Twitter to train prosecutors in fight against online abuse

Crown Prosecution Service seeks help as internet is increasingly used to perpetrate violence against women Twitter is to train prosecutors in England and Wales to better fight online abuse, as the internet is increasingly used as a weapon by perpetrators of domestic abuse, rape and sexual violence against women. The Crown Prosecution Service said the[…]

‘Biggest crackdown’ on rogue pharmacists

Nine pharmacists who sold drugs illegally have been banned from practice, after a BBC investigation led to the “biggest crackdown” in UK pharmaceutical history. In 2012, undercover reporters were sold Valium and opiates without prescription at seven London pharmacies. Now those responsible have been banned for between six months and life. The BBC’s evidence has[…]

Drug-driving arrests ‘on the increase’

More drug-drivers are being arrested and convicted since new laws were introduced in England and Wales last year, the government has said. The Department for Transport cited figures from Cheshire Police that showed arrests there were up 800% to 530 from 70 in the previous year. Legislation was brought in covering legal driving limits for[…]

Domestic violence ‘reaching crisis’

Domestic violence against women in the UK has reached “crisis” proportions, according to a hard-hitting report released recently. One in four British women will experience abuse at the hands of a partner during their lives. The same proportion will be sexually assaulted or raped – normally by someone they know. ‘Culture of tolerance’ These shocking[…]


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