South Yorkshire Police

Police Branded 'Inept' Over Cliff Raid

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

An under-fire police force has been branded "inept" by a group of MPs over its handling of a highly-publicised raid on the home of pop star Sir Cliff ...

Charlotte Meredith

Why Britain Is Facing 'One Of The Most Worrying Periods Of Right-Wing Extremism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

The threat from far-right extremism is growing in the UK, a senior Home Office adviser warned today, with Islamophobia escalating in the wake of Islam...

Police Commissioner Finally Stands Down Over Child Abuse Scandal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

Shaun Wright has stepped down as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal, his ...

Chief Constable Apologises Over 'Insensitive' Cliff Raid

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK

The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has apologised to pop star Sir Cliff Richard if the force was "insensitive" about the search of his home...

So This Is How Rotherham Council Tried To Spin Claims It Failed To Prevent 'Appalling' Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK

The council at the centre of a scandal over the "appalling" abuse of children that it failed to prevent has been accused of "jaw dropping" spin over t...

Did Political Correctness Really Stop The Rotherham Abusers Being Caught?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

Media coverage of the systemic sexual abuse of 1,400 children over 16 years in Rotherham has honed in on one aspect - the claim that the perpetrators...

Police Commissioner's Resignation Over Rotherham Now Looks Inevitable

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

The resignation of Shaun Wright, the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), now looks inevitable after his own party said he should quit...

Police Chief Told To Resign Over 'Appalling' Child Abuse

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has been urged to resign over the failings of Rotherham Council which saw up to 1,400 children e...

Doused In Petrol And Threatened To Be Set Alight

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

One young Rotherham victim was trafficked for sex to Leeds, Bradford and Sheffield by the time she was 15 years old and was doused in petrol and threa...

Police Apology After Revelations That 1,400 Children Suffered 'Appalling' Abuse In Rotherham

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has apologised for the failings of Rotherham Council during the time he served as a senior membe...

Children 'Made To Watch Brutally-Violent Rapes In Appalling Abuse'

PA | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one town over a 16-year period, according to a report which concluded: "It is hard to describe the ap...

Cliff Richard Interviewed By Police

PA | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

Sir Cliff Richard has been interviewed under caution by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy. Th...

BBC Chief Responds To Cliff Richard Police Complaint

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK

BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations, Director ...

Heat On BBC As Top Politicians Slam Cliff Richard Raid Leak

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK

South Yorkshire Police has complained to the BBC and accused it of breaching its own editorial guidelines after the broadcaster found out about a sear...

Man Held After 'Explosives' Found

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK

A 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing explosives following concerns that prompted the evacuation of around 50 homes. South...

Hillsborough Survivors Speak Of 'Intimidation' By Police

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK

Hillsborough survivors have spoken of how they were "scared and intimidated" by officers from the force tasked to independently investigate the footba...

Shopkeeper Dies In Suspected Machete Attack

PA | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

A murder investigation was launched after a shopkeeper died following an attack which left another man seriously injured on Tuesday. South Yorkshir...

Paedo Who Groomed Teen Boys Online Had HIV, Police Reveal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

A prolific paedophile who groomed vulnerable teenage boys online with an accomplice before filming their sexual abuse is HIV positive, it has been rev...

Hillsborough Inquest: Police Film 'Doctored'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Sport

Footage of the Hillsborough tragedy could have been doctored, it has emerged. Pete Weatherby QC, representing 21 victims' families, told the pre-in...

Hillsborough Investigators Uncover More Notebooks.. And Altered Statements

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK

Investigators looking into the Hillsborough disaster have revealed that another 74 police statements may have been altered, and that 90 new police poc...

Mystery Over Missing 14-Year-Old Girl In Sheffield

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

The disappearance of a 14-year-old girl in Sheffield has left police baffled, with officers admitting they do not know why she has gone missing. Ad...

'A Holiday Flat And Gym For Officers'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

Police chiefs wanted to splash money intended for Hillsborough victims' families on a holiday flat and gym equipment for officers, it has been reveale...

Missing Teenager Found Safe And Well

PA | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Missing 13-year-old Erika Kacicova has been found "safe and well" in Bradford city centre, South Yorkshire Police said on Monday evening. The 13-ye...

Erika Kacicova Update: Man, 37 Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Abduction

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

A 37-year-old man was arrested today on suspicion of child abduction following the disappearance of Erika Kacicova, 13, South Yorkshire Police said to...

Man Bailed Over Missing Erika Kacicova

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

A man arrested on suspicion of abducting a missing 13-year-old girl has been bailed. Erika Kacicova was last seen on Monday afternoon when she left...