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‘Street triage’ mental health scheme awarded for excellence

‘Street triage’ mental health scheme awarded for excellence

A ‘street triage’ pilot scheme involving police, the ambulance service and mental health service was recognised for its partnership working at an awards ceremony last night (11 June). Birmingham and…

West Midlands Police cleared of wrongdoing after [man] died in crash outside City Hospital

West Midlands Police cleared of wrongdoing after [man] died in crash outside City Hospital

A police watchdog has cleared officers of any wrongdoing after a driver they were following died in a crash as he raced to see his stabbed brother in hospital. Kevin…

Fully secret terror trial blocked by Court of Appeal

Fully secret terror trial blocked by Court of Appeal

An unprecedented attempt to hold the first ever completely secret criminal trial in the UK has been blocked by the Court of Appeal. Judges said that the "core" of the…

Commission launches inquiry into non-natural deaths of people with mental health conditions

Commission launches inquiry into non-natural deaths of people with mental health conditions

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today launched an inquiry into the non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions who die while being detained by the state. The…

First secret trial for terror case is branded ‘outrageous assault’ on open justice

First secret trial for terror case is branded ‘outrageous assault’ on open justice

A trial is to be held entirely in secret for the first time in British history. Two men accused of a terror plot will go into the dock at the Old…

IPCC finds ‘significant failings’ in West Midlands Police’s discrimination complaints handling

IPCC finds ‘significant failings’ in West Midlands Police’s discrimination complaints handling

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has found “significant failings” in the way West Midlands Police handles complaints about discrimination. The IPCC examined 202 completed cases to see how West Midlands…

Deportees treated as commodities, says prisons inspector

Deportees treated as commodities, says prisons inspector

Some private security staff who carry out immigration deportations are acting unprofessionally and continue to use control techniques that are likely to escalate difficult situations, the chief inspector of prisons…

Human rights activists call for the immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay

Human rights activists call for the immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay

Shortly after he became President in 2009, Barack Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within a year. “The detention facilities at Guantanamo for individuals covered by this order shall be…