May steps into row over WPC suing garage owner for trip by calling for review on PC compensation


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May steps into row over WPC suing garage owner for trip by calling for review on PC compensation Mrs May fears that the risk of officers suing will deter victims from reporting crime, sources sayShe 'believes it is unreasonable for police to demand compensation for minor injuries in their line of duty' By Simon Walters PUBLISHED: 21:24 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:19 GMT, 6 April 2013 Demand: Theresa May has ordered a review of police compensation cases Theresa May stepped into the Kelly Jones row yesterday by ordering a review of police compensation cases. Sources say the Home Secretary fears that the trend for officers to sue could deter victims from reporting crimes

Policeman launches legal action against shop owner after "falling in a drain during burglary call-out"


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Policeman launches legal action against a shop owner after 'falling in a drain during burglary call-out' just days after a policewoman sues for tripping over a kerb PC claims he tore Achilles tendon in fall at Maidenhead Aquatics in SurreyHe wants compensation for six months' worth of lost overtime earningsClaim emerges days after WPC sued petrol station for tripping over a kerb Olympic Games in London. Lawsuit: Maidenhead Aquatics in Horsley, Surrey, is being sued by a policeman who claims he tore his Achilles tendon while investigating a break-in there.

Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers


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Terrifying moment armed gunman walks down the street after threatening to shoot police officers Boy, eight, ordered to flee by police marksmen as they hunted down the gunman in Much Wenlock, Shropshire Police firearms officers shot at the man, aged in his 50s, but missedHe was later arrested after being tackled by a police dog By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 12:07 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 2 April 2013 This is the terrifying moment a gunman casually strolled down a road carrying a pistol which he had threatened to shoot two officers with.

Vera Baird: Former Solicitor General tells police to give up on tackling low-level drug use "to save time"


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Police chief is ignoring drug use… because it takes up too much timeVera Baird will not target drug use as Northumbria's Police CommissionerCouncillors speak out against plan and insist drug trade must be stopped By Jack Doyle PUBLISHED: 12:28 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:02 GMT, 2 April 2013 An elected police commissioner will not prioritise low-level drug users because it will take up too much of her officers’ time. Former Labour minister Vera Baird QC, who is in charge of the Northumbria police force, has ignored drug use in her new policing plan.

Mother gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets as a 13th birthday present, RoboCop mayor claims as he says EACH problem family costs taxpayers up to…


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Mother gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets as a 13th birthday present, RoboCop mayor claims as he says EACH problem family costs taxpayers up to 600,000Children should be 'targeted in the womb to stop problems', Ray Mallon said Former detective was speaking out about problem families in Middlesbrough He said one household was costing the public purse 600,000 a year By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 18:17 GMT, 12 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:45 GMT, 12 March 2013 A mother gave her daughter three ecstasy tablets as a present for her 13th birthday, it emerged last night. The woman was reported to social services after handing over the Class A drugs as a special prize for becoming a teenager. It is understood the family, from Middlesbrough, are now being monitored by social workers – although the mother was not prosecuted.

Several people killed in shooting in Swiss factory


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Five killed and several injured after gunman goes berserk in Swiss wood processing plant Shooting happened at around 8am GMT in the town of MenznauPolice said the gunman opened fire in the company's canteenEstimates suggest one in three people in Switzerland keep a gunLast month, gunman killed three and wounded two in village of Daillon By Leon Watson and Allan Hall PUBLISHED: 11:08 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:51 GMT, 27 February 2013 [headerlinks Five people are dead and several others injured after a gunman went berserk at a wood processing plant in Switzerland today. The gunman committed suicide at the scene, confirmed police, as helicopters were scrambled to evacuate the wounded

North Yorkshire Police officer dies after his patrol car crashes with a tree while answering 999 call

Police officer dies after his patrol car crashes into a tree while answering 999 call By Richard Hartley-parkinson PUBLISHED: 07:51 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:09 GMT, 6 January 2013 A police officer answering an emergency call was killed when the patrol car he was driving crashed into a tree.

Holloway Road attack: Man, 25, arrested after woman seriously hurt in "unprovoked" sword attack on north London street


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Hunting knives, gas mask, crossbow and mallet: Terrifying haul of weapons 'found on man who attacked woman in the street with 2ft-long samurai sword' Woman is seriously hurt in random sword attack in north London early this morningA man was found at the scene with swords, a cross bow, hunting knives and a gas maskThe 25-year-old is currently being questioned by detectivesPolice today praised a lone officer who bravely tackled the man Local residents described hearing the woman scream 'like an animal' | UPDATED: 17:58 GMT, 24 December 2012 A man armed with a Samurai sword, a cross bow and several hunting knives has been arrested after a woman was seriously hurt in a random street attack this morning. Residents living close to the scene in Holloway Road, north London, described hearing the woman screaming 'like an animal' as she was slashed repeatedly with a two foot long sword.

So why did No 10 throw Mitchell to the lions?


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So why did No 10 throw Mitchell to the lions | UPDATED: 23:44 GMT, 23 December 2012 Vilified by police as an arrogant snob who'd called Downing Street officers 'f****** plebs and morons', Mitchell was forced out of Government They say a lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. But when the lie is told by police the truth might never be known.

Farmer fined 5,000 for shooting at off-duty policeman who strayed onto his land while out jogging


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Farmer fined 5,000 for shooting at off-duty policeman who strayed onto his land while out jogging | UPDATED: 17:28 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 76-year-old old farmer has been ordered to pay more than 5,000 after shooting at an off-duty police officer who had strayed onto his land while jogging. PC David Sharpe, 38, described how Fred Kirk faced him at gunpoint after the pensioner fired his .22 rifle in his direction, accusing him of trespassing on a private road near his farm in /12/17/article-2249444-168E31C3000005DC-592_634x316.jpg” width=”634″ height=”316″ alt=”PC Sharpe thought the lane was open to the public after looking on Google Maps during his 14-mile run” class=”blkBorder” /> PC Sharpe thought the lane was open to the public after looking on Google Maps during his 14-mile run Following the incident on June 26 this year, Lincolnshire Police revoked Mr Kirk's firearm and shotgun licences, which he had held for over 40 years. Mr Kirk appealed the decision