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Mayor of London to invest £55.5 million on tackling causes of violent crime

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has announced that he’s directing £55.5 million of new funding into tackling the complex underlying causes of violent crime in the capital. Khan has made tackling violent crime his foremost priority and duly set out a comprehensive package...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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340-plus arrests made as Operation Fahrenheit targets London’s West End

More than 340 arrests have been made as part of an ongoing operation tackling robbery in the West End as the Metropolitan Police Service launches an advertising campaign targeted at central London and urging people to “Look up, Look out” for thieves. Operation Fahrenheit was...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
Syedur Rahman
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Money Laundering in UK plc: The Dirty Secret That Will Not Go Away

A new report produced by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International lays bare what it believes is massive and carefully planned money laundering in the UK. Here, Syedur Rahman voices concern about the effectiveness of the authorities’ efforts designed to tackle it. ...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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Department for Transport issues counter-terrorism guidance for goods vehicle operators and drivers

The Department for Transport has just issued brand new guidance specifically designed to prevent terrorists from gaining access to commercial vehicles. In the last five years, changes in attack methodology have placed greater emphasis on simplicity and ease of access, meaning...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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SIA and HMRC join forces to crack down on exploitation of security workers

Last week, from 10-12 July, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and HMRC carried out joint operations in London, Cardiff and Newcastle to identify illegal working practices and tax fraud in the private security industry. Teams attended 65 venues and spoke to over 100 security...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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UK faces “unprecedented threat” despite decrease in terrorism-related arrests

Counter-Terrorism Policing’s senior national co-ordinator has warned the UK still faces an ‘unprecedented’ level of threat, despite arrest numbers falling in the previous 12 months. The Home Office’s quarterly release of statistics relating to the police’s use of powers under the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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Exclusive UK drone launches outlined for IFSEC International at London’s ExCeL

From drone and anti-drone technology through to the latest developments in biometrics, surveillance and storage systems, IFSEC International 2019 (which takes place from 18-20 June at ExCeL in London’s Docklands) will be home to dozens of exclusive product launches. In...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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Conservative Government’s Offensive Weapons Act receives Royal Assent

The Offensive Weapons Act has received Royal Assent, bringing in tough new measures that strengthen law enforcement’s response to violent crime. The Act will make it illegal to possess dangerous weapons in private, including knuckledusters, zombie knives and death star knives,...
Posted On 17 May 2019
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Crowded places safety app set for launch in wake of £250,000 Home Office funding

A new app specifically designed to keep people safe in crowded places will be used at a major London location after an award of almost £250,000 from the Home Office. The app, which is called The Krowd, is the first project to be launched publicly under a scheme set up in response...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
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Sword GRC announces trio of GRC Global Conference Series dates for 2019

Sword GRC, the supplier of specialist governance, risk and compliance solutions, has announced the dates for its Sword GRC Global Conference Series in 2019. The first event is being held on 24-25 September in the Hyatt Regency Reston, Washington DC, with the second in London on...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019