human Remains Identified As Those Of Missing Vet

PA | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

Human remains found on the banks of a river have been identified as those of missing vet Catherine Gowing, police have said. The remains were found...

Scandal-prone Britain: What Can We Learn?

Joseph Hayman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Hayman

Why then have we seen so many scandals in different institutions in such quick succession? There is perhaps only one trend which runs through them all and which may help us to learn lessons for the future: in each instance, behaviours which were accepted within closed institutional circles were opened up to the public glare and did not stand up to scrutiny.

Restriction Measures For Terror Suspect 'CD' 'Justified', Says High Court

PA | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A terror suspect today failed in a bid to lift an order which limits his movement and access to mobiles phones - and forces him to wear a monitoring t...

Glasgow Gun-Death Police Officer Named As Constable Rod Gellatly

PA | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A police officer who died after a firearm was discharged at a city police station was named as Constable Rod Gellatly, 41. He was at Baird Street p...

Twitter Users Must Pay Ched Evans Rape Victim For Naming Her

PA | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

Nine people have each been ordered to pay a rape victim £624 in one of the first cases of its kind after they admitted revealing her identity on soci...

Officer Dead After Gun Fired At Glasgow Police Station

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A police officer has died after a firearm was discharged at a police station. Strathclyde Police said the incident took place at Baird Street Polic...

Britain On Alert After Torrential Rain, Snow And Blizzards

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Large parts of England and Wales remain on flood alert after torrential rain, snow and blizzards swept into the UK over the weekend. Heavy deluges ...