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

Anti-lockdown protesters have descended on London

More than 150 arrested as anti-lockdown protesters descend on London

PC Simon Read has been sacked after using a carrot barcode to buy some Krispy Kreme donuts

Pc who tried to buy £9.95 Krispy Kreme donut box with 7p carrot barcode sacked

Shamima Begum's lawyers are fighting to allow her safe return to the UK to appeal a citizenship ruling

Shamima Begum's return to UK the 'only' fair way to appeal citizenship, court hears

Two of Charles Darwin's notepads have been reported stolen two decades after going missing

Charles Darwin notebooks reported stolen from university library

21 Savage (L) has paid tribute to his brother Terrell Davis (R)

Rapper 21 Savage pays tribute after brother is stabbed to death in south London

A woman is fighting for her life after being shot in Hackney on Sunday night

Woman fighting for life after shooting in Hackney, east London