UK Police

How Drunk Tanks - Or Sobering Centres - Could Help the Police and Our NHS

Charlotte McLeod | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Charlotte McLeod

The drain on our NHS resources for dealing with inebriated people exceeds £2.7billion every year. Why should our doctors and nurses have to deal with aggressive or paralytic drunks night after night, when their skills should be utilized for patients who genuinely need their care? Why should our police have to undertake double shifts to watch over drunks for 24 hours in a cell?

Body Pulled From Canal In Manchester's Gay Village

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found floating in a canal in Manchester’s Gay Village. Officers were called at around 4pm o...

SEIZED: One £400,000 Lamborghini

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

A £400,000 lurid orange Lamborghini has been seized by police during a crackdown on uninsured cars. The Lamborghini Aventador - which does 0-62mph...

What's in a Uniform!

Clive Norman | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Clive Norman

How can he in good conscience, stand there wearing a uniform he has no right to wear, then look into the eyes of the children who no longer have a mother or father because they wanted to help others.

"Changing the Game in Law Enforcement" - How Big Data Can Make the Difference

Joanne Taylor | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Tech
Joanne Taylor

If properly exploited, this 'big data' goldmine could provide valuable insight for the Police, allowing them to do more with less and helping drive efficiencies. Unfortunately, agencies are not exploiting the full value of the data they have.

Eerie Tales on the Mexican Border

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

Through the crowd of noise I pointed at my backpack and then at the border crossing. They seemed to understand and signalled for me to hurry. As the truck started to move forward, the forlorn eyes combed the desolate street, impaired by the relentless rain and the bumpy road.

Girl, 15, Is Raped By Car Driver

PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

A 15-year-old girl has been raped by a man who picked her up in his car after claiming that he knew her. The teenager was walking in Shilton Park, ...

Do Male Domestic Abuse Victims Get Arrested?

Bob Morgan | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Morgan

In the 80's the Police were very bad at dealing with domestic violence but as the years went by I think we became slightly better at it... However in one important way we failed almost entirely - that is in recognising and dealing with domestic violence against men.

Beverley Concannon Charged Over Jade Lomas-Anderson Dog Death

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK

The owner of four dogs that mauled a teenage girl to death has been charged with animal cruelty offences. Jade Lomas-Anderson, 14, died after she w...

Two Men Charged With Terrorism Offences

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK

Two men have been charged with terrorism and firearms offences after being stopped in Dover, Scotland Yard said on Sunday. Mohommod Hassin Nawaz, 2...

Abused Boy Daniel Pelka Was 'Invisible' To Schools, Medical Staff

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

Four-year-old Daniel Pelka's doctors, school staff and social workers missed countless opportunities to save him from the intolerable abuse at the han...

Police 'Sorry For Suffering' Of Innocent Christopher Jefferies

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK

Christopher Jefferies, the landlord wrongly arrested and vilified in connection with the killing of Joanna Yeates has received a highly unusual letter...

Locked Up for Being Mentally Ill

Lesa Walton | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK
Lesa Walton

I've just watched the Panorama programme, 'locked up for being ill'. It exposed the problem of mentally ill people being picked up by police and locked in cells as the only solution to their mental health crisis available!

Kate McCann To Attend Libel Case In Portugal

PA | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK

The mother of missing Madeleine McCann faces further agony today as she attends a Portuguese court for the start of the family's libel action against ...

Tasers Should Be Properly Regulated, Not Rolled Out

Kate Allen | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK
Kate Allen

This morning the Office of National Statistics revealed the long-delayed force-by-force breakdown of taser usage for 2010 and 2011. The figures make grim reading.

'It's Like A Very Sexist Meat Market'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

A police fitness test has been slammed for being conducted in conditions "like a sexist meat market." Drastic measures need to taken in order to i...

Man Who Spent Cancer Charity Money Raised For Children To Be Sentenced

PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

A man will be sentenced for stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from children's cancer charities, including one he set up to help his own son. ...

Bristol Football Derby Marred By Violence

PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Sport

The Bristol football derby was marred by violence and a pitch invasion. Mounted police were needed to clear Bristol City fans from the Ashton Gate ...

Northern Ireland Mortar 'Had Helicopter Target'

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A bid by dissident republicans to attack a police helicopter near the Irish border may have been foiled, it emerged tonight. A mortar device pointi...

Thief Tells Victims Who Fought Back To 'Get Some Manners'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A brazen thief had the audacity to tell his would-be victims they ought to "get some manners" after they bravely fought him off. Police are appeali...

Boy, 4, Dies After Holiday Swimming Pool Ordeal

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A four year old boy has died after nearly drowning in a swimming pool while on a family holiday. The child suffered a cardiac arrest after the inci...

Huge Spike In Legal High Deaths

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

The number of deaths involving so-called legal highs soared by 80% last year, official statistics have shown. Deaths linked to new psychoactive sub...

Spanish Mayor's Crude Gibraltar Pic Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

A Spanish mayor has been called a "fool" after posting a mocked-up picture of a Spanish invasion of Gibraltar on Facebook. Fransisco Perez Triguero...

Mosques Sent Porno DVDs With Offensive Images Of Prophet

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

An abusive DVD featuring images of porn, worms, rats, skulls and the face of the Prophet Mohammed has been sent to several London mosques, and is now ...

For Any Football Fans Heading to Brazil Next Year

Bytestories | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Sport

My wife is from Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) which has around 11 million passionate football fans who are mad about either Grêmio or Internacional. In case you do not know, Grêmio is where Ronaldinho got his initial break. While I was living there in the state's capital (Porto Alegre), I got a ticket to the "Grenal" which is the name given to the fiercely contested derby match...