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.

New police computer system £10m over budget

A new computer system at the forefront of the country's largest police force's bid to save cash is running six months late and £10 million over budget.

Senior black officer sues Met on racial bias claims

A senior black Metropolitan Police officer and anti-racism campaigner is suing the force over allegations of discrimination, it was revealed today.

Police killed Blair Peach – then ensured no officer would ever face justice

Investigation into protester's death in 1979 was stymied by lies, report reveals

Report reveals police lied about activist's death

Riot police deliberately lied to officers investigating the death of an anti-racism activist, a Scotland Yard report revealed today.

Police to publish Blair Peach report

Scotland Yard is preparing to publish a report into the death of the anti-racism activist Blair Peach, who was killed more than 30 years ago.

War crimes arrest man released without charge

A man who was arrested in Britain for suspected war crimes in Croatia was released without charge, the Home Office said today.

Met dismisses shamed police commander

Disgraced senior officer Ali Dizaei was finally kicked out of policing today.

Sex trafficking unit closed. What now for 4,000 victims?

Police team disbanded just as new law makes it an offence to pay for sex with those under duress

Victim dies in suspected stabbing

A man has died after apparently being stabbed, police said today.

Teenage girl found dead outside flats

A murder inquiry was launched today after the body of a teenage girl was found outside a block of flats.

Fall in number of people stopped and searched

The number of people stopped and searched under controversial anti-terror powers fell dramatically last year, figures show.

Rape reports surge a 'picture of horror'

A sudden surge in the number of reported rapes is a "picture of horror", the head of Scotland Yard said today.

Son quizzed over stab death of 100 year old woman

Murder squad detectives were today questioning a man who cared for his 100-year-old mother full-time after she was found stabbed to death.

Murder probe into stabbing death

A murder inquiry was launched today after a fatally injured man staggered into a convenience store for help.

Murder probe after boy, 12, fatally injured

Detectives launched a murder inquiry today after a 12-year-old boy was found fatally injured at his home.

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