Nottinghamshire police boss Caroline Henry caught speeding five times

A police and crime commissioner (PCC) who pledged to crack down on speeding was caught breaking a 30mph limit five times in four months. Conservative Caroline Henry, the PCC for Nottinghamshire, appeared before Nottingham magistrates earlier after previously admitting the offences. The 52-year-old, who was elected in May 2021, was caught speeding in four locations … Read more

Police Scotland officer numbers hit 14-year low

Police officer numbers in Scotland have fallen to their lowest level in 14 years, according to government figures. The police officer strength figures, published each quarter, revealed the force had 16,805 full-time equivalent police officers on 31 March. The number of officers fell by 312 during the first three months of 2022, reaching the lowest … Read more

Police will delay updates on Downing Street party probe

LONDON, April 21 (Reuters) – Police will withhold any updates on their probe into alleged breaches of COVID-19 lockdown rules at gatherings and parties in Downing Street until after next month’s local elections, the Metropolitan Police said on Thursday. Large parts of Britain are due to vote in elections for local and regional authority positions … Read more

Police officer faces Aberdeen and Dundee sexual assaults trial

A police officer is to go on trial facing charges of sexual assault in Aberdeen and Dundee. Ross Campbell, 44, is alleged to have carried out the offences at various nightclubs – several in Aberdeen and one in Dundee – in 2019 and 2020. The nine charges, under the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, involve … Read more

Police investigating Russian Orthodox church fire in Paris

About 60 firefighters were dispatched to the church on April 17 to put out the blaze that erupted at Saint-Seraphin-de-Sarov in Paris’s 15th arrondissement (district), a Paris firefighting spokesman said. There was extensive damage but no casualties. Experts from the Paris police prefecture were now looking into whether cause of the fire was accidental or … Read more

Police charge man following incident near London’s Downing Street

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) – British police said they had charged a 29-year-old man who was armed with a knife when he confronted two Ministry of Defence police officers near Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s official residence in central London on Monday. Prashanth Kandaiah was charged with attempted grevious bodily harm and possession of a pointed/bladed … Read more

Police disperse illegal rave in Dorset village of East Lulworth

Police have dispersed an illegal rave involving about 1,000 revellers descending on a rural village. Officers were first called to reports of the huge party in East Lulworth, Dorset, in the early hours of Sunday. Surrounding roads were shut and the police helicopter was deployed but the noise continued into the afternoon. Police said they … Read more

Police arrest dozens after mob attack in India

A mob attacked police and vandalised public property on Saturday night in Hubli, 480 km (250 miles) north of Bengaluru, after the derogatory message spread on Whatsapp, police said. Twelve police officials were injured in the violence even though the person who posted the message had already been arrested. “People still gathered near the police … Read more

Police patrols attacked in Kosovo’s volatile north – Reuters

Damaged cars are pictured following clashes with ethnic Serbs during a police operation against the smuggling of goods, in Mitrovica, Kosovo, October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Laura Hasani/File Photo PRISTINA, April 15 (Reuters) – Kosovo police said two of its patrol cars came under fire early on Friday in the country’s north near its border with Serbia, … Read more