http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/7559202.stm An ex-detective has condemned the actions of Northumbria Police as "an utter disgrace" after he was locked up for confronting beer-throwing youths. Paul Lawson, 52, said a gang threatened to kill him when he challenged them, but he was later arrested on suspicion of attacking one of the them, and then had to wait two months before being told no further action would be taken. The news comes less than a month after Northumbria's chief constable urged the public to tackle rowdy behaviour. The force said it stood by the actions of its officers. Last month Northumbria's chief constable Mike Craik urged ordinary people to challenge rowdy behaviour like swearing and drinking. And........ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/7558560.stm A man who was arrested and cautioned for slapping his 13-year-old daughter across the face fears he will no longer be able to work with children. Jim McCullough, of Manchester, hit Jess after she banged a neighbour's window at midnight, and she called the police. He has now quit the football coaching and community work he has done for over 15 years, as the caution could stop him working with vulnerable children.