Crewe Magistrates' Court
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Duo of unlicensed security operatives plead guilty at Crewe Magistrates’ Court

An unlicensed door supervisor and the boss who deployed him with a fraudulent licence have been convicted of offences under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 and the Fraud Act 2006. On Tuesday 26 March, Michael Flood of Pulford Road in Winsford pleaded guilty at Crewe...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
Malcolm Cheshire
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Knife Crime: A Medical Emergency Perspective

The psychosocial causes of knife crime remain a matter of ongoing debate, with no clear prospect of an early resolution. However, the consequences arising from stabbings, which are often fatal due to severe blood loss (ie haemorrhaging), are very much a matter of immediate...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
Coventry Magistrates Court
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Disqualified West Midlands security boss prosecuted again for working without a licence

A disqualified West Midlands security boss who had his Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence revoked last year has been prosecuted once again after re-starting his operation the very next day despite the revocation being in place. On Monday 11 March at Coventry...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
Chester Magistrates Court
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Chester-based security company boss fined for employing unlicensed door supervisor

A Chester security boss has been fined over £2,000 for employing an unlicensed door supervisor. Stephen Young, the director of Loc 19 Chester, was sentenced at Chester Magistrates Court on Thursday 7 March after pleading guilty to supplying Philip Evans to work on the door of a...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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SIA launches new consultation exercise focused on licence-linked qualifications

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has just launched a new consultation to help determine the content of the next generation of compulsory qualifications for licensed operatives in the private security industry. This new consultation will run for four weeks until Monday 11...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Security Industry Authority promotes safer security at Brighton’s student haunts

On Friday 30 November, members of the Security Industry Authority’s (SIA) South East Partnerships and Interventions team and Sussex Police officers visited Brighton’s top student pubs and clubs to share Best Practice guidance on safer physical intervention for door...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
Alan Clamp
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SIA serves reminder to private security industry over responsibilities under Equality Act 2010

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has issued a timely reminder to the private security industry about the need for treating everyone with dignity and respect as set out in the Equality Act 2010. This advice follows on from reports in the mainstream media of people being...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018
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Skills and qualifications review for private security industry in progress at the Regulator

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has begun a wide-ranging review of the licence-linked qualifications, widening the scope of this work to consider not just the mandatory qualifications required by the Regulator, but also how to support the industry to address the skills and...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
Liverpool Crown Court
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Door supervisor faces two years behind bars following SIA prosecution for fraud

On Thursday 5 July at Liverpool Crown Court, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) successfully prosecuted Jack Clegg Walsh for working without an SIA licence. Walsh was jailed for two years for providing fraudulent documents to obtain employment in the security industry, thus...
Posted On 09 Jul 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