A busy few weeks, providing opinion on a child injuries, stabbing, neglect, drug driving and male and female sexual assault. Death in custody inquest in next few weeks.  Two papers finally published in the excellent Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology – the first Effects of incapacitant spray deployed in the restraint and arrest of detainees in the Metropolitan Police Service area, London, UK: a prospective study explores the short-term effects of incapacitant sprays and will be used to inform revised guidelines on management. It can be found at  http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s12024-013-9494-7. The second ‘Trends in less-lethal use of force techniques by police services within England &  Wales: 2007-2011′ highlights the paucity of prospective documentation of medical complications of such use of force techniques. It can be found at http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s12024-013-9492-9.  We have recently been looking at delivery of healthcare to police custody and done a small study on management of people with epilepsy which we hope to publish soon. Earlier this year Amabhoo Dhai and I published an article ‘Problems of capacity, consent and confidentiality’ which explored these issues in the context of complainants of sexual assault.  This article may be found at http://www.bestpracticeobgyn.com/article/S1521-6934(12)00127-7/abstract. Next couple of weeks include on-call as FME in London, review of colposcopy DVD, examination of knife involved in a stabbing; giving evidence in a glassing case; involvement in a mediation strategy meeting.  Two recent cases in which opinion was provided may be found at http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/20/police-officer-avoids-prison-punching-suspect and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24870699.