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Home Affairs Correspondent — Channel 4 News
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Grumpy, ageing hack addicted to fighting injustice

Stephen Lawrence: Lord Stevens investigated by IPCC — Lord Stevens is accused of failing to hand information over to the Macpherson public inquiry, which investigated the police's initial failure to apprehend the black teenager's killers. John Stevens was Deputy Commissioner of the Met from 1998 to 2000 - while the Macpherson report was being compiled, before serving for five years as Britain's most senior police officer.

Terror police probe imam Abdul-Hadi Arwani murder in London — Detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command are leading an investigation into the death of a man in north west London, Scotland Yard said, as he was named as 48-year-old Abdul-Hadi Arwani.

London teenagers 'wanted to go to Syria to help' — The parents of the schoolboys raised the alarm with an early-morning call to Brent Council leader Mohammed Butt, who rushed to their home. Councillor Butt said the parents were scared that their children had gone. "I could see the panic in their faces," he told Channel 4 News.

Protester loses legal battle to get off 'extremism' database — The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a ruling in favour of 91-year-old campaigner John Catt whose peaceful activities at demonstrations were logged and stored in police records on domestic extremists. Mr Catt, who has no criminal record, discovered his presence at various human rights protests had been recorded 66 times in a four year period, mostly about his clothes and his sketches of demonstrations.

'Could have been saved': failing the mentally ill in prison — The Equality and Human Rights Commission's study of 367 'non-natural' prison deaths between 2010 and 2013 says many could have been prevented and recommends imposing a legal duty on institutions to improve care and treatment when recommended. EHRC only looked at adult cases but nowhere is this more damning than when it comes to children.

London teenager Ziamani guilty of plot to behead soldier — Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was arrested in east London last August carrying a knife, hammer and Islamic state flag inside his rucksack. An Old Bailey jury was told how he had proclaimed online support for the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby and told his former girlfriend he wanted to die a martyr.

Could there be more security at UK Jewish schools? - video — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Channel 4 News learns that the education secretary is considering stepping up security around Jewish schools in the UK. Simon Israel reports on the threat Jewish communities face in the country.

Inquiry set up into collapse of police corruption trial — Mrs May is to appoint a QC to look into why the prosecution abandoned the case against a dozen former South Wales police officers charged with perverting the course of justice in the Lynette White murder investigation 27 years ago.

12 years for UK jihadist who faked his own death — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. A British jihadist who travelled to Syria, then faked his own death to try to return to the UK, is jailed for 12 years - a sentence that could be extended to 17 if he shows no sign of reform.

Anti-semitism in the UK 'reaches 30-year high' — The Jewish security charity, Community Security Trust (CST) recorded close to 1,200 incidents last year, more than double the number in 2013. They include assaults, threats to kill, desecration of synagogues and cemeteries, and abuse. There were also 60 incidents recorded of what the CST term 'potential hostile reconnaissance' of Jewish buildings.
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Apr 27, 2015

RT @guardian: Suggestion that Bradford City fire was arson is nonsense | Letter from Sir Oliver Popplewell

Apr 24, 2015

GMP to review 11,000 firearms licenses after suspending a senior police staff in the licensing unit

Apr 23, 2015

Teenage boy also accused of encouraging others to behead someone in Australia

Apr 23, 2015

14 year old from Manchester charged with inciting terrorist attack in Australia on Anzac Day

Apr 23, 2015

RT @Channel4News: "Alarming state of affairs in #TowerHamlets" disclosed by court case. Mayor Rahman dismissed + banned from new elex:

Apr 22, 2015

Judge grants 36 year old 'flash crash' lone trader bail on condition of living at parents home and no access to Internet

Apr 22, 2015

@alexillustrator she's at the maudsley hospitAl which is unlikely to facilitate such activities

Apr 22, 2015

CPS say it was the clinicians evidence that convinced the DPP not to prosecute Lord Janner because of his acute dementia

Apr 22, 2015

#jannertrial CPS releases ids of medical experts who examined Lord Janner - Professor Michael Kopelman, Dr Katherine Humphreys.

Apr 22, 2015

Court told mr saroa made £26m profits 'spoofing' the market,has no previous convictions and faces up to 25 years in a U.S. jail if convicted

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