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South Yorkshire child abuse probe finds ‘serious failings’ but no police misconduct

The police watchdog looking into the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham has found ‘significant failings’ in nine cases but no evidence of officer misconduct. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said it has identified ‘significant failings’ in the way victims … Continue reading

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Policing failures ‘a canary in the mine for nation’s public services’

Dr Alan Billings A Yorkshire crime commissioner says a damning report on the state of British policing represents a “canary in the mine” for problems in other public services. Inspectors from a Government watchdog warned yesterday that victims are being … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire Police offer voluntary redundancy scheme to bobbies

Police officers in South Yorkshire are being offered voluntary redundancy in a bid to cut costs. South Yorkshire Police is offering bobbies the chance to leave the force with a redundancy pay out, with bosses aiming to replace them with … Continue reading

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Petition launched for new police station in South Yorkshire

An online petition has been launched calling for a new police station in South Yorkshire. Around 770 people have signed the petition, which calls for a station to serve Dinnington and Anston in Rotherham. Resident Tim Wells, who launched the … Continue reading

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Police ‘still failing to take child sex victims seriously’

Children reporting sexual and violent crimes are not being taken seriously, the government’s victims tsar has warned. Baroness Newlove said that the lessons of the Jimmy Savile and Rotherham sex abuse scandals had not been learnt because young people were … Continue reading

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Neil Wilby – ‘Bad on their merits’

In April 2012, David Crompton stepped out of the shadow of Sir Norman Bettison and took up the post of chief constable of South Yorkshire Police (SYP). It is a matter of record that, after being rejected at first by … Continue reading

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Police precept to rise by more than 3 per cent

HILLSBOROUGH inquests and the child sex scandal played a part in the police precept rising by 3.26 per cent. South Yorkshire Police fears dealing with these “legacy issues” could cost £9 million and will ask for a special Home Office … Continue reading

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