South Yorkshire Police officer found guilty of sexual assault

An off-duty South Yorkshire Police officer, who pulled down a woman’s top in a public house and photographed her breasts, has been found guilty of sexual assault at Leeds Crown Court earlier today. The court heard that Paul Hinchcliffe, 46, a married father-of-four, was drinking in The Church House pub in Wath-upon-Dearne on 3rd October 2020 when theContinue reading “South Yorkshire Police officer found guilty of sexual assault”

Serving police officer arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child

A serving 49-year-old South Yorkshire Police constable from Rotherham, who has not been named, is accused of offences alleged to have occurred between 2001 and 2005. He was arrested on Wednesday, 14th September, 2022 following a report made to his own force. The officer has been suspended from duties whilst an internal misconduct investigation takesContinue reading “Serving police officer arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing a child”

SYP officer sentenced after ‘offensive and indecent images’ hearing

A South Yorkshire Police Special Constable who sent sexually explicit images to three women was sentenced last week to a two-year community order at Leeds Magistrates’ Court.  Faran Hanson, 26, (pictured above) was a Special Constable with the force when, in May 2021, a woman came forward to police to report that she had receivedContinue reading “SYP officer sentenced after ‘offensive and indecent images’ hearing”

South Yorkshire response officer in court over rape allegations

A 26 year old former police constable, Rowan Horrocks, is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today accused of rape. South Yorkshire Police say the charges relate to a report that a woman was attacked within their operational area on 28th November 2021. The officer was based in one of force’s response teams butContinue reading “South Yorkshire response officer in court over rape allegations”

Police officer arrested over corruption allegations

A 38 year old South Yorkshire Police (SYP) officer , who was most recently part of a response team working in the force’s Doncaster Division, has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office. It is further alleged that the officer, who holds the rank of constable, has abused his position as a policeContinue reading “Police officer arrested over corruption allegations”

Council Leader condemns ‘Punch and Judy’ show

Troubled Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, mired in controversy over the long-delayed publication of the Assurance Review into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the town, has issued a statement, via its Leader, Cllr Amanda Chadderton (pictured above), setting out its strategy for tackling both the findings of the report and the ongoing CSE problem in theContinue reading “Council Leader condemns ‘Punch and Judy’ show”

Long awaited watchdog report set to published tomorrow

Earlier today, 21st June, 2022, one of the Region’s leading law firms, Switalskis Solicitors, published an article on their website forewarning of a hugely important event that not only impacts on a number of their own clients, but for the entire town of Rotherham, its parent county and the rest of the country now depressinglyContinue reading “Long awaited watchdog report set to published tomorrow”

IOPC moves closure for Hillsborough bereaved families and survivors a step further away

Following an on-line meeting between Executives from five West Midlands branches of the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) and senior officers representing the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) last month, it has emerged that 156 complaints, or allegations, against former police officers and staff involved in the Hillsborough Disaster are still beingContinue reading “IOPC moves closure for Hillsborough bereaved families and survivors a step further away”

Only one Yorkshire police force knows how many unsolved murders amongst their files.

In a departure from past practice, updates to requests made by Neil Wilby, under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000 (‘FOIA’ or ‘The Act’), will, in future, be charted on this website. Each request or group of requests will occupy a separate page. Previously, a combination of Twitter and the iconic What Do They KnowContinue reading “Only one Yorkshire police force knows how many unsolved murders amongst their files.”

Review of February, 2021 on

A fairly busy month saw six articles published on this website. They have contributed to a pleasing and continuing upward trend in visitor numbers and page impressions. The first, published on 10th February, saw a return to the vexed situation in Oldham, where a group of political agitators cling desperately to a series of mostlyContinue reading “Review of February, 2021 on”