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France ‘yellow-vest’ protesters pelt Lyon police van with stones

Anti-government ‘yellow-vest’ protesters threw stones at a police van in Lyon, France, footage filmed by a riot officer shows. The French Interior Ministry says the violence was “one-sided”. The country’s ‘yellow-vest’ protests began in mid-November over fuel taxes. But they have since broadened into a revolt against President Macron, and a political class seen as out of touch with common …

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Jeanette Kempton 1989 murder: Police hope for new leads

Image copyright Crimewatch Image caption Jeanette Kempton’s body was found in rural Suffolk on 18 February 1989 Cold case detectives hope a review of an unsolved 1989 murder could help explain why a woman was killed and then dumped 118 miles (190km) from her home. Jeanette Kempton, 32, went missing from Brixton in south London, where she lived with her …

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A40 police pursuit crash couple ‘were not at burglary’

Image caption The car veered to the wrong side of the A40 near the junction with Kingsdown Avenue and crashed into a coach A couple killed in a car crash after a police chase were not present at the burglary which sparked the pursuit, it has been revealed. Newlywed teenagers Patrick McDonagh, 19, and pregnant wife Shauna, 18, died when …

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Missing Libby Squire ‘may have been harmed’, police say

Image copyright Humberside Police Image caption Hull student Libby Squire has been missing for two weeks Missing student Libby Squire “may have come to some harm” since she disappeared two weeks ago, police have said. No trace of the 21-year-old has been found since she went missing in Hull, despite extensive searches. Humberside Police said they remained hopeful of finding …

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Are police numbers still falling?

Image copyright Getty Images With some violent crimes like those involving knives rising, attention has turned to whether there are enough police officers on the streets. Between September 2009 and September 2017, police forces in England and Wales lost more than 20,000 officers – a drop of 15%. Numbers of officers consistently fell during that period. Annual figures which use …

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News Daily: Police cuts ‘toll’, gambling ad rules and HPV warning

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here ‘Overburdened’ Image copyright Getty Images More than 90% of police officers believe their force is under-staffed and nearly 80% say they’ve experienced stress or anxiety at work in the last year. Those are the findings of a big survey – 18,000 participants – by the Police Federation, which …

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Police shortages: ‘Working alone left me with PTSD’

Image copyright POLICE FEDERATION OF ENGLAND AND WALES Image caption PC Mick Johnson: “It’s incredibly frustrating not being able to do the job that I still love.” The day PC Mick Johnson confronted a knifeman changed his life forever. Stabbed in the arm in the 2017 incident in Hartlepool, it left him suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He says staff …

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A40 police pursuit crash couple ‘were newlyweds’

Image caption The car veered to the wrong side of the A40 near the junction with Kingsdown Avenue and crashed into a coach Two people killed in a car crash following a police pursuit in London are believed to have been young newlyweds. Patrick McDonagh, 19, and his 18-year-old pregnant wife, Shauna, have been named in hundreds of tributes. A …

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Acton crash leaves two dead after police pursuit

Image copyright Google Image caption The crash happened about 20 minutes after the police pursuit began in response to an aggravated burglary in Harrow Two people were killed in a car that drove down the wrong side of the road and hit a coach following a lengthy police pursuit in west London. The man and woman died in the crash …

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