06 November 2017In the case of R v Chapman 2017, it was held that possession of nitrous oxide with intent to supply for recreational purposes was an offence under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016; it was only an exempted substance for medicinal purposes.
24 May 2017After warnings over security risks to families in the wake of the Manchester bombing, sports governing bodies have been reviewing policing of stadiums and events.
31 May 2017New substances have been brought under the control of the misuse of drugs legislation. The changes to the legislation came in force on 31st May 2017.
06 June 2017The College of Policing's Authorised Professional Practice on policing elections is designed to support police officers and, in particular, force election single points of contact (SPOCs), who are required to contribute to planning the police response to elections and prevent and detect electoral malpractice.
15 November 2017For the first time, Counter Terrorism Police have launched an information campaign aimed at school children advising them "do not waste time taking photos if you are caught up in a terror attack" and to "run, hide, tell".
23 November 2017Ten thousand criminal cases in England and Wales are being reviewed after it emerged that data at a forensic laboratory in Manchester may have been manipulated, causing the biggest recall of samples in British criminal justice history.