Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Basildon University Hospital in Essex

NHS team jailed for £430,000 moonlighting scam

A team of medical experts were jailed today for billing the NHS for more than £430,000 of work while they were moonlighting at seven other hospitals.

Ashya King in hospital with his mother

Ashya King's parents freed in Spain after Britain drops arrest warrant

Family set to be reunited as David Cameron calls  for ‘outbreak of common sense’

Ashya King in hospital with his mother

The PR fiasco surrounding Ashya King and his parents was caused by a breakdown in relations

Bad communication has created a situation that benefits no-one

Ashya King’s parents after their court appearance

Ashya King: Parents of ill boy held by Spanish courts for 72 hours as they fight extradition warrant

The parents of a gravely ill child will be held for up to three days in Spanish custody while a judge decides whether to grant bail, as they fight extradition over suspected neglect for spiriting their five-year-old son, Ashya, away from a British hospital.

Andrew Mitchell resigned after a campaign that followed allegations that he called officers “fucking plebs” when they refused to allow him go through the main gate of Downing Street in 2012

Plebgate investigation: Police officer texted about ‘toppling Tories’

Text messages released by Scotland Yard have revealed the level of police animosity against the former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell before he quit over the Plebgate saga following clashes that dated back years.

Ashya in hospital with his mother

Ashya King: Time is running out as hunt goes on for ill boy missing from hospital

Batteries exhausted on feeding system for boy who has brain tumour and whose family is believed to have taken him to Spain

South Yorkshire Police have been accused of treating victims with contempt

Rotherham child abuse: South Yorkshire Police officers ‘may still be held accountable’

The Chief Constable of South Yorkshire police, David Crompton, apologised to the victims of child-sex exploitation in Rotherham and said officers could still be held accountable for the failures in bringing abusers to justice.

The South Yorkshire police force has been accused by inspectors of a cultural disregard for victims of crime

Rotherham sex abuse officers ‘tried to disprove word of victims’

The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal has been accused by inspectors of a cultural disregard for victims of crime with officers actively trying to disprove allegations of some of the most vulnerable.

At least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham over a 16 year
period

Rotherham child abuse scandal: Threats and collusion kept justice at bay

The child victim had been repeatedly raped before she found the courage to report her story to the police. She had tried to escape, but the perpetrators had broken her brother’s legs and smashed the windows of her parent’s home as a warning.

At least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham over a 16 year
period

Rotherham child abuse report: 1,400 children subjected to 'appalling' sexual exploitation over 16-years

Children were subjected to rape, trafficked to other cities and beaten, report published today finds

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