Durham

Milkman arrested after being mistaken for a burglar

The delivery man was held by officers in County Durham, even after they witnessed him leaving milk on a customer’s doorstep, according to his boss. A milkman was arrested on suspicion of being a burglar despite showing police pints of milk and empties in the back of his van, his employer said. The delivery man […] […]

All police

Why the UK police force fails to improve diversity

The police in Britain have failed to reflect the diversity of the community they serve and have failed on Sir Robert Peel’s founding description of policing, which was, “the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention […] […]

Essex

Essex Police officer banned from profession after cheating on exams

A conduct panel has found that a former Essex police officer cheated on his policing exams and sent an inappropriate message to fellow officers. Former Pc Mohammed Khan was found to have committed two counts of gross misconduct, having fallen below the force’s high expectations in honesty and integrity, authority, respect and courtesy and committed […] […]

West Midlands

Judge says officer’s attacks ’embarrassing and disastrous for police’ – because cops not in masks

A district judge has branded videos of an unmasked officer attacking members of the public in two separate lockdown assaults ’embarrassing to watch’. PC Declan Jones was caught on camera punching a 15-year-old boy to the ground before kicking him in the ribs in Melbourne Avenue, Newtown. The 30-year-old officer, found guilty today, also punched […] […]

Cleveland

Former chief constable to face gross misconduct proceedings

he former chief constable of Cleveland Police is to face gross misconduct proceedings, the police watchdog has said. Mike Veale, who led a controversial inquiry into sexual allegations against the late prime minister Sir Edward Heath when he was in charge of Wiltshire Police is accused of breaching “standards of professional behaviour” during his time […] […]