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.
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.
21 August 2017Work by the NCA has raised awareness of modern slavery, as calls to the UK's modern slavery hotline have doubled in a week.
22 August 2017CPS has revised its guidance for prosecutors in relation to online hate crime, to include offences against bisexual people for the first time. The DPP said the impact of tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it and that online abuse can fuel "dangerous hostility".
31 August 2017The CPS is reviewing two cases after it was held that 'laughing gas' was exempt from the Psychoactive Substances Act. The Home Office says it will continue to prosecute those who sell nitrous oxide. However, questions have been raised as to whether the new law will need to be amended.
06 September 2017A man has been successfully prosecuted for rapes of several children by proving that he was as guilty in instigating the overseas offending as he would have been committing the crime itself.