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SIA launches #SaferNightsOut campaign to address violence in night-time economy

Private security industry regulator the Security Industry Authority (SIA) is running a national campaign in June and July that aims to make the night-time economy a safer place for both security personnel and people on nights out. The campaign, which kicked off on Monday 17 June,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates' Court
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Suspended Cardiff door supervisor pleads guilty to working while unlicensed

On Wednesday 12 June, Alan Blake (35) of Cardiff pleaded guilty at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates’ Court to working as a door supervisor despite having had his licence suspended following a conviction for criminal damage at Glamorgan Valley Magistrates’ Court on 19 April...
Posted On 15 Jun 2019
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SmartTag crime-fighting spray developed by SmartWater leaves its mark on criminals

There’s a new weapon in the battle against moped-enabled crime and it’s one which will leave a lasting mark on offenders. SmartTag – a traceable forensic spray developed by Telford-based SmartWater – will see criminals who threaten or attack people or try to escape a...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Incentive Lynx introduces elite team of relief cover security officers for client base

Incentive Lynx, the specialist security arm operating within the Incentive FM Group, has set up a dedicated team of relief cover officers to ensure that the quality of service delivery provided by its core teams is never compromised when individuals are off sick or on holiday....
Posted On 21 May 2019
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No-show Birmingham door supervisor fined £600 and charged court costs of £7,815.56

On Monday 29 April, Birmingham resident John Mendy was found guilty (in his absence) at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court. Mendy was fined £600 and required to pay court costs of £7,815. He incurred this significant fine and court costs for ignoring three formal requests from...
Posted On 07 May 2019
Luton Magistrates' Court
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Door supervisor sent to prison in wake of being caught with photocopied licence 

A Bedfordshire door supervisor has been sent to prison after being found working with a forged Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence. Norris Dennis, 60, was sentenced at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 24 April to 20 weeks’ immediate imprisonment. He had...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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