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Drug Cop Evades Jail

A former Metropolitan police officer who resigned after testing positive for cocaine use has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting drug and theft offences, Scotland Yard said. Pc Michael Andrew Johnson , 47, left his post at the Met’s Traffic Garage at Hampton, south west London, after failing a drugs test in May last year, […]

On The Run Offenders Face Extra Time

Criminals who go on the run to avoid being sent back behind bars could face an extra two years in prison under new measures announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. The new measure is aimed at punishing criminals who have been released from prison but abscond to avoid being recalled for breaching their licence conditions. […]

‘Plebgate’ Cop Pleads Guilty

‘PLEBGATE’ COP ‘PLEADS’ GUILTY Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell has said he is pleased “justice has been done” after a police officer who falsely claimed to have witnessed the Plebgate row pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey. Pc Keith Wallis, 53, of West Drayton, west London, admitted misconduct in public office between September 19 and […]

Cop Jailed For Under-Age Sex

A police officer based in south Birmingham has been jailed for six years after being convicted of sexual activity with a child. West Midlands Police said Christopher Semak carried out the crimes between April 2010 and November 2011 when the girl, who was known to the man, was aged 14 and 15. The 33-year-old officer […]

Oakwood Incident Resolved

An incident lasting more than five hours at the country’s largest prison has been resolved, security firm G4S has said. The trouble broke out on a wing at HMP Oakwood in Featherstone, near Wolverhampton, yesterday evening, but the operator of the privately-run prison would not give any further details. The incident was contained by staff before being […]

A former police constable will stand trial today (2nd January) accused of selling personal data from her force’s computer system. Sugra Hanif, 27, of Bretch Hill, Banbury, Oxfordshire, faces two counts of obtaining and disclosing personal data from Thames Valley Police’s command and control systems and conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office. She […]

“Distasteful”: Ministers Plan To Sidestep Human Rights Ruling

Murderers and those convicted of other serious offences could be given sentences lasting hundreds of years to sidestep European regulations that ban whole-life terms, it is reported – which one critic called ‘distasteful’.. Ministers are considering introducing the lengthy sentences to get around a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Daily […]

Judges Should Not Make Political Statements

Claims by the European Court of Human Rights to set judge-made law on a widening range of social issues is threatening to undermine the sovereignty of Parliament, one of Britain’s most senior judges has warned – but critics have said Judges Should Not Make Political Statements while still on the bench. Lord Judge, the former […]

Maze Prison Officers Ignored Management

Out-of-control warders took over the running of the Maze Prison after the IRA escape in 1983, a secret Irish government report states. Declassified documents show Irish officials warned the British government to take back control of the notorious jail before republican paramilitaries starting killing “easy target” prison officers. Dublin’s then Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry […]

Murdered Prisoner Named

A prisoner from Nottingham who was allegedly murdered in jail has been named by police. Two men were arrested after Michael Hennessy, 22, died from a stab wound he suffered at HMP Lindholme in South Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon. The force said it was not yet clear how the stab wound was inflicted and the […]

Tory Plans On Human Rights Shake Up

The Conservative Party will draft proposed new laws to curtail the impact of European human rights legislation on Britain in the coming year, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said. Pulling out of the European Convention on Human Rights altogether is still being considered by the party, Mr Grayling added. Other possibilities are also being reviewed […]

Cop Gets 19 Years For Rapes

An ex-policeman has been jailed for 19 years for a string of serious sex crimes. Wayne Scott, 37, was convicted of rape and the attempted rape of a woman after a five-day trial, having already admitted raping a different woman seven times over a number of years. He also confessed to two common assaults, one […]