Crime is falling in Britain, but with police numbers under threat as budgets are squeezed, how will that affect the rate?

And while crime is falling, hate crimes have risen, especially since the EU Referendum. This section will cover the main crime and policing stories across the UK.

Crime & Police

Two of Lady Gaga's French bulldogs have been stolen in a brutal attack

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot four times in Hollywood as thieves steal two pets

Almost 70,000 people have been given Covid fines since the start of the pandemic (file picture)

Nearly 70,000 Covid-19 fines handed out in England and Wales

Met Police crashed the party in Croydon

Partygoers face fines after police crash barbershop lockdown bash

POLICE LINE

Police officer who attended lockdown party dismissed from force

Police say a 'large group of cyclists' were breaking Covid rules and engaging in 'anti-social behaviour'. File photo.

‘Large group of cyclists’ ordered to disperse over alleged Covid breaches

Cocaine worth up to £184m was seized after being imported from Colombia in a shipment of bananas

Cocaine haul worth up to £184 million found in banana shipment