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Trial collapses after immigration officials 'lie under oath'

channel4.com — The Home Office has revealed to Channel 4 News that three immigration officers have been suspended and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in to carry out an investigation. The Crown Prosecution Service is to conduct a full review into the handling of the case and accepts it fell below acceptable standards.

Security services deal with '100 terror threats per week'

channel4.com — The head of counter-terrorism in the UK says there has been a step change in Syria-related activity, with a growing problem of young, impressionable individuals being radicalised online. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley says the security services are now dealing with 100 potential terror offences per week, with more than half involving referrals into de-radicalisation programmes.

Controls on undercover policing 'ineffective'

channel4.com — A highly critical report on undercover policing has revealed 1,229 officers are on active duty in hundreds of operations around the country. But inspectors have expressed grave concern about the accuracy of numbers, deployment, support, organisation and coordination in this area of policing.

Bahrain prince risks UK arrest over torture claims

channel4.com — Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Kalifia, who is a regular visitor to the UK, now faces the risk of arrest. Scotland Yard's war crimes unit is to be asked to launch an investigation into allegations the prince was involved in the torture of political prisoners in Bahrain during the human rights demonstrations in 2011.

Met pays damages over assault amid racism claims

channel4.com — The Metropolitan police has agreed to a £120,000 payout in a case where seven officers were accused of unlawful arrest, malicious prosecution, assault and racism. It has also apologised to 34-year-old Nordell Edmondson and offered its regrets for the significant distress caused to him and his family, but has refused to carry out a disciplinary inquiry into the conduct of the officers.

Vicar 'ran sham marriage conveyor belt'

channel4.com — A jury at inner London crown court heard that the CofE church of St Jude and St Aiden in Croydon went from having six weddings a year to six a day, with over 200 in 2010. Prosecutor Edward Lucas said over six years there were 494 sham marriages, and since the arrest of the vicar, Reverend Nathan Ntege, there been only one in 2014.

Met fined for discrimination against Games 'poster girl'

channel4.com — An employment tribunal found that 35-year-old PC Carol Howard, who became Olympic Games "poster girl" for the Met, had been bullied, harassed and victimised while serving as one of only two black officers in the 700-strong Diplomatic Protection Group. The tribunal had previously ruled the force operated a policy of deleting findings of sex and race discrimination from internal grievance documents.

Pro-Islamic State Brit challenged on beheadings - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Last week, we spoke Abu Rumauysah about British citizens who have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State. During the interview, we challenged him on the use of beheading videos by IS.

Glen Parva prison 'unsafe' for young offenders

channel4.com — An unannounced visit by the chief inspector of prisons to Glen Parva jail in Leicestershire also saw evidence of, in effect, protection rackets, where prisoners were charging "rent" for cells and threatening violence if this wasn't paid.

Is anti-Semitism on the rise in Britain?

channel4.com — Protester holds banner during an anti-Israel demonstration in London. Credit: CST On first impressions there is a shocking headline figure on UK anti-Semitism. This month of July has seen the second highest reported number of incidents in 30 years - four a day, a total of 130.
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Oct 29, 2014

bit.ly/1p0WHZb Puppy farm murders frantic 999 call: he's just shot my mother. I’m running for my life"

Oct 29, 2014

3 Surrey police staff under investigation for returning revoked gun license to farmer who later shot dead his partner and her daughter

Oct 28, 2014

RT @CEOLewis: @MikeT17 use of prisons by courts up, use of public sector probation supervision down, reconviction figures go up. No surprises there then.

Oct 27, 2014

Briton Ali Dalloul's children stranded after evacuation from Gaza. Home Office denies them entry. Here's my report bit.ly/1wrYKFo

Oct 26, 2014

RT @PeterKGeoghegan: Profile on Migration Watch's Andrew Green on Radio 4 now is textbook case of manufacturing consent and how voices are privileged in media.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @HackneyAbbott: Ed Miliband "Immigration is top of Labour’s agenda"So we REALLY are going to fight the election on UKIP's agenda theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

Oct 23, 2014

Vicar cleared of UK largest sham marriage case to return to duties - says 'nearly everyone I married was legit" bit.ly/1ypkJgA

Oct 23, 2014

Sham marriage trial collapse after immigration officials 'lie under oath'. @simonisrael reports bit.ly/1oxiXd8/s/DfCw

Oct 23, 2014

RT @TellMamaUK: Rob Leech's Documentary, 'My Brother, the Terrorist,' Highlights Anti-Muslim Hate Received by Mosques tellmamauk.org/robb-leechs-do…

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