02 August 2017The Home Secretary has said that the major technology companies must step up their fight against extremism or face new laws. Prior to an anti-terrorism summit in San-Francisco, she said that encryption had become a problem and that tech companies were not doing enough.
20 July 2017The Home Secretary has announced plans to consult on new offences to toughen up knife crime laws.The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property.
17 July 2017The Home Secretary has announced that there will be a review of the law and powers in relation to dealing with acid attacks. The review will look at the Poison's Act 1972 to see if more corrosive substances can be covered but will also look at judge's sentencing powers, retailer restrictions on sales and police guidance.
17 July 2017There have been more than 4,000 cases reported to police since 2013 where children have taken explicit pictures of themselves and sent them to others. Around 400 children have been spoken by police including a boy a young as 5.
30 June 2017Police have decided to adopt a new approach known as "reactive management" when it comes to checks on people seen as posing the lowest risk and living in the community.
22 June 2017Forthcoming legislation announced in the Queen's Speech include a Draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill, Immigration Bill, International Sanctions Bill, Civil Liability Bill and Courts Bill.