While granting the Stalking Protection Order a judge found that Tommy Robinson's allegations against me and my partner were false

He rejected Robinson's justifications and said he has "incited his followers" against me across various platforms since 2018

The judge said: "I wholly reject reject his criticism of complainant and her legitimate journalistic work"

He said Robinson intimidated and harassed me "in order to coerce and control" me

Robinson claimed I wrote more than 200 articles about him. In truth, it's in the dozens
The court was read examples of Robinson's supporters calling for me to be gang-raped and killed. The judge concluded:"He knows the power of his words in relation to his followers"

He said the order was necessary because of "the level of risk" posed by Robinson and his supporters

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11 Oct
A group of anti-vaxxers who targeted @theJeremyVine have threatened to visit the homes of journalists, politicians and judges

An activist claimed they “know where everybody lives” and that “no one is safe”, during a coordinated campaign across the UK

The group is a loose collective that primarily organises on Telegram, centring on a channel with 25k members

They are doorstepping people deemed to promote Covid vaccines with “notices of liability” alleging they are harmful. They release videos that effectively dox victims
The same group went to the home of @DrHilaryJones on 2 October and have targeted vaccination centres, schools and other locations across the UK

They are now claiming they will target more individuals including journalists, politicians and celebrities
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11 Oct
Relatives of a Manchester Arena bombing victim who could have survived his injuries with faster medical care have hit out at “mistake after mistake”

John Atkinson hadn't been taken to hospital when he went into cardiac arrest 1h 16m after the explosion
A paramedic apologised at the public inquiry but Sir John Saunders told him: “Had Mr Atkinson got that treatment early enough, when NWAS were at the scene and you were capable of giving it, then he probably would have survived. That is not a situation which should happen.”
Mr Atkinson’s relatives did not accept the apology

In a joint statement today, they said the Manchester Arena bombing “should have been prevented by proper security”

“To compound this John was badly let down by some from the emergency services. Mistake after mistake was made...
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5 Oct
Record court backlogs, 7% of crimes prosecuted (1.5% of rapes), violence against women and girls raging unchecked, victims and perpetrators waiting years for justice

This line is going to start wearing very thin
The government makes much of its 20,000 "extra" police officers. They do not replace the officers and staff lost because of austerity since 2010 and there are not enough senior officers to train and mentor them

And then there's the issue about the adequacy of vetting
The government has thrown a lot of money at specific projects, such as Violence Reduction Units, in the past couple of years

But there are huge issues with the funding of wider policing and the criminal justice system as a whole. It has been in crisis for years
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4 Oct
A Metropolitan Police officer who worked on the same team as Wayne Couzens has appeared in court charged with rape

David Carrick, 46, denies the charge. The incident happened at a hotel in St Albans in September 2020

The court heard that PC Carrick served in the Met's Police’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command and claimed to have guarded high-profile figures including the prime minister. He has been suspended from duty

He was remanded in custody ahead of a hearing next month
PC Carrick, of Stevenage, met the alleged victim through a dating website and is accused of raping her at a hotel in St Albans

The defendant was not asked to enter a plea during the hearing, but a defence lawyer indicated that he would deny the charge
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29 Sep
A police officer who was poisoned as a result of the Salisbury attack has said he felt like his “life was being taken away slowly” as he battled the nerve agent

Nick Bailey originally went to the incident because he was a "bit bored" at the police station independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…
Speaking at a summit in London, he described how his day had started “very normally” when he overheard radio chatter about two people found slumped on a bench.

“At this stage we didn’t know what had happened, it could have been alcohol or drug related, or a medical emergency”
He told how one of Sergei Skripal’s neighbours had a narrow escape, after police stopped her from entering his house hours after the attack.

Officers obtained his name and address from his wallet on 4 March 2018, and wanted to check whether anyone else needed medical attention
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28 Sep
Exclusive: A 16-year-old boy has died while trying to board a lorry bound for the UK in Calais

The Sudanese teenager is believed to have been attempting to journey across the English Channel, and was run over in an apparent accident

A local prosecutor told me the incident happened at around 5am local time (4am BST) today

The lorry was parked in the Transmarck logistics area, before continuing its journey towards England, and started moving while the boy was trying to board
“CCTV footage from the parking area and the testimony of the security guard who witnessed the incident indicated that the driver did not notice the accident and did not stop,” the prosecutor said

The driver of the lorry is believed to be Bulgarian. The investigation continues.
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