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London knife crime: Government and Sadiq Khan decline TV debate

Image caption The special TV debate show was hosted by Tina Dahely Sadiq Khan has been criticised for not taking part in a special BBC TV debate on knife crime in London. During the programme…

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Compensation body ‘re-traumatising’ crime victims

Image copyright Getty Images Survivors of violent and sexual crime are being “re-traumatised” by the government’s compensation body, the victims’ commissioner has said. Baroness Newlove said her review found the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)…


Disability hate crime: MPs back Katie Price over online abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people”, according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price. More than 220,000 people supported her…


London Tube violent crime rises by 43% in three years

Image copyright BTP Image caption The figures show King’s Cross St Pancras was the station with the highest number of offences Violent crime on London’s Tube network has increased by more than 43% in the…


Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill

Image copyright @beaniegigi Image caption Gina Martin could not believe that, when she caught a man taking an upskirting photo, there was nothing that could be done A woman who launched a campaign against upskirting…


Kent Police praised for improvements in crime recording

Image caption The force’s approach to crime recording had previously been graded as inadequate Kent Police has improved the way it documents crime, recording an estimated additional 25,400 incidents a year. The force’s rating was…


Anti knife-crime arch to be taken into Sandwell schools

Police in a West Midlands borough are taking a metal detection arch into secondary schools to screen for knives. Working with Sandwell Council, school councils and head teachers in the area, police officers have also…


West Midlands Police use ‘wands’ to fight knife crime

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption West Midlands response officers are being equipped with the metal detecting “wands” for the first time Police officers in the West Midlands have been given metal-detecting “knife wands”…


Torbay drug death dealer ordered to repay £20k crime profits

Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police Image caption Andrew Hodges was brought back to court under the Proceeds of Crime Act A dealer who supplied a hallucinogenic drug that led to the death of a…


Liverpool cycling teenagers combat Merseyside knife crime

More than 100 teenagers hit the road on bicycles as part of a project to raise awareness about the perils of knife crime on Merseyside. The Liver Pedlaa Pool group organises bike rides to help…


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