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DS 5-0 is a serving detective sergeant with 17 years' experience who has worked in specialist child abuse and murder investigation teams. He has extensive experience of Crown Court trials.

The agony message

Following the tragic death reported yesterday of Pc David Rathband, the officer shot and blinded by Raul Moat in 2011, I began to think how many of, not only my…

Forging links

On Tuesday a report (Forging the links: Rape investigation and prosecution) by the Inspectorate of Constabularies and the Crown Prosecution Service was published looking at the recent review into rape…

Challenging myths

Alison Saunders, chief crown prosecutor for London Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), recently gave a speech relating to the prosecution of rape and serious sexual offences and hoped would spark debate…

Forensics and market forces

The closure of the Forensic Science Service (FSS) has caused ripples to run through the police service and create questions about the way that evidence may be dealt with in…