Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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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

The Fifa president Sepp Blatter in the Philippines; he is alleged to have met Roman Abramovich privately

2018 World Cup bid: Ex-MI6 officers 'found corruption' while spying on Russia during battle to host tournament

Commons committee publishes dossier containing allegations of bribery against Russian officials, including gift of a Picasso

Manjit Sangha, sister of Surjit Singh Chhokar (pictured), hailed it as an ‘important decision’

Surjit Singh Chhokar murder: Mechanic will face second trial over 1998 stabbing of Sikh

Manjit Sangha, sister of Surjit Singh Chhokar, hailed it as an ‘important decision’

Andrew Mitchell departs from the High Court after losing his 'plebgate' case in London

Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell’s reputation in tatters as judge rules he used the word ‘pleb’

Disgraced former Chief Whip 'bitterly disappointed' and left facing legal bill of more than £2m for failed libel case

Gangs are maintaining close surveillance of victims with live camera monitoring, according to Europol

Criminal gangs monitoring enslaved sex workers via webcam with 'impunity'

Pimps are able to remotely watch trafficked women

The Home Secretary outlined plans for a new law that threatened schools and universities with legal action if they failed to address child radicalisation or ban extremists from preaching on campus

Anti-terror Bill: Teresa May criticised for producing ‘a chilling recipe for injustice’

Bill includes measures to compel schools to prevent radicalisation and prevent jihadists from returning to UK

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...