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BBC: Acid attack on three-year-old boy: Three men arrested Acid attack on three-year-old boy: Three men arrested 23 July 2018 Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption Police issued CCTV images from the store at the time of the attack Three men have been arrested after a three-year-old boy was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack. The boy was "deliberately attacked" at Home Bargains in Worcester at 14:15 BST on Saturday, West Mercia Police said. The men, aged 22, 25 and 26, were arrested in London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. The boy has been discharged from hospital after being treated for serious burns to his arm and face. The "long-term implications" of the boy's injuries are unknown, the force said. A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton arrested on Sunday on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm remains in police custody. View the full article Read this BBC: Brexit deal: Let's get on with it, says Theresa May Brexit deal: Let's get on with it, says Theresa May 23 July 2018 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright PA The prime minister has said it is time to "get on with" reaching a Brexit deal as she and other cabinet ministers try to sell their plan for it in Europe. Theresa May will meet the Austrian chancellor and Czech and Estonian prime ministers this week. She said both sides know "the clock is ticking" on negotiations. The EU and the UK want a deal in place by October. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said a deal could be done if both showed "energy, ambition and pragmatism". But he also said preparations were under way in case negotiations failed and the UK left the European Union with no deal in place. Brexit deal 'can be done by October' Barnier questions May's Brexit plan What would a 'no deal' Brexit look like? Brexit: All you need to know What does UK White Paper reveal? The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, but the two sides have yet to agree how trade will work afterwards. Theresa May hopes the government's plan, detailed in the Brexit White Paper, will allow the two sides to reach a deal on relations by the autumn. She said: "The White Paper sets out in detail our proposal for an unprecedented economic and security partnership - it is the right approach both for the UK and the EU." "This is a principled and practical Brexit that is in the mutual interests of the UK and EU but it will require pragmatism from both sides. "We must step up the pace of negotiations and get on to deliver a good deal that will bring greater prosperity and security to both British and European citizens. We both know the clock is ticking - let's get on with it." Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThree politicians give their view on a Brexit "no deal" After Parliament rises for the summer recess on Tuesday, Downing Street said the UK negotiating team would be travelling to Brussels while the foreign secretary, chancellor, home secretary, business secretary and the minister for the Cabinet Office will meet counterparts across Europe. The White Paper proposes close ties in some areas, such as the trade in goods, but will end free movement of people and the jurisdiction of the European Court, and allow the UK to strike trade deals with other nations. The plan sparked two cabinet resignations - then Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Critics at Westminster say the White Paper is an unworkable compromise, which would leave the UK governed by the EU in many areas, but with no say in its rules. Plans questioned The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier questioned on Friday whether UK plans for a common rulebook for goods and agri-foods were practical and said the EU would not run the risk of weakening its single market. He questioned whether the plans could work without causing extra bureaucracy and said there were "practical problems" about how tariffs would be determined and collected. Dominic Raab has said a deal could be done by October, but making 'no deal' preparations such as hiring extra border staff was part of being a "responsible government". Labour leader Mr Corbyn said it seemed the government's priority was preparing for no deal, which would be bad for industry. "There has to be a serious stepping-up of negotiations to reach an agreement on customs and on trade," he said. View the full article Read this Met corruption claims investigated by Independent Office for Police Conduct Allegations of "serious corruption and malpractice" within the Met Police are being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). Gross misconduct notices have been served on three officers, while "a number" of other officers are being assessed, according to the IOPC. IOPC director Jonathan Green said claims of racial discrimination within the Met were also being investigated. The Met said it was "fully co-operating" with the investigation. It is claimed there are officers in the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) who are said to have interfered with or curtailed investigations, according to Mr Green. He added: "The investigation includes alleged interference in, and curtailment of, investigations by potentially conflicted senior officers, failure to investigate allegations of wrongdoing, systemic removal of the restrictions of officers under investigation and racial discrimination. "As part of this investigation, three officers have been served with gross misconduct notices and one of those officers is also under criminal investigation. "Assessments on the status of a number of other officers remains ongoing." According to The Sunday Times, three whistleblowers from the Met approached the IOPC to allege members of the DPS were shielding officers from a range of allegations. A Met spokesman said: "The Metropolitan Police Service has referred allegations regarding the conduct of a number of MPS personnel to the IOPC which is conducting an independent investigation. "The MPS is fully co-operating with the IOPC investigation." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44915885 Read this BBC: Worcester 'acid attack': Boy aged three injured Worcester 'acid attack': Boy aged three injured 22 July 2018 Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption Police released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to about the incident A three-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in a shop, police said. The boy was "deliberately attacked" at Home Bargains in Worcester at 14:15 BST on Saturday, West Mercia Police said. He is being treated in hospital for serious burns to his arm and face. A 39-year-old man from Wolverhampton has been arrested in connection with the incident at Shrub Hill Retail Park, Tallow Hill. Ch Supt Mark Travis described the incident as a "deliberate attack". 'Contact police urgently' Police released images taken from CCTV footage. "The three men in the photo may have information vital to our investigation", Ch Supt Travis said. "I am sure someone will recognise them and I would urge anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency. Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption Police said the three men may have "vital information" "The incident will rightly shock the local community and I would like to reassure local people that we are carrying out a thorough investigation to identify those responsible." The motive for the attack was "unclear", police said. Officers said they were working to determine what the substance involved was and exactly what happened. The 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm, and remains in police custody. View the full article Read this NCA: Latest on Newlyn harbour drug trafficking investigation Home News Latest on Newlyn harbour drug trafficking investigation Return to News 20 July 2018 As part of an National Crime Agency-led operation, the Border Force cutter HMC Vigilant intercepted a sailing yacht of the south west coast of Cornwall and escorted the vessel into Newlyn harbour where it arrived yesterday (Thursday 19 July). Two men have been arrested for drug trafficking offences and are now being questioned by NCA officers, who are leading the investigation. The port of Newlyn was closed temporarily for public safety reasons but has since reopened. Border Force and NCA officers, supported by Devon and Cornwall Police, remain at the scene. Share this Page: View the full article Read this NCA: Caribbean cocaine smugglers jailed for 37 years Return to News 20 July 2018 A group of four people who imported at least £1 million worth of cocaine into the UK from Jamaica have been sentenced to a total of 37 and a half years in prison, with one more still to be sentenced. The National Crime Agency began investigating the group in June 2016 following a Border Force seizure of 5kg of cocaine concealed in packets of coconut milk powder at Manchester Airport. NCA officers identified Nigel Roberts, 41, a barber from Birmingham, as the ringleader and organiser of three subsequent importations of cocaine into UK airports. Each seizure consisted of between 5kg-10kg of cocaine, some in identical packaging as the first, with others disguised as coffee or LaSoy Milk. In the case of the first importation, Roberts worked with Craig Mullings, 46, and his girlfriend Diana Ricketts, 35, to recruit a courier in order to bring the drugs back from Jamaica in a suitcase. Phone records identified that Roberts was in contact with the couple and other members of his network at key times around each importation. He would mainly communicate with them and pass on instructions using WhatsApp voice notes. Days after the arrest of Deannia Madden-Walker, 47, who attempted to smuggle 5kg of cocaine into Gatwick Airport, Roberts sent a voice note saying, “I’m on a bad luck streak, one of my ships crashed again.” In addition to complicit couriers, the group sometimes used vulnerable and unknowing participants to smuggle the drugs for them. Abdul Thomas, 34, assisted Roberts with the fourth importation in December 2016. Thomas sent him a voice note previously to underline the plan, instructing him to “take out what you need to take out” from the suitcases before sending them down to London. After receiving the cocaine, Roberts would split it up to be sold on to street-level dealers. NCA officers searching his barber shop also recovered crack cocaine which was packaged ready to be supplied. Today at Minshull Street Crown Court Roberts was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison and Thomas was sentenced to 12 years. Ricketts and Madden-Walker received eight years and six years respectively. Mullings will be sentenced at a later date. Another member of the network, Dwane Johnson AKA Boasty, who was charged with being a courier went on the run before he could stand trial and remains wanted by the NCA. John Hughes, Operations Manager at the NCA, said: “Roberts and his network were involved in a potentially lucrative business importing class A drugs into the UK. “Not only would these profits have gone on to fund the supply of dangerous drugs, it would have fuelled the violence we so regularly see associated with this kind of activity. “Crack cocaine is also a key commodity within the county lines model and contributes to the exploitation of vulnerable people and children. “We work closely with our Border Force and international colleagues to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the UK and protect the public from the inevitable harm this causes.” Adam Knight, Assistant Director of Border Force North, said: “These interceptions represent a significant amount of Class A drugs which have been prevented by Border Force from ending up on the UK’s streets where they could cause significant harm.

 "Working with the National Crime Agency and other law enforcement partners we will continue to tackle smuggling of all kinds and bring those responsible to justice." Share this Page: View the full article Read this NCA: NCA Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18 Read this BBC: MPs criticise head of public prosecution's rape case failures MPs criticise head of public prosecution's rape case failures 20 July 2018 Image copyright Getty Creative MPs have criticised the director of public prosecutions over failings in the disclosure of evidence in rape and serious sexual assault cases. A number of rape trials collapsed last year after it emerged vital evidence had not been given to defence lawyers. A new report from the Justice Select Committee said Alison Saunders did not recognise the severity of the issue and there was "insufficient leadership". Ms Saunders said addressing problems in the system was her "top priority". She is due to stand down from her post in October at the end of a five-year contract. Police apologise for rape case errors All current rape cases 'urgently' reviewed Evidence withheld in 47 sex assault cases In the lead-up to criminal trials, police and prosecutors have a duty to disclose evidence or information that might either help the defence case, or harm the prosecution's case. But in January, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) ordered a review of more than 3,600 cases in England and Wales after four cases were thrown out of court due to a lack of disclosure. The trial of Liam Allan was stopped in December at Croydon Crown Court, days before the prosecution of Isaac Itiary at Inner London Crown Court was halted. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLiam Allan had been on bail for two years before his trial collapsed And in January, the case against Samson Makele was stopped at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London, while Oxford student Oliver Mears - who had spent two years on bail - had the case against him dropped days before his trial was set to start. The review found that 47 cases of rape and sexual assault had important evidence withheld from the defence. 'Life-long impact' Committee chairman, Conservative MP Bob Neill, said the police and CPS often see the disclosure of evidence as an "administrative headache" - a view which was "not acceptable". Mr Neill, a former barrister, added: "Disclosure failings are extremely damaging for those concerned and can have a permanent life-long impact. "These failings have caused miscarriages of justice and - as the director of public prosecutions even admitted to us - some people have gone to prison as a result." The committee found failings in the "application of disclosure by police officers and prosecutors on the ground" and called for a culture change, so it was seen as a "core justice duty", rather than an "administrative add-on". When it came to Ms Saunders, they said there was "insufficient focus and leadership" in dealing with the problem and that she "did not sufficiently recognise the extent and seriousness" of failures within the process. 'Right resources' The report, published on Friday, also called on the government to look at whether there is sufficient funding for the system. Mr Neill said: "The proliferation of electronic evidence makes disclosure ever more challenging, and we need the right skills, technology, resources and guidelines, to resolve this once and for all. "The failings are symptomatic of a system under immense strain: without change, we cannot expect the public to have confidence in the criminal justice system." Responding to the report, Ms Saunders said: "I have been very clear that addressing the long-standing problems in managing disclosure across the criminal justice system is my top priority. "There is an unprecedented focus on finding solutions, and extensive action has been under way over the past year to bring about the necessary change not just in how cases are handled, but in the wider culture within the CPS and policing. "This is not a quick fix. We will evaluate the measures taken, and agree further commitments to ensure there is continuous improvement." Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDirector of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders tells Today it was her decision to leave The National Police Chiefs' Council's lead for criminal justice, Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave, defended Ms Saunders, saying she was "fully aware of the extent and seriousness of the disclosure failures" and "fully committed" to working with them. Another review into disclosure is being carried out by the attorney general and a National Disclosure Improvement Plan is being put into place. View the full article Read this Read More Police News