County Lines drug networks have been targeted in a week of coordinated law enforcement activity across the UK, leading to record numbers of more than 700 arrests, 681 people safeguarded, and almost half a million pounds worth of drugs seized.
Police across the UK are well prepared for the country to leave the European Union with or without a deal, the two police chiefs leading law enforcement planning have said.
The national centre to coordinate law enforcement activity to tackle County Lines has, in its first year of operation, protected more than 1,000 children from being exploited by drug gangs.
Figures for police-recorded crime have been released today (18 July) by the Office for National Statistics.
The Government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill will be introduced in parliament today.
Figures released today show that the number of knife possession offences are at their highest level since 2010.
Police are today, Thursday 13 June, meeting with industry leaders and business people to discuss efforts to tackle the increase in ATM and cash in transit robbery.
A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons.
Police chiefs are meeting the Home Secretary this week to talk about what more can be done to stop young people dying on our streets, days after further violence in London and Greater Manchester.
A police probe into data manipulation by two individuals working at Randox Testing Services (RTS) has uncovered that data which supports in excess of 6000 toxicology samples could have been impacted by that manipulation.
A Crimewatch special “Catching the Abusers” focusing on the work of Operation Hydrant in coordinating the police response to allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse has led to calls reporting abuse and sharing information.
Over 800 potentially lethal weapons have been seized and 282 suspects arrested during a month-long operation aimed at preventing criminals and terrorists gaining access to illegal firearms.