• 5 Aug 2018

    The family of the midwife Samantha Eastwood have thanked the public for their support during the search for her – after a body was found in the Staffordshire countryside.  Three men are still being held by police, one of them on suspicion of murdering the 28-year-old. Our North of England Correspondent Clare Fallon is near…

  • 28 Apr 2018

    Despite being suspected of attacking more than 100 women, John Worboys was granted parole after spending a decade in jail.  Two of the women he attacked successfully challenged that decision and he remains behind bars. Now the government has set out plans to reform the parole system.

  • 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…

  • 3 Apr 2018

    Leroy Logan is a former superintendent in the Metropolitan police.  He retired in 2013 after 30 years’ service. Sephton Henry was a former gang member in London for 16 years and now works for Gangsline – a charity supporting young people involved in gang culture. And Temi Mwale is the founder of the community organisation…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    Solicitor Harriet Wistrich has represented some of the victims of the ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys, who is to be released on licence having served just ten years of that life sentence.

  • 19 Oct 2017

    The number of crimes recorded by the police in England and Wales has topped five million for the first time in a decade – that’s 13 per cent higher than the year before. Police are now dealing with more violent incidents, and almost a fifth more sexual offence crimes.

  • 20 Jul 2017

    The largest rise in crime for a decade has been recorded in England and Wales, with the biggest increase in violent and sexual crime. This, as the Home Office revealed police numbers are at their lowest since 1985.

  • 2 Apr 2017

    Police have arrested six people on suspicion of attempted murder after a teenage asylum seeker was attacked on a suburban street while a crowd of people looked on.

  • 31 Mar 2017

    It’s not just the NHS which is strapped for cash. New figures show that nine out of ten burglaries remain unsolved… as limited resources force police to prioritise the crimes they investigate.

  • 11 Mar 2017

    In her last word before retiring from the judging circuit – Lindsey Kushner warned women they could be at greater risk of being raped if they get drunk.

  • 25 Nov 2016

    Senior judges have ordered the independent police watchdog to re-investigate the police Taser death of a factory worker in Manchester. In the first ruling of its kind, the High Court quashed the IPCC’s original inquiry into the death of Jordon Begley in 2013, which cleared any officer of blame.

  • 2 Nov 2016

    Asian police officer wins £470,000 payout for racial discrimination

    Nadeem Saddique became the victim of racial discrimination and vicitmisation on 25 occasions on the grounds of his Pakistani origin and his Muslim religion

  • 21 Jul 2016

    The future of crime?

    Welcome to the future of crime: high volume, low margin.

  • 30 Mar 2016

    The claim “Although rates of drug use and selling are comparable across racial lines, people of color are far more likely to be stopped, searched, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated for drug law violations than are whites.” Drug Policy Alliance website An intriguing quote by a former aide to disgraced US President Richard Nixon is…

  • 8 Mar 2016

    Regulating cannabis could earn the government £1bn in taxes a year, a new report established by Lib Dem health spokesperson Norman Lamb says. Really?