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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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Metropolitan Police admits role in blacklisting construction workers

Scotland Yard has admitted Special Branch officers passed information to a controversial network that blacklisted construction workers. It follows a six-year battle to find out if the Metropolitan Police supplied the intelligence on trade unionists. The force says its investigation had "proven" the allegation, which will be investigated by a public inquiry. View Full Story

Live ESN demonstration at BAPCO 2018 is a hit with users

My News alerts tagged this earlier. First view I've had of the handset. Looks like a any other smartphone but to MIL spec.

BBC: Police worker mistakenly fines himself over untaxed car

A police worker who unwittingly prosecuted himself for having an untaxed vehicle has been mocked by colleagues online. West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit said the man had "managed to fill a form in incorrectly" - seemingly putting his own name on the paperwork rather than the actual offender. In a letter from the DVLA he was told to pay £81 or face court action. The letter appears to have been posted to a police station in Bradford. The Roads Policing Unit posted: "To the great amusement of the rest of the office, one of our colleagues managed to fill a form in incorrectly, and prosecuted himself for driving an untaxed vehicle!" The letter, dated 15 March, states the untaxed vehicle was found in Oak Street, Bradford, on 15 February, and makes a demand for payment of the fine by 1 April.

Lawyer calls for inquiry into Royal Military Police after Harrogate army investigation collapses

Lawyer calls for inquiry into Royal Military Police after Harrogate army investigation collapses Read more at: With the current Parliamentary led review to military policing and the Service Justice System, could this be the end of military policing???

Police sergeant accused of belittling female officers by telling one to make the tea because 'you've got the t**s' brushes off comments as 'banter'

A police sergeant has been accused of belittling female officers by telling one to make the tea because 'you've got the t**s'. Full Story - Daily Mail

Watchdog rebukes Theresa May over police funding claims

Theresa May has been officially rebuked for misleading MPs and the public over false claims that the government is providing an extra £450m in funding to local police forces in 2018/19. Full Story - Guardian Wow May caught out lying, shock horror, I wonder will she now apologise? Or will she tell another lie to cover this lie?

BBC: Ant McPartlin held over drink-driving after collision

Ant McPartlin held over drink-driving after collision 18 March 2018 Image copyright Getty Images TV presenter Ant McPartlin has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a collision involving three vehicles in south-west London. The Metropolitan Police said officers were called to Lower Richmond Road in Mortlake at 15:59 GMT. The ambulance service and London Fire Brigade also attended and a number of people were treated for minor injuries. Police said a 42-year-old man was arrested at the scene after failing a roadside breathalyser test. He has been taken to a south London police station for questioning. A child passenger in one of the cars was taken to hospital for a check up as a precaution, the Met added. Ant McPartlin co-hosts several ITV shows with Declan Donnelly, including Britain's Got Talent, I'm A Celebrity and Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. View the full article

BBC: Two women shot dead at house in St Leonards

Two women shot dead at house in St Leonards 17 March 2018 Image caption The shooting prompted a large police response Two women have been shot dead at a house in East Sussex, police have said. Armed officers responded to reports of a shooting in Bexhill Road, St Leonards, at 19:43 GMT on Friday. Sussex Police said two women, aged 32 and 53, had been shot dead, while two more - one pregnant - were led to safety from the house by firearms officers. They were both uninjured. Two hours later, a 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a firearm was seized. Det Ch Supt Jason Tingley said: "Tragically two women aged 32 and 53 have died after being shot and our thoughts are with their family and friends. "We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward." Police said the women were known to the arrested man. Skip Twitter post by @bbcsoutheast Report End of Twitter post by @bbcsoutheast The shooting prompted a large police response, with witnesses reporting a number of police vehicles and the force helicopter in the area. The road was closed and police advised the public to stay indoors. Skip Twitter post by @brightonsnapper Report End of Twitter post by @brightonsnapper View the full article

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