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A former senior police officer, David Duckenfield, who was in charge on the day of the Hillsborough disaster, will this week find out whether prosecution proceedings against him can continue.

A new domestic abuse sentencing guideline has been published today (22 February 2018), giving the Courts up to date guidance that emphasises the seriousness of this offending.
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It is often said that there is no such thing as a dangerous dog, only a dangerous owner.animalwelfare

While we often refer to 'dangerous dogs' in criminal law, the actual offences relate to dogs 'dangerously out of control'.

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The government this week announced that West Yorkshire Police has signed up to a new identity checking service.Mobile Fingerprint Scanning

The new service, already being used in a select number of force areas, with a further 20 going live before the end of this year, will remove the need for suspects to be taken to a police station to check identity.

It is anticipated that this will reap benefits for frontline officers and suspects alike, freeing up police to continue with other duties and reducing needless detentions.

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