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France fuel protests: Police in Paris fire tear gas

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Organisers billed the latest protests as "act two" in a rolling campaign Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters demonstrating for a second weekend against rising fuel prices.Clashes broke out on the Champs-Elysées despite a police security cordon around sensitive sites in the centre of the French capital.Some 280,000 people took part in protests at more than 2,000
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Make drivers pay for fuel in advance, says police chief

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Service stations should make drivers pay for fuel in advance to prevent theft, a top police officer says.Petrol firms had made it too easy to drive off without paying because they wanted to entice motorists into their shops, said Simon Cole of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC).About 25,000 people every year "bilk" the system by avoiding payment.Mr Cole, who is chief constable for Leicestershire,
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Julian Cole: Three Bedfordshire Police officers sacked

[ad_1] Image caption Julian Cole was left brain-damaged and paralysed after a scuffle outside a nightclub in 2013 Three PCs involved in arresting a man left paralysed and brain-damaged have been sacked after being found guilty by a misconduct panel.Julian Cole was involved in a scuffle with doormen and police officers outside a nightclub in Bedford in 2013.The officers were found to have lied in statements about Mr Cole's condition
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David Malengela: Police hunt teacher banned for claiming extra cash

[ad_1] Image copyright Linkedin Image caption David Malengela had responsibility for organising overseas trips at St Peter's School in Huntingdon A languages teacher who claimed extra cash from parents for school trips is wanted by police carrying out a fraud investigation.David Malengela, 41, asked parents at a school in Huntingdon for additional "behaviour deposits" and charged pupils 20 euros each just to board the coach. He has since been banned
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Danish police hunt for three in black Swedish Volvo

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Authorities shut down transport links to and from Denmark's largest island Three people involved in a "serious crime" in a Swedish-registered car are being hunted by Danish police, according to a statement.It says the three people are riding in a black Volvo V90, registration ZBP 546, and should not be approached."Witnesses who see the vehicle should contact the police immediately," the statement said. Swedish
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Acapulco: Mexico police under investigation over alleged drugs ties

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Police officers were detained and stripped of their guns, radios and bullet-proof vests. The entire police force in the coastal Mexican resort of Acapulco is under investigation amid suspicions of infiltration by drug gangs. Two commanders accused of murder are being sought while the rest of the city's police have been disarmed.State police and the military will patrol the city instead. Acapulco became famous
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World Cup 2018: Rise in domestic abuse reports, say police

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 1,340 general crime incidents were linked to England's games There was a "significant rise" in domestic abuse reports during the World Cup, the lead officer for football policing in England and Wales has said.More than 60 incidents were reported after England's semi-final defeat by Croatia, compared to the highest figure of 24 during Euro 2016.It is not clear if this is due to
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‘Outpouring of support’ over filmed Coventry police crash

[ad_1] Image caption The crash happened on Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry on Wednesday Police have thanked people for their "outpouring of support" after an officer was filmed having been knocked off his motorbike during a chase.Bystanders had been labelled as "disgusting" by West Midlands Police for filming the man rather than helping him.The officer had been pursuing a stolen off-road bike in Coventry when he crashed with a car
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Bystanders film Coventry police officer knocked off bike during chase

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The incident happened on Stoney Stanton Road in Coventry Police have criticised the "disgusting" actions of bystanders who filmed an officer who was knocked off his bike instead of helping the rider.The officer was pursuing a stolen bike in Coventry when he was knocked over on Stoney Stanton Road.The officer was taken to hospital but discharged with "bumps, bruises and a bit of shock".West