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Insufficient funding for forensic science “putting justice at risk” warns Government Regulator

A lack of funding to improve forensic science is jeopardising the integrity of the criminal justice system. That’s the considered and thought-provoking view espoused by Forensic Science Regulator Dr Gillian Tully in her Annual Report for 2015-2016. In the document, Tully...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017
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National Counter-Terrorism Policing launches ‘Stay Safe’ advice film on attack awareness

National Counter-Terrorism Policing is providing advice to members of the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack through the launch of a new awareness film. Terrorist attacks in the UK and abroad remind us all...
Posted On 03 Jan 2017
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National Crime Agency and National Counter-Terrorism Policing launch ‘Guns Off Our Streets’ campaign

The National Crime Agency and National Counter-Terrorism Policing have joined forces to appeal directly to members of the public for information preventing criminals and terrorists from gaining access to firearms and ammunition. The hard-hitting ‘Guns Off Our Streets’...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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National Crime Agency publishes analysis of serious and organised crime threats affecting UK

The National Crime Agency has just published its third annual public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats presently affecting the UK. The National Strategic Assessment draws together knowledge from across the entire law enforcement community, i...
Posted On 13 Sep 2016
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Police Welfare Support Programme numbers soar as officers ‘consider suicide’

Traumatised police officers are flocking in ever greater numbers to a support programme for ‘vulnerable and at risk’ cases. According to the Police Federation, the number of individuals accessing the dedicated Welfare Support Programme Hotline has nearly tripled in just five...
Posted On 12 Aug 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM: Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner
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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner reflects on “very real threat” from terrorism in wake of recent atrocities

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM has issued a detailed statement on the “very real threat” now posed by acts of terrorism, and observed that defeating terror is as much about refusing to be afraid as anything else. In ...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
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“More smoke and mirrors from Government on subject of firearms officers” suggests Police Federation

On Thursday 28 April, the Home Office released the Police Use of Firearms and Police Use of Taser statistics. According to the Police Federation of England and Wales, these latest figures “show more smoke and mirror tactics” by the Government. Che Donald, lead on...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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European Governments “neglecting the threat of extreme right lone actor terrorists” reveals study

A new study conducted by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) reveals how lone actor terrorists are often less secretive than might be expected. It argues that their behaviour and activity can provide warnings of their extreme views or even intention to act, and calls for...
Posted On 15 Mar 2016
Last Friday night witnessed horrifying scenes in the French capital as 129 people were killed in a series of simultaneous terrorist attacks
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UK’s security and policing response to Paris terrorist attacks outlined in wake of COBR meeting

Last Friday night’s terrorist attacks in the French capital perpetrated by gunmen and suicide bombers who left in their wake horrific scenes of devastation at the Bataclan concert venue, the Stade de France, Le Petit Cambodge restaurant and at Le Carillon bar in the Canal...
Posted On 16 Nov 2015
The National Crime Agency has published its second public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats affecting the UK
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Latest in-depth analysis of UK crime threats published by the NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has just published its second public-facing analysis of the serious and organised crime threats presently affecting the UK. The National Strategic Assessment (NSA), which is produced on an annual basis, draws together knowledge from across the...
Posted On 25 Jun 2015