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Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Dwaine George was found guilty of murder in 2002

Murder conviction quashed thanks to 30 law students’ homework

Court of Appeal pays tribute to four-year project by Cardiff Law School undergraduates

West Midlands Police headquarters

Man arrested over suspected murder plot against serving West Midlands Police officers

The force stressed that the public were not in danger at any point today

The study found that less than a third of key staff had the skills or technology to address a threat expected to expand over the next three years

Police ‘failing to train key staff to fight growing threat of cyber crime’

Britain’s law enforcement agencies are ill-equipped to confront a fast-expanding and multi-billion-pound cyber-crime phenomenon, according to a survey of police intelligence analysts.

GCHQ’s intelligence processes have been ruled lawful but MPs want its and police
powers to be overhauled

UK democracy undermined by police power to snoop, say MPs

Terror laws let police scrutinise 500,000 requests

Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Zubair Sarwar admitted spending eight months with an al-Qaeda-linked group

British jihadists who travelled to Syria jailed for 13 years

Judge: Mohammed Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, both 22, are “deeply committed to violent extremism”

Bijan Ebrahimi was killed after being wrongly accused of paedophilia in July 2013

Bijan Ebrahimi death: 16 police staff face charges

Ebrahimi was killed by a drunken vigilante

By 2016 every police officer will go on patrol with a hand-held device which give details of suspects’ histories

Plans for a more high-tech police force come under fire over funding

Police leaders and MPs question how changes will be funded in the face of big cuts

Anti-slavery activists demonstrated in London against trafficking last month

Weekend trafficking: Gangs now flying shoplifters into Britain and back on budget airlines

UK-based gang leaders are marshalling groups of up to 20 eastern Europeans

Huw ‘Badger’ Norfolk: Detectives put £10,000 bounty on anarchist

Bristol police said they had evidence linking Mr Norfolk to two vandalism cases

The 54yr old will leave the police service after 31 years with Scotland Yard

Cressida Dick bows out as the top woman officer in police ranks for Foreign Office job

Ms Dick was cleared of blame over killing of Jean Charles de Menezes

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