Police

Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Attack at Paris police HQ investigated as potential terror act

Attack at Paris police HQ investigated as potential terror act

Three police officers and another employee were killed at Paris' police headquarters in a knife attack.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Knife-wielding man kills three police officers in Paris

Knife-wielding man kills three police officers in Paris

The attacker, believed to be an employee at police headquarters in Paris, was later shot to death.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

PM criticised for using police as 'backdrop' to Brexit speech

Police chiefs and MPs have criticised Boris Johnson for having 35 new police recruits stand behind him in a speech about Brexit.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Number of Notting Hill Carnival police assaults ‘unacceptable’

Number of Notting Hill Carnival police assaults ‘unacceptable’

Police said 37 people were arrested for assaulting officers during the Notting Hill Carnival over the long weekend.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Second police force to equip frontline officers with Tasers

Second police force to equip frontline officers with Tasers

Durham Police has followed a move by Northamptonshire Police to offer all frontline officers the option to carry a Taser.

PC Andrew Harper: Accused killer faces January trial

PC Andrew Harper: Accused killer faces January trial

Jed Foster, the man accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper, is yet to enter his plea and will face trial in January.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

PC Andrew Harper: Police given more time to question suspects

PC Andrew Harper: Police given more time to question suspects

Detectives have been given another 24 hours to question 10 men and boys over the death of the Thames Valley police officer.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Leaders ‘devastated and appalled’ by police death

Leaders ‘devastated and appalled’ by police death

Political leaders have paid tribute to police officer Andrew Harper who died on duty in Berkshire.

Shop assistant caught stealing £16k from till

Shop assistant caught stealing £16k from till

A Boots shop assistant sentenced after being caught stealing more than £16,000 from the till.

Police officer killed attending burglary in Berkshire

Police officer killed attending burglary in Berkshire

A police officer has been killed while performing duties in Berkshire. Ten males have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Police officer admits stealing £200

Police officer admits stealing £200

A Metropolitan Police officer with 15 years’ experience has broken down in court as he admitted stealing £200.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Police officer charged with assault at pro-Brexit rally

Police officer charged with assault at pro-Brexit rally

A police officer has been stood down after he was charged with assault at a London rally staged by ‘yellow vest’ pro-Brexit activists.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Police told not to punish accusers in stalking cases

Police told not to punish accusers in stalking cases

Police have been told not to penalise those who say they are a victim of harassment after a teenager was murdered by her stalker.

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

Stab victim's mother: 'Peaky Blinders contributor to knife crime'

A mother has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that shows like Peaky Blinders contribute to the "negative imagery" influencing youngsters.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Friday, August 2, 2019

Policeman cleared of racial assault after dog bites traveller

Policeman cleared of racial assault after dog bites traveller

A police officer has been cleared of racially aggravated wounding after footage of his service dog biting a traveller was posted online.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Kit Malthouse calls for increase in stop and search

Kit Malthouse calls for increase in stop and search

He said a rise in knife crime can be combatted with an increase in stop and search in concert with Boris Johnson’s police recruiting drive.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Theresa May delivers £2 billion pay rise for public sector staff

Teachers and police officers are among those who can expect a pay rise in one of Theresa May’s final moves as Prime Minister.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

Boris Johnson: It will be a ‘stretch’ to meet police pledge

He has admitted it will be a “stretch” to meet his leadership campaign promise to boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

Priti Patel: ‘No reason why’ Johnson police pledge won’t work

She believes Boris Johnson can successfully boost police numbers by 20,000 within three years if he becomes Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

Boris Johnson plans £1.1bn spend to boost police numbers by 20,000

He pledged to boost police numbers by 20,000 in three years if he wins the leadership contest.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Armed police called to university over reports of student with gun

Armed police called to university over reports of student with gun

Armed police called to university over reports of student with gun

Armed police have been called to a university campus following reports of a student seen brandishing a handgun.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital was ‘an establishment cover up’

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital scandal ‘an establishment cover up’

Norman Lamb: Gosport hospital scandal ‘an establishment cover up’

Former Health Minister Norman Lamb has said that there was “an extraordinary establishment cover up” at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, as police begin a criminal investigation.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

CCTV of double rape suspect revealed

CCTV of double rape suspect revealed

CCTV of double rape suspect revealed

Detectives are seeking information about a rape suspect with a distinctive tattoo after releasing CCTV footage of him attempting to book a hotel room last week in the Watford area.

Rape victims told to hand over mobile phones

Rape complainants told to hand over mobile phones

Rape complainants told to hand over mobile phones

Rape complainants are being told they must hand over their mobile phones to police or risk prosecutions against their attackers not going ahead.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Police Brexit

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Keep Brexit protests 'restrained and respectful', police urge

Politicians should “think carefully” avoid inflaming the “incredibly febrile” atmosphere around Brexit, police chiefs have warned.

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

Legalising drugs would ‘significantly reduce’ street violence

The former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has said that legalising drugs would “significantly reduce” street violence.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Extra police could be drafted into Kent to tackle no-deal Brexit traffic

Extra police could be drafted into Kent to tackle no-deal Brexit traffic

Extra police could be drafted into Kent to tackle no-deal Brexit traffic

Up to 140 police officers a day could be drafted into Kent to deal with traffic congestion anticipated by the UK exiting the European Union without a deal.

Police dogs to receive awards for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs awarded 'animal OBE' for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs awarded 'animal OBE' for response to London terror attacks

Police dogs have been awarded what is described as an "animal OBE" for their response to the London terror attacks in 2017.

Police officer wins appeal against dismissal for using racial slurs

Police officer wins appeal against dismissal for using racial slurs

Police officer wins appeal against dismissal for using racial slurs

A police officer who was sacked for using racist language on a night out with colleagues has won an appeal against her dismissal.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Claiming a theological basis against trans people is highly questionable’

Peter Tatchell: Claiming a religious basis against trans people is 'highly questionable’

Claiming a religious basis against trans people is 'highly questionable'

Peter Tatchell, a human rights campaigner has said it is “highly questionable” to claim a “theological basis against trans people”.

104-year-old gran ‘arrested’ for being an upstanding citizen

104-year-old grandmother ‘arrested’ for being an upstanding citizen

104-year-old grandmother ‘arrested’ for being an upstanding citizen

A 104-year-old grandmother has been “arrested” by police for being "an upstanding citizen" after she said it was her greatest wish.

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspect identified in nearly half of hate crime investigations

No suspects were identified in almost half of investigations into race and religious hate cases, new figures show.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Laureline Garcia-Bertaux

Murder investigation launched after body found in Kew

Murder investigation launched after body found in Kew

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found in a shallow grave in Kew.

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

Jack Straw: Theresa May is in ‘complete denial’ over knife crime

The former Labour Home Secretary has accused the prime minister of being in “complete denial” about the causes of knife crime, after she suggested that there “was no direct correlation between certain crimes and police numbers".

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

Theresa May: Responsibility of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’

The prime minister has said that the ‘responsibility’ of knife crime ‘lies with the perpetrators’ but has said that she will hold a summit with community groups in Downing Street on the issue.

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Calling in soldiers to tackle knife crime is ‘nonsense’

Former Chief Constable of Cambridge Police, Tom Lloyd has described the proposal to bring in the army to deal with knife crime as “nonsense”.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

UKIP attempt to ‘push anti-muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

UKIP ‘pushing anti-Muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

UKIP ‘pushing anti-Muslim agenda’ on child abuse survivors

The founder of Shatter Boys, a support group for male survivors of child sexual abuse in Rochdale, has told talkRADIO that UKIP has offered to fund them if they raise alarm about grooming gangs.

Cressida Dick

Police are running the risk of becoming 'irrelevant'

Police are running the risk of becoming 'irrelevant'

A former Met Police superintendent has said police run the risk of becoming "irrelevant" because they are no longer spending time connecting with communities.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Father of stabbing victim: ‘Everyone is running around like headless chickens’

Knife crime has 'everyone running around like headless chickens'

Knife crime has 'everyone running around like headless chickens'

The father of Jimmy Mizen, who was stabbed to death aged 16 in 2008, has said that “everyone is running around like headless chickens” because no one knows how to tackle knife crime.

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member: ‘No one takes police officers seriously’

Former gang member Sheldon Thomas has said that “no one takes police officers seriously” so sending them into schools to talk about knife crime will “never” work.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Sean Rigg: Met police cleared of misconduct over custody death

Five Metropolitan Police officers have been cleared of the death of a musician who died in Brixton police station, ten years after it happened.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Police chief brands knife attacks ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

Police Commissioner: knife attacks a ‘national emergency’

A slew of stabbings across two major cities has been described as a "national emergency" by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Police leader calls for positive race discrimination law to ‘shock the system’

Police leader demands new laws to allow positive race discrimination

Police leader demands new laws to allow positive race discrimination

The leader of the police chiefs has said that new laws should be introduced to allow police to positively discriminate in favour of minority ethnic candidates, saying that there needs to be a “shock” to the system.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

 Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime instead of tackling stabbings

Boris Johnson accuses police of ‘wasting time’ on anti-transgender crime

Boris Johnson has accused the police of “wasting time” arresting women accused of being anti-transgender, when he suggests the manpower could be used to tackle knife crime.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police call for ‘more boots on the ground’ as homicides increase 14%

Police officers are calling for "more boots on the ground" as figures reveal a 14% rise in homicides - the highest number since 2008.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

Police remove 'offensive' job advert after backlash from frontline officers

The College of Policing has dropped a job advertisement for external candidates to become senior officers after it was criticised for its attitude of believe they were “intellectually superior” to frontline officers.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Former police officer warns videos by ‘paedophile hunters’ are fuelled by ‘lust for likes’ on social media

Online ‘paedophile hunters’ fuelled by ‘lust for likes’, warns former police officer

Online ‘paedophile hunters’ fuelled by ‘lust for likes’

Peter Bleksley, a former Metropolitan police officer has said that he does not have a problem with so-called ‘paedophile hunters’ but that he feels their need to live-stream confrontations as a “lust for likes and views” on social media.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Police

Police on standby for deployment in Northern Ireland in case of no-deal Brexit

Police on standby for deployment in Northern Ireland in case of no-deal Brexit

Around 1,000 police officers from England and Scotland are to begin training this month for deployment in Northern Ireland, in case of disorder in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Gatwick drones: Police chief ‘really sorry’ for couple arrested over disruption

Gatwick drones: Police chief ‘really sorry’ for couple arrested over disruption

Gatwick drones: Police chief ‘really sorry’ for couple arrested over disruption

The Chief Constable of Sussex Police has said he feels "really sorry" for a couple who felt "violated" after being held for 36 hours before being cleared of involvement of the disruption of Gatwick Airport by drones.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack of police moped tactics show she is 'detached from the real world', says founder of crime prevention charity

Diane Abbott's attack on police is 'detached from real world', says ex-officer

Norman Brennan, Founder of Law & Order Foundation has said that Diane Abbott’s criticism of police tactics when dealing with moped crime shows she is “detached from the real world”.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Officers need public support dealing with violent suspects, says police chief

Officers need public support dealing with violent suspects, says police chief

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Sir Steve House said passers-by should only help officers struggling with violent suspects "if they can safely do so".

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Stop and search

'What's worse: a policeman's hands in your pockets or a knife stuck in your belly?' says former Scotland Yard detective

New police recruits 'probably think stop and search is racist'

A former Scotland Yard detective has said stop and search is a "useful tool" in the fight against knife crime, but claimed that new police recruits "probably think" it's "racist".

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year’ as knife crime rises to highest levels since 2011, says stop and search adviser

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year’ due to youth violence, says stop and search adviser

‘I’ve been to six funerals this year', says stop and search adviser

Ken Hinds, Chair of the Haringey Independent Stop and Search Monitoring Group, has said that the authorities have to do more to prevent knife crime as he has already “been to six funerals this year”, all of which were teenagers killed by violence.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham child abuse scandal perjury claims

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham child abuse scandal perjury claims

Ex-police chief will face no charges over Rotherham abuse scandal perjury claims

Former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright will not face any charges in relation to an allegation he lied to MPs about his knowledge of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Police

Norman Brennan: The public have 'all but given up on the police'

Norman Brennan: The public have 'all but given up on the police'

The former police officer claimed that public confidence in the police had "plummeted" and that people had "all but given up" on them.

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