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Many forces reported a particular rise in anti-Islam hate crimes following the murder of soldier Lee Rigby

Boy drowns after jumping off Oxford bridge

A 15-year-old boy has drowned after jumping from a bridge into a river.

Man rescued from factory fire

A plastics worker is lucky to be alive after a large blaze broke out at a factory.

12 held over 'child sex ring'

Detectives believe they have smashed a child trafficking gang preying on runaways as young as 11 for Britain's sex trade.

New fraud probe into work firm A4e

The Government has launched an investigation into an allegation of attempted fraud against welfare to work company A4e, it was announced today.

Police confronted at illegal Milton Keynes rave

Up to 90 police officers were confronted by 200 people at an illegal rave on an industrial estate.

DNA advances capture 1986 rapist

A 60-year-old man pleaded guilty today to a 1986 rape he had already been acquitted of after conclusive DNA evidence was discovered.

Four arrests made in A4e fraud investigation

Police have arrested four former employees from the company which holds the Government's welfare-to-work contracts.

Arrests in 'back to work tsar' fraud probe

Four people have been arrested in a fraud investigation surrounding the Prime Minister's "back to work tsar" Emma Harrison.

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Prescott

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The election of Police and Crime Commissioners is "at the heart of the Government's plan to cut crime", we have been told. So the Government will be pleased to see some big names showing an interest in running for the elections, scheduled for 15 November, even if they are not Conservatives.

Ali Dizaei 'abused police powers'

The most senior Metropolitan police officer to be charged with corruption in 34 years went on trial today accused of abusing his office like a “bully” to arrest a man and falsely claim he was assaulted.

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Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson apologised today for his "stupid and irresponsible actions" after he was arrested for shoplifting cheese and wine at a supermarket.

Hunt on for boy who raped pensioner

A boy aged around 14 raped an elderly woman in her own home after knocking on her door asking if he could talk to her about the war, police said.

Boris Johnson calls for police cuts plan rethink

London mayor Boris Johnson has seized on the violence sweeping England to demand a rethink of Government plans to slash police budgets.

Toddler dies in swimming pool fall

A two-year-old boy died after falling into a swimming pool when he wandered off during an engagement party, his family said today.

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