Politics

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"
US & World

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
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Sun Wenguang: Chinese activist’s live interview shut down by police

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prof Sun is a well-known critic of the Chinese government "I have my freedom of speech," are the last words a retired university professor is heard saying before the line goes dead. On Wednesday, Sun Wenguang, 84, was in the middle of an interview with US-funded broadcaster Voice of America (VOA) when police broke into his home in Jinan, China and forced him
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Ed Sheeran praised for thanking South Wales Police

[ad_1] Ed Sheeran has been praised by a police force after he thanked officers for keeping his fans safe while he played a record-breaking run of concerts.The Shape of You singer performed to 240,000 fans over four nights at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff from Thursday to Sunday.South Wales Police posted a photograph on Twitter showing the singer taking a selfie with two officers.It said he had taken the time
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Mexico town’s entire police force detained after murder

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Ángeles was murdered outside his home on Thursday morning The entire police force of the Mexican town of Ocampo has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a mayoral candidate.Fernando Ángeles Juárez, 64, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Thursday outside one of his properties. More than 100 politicians have been killed across Mexico ahead of general elections on
Health

The nurses tackling mental illness in police custody

[ad_1] An estimated third of those arrested by police in England are experiencing mental health problems.Most police forces now have mental health nurses working with them to help those arriving in crisis, in the hope of both improving their health and reducing re-offending.The BBC's Jeremy Cooke was given exclusive access to see the process in action at the Nottinghamshire Police central custody cells. [ad_2] Source link
Technology

Missing Norfolk man in ‘lucky’ police drone rescue

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDrone finds missing man stuck in marshesA man who went missing and was found by a police drone up to his armpits in water said he was "lucky to live".A major search was launched for Peter Pugh, 75, from Brancaster, Norfolk, after he disappeared following a walk home through fields on Saturday at about 17:10 BST.It was only when a drone
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Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The FBI took Apple to court in 2016 to try to get access to a killer's iPhone Apple says it is to change the default settings of its iPhone to stop hackers and others unlocking devices without proper legal authorisation.The move will also make it more difficult for police to unlock handsets without authorisation.However, Apple denied the changes were designed to thwart US
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Chile police raid Catholic Church offices amid sex abuse scandal

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Offices of the Ecclesiastical Court in Santiago were among premises raided Police and prosecutors in Chile have raided offices and seized documents of the Roman Catholic Church amid a child sexual abuse and cover-up scandal.The surprise raids took place in the capital Santiago and in the city of Rancagua.They come as two Vatican envoys are in Chile to investigate the claims and advise dioceses