Greater Manchester

Ex-police chief denies trying to mislead review after Arena bombing

The chief constable at the time of the Manchester Arena bombing has denied trying to mislead an independent review into the emergency response six months later. The public inquiry into the May 2017 attack has heard of significant multi-agency communication failures as fire crews took more than two hours to arrive and only three paramedics […] […]

West Yorkshire

Officer posted indecent photo on swingers’ website

A former constable from West Yorkshire Police said he was “ashamed, embarrassed and disgusted” after he posted an indecent photo of himself on a swingers’ website. Andrew Bell uploaded one image to the Fab Swingers website of himself in uniform, with his warrant card, and another of his naked torso and erect penis. The 39-year-old […] […]

Met (London)

Crisis after crisis: what is going wrong at the Met police?

eaming broadly as she faced the Prince of Wales in a gilded chamber at St James’s Palace, Cressida Dick was about to achieve another career high. A police officer of 38 years, she appeared exhilarated last Wednesday when receiving a damehood in recognition of her public service. But storm clouds routinely follow the chief of […] […]