UK Police

Forget About Paris Brown, the Police Are Good Tweeters

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Another police-Twitter scandal over the weekend. The feed of 17 year old Paris Brown, the first Youth Police and Crime Commissioner, contained some pretty stupid things she'd tweeted a couple of years ago. This is a new genre of story: public-servant-said-something-silly-on-Twitter.

Are Police Recruiters Setting the Bar Too Low?

Richard Taylor | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK
Richard Taylor

When I graduated from university I decided to join the police. It came to me as a sort of epiphany. Several weeks earlier I had begun a new role as a ...

PC Who Is Suing Garage Owner Over Kerb Trip...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

The PC who is suing a garage owner after she tripped on a kerb is also suing her own police force. Kelly Jones is taking legal action against Norfo...

Toddler Dies Of Injuries After Devon House Fire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

A three-year-old boy has died of his injuries following a house fire which also killed two teenagers, police said. The child was being treated at F...

Two Teenagers Die After House Fire

PA | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

Two teenagers have died in hospital following a fire which ripped through a house with eight people inside, police said. A three-year-old boy remai...

'A 999 Call Does Not Mean Anything Goes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Lawyers representing the police officer suing a petrol station owner after tripping on a kerb while attending a suspected break-in have argued that "a...

Cautions for Serious and Repeat Offenders Under Review

Damian Green | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Damian Green

Serious and repeat criminals should not expect to escape with a caution and the public and victims have a right to expect such people who have committed a crime to be brought before a court.

Driver Becomes First To Be Charged In Jimmy Savile Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

A driver is to be charged with five sex offences as part of the investigation triggered by allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile. David Smith i...

Government 'Worried' That Serious Criminals Are Escaping Court

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

The government has ordered a review into the use of police cautions amid fears that too many criminals are avoiding court. Justice Secretary Chris ...

Kerb Trip Copper Presses Ahead With Legal Claim

PA | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

A police officer is going ahead with legal action against a petrol station owner after she tripped on a kerb while attending a suspected break-in, des...

Police Chief 'Disappointed' Over Kerb Trip Lawsuit

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

A police chief has said he is "disappointed" one of his officers is attempting to sue a petrol station after she reportedly tripped on a kerb while at...

PC Trips On Petrol Station Kerb During 'Burglary' Call...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK

A petrol station owner who phoned police when he thought he was being burgled is being sued by one of the attending officers because she tripped on a ...

Ice Cream Tub With Human Placenta Found By Dog Walker

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

An ice cream tub believed to contain human placenta has been found by a dog walker. The discovery was made on a footpath near Tooting Bec Athletics...

Security Tight At Wildlife Parks After Rhino Poaching Tip Off

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Wildlife parks in south-east England are on high-alert after a tip off about a plot to hunt rhinos. Poachers in Africa regularly shoot rhinos to ma...

Women Accused Of 'Abandoning' Toddler In Street

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

A woman has been charged with child neglect after a toddler was found abandoned in a pram in the street. The two-and-a-half-year-old girl was disco...

Security Tight For Boat Race To Ensure No Repeat Of Protest

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

Royal Marines will be stationed in inflatable boats along the length of the Boat Race course on Sunday to ensure the event is not disrupted by another...

Man And Woman Held On Suspicion Of Breeding Dangerous Dogs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

A woman and a man have been arrested in Devon on suspicion of breeding of illegal Pit Bull Type dogs. Police seized four dogs from the address in t...

Jimmy Savile Police Arrest 82-Year-Old From Berkshire

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

An 82-year-old man from Berkshire has been arrested on suspicion of sexual offences as part of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse investigation, the Metropoli...

Police Appeal After Toddler Found Abandoned In Pram

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Police are appealing for help after a young girl was found abandoned in a pram in Carlisle. The child, believed to be about three, was found at abo...

Police Shoot 'Aggressive' Cow In Lincolnshire Primary School Car Park

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

A police force has defended its actions after coming under fire for shooting dead an "aggressive" Belgian blue cow in a primary school car park. Li...

Children Going Missing - New Guidance Getting the Message

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

Going missing can be a symptom of issues in need of attention. A message from the young person has not been picked up, communication has broken down. We need to understand what it is that this young person is telling us now and probably has been trying to tell us for some time.

Former Top Cop 'Tried To Protect His Own Position' Over Hillsborough Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

A former chief constable has a case to answer for gross misconduct in the wake of the Hillsborough revelations - but he will avoid disciplinary procee...

'Tell Parents When 17-Year-Olds Are Arrested'

PA | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

The families of two 17-year-old boys who killed themselves after being arrested are delivering a petition to Downing Street, calling for a change in t...

Boyfriend Tells Of Grief Over Jade Anderson Death

PA | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

The boyfriend of a schoolgirl apparently mauled to death by a pack of dogs has spoken of his grief. Josh Pheasey, 13, said Jade Anderson was "a bea...

Police 'Not Jumping To Conclusions' Over Jade Anderson's Death

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

The death of a schoolgirl apparently savaged by a pack of dogs may not lead to a criminal prosecution, it has emerged. Police investigating the dea...