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Thornton: Plan is in place to tackle large-scale riots

Fed rep casts doubt on ability to deal with 2011-style disorder without military support. • The head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council says she wants to reassure the public the service would be ready to tackle “a crisis” despite years of cuts to budgets. Chief Cons

Sajid Javid downplays police funding boost pledge

'Don't put words in my mouth.'. • The new Home Secretary’s first public encounter with the policing community marked a stark contrast to his predecessor’s “put your pens away” speech last November. Sajid Javid made crowd-pleasing promises to prioritise police fundi

Tributes follow death of ex-Fed branch chairman, 61

Kevin Phillips also stood for PCC post in 2016. • Tributes have been paid to a 61-year-old former Police Federation rep and PCC candidate who died suddenly. Kevin Phillips, who was chairman of Avon and Somerset branch for more than six years, passed away after contracting sepsis

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