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Guilty: Met officer Lee Martin-Cramp to be sentenced in July for 'extremely serious' offence

UK officer found guilty of raping woman in Antigua

Met PC facing up to years behind bars for 'most deplorable' holiday sex attack. • A UK officer who used his job to dupe his victim into trusting him before carrying out the "most deplorable" sex attack while on holiday in the Caribbean is facing a lengthy prison term. Police Con

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New PSNI Chief Simon Byrne

Simon Byrne named new PSNI chief

'The board had absolutely no problem in appointing him'. • Simon Byrne, who was last year cleared of bullying claims and also faced allegations that he humiliated staff on a "regular basis", has been named the new Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The de

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Held on: PC Dave Fenton was one against seven

Lone star officer takes on seven to make drugs arrest

PC praised for 'one hell of a job' despite suffering a beating. • Police and the public have praised the actions of an officer who managed to “hang on to his man” despite being beaten about the head in a vicious attack by a seven-strong gang of men. PC Dave Fenton was patr

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Scene of collision: DFS store at Longford Island, Cannock

Two men critically injured as car crashes into store front after police chase

Police refer incident to watchdog investigators. • Two men have been left with life-threatening injuries when the car they were in overturned and crashed into the front of a DFS store following a police pursuit. A stretch of the A5 at Longford Island near Cannock in Staffordshire has been c

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Thursday, 23rd May

One into four does go: Former Cheshire chief Simon Byrne

Simon Byrne in the running for next Northern Ireland chief

Four under starter's orders as interviews begin 36-hour countdown to announcing new national force head. • A Jekyll and Hyde-branded chief cleared last year of bullying claims and humiliating staff "on a regular basis" is in a quartet of candidates bidding to lead a national force

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Fallout: 'Even if a police officer is not dismissed at a hearing, the mental trauma can cause permanent damage '

'Abuse of disciplinary process' heaping mental torture on officers, federation warns

Misconduct panel throws out another 'not-fit-for-purpose' case. • Officers are being “taken off the streets” suffering permanent psychological damage from a widespread abuse of a “not-fit-for-purpose” disciplinary process, policing has been warned. Rank-and-file

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Yellow Vest protest: Policing demonstrators

Officers probed over yellow vest arrests

Watchdog looking into claims protesters were 'pushed and dragged'. • Officers are being investigated over using alleged excessive force in arresting two yellow vest protesters. Scotland Yard reviewed body-worn video footage of an incident during a march on February 16 after a number of pr

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Picture perfect: DCC Ian Pilling presents the memorial to PC Dan Woodall's parents

Lasting memorial for hero officer who touched the hearts of two nations

Pictorial tribute unites policing in 'worldwide grief' for PC paying the ultimate sacrifice for doing his duty. • The long arms of policing’s worldwide family have reached out across the ocean to commemorate a UK officer brutally murdered in the line of duty thousands of miles from the land

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Wednesday, 22nd May

Sir Craig Mackey: New to the board

Sir Craig Mackey boards 'accountability train' of national rail force

Former acting commissioner joins quartet of new BTPA appointees. • A former Met deputy commissioner is back in policing – helping to keep a national force on the right track. Sir Craig Mackey, the officer who held the reins of the Met for 47 days in between Lord Bernard Hog

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From left, Professor Peter Vaughan, director of strategic projects, policing and Security at USW; Helen Martin, academic subject manager for policing and security at USW; Professor Julie Lydon, vice-chancellor of USW; Professor Jonathan Crego, who developed the Hydra Minerva system used to train police officers at USW; head of school Dr James Gravelle; and Hannah Coombs, academic manager for operational policing

Signing up to police learning programme that 'professionalises the professionals'

University to work with five forces to provide officer education. • New police recruits are heading back to the classroom to gain landmark qualifications as educational institutions bid to “further professionalise” the service. More than 2,000 student officers across a geograp

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DC John Fordham: Died on January 26, 1985 aged 45

Cop killer Kenneth Noye to be freed from prison after nearly 20 years

Parole Board deems 'no significant risk' to public safety. • Double killer Kenneth Noye is to be released from prison after the Parole Board concluded he poses “no significant risk” to the public on being returned to the community. The 71-year-old was jailed for life with a minim

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Facial recognition technology facing up to a legal challenge

Police has 'no statutory power' for wholesale processing of people's data

Landmark review hears 'dangers' of facial recognition technology capturing biometrics of thousands almost instantly. • Facial recognition technology is allowing the police to violate people’s human rights in a way they have “never been able to do before,” a court has heard

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Tuesday, 21st May

CC Livingstone revealed he has asked for a peer review of the actions allegedly carried out

National force review after 'unprofessional' conduct claims

Chief admits public confidence in covert policing is 'vital'. • A chief is prioritising public confidence of covert policing after asking an external force to probe “unsatisfactory and unprofessional” conduct by a now defunct undercover policing unit. Chief Constable Iain L

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Five Norfolk Constabulary officers were assaulted within the space of 24 hours last Saturday.

'We're not punch bags – we're humans'

Three officers were attacked last Saturday morning with one suffering a fractured eye socket. • A regional federation chairman says a high level of violence against officers is "becoming the norm". Police have charged a man with 

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Court denial: Two Greater Manchester officers on trial

Police dog handler accused of wounding suspects 'won three commendations'

PC tells jury his German Shepherd, Jerry, is 'very well-mannered'. • A three-times decorated officer set his dog on five criminal suspects including a convicted killer to inflict serious injuries on them, a jury has been told. Police dog handler Paul Jackson, 36, allegedly used German Sh

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Senior moment, wrong pedal: The excuse given by accused PC Lee Rumsey

Officer accused of driving at fleeing suspect 'hit wrong pedal'

PC's concern at 'who the person was or why they were so keen to evade capture', court told. • An officer steered his marked car into a fleeing suspect whose car had failed to stop and then told his colleague he "had a senior moment and hit the wrong pedal", a court has heard

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Monday, 20th May

ACC Maggie Blyth: Became a warranted officer in November 2016

Wiltshire appoints first direct entry candidate at chief officer level

Author and former public sector safeguarding expert takes on ACC role less than three years into policing. • A child protection expert has become the first direct-entry candidate to be successfully appointed to a chief officer-level position in England and Wales. Portsmouth’s for

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Two's company: PC Evie Wilcox has won back-to-back titles . . . best students followed by Police Officer of the Year

Best student adds national 'officer' title to her promising police portfolio

And two out of seven BAWP awards heading to Leicestershire. • An award-winning student officer has graduated to a national title – at the first time of asking. Just two years into her promising career, PC Evie Wilcox has been named Police Officer of the Year by the British Associatio

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Hogg in the limelight: Durham PCC Ron Hogg shakes on the 'preferred' option of DCC Jo Farrell as Durham's next chief

Deputy gets the nod to lead 'Britain's best force'

Inside knowledge of the 'Durham difference' gives DCC Jo Farrell the preferential treatment. • The officer who knows first hand the “difference” that separates the UK’s best performing force from the rest has been anointed its new leader. Deputy Chief Constable Jo Farrell

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Pursuit-related death: West Midlands' officers acted correctly, the IOPC ruled

Police pursuit before fatal crash was correct, watchdog finds

Driver being chased was travelling at speeds up to 80mph. • Two officers’ actions were blameless in their pursuit of a speeding driver who went on to kill a young woman in a crash, an inquiry has concluded. The pursuit by the West Midlands pair was properly carried out, accord

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Sunday, 19th May

Are our prisons systematically failing?

Are our prisons systematically failing?

Russell Webster investigates a damning new inspection report. • One of the main attributes of an effective Chief Inspector of Prisons is the willingness to stand up and be counted and make any criticisms clear and unequivocal. It is apparent that Peter Clarke is the right man for the job

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Bob Lambert formerly worked for the Met Police's Special Demonstration Squad. The force are now taking legal proceedings against him

Legal action taken against undercover officer who fathered child

The son of former officer Bob Lambert insists he suffered mental health problems after finding out his father was an undercover officer. • A force is taking legal action against a former officer for purportedly causing mental distress to a child he fathered with a woman he spied on. Bob Lamb

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