Stalking: Victims say new ways needed to tackle crime – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in government departments, harassment, news, police, stalking, victims by sally

‘Police need to find new ways of tackling stalking, a decade after it was made a specific offence, victims have said.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2022

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Instagram ‘wrong’ to take down drill music video – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2022 in artistic works, gangs, internet, news, police, statistics, violence by sally

‘The owner of Instagram has been told it should not have removed a drill music video.’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2022

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Stalking victims not protected by police, say campaigners – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2022 in harassment, news, police, stalking, victims by sally

‘Victims have said they are not being protected by police, a decade after stalking was made a specific offence.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2022

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Ex-police officer jailed after arriving to meet ‘15-year-old’ in KFC car park – The Independent

‘An ex-police officer has been jailed after he was caught by an undercover agent arranging to meet a 15-year-old girl at KFC with condoms and lube.’

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The Independent, 18th November 2022

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Leicestershire Police needs to improve staff vetting, report says – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2022 in news, police by tracey

‘Inspectors have said Leicestershire Police needs to improve the way it monitors decisions on vetting its officers and police staff.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2022

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Suffolk Police apology over sex abuse victims’ data on website – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2022 in anonymity, data protection, internet, news, police, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘An investigation has begun after the personal details of sexual abuse victims appeared on a police website.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2022

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Firm action call in Gwent Police misogyny and racism probe – BBC News

‘Any serving Gwent Police officer found to have been involved in “abhorrent messages” need to face firm action, the force’s police and crime commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2022

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Police pay woman £40,000 after using unlawful force – BBC News

‘A woman has been paid £40,000 compensation by a police force after two officers trespassed in her home and unlawfully arrested her.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2022

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Police are failing crime victims, says UK neighbourhood officer – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2022 in criminal justice, news, police, victims by tracey

‘Police are spending too much time taking care of societal problems and are not tackling enough crime, the UK lead for neighbourhood policing says. Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney says officers can spend half their shifts working on behalf of other services.’

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BBC News, 11th November 2022

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Assault EW cases and the perverse effects of virtue-signalling legislation – Counsel

Posted November 10th, 2022 in assault, autism, emergency services, hospitals, imprisonment, mental health, news, police by sally

‘Defence lawyers are concerned that charging is frequently not in the public interest and that defendants with severe mental health problems and/or who are neurodivergent are being pointlessly swept into the criminal justice system, warns Penelope Gibbs.’

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Counsel, November 2022

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Victim of ex-detective sex attacker ‘felt failed’ by system – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2022 in bail, child abuse, news, police, rape, recidivists, sexual offences, victims, women by sally

‘A woman sexually assaulted by a former police officer while he was on bail has told the BBC she was failed by the police and the courts.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2022

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Manchester Arena attack: Key failings of emergency response – BBC News

‘The Manchester Arena Inquiry has published a catalogue of failings and mistakes by the emergency services following the terror attack in 2017.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2022

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Police vetting failures have allowed ‘predatory’ officers to join up, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Defective vetting and failures by police leaders have allowed a “prevalent” culture of potentially thousands of officers who are “predatory” towards women to join and stay in the ranks, a damning official report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Ex-soldier inquest: ‘Veteran died after police Taser’ – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2022 in armed forces, firearms, inquests, mental health, news, police by sally

‘An Iraq and Afghanistan veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder died after being Tasered by police, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 1st November 2022

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UK police use of live facial recognition unlawful and unethical, report finds – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2022 in facial mapping, human rights, news, police, privacy, race discrimination by tracey

‘Police should be banned from using live facial recognition technology in all public spaces because they are breaking ethical standards and human rights laws, a study has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2022

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Police apologise to woman for not pursuing sex assault report – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2022 in evidence, media, news, police, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A woman who was sexually assaulted at a bus station said police failed to act despite her sending them photos of her attacker.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2022

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National blueprint for prosecuting rape takes a step closer with refreshed joint work pledge – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A blueprint for prosecuting rape and serious sexual offences has taken a significant step forward today – as new data reveals charge rates for rape have increased to 72.8%.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th October 2022

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Hertfordshire police officer convicted of raping child after victim’s testimony – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2022 in child abuse, news, perverting the course of justice, police, rape by sally

‘A serving police officer has been found guilty of raping a girl and wiping his phone to avoid detection after the victim gave “powerful” testimony in court.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2022

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Trespassers, Non-Residential Land and the Police – St Philips Barristers

Posted October 20th, 2022 in news, police, trespass by sally

‘This article considers police powers in respect of trespassers under s 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (as recently amended) and s 60C (as recently inserted by s 83 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.’

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St Philips Barristers, 18th October 2022

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Leicester disorder: Men jailed for part in city unrest – BBC News

‘A judge has jailed two men for their parts in recent unrest in East Leicester telling them the city will not tolerate disorder.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2022

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