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Law Enforcement in the United Kingdom

Officer accused of using police van as airport taxi service

A senior superintendent is under investigation after being accused of abusing his authority by using a police vehicle for a personal errand.

Wednesday, 3 August, 2011, 12:00am

Police card left behind after scuffles

First it was a pistol, then a baton; now, a warrant card is the latest item to be dropped by the police during confrontations with demonstrators.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Police investigate officer over indecent photos

Police are investigating an allegation that a member of a police band took up-skirt or otherwise indecent pictures of women during a visit to the World Expo in Shanghai last year.

The 36-year-old married saxophonist, a band member for more than 10 years, is said to have shown the pictures to a colleague who reported them to a superior.

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The kettling controversy


What is kettling? It's a method of crowd control used by police during protests or other large gatherings of people. Police surround the crowd with a tight cordon of officers who will not let people leave the area, or only let them leave at one place. This has caused many complaints from protesters and bystanders.


16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Secrets and spies

It is a gloomy morning in London, but rain hasn't stopped about 100 international journalists from cramming into a press conference at publisher Penguin. All this for a book? But which one? Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol?

27 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Strong arm of the law

In early October, a group of teachers, social workers, environmentalists and heritage buffs staged a last-ditch attempt to save Hong Kong's famous Wedding Card Street from the wrecker's ball.

No 11th-hour reprieve for Lee Tung Street was to come, with police instead breaking up the protest and arresting 15 people for obstruction. And the incident did not end there.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

MI5 accused of smearing top UK policeman

Security service suspected British officer born in Iran of spying for Tehran

One of Britain's most senior police officers has accused MI5 of smearing him after it emerged this week that the security service told Scotland Yard it suspected him of being an Iranian spy.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Council apologises to police for Web leak

The Independent Police Complaints Council has apologised to police officers named in the database leaked onto the Web, but some officers are not satisfied.

The letters, sent to individual officers and dated May 11, also said officers could contact the two council committees handling the blunder if they needed further help.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

Chronic litterers, spitters may face wrath of the courts

Bureau recommends stricter penalties after 382 offenders fail to get message

If a $1,500 fine is not enough to deter litterers and spitters, the government is hoping stiffer penalties, including community service, will.

24 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

No need for verbal abuse law: police

Increased pressure is to blame for surge in anti-social behaviour, commissioner says

Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui yesterday said there was no urgent need to legislate against verbal abuse of officers despite a disturbing surge in 'criminal anti-social behaviour'.

1 Aug 2003 - 12:00am