Policing news

The following are a selection of articles concerning the police that were featured on BBCI over the past week:-

Policing News

Adam Salah: Tasered man detained for Salford sex attack

A man who had to be Tasered by police officers trying to rescue his victim as he attempted to rape her, has been detained for nearly six years. Adam Salah, of Walmersley Road in Bury, Greater Manchester, sexually assaulted the woman as she walked home before one of his friends tried to drag him off. The 19-year-old attacked her again when police saw him lying on top of her and used a Taser to restrain him. Salah earlier admitted attempted sexual assault at Manchester Crown Court. His 33-year-old victim was walking home along Great Cheetham Street, Salford, from a friend's house in the early hours of 1 April 2014 when Salah and his friend started calling to her, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

Merseyside police officer charged with 'on-duty sex act with prostitute'

A police officer has been charged after allegations he engaged in a sexual act with a prostitute while he was on duty. Temporary Sgt David Andrew Gibson, 43, is accused of misconduct in a public office. He has been suspended by Merseyside Police. He is being investigated by the force's Anti-Corruption Unit, managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. The officer is due before Liverpool City Magistrates on 18 June.

Murderer James Allen had 'known risk factors'ng a minimum of 37 years

A man who brutally murdered two people while on the run from police was "vulnerable" and had "significant known risk factors", a report has found. James Allen was jailed for life in November 2012 for killing Colin Dunford, 81, in Middlesbrough, and Julie Davison, 50, in Whitby. An investigation commissioned by NHS England found there were "missed opportunities" in Allen's case. A spokesman said it was clear his care fell "well below expected standards". Blackpool-born Allen's trial heard he had numerous previous convictions, and had served an eight-year jail sentence for causing grievous bodily harm. The independent investigation was carried out by Niche Patient Safety to see if lessons could be learned by those involved in his care. At the time of the offences, Allen was receiving care from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, provider of mental health services.

Police call for review of CPS decision on Lord Janner

Leicestershire Police is calling for a review of the Crown Prosecution Service's (CPS) decision not to charge ex-Labour MP Lord Janner over child abuse allegations. The force has sent a letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) who said Lord Janner, 86, would not face charges because of his dementia. The request is separate to a review that was granted under the CPS Victims' Right to Review Scheme. Lord Janner has denied any wrongdoing. The CPS has 14 days to respond and the force said it "reserves its right to seek a judicial review of the decision". The letter explains why police believe the decision should be reviewed. A review has already been granted to the alleged victims, which would look at the legal aspects of the decision not to proceed, a police spokesman said. Greville Janner, who was Labour MP for Leicester North West and then Leicester West, was not charged despite sufficient evidence to bring a case. Defending her decision last month, DPP Alison Saunders told the BBC that Lord Janner's dementia was so severe that he could "play no part in a trial".