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Escape from Wandsworth: Terror Suspect’s Daring Bed-Sheet Breakout

11 September 2023

Deputy Chief Magistrate Tan Ikram ordered Mr. Khalife to remain in custody until his appearance at the Old Bailey on September 29th. It is alleged that Mr. Khalife escaped from HMP Wandsworth on September 6th by attaching himself beneath a food delivery truck using a material created from bed sheets with clips at each end.

Lancashire Constabulary – Nicola Bulley

9 February 2023

Lancashire Police are appealing for information relating to Nicola Bulley who has been missing from home since last Friday morning (January 27) and hasn’t been seen since.

Queen’s Counsel become King’s Counsel following Queen’s passing

27 September 2022

Following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8 September 2022, all Queen’s Counsel (QC) have become King’s Counsel (KC).

Victims’ Commissioner Vera Baird quits with letter saying ‘criminal justice system is in chaos’

27 September 2022

The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales has said she will not renew her term after telling Justice Secretary Brandon Lewis the “criminal justice system is in chaos”.

Sir Mark Rowley appointed as new Metropolitan Police Commissioner

8 July 2022

The Home Secretary Priti Patel has today (8th July 2022) announced the appointment of Sir Mark Rowley as the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Criminal Bar Association Message to Members

22 June 2022

You may have seen reports that the Lord Chief Justice has issued guidance to Judges concerning their approach to barristers of the Criminal Bar who participate in days of action over the coming weeks.

An inspection of the Metropolitan Police Service’s counter-corruption arrangements and other matters related to the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

22 March 2022

The Home Secretary commissioned Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) to undertake a thematic inspection of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) following the independent panel review of the MPS’s handling of the investigation into Daniel Morgan’s murder.

Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid

16 December 2021

The Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid has looked at ensuring the long-term sustainability of the criminal legal aid system. The review is chaired by Sir Christopher Bellamy QC, who has put forward his conclusions and proposals to the Lord Chancellor in 2021.

Vulnerability-related risks

18 November 2021

A College of Policing publication provides a framework to ensure vulnerable people receive appropriate help during interactions with the police.

User guide to: Individuals referred to and supported through the Prevent Programme, England and Wales

18 November 2021

A Home Office publication provides explanatory notes on the data issues and classifications that are key to the production and presentation of the Home Office’s annual statistical releases, “Individuals referred to and supported through the Prevent Programme”.

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