Metropolitan Police Service

London police HQ Scotland Yard set to be sold in cost-cutting move

The iconic sign outside Scotland Yard's current base. Photo: AP

Scotland Yard has fallen victim to the economic slump and plans to sell off its famous office tower with the iconic revolving sign outside.

The well-known landmark has been seen in countless cutaway movie shots and tourist photo albums.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 4:35am

Rape case sparks calls for reform

A rape case - which has become a national talking point after surveillance footage was released that appears to show a former police assistant beating and raping a storeowner in Shenzhen - has triggered calls for the prompt abolishment of the notorious police-assistant system.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

First police service centre tailor-made for tourists

The office, in Central, is part of a plan to provide greater assistance for visitors

The city's first police service centre was opened yesterday in Central, offering not just crime reporting services but also information for tourists lost in the city.

The ground-floor centre at 149 Queen's Road, Central, will be staffed by up to three officers around the clock.

21 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

New police links get funding

Spending approval was yesterday granted for a $948 million police communications system in the wake of the shooting of two police officers in Mongkok last month.

23 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Gallagher re-bailed in race-fixing probe

Jump jockey Dean Gallagher has been re-bailed to report back to Metropolitan Police next month, pending reports to the Crown Prosecution Service, as the lengthy investigation into doping and race-fixing on the British turf continued, writes Jim McGrath.

10 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

On another day

''THE Battle of Gresson Street'' has often been compared with ''The Siege of Sidney Street'', when Winston Churchill, aided by the Metropolitan Police and the Scots Guards, fought a ferocious gun battle with ''Peter the Painter'' and his Russian anarchists. Sidney Street is in London's East End: Gresson Street, named after a Jardine's Taipan, is in the heart of Wan Chai.

22 Jan 1994 - 12:00am