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Two police officers have been sacked after accidentally leaving a message on a mother's voicemail saying they hoped her vulnerable child would "get raped". The Avon and Somerset Police officers were on their way to an incident involving the child when one of them rang the mother's mobile for more…
Police investigating the disappearance of a woman who has not been seen for almost 18 years have arrested her carers. Margaret Fleming, 36, was reported missing in October last year from her home in Main Road, Inverkip, Inverclyde. But police said the last independent sighting of her was actually at…
Former carers of missing woman Margaret Fleming have told BBC Scotland they have spoken to her recently. Margaret, who has learning difficulties, had only been seen by her carers - Eddie Cairney and Avril Jones - since 1999, before they reported her missing in October last year. The report was…
Substantive information has been unearthed in the Irish Republic over the disappearance of schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson, a lawyer said. Her family is delighted to see progress on the decades-old case, a coroner was told. The material includes papers on lines of inquiry pursued by Irish police, searches carried out south…
Fifty-three police officers have been disciplined after failings surrounding missing person investigations in Northern Ireland, the Ombudsman said. Some PSNI members did not properly assess reports and there were further problems with supervision and searches plus missed opportunities to gather evidence, the watchdog said. Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire said…
At least 30 people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire, police have revealed. Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy confirmed the death toll as he spoke near the scene of the devastating blaze in west London on Friday. "I'm able to say at this point in time at least 30…
Preventing people from going missing and limiting the harm associated with such incidents are at the heart of a new national strategy. The National Missing Persons Framework for Scotland was launched at a conference today on ‘Returned missing people’, co-organised by University of Glasgow (#ReturnedMissing). The conference brought together Police…
Proposals in memory of Claudia Lawrence designed to help families of missing persons have moved closer to becoming law. Ms Lawrence's father Peter gave a thumbs-up gesture in the public gallery as so-called "Claudia's Law" swiftly completed its final stages in the House of Commons. Tory MP Kevin Hollinrake's draft…
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