Coventry Magistrates Court
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Coventry security director found guilty of providing unlicensed security operative

On Wednesday 14 February at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, Michael Ryan (director of Coventry-based IG Security Services Ltd) was found guilty of providing an unlicensed security operative, which is an offence under the Private Security Industry Act 2001. Ryan was fined £850 and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018
Doncaster Magistrates Court
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Diamond Security found guilty of supplying 17-year-old door supervisor for work in Doncaster

On Monday 15 January at Doncaster Magistrates Court, Leslie Fitzakerley of the dissolved company Diamond Security was found guilty of supplying unlicensed door supervisors. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) began investigating the case in April last year when the Regulator...
Posted On 24 Jan 2018
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SIA publishes detailed findings from Phase One of Approved Contractor Scheme review

Private security industry Regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and its delivery partner Pye Tait Consulting have now published the findings realised from the extensive consultation that took place during Phase One of the project designed to review the Approved...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018
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Jailed unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £63,000 from proceeds of crime

Last December at Teesside Crown Court, jailed security director Christopher Catchpole was ordered to pay back proceeds of crime amounting to £63,628. Catchpole, formerly of Pro-Lock Security Limited based in Durham, had previously been sentenced to 32 months in prison at Teesside...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Routine Security Industry Authority checks uncover director with revoked licence at Elvis Festival

A South Wales man has been sentenced for continuing to work as a security director despite having lost his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. On Wednesday 13 December at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court, Billy Jones (director of BJ Securities Ltd) was sentenced to 12...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Door supervisor who refused to wear Government licence receives criminal conviction

Door supervisor Warren Steele has had his licence revoked by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) following a conviction for failing to display his licence while on duty. Steele was sentenced on 15 September at Chester Magistrates Court. A head door supervisor, Steele was caught...
Posted On 07 Nov 2017
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Door supervisor handed suspended prison sentence for working without SIA licence

On Thursday 26 October at Leamington Spa Magistrates Court, Karl Alexander Morrison (now known as Karl O’Brien) was found guilty of working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Morrison was found working without an SIA licence at an illegal traveller’s encampment...
Posted On 31 Oct 2017
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“Regulation of security dog industry now long overdue” urges Ward Security’s CEO

Regulation of the security dog industry is long overdue and an issue that demands to be addressed. That’s the view of David Ward, CEO of national security company Ward Security. “While BS 8517-1:2016 Security Dogs – Part 1: Code of Practice for the Use of General Security...
Posted On 25 Sep 2017
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Barred security director found guilty of working without a licence in wake of SIA investigation

On 14 September at Llandudno Magistrates Court, security company director Mark Pursglove was found guilty of working without a licence. Rachel Williams was found to have aided and abetted Pursglove, while Alan Williams was found guilty of providing false information. This...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Court fines unlicensed Leeds security director and Twenty Four 7 Security & CCTV Ltd

On 18 August at Leeds Magistrates Court, Aaron Mohammed was fined for working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. His company, Twenty Four 7 Security & CCTV Ltd, was also prosecuted for supplying unlicensed security officers. Aaron Mohammed pleaded guilty to...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017