A chief constable has criticised the “too lenient” suspended sentence handed to a former police inspector who admitted making hundreds of indecent images of children.
Police have likened CCTV of shop thieves driving through a shopping centre to a scene out of the 1960s caper The Italian Job.
A woman blamed by a murder accused for killing a six-year-old girl and “planting” his DNA on the child’s body has told a court she had nothing to do with the crime.
A woman who a murder accused blames for killing a six-year-old girl has told a court she had nothing to do with the crime.
The family of murdered Alesha MacPhail told a trial of the frantic search for the six-year-old when they realised she was missing from her bed.
The father of murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail sold cannabis to the teenager accused of killing her, a court has heard.
Images of a murdered schoolgirl’s body lying in woods have been shown to a jury as the trial’s first witness gave evidence.
An armed robber who raided two shops in two hours is being hunted by police after stealing hundreds of pounds at gunpoint.
A teenage boy accused of raping and murdering a six-year-old girl on the Isle of Bute blames a woman for the crime.
A teenager has gone on trial accused of the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl on the Isle of Bute.
Security Minister Ben Wallace has condemned “unjustifiable” objections to a new law aimed at helping police catch paedophiles.
The family of a 17-year-old youth worker murdered in a drive-by shooting have released new childhood pictures of her campaigning against gun and knife crime as police renewed appeals to catch her killer.
There was a 7% drop in the number of community payback orders (CPOs) issued to offenders last year, the latest figures show.
Jurors who will try a man accused of killing Holby City actor John Michie’s daughter have been asked if they watch the programme.
A man who pulled a knife on a shop worker in an attempted robbery fled the scene on a bike, police have said.
Detectives have praised a group of men who stopped the attempted rape of a terrified teenager and held the suspect until police arrived.
Plans to strengthen animal welfare laws could see offenders jailed for up to five years.
A woman suffered a head injury in a row with another driver following a road crash.
A woman has been raped at knifepoint on wasteland in Fife.
Community sentences handed out to criminals have fallen by 10% in a year, official figures indicate.
Street drugs being sold as Valium have been linked to an “unprecedented” number of fatal overdoses in Glasgow.
The owners of a family-run whisky shop have been left shocked after thieves stole rare bottles worth at least £10,000 in the second break-in this month.
People falling prey to cyber crime have reported losing £34.6 million, the latest numbers from Action Fraud show.
Rank-and-file police officers are calling for “more boots on the ground” as figures reveal a 14% rise in homicides – the highest number since 2008.
The number of homicides in England and Wales has increased by 14% in a year to the highest level since 2008, new figures show.
Homicides have increased by 14% in a year while offences involving a knife are up by 8%, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Police are hunting a robber who targeted a shop armed with a shotgun.
Police are trying to trace two women who helped the victim of an assault in Dundee.
Lauren Wade should have been setting off for another day of school on Friday morning, but instead her parents Margaret Wade and Marie Sweeney were being jailed for neglect which led to her death.
The parents of a malnourished toddler who died have been jailed for more than six years after admitting neglect.