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Published on July 1 2015 in General

Police have been acting out a terror attack on the streets of London to test the response of the emergency services in the event of a Tunisia or Charlie Hebdo-style marauding terrorist threat to the capital. Scotland Yard has been using the Twitter h…

 
Published on July 1 2015 in General

Reporting on the penal system is a pretty depressing task. There is little or no sunshine in the working day. But occasionally a ray of light shines through the gloom. And so it was when I read that a far-sighted justice minister has taken the bold d…

 
Published on July 1 2015 in General

Until I exhaled on Monday, I hadn’t realized that I had been holding my breath. Like so many people, I spent part of my weekend tearing up as I looked at post after post on social media of committed, loving partners’ marriage photos with a renewed se…

 
Published on June 30 2015 in General

Police armed with tear gas and water cannons were on Tuesday evening still attempting to contain a riot that broke out at a maximum security prison in Victoria earlier in the day, after prisoners became angered by the introduction of a smoking ban. A…

 
Published on June 30 2015 in General

“The nightmare is finally over,” was the refrain from police, New Yorkers and Governor Andrew Cuomo after a three-week manhunt for two escaped criminals ended this weekend. But the reckoning continues for the surviving convict, the prison community a…

 
Published on June 30 2015 in General

A woman prison guard was left fighting for her life after she was attacked by a prisoner she was escorting.  The woman in her 50s was attacked after she led a 22-year-old inmate from Blackfriars Crown Court to a waiting prison van after the morning s…

 
Published on June 30 2015 in General

Police have launched a hunt after a murderer went missing from a Scottish prison.  Prison officers raised the alarm after Amy Stewart failed to return to the jail on Saturday following a week-long licence. Stewart – who was jailed for life in 2004 af…

 
Published on June 30 2015 in General

Homelessness protesters in Manchester city centre have been given a three-week reprieve. Council bosses went to court today in a bid to permanently remove the camp. The protest - which is seeking to raise the profile of Manchester’s rising homelessne…

 
Published on June 30 2015 in General

The majority of domestic violence perpetrators have a history of crime, most commonly traffic offences, researchers have found. The Australian Institute of Criminology on Tuesday released the findings of a study which analysed Tasmanian police record…

 
Published on June 30 2015 in General

Veterans and dignitaries turned out this morning in Grays to raise the flag for Armed Forces Day. The ceremony also paid honour and remembrance to the 15 British lives taken in the tragedy in Tunisia over the weekend, by raising the flag at half-mast…