Leicestershire

‘We must see change’ says charity as few convicted of controlling behaviour despite hundreds of reports in Leicestershire

Just five people were convicted of a form of domestic abuse called ‘controlling and coercive’ behaviour in Leicestershire last year despite hundreds of incidents being reported to police. Coercive control became a specific criminal offence in 2015 but the number of convictions compared with the number of reported incidents is staggeringly low across the UK. […] […]

West Yorkshire

Bradford child sex abuse: Children ‘remain unprotected’

Some children in Bradford “remain unprotected” from sex exploitation, a new report looking into abuse over two decades has said. The independent review of five cases in the Bradford district since 2001 has found that “children suffered abuse no child should have to experience”. Victim Fiona Goddard said the council and police had chances to […] […]

Greater Manchester Police
Greater Manchester

Report finds Black people five times more likely to be stopped & searched by Police

A report looking into the use of police powers by the Greater Manchester Police force (GMP) has concluded that disproportionality still exists against minority communities, particularly within black communities. The Achieving Race Equality Report, was commissioned by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to examine how the force uses its powers. It highlights that […] […]

Northamptonshire

TikTok cop gets final warning

A Northamptonshire Police officer has been given a final written warning after posting a series of TikToks which included references to drug dealers and playing songs which used the n-word. PC Aaron Parry faced a gross misconduct hearing which reviewed four allegations – including a series of TikTok posts made between January and April 2020. He […] […]

British Transport

Fourth member of Stockwell Six appealing against conviction

A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, a group of young black men who were “fitted up” by a corrupt police officer nearly 50 years ago, has been found and is mounting an appeal against his conviction. The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) announced on Monday that Texo Johnson got in touch after his […] […]