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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
UK News

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
UK News

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
Technology

Gatwick disruption: How will police catch the drone menace?

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Police say they are still searching for those responsible for the unprecedented disruption at Gatwick Airport.But the drones that were flown over the airfield have not been captured and have not been seen since Thursday night. Endangering the safety of an aircraft is a criminal offence that can carry a prison sentence.So how will police find those responsible?Tracking the controllerIf the drones were being operated by
US & World

Yellow vest movement: Paris police fire tear gas at protesters

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters surged forward before tear gas was firedPolice in Paris have fired tear gas on protesters as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests turned violent.Up to 5,000 people have gathered in the city centre, and at least 272 are in custody, but numbers are down on previous weekends. Some 8,000 police and 12 armoured vehicles have been deployed in Paris, and
Technology

Kent Police stop using crime predicting software

[ad_1] Image caption The predictive policing software was pioneered in Los Angeles Computer software intended to predict where and when crimes would occur has been scrapped by a police force. Kent Police was the first force in England and Wales to introduce the "predictive policing" system in 2013.Supt John Phillips said it was "challenging" to demonstrate whether the system had enabled police to reduce crime. Officers said the software had