Former police staffer jailed for unlawfully accessing computer systems

Darren Collins, 56, a digital forensic specialist based at Police Headquarters in Stafford, previously admitted misconduct in a public office after accessing over 3,000 images between January 2014 and December 2018. A number of the images downloaded were official police photographs of crime scenes and post mortems, which are taken to provide evidence of scenes […] […]

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Six-year-old girl dies after being struck by car, police say

Police said passers-by attempted to treat the girl, but she was pronounced dead at the scene. A six-year-old girl has died after she and her father were reportedly struck by a car in Norton, Stoke-on-Trent, police said. Staffordshire Police said the pair were walking along Endon Road on Saturday evening when the incident occurred at […] […]


Police ‘need to learn lessons’ from ‘unacceptable’ handling of Usman Khan case – IOPC report

Officers from Staffordshire Police tasked with monitoring the activities of Khan were not not sufficiently trained to manage this level of risk, an investigation found. The findings of the Independent Office for Police Conduct are behind national recommendations now being made to improve police management of terrorism offenders Two investigations were carried out after the […] […]