UK Police

'Extremely Worrying' Mental Health Figures Released

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

The rise in the number of mentally ill people sectioned while in police custody or while in hospital has been described as "extremely worrying" by cam...

What are the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections About?

Vera Baird QC | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Vera Baird QC

These elections can bring new policing horizons and Labour should fight them keenly.

No Voting Rights, But What CAN You Do In Prison?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

The debate over whether or not prisoners should get the vote has hit the headlines, amid a political row over the topic. While David Cameron has ...

It's Time to Give Some Prisoners the Right to Vote

Denis MacShane | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

The government is right to suggest some compromise on the issue of prisoners' voting rights and sensible MPs should support this.

Nick Griffin's 'right to discriminate'

James Woods | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
James Woods

While I support the right to free speech and feel that should be protected from the street to the World Wide Web, I believe we have no right to discriminate against anyone for any matter, especially when it can effect the discriminated and inflame stereotypes further, which only holds back the positive progression of society and humanity.

Actor Arrested Over Alleged Sex Attacks

PA | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

A television actor has been charged with sex attacks on a 14-year-old boy at a theatre and a school. The performer, who police have not publicly na...

Nine Charged With Child Sex Offences In Rochdale

PA | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

Nine men have been charged following an investigation into child sexual exploitation, police said. The charges relate to offences committed separat...

Top Cop 'Should Quit' Over Hillsborough

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison should stand down now, according to the man who chaired his police authority until a fortnight ago....

Ex-Scout Leader Jailed Over Child Porn Charges

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

A former scout leader has been jailed after nearly 100,000 indecent images of young boys were found on his computer. Peter Murphy, 46, of Southdown...

Woman Jailed for 'Disturbing Attack' On Epileptic With Hot Iron And Cigarette

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

A woman has been jailed for six and a half years for scarring an epilepsy sufferer with a hot iron in a "nasty example of bullying and humiliation". ...

Oxford Street Stabbing Trial Begins

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

A teenager was stabbed to death in the middle of Britain's busiest shopping street during the Boxing Day sales, a court heard on Tuesday. Seydou Di...

'Hillsborough Police Chief Boasted About Plot To Fit Up Liverpool Fans'

Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Sir Norman Bettison boasted about a plot to "fit up the Liverpool fans" in the wake of the Hillsborough tragedy, an MP has claimed during in a House o...

Inciting the Fear of Crime for Political Reasons

Bob Morgan | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The fear of crime blights society more than actual crime. Putting images of violent crimes into people's homes to try to get them interested in the police commissioners elections will only increase that fear.

Learning lessons from Hillsborough and Orgreave

Vera Baird QC | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics
Vera Baird QC

The other side of the police has been exposed by the shocking revelations about Hillsborough, both in failing to prevent a disaster waiting to happen and later dishonestly concealing the truth.

Jailed After Just THREE Days

PA | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Sport

A football fan was jailed for 16 weeks today after he admitted attacking a goalkeeper during a televised football match. Aaron Cawley, 21, from Che...

Jailed After Just THREE Days

PA | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Sport

A football fan was jailed for 16 weeks today after he admitted attacking a goalkeeper during a televised football match. Aaron Cawley, 21, from Che...

'Why Are They Focusing On The Family?'

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

A close relative of one of the French Alps shooting victims has criticised the French police's handling of the investigation, claiming that his family...

Christopher Halliwell's Daughter Urges Killer To Confess To Second Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Taxi driver Christopher Halliwell has been urged by his daughter to give the family of a second woman he killed "justice" over her murder, as a police...

Cardiff Hit-And-Run Suspect Remanded In Custody

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Matthew Tvrdon has been remanded in custody after appearing at Cardiff Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of Karina Menzies and 13 counts of a...

Hillsborough Police Probe Powers Call

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Labour will today call for powers to compel police officers to give evidence to an inquiry into the alleged Hillsborough cover-up. It comes amid cl...

Man In Court Charged With Murder After Hit And Run Rampage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

A man will appear in court on Monday charged with murder and 13 counts of attempted murder after a series of hit and runs in Cardiff. The 31-year-o...

Gove Compares Plebgate With Rashomon

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has supported Andrew Mitchell over 'plebgate' by invoking a 1950s Japanese film in which four people have different recollections of the ...

The Road to Hell - My Defence of Sexist, Racist and (Yes Certainly) Rape Jokes

John Fleming | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Banning any jokes about anything is a bad idea. Trying to get comedy club owners to ban comedians who (they believe) tell or have told or may tell 'rape jokes' is not just a bad idea, it is actively dangerous. Where does the censorship end?

'She Died To Save Her Children'

PA | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

The brother of a woman killed in the Cardiff hit-and-run rampage today paid tribute to her as a heroine who sacrificed her own life to save her childr...

'We'll All Be Lost Without Her'

PA | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Murder squad detectives are continuing to question a 31-year-old man over a fatal hit-and-run rampage as nine victims remained in hospital. A speci...