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Police: Quote Of The Week

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PatersonFormer Environment Secretary Owen Paterson among a number of sacked ministers to react to ‘male and pale’ reshuffle with fury

According to a well-placed source, Mr Paterson launched a passionate defence of his record, saying: ‘I have been every bit as radical in environment as Michael Gove has been at education and Iain Duncan Smith with welfare.

‘I have not been afraid to take on the greens on everything, from fracking to GM foods, the badger cull, even bees!’

Mr Paterson resisted EU moves to ban pesticides blamed for hitting the bee population, claiming it could hit food production.

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Police: I regret to inform

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From Tony Forward

I regret to inform you of the death yesterday of retired DC Bill Pirie. I have no further details at present but will circulate more when I have them.

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I regret to inform
  • Bill and Pete Harfleet

    Bill and Pete Harfleet

  • Bill third from left back row

    Bill third from left back row

  • Bill second from right.

    Bill second from right.

  • Bill third from right back row

    Bill third from right back row

Photos courtesy of Bob Bartlett

Police: Man’s Inhumanity To Man

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Three of the eighty children lost on the Malyasian flight

Three of the eighty children lost on the Malyasian flight

This Is What War Looks Like

Gaza – This Is What War Looks Like

Man was made to mourn: A Dirge

Many and sharp the num’rous ills
Inwoven with our frame!
More pointed still we make ourselves
Regret, remorse, and shame!
And man, whose heav’n-erected face
The smiles of love adorn, -
Man’s inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!

Robert Burns

Police: Not surprisingly we get – “Police reform is working and crime is down by more than 10 per cent under the Coalition Government.”

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The Police Federation has warned against an “over-reliance” on the latest stats showing crime is down after a government minister used them as proof that police numbers could be cut without compromising safety.

Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker told the BBC that the apparent fall in crime “has an impact on the number of police officers you need on the street.”

In an official statement from the Home Office, he added: “Police reform is working and crime is down by more than 10 per cent under the Coalition Government.”

However, Police Federation representative Paul Ford said there were “well documented issues of confidence” in crime statistics, adding that they may not “match reality.”

Mr Ford said he wanted to see “a move away from the current over-reliance on crime stats as the main gauge of policing effectiveness.”

Sex offences

The Crime Survey for England and Wales figures...

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Police: Police ‘not solving half of crimes’

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Police are failing to solve half of crimes, including nearly three quarters of cases of theft, criminal damage and arson, figures suggest.
Data from 28 police forces in England and Wales, excluding the Metropolitan Police, showed that in April and May this year 52% of crimes were classed as “investigation complete, no suspect identified”, meaning that the case is closed unless new evidence comes to light.
This happened in 73% of criminal damage and arson cases, 72% of theft and 56% of robbery, according to figures released by the Home Office, which stressed that the investigations could be reopened later.
Adam Pemberton, assistant chief executive of Victim Support, said: “It is alarming that so many serious crimes remain unsolved. Victims want to know that the police are doing all they can to investigate the crime committed against them.
“Investigating a crime is a matter for police, who also have a duty to keep victims informed and explain decisions made about an investigation. This obligation is...

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Police: Crime falls 14% in England and Wales to reach lowest level in 33 years

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Authoritative crime survey of England and Wales finds 20% drop in violent crime, 17% fall in criminal damage and 10% fall in theft

A record 14% fall in the last 12 months has taken crime levels in England and Wales to their lowest level for 33 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Crime has fallen across most types of offences, according to the authoritative crime survey of England and Wales with the largest falls in the 12 months to March including a 20% drop in violent crime, a 17% fall in criminal damage and a 10% fall in theft.

The figures also show that the number of police officers has fallen by a further 1,674 over the past year to 127,909, bringing the total cut in police numbers to 15,825 since 2010. Ministers linked the fall in police numbers to the fall in crime, saying that fewer officers were needed on the street.

The overall fall in crime has been accompanied by a 20% rise in sexual offences recorded by the police with the ONS putting the increase down...

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Police: Former Surrey police officer Salim Ismail to face sex assault retrial

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A police officer accused of attempted rape and indecent assault is to face a retrial after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

The Guildford Crown Court jury hearing the case against Salim Ismail was discharged and a new trial date set for May 2015.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Surrey.

Mr Ismail served as a police constable in Surrey between 1993 and 2002, and is now serving with West Yorkshire Police.

He is currently under suspension pending the outcome of legal proceedings.

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Police: ‘Make sacking officers easier to protect PCSOs’

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Think tank calls for ‘cultural transformation’ to help cut crime in wake of cuts.

It should be made easier to sack officers so that forces can continue to make savings in the face of government cuts, a think-tank has argued.

A new report by Reform called The Expert Citizen analyses how forces can deal with budget cuts now that the “easy gains” have been made.

It states: “Forces’ ability to manage savings in this way has been hampered by workforce restrictions which make it very difficult to fire underperforming officers. This means that in some cases a less effective and more expensive segment of the workforce has been retained while cheaper and more adaptable PCSOs have been cut back in large numbers.

“Relaxing these restrictions and allowing forces greater control over their workforce will enable them to better control their costs while maintaining a high standard of service delivery.”

Lead author Clare Fraser told “We’re not saying that PCSOs have more...

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Police: “The place to avoid in Cap-Ferret: Il Giardino” – French blogger fined over review’s Google search placing

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The restaurant argued the negative review’s prominence in Google’s search results was unfairly harming business

A French judge has ruled against a blogger because her scathing restaurant review was too prominent in Google search results.

The judge ordered that the post’s title be amended and told the blogger Caroline Doudet to pay damages.

Ms Doudet said the decision made it a crime to be highly ranked on search engines.

The restaurant owners said the article’s prominence was unfairly hurting their business.

Ms Doudet was sued by the owner of Il Giardino restaurant in the Aquitaine region of southwestern France after she wrote a blogpost entitled “the place to avoid in Cap-Ferret: Il Giardino”.

According to court documents, the review appeared fourth in the results of a Google search for the restaurant. The judge decided that the blog’s title should be changed, so that the phrase: “the place to avoid”...

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Police: Schools top source of police concern over radicalisation

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Sir Peter Fahy, the Greater Manchester police chief constable. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Randeep Ramesh, social affairs editor
Monday 14 July 2014 19.40 BST

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Schools are referring to the police record numbers of pupils and staff identified as being at risk of radicalisation.

Official data to be released on Tuesday will show that the details of 1,281 people were referred to the government’s “Prevent” scheme, up from 748 the year before, with officers citing the civil war in Syria as the main reason for the increase.

Sir Peter Fahy, the chief constable of Manchester police who leads on extremism for the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), told the Guardian that schools were now the greatest source of concern for the police, followed by local authorities, the NHS and then higher education.

But he said people should not be surprised that “Muslim lads” felt compelled to travel to Syria...

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