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- Force removes caution given after infamous spit guard arrest - Circumstances of incident posted online are still being examined by watchdog. A caution issued to a man whose arrest while put in a spit guard was filmed and posted online has been quashed. British Transport Police arrested Ik Aihie at London Bridge station in July last year – a
- Officer accused of inappropriate touching given final warning - The PC told the hearing she was trying to make sure her examination was "thorough". A Met PC who “parted” the vagina of a female detainee with her fingers during a strip search has been given a final written warning. PC Lesley Wade, 44, was performing the search on May 11, 20
- Police authority chairman seeking safe parliamentary seat - Esther McVey could leave position less than 18-months after being appointed. The chairman of the British Transport Police Authority is on the shortlist for a safe Conservative seat at the General Election. Esther McVey, who earns around £35,000 for 60 days-a-year work in the pos
- Officer accused of inappropriate touching during strip search 'believed' she was within guidelines - The PC also had no formal training in how to conduct strip searches, misconduct panel has heard. A Met PC alleged to have touched a woman inappropriately during a strip search had no formal training and felt she was acting within guidelines, a disciplinary hearing has been told. PC L
- Groups welcome tougher penalties for speeding motorists - RAC director questions whether police officers have enough resources to ensure the tougher punishments have an impact. The introduction of tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences has been welcomed by motoring groups. Drivers caught at speeds excessively above legal l
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