Homicide rate in England and Wales highest since 2008 – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2018 in homicide, murder, news, police, robbery, sentencing, sexual offences, statistics, theft by sally

‘The murder and manslaughter rate in England and Wales has risen to the highest in a decade, official figures show.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2018

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‘Fred and Rosemary West of Barry’ jailed for abusing girls – The Guardian

‘A husband and wife nicknamed Fred and Rosemary West in their south Wales town have been jailed for grooming and raping teenage girls over three decades.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2018

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Data gathering ‘may deny rape victims access to justice – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2018 in consent, criminal justice, data protection, disclosure, evidence, news, police, privacy, rape, victims by sally

The intrusive gathering of data about possible rape victims is unlawful and risks preventing them coming forward, according to London’s victims’ commissioner.

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The Guardian, 17th October 2018

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London police force must act over excessive force claim, says court – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, public order, statutory duty by sally

‘The City of London police force has failed in an attempt to block disciplinary action against an officer who was accused of clubbing a student over the head and causing a life-threatening brain injury.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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Sex abuse leaflets ‘won’t protect a soul’ – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2018 in budgets, child abuse, criminal records, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘Police are giving leaflets to people at risk of committing child sexual exploitation crimes, asking for their behaviour to stop, the BBC has found.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2018

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Police spies infiltrated UK leftwing groups for decades – The Guardian

‘Police deployed 24 undercover officers to infiltrate a small leftwing political party over a 37-year period, the Guardian can reveal. The police spies infiltrated the Socialist Workers party (SWP) almost continuously between 1970 and 2007, often with more than one undercover officer embedded within the party.’

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The Guardian, 15th October 2018

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Government and SRA work to build BAME trust in solicitors – Legal Futures

‘The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is working with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to build greater trust in solicitors among black and minority ethnic (BAME) people in custody.’

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Legal Futures, 11th October 2018

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Barrister wins right to see reports his bank made to police – Legal Futures

Posted October 11th, 2018 in banking, barristers, freedom of information, money laundering, news, police by sally

‘A barrister has won the right to see suspicious activity reports (SARs) that his bank made to the National Crime Agency (NCA) about money received into his accounts.’

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Legal Futures, 10th October 2018

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Judge rejects challenge to police decision on council conduct and criminal proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 9th, 2018 in criminal procedure, local government, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘The High Court has dismissed a challenge to a decision by Thames Valley Police that, regarding the conduct of Oxfordshire County Council, there was insufficient evidence to meet the Crown Prosecution Service’s threshold so as to justify criminal proceedings against anyone.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th October 2018

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Westminster attack: PC Keith Palmer could have been saved if Met put armed police on Parliament gates, coroner finds – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2018 in firearms, inquests, London, news, parliament, police by tracey

‘”Shortcomings in security” outside the Houses of Parliament contributed to the death of a police officer during the Westminster attack, a coroner has concluded.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2018

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Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2018 in consultations, criminal records, news, police, privacy by sally

‘A new super-database being built for the police represents a “grave” risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said.’

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The Guardian, 1 October 2018

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Charity brings legal action against Home Office over use of children as spies – Local Government Lawyer

Posted October 1st, 2018 in children, judicial review, news, police, spying by sally

‘A charity has issued judicial review proceedings against the Home Office concerning the use of children as spies by the police and other investigative agencies.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th September 2018

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Judge hits out at case against senior police officer accused of ‘shoulder barging’ female colleague – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 1st, 2018 in assault, news, police, prosecutions, Uncategorized by sally

‘A judge and police leaders have questioned why a senior counter-terror officer had to face a criminal trial over a complaint that he “shoulder-barged” a female colleague.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th September 2018

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Police demands for potential rape victims’ data spark privacy fears – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2018 in data protection, news, police, privacy, rape, victims by sally

‘Police are demanding almost unfettered access to highly personal records and data from potential rape victims before pressing ahead with their cases, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2018

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Judge slams decision to house paedophile near children’s home – BBC News

‘A judge has ordered a police force and council to pay £52,000 to a sex abuse victim after a convicted paedophile was housed near his children’s home.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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Croydon cat killer: Mystery solved by police after three years amid 400 mutilations – The Independent

Posted September 21st, 2018 in animal cruelty, animals, forensic science, news, police by tracey

‘Police have revealed the identity of the so-called Croydon cat killer. Experts ruled foxes or other wildlife were likely behind the mutilations of several hundred cats that died in the south London borough and beyond, the Metropolitan Police said. There is no evidence of human involvement in the grisly incidents, the force said following an investigation lasting nearly three years, adding that it had informed the RSPCA and campaign group South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (Snarl) of its findings.’

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The Independent, 20th September 2018

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Police ‘aware’ undercover officer was in relationship – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2018 in news, police, spying by tracey

‘Police have admitted for the first time that an undercover officer had a sexual relationship with an environmental activist with the knowledge of bosses.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2018

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No-deal Brexit will make it harder to bring foreign criminals to justice, police leader warns – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2018 in brexit, criminal justice, criminal records, EC law, news, police, warrants by sally

‘A no-deal Brexitwill make it harder to bring the two Russian agents responsible for the Novichok attack to justice, one of the country’s most senior police officers has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2018

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Stop and search makes crime more likely, report finds – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in crime prevention, gangs, news, police, stop and search by sally

‘The police tactic of stop and search is increasing the likelihood of crime rather than preventing it, finds a report that paints a bleak picture of young men and boys snapping under the pressure of relentless checks sometimes multiple times a day.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2018

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Response to the report on the use of terrorism legislation after Westminster Bridge – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted September 14th, 2018 in detention, news, police, reports, terrorism by tracey

‘The government response to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s report into the use of legislation following the Westminster Bridge attack.’

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Source: www.official-publications.gov.uk