We start this week with the very sad news regarding Inspector Toby Day, his wife and young child. The policing family is a tight supportive one and incidents such as these remind us just how fragile some situations can be.


We would like to extend our condolences to Inspector Toby Day and his wife’s family, friends and colleagues and offer our thoughts to the two surviving children.


How the news unfolded


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Prayers to be said for Melton Mowbray police death family: BBC News


R.I.P Inspector Toby Day . . .


Winter is here


The weather featured heavily in the news this week as winter began in earnest.

North Yorkshire Police has confirmed that a “silver command” post had been set up in the town of Richmond as flooding, strong winds, ice and snow affected many parts of North Yorkshire and other parts of the North including Scotland.

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Retired Officers recruited

Waste crime crackdown launched by Environment Agency: BBC News






Kent Police Officer left unconscious when hit by car in Southborough: BBC News


Missing people strategy launched by Home Office: BBC News


Judge criticised for quashing swearing conviction by Tory MP!: BBC News


North Yorkshire Police appoint Deputy Chief Constable: BBC News


As does Wiltshire Police: BBC News


Thief returns TV and pays Newcastle victim £50 compensation: BBC News


Update – Stephen Lawrence Trial: BBC News


Police commissioner elections and city mayor referendums: BBC News


BTP in action – Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated by London police

Linked to the international article on Dr Congo: BBC News


BTP again as thousands evacuated from Birmingham New Street station: BBC News


Whilst in the North Trans-Pennine real ale trail drinkers in train warning: BBC News


Proceeds of crime returned to the economy: BBC News


Street gang affected parents get helpline in Nottingham: BBC News


Failings over Mark Kennedy undercover officer case and what the head of the Crown Prosecution has to say: BBC News

Thanks to Dominic Casciani for this article.


CPS Kier Starmer answers questions on the Mark Kennedy case: BBC News


Anger as Albania torture suspect flees London whilst on bail: BBC News BBC News


Armed robber who sparked manhunt in Dorset jailed having threatened Police Officer with a gun!: BBC News


Lancashire police officers retire


We wish Sgt Alison Lee and Insp Dave Lea a very well deserved rest and good health for their retirement after 30 years!: BBC News


Police dog attacker Lukasz Sklepkowski absconds: BBC News


Nottinghamshire pays £330,000 in police car crash costs: BBC News


Further Daniel Morgan murder investigation rejected but Home Secretary offers an investigation into Police failings: BBC News BBC News


IPCC investigates Greater Manchester Police car crash: BBC News


Leicestershire Police save £4.2m using mobile gadgets: BBC News BBC News





Police Dog catches chewing gum thief in Midlothian: BBC News


Scots detectives may visit Libya in Lockerbie inquiry: BBC News


And in Glasgow as Dollars seized from suspected drug trafficker: BBC News




South Wales, Gwent Police helicopter laser pen warning: BBC News


Policewoman Ceri Rees, from Llanelli, on casino burglary charge: BBC News


Dyfed-Powys Police restore 1903 officer’s grave stone: BBC News


Sex case Gwent Pc Shaun Jenkins’ sacking: IPCC inquiry: BBC News


DNA Back in the news this week as it traps couple who fled Aberystwyth B&B without paying: BBC News





Police attacked after Newtownabbey cannabis find: BBC News


PSNI Chief goes to court seeking BBC and UTV riot footage: BBC News


Police Ombudsman search ‘at planning stage’: BBC News