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Boris Johnson’s new policing minister admits ‘logistical challenges’ in recruiting 20,000 police officers

Doubts are mounting over Boris Johnson’s flagship pledge to recruit 20,000 police officers after his new policing minister admitted there were “logistical challenges” ahead. Mr Johnson has said recruitment will start immediately to get more officers on the streets, amid public concern over rising violent crime. Police leaders greeted the …

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Boris Johnson to relax stop and search rules as he launches plan to recruit 20,000 police officers

Boris Johnson has vowed to urgently relax stop and search restrictions for police officers across the UK, in a controversial first full policy announcement as prime minister. Downing Street said that a trial scheme designed to make it easier for officers to conduct searches would be “urgently” reviewed, with a view to extending it across …

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Pro-Brexit campaigner wins appeal against £20,000 fine for breaching referendum spending rules

Pro-Brexit campaigner Darren Grimes has successfully overturned a £20,000 fine imposed by the elections watchdog for breaching spending rules during the referendum campaign. Mr Grimes was fined by the Electoral Commission last year after he was accused of making false declarations relating to a £675,000 donation to his campaign group BeLeave from …

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