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England: Record low number of prosecutions while crime reports up

A record low number of people were prosecuted or issued an out-of-court disposal in England and Wale ...

Published 17 August 2018

US: Police who tasered 87-year-old woman with dementia say their actions were 'justified'

An 87-year-old woman who was cutting dandelions near her home in rural Georgia was tasered by police ...

Published 17 August 2018

And finally... traviata torture

A woman who tormented her neighbours by blasting opera music for 16 years has been arrested. Eva N ...

Published 17 August 2018

Neo-Nazi in possession of explosives equipment convicted of terrorism offences

A 35-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years after being convicted of terrorism offences. The Hig ...

Published 16 August 2018

Iain Livingstone appointed Chief Constable of Police Scotland

Iain Livingstone Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has welcomed the appointment of a new Chief Con ...

Published 16 August 2018

British citizens in EU launch court challenge against Brexit

British citizens living in other EU countries have launched a court challenge against Br ...

Published 15 August 2018

Young people at risk of offending to receive better early intervention and support services

Humza Yousaf Young people at risk of being drawn into serious offending will receive more c ...

Published 15 August 2018

Murder conviction quashed over advocate depute’s ‘unfair’ speech to jury

A man found guilty of murder who claimed that he suffered a “miscarriage of justice” due ...

Published 13 August 2018

Privacy International and Liberty take legal action over police refusal to disclose information on spying tools

Privacy International has this week filed an appeal challenging UK police forces' refusal to disclos ...

Published 10 August 2018

And finally... fishy tale

A fisherman has been fined for lying to police about being attacked – so that officers would g ...

Published 10 August 2018

Scottish Lib Dems second guess upskirting convictions

Liam McArthur Scottish Liberal Democrat justice spokesperson Liam McArthur MSP has written to t ...

Published 9 August 2018

Police Scotland told to apologise over firearms debacle

Kate Frame The Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) has recommended that Poli ...

Published 8 August 2018

And finally... roo-ful

A man called the police after a kangaroo crashed through his living room window in the m ...

Published 7 August 2018

And finally... gong gone

The world's most prestigious mathematics medal has been stolen just half an hour after it was awarde ...

Published 2 August 2018

Case against women accused of ‘threatening and abusive behaviour’ dropped after police destroyed CCTV evidence

Two women accused of behaving in a “threatening or abusive manner likely to cause a reasonable ...

Published 1 August 2018