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Issue No. 2424

Judge slams cops’ tactics    

A court last week cleared two students of assaulting police on a Cops Off Campus protest in central London.

The judge said that the policing of the protest last December was “heavy handed”. Protesters Richard Braude and Craig Clarke were cleared after CCTV footage showed Craig being put in a “very tight headlock” by a cop.


Free schools undermine jobs 

A third of free schools are employing non-qualified teachers, according to government research.

Some 32 percent of head teachers in 74 free schools said they had employed teachers with no formal qualifications.


Justice delayed for Sean Rigg

Two police officers will not face charges of perjury, perverting the course of justice or collusion in relation to a death of Sean Rigg.

Sean died in police custody in 2008.

Potential murder or manslaughter charges continue to be investigated by the IPCC police watchdog.


Riot breaks out in Kent prison

A riot broke out at Swaleside Prison in Kent last week, with inmates setting fires to cells against cuts to prison service. 

An officer was also reportedly stabbed in the head. 

 


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Tue 7 Oct 2014, 17:06 BST
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