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Paedophile police officer kept his job years after being caught taking 'up-skirt' photos of children

Nick Lidstone has been sentenced to 14 and a half years after confessing to a string of rapes and child sex attacks

Labour MP John Mann has named 22 politicians as suspected child sex abusers

Child abuse inquiry must 'investigate historic murders of men with child abuse evidence'

John Mann MP calls for more resources

Several pedestrians have died and at least seven others are seriously injured after a bin lorry crashed into a group of people in Glasgow city centre

Glasgow bin lorry crash: Six dead and eight seriously injured after vehicle mounts pavement in city centre

An eye witness said the lorry driver lost control, and knocked pedestrians over 'like pinballs'

Lynda Mccance and her daughter Chloe

Grieving mother’s plea answered: Burglar returns laptop with photos of deceased daughter

Lynda Mccance had said she would accept the 'very precious' computer back 'no questions asked'

40-year-old father was assaulted on way to shops

Birmingham father in coma after man smashes brick over his head during Christmas shopping

Police are appealing for more information on the attacker - believed to be a man in his 20s - while father is treated in hospital

A Taser stun gun

Man in Staffordshire shot by police with Taser dies after suspected burglary

The man became “unresponsive” after he was shot and taken into a police vehicle

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrested by armed police at Heathrow airport after suffering severe panic attack

She had been due to fly out to the ski resort in Switzerland for her birthday when she struggled to control her behaviour

PC Neil Doyle died in the early hours after he and two other men were assaulted

Sheffield shooting: Man killed and another injured after gunman opens fire on car

The two men were shot while sitting in a car in the city centre

Chloe McCance, who had the rare degenerative illness, Batten's Disease, died earlier this month after a chest infection

Mother appeals to burglars to return stolen laptop with last photos of daughter before she died, aged eight

Chloe, who had the rare degenerative illness, Batten's Disease, died earlier this month after a chest infection

Some abusers are known to hide tracking or surveillance devices inside gifts

Gifts used by cyberstalkers and abusers to spy on and track victims, say campaigners

Surveillance spyware is said to be cheap and easily available

Dolphin Square in Pimlico, London

Child abuse inquiry: Three MPs and three peers named in paedophile dossier handed to Scotland Yard

An additional dossier on an alleged cover-up of VIP paedophile rings, created by former police officers, is to be handed to the Met

Beeb under fire: a scene from ‘When Louis Met… Jimmy’

Sexual abuse inquiry: Investigation into Jimmy Savile's years of abuse at the BBC delayed for a third time

Dame Janet Smith's review makes chiefs nervous – and lawyers richer – as it goes into another year
The constables were dismissed without notice after the misconduct hearing on Thursday. They were not named by the Metropolitan Police

Diplomatic Protection police officers sacked for sending 'obscene images'

The pair, aged 34 and 36, lost their jobs after admitting gross misconduct and being found guilty of a breach of integrity by force bosses

HSBC said it had suspended two workers in its London headquarters

Banker arrested in foreign exchange rigging scandal after banks fined £2.6bn

The man was arrested in an early morning raid at his home in Billericay

Alison Morrison killing: Neighbour charged with murdering Harrow woman stabbed to death on way to work

Neighbour is believed to have attacked vice-chair of the Safer Neighbourhood board near her home

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