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No laughing matter for police despite 'rebellion' sending in the clown

Performer captured in mid-air arrest praises 'kind officers giving me hot vegan food'. • A former police officer and a professional performer have helped bring the lyrics of a song made famous by Frank Sinatra in 1973 to life at a mass protest in London some 46 years later. Isn’t it rich, are we a pair, Me here at last on the grou

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Who do you support, would-be jurors in Hillsborough trial asked to declare

Who do you support, would-be jurors in Hillsborough trial asked to declare

Despite many millions of entries on the disaster on social media, judge warns jury: Don't Google it. • The 12 good men and women set to hear one of most the important retrials of the 21st century have already been subjected to intense scrutiny – before the case is officially underway. Potential jurors in the trial of Hillsbor

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Ex-police chief facing stint behind bars

Ex-police chief facing stint behind bars

But Sir George Hamilton's 'sentence' is all in a good cause. • A former national force chief plans to end up behind bars tomorrow – without breaking the law. Ex-Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable Sir George Hamilton will be "locked up" on Friday as part of a charity challenge to highlight the plight of the es

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Recognition of service after 30 years was 'well worth the wait'

Recognition of service after 30 years was 'well worth the wait'

'Treasured' memories for leading inspector with the Specials. • An officer has finally received recognition of her lead role in the Special Constabulary – 30 years after leaving the service. Former SC Inspector Chr

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Police write message to robbers on windscreen of stolen car

Police write message to robbers on windscreen of stolen car

Officers leave note 'reference vehicle and cannabis left in the garage'. • Officers investigating a robbery have written an “on-screen” message for bungling machete-wielding ram raiders – on a stolen motor they left behind. West Midlands Police has asked the suspects “for a chat” after they sm

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