Devon and Cornwall

Plymouth shootings: police worker faces misconduct inquiry

The investigation into the Plymouth mass shooting has placed one police staff worker under investigation for gross misconduct, meaning they could be sacked if allegations are upheld. Jake Davison, 22, shot dead his mother, a three-year-old girl and three other people on 12 August. He used a gun he had held a licence for since […] […]

Northern Ireland

Police officer accused of assaulting boy

A SERVING police officer has appeared in court accused of assaulting a boy. Standing in the public area of Newtownards Magistrates Court, Graham McMinn entered a not guilty plea to the single charge against him that he assaulted the male child on January 25 this year. Defence solicitor Kellie Morwood revealed that McMinn, whose address […] […]

Met (London)

Government burying its head in the sand over Everard inquiry

he chairwoman of the Home Affairs Select Committee says she fears the Government is “burying its head in the sand” over violence against women and girls after Boris Johnson ruled out a public inquiry into Sarah Everard’s death. Yvette Cooper is calling for an independent investigation into the vetting process used by the Metropolitan Police […] […]

Gloucestershire

Police officer assaulted suspect in ‘concerning’ incident

A police officer who used unlawful force after he detained a suspected burglar has been found guilty of common assault by beating. PC Richard Smith now faces being sacked from Gloucestershire Police following the guilty verdict passed by a District Judge today, Monday, October 4. The 49-year-old was given a suspended prison sentence, and has […] […]