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Trio found guilty of involvement in terror attack plot targeting Westfield and Heathrow

Three men have been found guilty of planning terror strikes on high-profile targets including Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford and Heathrow Airport. A fourth man was convicted for harbouring a prohibited weapon. The three Daesh-inspired males have been convicted following a...
Posted On 06 Mar 2018
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC unveil detailed plans to tackle issue of disclosure

A package of measures designed to improve how the criminal justice system deals with disclosure has been unveiled. The measures – on top of actions taken over the last few months – are contained in a plan published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Police...
Posted On 26 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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All-new National Economic Crime Centre to sit within National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA). The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies, bringing together the UK’s capabilities in...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Teesside security director sentenced to 32 months in prison following SIA investigation

At Teesside Crown Court on Friday 30 June 2017, Christopher Catchpole was sentenced to 32 months of imprisonment following a guilty plea to offences of money laundering, supplying an unlicensed security operative and being the director of a security company without having a...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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CPS revises guidelines on how organisation will seek to prosecute hate crimes

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published new public statements on how it will prosecute hate crime and support victims in England and Wales. Amid rising volumes of reports to the police service, the CPS has consulted community groups and criminal justice partners to...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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Police officers find body-worn cameras “empowering” states London Metropolitan University study

New research has revealed widespread support among front line police officers for body-worn video cameras, with officers finding their use “empowering”. The independent study, conducted by criminologists at London Metropolitan University, looked at officers’ attitudes...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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71% of police forces deploy body-worn cameras, but cannot show when footage is used in court

A report published by civil liberties and privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch reveals that 71% of UK police forces have spent £22,703,235 on 47,922 body-worn cameras, but are unable to show how many guilty pleas or convictions have been obtained based on footage obtained...
Posted On 15 Aug 2017
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Former HBOS manager and associates jailed for involvement in fraud and corruption

A senior banker, a financial consultant and their associates who conspired to enrich themselves, driving businesses into the ground in the process, have been jailed for almost 50 years after being convicted of corruption, fraudulent trading and money laundering. The scheme, led...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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City traders convicted of £141 million banking fraud in wake of four-month trial

Two City traders have been sentenced for conspiring to defraud a Russian bank of more than £141 million in a series of complex frauds following an investigation conducted by the City of London Police’s fraud teams. Georgy Urumov, 37, of Greenberry Street, London NW8 was sentenced...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017