13,000 suspected and convicted criminals on run after skipping bail

English police figures reveal thousands of potentially dangerous criminals at large after failing to attend court hearings Figures from 30 police forces in England showed there were 13,492 known warrants outstanding. Photograph: Jeff Morgan/Alamy More than 13,000 suspected and convicted criminals facing charges including murder, rape and child sex offences are on the run after…

Police chief apologises after fake Muslim shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ in simulated suicide bomb attack at Manchester’s Trafford Centre

A police chief has been forced to apologise for featuring a fake Muslim shouting “Allahu Akbar” in a major counter terrorism training exercise against Isil. The exercise had depicted a suicide bomber detonating explosives and opening fire in the middle of a busy shopping mall. But critics claimed the depiction of the terrorist “stereotyped” Muslims during the…

Police force launch investigation into 2015 general election fraud allegations after claims against Tories

We have received an allegation of electoral fraud and an investigation has been launched’ It comes amid claims the Conservative Party may have breached spending rules Matt Cardy/Getty Images A police force has launched an investigation into an allegation of electoral fraud relating to the 2015 general election amid claims the Conservative Party may have…