Police review 10,000 cases in forensics data ‘manipulation’ inquiry

The Guardian Police investigate alleged manipulation at Manchester lab in mass recall of samples from criminal cases in England and Wales The alleged manipulation emerged earlier this year when a data anomaly in a drug-driving case was reported. Photograph: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF Ten thousand criminal cases in England and Wales are being reviewed after…

Police failing to respond to some crimes because of ‘significant stress’ caused by budget cuts, report warns

The Independent HM Inspectorate of Constabulary warns forces against ‘suppressing’ offences to reduce demand Police officers have said terror attacks and rising crime are putting an ‘unsustainable strain’ on resources Getty Police forces are failing to respond to low-priority crimes because of “significant stress” caused by continued budget cuts amid a huge rise in demand, a…

Majority of affordable homes lost due to legal loophole exploited by developers, show figures

The Independent Property developers drop plans to build thousands of affordable homes each year due to ‘viability assessments’ as number of new social rented homes falls to lowest level on record Housing charity Shelter is calling on the Government to change national planning laws so developers can no longer use this loophole to get out of…

Motorists warned to delete scam speeding email claiming they’ve been caught

The Independent Bogus email used in attempt to extort money The ‘Notice of Intended Prosecution’ emails claim to have ‘photographic evidence’ of the ‘offence’ Greater Manchester Police Motorists in the UK have been warned to delete any emails claiming they have been caught speeding. The “Notice of Intended Prosecution” emails have been sent by fraudsters…

Government to protect key British firms from foreign takeovers that raise national security concerns

The Independent Proposals aim to ‘close loopholes’ to enable ‘greater scrutiny of foreign investment in a changing market’, Business Secretary Greg Clark says Key British companies would receive protection from foreign takeovers where deals raise national security concerns, under new proposals announced by the Government on Tuesday. Greg Clark said the new rules will allow the…

WHATSAPP IS USED BY PAEDOPHILES AND GANGSTERS AND NEEDS TO BE STOPPED

The Independent The government criticized the technology that messaging apps use to keep private messages from being read by anyone. WhatsApp is a shelter for paedophiles and gangsters and needs to make messages available to the government, the home secretary has said. Amber Rudd has complained that apps like WhatsApp are not doing enough to help the government catch…