Councils call for funding, guidance and notice ahead of introduction of Martyn’s Law – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Local Government Association (LGA) has said the Government must ensure funding is made available for the successful implementation of a new law which requires venues to take steps to protect the public from terror attacks.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th December 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Manchester Arena attack: Martyn’s Law for venue security to cover all of UK – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2022 in crime prevention, families, local government, news, terrorism, victims by tracey

‘New legislation will be introduced to tighten security at venues in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing. The new rules, dubbed Martyn’s Law, will cover all of the UK and require venues and local authorities to have preventative action plans against terror attacks, the government said.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2022

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Entrepreneur prisoners bid to turn back on crime – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 18th, 2022 in crime prevention, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, rehabilitation by tracey

‘Prisoners today (17 November 2022) pitched their business ideas to a “Dragons’ Den” panel as part of a ground-breaking scheme to steer them away from crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th November 2022

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Thousands more neighbourhood criminals to be GPS tracked in expansion of tagging project – Ministry of Justice

‘The Justice Secretary, Brandon Lewis MP, has today (Tuesday 4 October) announced that more thieves, burglars and robbers will be fitted with GPS electronic tags when they leave prison, helping cut crime and keep the public safe.’

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Ministry of Justice, 4th October 2022

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Police review chief says ‘Betamax police’ stuck in the past – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2022 in continuing professional development, crime, crime prevention, news, police, reports by tracey

‘A “crisis of confidence in policing” can only be put right through fundamental reform or risk the end of policing by consent, the head of a review of the police service will warn on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2022

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Law on sale of knives to under-18s to be tightened – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2022 in crime prevention, hazardous substances, news, offensive weapons, young persons by tracey

‘Measures making it harder for young people to buy knives and corrosive products, including online, have been set out by the government in its latest effort to tackle youth violence.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2022

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Offenders to be banned from drinking to cut alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Offenders released from prison face being banned from drinking from today (17 November 2021) under world-first plans to curb alcohol-fuelled crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 17th November 2021

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‘No evidence’ that longer prison sentences will deter terrorists, watchdog warns – The Independent

‘There is “no evidence” that jailing terrorists for longer will deter them from planning terror attacks, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2021

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Research briefing: Police powers: an introduction – House of Commons Library

Posted October 25th, 2021 in crime prevention, criminal justice, investigatory powers, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘This commons library briefing paper introduces a series on police powers.’

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House of Commons Library, 21st October 2021

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Is Prevent a waste of time? – Daily Telegraph

‘As the counter-terrorism programme comes under scrutiny again following the killing of Sir David Amess, is it fit for purpose?’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2021

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Concern police will be able to ‘strong-arm’ NHS to hand over patient data under new plans – The Independent

‘Police forces will be able to “strong-arm” NHS bodies into handing over confidential patient data under planned laws that have sparked fury from doctors’ groups and the UK’s medical watchdog.’

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The Independent, 17th October 2021

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Should sex offenders’ voices ever be heard? – BBC News

‘A police force has released audio clips from child sex offenders in the hope they will help prevent others from escalating into criminal behaviours. The move has provoked a split reaction, with a charity arguing that if it helps even one person, it is beneficial. However, a survivor of child sex abuse said they were upset that abusers had been given a platform by Avon and Somerset Police.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2021

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Priti Patel to enable police to stop disruptive protesters going to demos – The Guardian

‘Protesters disrupting motorways will be prevented from travelling around the country under new powers to be handed to the police, Priti Patel will announce on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2021

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Police chief appointed to tackle violence against women and girls – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2021 in crime prevention, news, police, reports, violence, women by tracey

‘A senior police chief has been appointed to lead the fight against violence towards women and girls across England and Wales. The appointment of Deputy Chief Constable of Hampshire Police, Maggie Blyth, follows a recommendation from a report conducted after the murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in March.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2021

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Sharing data with crime reduction partnerships – UK Police Law Blog

‘R (on the application of M) v Chief Constable of Sussex [2021] EWCA Civ 42 is an important decision from the Court of Appeal regarding an information sharing agreement (“ISA”) between a police force and a local business crime reduction partnership (“BCRP”). The ISA was held not to breach the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”) and the sharing of information that revealed a vulnerability to child sexual exploitation (“CSE”) was held not to be in breach of data protection rights. The case indicates the approach that the courts may take when asked to scrutinise information sharing agreements and policy documents where the police seek to share data with other organisations for the purpose of reducing crime and disorder.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 15th June 2021

Source: ukpolicelawblog.com

Police forces ‘don’t know how stalking law works’ – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2021 in crime prevention, harassment, HIV, news, police, stalking by sally

‘New powers to protect stalking victims are not being used by some UK police forces, a BBC investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2021

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£200 million investment in rehab services to cut crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Charities and companies which help rehabilitate offenders have been awarded around £200 million of Government funding to help cut crime in the new probation system.’

Ministry of Justice, 21st May 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Online safety bill ‘will fail to protect millions from cloned websites and ad scams’ – The Guardian

‘The UK government’s online safety bill will “fail to protect millions” by leaving people at risk of falling victim to cloned websites and adverts paid for by fraudsters, experts warned this week.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2021

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Taskforce launched to investigate reported rise in pet thefts – Home Office

Posted May 10th, 2021 in animals, crime prevention, government departments, press releases, theft by tracey

‘Taskforce will investigate and draw up action to tackle these crimes.’

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Home Office, 8th May 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Sobriety tags launched in England to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime – Ministry of Justice

‘Sobriety tags and drinking bans aimed at reducing alcohol-fuelled crimes launch in England today (Wednesday 31 March), following a successful rollout in Wales.’

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Ministry of Justice, 31st March 2021

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice