News Carol Duggan, Mark Duggan’s aunt, after her nephew’s inquest

Scotland Yard ignored recommendations to review a controversial police tactic deployed against Mark Duggan minutes before he was shot, despite being advised to do so six years earlier, a BBC television programme claims this evening.

Murdered Linzi Ashton told police main suspect Michael Cope raped her two months ago

Mother-of-two was found beaten and strangled inside her own home

Ann Coffey says she wants a system fit for purpose that protects children

'No mercy' for those who fail to protect children, says Ann Coffey

Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for runaway and missing children and adults wants a care system which is 'fit for purpose'

The investigation into Stephen Lawrence's murder in 1993 was dogged by mistakes by police officers

Home Secretary Theresa May faces public inquiry over Lawrence family 'smear' accusations

Former undercover officer Peter Francis says he was told to find 'dirt' that could be used against family

Firefighter discovered dead at home after being questioned by police is named in inquest

Father-of-two Martin Sibley was found dead at his home on Monday, an inquest has heard

Border Force raid on boat: Man dies after yacht mast fall

A man has died after a Border Force raid on a boat in the Isles of Scilly, police said.

Kevin Maxwell, who suffered homophobia during his time with the Met

Kevin Maxwell: 'I was meant to be the future. I ticked the boxes'

A gay and mixed race former police officer has told the Commons about the mistreatment to which he was subjected by the Met

Andrew Mitchell was prevented from riding his bicycle through the gates of Downing Street

Scotland Yard: Police officer arrested over 'plebgate' row which cost Andrew Mitchell his Cabinet job

A woman, not a police officer, also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender

Essex police criticised over handling of domestic violence cases

A police force criticised over the murders of three women and a young girl in domestic violence cases needs to do more to target men who repeatedly abuse their victims, an inspector's report says today.

Smiley Culture

Reggae star Smiley Culture plunged knife into his chest after arrest, inquest told

48-year-old singer died from a single knife wound

A memorial outside Anfield for the 96 fans who died in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster

New Hillsborough police investigation accused of pointing finger of guilt at families again

Revelation in stark contrast to jubilation of families in December when the original verdicts of accidental death were quashed and a fresh inquest was ordered

Man held after mother and baby found dead in Birmingham

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Birmingham on Sunday night after a mother and her young baby were found dead at their home in Billesley.

Police van rolls over elderly man killing him as he buys ice cream in park

A pensioner was killed yesterday when an unattended police van rolled forward and hit him.

Michael Adebowale pictured shortly after last Wednesday's attack

Woolwich terror attack: Suspect Michael Adebowale in court over Drummer Lee Rigby’s murder

Woolwich suspect will appear in Westminster Magistrates' Court to face a charge of murder and of illegal possession of a firearm

Maria Stubbings case: Call for domestic violence inquiry after report finds murdered woman was 'failed' by police

The family of a woman murdered by a convicted killer has called for a public inquiry into the handling of domestic violence cases, following a second damning report into police failures over her death.

Sean Rigg: The musician died after officers used ‘unsuitable force’ on him

IPCC to re-examine custody death of Sean Rigg as review criticises initial investigation

Police officers who used “unsuitable force” to restrain a schizophrenic man who died in custody face further scrutiny after a review criticised the police watchdog for failures in its initial investigation.

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