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Stop stop-and-search

 
October 2nd 2009
 
Readers who have pockets full of bulky stop-and-search forms, the pink slips given by the police when conducting stop and search, will soon be collecting less paper as it was announced that the forms will be simplified. Under new rules, announced at the Police Superintendents' Association annual conference on 16th September, police officers will not have to complete the current lengthy form, but something simpler that will record basic data such as ethnicity and the reason for the stop. But the move, predicted to save 200,000 hours of police time a year, is unlikely to have a beneficial effect on readers sleeping out who get stopped a disproportionate amount of times compared with the general public. Advice remains the same with stop-and-search - ask for the form if it is not presented by a police officer, and keep it as a record. This is an issue we'll be revisiting in a future issue.
 
 
 

October 2009

 

Contents

A fresh approach

Grim discovery in Kent

Dispersal zone extended at Waterloo

Official headcount drops to 464

HRH at 999

Stop stop-and-search

Death in Peterborough

Tory councils to cut spending on services

Soup Run Forum news

Recession bites Bury - and beyond

Cardiff sees rise in homeless migrants

A Finsbury fortune

Alaskan deaths raise alarm

Essex clown dies

French "tramp game" sparks controversy

Homeless doll for the rich

Hard work to meet Scotland’s 2012 target

Housing in hard times

Street Shield 8: The Tunnels

Mad about film

A Don deal?

On a mission

Homeless film in Fife

Connect 2

Void of imagination

Haunted graffiti

 

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