UK Police

Unwritten Rules of the Road

Amanda Walters | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

We all know our Highway Code, else we wouldn't be driving. There are also unwritten rules of the road though that we should all be aware of, in order to promote "happy drivers". These rules will serve as a reminder of common sense and courtesy that will keep you from being "that guy"

Councillor To Be Investigated By Police After Comparing Disabled Children To Deformed Lambs

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK

Police are to investigate Cornish councillor Collin Brewer after he compared disabled children to deformed lambs. Collin Brewer, who was re-elected...

Life Sentence For Tia Sharp Killer Stuart Hazell

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

Stuart Hazell, murderer of the schoolgirl Tia Sharp who was left in his care, has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 38 years after finally a...

How Many Police Do You Need To Escort A Mobility Scooter?

PA | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK

Police have defended using a convoy of patrol cars to escort a mobility scooter being ridden by a police community support officer (PCSO). The bugg...

Mental Health Must Be Core Business for the Met Police

Paul Farmer | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK
Paul Farmer

We found that in many cases people felt the police didn't understand mental health or its implications for how to handle an incident. We heard of a lack of empathy, respect or compassion, which has damaged relationships between individuals and the police.

16-Year-Old Gunned Down In Luton

PA | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK

A £1,000 reward is being offered after a 16-year-old boy was left in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back. The teenager wa...

Man Found Dead On Towan Beach

PA | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

An investigation was under way following the death of a tourist on a popular beach on Saturday. The man, who was in his early thirties, was found u...

Swansea Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

A 23-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man on Saturday, police said. The victim, who has not been na...

Luton Shooting Hospitalises Teenager

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

A 16-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back. The teenager was gunned down shortly before 4am on Saturday i...

Mother Dies, Daughter Gravely Injured After Being Found In Premier In Hotel Room

PA | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

A woman has died and her daughter is critically ill in hospital after they were found injured at a hotel. A guest at the Premier Inn in Greenock, I...

'Come On A Date With Me, So My Mate Can Burgle Your House'

PA | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

A thief who took a woman out on a first date so a friend could burgle her house has been jailed. Hamza Islam - formerly known as Leon Powles - repe...

'Missed Opportunities' To Catch Savile

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

A report which concluded there is no evidence Jimmy Savile was protected by police officers reveals "yet more potential missed opportunities" to catch...

Introducing CAASE, A New Alliance Against On-Street Grooming and Child Sexual Abuse

Nick Lowles | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Nick Lowles

Our aims are simple. We want to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation, via education and campaigning across all communities. We want to encourage reporting and promote services to help vulnerable young people. We want to produce training kits and background fact-sheets for faith and community leaders, so they can speak out with knowledge and confidence.

Ohio Kidnap Victim Amanda Berry's Daughter Jocelyn, 6, ‘Is Healthy, Happy & Eating Ice Lollies'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK

A six-year-old girl thought to have been born in the captivity of a trio of suspected kidnappers is “happy and healthy”, police say. Jocelyn, ...

Motherwell Striker's Assault Arrest After Player Of The Year Win

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Sport

Footballer Michael Higdon has been arrested over an alleged assault at a nightclub hours after being crowned Scotland's Player of the Year. The 29-...

Crime Is Falling - But Have We Noticed?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

What does appear to be clear beyond reasonable doubt is that crime in this country is falling. It's falling in some other countries too, but the decline is particularly marked in Britain. Crime in England and Wales has halved since the 1990s, including an 8% fall in a single year.

Father And Daughter 'Died In Favourite Place, On A Gloriously Sunny Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A father of four who was killed in a speedboat accident along with his eight-year-old daughter was an "extremely loving father, husband, son and broth...

Deputy Speaker Says Allegations 'False' After Being Bailed After Arrest For Suspected Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans said on Sunday that allegations he raped one man and sexually assaulted another are "completely false". In...

Deputy Speaker Bailed After Arrest For Suspected Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

Deputy House of Commons Speaker and Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of rape. The Ribble Valley...

Deputy Speaker Arrested For Suspected Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

Deputy House of Commons Speaker and Conservative MP Nigel Evans has been arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, sources said. A spokesma...

Pregnant Woman Injured In Car Crash

PA | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK

A heavily pregnant woman whose baby had to be delivered by emergency caesarian section after a car crash is fighting for her life, police said. Sev...

Victims To Sue Stuart Hall Over Sexual Assaults

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

Victims of shamed veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall are pursuing civil action after he admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls. The BBC star, who sho...

Cops In Flip Flops

Solent News | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

A police officer and a PCSO were spotted making the most of the warm weather as they donned bright pink flip-flops to walk their beat. Sergeant Ri...

My Life as a Young Black Man

Penny Woolcock | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics
Penny Woolcock

What happened when those jobs disappeared? In true entrepreneurial Thatcherite spirit, they were replaced by robbing and drug dealing. Bankers, speculators and hedge fund managers got rich, pharmaceutical companies made a killing out of producing addictive anti-depressants.

GUILTY: Stuart Hall Admits Indecent Assaults Of 13 Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged nine. Hall, 83, entered the guilty pleas last mo...