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Knife crime: Javid in strategy talks with police chiefs

[ad_1] Image caption Yousef Makki and Jodie Chesney, both 17, were killed in separate knife attacks two days apart Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to meet police chiefs from seven forces most affected by violent crime.It follows a spate of fatal teen stabbings which has prompted a debate about falling police numbers.Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said there is "obviously" a link between violent crime and falling police numbers.
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Police suspicion over Scot’s ‘drowning’ in California

[ad_1] Image copyright KSBW Image caption Kim Gordon reportedly went for a swim at Monastery Beach in Carmel Police in the US are searching for a Scottish man who went missing during a visit to a beach in California.Kim Gordon, from Inverness, was reported missing on Monday after reportedly going for a swim at Monastery Beach in Carmel.However, the Monterey County Sheriff's Department said police divers had failed to find
US & World

Police confirm seven children dead in a house fire in Halifax

[ad_1] Image copyright Robert Short/CBC Image caption Seven children were killed in the fire Seven young children, all believed to be from the same family, have died in an early morning house fire in the Canadian city of Halifax, police say. A man and a woman were also injured in the fire that broke out around 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday. Fire crews encountered a blaze that had
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Police misconduct: Watchdog ‘bringing wrong cases’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Only five police officers in England and Wales were dismissed in the last three years following misconduct cases ordered by the police watchdog.The BBC also found in two-thirds of the 48 cases pursued by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) "gross misconduct" charges were not proven.The Police Federation said the IOPC was bringing the "wrong cases" and officers often had to wait years to
Politics

Anna Soubry: 50 MPs write to Met Police chief over ‘Nazi’ abuse

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit protesters chant 'Nazi and scum' at Conservative MP Anna SoubryMore than 50 MPs have called on the head of Britain's largest police force to improve their response to abusive protesters outside Parliament.Writing to Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick, the MPs cited "serious concerns" about the "deteriorating public order and security situation".It comes after Conservative MP Anna Soubry was verbally abused
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Children under 10 accused of rape, Wales police data shows

[ad_1] Thirty-eight children under the age of 10 have been accused of rape over the past six years in Wales, police data has shown.All the cases were dropped as the age of criminal responsibility is 10.Over the same period there were also 106 allegations of sexual assault made against children under 10, a Freedom of Information request to the four Welsh forces revealed.NSPCC Cymru said children must be educated on
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Coventry police operation: Man shot dead by officers

[ad_1] Image copyright Friend's handout Image caption Sean Fitzgerald was named locally as the man who had been shot dead by police A man has been shot dead by police officers in Coventry.Armed officers executed a warrant at an address in Burnaby Road during an "intelligence-led" operation on Friday evening, West Midlands Police said.A 31-year-old man, named locally as Sean Fitzgerald, was pronounced dead at the scene while two other
Education

Elderly ‘under siege’ from fake HMRC and police scammers

[ad_1] Image caption Margaret Smeed ordered £20 worth of chocolates to give as Christmas presents but is still getting deliveries and invoices for hundreds of pounds Elderly people are "under siege" from sophisticated and persistent scammers, a charity claims.These include mail order, online and phone frauds, with some claiming to be HMRC or the police and threatening arrest, Age Cymru said.It estimates up to 150,000 older people across Wales are
Politics

Gatwick ‘no drone’ police comment ‘miscommunicated’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flights were suspended for more than 36 hours when a drone was first spotted The suggestion there may not have been any drones at Gatwick Airport was a "miscommunication by police", a government source has told the BBC.During a conference call between ministers, chaired by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, it was agreed the 67 drone sightings were legitimate. But over the weekend, a