Manchester

Armed officers patrolling our streets for the first time

Armed officers will be patrolling Devon's streets for the first time, it was announced today.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton said: “In response to the recent change in the threat level to critical, armed officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police will be seen out and about in our communities, throughout both Force areas.

“Armed officers will be doing...

Police record attacks on alternative groups as hate crime

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have announced that they will officially record attacks on members of 'alternative sub-culture' groups as a hate crime.

It is the first time in the UK that offences against these groups will have been recognised with this distinction. Until now, only offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity have been...

EDL's Manchester protest expected to face mass opposition

The controversial English Defence League is set to demonstrate in Manchester on Saturday despite open calls for the march to be banned, and leading figures of the community explaining that they are not welcome....