The Right to Life

As far as I can tell, the tragic death of 60yr old Mr Michael Thompson in March 2016 was not widely covered by the media.  An inquest in Southwark in 2017 returned a verdict that Mr Thompson had died an accidental death after he set fire to his own property whilst in mental health crisis […]


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PaCA – Brace For Impact

This blog is part of the series which will cover, in detail, the amendments to the Mental Health Act 1983 within the Policing and Crime Act 2017. This post is one of several which relates not the amendments themselves, but to the implications arising from them. For background to the series, see the introductory post […]

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Inspector to Inspector

I’ve been a police inspector for most of my service – about fifteen of my twenty years so far. Regardless of what happens to me in the future, I will retire from the service having spent more time at this rank than any other. And what a position it is! – it’s an operational enough […]

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