25 July 2019Legal 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.
Legal News & Articles
18 July 2019New drivers could be banned from travelling at night as part of plans to improve road safety in England. Ministers are considering a graduated licence system to restrict novice drivers, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.
12 July 2019Home 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.
Budget cuts and rising demand driving up mental illness among 'exhausted' police officers, review finds
10 July 2019The government has unveiled new plan to improve wellbeing, but one officer warned that reforms would amount to "moving the deckchairs on the Titanic" unless they are accompanied by significant funding increases
05 July 2019British 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.
25 June 2019Legal Article: Ian bridges, PNLD legal adviser looks at the various voyeurism offences and the differences between them.