News The Labour MP, Tom Watson, wants the full version of what the inquiry made its conclusions on to be examined

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.

Met police to help search for Madeleine McCann

David Cameron and Theresa May agreed that the police would 'bring its own particular expertise' to the case

IPCC: No cover-up by G20 police

The police watchdog found no evidence of any attempt by the police to cover up Ian Tomlinson's death at the G20 protests, a report revealed today.

Boy, 11, questioned over firearm

An 11-year-old boy has become one of Scotland Yard's youngest gun crime suspects.

Brian Paddick: One person is not enough to oversee the police

This week, the Lords will consider the Government's proposals for directly elected crime and police commissioners – one person in each police force area who will set police budgets and priorities, and hire and fire chief constables. Lib Dem peers are threatening to delay the policy, putting down an amendment that will require pilot schemes before full implementation. Former commissioners of the Metropolitan Police, cross-benchers such as Lords Imbert, Condon and Stevens can be expected to speak against the proposals, arguing they will undermine the operational independence of chief constables. As a former senior police officer, I believe opposition to the Government's proposals are right but for the wrong reasons.

Police 'far too ready to use kettling tactics'

Police are far too ready to consider "kettling" demonstrators, stoking up tensions between officers and peaceful protesters, the official report into Scotland Yard's handling of the recent anti-cuts rally has concluded.

'No evidence' push caused G20 death

The stress caused by Ian Tomlinson being shoved to the ground by a policeman during the G20 protests could have triggered a heart attack, an inquest heard today.

Exclusive: Renowned children's heart doctor suspended over abuse claims

Allegations relate to work in developing world. Great Ormond Street sets up helpline for worried parents

Why did police charge only 11 rioters over the anti-cuts protests?

MPs are demanding to know why the police arrested and charged so many peaceful protesters at Saturday's anti-cuts demonstration, while letting off those who attacked shops and banks and damaged monuments.

Deputy mayor defends police action

London's deputy mayor has condemned those involved in yesterday's violence in central London as "fascist agitators" as he defended the actions of the Metropolitan Police.

Fear of kettling puts families off protests

Parents and pregnant women are being put off attending tomorrow's anti-cuts protest in London because they are worried about being kettled for hours at a time by police.

Police riot shields criticised

The legality of police using riot shields to land blows on protesters during street demonstrations was called into question at the High Court today.

Pc guilty of window-push assault

A police officer was convicted of common assault today after a boy fell through a shop window.

Liberty will monitor rally against cuts

Civil liberties campaigners have been asked by police to act as legal observers at this month's anti-cuts march following heavy criticism of the "kettling" of protesters during the G20 demonstrations of 2009 and last year's student tuition fee protests.

Leading article: A police force that has lost public trust

It is time that the phone-hacking inquiry was handed over to an entirely different force

New phone hack probe

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