Family agree settlement with Humberside Police over cemetery death – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2022 in accidents, community support officers, compensation, inquests, news, police by sally

‘The family of a woman who froze to death in a cemetery after a failed police search has agreed a settlement claim with Humberside Police.’

Full Story

BBC News, 30th May 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New rules to protect sex assault victims’ privacy – BBC News

‘Victims of sexual offences have been promised less invasion into their private lives under changes to how evidence is gathered for trials.’

Full Story

BBC News, 26th May 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Nurse fined £10k over NHS pay protest in lockdown wins compensation – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2022 in compensation, coronavirus, demonstrations, fines, news, penalties, police, regulations by sally

‘Two NHS nurses have won compensation from Greater Manchester police (GMP) after being fined over a socially distant protest about NHS pay during lockdown.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 25th May 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

‘Guilty as charged’: top UK officer urges police chiefs to admit institutional racism – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2022 in minorities, news, police, racism by sally

‘One of Britain’s most senior officers has called on chiefs to admit that institutional racism blights policing, declaring “we are guilty as charged”, and blaming failures on the leadership of law enforcement.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 25th May 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Review calls for child protection overhaul in England after two deaths – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2022 in child abuse, children, homicide, news, police, reports, social services by sally

‘Child protection services in England face a shake-up after an independent review of safeguarding failures that led to the killings of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and the toddler Star Hobson.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 26th May 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Police in England and Wales to get anti-racism training – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2022 in bias, equality, news, police, race discrimination, racism by sally

‘Police officers in England and Wales will be given mandatory anti-racism training under a new plan to tackle racism, discrimination and bias.’

Full Story

BBC News, 24th May 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legalising cannabis won’t tackle disproportionate policing outcomes for ethnic minorities, crime minister says – The Independent

‘Legalising cannabis won’t tackle disproportionate policing outcomes for ethnic minorities but the issue does need to be tackled, the crime minister says.’

Full Story

The Independent, 20th May 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Volunteer police officers to be armed with Taser stun guns – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2022 in news, police, volunteers, weapons by tracey

‘Volunteer police officers in England and Wales will be authorised to use Tasers, the home secretary is to announce.’

Full Story

BBC News, 17th May 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Home Secretary permanently lifts restrictions on police stop-and-search powers – The Independent

‘The Home Secretary is permanently lifting restrictions placed on police in the use of stop-and-search powers as part of the Government’s strategy to tackle violent crime.’

Full Story

The Independent, 16th May 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Priti Patel accused of ‘power grab’ over new policing proposals – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2022 in codes of practice, government departments, news, police by tracey

‘Police leaders have accused Priti Patel of a “power grab” that would allow the home secretary to intervene in local law enforcement matters and silence chiefs who want to speak out on issues deemed politically sensitive.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 16th May 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

‘Guess what happened?’ Criminal taunted police by posting ‘catch me if you can’ under wanted appeal – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2022 in firearms, imprisonment, internet, news, police, sentencing, threatening behaviour by tracey

‘A criminal who wrote “catch me if you can” under his own wanted appeal on Facebook has been jailed for eight years.’

Full Story

The Independent, 13th May 2022

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Levi Bellfield: Raab says granting marriage request ‘inconceivable’ – The Guardian

‘Granting Levi Bellfield’s request to get married in prison is “inconceivable” unless serious safeguarding concerns are addressed, Dominic Raab has said. Bellfield, who murdered Marsha McDonnell, Amelie Delagrange and Milly Dowler, is engaged and has requested a prison wedding, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 12th April 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

Jessie Earl: Coroner records verdict of unlawful killing Published14 hours ago – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2022 in bereavement, families, inquests, murder, news, police, suicide, unlawful killing by tracey

‘A woman found dead more than 30 years ago was murdered, a coroner has ruled, following a campaign by her family.’

Full Story

BBC News, 12th May 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2022 c. 28 – Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022

2022 c. 27 – Approved Premises (Substance Testing) Act 2022

2022 c. 26 – Glue Traps (Offences) Act 2022

2022 c. 22 – Animal Welfare (Sentience) Act 2022

2022 c. 20 – Professional Qualifications Act 2022

2022 c. 17 – Local Government (Disqualification) Act 2022

2022 c. 36 – Nationality and Borders Act 2022

2022 c. 34 – British Sign Language Act 2022

2022 c. 32 – Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

2022 c. 29 – Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Act 2022

2022 c. 24 – Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Act 2022

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Barrister stresses importance of PACE and good practice after successfully defending pub landlord charged with Covid -19 rules breach – Local Government Lawyer

‘A barrister who successfully defended a pub landlord accused of failing to close his pub during tier 4 lockdown in February 2021 has claimed the case should serve “as a reminder that even in extraordinary circumstances, the rules of PACE and good practice ought not to be forgotten”.’

Full Story

Local Government Lawyer, 10th May 2022

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

New Square police stabbings: West Bromwich brothers jailed – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2022 in assault, firearms, imprisonment, news, offensive weapons, police, sentencing, wounding by sally

‘Two brothers who launched a “terrifying” knife attack on police officers at a shopping centre have been jailed.’

Full Story

BBC News, 10th May 2022

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boost for public safety as four justice bills receive Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

‘The government delivers on its pledge to protect the public better and restore confidence in the criminal justice system as four major bills became law today (28 April).’

Full Story

Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2022

Source: www.gov.uk

Met Police officer who arranged to meet ’13-year-old girl’ for sex jailed for five years – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 28th, 2022 in child abuse, internet, news, police, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officer has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for arranging to a meet a 13-year-old girl for sex when he was “on duty working from home”.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 27th April 2022

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bar Standards Board clears barrister over Hillsborough remarks – The Guardian

‘A senior barrister who repeated discredited police allegations about the behaviour of Liverpool supporters at the Hillsborough disaster has been cleared of misconduct by his profession’s Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

Full Story

The Guardian, 25th April 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com

The Observer view on failures of the child protection system – The Guardian

‘Two decades after the Victoria Climbié case led to an inquiry, recent deaths show we have learned little from such tragedies.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 24th April 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com