Northumbria Police Officer breaches confidentiality

25th June 2019

Northumbria Police reported the outcome of a misconduct hearing on 29 May 2019 involving an Officer who is alleged to have recorded CCTV footage of an incident onto his personal mobile phone.  It was alleged the Officer then disclosed that CCTV footage to third parties.  It is unclear whether he sent it to the third […]

Forced Marriage and Coercive Control

21st June 2019

So little is understood about coercive control, which was not even recognised as a form of abuse until it became illegal under the 2015 Serious Crimes Act. The new Domestic Abuse Bill seeks to define it as: Behaviour that isolates the victim from support, limiting freedoms, making the victim feel bad, or responsible, and impacting […]

Urgent call for independent inquiry into domestic abuse in family courts

20th June 2019

125 cross party MP’s led by Labour’s Louise Haigh wrote to the Ministry of Justice demanding an independent inquiry into the failure of the family courts to protect victims of abuse and their children. Disappointingly the Ministry of Justice responded by saying that they would hold a snap (12 week) Inquiry but that it would […]

First UK conviction for manufacturing firearms with 3D printer

On Wednesday 19 June at Southwark Crown Court, a London man, pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacturing a firearm, namely a 3D printed gun. This is believed to be the first conviction of its kind in the UK. Officers executed a drugs warrant at the man’s home in October 2017 and during the course […]