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UK Border Agency officers commended for cracking sham marriage scam

Four UK Border Agency officers have been presented with a Crown Court Commendation for ending an international sham marriage conspiracy that centred on the East Midlands.

Andy Radcliffe, Peter Copple, Kamal Hyare and Laurence Catcheside attended a ceremony at Leicestershire Police Force HQ where the High Sheriff of Leicester, Richard Brooks, presented them with the award on 15th August 2012.

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Pilot scheme to stop domestic violence launched

Police in Gwent and Wiltshire are the first to start piloting the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, also known as Clare’s Law.

Under the scheme women will have the right to ask the police whether a new or existing partner has a violent past.

If police checks show that a person may be at risk of domestic violence from their partner, the police will consider disclosing the information.

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Beware of 'Police ransomware' scam

Officers from the MPS Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) are warning the public of a computer scam which attempts to extort money by impersonating the e-crime Unit.

Police have received 1,100 reports from the public of the malware affecting their computers. Some 36 people in the UK have paid money, each losing £100.

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Cost of UK passport reduced by £5

Immigration Minister Damian Green has announced that the price of a standard UK passport will be reduced by £5 from this autumn.

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Destroy photos of innocent people, EHRC tells police

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has asked the police to change photography policy after the High Court ruled that they cannot keep photographs of people without criminal records or those not found guilty.

The judges agreed with the Commission’s submission that unless someone has been charged with, or convicted of, a crime it is an unjustifiable breach of their right to a private life for the police to hold on to a photograph of them.

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