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GMP has found 5,000 pieces of intelligence hiding in its ‘nightmare’ computer system – and doesn’t know what they are

It is two years since iOPS was launched, prompting an extraordinary flood of scared and angry police officers to blow the whistle. As the new Chief Constable weighs up whether to ditch the part that ‘doesn’t work’, the scale of its failures are still emerging On July 9, 2019, a ‘transformational’ £29m new computer system […] […]

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Police failed to share vital information after Manchester Arena attack, inquiry told

A British Transport Police (BTP) representative told an inquiry that his organisation failed to share vital information with other emergency services following the Manchester Arena attack on 22 May 2017, which killed 22 people and injured hundreds more. Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan agreed with Paul Greaney, the counsel to the inquiry, that there had […] […]

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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 […] […]

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Senior cop admits it was ‘extraordinary’ she didn’t know about mistakes in a counter terror training drill – they were repeated a year later at the Arena bombing

A senior police officer in charge of an infamous training drill, which foreshadowed delays getting firefighters to the Manchester Arena attack, faced criticism after admitting she was unaware of any problems with the exercise at the time. The emergency services took part in a huge terrorism training exercise, in which a suicide bomber scenario was […] […]

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Greater Manchester Police chief apologises to rape victim over failures

A chief constable has apologised to a rape victim after his force failed to arrest the suspect she had identified. The victim’s mother described Greater Manchester Police (GMP) as “absolutely incompetent” over its failure to act. She said her daughter had also suffered because four different detectives had led the investigation. New GMP Chief Constable […] […]