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A police whistleblower who accused the Metropolitan Police of manipulating crime figures to meet performance targets has spoken out after it was revealed he now faces charges of gross misconduct.

Andy Coulson denies hearing hacked Sienna Miller voicemail

Andy Coulson today denied listening to a hacked voicemail which allegedly revealed an affair between Sienna Miller and Daniel Craig.

Boy aged 7 dies after being found on fire in an Aberdeen street

A seven-year-old boy who was badly burned in a city street has died in hospital, police said.

CCTV released after woman attacked in south London nightclub is left with broken arm

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a woman attacked in a south London nightclub was left with a broken arm.

Man seen 'hiding and clutching bleeding hand' after attack in north west London

Witnesses said they saw a man clutching his bleeding hand after he was attacked and allegedly threatened with a firearm.

Man fighting for his life after brutal street attack during night out in London's West End

A man was today fighting for his life in hospital after a brutal street attack in the heart of the West End.

Woman 'fighting for her life' after being hit by bus in south London

A 34-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a bus in south London.

Man held after dissident republican Tommy Crossan shot dead in Northern Ireland

A 26-year-old man has been arrested after dissident republican Tommy Crossan was shot dead in Belfast yesterday.

Man appears in court on firearms charges after one of Scotland Yard's biggest gun hauls

A gardener has appeared in court today in connection with firearms offences after assault rifles, sawn-off shotguns, an Uzi and a Thompson machine gun were seized by an anti-gang squad in one of Scotland Yard's biggest gun hauls.

Mother pays emotional tribute to teenager killed after being hit by lorry in south London

The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was killed after being struck by a lorry has paid an emotional tribute to her daughter.

Yvonne Fletcher family plea for justice on 30 year anniversary of death

The family of murdered policewoman Yvonne Fletcher today spoke of how their desire for justice "was as strong as ever" after attending a memorial service today to mark the 30-year anniversary of her death.

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