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Police officers hurt at ‘free Tommy Robinson’ protest

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Riot officers were called as the protest calling for ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson's release from jail became violent Five police officers were injured at a demonstration in London in support of jailed ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson turned violent.Riot officers were deployed as hundreds of protesters blocked the roads around Trafalgar Square.Five arrests were later made after Robinson supporters took
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Police probing fire service over Grenfell Tower disaster

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Metropolitan Police is investigating London Fire Brigade's use of a "stay put" policy during last year's fire at Grenfell Tower.The tower's residents were told to stay in their flats in the early stages of the fire - a so-called stay-put policy.BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds said the Met was considering possible health and safety offences.It comes as lawyers for London Fire Brigade have
Technology

Ransomware hits Atlanta police dashcam footage

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Atlanta City Council president Felicia Moore said the attack hit about one-third of its systems Years of video evidence gathered by police has been lost thanks to a ransomware attack on Atlanta in the US. Most of the lost evidence involves dashcam recordings, said Atlanta police chief Erika Shields in a local newspaper interview.The footage was "lost and cannot be recovered", said Ms Shields.About
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Border police power to hold suspected foreign agents

[ad_1] Image caption The bill is a response to the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury Border police would be given the powers to stop and detain suspected foreign intelligence agents if a new bill passes through parliament.The new powers targeting "hostile state activity" would be similar to those used against suspected terrorists.The Home Office introduced the bill in response to the attack in Salisbury on Sergei and
US & World

Nicaragua police end church siege after day of terror in Masaya

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Opposition activists have blocked roads in Masaya and other cities Police in Nicaragua have ended the siege of a church where opposition supporters had sought refuge after being attacked by riot police and pro-government militias. Doctors have been allowed to treat the injured inside the church in the city of Masaya. Two people have died.Some 30 people who were inside the church were released
Politics

Jeremy Thorpe ‘hit-man might not be dead’, police admit

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNorman Scott: "There is obviously a lot of skulduggery that's gone on"A probe into a scandal involving former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe will be reopened after police may have wrongly assumed one of the suspects was dead.A 2015 investigation into the alleged attempted murder of his lover - Norman Scott - was closed in 2017. Gwent Police assumed Andrew Newton -
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Police mugshot deletion scheme criticised for lack of transparency

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People who have been released without charge, or later cleared of a crime, can apply to have their mugshots deleted from the Police National Database Thousands of innocent people who have been questioned by police may not know they can have their mugshots deleted, a Commons report has warned.A Home Office review in February 2017 said people should have the right to apply
US & World

Harvey Weinstein to surrender to police – US media

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvey Weinstein, 66, has denied non-consensual sex Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York police on sexual misconduct charges, US media report.He faces arrest on Friday following an investigation, the reports say.He has been hit with numerous allegations, including rape and sexual assault, but has denied non-consensual sex with anyone. The allegations triggered the #MeToo movement which demonstrated the
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Sterling Brown: Milwaukee police release arrest video

[ad_1] Image copyright Milwaukee Police/YouTube Image caption Sterling Brown, right, was arrested in January in Milwaukee Milwaukee police have released video of officers tasing a basketball player over a parking violation.NBA player Sterling Brown was arrested and stunned in January after parking in a disabled space.Until now, the police had refused to release the 30-minute video to the public; it shows that Mr Brown does not seem to physically resist