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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
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Criminal network suspected of smuggling Iranian migrants into UK tackled by Europol

On Thursday 8 December, 33 people were arrested as several homes were searched in Greece as part of a joint security and policing investigation conducted by UK and Greek officials with support from Europol. The individuals were arrested for their suspected roles in an...
Posted On 12 Dec 2016
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Government introduces support for communities in united drive against hate crime

New Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called on communities across Britain to stand united against those who use hate in an attempt to divide us. Launching the Government’s all-new Hate Crime Action Plan, Rudd urged more victims of hate crime to come forward such that the full...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Detailed study reveals more hate crimes prosecuted by the CPS than ever before

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is now prosecuting a record number of hate crimes. In the past year, the CPS has prosecuted 15,442 hate crimes, representing a 4.8% rise on the previous year (2014-2015), which also saw a 4.7% increase from the year before that (2013-2014). The...
Posted On 13 Jul 2016
John Hayes MP
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‘What is Real is Reasonable’

There are those set on destroying our values, radicalising our young people and killing indiscriminately across the globe. Out of such adversity, though, comes an opportunity for the Government to provide real leadership, and absolutely grasp the fact that our certainty must...
Posted On 19 May 2016
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NCA publishes six-month review of warrants and orders used to seize and retain evidence

A six-month review of the warrants and orders used by the National Crime Agency (NCA) to seize and retain evidence in its investigations has now been published. The review began in August 2015 after two NCA cases failed: one due to the fact that warrants were challenged...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
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Joint CPS-HMIC report finds “progress still needs to be made” in digitisation of criminal justice process

A joint report authored by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that “good progress” has been made in the move towards a fully digital system, but more work needs to be...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016
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Human trafficking prosecutions on the rise as British law enforcers sign up to new Action Plan

The Director of Public Prosecutions for England and Wales, Scotland’s Lord Advocate and the Public Prosecutor for Northern Ireland have signed up to an Action Plan committing their respective organisations to work together in order to react to the changing nature of human...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016