Tom Gash writes,
"Our justice system is collapsing because key issues were never addressed by Chris Grayling and Michael Gove when they had the chance"
Metropolitan Police Data Shows Disparity In Use Of Force Against Black People
"The disparity in the number of black people in London against whom police use force suggests “systemic racial discrimination” by officers, an expert has said. The Metropolitan Police has published data showing its use of force for the first time.
Between April and July, 36% of the 12,605 people subjected to police force were black. Black people are around 13% of London’s population."
Call for action to tackle Birmingham knife crime 'epidemic'
MPs and campaigners are calling for more action to tackle an “epidemic” of knife crime in Birmingham after a spate of stabbings in the city.
An investigation was launched on Monday after a man was stabbed and another found with serious head injuries on Broad Street in the city centre.
It follows the deaths of four men in a week of stabbings in Birmingham and Solihull earlier in July. One of the victims, Daniel Baird, 26, was stabbed near the Forge Tavern in Digbeth.
Figures show Exeter prison is the most overcrowded in England
Exeter prison is the most overcrowded in England. The latest figures for HMP Exeter show that the prison held an average of 491 prisoners at any one time last year. Some 83.5 per cent of them, or 410 prisoners, were held in crowded accommodation within the facility.
The only prison in England to have a higher proportion than that was HMP Kennet, which closed down in December.