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More than 70 have retired, resigned or been sacked over the past five years

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Gaza protesters storm Tesco store and 'assault police' during demonstration

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The copyright on Sir Cliff Richard's earliest hits is set to expire on 1 January 2009

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In a high-profile case in 2011, Charlie Gilmour was sentenced to 16 months in prison for violent disorder in the wake of widespread student protests against the coalition government's programme of austerity. He spent four months inside before being released to spend the rest of his sentence under house arrest. Following last week's report on prison suicides, he asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment
A group of Police Officers stand by the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, where a shipping container was found with 31 illegal immigrants inside

Tilbury Docks: Man dies as 35 stowaways are found 'screaming and banging' in container

Trafficked people are thought to have travelled for nine days
Chris Grayling, Minister of State for Employment

Chris Grayling is accused of 'murdering the probation service'

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A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a girl, 3, died in a hotel swimming pool

Woman arrested in murder and child neglect probe as girl, 3, dies in hotel swimming pool

The child got into trouble yesterday morning while in the pool at the Dalmeny Hotel in Lancashire

Oldham woman arrested on suspicion of suffocating an infant

Woman arrested over suspected suffocation death of child in Oldham

Woman is being questioned by police over suspicions that she suffocated a newborn baby

Paul Kohler, 55, sustained severe facial injuries in an aggravated burglary

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Paul Kohler was attacked after he answered the door to four masked men, who then burgled his home and demanded cash

Let me ask you this: 'Do detectives really pin pictures on a board when investigating a crime?'

When I was a cop, which mostly pre-dated the computer technology we take for granted today, a major investigation might include the creation of a link chart on a bulletin board, showing people, locations, cars, etc, some connected by lengths of string or yarn. Really creative people would use different colours of yarn to show different types of links. I saw announcements from organisations that taught week-long workshops in the creation and maintenance of these charts.

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