Police bail restriction plans ‘dangerous’ – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2016 in bail, news, police, reports, time limits by sally

‘Plans to restrict the use of bail in England and Wales for suspects who have not been charged are “dangerous”, policing experts have said.’

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BBC News, 28th September 2016

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James Fox father ‘disappointed’ with lawful killing ruling – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2016 in firearms, inquests, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A mentally ill man who was shot dead by Met Police officers at his home was lawfully killed, an inquest has concluded.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2016

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How the 96 were finally given justice – Legal Voice

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in bereavement, families, health & safety, inquests, news, police, sport by sally

‘The Hillsborough inquest took two years and a million pages of evidence. Two of the lawyers involved explain that, despite the scale of the task, they were determined to put the deceased and their families at the heart of the case.’

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Legal Voice, 22nd September 2016

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Man who has to inform police before sex has 24-hour notice period lifted – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in news, notification, police, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who was told he had to give police 24 hours’ notice before having sex has won a bid to get the order lifted, and must now inform them “as soon as is reasonably practicable” if he wants to have a sexual relationship.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2016

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Stop and search still targets black people, police watchdog says – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in inquiries, news, police, race discrimination, racism, reports, stop and search by sally

‘Police stops of black people are still at an “eye-watering” level compared with white people, the official police watchdog said today and promised a fresh inquiry into every force’s use of the controversial powers.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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Many online child sex crimes using Facebook and Twitter ‘not recorded by police’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, internet, news, police, reports, Scotland, sexual offences by sally

‘Sex criminals are using social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to carry out attacks against Scottish children including rape but many are not recorded by the police, according to a disturbing official report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2016

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Police train to spot coercive or controlling behaviour – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2016 in domestic violence, harassment, news, police, psychiatric damage by tracey

‘Front-line police officers dealing with domestic abuse incidents are being trained to spot the signs of coercive or controlling behaviour. Research for the College of Policing suggested that officers were focusing on cases involving violence and overlooking other risk factors. Three unnamed police forces in England and Wales are taking part in a pilot scheme following the study.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2016

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Woman who treated police like a ‘personal punchbag’ avoids jail after 11th violent attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 20th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, assault, news, police, sentencing, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Police have accused magistrates of allowing a shameless single mother to treat police officers like her “personal punchbag” after she escaped jail for her 11th violent attack on them. Dawn Walker, 34, has a string of convictions for assaulting police during drunken foul mouthed rampages – including four separate incidents upon officers in this year alone. But the unemployed former cleaner – who claims employment support allowance – has repeatedly been spared jail after she insisted she was striving to be a “good role model” to her three children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2016

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Chris Halliwell found guilty of Becky Godden murder – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2016 in murder, news, police, prostitution, recidivists by tracey

‘Police said there was a “distinct possibility” that a taxi driver twice convicted of murdering young women could be responsible for other unsolved killings. Christopher Halliwell, 52, laughed as a guilty verdict was returned at Bristol crown court on Monday and smiled at relatives of Becky Godden, who went missing aged 20 in 2003 when she was a sex worker in Swindon.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2016

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FGM cutter trying to enter the UK, police warn – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2016 in female genital mutilation, ministers' powers and duties, news, police, visas by tracey

‘An application to the High Court by police trying to block the woman from entering the UK was declined as the judge said it was up to the Secretary of State to intervene.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2016

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False VIP sex ring accuser ‘did not know who Lord Janner was’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2016 in inquiries, news, perverting the course of justice, police, sexual offences, witnesses by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police faced fresh questions over the aborted VIP paedophile inquiry last night after “preposterous” evidence from its chief witness was made public.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2016

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Sean Rigg death: Police officers will not face trial – BBC News

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said it will not prosecute five police officers over the death in custody of Sean Rigg in 2008.’

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BBC news, 15th September 2016

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Orgreave: Home Secretary to announce inquiry into police violence against miners – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2016 in inquiries, media, miners, news, police, violence by tracey

‘The Government will announce an inquiry into police conduct at the so-called Battle of Orgreave in 1984, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2016

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Army veteran Tasered by police awarded £50,000 compensation – The Guardian

‘An army veteran has been paid £50,000 in compensation by Bedfordshire police after he was Tasered while suffering a flashback triggered by post-traumatic stress disorder.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2016

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Failed 21/7 London bombers lose court claim – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2016 in explosives, human rights, news, police, terrorism by tracey

‘Three of the 21/7 failed London bombers who said their rights were violated when they were arrested have had their claim rejected by the European Court of Human Rights.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2016

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Punctuation error led to evidence mistake in Stephen Lawrence murder case – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2016 in evidence, murder, news, police by sally

‘A wrongly interpreted punctuation mark meant police investigating Stephen Lawrence’s murder did not realise a crucial piece of evidence had been found close to the scene for more than 20 years, detectives have admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th September 2016

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Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police across UK – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2016 in gender, hate crime, news, police, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Misogyny could be treated as a hate crime by police forces across England and Wales in a bid to tackle sexist abuse. ‘

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The Independent, 11th September 2016

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Countess of Caledon ordered to pay legal costs over ‘ill-founded’ claims life coach ‘poisoned’ daughter’s mind – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2016 in appeals, costs, disclosure, families, harassment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘A senior judge has said that claims by a countess that a personal development coach “poisoned” her daughter’s mind against her family are “ill-founded”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th September 2016

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Undertaking provided for witnesses in undercover policing inquiry – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 8th, 2016 in inquiries, investigatory powers, police, press releases, prosecutions, witnesses by tracey

‘Individuals providing certain evidence to the Undercover Policing Inquiry can do so without fear of prosecution.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 6th September 2016

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‘Hillsborough Law’ drafted by victims’ families’ legal team – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2016 in bills, inquests, inquiries, news, police by tracey

‘Lawyers for the relatives of 96 people who died at Hillsborough have drafted a new law to compel public officials to tell the truth at inquiries.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2016

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