‘Failure of leadership’ as Yorkshire police force lets down vulnerable victims

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The Yorkshire police force whose chief constable left under a cloud a week ago has been given the lowest possible score by a watchdog for its protection of vulnerable victims. In a damning indictment, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), … Continue reading

Humberside chief constable quits ahead of watchdog report

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The chief constable of Humberside Police is stepping down with immediate effect, days ahead of a watchdog’s report. Justine Curran, 48, who joined the force nearly four years ago, is taking early retirement ahead of two reports by Her Majesty’s … Continue reading

Call for inquiry into ‘shambles’ of South Yorkshire Police after Hillsborough inquests

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Call for inquiry into ‘shambles’ of South Yorkshire Police after Hillsborough inquests Lawyers acting for the Hillsborough victims’ families have demanded the Home Secretary begin a ‘root and branch’ inquiry into South Yorkshire Police. Solicitor Elkan Abrahamson called for the … Continue reading

Have we a circular ‘firing squad’?

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The recent trials and other events have started to uncover the positions of those various agencies of state, that all let us down simultaneously and were each as much part of the problem as the others. This could be depicted … Continue reading

Under pressure police officers slow at investigating crime in South Yorkshire

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Under pressure police officers slow at investigating crime in South Yorkshire South Yorkshire Police has been told it ‘requires improvement’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary looked at how well the force prevents crime … Continue reading

Police ‘not properly prepared’ to tackle honour-based crime

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Police ‘not properly prepared’ to tackle honour-based crime Police in England and Wales are not adequately prepared to combat so-called honour-based crimes, inspectors say. In the first review of police responses, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary said three forces out … Continue reading