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Bolton police officer Lee Cunliffe admits child sex offences

A BOLTON detective has been warned that he could face jail after admitting multiple child sex offences and misconduct in a public office. Lee Cunliffe, 40, who lives in Bolton and worked in Salford, entered guilty pleas during a hearing at Liverpool Crown Court. The detective constable admitted one count of attempting to arrange the […] […]

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Families of 22 victims of Manchester Arena bombing are told at public inquiry that mistakes by counter terror police or security services will not be kept secret to spare ’embarrassment’

MI5 and anti-terror police will not be allowed to use the excuse of national security to cover up intelligence failings in advance of the Manchester Arena terror attack, a public inquiry has heard. The inquiry into the May 2017 attack, which claimed 22 lives, will hear whether the security services or anti-terror police could have […] […]

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‘Systematic failings’ in England’s care system as boy restrained in hospital

The “shameful” case of a violent 12-year-old boy who was detained in hospital by 15 police officers illustrates the “systemic failings” in England’s care system, according to the body representing all of England’s directors of children’s services. The boy was physically and chemically restrained in hospital last month. The disruption meant seriously ill children had […] […]

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Report finds Black people five times more likely to be stopped & searched by Police

A report looking into the use of police powers by the Greater Manchester Police force (GMP) has concluded that disproportionality still exists against minority communities, particularly within black communities. The Achieving Race Equality Report, was commissioned by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to examine how the force uses its powers. It highlights that […] […]

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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 […] […]