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Trio of managers jailed for taking part in £822,000 National Health Service fraud

Three NHS managers (one in-house and two from an agency) have been sentenced at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court for defrauding Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) of £822,236.22. Mark Evill was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment, Robert Howells to four years and Michael Cope to...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
Max Hill QC: the new Director of Public Prosecutions
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New Director of Public Prosecutions outlines plans to build confidence in CPS

Max Hill QC, the new Director of Public Prosecutions, has outlined his plans to build public confidence and trust in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Speaking at the Kalisher Lecture – his first public address since taking up office on 1 November – Hill outlined...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Global organisations appoint dedicated fire safety experts to develop industry standards

More than 40 organisations from around the world have appointed fire safety experts tasked with developing landmark industry standards to address fire safety in buildings in the public interest. The group, known as the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, was...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Unlicensed security director ordered to pay over £18,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 9 November at Caernarfon Crown Court, Mark Pursglove (52) of Llanberis Road in Caernarfon was ordered to pay over £18,000 for his previous convictions including working without a Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Pursglove’s previous convictions were for...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
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Surveillance Camera Commissioner launches online toolbox at Global MSC Security Conference

Tony Porter QPM LLB, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, delivered an excellent presentation on the National Surveillance Camera Strategy at Global MSC Security’s 2018 Conference and Exhibition in Bristol, during which he officially launched an online toolbox – a...
Posted On 14 Nov 2018
Martin Hewitt: taking the chair's role at the NPCC
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Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt appointed to lead National Police Chiefs’ Council from April 2019

Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt has been appointed to lead the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) from April next year. Current chair Sara Thornton will leave the post in March 2019 after serving a four-year term. Chief constables were invited...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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National Economic Crime Centre launched by Security Minister Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace, the Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, has formally launched an ambitious new partnership to fight economic crime. The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) has begun its work with a clear mission to protect the public, prosperity and the UK’s...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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Six-month prison sentence for motor industry employee in first ICO Computer Misuse Act prosecution

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation which carries a potential prison sentence. Mustafa Kasim, who worked for accident repair firm Nationwide...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit adopts Project Servator at London Luton Airport

Specialist counter-terrorism tactics specifically aimed at deterring potential terrorists and would-be criminals have now been adopted by Bedfordshire Police at London Luton Airport. Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit has formally adopted Project Servator – a...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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UK’s terrorism response tested in three-day national multi-agency exercise

The Emergency Services, other public services and the Government have undertaken a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack. The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire tested the multi-agency approach towards...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018