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Armed policing Code of Practice strengthened in response to Grainger Inquiry

The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened by dint of what is the first change to the firearms Code of Practice for 17 years. The new Code of Practice will meet one of the recommendations of the Grainger Inquiry, which called...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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Westminster Magistrates Court grants NCA £1 million Account Freezing Order

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has obtained a £1.13 million Account Freezing Order as part of an investigation into a Leeds businessman with suspected links to serious organised criminals. Granted on Thursday 9 January at Westminster Magistrates Court, the Account Freezing Order...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Joint operation in Northern Ireland nets huge firearms and ammunition haul

No less than 24 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition have been seized in a joint operation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). The investigation commenced following the interception of an AR-15 semi-automatic...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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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