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Fishing boat skipper gets suspended sentence for running his vessel aground off Plymouth

Fishing boat skipper gets suspended sentence for running his vessel aground off Plymouth

A fisherman with over 40 years experience has been sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years after pleading guilty to offences under the Merchant Shipping Act.

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The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP: Economic crime

The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP: Economic crime

Attorney General Jeremy Wright on economic crime and the Serious Fraud Office

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Home Office writes to interested parties on air weapon regulation

Home Office writes to interested parties on air weapon regulation

The air weapons review was announced in October by Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd.

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Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act

Metal theft falls after introduction of Scrap Metal Dealers Act

A review into the Scrap Metal Dealers Act has found the number of thefts fell by more than three quarters in 4 years.

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DAC D’Orsi meets with representatives from cities affected by terrorism to share collective experience

DAC D’Orsi meets with representatives from cities affected by terrorism to share collective experience

THE UK’s Policing lead for Protective Security, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, has called for private companies and the commercial sector to buy-in to a ‘Protect Duty’ and work with police and partners to help to keep the public safe.

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Cabinet Office issues an Invitation to Tender for a fraud prevention and detection managed service

Cabinet Office issues an Invitation to Tender for a fraud prevention and detection managed service

The Invitation to Tender is for the procurement of a service delivering all aspects of the National Fraud Initiative.

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Ben Wallace meets Tunisian Minister at the Home Office

Ben Wallace meets Tunisian Minister at the Home Office

Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP met Mr Mehdi Ben Gharbia to discuss counter-terrorism.

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Review into harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics

Review into harassment and intimidation near abortion clinics

The Home Secretary has today ordered an in-depth assessment of protests outside abortion clinics following concerns about the tactics of some protesters.

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd appoints Millie Banerjee as new College of Policing Chair

Home Secretary Amber Rudd appoints Millie Banerjee as new College of Policing Chair

Millie Banerjee takes over on a permanent basis as chair of the college.

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Dr Gillian Tully reappointed in key role for setting standards for forensic science

Dr Gillian Tully reappointed in key role for setting standards for forensic science

The Home Office has today (14 November) announced the reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator.

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Forthcoming consultation on our response to the CJEU judgment on data retention

Forthcoming consultation on our response to the CJEU judgment on data retention

We will shortly launch a public consultation on the government’s response to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment on data retention.

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Chair's speech marks Parole Board's 50th Anniversary and looks at the future for parole

Chair's speech marks Parole Board's 50th Anniversary and looks at the future for parole

Nick Hardwick, Chair of the Parole Board, gave a speech looking at the "past, present and future of parole" at event marking the organisation's 50th Anniversary

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The 2016 National DNA Database Ethics Group annual report has been published

The 2016 National DNA Database Ethics Group annual report has been published

The 2016 annual report of the National DNA Database Ethics Group (NDNADEG) was published on 30 October 2017.

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Modern slavery victims to receive longer period of support

Modern slavery victims to receive longer period of support

Home Office announces reforms to National Referral Mechanism, including trebling 'move on' support and expert advocates for child trafficking victims.

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UK leads the way on crackdown of illicit financing

UK leads the way on crackdown of illicit financing

New information will help organisations protect themselves against illicit financing, making it harder for terrorists and criminals to move money through the UK.

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Home Office consults on using body worn video for police interviews

Home Office consults on using body worn video for police interviews

Changes will mean suspects are interviewed at the scene of a crime, saving officers time and freeing them up for other duties.

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First director general appointed to lead new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

First director general appointed to lead new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

Harrow Council chief executive Michael Lockwood has today (20 October) been confirmed as the first director general of the new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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First director general appointed to lead new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

First director general appointed to lead new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC)

Harrow Council chief executive Michael Lockwood has today (20 October) been confirmed as the first director general of the new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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Baroness Williams speech to National Black Police Association

Baroness Williams speech to National Black Police Association

Minister addresses the conference on the topic of diversity in policing and tackling hate crime.

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Anti Slavery Day 2017

Anti Slavery Day 2017

Statement from International Development Secretary Priti Patel on Anti-Slavery Day

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Modern Slavery Taskforce agrees new measures to support victims

Modern Slavery Taskforce agrees new measures to support victims

Home Secretary Amber Rudd announces new measures to improve identification and support for victims of modern slavery.

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CT Policing supports new awards

CT Policing supports new awards

Counter Terrorism Policing is supporting the inaugural Counter Terrorism Awards, which will take place next Spring.

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Hoddesdon people smuggler jailed

Hoddesdon people smuggler jailed

A man from Hoddesdon who attempted to smuggle an Albanian man into the UK was jailed yesterday (11 October) for a total of 2 and a half years.

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Leading businesses unite to tackle slavery

Leading businesses unite to tackle slavery

The Home Secretary hosted CEOs of some of the UK’s largest companies at the first Business Against Slavery Forum.

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Home Office to review air weapons regulation in England and Wales

Home Office to review air weapons regulation in England and Wales

Revised edition of the Home Office guidance for air weapons users also published.

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Police and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Bodies – members

Police and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Bodies – members

Apply to become a member of the Police and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Bodies.

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Major counter terrorism exercise concludes

Major counter terrorism exercise concludes

A counter-terrorism exercise has concluded after 3 days of simulated police and emergency service activity.

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Law tightened to target terrorists' use of the internet

Law tightened to target terrorists' use of the internet

Counter-terrorism laws are to be updated to make sure those who repeatedly view terrorist content online face up to 15 years in jail.

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Home Secretary to consult on new laws on offensive weapons

Home Secretary to consult on new laws on offensive weapons

Home Office to consult on measures to clamp down on the use of offensive and dangerous weapons.

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Home Office to crack down on online child sexual abuse with new cutting edge technology

Home Office to crack down on online child sexual abuse with new cutting edge technology

Home Office invests in ground-breaking technology to tackle online child sexual abuse.

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ACT for Youth

ACT for Youth

Counter Terrorism Police have now launched the first stage of their first ever safety campaign aimed at children and teenagers.

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Action to stop safe space for criminal and terrorist communications

Action to stop safe space for criminal and terrorist communications

The government has taken steps to prevent the creation of a safe space for criminals and terrorists to communicate.

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New funding announced for victims of sexual abuse

New funding announced for victims of sexual abuse

Four victims’ charities to benefit from funding award

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Home Office advertises for extremism commissioner

Home Office advertises for extremism commissioner

The Home Office will this week launch a recruitment campaign to appoint a Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism.

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Drivers’ hours: changes to fines for commercial drivers

Drivers’ hours: changes to fines for commercial drivers

Rules will be changed so lorry, bus and coach drivers who drive tired will be fined for every time they've done it in the last 28 days.

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Parsons Green incident

Parsons Green incident

Updates and advice following the incident in Parsons Green on 15 September 2017.

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Bristol Seminar: Transforming the local criminal justice service: A behavioural science approach

Bristol Seminar:  Transforming the local criminal justice service:  A behavioural science approach

This free seminar examined the challenges and opportunities identified during a criminal justice review in Avon and Somerset and presented the menu of cost-effective, practical solutions that taken together have the potential to transform a disjointed system into a streamlined and victim-focused local criminal justice service

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Publication of the Biometrics Commissioner’s third annual report

Publication of the Biometrics Commissioner’s third annual report

The report provides details of the activities of the Biometrics Commissioner since his appointment.

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Home Office sets out police pay award for 2017 to 2018

Home Office sets out police pay award for 2017 to 2018

Home Secretary confirms rank and file police officers to receive 2% pay award in 2017 to 2018.

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Home Secretary's statement on the re opening of Manchester Arena

Home Secretary's statement on the re opening of Manchester Arena

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has today (9 September) issued a statement about the re-opening of Manchester Arena following the terror attack in May.

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Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Information Commissioner sign MoU

Surveillance Camera Commissioner and Information Commissioner sign MoU

Today (5 September) Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner, and Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, have published a revised memorandum of understanding.

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Civil/crime news: update on LAA Portal upgrade

Civil/crime news: update on LAA Portal upgrade

Upgraded schedule and guidance on accessing the Portal.

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Crime news: CRM12 duty rota deadline is 6 October 2017

Crime news: CRM12 duty rota deadline is 6 October 2017

Remember to send CRM12 applications by the deadline if you want to make changes for the next duty solicitor rota.

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Disclosure and Barring Service is introducing new online services

Disclosure and Barring Service is introducing new online services

We're about to introduce several new digital services for you to use.

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Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group replaces the National DNA Database Ethics Group

Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group replaces the National DNA Database Ethics Group

National DNA Database Ethics Group (NDNAD EG) was replaced by the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) on 20th July 2017.

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