Metropolitan Police

  • Ruling in Cairns-Modi libel case this month September 5, 2014

    London: Former New Zealand captain Chris Cairns has been investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) over suspicion of perverting the course of justice in his libel trial he won against former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi and a ruling is expected by the end of the month. The...
  • Five dead in Las Vegas shooting: Report June 9, 2014

    Washington: Two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian were killed in an apparent ambush that ended with the two gunmen killing themselves, local media has reported. One of the attackers yelled "This is the start of a revolution" before shooting the officers and stripping them of their weapons and ammunition...
  • UK announces new Metropolitan Police chief September 13, 2011

    London: Bernard Hogan-Howe, the acting deputy commissioner for Britain's Metropolitan Police, has been named the new head of the force, the government said on Monday. Hogan-Howe will fill the gap left by former Met police chief Paul Stephenson and former assistant commissioner John Yates, who both resigned in quick succession...
  • Over 1,500 people appear in courts over UK riots September 1, 2011

    London: Over 1,500 people, a fifth of them youths, have appeared in court in connection with the riots in London and other English cities, according to latest official figures. Most of the accused who came before magistrates have been remanded in custody, the Ministry of Justice said. The majority of charges have...
  • On film: UK rioters attack unarmed police officers August 21, 2011

    British police have launched a murder probe after a CCTV footage of Birmingham riot shows unarmed officers and a police helicopter being shot at by rioters. ...
  • UK's Asian cop settles his race discrimination claim November 14, 2008

    London: Britain's top Asian cop, Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur has settled his claim for race discrimination with Scotland Yard. According to media reports, the 53-year-old officer will receive a £300,000 payout and his full pension entitlement. He had originally been seeking more than £1million. In return Ghaffur has apparently agreed to...
  • Top Brit Muslim cop suspended over racism row September 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Britain's top Muslim policeman was suspended on Tuesday from his job after accusing the head of London's Metropolitan Police of racial discrimination, sparking claims of "victimisation". Tarique Ghaffur, an assistant commissioner, has been "temporarily relieved" due to concern that his public comments on the case were affecting the "operational...
  • Asian police officer's racial bias case dismissed September 2, 2008

    London: A British employment tribunal has dismissed allegation of racial discrimination against the Metropolitan Police levelled by senior Asian officer Shabir Husain. He is one of the two officers - Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur being the other - to have levelled race charges against police chief Sir Ian Blair. Ghaffur's case...
  • Race row: UK's seniormost Asian cop asked to 'shut up' August 29, 2008

    London: Hours after publicly announcing that he would be suing the Scotland Yard for racism, Britain's most senior Asian police officer has been asked by superiors to "shut up" and "get on" with his job. Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur went public on Thursday with a highly damaging legal action against Sir...
  • British-Asian officer accuses Scotland Yard of racism August 29, 2008

    London: A top ranking British police officer of Asian origin, Tarique Ghaffur has charged his boss, the Metropolitan police chief of racial, religious and age discrimination. This high profile case may have a longer-term impact on ethnic minorities within the British police. One of Britain's top ranking Asian police officers,Assistant Commissioner...
  • Atleast 7 dead in Tokyo stabbing spree June 8, 2008

    Tokyo: A man ran over a group of people with his truck and then stabbed 18, killing at least 7, in a video game district of downtown Tokyo Sunday afternoon, according to a Tokyo fire official. The dead included five men - three aged 19, 47 and 74 - and a...
  • British Indian cop wins court battle to clear his name June 5, 2008

    London: Detective Sergeant Gurpal Virdi served the Metropolitan Police for over 25 years fighting crime and injustice. However, it's the fight against the injustice within the police force that proved to be more difficult for the British Indian officer. On Monday, an employment tribunal ruled that Virdi was victimised...
  • Tokyo grapples with overflowing lost & found items April 16, 2008

    Millions of lost odds and ends are turned in every year to the Tokyo Police. ...