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”

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”

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.”

Hidden in plain sight

Written by a former Greater Manchester police officer, retired Inspector David Sutcliffe, an email circulated amongst key influencers in regional and central government has piled even more pressure on beleaguered Mayor Andy Burnham and his chief constable, Ian Hopkins. Others caught in the crossfire are Deputy Chief Constable Ian Pilling, about much has already beenContinue reading “Hidden in plain sight”

Catalogue of policing scandals that shame the two-faced Mayor of Manchester

On 6th August 2018, two retired Manchester police officers, Peter Jackson and Maggie Oliver, and one serving officer, Paul Bailey, met with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham and the Deputy Mayor, Beverley Hughes. Also present in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) HQ were Deputy Director of Policing, Clare Monaghan and policy adviser,Continue reading “Catalogue of policing scandals that shame the two-faced Mayor of Manchester”

A cuckoo in the nest?

For the second time in just over a month, two days spent in the austere halls of Royal Courts of Justice gave further, and, at times, quite remarkable, insight into the inner workings of five different policing bodies: The Police Federation, a police force Misconduct Panel, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, a Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC’s) officeContinue reading “A cuckoo in the nest?”