Home affairs and security correspondent at the @Independent. Retweeting ≠ agreeing.
The government has issued a warning over spread of disinformation on coronavirus as conspiracy theorists, extremists and fraudsters exploit the pandemic Fake medical advice is being shared alongside fake videos targeting racial and religious minorities
New government-backed guidance has been issued by the @CCDHate , which warned: “Some of it is produced by extremists seeking to undermine faith in government and experts, some by grifters seeking to sell false cures and some are just sadly misinformed "
Amid confusion over the extent of the restrictions, police are being inundated with calls from members of the public reporting their neighbours for allegedly violating lockdown NPCC chair @MartinHewittMPS said officers would "respond in a proportionate way”
In a (remote) press conference today, he and the officer leading on coronavirus fines - Deputy Chief Constable Sara Glen - were questioned on the extent of the law “The law doesn’t say once a day [exercise], the law doesn’t specify what type of activity that would be,” she said
Exclusive: A woman who was sexually abused from the age of 11 by a grooming gang has been refused compensation because of a driving offence She helped secure conviction of 20 men by giving evidence about the horrific rapes she suffered in Huddersfield
Breaking: A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences "The arrest relates to suspected membership of a proscribed organisation linked to right-wing terrorism"
The Queen's Speech included a law billed as a "crackdown on foreign criminals", which the home secretary claimed would make the UK safer It would apply to a current average of 10 people a year.
I'm seeing a lot of people tweeting about the Cyprus case expressing shock that the woman was questioned for hours without a lawyer present This also happens in the UK, where there is no obligation for rape complainants to have legal support or advice during interviews
A teenage neo-Nazi has been convicted of planning terror attacks as part of what he believed was an upcoming "race war" The 16-year-old boy had plans to firebomb synagogues in Durham area and searched for targets He had also written his own manifesto
Absolutely stunning investigation on electoral fraud in Russia by Reuters. 'Officials at several polling stations were observed not keeping count..challenged with photos of the same people voting more than once, officials said that “they could be twins”.