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PCs face dismissal for going to McDonalds instead of immediately attending suicide incident

The officers went for cups of tea and finished off admin work relating to an earlier incident before making their way to the scene. • Two Met PCs are fighting to save their careers after they went for a cup of tea instead of going directly to a woman who had taken her own life. 

Home Office declines to increase police power to ban protests

Rotherham has been the venue for a number of EDL marches which have cost millions to police. • The Home Office has declined a request for a force to be given the power to block repeated marches by far right group the English Defence League. South Yorkshire Police applied to the governme

GMP apologises for tasering blind man

Firearms officers mistook the man's folded cane for a gun. • Greater Manchester Police has issued an apology after officers mistook a blind man's cane for a gun and tasered him.  He was spotted by witnesses behaving in an "agitated manner" in Levenshulme, Greater Man

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