UK Police

Hunt For Sex Offender Police Fear May Have Attacked Again

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Police have launched a nationwide hunt for a convicted sex offender over fears he may have struck again. Dean Goodwin, 32, who has served prison se...

Democracy on Parole

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The recent elections of police commissioners in the UK, or more specifically in England and Wales, are a brilliant example of democratic stupidity. Wh...

Man Arrested After 'Brutal' Rape Of 11-Year-Old Schoolgirl

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

A man has been arrested over a sex attack on an 11-year-old girl who was dragged into a park and raped on her way home from school. The 26-year-ol...

Former Spy Mark Kennedy Sues Police For 'Failing To Stop Him Falling In Love'

The Guardian | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

A former spy is suing the Metropolitan police for failing to "protect" him from falling in love with one of the environmental activists whose movement...

Naked Whitehall Man Charged

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

The man who stripped naked on top of a statue in central London has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. Dan Motr...

Man Admits Assaulting Girl In Random Attack

PA | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

A man who punched a 16-year-old girl to the ground in an apparently random attack has admitted an assault charge, Scotland Yard said. Michael Ayoad...

Naked Man On Whitehall Statue Detained After Three Hour Stunt

The Huffington Post UK | Huff Post staff | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

A man who shocked bystanders by straddling a statue in central London whilst naked has been detained under the Mental Health Act. The man was seen ...

Toddler Killed In Norfolk Farm Accident

PA | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

A toddler has died after being hit by a truck on a farm. The emergency services were called to the scene in Kenninghall, Norfolk, on Thursday after...

'Reapply For My Job? No Thanks'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

A long-serving chief constable has dramatically quit on the day the newly elected Police Commissioner was sworn - after being told he must apply for h...

Man Charged After Alleged 'Random Attack' On Teen Girl

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

A man has been charged with assault in connection with an unprovoked attack on a teenage girl near her home, police said tonight. Michael Ayoade, 3...

Woman Headbutted At Rush Hour On Brixton Train

PA | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

A 40 year-old woman was headbutted on a busy commuter train in Brixton on Thursday morning by a man carrying a work bench. The woman needed treatme...

Man Arrested After 'Random Attack' On Teen Girl

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

A man has been arrested after a teenage girl was knocked unconscious and left sprawled across the pavement in an apparently random attack near her hom...

Murder Investigation Launched Into Harlow House Fire

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK

Detectives investigating a house fire which killed six members of the same family are treating the deaths as murder, police have said. Sabah Usmani...

Downing Street Must Learn to Harness the Crowd or Face Revolting Results

Mark Borkowski | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Borkowski

All of this is simply to highlight the power of the public and its cruelty. If the government is to create engagement between the police and the polis, it will need to engage in the first place - as failure to do so can lead to revolting results.

Policing Students: Mistakes Get Made

Jane Fae | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Fae

Look out London: the students are coming. Again. And if police and press reports of the last major student demonstration, back in 2010, are to be believed, a torrid time is on its way.

VIDEO: Brutal, Unprovoked Attack On Teen Girl By Unknown Thug

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

A 6ft thug who punched a teenage girl in the back of the head and knocked her to the ground unconscious is being hunted by police. The 16-year-old ...

'No Trousers And A Lorry Full Of Sheep'

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Tory MP who tweeted his shotgun-equipped bloodlust towards a "beautiful antlered stag" on Monday, was once found taking a lorry-load of sheep on a...

Police To Investigate Sir Cyril Smith Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Abuse claims surrounding the late MP Sir Cyril Smith will be investigated by Greater Manchester Police, the force confirmed on Wednesday morning. T...

M1 Chaos As Car Transporter Sheds Its Load.. Of Cars

PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Drivers using a motorway had a lucky escape when a car transporter lorry flipped over leaving wrecked vehicles dotted across the carriageway. One o...

Drug Baron's Wife Loses Fight To Keep Home

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

The wife of a jailed drugs baron who "turned a blind eye" to his activities has failed in a High Court bid to stop the matrimonial home being sold to ...

Young People Pay the Biggest Price for PCC Election Shambles

Antony Timlin | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Antony Timlin

Young people have a huge amount at stake when it comes to policing and criminal justice issues and until we effectively bring them into the debate many of the issues we currently see will remain.

Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson And Three Others Charged Over Payments Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will be charged as part of the investigation ...

4,700 Met Police Jobs Under Threat

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

The Metropolitan Police is planning to cut 3,500 civilian roles and 1,200 posts of the rank of sergeant and above. The force is proposing the move ...

Trick Or Treat Or Cocaine?

PA | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK

Updated: 16:38 19/11/12 - details of sentencing A man who mistakenly handed bags of cocaine instead of sweets to a police officer's children out tr...

Learning lessons From the PCC Elections 2012

Tom Scholes-Fogg | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Scholes-Fogg

If in 2016 England and Wales still has police and crime commissioners the government of the day must learn lessons from PCC 2012. The ultimate aim of an election must be to increase participation and debate.