Nottinghamshire

‘You are insured, aren’t you?’ Police response to Rushcliffe rural crime victim who loses £100,000 of kit

A Rushcliffe councillor says he fears victims of rural crime in Nottinghamshire are not being taken seriously after a police officer was said to have asked one victim ‘you are insured, aren’t you?’ following the theft of more than £100,000 of farm kit. Cllr Rob Inglis (Con), Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety at Rushcliffe […] […]

West Mercia

Man complains of police ‘bullying’ after mooning at speed camera

A retired lecturer recently diagnosed with a terminal illness has complained of police heavy-handedness after claiming he was injured when six officers raided his home after he achieved his bucket-list desire to moon at a speed camera. Darrell Meekcom, 55, from Kidderminister, who was diagnosed with multiple system atrophy (MSA) last month, pulled down his […] […]

Scotland

Public protest and our concerns about Police Scotland

AS protests began across the UK ahead of COP26, some commentators were quick to brand activists extremists – but the truth is that peaceful protest is one of the most effective ways for ordinary people to claim their rights. Amnesty documents the repression of protest around the world and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts […] […]