Ecuador: 42,000 police face lie-detector tests

All of Ecuador's 42,000 officers will have to take lie-detector tests to root out corruption, the country's police chief has decreed.

Theresa May clashes with Cameron over use of plastic bullets

Theresa May said police were right not to use rubber or plastic bullets to stop rioters, putting the Home Secretary at odds with the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who had sanctioned their use in a speech to Parliament last week. "We risk important public support if we rush to use things such as rubber bullets," she said in London yesterday.

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Three young children were among six people killed in a knife attack in Jersey yesterday afternoon.

Leading article: An unedifying blame game

As ministers and police chiefs try to paper over their differences over the handling of the riots, motes and beams come to mind. Each side has blamed the other for slowness to react, while insisting that its initiative was crucial to restoring order. Both exaggerate the fault and the credit.

Patrick Mercer: We must restore police confidence

Officers have become risk averse

Watchdog to probe claim that police leaked Dowler details

A Surrey police officer is to be investigated over allegations that he passed information about the hunt for the killer of schoolgirl Milly Dowler to the News of the World.

IPCC admits it wrongly said Duggan fired at police

The police watchdog body investigating the shooting of Mark Duggan, the man whose death sparked riots in north London, admitted yesterday that it may have "inadvertently" briefed journalists incorrectly that the father-of-four fired on officers before he was killed.

Show of force to deter Saturday night trouble

Police forces around England will have an increased presence on the streets tonight to counter fears of more drink-fuelled trouble.

Video: Police raid suspected looters

The Metropolitan Police have launched dawn raids against suspected looters.

Remains of man found in bag leave police baffled

The skeletal remains of a man wearing a suit were found tied up in a windsurfing bag in a street in South-east London, leaving police mystified as to how he came to be left there.

Tension flares in Birmingham after three are killed in hit-and-run

Police in Birmingham were struggling to contain swelling anger within the Asian community last night after a devastating hit-and-run by suspected rioters killed three young men, two of them brothers.

Letter from the editor: A dangerous path to tread

It was very moving to see the Sikhs of Southall coming out on to the streets to protect their place of worship.

Man beaten for taking on rioters still unidentified

The critically injured man being helped by civilians and police in Ealing moments after he was beaten to the ground by thugs has become an abiding image of the bravery of ordinary Londoners confronting the rioters bringing ruin to their neighbourhoods.

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