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On-the-run East London ID fraudster sought by police to start jail sentence

A fugitive of justice from East London who has repeatedly failed to appear in court on charges of using fake identity documents is being sought by the police in order to start a nine-month jail sentence. On Wednesday 26 February at Wood Green Crown Court, Emmanuel Forson was...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Fraudsters targeted in Project OTELLO national law enforcement campaign

The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) in collaboration with the City of London Police is spearheading a campaign targeting fraudsters responsible for duping members of the public and businesses out of billions of pounds. The campaign, named Project OTELLO, also involves...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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CPS to hire “hundreds” of new criminal lawyers across England and Wales

The body that prosecutes the majority of crimes in England and Wales has launched a recruitment campaign to hire almost 400 new lawyers by the end of June. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which prosecuted 495,000 cases in 2018, was given an £85 million boost by the...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Figures issued by CPS reveal “violent reality” for Emergency Services workers

Magistrates, Judges and prosecutors alike need to pay attention to new guidelines which should see harsher sentences handed down to those who attack Emergency Services workers. That’s the view of the Police Federation following the release of new prosecution data from the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Fraudsters end 2019 with lighter pockets thanks to NCA’s asset denial teams

In December, the National Crime Agency (NCA) managed to claw back millions of dollars from a fraud involving no less than 700 victims. The agency’s illicit finances investigators also retrieved hundreds of thousands of pounds in two other cases where the money is believed to have...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Tasking to improve fraud response issued by National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director general Lynne Owens has issued a tasking to improve the response to fraud. The tasking, which is made under the Crime and Courts Act 2013, follows a discussion with chief constables and other partners at the National Strategic...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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Trio found guilty of paying and accepting bribes to facilitate football transfers

Following on from an investigation conducted by the City of London Police’s Fraud Squad, a former assistant manager and two football agents have been found guilty of accepting and paying bribes to facilitate the transfer of players at Barnsley Football Club. On Monday 16 December...
Posted On 17 Dec 2019
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Security guidance issued to assist candidates on General Election campaign trail

All General Election 2019 candidates are being issued with guidance to help them respond if they experience intimidatory behaviour or abuse during the ongoing political campaign that culminates with Ballot Boxes closing around the nation on Thursday 12 December. ‘Guidance...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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£100 million crackdown on criminality in prisons outlined by Ministry of Justice

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the Government has announced. The investment will target all types of crime in prison – from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm through to gang...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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£35 million funding for Violence Reduction Units announced by Government

No less than 18 Police and Crime Commissioners have been awarded £35 million by the Government to set up specialist teams designed to tackle violent crime in their area. The Violence Reduction Units will bring together different organisations – including the police, local...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019