Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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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

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’

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