A vigil for the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster is held outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

The chief constable of Yorkshire Police has been suspended following severe criticism of the force’s conduct during the Hillsborough inquiry. The forc(...)

Ava and Pansy Blake, sister and mother of murdered actor Sian Blake, after giving a media interview at New Scotland Yard in London on Thursday. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

An investigation will take place into Scotland Yard’s handling of the case of former EastEnders actor Sian Blake and her two sons, who were founded mu(...)

Police officers arrive at the home of former Eastenders actress Sian Blake on Wednesday.   The former Eastenders actor and her two sons, Zachary (8) and Amon (4), have been missing since December 13th. Photograph Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

The family of missing ex-Eastenders actor Sian Blake have said they “want answers” about why it took police nearly three weeks to find what are feared(...)

North Yorkshire police are trawling their records for references to Ted Heath following publication of an image of the former prime minister with suspected paedophile Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA Wire

A former brothel-keeper at the centre of a child abuse controversy surrounding Sir Edward Heath is to be questioned by British authorities on the matt(...)

Former British prime minister Edward Heath pictured in 2002. Photograph: Reuters.

At least four police forces are investigating sex abuse allegations linked to late former British prime minister Sir Edward Heath, it has been reveale(...)

The handling of a child sex abuse claim involving former British prime minister Sir Edward Heath is to be investigated. Photograph :PA Wire.

Britain’s independent police watchdog has launched a formal inquiry into claims that Wiltshire police did not properly investigate allegations of sexu(...)

File photograph of Jimmy Savile. A police force missed an opportunity to investigate Savile after mishandling a report that he sexually assaulted a woman, a watchdog investigation has found. Photograph: PA

Jimmy Savile could have been investigated while he was still alive, but police mishandled a complaint of sex abuse against him, a report has found.Sus(...)

It is alleged a parliament document linking MPs to a paedophile ring was found but no action taken. Photograph:   Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The British police watchdog is to investigate a string of corruption allegations over the apparent involvement of MPs and senior officers in historic (...)

File photo of Taser stun gun demonstration. A man died in the UK after police shot him with a Taser. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

A man has died after he was shot with a Taser gun by police responding to reports of a house burglary.Staffordshire police said officers discharged th(...)

North Yorkshire police have said 35 people had come forward with allegations about Jimmy Savile and Peter Jaconelli. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Police have apologised to victims of Jimmy Savile and his friend Peter Jaconelli after concluding that officers missed opportunities to properly in(...)