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Government burying its head in the sand over Everard inquiry

he chairwoman of the Home Affairs Select Committee says she fears the Government is “burying its head in the sand” over violence against women and girls after Boris Johnson ruled out a public inquiry into Sarah Everard’s death. Yvette Cooper is calling for an independent investigation into the vetting process used by the Metropolitan Police […] […]


Police officer assaulted suspect in ‘concerning’ incident

A police officer who used unlawful force after he detained a suspected burglar has been found guilty of common assault by beating. PC Richard Smith now faces being sacked from Gloucestershire Police following the guilty verdict passed by a District Judge today, Monday, October 4. The 49-year-old was given a suspended prison sentence, and has […] […]


Former police officer struck colleague on backside with coat hanger

A former police officer will face no action for behaving inappropriately towards a female colleague by hitting her on the backside with a coat hanger. The ex-Suffolk police officer, who has not been identified by the force, was found to have breached standards of professional behaviour following a misconduct hearing last month. The male officer had denied […] […]