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Police appeal after biker dies following M74 crash

[ad_1] Image copyright Google A motorcyclist has died following a road accident in South Lanarkshire on Thursday. The 54-year-old from Lemahagow was travelling on the M74 near Crawford at about 11:20 when the crash happened. Police said he was travelling south on a Yamaha motorbike near junction 14 when it went out of control and hit a safety barrier. Officers have appealed for information from anyone who witnessed the accident.
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Dresden protest: German police in Pegida far-right row

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Dresden when the chancellor visited on 16 August A row over a far-right protester who targeted a German TV crew has gained controversy after the man was exposed as an off-duty police employee.Police held the journalists for 45 minutes after the man complained they should not be filming, as hundreds of people took to the streets
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Chechen police kill four teenage attackers

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Russian investigators released this photo of a car used by two assailants Police have shot dead four teenagers who launched three attacks in and around the Chechen capital Grozny, say officials in the Russian republic.A fifth teenager detonated a bomb he was carrying in a rucksack, but survived. He had approached a police post in Mesker-Yurt, east of Grozny.No policemen died. In the past
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Sandhurst: Police to investigate ‘waterboarding’ claims

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Military police are investigating claims that two cadets "waterboarded" a fellow recruit at Sandhurst.The Sun reported two officer cadets allegedly held down an individual, covered his face with a cloth and poured water over it, creating the sensation of drowning.The alleged incident is said to have taken place on 7 August.Deputy Commandant of the Royal Military Academy in Surrey Brig Bill Wright said he was
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Manchester police on how a paedophile’s distinctive hands led to his conviction

[ad_1] In July 2014, police in Manchester arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of filming himself raping a child. In the video, the face of the perpetrator was hidden but his hands were visible. Detectives felt they had the right suspect in custody, but did not have enough evidence to secure a conviction. With time running out, they turned to Dame Professor Sue Black, a forensic anthropologist who is an
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Romanian police clash with anti-government protesters

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tens of thousands of Romanians, including returning expats, have joined the protests Police have clashed with tens of thousands of anti-government protesters across Romania. Between 30,000 and 50,000 people, including many returning expats, turned out nationwide, media reports say.Protesters in the capital Bucharest threw bottles and paving slabs, while police used tear gas, pepper spray and even a water cannon. Around 100 protesters needed

Lucy McHugh murder police make Facebook access request

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLucy McHugh was seen at Tesco Express half an hour after she left homeMurder detectives investigating the death of teenager Lucy McHugh have asked Facebook to "preserve" information on some users' accounts.The 13-year-old's body was found in woodland near Southampton Sports Centre early on 26 July.Facebook said it was "working directly with Hampshire police on this case".As a US-based company, access

Brexit: Police commissioners concern over ‘no deal’

[ad_1] Image copyright PA A no-deal Brexit poses a risk to the public because the UK would lose access to EU-wide security powers and databases, police leaders have warned. Police and crime commissioners say law enforcement agencies "face a significant loss of operational capacity" if the arrangements stop.They have asked the home secretary to confirm his contingency plans.The Home Office says it will continue to make the case for the
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Rapist Northumbria Police officer’s prison release sparks outcry

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Mitchell resigned from the Northumbria police force when he was convicted in 2011 A Northumbria Police officer handed two life sentences in prison in 2011 for rape has been released, it has emerged.Stephen Mitchell was found guilty of carrying out sex attacks on vulnerable women he met when on duty in Newcastle.The sentencing judge at Newcastle Crown Court had warned the "ruthless sexual predator"
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US police find 11 starving children in New Mexico compound

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Police described the location where the children were found as a "makeshift compound" near the community of Amalia in the north of New Mexico Police in the US state of New Mexico have rescued 11 malnourished children who were being kept in squalid conditions in a remote desert compound.The local sheriff's office said the children, aged 1 to 15, had no shoes, were wearing