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May 10, 2020

POLICE chiefs have reacted to Boris Johnson's coronavirus lockdown announcement tonight by admitting they are no longer clear on what people can and can't do.

The chairmen of both the Police Federation (PF) and the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) issued separate...

May 10, 2020

Rifle-wielding police stormed a sleepy village pub after fighting broke out between travellers during a lockdown "lock-in".

The White Horse, in Otham, near Maidstone, Kent, was surrounded by several armed police units in scenes that shocked residents of the rural villag...

May 9, 2020

POLICE in Greece are seeking a notorious rapist, who targeted British women at the Kavos holiday resort, to question him about a new alleged rape, it was reported today.

According to media reports in Corfu a 34-year-old Albanian woman, who had been reported missing by h...

May 6, 2020

SEIZURE: More than £1million of cocaine found in a container at Tilbury (NCA) 

MORE than £1million of cocaine was found hidden inside a refrigerated container at the Tilbury "super port."

Around 16 kgs of the class A drug were found by port police at the London Container...

May 3, 2020

CONVICTED Essex Boys killer Michael Steele (pictured above) blamed alleged "police corruption" for him being "wrongly convicted" of the notorious triple murders during a failed bid to be moved to an open prison. 

Steele, 76, insisted he and co-defendant Jack Whomes, 57,...

April 28, 2020

A FORMER detective has told how a dramatic car chase led to the downfall of drugs kingpin Brian 'The Milkman' Wright, who was released from prison this month just 15 years into a 30-year sentence.

Former Met Police DCI Dave McKelvey was doing surveillance for the South...

April 25, 2020

BRITAIN'S biggest police force has insisted it has several trained finance investigators after statistics it earlier released suggested the numbers had dwindled by around two-thirds over the last decade.

Earlier this month Essex News and Investigations revealed Met Poli...

April 13, 2020

A MET Police officer has resigned after facing allegations he took drugs, accessed crime reports for no good reason and failed to declare links to someone of interest to the force.

PC Foysol Hussain is facing a misconduct hearing which starts tomorrow amid claims his ac...

April 13, 2020

April 25 2020: Please read this article in conjunction with a new piece published today for update and clarification following contact from the Met Police: 

THE Met Police has lost two thirds of its specialist finance investigators over the past decade as fraud has rise...

April 9, 2020

A MAN will face trial after denying the dissemination of terrorist material via Facebook. 

Shehroz Iqbal, 28, (pictured above) of Kenwood Gardens, Gants Hill, near Ilford, east London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court yesterday, where he denied the offence.

It...

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