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“I was stalked by my ex, but people mistook it for romantic flattery”

Rom-coms tell us that being pursued is the sign of true romantic love. They couldn’t be more wrong.

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Katie Bishop
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Silent Solution: How to contact police without speaking out loud
Life

How to contact the police if you’re too scared to speak out loud

Domestic violence charities are backing a campaign to raise awareness of the Silent Solution system.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Why the new season of Line of Duty is going to be its best yet

As the police procedural returns for a fifth series, here are five reasons you'll be addicted.

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People

Cressida Dick pays tribute to 100 years of women in the Met police

Collecting her Glass Ceiling award, the highest-ranking police officer in the UK paid tribute to the "brave women" who came before her

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Amy Davidson
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What it’s like being a policewoman now vs 40 years ago

How life has changed for women in the police

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This teen escaped her kidnapper – so shouldn’t she get the reward money?

Jayme Closs, 13, endured almost three months of captivity before she escaped

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

UK police tweeted their sexual assault “advice” – and Twitter responded accordingly

Liverpool council and the police have now issued an apology.

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Susan Devaney
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Long Reads

Rape survivors slam Met Police's new policy on believing victims

“Our job is not all about victims,” said Cressida Dick, the Met Police commissioner

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Happy Place

The important reason why mental health days are being introduced in the police

“[We’re] encouraging our staff to take time to look after themselves.”

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Susan Devaney
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Visible Women

Cressida Dick pledges commitment to tackling violence against women and girls

The Met’s first woman commissioner is calling on Londoners to “press for progress on the crimes that affect women and girls the most”

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Moya Crockett
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Visible Women

“The John Worboys ruling will force police to take rape survivors seriously”

The Met failed victims of the ‘black cab rapist’. The Supreme Court's ruling is vitally important in ensuring that never happens again.

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Moya Crockett
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Susan Devaney
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The inhumane way UK police are letting down female prisoners

Campaigners are calling on the introduction of new guidelines

Life

Met Police respond to incident in Oxford Circus

They have "not located any trace of suspects, evidence of shots fired or casualties"

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Life

Police open letter on domestic abuse goes viral

“We know you follow this account and want you to see this”

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Susan Devaney
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Life

UK Police release distressing new video in bid to help sexual assault victims

It’s part of their All Is Not Lost campaign

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Susan Devaney
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People

TLC’s T-Boz calls for “justice” after cousin is shot dead by police

The singer shared an emotional Instagram post saying her cousin Eddie was mentally ill

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Shailene Woodley recalls the traumatic events following her arrest

“If there’s a fire and they decide not to open your cell door, you die”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Policeman pulls over a black woman, discovers she’s the state attorney

Things got pretty awkward

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Moya Crockett
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Kayleigh Dray
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Police force’s newest, fluffiest recruits unveiled in cute photo shoot

These puppies are more than ready to fight crime (after a nap)

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London terror victim’s mum emotionally pays tribute to the Met Police

“I am so grateful”

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Kayleigh Dray
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