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Conservative Government introduces all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

The Conservative Government has pledged to tackle the misery caused by serious and organised criminals by drawing on all the powers, tools and expertise the UK has to offer. Ben Wallace, Minister for Security and Economic Crime, has stressed in a detailed speech that preventing...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
Max Hill QC: the new Director of Public Prosecutions
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Max Hill QC takes up post as Director of Public Prosecutions for the CPS

Max Hill QC has taken up the post of Director of Public Prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The Attorney General announced Hill’s appointment back in July. He replaces Alison Saunders whose tenure ended on Wednesday 31 October. Hill said: “I’m honoured and...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
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Hate Crime Action Plan “refreshed” to protect victims and promote shared values

The Home Office and the Ministry for Communities, Housing and Local Government has published an update to the Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan. The new measures include a wide-ranging Law Commission review into hate crime to explore how to make current legislation more...
Posted On 17 Oct 2018
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Kensington and Chelsea Council fraudster jailed for stealing £62,000 from Grenfell survivors

A Kensington and Chelsea Council employee who was responsible for administering cash to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after stealing more than £60,000 to finance her luxury lifestyle. Jenny McDonagh, 39, was sentenced at Isleworth...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Home Office statistics show number of terrorists brought to justice hitting ten-year high

The number of terrorists brought to justice following Counter-Terrorism Policing investigations has reached its highest level in nearly ten years. According to the latest Home Office statistics, a total of 100 individuals were brought to trial in the year ending 30 June 2018,...
Posted On 14 Sep 2018
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Changes proposed to Code for Crown Prosecutors aimed at driving improvements in disclosure

Making sure clearer, earlier information about mobile phone evidence is available before a suspect is charged with a crime is part of a raft of proposed changes announced by Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions. This will include mobile phone messages sent by...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
The Old Bailey in central London
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Taliban bomb-maker Khalid Ali found guilty of Houses of Parliament terrorism plot

A London man who plotted a terror attack near Parliament and made bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been convicted of terrorism offences. Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested by armed police near the Houses of Parliament and was carrying a knife with an eight-inch blade and two...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Modernising and Digitising CCTV: Challenges for the Police Service

Currently, the UK’s public sector is faced with an economic climate that demands today’s services ‘do more with less’. One of those services is surveillance. Given the recent spate of criminality – and a surge in knife crime in particular since the start of this year –...
Posted On 22 Jun 2018
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Showtime Security Guards Ltd director guilty of supplying unlicensed security officers

On Wednesday 6 June at Shrewsbury Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, pleaded guilty to supplying unlicensed security officers. The sole shareholder of Showtime Security Guards Ltd, namely Matthew Davies, was found not guilty of the same...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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New joint principles published to compensate victims of economic crime overseas

The new agreement between the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) establishes a common framework to identify cases where compensation is appropriate and act swiftly in those cases to return funds to the affected...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018