Legal News & Articles

Legal Article: Offensive Weapons Act 2019

25 July 2019

Legal Article: The Offensive Weapons Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 16th May 2019. PNLD legal adviser Danielle Johnson gives a brief overview of the new offences that are in force with immediate effect and the changes that are to be made in due course.

Automated facial recognition trials backed by home secretary

12 July 2019

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has given his backing to the police in their trials of facial recognition cameras. The surveillance software, which is designed to help spot suspects in public spaces, has been trialled by several forces, including the Met.

Policing resources at dangerously low levels, ex Scotland Yard chiefs warn

05 July 2019

British policing resources have been "drained to dangerously low levels", five ex-Met Police chiefs have warned. The former commissioners, who ran London's police force from 1993 to 2017, said cuts had "contributed to the feeling of lawlessness" generated by knife crime and county lines drugs.