Mar 27, 2020
Manchester housing association Mosscare St Vincent’s has been granted an urgent injunction against a tenant who continued to ignore government guidelines on social distancing by hosting parties for up to twenty people.
Mar 17, 2020
Council defends challenge over provision of secure accommodation for children at risk of being detained by police
Judges have dismissed a legal challenge over an alleged systemic failure by a London council to provide adequate secure accommodation for children at risk of being detained in police cells in circumstances where normal local authority accommodation would be unsuitable to meet the risks they pose to the general public.
Mar 13, 2020
Equality watchdog demands suspension of use of automated facial recognition and predictive algorithms in policing
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for the suspension of the use of automated facial recognition (AFR) and predictive algorithms in policing in England and Wales, “until their impact has been independently scrutinised and laws are improved”.
Mar 11, 2020
Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in row over Public Spaces Protection order and abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’
The Supreme Court yesterday refused an application for permission to appeal in a dispute over the lawfulness of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) that created a ‘safe zone’ around an abortion clinic.
Mar 05, 2020
The Metropolitan Police will be able to apply for Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) under a pilot scheme beginning next month, the Home Office has announced.
Feb 26, 2020
Attorney General gives undertaking to Grenfell Tower Inquiry on oral evidence from individuals and future prosecutions
The government has confirmed that the Attorney General, Suella Braverman, has given an undertaking to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry meaning that no oral evidence provided by individuals during modules 1, 2 and 3 of phase 2 will be used against the individual in any criminal proceedings.
Feb 26, 2020
An appellant has lost his appeal over a closure order under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 that meant he was barred from accessing his flat.
Feb 24, 2020
Government to consult on new duty requiring owners and operators to protect public spaces and venues from terror
The Home Office will consult this spring on a proposed “Protect Duty” which would require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack.
Feb 20, 2020
The UK’s first official week dedicated to tackling antisocial behaviour (ASB) is being launched in March.
Feb 18, 2020
ICO says Metropolitan Police have complied with Gangs Matrix enforcement notice, following removal of 374 people.
The ICO has recently said that it is satisfied that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has complied with its 2018 enforcement notice concerning the Gangs Matrix, following the deletion of 374 entries on the database.