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The Home Secretary has been asked to investigate whether vital reports and documents in the possession of Scotland Yard were seen in full by Lord Justice Leveson before he reached key conclusions in his report on the press.

Orde applies for top Met job

One of Britain's top police officers has sent a deadline day application to become Scotland Yard's next Commissioner.

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Once again the Metropolitan Police stands accused of misleading the public about a controversial death. A narrative (apparently relying heavily on police sources) emerged from reports on the death of the suspected gangster Mark Duggan last Thursday. It was claimed that Duggan had opened fire on officers from the Met's firearms unit when they moved in to arrest him. It was reported that the police had shot Duggan dead in response. There was even the suggestion that one officer only escaped being killed by Duggan because his radio took a bullet.

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The Met Police's Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin urges parents to keep their children inside, promising robust policing of London's riots.

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Immediately and inevitably in the aftermath of a riot attention turns to what lessons can be drawn from these acts of violence and theft. The spotlight has swung, as so often, to the police.

Cameron to cut short holiday and return to UK

David Cameron was cutting short his holiday tonight to fly back to Britain following a third night of violence in the capital.



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Twitter users could face arrest for inciting violence in the wake of two nights of unrest in London, a Scotland Yard chief warned today.

Video: Malthouse on London's riots

London's Deputy Mayor for Policing Kit Malthouse says the Metropolitan Police responded quickly to a second night of violence.

Beefeater boss says he was framed

A cannabis plant was used to discredit the former governor of the Tower of London during an inquiry into bullying of the first female Beefeater, an employment tribunal has heard.

Scotland Yard chief to face hacking questions

Scotland Yard's acting head will face questions today about his force's handling of the phone hacking and police bribery scandals that have seen two very senior officers resign.

Suspected Anonymous member arrested in hacking probe

A 19-year-old man suspected of being a prominent member of the cyber-hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec, responsible for attacks on corporate targets ranging from Visa and Mastercard to Sony and The Sun, has been arrested in a raid in the Shetland Isles.

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Johnson is the bookies' favourite to replace Cameron as the next leader of the Conservative Party

New Met chief in place by September

Scotland Yard's new commissioner will be tasked with "ensuring public confidence in police integrity", recruiters announced today.

Matthew Norman: Boris Johnson embodies the amorality of the passing age

Whether Cameron falls in a month or a decade, the next Tory leader will be free from taint. Boris, who could narrate the Murdoch movie, is hardly that

Video: Stephenson claims 'no Cameron swipe'

Outgoing Met Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson explains the language of his resignation speech - considered a parting shot to the PM.

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