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Shadow Home Secretary joins tributes for PC

The shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP, has joined tributes to PC Andrew Duncan who died this morning following a hit-and-run collision.

"I want to send my deepest condolences to the family of PC Duncan and to his Metropolitan Police colleagues who I know will be feeling this deeply" she said.

"Commissioner Hogan-Howe has rightly drawn attention to PC Duncan's courage.

"He was doing a job each and every one of us relies upon to keep us safe, tragically losing his life in the service of others.

"Police officers up and down the country face risks every day. We owe them a debt of immense gratitude."

Shadow home secretary warns of future problems

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says IPCC has insufficient resources Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said:

"This independent review shows the serious failings that occurred with the IPCC investigation into Sean Rigg's death.

The IPCC is currently dealing with the largest and most complex investigations in its history, but with insufficient resources. The Home Secretary's solution to transfer police officers from the standards departments of police forces just risks building up further problems for the future.

Instead, we continue to believe that the IPCC should be replaced with a new Police Standards Authority with stronger powers and processes."


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Home Secretary's plan for Abu Qatada 'ripped apart'

This is an extremely serious and disappointing judgment which rips apart Theresa May's strategy for deporting Abu Qatada and contradicts her repeated assurances to Parliament that her approach would get him swiftly on to a plane.

According to security experts, the Home Secretary and the courts, this is an extremely dangerous man, and we all want him to be deported to stand fair trial abroad as soon as possible and to be held in custody in the meantime.

– Yvette Cooper, Shadow home secretary