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Acid Attack in London Nightclub Leaves 12 People Injured

The police have not yet caught the suspected attacker.
Alexander Iadarola
End 696

Promoters Told Us How an Outdated London Police Policy Targets Grime Gigs

“Basically it’s saying, ‘we aren’t going to protect you—we’re going to treat you all like suspects’."
Kamila Rymajdo
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London Police Form 696 Still Exists, and It's Still Unfairly Targeting Grime Shows: Everything You Need to Know

London's Met Police risk assessment form was introduced over a decade ago, leading to the voluntary cancellation of high-profile grime gigs, but now there’s a possibility it might finally be revoked.
Daisy Jones

London Police Rolling Out Over 22,000 Body Cameras

The Metropolitan Police Service believes it is the largest deployment of body-worn cameras in the world.
Joseph Cox

UK Police Accessed Civilian Data for Fun and Profit, New Report Says

The report, based on Freedom of Information requests, found 2,315 incidents of inappropriate access or distribution of data across five years.
Joseph Cox

The Troubling Metadata Sharing Program That Was Just Revealed in the UK

Through MILKWHITE, low level agencies such as the Metropolitan Police can access metadata collected by GCHQ.
Joseph Cox

There’s Now a Play About the Women Duped into Dating Spy Cops

We spoke to the playwright who turned the women's stories, of deceit and police infiltration, into theater.
Tshepo Mokoena

What Does the UN Ruling on Arbitrary Detention Mean for Julian Assange?

Reports suggest the UN will rule Assange is being arbitrarily detained in London, but that doesn't mean he'll just be able to walk away.
Joseph Cox

Only One London Cop Has Been Fired for Sexual Assault in Nine Years, Despite 459 Complaints

Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act poses questions about the way the city's Metropolitan Police investigates its own abuses of power.
Joe Sandler Clarke

Exclusive: VICE Data Shows Virtually No London Cops Get Fired for Complaints of Assault

Our FOI request shows that the chances of getting a London police officer sacked for an alleged assault are more or less zero.
Joe Sandler Clarke

Who Sent Julian Assange a Mysterious Texas BBQ Pizza?

Shortly after the announcement that the Metropolitan Police Service in London would stop its 24/7 monitoring of the Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange is in asylum, a claim appeared on Twitter stating that Assange had ordered a bit of pizza—perhaps to...
Alex Swerdloff
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It's Actually Illegal to Ride 'Hoverboard' Scooters on UK Streets

The Crown Prosecution Service says they’re not allowed on public roads or footpaths.
Emiko Jozuka