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City of London Police urges firearms surrender to reduce threat of gun crime

The City of London Police, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, is appealing for people to hand over their illegal or unwanted guns during a national fortnight of firearms and ammunition surrender. The national surrender initiative is being co-ordinated by the...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
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NCA secures first serious organised crime Unexplained Wealth Order for property worth £10 million

A businessman from the North of England with suspected links to serious organised criminals has been ordered to reveal the source of funds used to start and develop his £10 million property empire. An Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) was obtained at the High Court on Friday 12 July...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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NAO report criticises Government for “significant and avoidable shortcomings” on approach to serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime is evolving at a rapid rate. The Government recognises the seriousness of this challenge and is responding, but there are still significant and avoidable shortcomings to its approach, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). Tackling serious and...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
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NCA: 181,000 UK offenders fuelling “chronic and corrosive” threat from serious and organised crime

There are at least 181,000 offenders linked to serious and organised crime in the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed, as it launches its most comprehensive study yet of the deadliest threats facing the nation. The figure – more than twice the strength of the regular...
Posted On 14 May 2019
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Home Office approves Independent Office for Police Conduct guidance and concludes firearms review

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved revised Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) guidance which “strikes the right balance” between the need for robust investigation while also supporting firearms officers in the line of duty. The IOPC’s Section 22...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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EU-wide law enforcement action taken against buyers of counterfeit cash on Darknet

All over Europe, law enforcement agencies have performed actions against suspects who bought counterfeit Euro banknotes on illegal platforms on the Darknet. These actions, which have been co-ordinated by Europol, started on 19 November. The majority of the interventions took...
Posted On 10 Dec 2018
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National Crime Agency publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2017-2018

The Annual Report and Accounts for the National Crime Agency (NCA) sets out the significant successes the organisation has had in the fight against serious and organised crime during 2017-2018, including 2,037 children safeguarded, 136 potential victims of trafficking rescued,...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes step forward with comprehensive review

The fight to tackle the scourge of waste crime has taken another step forward, with Michael Gove (Secretary of State for the Environment) announcing a comprehensive review designed to “beef up” the Government’s approach to this matter. Waste criminals act illegally to...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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Law enforcement co-ordination “the only cure” for criminality on The Dark Web

Law enforcement agencies from 28 countries across the globe have met at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to share knowledge and expertise and discuss a co-ordinated approach towards tackling crime on The Dark Web. Experts from Eurojust, the European Commission, the...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Home Secretary unveils detail underpinning law enforcement crackdown on Dark Web

Speaking at the recent CYBERUK Conference in Manchester, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that, as part of a £9 million fund, law enforcement’s response to The Dark Web will be bolstered to tackle those who use the anonymity of the online space for illegal activities such as...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018