British police

  • 10 Nov 2018

    Sajid Javid has promised £17 millon as part of an early intervention youth fund to help tackle knife crime problem.

  • 7 Aug 2018

    Police and Crime Commissioners have written to the Home Secretary warning that a no-deal Brexit could pose a substantial risk to public safety. Their letter warns that officers could face a “significant loss of operational capacity” if Britain crashes out of the EU next March without a deal. It also urged the Home Office to…

  • 19 Jul 2018

    The first ever comprehensive report into hate crime in England and Wales has found many victims were being ‘let down’ because of poor recording and response.

  • 31 May 2018

    Amid the recent wave of knife and gun crime on Britain’s streets, relations between police and local communities have rarely been under such scrutiny. And there are growing calls to strengthen neighbourhood policing and build trust. That is one of the roles being played by the Volunteer Police Cadets, an organisation that encourages teenagers from…

  • 8 Apr 2018

    Amber Rudd has insisted that police cuts are not to blame for rising violence – a day before a new government strategy to tackle street crime is unveiled. The Offensive Weapons Bill for England and Wales will impose tougher restrictions on the sale of knives and corrosive substances online. It also proposes stopping knives from…

  • 7 Apr 2018

    The London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for police to carry out more stop and searches of people they suspect of carrying a weapon – to help tackle the rise in gun and knife attacks. 300 more officers are being deployed in areas which have been worst affected. The Met Commissioner Cressida Dick insisted that…

  • 14 Sep 2017

    Are police officers really better off now than in 2010? FactCheck investigates.

  • 30 Aug 2017

    After a three-year battle to shake up the Police Federation – Steve White has called it a day – announcing he’ll leave his post at the end of the year.

  • 25 Jul 2017

    Twenty eight people died as a result of police pursuits in the last year, the highest level for eight years. And most of them, according to new figures, were bystanders or passengers. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is now reviewing whether new police safety or training is needed. Its report also shows six people died…

  • 26 Jun 2017

    Fourteen police officers were injured last night when trouble flared during protests in East London at the death of a young black man. Edson Da Costa died in hospital six days after he was stopped by police in Beckton while travelling in a car with friends. Protesters alleged that Mr Da Costa was beaten by…

  • 26 May 2017

    The police have searched 12 locations so far and will continue their operations over the weekend. They say they’ve made ‘immense progress’ in their investigation and eight men are in custody, held on suspicion of terror offences. More is emerging about the bomber, his lifestyle and his movements in the last few months.

  • 26 May 2017

    The police have identified a “large part of the network” linked to the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi. They said some of their arrests – eight since Monday – are significant, as are the materials that have been found in their searches. But the UK terror threat is to remain at critical for the time being,…

  • 25 May 2017

    With the UK threat level still set at critical, British Transport Police say for the first time they will put armed officers on trains, while NHS emergency departments have been told to prepare to deal with possible further terrorist attacks.

  • 10 Apr 2017

    The biggest ever gathering of British police officers joined mourners at the funeral of PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death inside the gates of Parliament last month.