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.

Policemen could be charged over doctored rape statement claims

Three Scotland Yard officers could be prosecuted over claims they doctored an alleged rape victim's statement to halt an inquiry.

7/7 officer cleared of defrauding Met police

The case against a counter terrorism officer accused of defrauding the Metropolitan police while investigating the July 7 bombings collapsed today after a judge ruled there was a lack of evidence against him.

11 arrested after teenager stabbed to death

Eleven people were arrested today after a 17-year-old was stabbed to death, police said.

Tests due on body of shot teenager

A post mortem examination will be carried out today on a teenage boy who was shot dead after two balaclava-clad gunmen opened fire on a group of four young friends.

Robert Fisk: What I learned the day I took tea with Ian Blair

Not long after the 34-day Hizbollah-Israel war in 2006 – in which Israel reached its now almost routine scorecard of killing about 1,300 Lebanese, most of them civilians (the Hizbollah killed 130 Israelis, most of them soldiers) – I received a long letter from a man called Blair.

London sex crimes detective is suspended in misconduct inquiry

A specialist Scotland Yard sex crimes detective is under investigation after he allegedly sent fabricated letters to victims erroneously telling them that their cases had been discontinued, it emerged last night.

Probe launched into suicide women's complaints

Scotland Yard was today at the centre of another major independent inquiry into its treatment of female crime victims.

Police marksmen have too many complex guidelines, says coroner

Police marksmen cannot "see the wood for the trees" because of reams of complex guidelines, a coroner said today.

Leading article: Incompetence under fire

Whatever the the jury had decided in the case of Mark Saunders, the London barrister shot dead by the Metropolitan Police, it would have been incontrovertibly clear that it was not handled well and that a number of changes are needed in the way the police respond in such situations.

Cyber crime gangs on increase, says police chief

The country's most senior policeman warned today that organised crime gangs are increasingly turning to the internet to maximise their earnings.

Leading article: Symptoms of an underlying illness

All of a sudden, the policing authorities seem to be taking an interest in anti-social behaviour. The Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Denis O'Connor, yesterday presented the findings of a survey which shows the phenomenon to be significantly under-reported and suggested that the police need to "reclaim the streets" from rowdy youths. This was swiftly followed by an admission from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, that a "psychological contract" has been broken between the police and the public when it comes to tackling troublemakers.

Leading article: Labour's sleepers awake

A remarkable transformation has taken place in the senior ranks of the Labour Party. When the News of the World phone-hacking scandal broke last year, few in the party took much of an interest. Yet now fresh allegations have resurrected the scandal and senior Labour figures are taking a very close interest indeed.

Met whistleblower forced out by officer he exposed

Tribunal rules that police colluded at top level to destroy the career of junior detective who reported one of them for cheating

Payments to police informants rise

Police informants bucked the recession as Britain's largest force increased spending on tip-offs, according to figures revealed today.

Two arrests linked to explosives

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of explosives offences, police said today.

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