BBC The Detectives – Fighting Organised Crime in Manchester

The BBC have filmed a series over two years with unprecedented access to Greater Manchester Police, offering frontline insight into one police force’s battle against organised crime. The first episode focuses on a spate of kidnappings and torturing of victims … Continue reading BBC The Detectives – Fighting Organised Crime in Manchester

Emergency Services News Roundup

Emergency Services News Source: Emergency Service News Blog Man Jailed After Setting Fire To Ex-Army Devon & Cornwall Police Officer by John Johnson A man who doused two police officers in petrol before setting one of them on fire in Newquay has been jailed for ten-and-a-half years. Blagovest Hadjigueorguiev left army veteran PC Darral Mares with severe burns to his legs and hand after he was engulfed in flames during the horrific incident in September. PC Mares, who was saved from further serious injury by the quick actions of his colleague, PC Alan Lenton, is still continuing on his long road … Continue reading Emergency Services News Roundup

Peaceful Protest – ‘Domestic Extremism’?

Police must stop categorising protest activities in this way, say 152 campaigners, lawyers, academics, journalists and politicians John Catt in 2010, the year he discovered that police had conducted surveillance on him at demonstrations between 2005 and 2009. This year … Continue reading Peaceful Protest – ‘Domestic Extremism’?