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The Special Constabulary is the United Kingdom's part-time police force. It is made up of volunteer members of the public who when on duty wear a uniform and have full police powers. There are nearly 20,000 Specials serving with police forces across the UK, working in all aspects of policing.

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BBC News:Police officer shot in north Belfast

Police officer wounded in Belfast shooting

A police officer has been wounded in the first shooting of its kind in Northern Ireland for eight years.

Guardian: Manchester police used 'dangerous' CS gas without permission, court told

Greater Manchester Police used incapacitating CS gas grenades for five years without permission from the home secretary, a public inquiry has heard.

When things go wrong Firearms in Policing have become a hot topic recently but at the moment there is an enquiry into the death of Stuart Grainger when a catalogue of errors appears to be unfolding. What happens when things go wrong. So far there is huge criticism of a fatal Police shooting. It appears that Intelligence was way out of date, and that there was apparent incompetence by the people in charge. There is perhaps little doubt that the officer firing the fatal shot was acting in good faith. When things go wrong in firearms cases it has tragic consequences. If the moderators feel that this topic is inappropriate then feel free to delete it.

Police are caught on camera tasering the founder of THEIR OWN race relations group in the face after mistaking him for a wanted man

Disturbing footage has emerged of the moment police tasered a founder of their own force's race relations group in the face Full Story - Daily Mail

BBC: Man evicted from hospital for blocking bed for two years

Man evicted from hospital for blocking bed for two years 20 January 2017 From the section Norfolk Image caption The James Paget University Hospital said the man had been fit to be discharged A hospital applied for a court order to remove a patient who had occupied a bed "unnecessarily" for more than two years. The man, who cannot be named due to patient confidentiality, had refused to leave the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk. The hospital said he had been "fit for discharge" and had been offered appropriate accommodation. It said the decision to go to court was a last resort and "not taken lightly". The man had been at the hospital in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, since August 2014. 'Using a hospital as a hotel' A patient who had been in the same ward said it had been an "open secret" at the hospital that he had been there for more than two years. The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she was "disgusted". "It's ridiculous, it's using a hospital as a hotel," she said. Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The man was at the hospital from August 2014 to January 2017 The hospital applied to the court for a possession order to claim back the bed occupied by the man. It was granted on 1 December and the man was evicted on 10 January. Anna Hills, the hospital's director of governance, said: "The gentleman repeatedly refused all offers of appropriate accommodation organised by our local authority and social care partners, despite being fit for discharge. "As a last resort, the trust had to apply to the court to allow us to remove the gentleman from the hospital. "The decision to go to court was not taken lightly but our priority has to be considering the needs of all our patients." The hospital said the man had been placed in accommodation in the community. View the full article

Metro: Man banned from sex by police is jailed after one night stand

A man who was banned from having sex has been jailed after a one night stand.

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