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Police will be eager to increase numbers of crimes solved – but evidence must always add up

Police Tape


By Andrew Petherbridge, specialist in public law and civil liberties actions against the police at Hudgell Solicitors

The Humberside Police force is under pressure.

It has been quick to defend itself in the wake of a damning report which has identified failings in many areas of its work.

An inspection carried out by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in June 2015 identified many issues of concern.

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21/10/2015 No Comments

Police must investigate their own procedures to ensure fairness following complaints

Civil Liberties Andy Petherbridge


By Andrew Petherbridge, specialist in public law and civil liberties actions against the police at Hudgell Solicitors

When it comes to making a complaint against a police force, people in the UK face an ‘over-complex’ system, the chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has said.

Complaints against the police have risen sharply, but wide inconsistencies in the way they are handled and investigated by forces across the country is causing concern.

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09/10/2015 No Comments

Questions must be asked over care in police custody following rise in deaths

With the number of deaths in or following police custody currently being the highest for five years in England and Wales, it is only right that serious questions are now asked.

As a specialist in handling claims against the police for wrongful arrest and police misconduct at Hudgell Solicitors, I see first-hand the impact being placed into custody as on every individual – whether their arrest and detention can be justified or not.

As Home Secretary Theresa May stressed today when announcing the review, police custody is a place where a number of dynamics meet.

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23/07/2015 No Comments

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