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Past articles by David:

Ryan Giggs' ex-partner Kate Greville says she staged paparazzi photos to 'take control' after alleged assault

Ms Greville was asked about a newspaper article which showed her with a bruised lip while walking her dog along a country lane → Read More

Ryan Giggs had ‘full-on relationships’ with eight other women during ‘abusive’ relationship, trial hears

Kate Greville, 36, claimed she discovered the former Wales manager had been repeatedly unfaithful on his tablet computer shortly before she decided to leave him → Read More

Home Office plan to punish cannabis and MDMA users is ‘de facto decriminalisation’, say drug policy experts

Campaigners have congratulated the Home Office for taking the 'road to substantive reform' but said punishment proposals for repeat offenders is 'hugely disproportionate' → Read More

Crown court backlog ‘could reach 70,000 by August’ as barristers start five-day walkout over legal aid cuts

Analysis of Ministry of Justice data revealed a backlog of 58,653 outstanding cases in crown courts – an increase of 42 per cent on pre-Covid levels → Read More

Sir Mark Rowley: Four experts on how the new Met Police Commissioner can win back Londoners’ trust

Tackling a 'toxic' canteen culture, listening to concerns about women's safety and preventing youth violence are among the issues in Sir Mark Rowley's in-tray → Read More

Drill music videos will help prove suspects know each other in court, says top prosecutor

Max Hill QC, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service, said drill music is often introduced in court not as evidence of a crime but to show association between people and 'youngsters showing off with the proceeds of their crimes' → Read More

Stopped on the way to school, searched while buying milk: How policing impacts black children

Police say stop and search is essential for preventing crime - but its use has fuelled distrust in black and minority ethnic communities for decades. David Woode meets young people in south London who are seeking to create change → Read More

Syrian asylum seeker fighting deportation to Rwanda says: 'I am not a criminal. If I'm sent I'll take my life'

Jasim (not his real name) is challenging the Government’s removal order and is waiting to hear whether his claim is arguable in court → Read More

How the biggest policing operation since the 2012 London Olympics unfolded: ‘Nothing is left to chance’

One former national counter-terrorism coordinator said the Platinum Party at the Palace event in the Mall was a 'relatively rehearsed event' → Read More

Sam Fender criticised for hanging out with Johnny Depp as fans use his song to share abuse stories on TikTok

People expressed their disappointment after the North Shields-born musician's song, 'Seventeen Going Under', trended on the video platform → Read More

Why Mina Smallman made Two Daughters documentary: 'This is what a mother's grief looks like'

The mother of murdered daughters reached out to BBC presenter, Stacey Dooley, to tell the story of the aftermath of Bibaa and Nicole’s deaths in June 2020 → Read More

UK hits Russia and Belarus with sanctions worth £1.7bn against platinum and palladium to ‘damage war machine’

The International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said the government is 'determined to do our utmost to thwart Putin’s aims in Ukraine and undermine his illegal invasion' → Read More

Boris Becker sentence: Wimbledon star jailed for two-and-a-half years for hiding assets after 2017 bankruptcy

The former Wimbledon champion was convicted of four charges under the Insolvency Act but cleared of a further 20 charges including nine counts of hiding trophies and medals → Read More

People using online dating are among the most at-risk groups targeted by cyber con artists, experts say

Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, said it received 875,622 reports between 2020 and 2021, with a reported loss value of £2.35bn → Read More

Hakeem Hussain trial: ‘Deplorable’ Laura Heath who took drugs while asthmatic son died is jailed for 20 years

Hakeem Hussain's 'frail' body was found clutching a leaf in the garden of a property in Birmingham after he collapsed and died in the early hours of 26 November, 2017 → Read More

Bianca Williams calls out Met Police's 'culture of racism' as five officers face the sack over stop and search

The Team GB sprinter, 28, and her partner, Ricardo Dos Santos, were handcuffed and separated from their three-month-old son after being stopped by police while driving in west London in July 2020 → Read More

Passport Office delays: ‘I’ve waited 15 weeks for my new passport and I risk losing my job without it’

Noel Cherowbrier works in Virginia, US, and travels internationally as part of his work in law enforcement – but he has been left in limbo as he waits for his new passport → Read More

Fast-track DNA testing snares criminals in London as Met Police officers trial 'exciting' technology

Professor Fraser Sampson, biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner for England and Wales, told Policing TV that the Met’s trial is an 'interesting and exciting development' → Read More

Logan Mwangi: Mum, stepdad and teenager found guilty of murdering five-year-old boy after months of abuse

Logan's battered body was found dumped in the River Ogmore 'like flytipped rubbish' – just 250 metres from his home in Bridgend, south Wales, on 31 July last year → Read More

Rikki Neave: James Watson faces life in jail after he is convicted of murdering Peterborough schoolboy in 1994

James Watson was just 13 when he launched a 'surprise attack' on Rikki, strangling him with his own jacket in woodland, a court heard → Read More