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Sgt Stephen Shaw: Outside court

Married police sergeant facing jail over child grooming charges

Coventry-based officer bailed and electronically-tagged after admitting two offences committed earlier this week. • An officer who admitted he sent a photo of his penis to an undercover colleague posing online as a 12-year-old girl in offending spanning three days earlier this week is facing jai

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Lord Carlile: Review of Prevent strategy will take a year

Review of Prevent programme 'could see anti-radicalisation scheme scrapped'

And Lord Carlile acknowledges 'police role may be dminished'. • The man tasked with reviewing the Government's anti-radicalisation strategy has acknowledged police may take "even less of a role than they have now". Lord Carlile of Berriew was appointed by the Government ea

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Everybody was Kung Fu fighting: PC Lynch, right, standing with his beaten opponent after winning the gold

Kung Fu cop goes from comeback kid to karate master

PC crowned champion at law enforcement global games. • A UK officer has channelled his inner karate kid to aspire to Mr Miyagi status among law enforcement’s sporting greats. Hampshire PC Mike Lynch has struck gold for a second time in as many years at the World Police and Fire G

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    Friday, 23rd August

    'Racist officer who picked on commuters' is dismissed

    'Racist officer who picked on commuters' is dismissed

    Misconduct hearing told allegations of unauthorised actions dated back to 2008. • An officer who held up racist signs next to sleeping train passengers has been sacked. Picking on commuters and tricking them into opening pornographic videos was included in a catalogue of allegations brought

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    Wayne Dobson: Jailed for 33 months

    'Assaults against police officers cannot be allowed to become the norm'

    Chief speaks out after 'brutal and terrifying experience' for officer shot with his own Taser. • A chief has spoken of his “disgust and dismay” at the rising tide of attacks on police as no officer should be expect to face “abuse, violence and even death”. The broa

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    PC Andrew Harper: A minute's silence in his honour

    A minute's silence to reflect on the cost of being a police officer today

    Forces set to observe nationwide tribute to PC Andrew Harper at 11am. • Forces across the four corners of the UK will be united in grief this morning – in memory of PC Andrew Harper. A minute's silence will observed to remember the 28-year-old officer who died while responding to

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    Line of duty: A minute's silence as a mark of respect for fallen colleague, PC Andrew Harper

    PC Andrew Harper memorial: A time to pause and to reflect

    Police in silent tribute to officer killed while responding to burglary. • Britain’s police family came together to salute the memory of a fallen colleague today. Forces across the UK paid their respects as a nation remembered in a minute’s silence the ultmiate sacrifice made by

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    Thursday, 22nd August

    Former CC Simon Prince: His death is greeted with

    Retired chief who embraced 'challenge of changing times' in policing dies at 53

    Tribute paid to top officer for 'maintaining one of the safest places in England and Wales'. • A chief who took an early retirement bow after a “thoughtful and positive contribution” to British policing has died at the age of 53. Dyfed-Powys Police has announced “

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    PC guilty of gross misconduct for failing to properly investigate disabled woman's wheelchair theft

    PC guilty of gross misconduct for failing to properly investigate disabled woman's wheelchair theft

    12-year 'unblemished' record fails to save officer from sack. • A force has sacked an officer known to be suffering physical and mental ill-health with a “heavy heart” after he failed to properly investigate the theft of a wheelchair from a disabled woman. PC Daniel Pierson was

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    Commissioner Drew Harris: Ex-PSNI deputy says it won't be the same in future

    Chief: A hard Brexit's going to fall on 60 years of policing co-operation

    Ex-PSNI deputy warns development of criminal justice togetherness will be hit by no-deal departure from EU. • Six decades of policing cooperation with the UK will "fall away" after a no-deal Brexit, Ireland's police chief warned. Many of the EU criminal just

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    Joshua Rayalo: Jailed for 18 weeks

    Jail for teenager who assaulted police while serving suspended sentence for a separate attack on officers

    Magistrates invoke prison term hanging over 19-year-old from offence earlier this month. • A teenager has been jailed for a second assault on police officers in as many weeks. Yesterday, magistrates imposed swift justice on 19-year-old Joshua Rayalo who admitted assault by beating of an

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    Wednesday, 21st August

    Totally Taser: Rollout to all frontline officers in Durham

    UK 'best' force takes aim with Taser to protect public and police from violent upswing

    Second force in 24 hours promises rollout of X2 model for every frontline officer. • Britain’s best performing force is the second within 24 hours to commit to an all-out Taser response to the growing alarm of protecting police and public against a surge in violent attacks. Durham Co

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    Police HQ: Cheshire Constabulary headquarters

    Retrospective dismissal for PC guilty of 'totally inappropriate' personal behaviour

    Gross misconduct ruling for officer in 'blatant misuse of police systems'. • An officer who turned his back on the disciplinary process after being caught sharing an “inappropriate” video of himself in full uniform has been thrown out of the service. PC Patrick Campbell r

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    Thank you: Forces have reported gifts being presented to them following PC Andrew Harper's death

    Grateful public: This is for the memory of PC Andrew Harper

    Forces given 'thank-you' gifts as Just Giving page tops £240,000. • Police officers across the UK have reported an outpouring of public empathy in the wake of death of PC Andrew Harper. They say they been given gifts from “grateful” members of the public – thanking them

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    Officer suffers severe facial injuries detaining suspect in mystery incident

    Officer suffers severe facial injuries detaining suspect in mystery incident

    Force admits it is unclear whether 'any attack took place'. • An officer is to undergo surgery after sustaining severe facial injuries while attempting to detain a 20-year-old suspect. But the Avon and Somerset force said the hospitalised officer has been unable to give a full accou

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    Tuesday, 20th August

    Taser issue: The devices will be made available to every officer who wants one, says CC Nick Adderley

    Chief: I cannot sit idly by as my officers are exposed to increasing levels of violence

    Force vows to issue Tasers to everyone on the frontline. • A chief admitted policing “hasn’t moved with the times” after ordering the issue of Tasers to every frontline officer in his force in response to a "sickening trend" of attacks on the emergency service

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    DCC Dave Orford: Proud to serve the communities where I grew up

    Former army officer appointed as new deputy chief constable

    Experience of Bosnian war 'made me see what can happen when law and order completely disappears'. • A force’s new number two has admitted first-hand experience of the conflict in the Balkans has shaped his view of policing throughout a 25-year career. Former Army officer Dave Orfor

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    Lone watch: An officer outside Reading Magistrates' Court

    PC Andrew Harper murder: I had no part in his killing

    Accused, 20, denies 'any involvement' in death of Thames Valley officer. • A 20-year-old man accused of killing PC Andrew Harper while he investigated a burglary has denied any involvement in his "horrific murder". Jed Foster is charged over the death of the 28-year-old newlywed o

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    We've got this licked: Labrador Diesel at the hospital bedside of his 'master', PC Gareth Phillips

    Injured officer visited in hospital by pet dog after being run over

    Morale booster for PC in bedside reunion with labrador. • Man’s best friend has put a smile on the face of a traffic officer left seriously injured when he was run over while trying to stop a hijacked police car. Faced with a long haul back to recovery, PC Gareth Phillips

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    Monday, 19th August

    Two's company: Father and daughter Ronnie and Sam Lowes on the Northumbria inspector's last day in the force

    30-year career 'high point' for policing Lowes

    Officer spends last day on patrol with daughter who followed in his footsteps. • A one-force officer saved the proudest moment of his 30-year career in a last day family “first”. The perfect ending for Inspector Ronnie Lowes came as he walked the beat for the final time –

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    Floral tributes: An officer looks at the many messages left at the scene where PC Andrew Harper was killed

    £120,000 fundraising target reached for PC Andrew Harper's family

    More than 7,000 well-wishers already pledged their financial support for murdered PC's page. • A fundraising page set up to support the widow and family of murdered PC Andrew Harper has broken through its £120,000 target. More than 7,000 well-wishers made donations within hours o

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    On the increase: Violent attacks on officers are up by a fifth

    Assaults on officers in Scotland at five-year high

    And Saturday nights are the peak time for attacks. • Assaults on officers in Scotland have hit a five-year high with more than 1,600 attacked in just three months.  Police Scotland has reported a 10 per cent increase in the number of ABHs on cops between April and June compared to the s

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    Trial date: Wolverhampton Crown Court

    Officer in court charged with misconduct in public office

    Trial date set for PC accused of sexual relationship with vulnerable victim. • An officer accused of a sexual relationship with a victim of domestic abuse in the wake of a watchdog investigation is to stand trial next April. PC James Ankrett has been charged with misconduct in public

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    Sunday, 18th August

    In silent tribute: Officers stand at the scene where Pc Andrrew Harper died

    'I want every member of a police family to know their safety is my first priority'

    More must be done to recognise sacrifices by police, Home Secretary says. • Ministers today admitted the country does not express its gratitude “nearly enough” and must do more to recognise the sacrifice made by those in policing in the wake of the murder of PC Andrew Harper

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    PC Richard Priamo: Back home after being hospitalised

    Officer targets 'full recovery to front line policing' after violent attack

    Injured PC 'overwhelmed' by messages of support. • Messages of support from around the world have “lifted” the spirits of an officer facing a long recovery from serious injuries sustained in a violent assault as he tried to detain a wanted man. PC Richard Priam

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    Ongoing crisis: Recruitment overtaken by departing prison staff

    Prison and probation recruitment success 'undone' by staff exiting the services

    Work with Offenders on the inside track of the latest workforce statistics. • It is widely accepted, including by the Ministry of Justice, the ongoing prisons crisis and chronic underperformance in our probation system is, to a large extent, caused by understaffing. This

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    Pc Avi Maharaj: Awaiting sentence

    Officer downloaded pornography at grieving family's home, court told

    PC's sentence put back to later date in referral to Crown Court. • An officer whose action led a grieving father to falsely believing his child had been downloading pornography before his death is facing the threat of jail after his sentence was deferred PC Avi Maharaj, 44, fr

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