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New stalking legislation helps to bring thousands more prosecutions as CPS and ACPO launch protocol to improve service to stalking victims

As stalking-related prosecutions rise, prosecutors and police are being reminded to focus on the devastating impact these crimes have on victims. After the first full year of operation, new stalking legislation has seen 743 cases brought to court – cases which may not have been charged under previous law

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6 days ago

In austerity police must prioritise calls and may not attend for all crimes

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary Core Business report shows that crime and anti-social behaviour is down and overall confidence in the police has remained high, although it shows inconsistency in attendance at crime reports

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12 days ago

Public getting the message on the problem of cannabis farms

Members of the public are more confident to report cannabis farms, a senior officer has said following a successful campaign run by the charity Crimestoppers, supported by police, to help people spot the signs of cannabis farms.

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15 days ago

UK threat level from terrorism raised to severe

Public safety is the UK police service's priority as threat level is raised SUBSTANTIAL to SEVERE.

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18 days ago

The findings of the report into the failings in Rotherham are shocking but nationally police have made real changes to stop child sexual exploitation

All chief constables have committed to delivering a national plan for tackling child sexual exploitation

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19 days ago

Failings identified in Rotherham that left children being abused will be addressed in national action plan on child sexual exploitation

An independent inquiry has found that failings by social workers and police allowed 1,400 children in Rotherham to suffer years of “appalling abuse”.

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20 days ago

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