Danny Shaw

Danny Shaw

Home Affairs Correspondent for BBC News

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First day of the trial of Zahid Younis - accused of murdering two “vulnerable” women :

Courts latest: A jury has been sworn in for the trial of Zahid Younis. He’s accused of murdering two women, Henriett Szucs, 34, and Mihrican Mustafa, 38. Their bodies were found hidden in a freezer at his flat at Canning Town, east London. Trial due to last 4 weeks...

This is why @cpsuk ⁩ is launching a 5-year plan to improve prosecution of rape: referrals from police, prosecutions & convictions are all at record lows. The time from referral to charge is at a record high - almost 5 months:

DPP @MaxHillQC  tells @BBCr4today  that he “accepts” scale of the problem in falling prosecutions & convictions but “serious mistakes” were made several years ago in taking on cases that shouldn’t have gone to court. Denies there’s a conviction “target” for rape or other crimes

Look behind the headline police workforce data for England & Wales. Officer numbers up almost 6,000 in 12 months but still some 14,000 lower than 2010. Community support officers still on decline - about half the number in 2010...

A slight uptick in BAME officers, to 7.3% of total, but still half the representation in population. There are no BAME Chief Constables & only 5 at “chief officer” rank - all men. There is not one female BAME officer above rank of superintendent...

Two other worrying stats for a police service aiming to be more diverse. The proportion of new recruits in 2019/20 identifying as BAME fell by one percentage point to 10%. And voluntary resignations among BAME officers was 29 per 1000, compared with 18 per 1000 for white officers

Disturbing interview on @BBCRadio4  World at One @BBCSounds  at 1320 with a woman who said she felt “retraumatised” by @cpsuk  when it dropped her rape case in wake of Liam Allen affair.


A series of letters published by @CommonsHomeAffs  reveals that Home Secretary Priti Patel has repeatedly refused requests to give evidence about the Coronavirus and other issues to MPs. She’s appeared just once in almost six months.

London's Mayor Sadiq Khan confirms he's selling the 3 water cannon bought by Boris Johnson. Proceeds will go to youth services, he says.

BREAKING: The number of women & girls murdered in England/Wales has increased to its highest level for 14 years. There were 241 female victims of murder, manslaughter & infanticide in 12 months to end of March 2019, up 10% on the previous year and the highest total since 2005-06.

BREAKING A Border Force officer, working at Heathrow Airport, has died after contracting coronavirus. The officer, who isn’t being named, is believed to have died last week after feeling unwell at work, sparking concerns about the safety of immigration and customs staff..

Dame Cressida Dick at @CommonsHomeAffs  says Met has apologised to athlete Bianca Williams for distress caused during police stop in Maida Vale. She says she’s asked for a review of use of handcuffs to ensure it hasn’t become default practice