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UKIP burka remarks ’emboldening’ Islamaphobic hate crime fear

Image caption Gareth Bennett, pictured here in the Senedd, said he stood by his comments where he said the burka was an “alien culture” “Cowardly” comments about burkas are “emboldening” Islamophobic hate crime perpetrators, the…

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How 3,000 teenagers are trying to combat London’s knife crime

Image copyright @adamcorbettphoto Image caption Jake O’Neill was motivated to set up the project Bikestormz in 2015 When Jake O’Neill first tried to stop London knife crime by getting teenagers on their bikes, “20 to…


Rural crime rise prompts ‘medieval’ defences

Image caption Farmers are digging trenches and earth banks to prevent thieves driving 4x4s onto farms The cost of rural crime has risen to £44.5m as organised criminal gangs target farm machinery. Farmers are resorting…


Home Office doubles youth crime prevention scheme funds to £22m

Image copyright Getty Images Government funding for a scheme to steer young people away from violence is to be doubled after a rise in crime. Home Secretary Sajid Javid is to now earmark £22m for…


Boris Johnson blames Sadiq Khan for London knife crime ‘scandal’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Boris Johnson was London mayor until Sadiq Khan succeeded him in 2016 Boris Johnson has said his successor as London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, must take responsibility for knife crime in…


Home Office: ‘Child spies used against crime when necessary’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government wants to increase the amount of time under-18s can be used undercover Children are used undercover in criminal investigations only when necessary, the government has said. The…


Police must tackle hate crime problems, says watchdog

Image copyright PA Police in England and Wales must tackle “significant problems” in handling hate crime ahead of a possible rise in such offences after Brexit, a watchdog says. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary found…


Heatwave: Is there more crime in hot weather?

Image copyright Getty Images Police forces are reporting record numbers of 999 calls, which some are linking to the recent weeks of hot weather. West Midlands police force said: “A combination of the World Cup,…



Anti-knife crime lessons for holidays

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lessons want to reduce the risk of teenagers getting involved in knife crime during the summer holidays Teenagers in England are being given lessons in school to tackle…


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