Ex-police chief Gordon Anglesea jailed for 12 years for historical sex abuse

Gordon Anglesea spent years denying any of the attacks, with one key witness hanging himself before the case got to trial.

Ex-police chief Gordon Anglesea jailed for 12 years for historical sex abuse

By Tom Parmenter, Sky News Correspondent Ex-police chief jailed for child sex abuse     Survivors who spent nearly four decades fighting for justice cheered in court as a “predator” former policeman was finally jailed for child sexual abuse offences. Former superintendent Gordon Anglesea, 79, showed little emotion as he was sentenced at Mold Crown […]

Mental health care worker jailed over patient sex offences

An ex-care worker has been jailed for more than four years for having sexual relations with a mental health patient.

Mental health care worker jailed over patient sex offences

Image caption  Robert Roberts used his wife’s cancer to try to silence his victim.   An ex-care worker has been jailed for more than four years for having sexual relations with a mental health patient. Robert Roberts, 60, of Hathersage Way, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, admitted eight offences of sexual activity with a patient in his care. […]

Mother of student killed in transphobic murder blames mental health services

Lee Arnold, who has paranoid schizophrenia, is sentenced to life in jail for killing William Lound in Salford.

Mother of student killed in transphobic murder blames mental health services

Frances Perraudin North of England reporter @fperraudin Lee Arnold, pictured, went to A&E 10 months before the murder complaining that he was hearing a voice telling him to kill people. Photograph: GMP/PA     The mother of a student who was murdered in a transphobic and homophobic attack has blamed “totally inadequate” mental health services […]

Autistic boy left on locked ward for six months in ‘breach of human rights’

The psychologist, below, said the case of 15-year-old Matthew Garnett was a “breach of human rights”.

Autistic boy left on locked ward for six months in ‘breach of human rights’

BY: SOPHIE GOODCHILD Protest: Matthew Garnett, 15, on the psychiatric ward in an image online calling for him to be moved to a specialist unit.   TV presenter Tanya Byron is among thousands of people supporting a family’s fight to secure the right care for their autistic teenage son. The psychologist, below, said the case of […]

The six things Ivan Lewis MP plans to tackle first if he becomes mayor

Inequality, public transport and affordable housing are all on his hitlist as he puts his name forward to be mayor of Greater Manchester's ten boroughs

The six things Ivan Lewis MP plans to tackle first if he becomes mayor

BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS Friday, 19Th February, 2016 This morning Bury South MP Ivan Lewis officially launched his bid to become Labour’s mayoral candidate in next year’s first Greater Manchester-wide election. He is the second hopeful – after police commissioner Tony Lloyd – to throw his hat in the ring. But what would he do if crowned Greater […]

Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd calls on Greater Manchester Police to let watchdog investigate brutality claim

Tony Lloyd said 'it is clear this footage will cause legitimate concern to the public'

Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd calls on Greater Manchester Police to let watchdog investigate brutality claim

BY NEAL KEELING  28 Th January, 2016 The region’s police boss has called on GMP to let a watchdog investigate allegations that a man was ‘brutally assaulted’ by officers in a cell. As reported in the M.E.N., Neville Edwards, 31, who was later found guilty of biting an officer during the incident at Longsight police […]

Cuts blamed for ‘appalling’ rise in mental health deaths

Inquiry call as new figures show a 26% rise in the number of mental health patients attempting or committing suicide

Cuts blamed for ‘appalling’ rise in mental health deaths

BY JASON BEATTIE More help needed: figures show rise in number of mental health deaths   MPs have blamed government cuts for the “appalling and tragic” rise in the number of mental health deaths. New figures show unexpected deaths among mental health patients in NHS care have soared by more than a fifth over the […]

Van to stop mental health patients being locked up

Mental health patients going through a psychotic episode are set to be spared time in prison cells by a new service

Van to stop mental health patients being locked up

13 Th January, 2016 Mental health patients going through a psychotic episode are set to be spared time in prison cells by a new service. Dyfed-Powys Police launched a pilot project in January 2015, where a triage van was sent to their aid. This has since prevented more than 100 people being kept in cells […]

Sandra Brotherton killing: Son admits ‘frenzied’ stab attack

He admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility

Sandra Brotherton killing: Son admits ‘frenzied’ stab attack

15 December 2015 Manchester                Sandra Brotherton was found by relatives at her house in Greater Manchester A man has admitted stabbing his mother to death in a “frenzied attack” at their home. Sandra Brotherton was found dead by relatives at the house in Redwood Drive in Bredbury, Stockport, on New Year’s Eve in 2014. […]

Woman falling to death after man’s rape acquittal an accident, says coroner

Woman falling to death after man’s rape acquittal an accident, says coroner

Tracy Shelvey, who died days after a man accused of raping her was cleared, plunged to her death after staging Rochdale rooftop protest Tracy Shelvey was given inadequate support by agencies including the police, council and social and health services, the inquest heard. Photograph: PA Josh Halliday Tuesday 15 December 2015 A coroner has found […]