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Fraudsters targeted in Project OTELLO national law enforcement campaign

The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) in collaboration with the City of London Police is spearheading a campaign targeting fraudsters responsible for duping members of the public and businesses out of billions of pounds. The campaign, named Project OTELLO, also involves...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Site hosting stolen credentials taken down in wake of international operation

A website which provided access to more than 12 billion personal credentials to cyber criminals for as little as $2 per day has now been taken down following a detailed investigation led by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in collaboration with various international law...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
Martin Hewitt: chair of the NPCC
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“Policing must be a critical part of Royal Commission” asserts NPCC chairman

National Police Chiefs’ Council chairman Martin Hewitt has said that the planned Royal Commission on the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is an opportunity to review the policing model in England and Wales such that it better meets 21st Century threats. Hewitt sai...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Tasking to improve fraud response issued by National Crime Agency

The National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director general Lynne Owens has issued a tasking to improve the response to fraud. The tasking, which is made under the Crime and Courts Act 2013, follows a discussion with chief constables and other partners at the National Strategic...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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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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National Crime Agency reveals detail underpinning new UK Protected Persons Service

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the creation of the new national UK Protected Persons Service. The move will see protected persons units, which are based in a network of regional organised crime units (ROCUs), come under the leadership of the NCA for the first time....
Posted On 02 Apr 2019
Newtownards Magistrates Court
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Newtownards door supervisor who ignored SIA prosecuted for working without licence

A door supervisor who was caught working without a licence in a County Down bar has been sentenced at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court. Glen Thompson was found working at Roma’s Bar and Bistro in February last year during an inspection by Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
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Police chiefs looking to establish “safety net” if access to EU security tools is lost

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current European Union (EU) data sharing and co-operation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems. The contingency plans, which were agreed upon by all chief...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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‘Silver Shadow’ international cyber crime exercise tests multi-agency response capabilities

Cyber crime specialists from across Europe have converged on the UK to take part in a groundbreaking exercise designed to test the international response to serious cyber crime. ‘Silver Shadow’ – a multinational exercise run by the National Crime Agency’s (NCA)...
Posted On 11 Dec 2015
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Law enforcement nationwide assisting individuals and businesses to guard against cyber crime

Together with a range of partners from across industry and the public sector, the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the police service are this week carrying out a range of activities designed to help businesses and members of the public guard against cyber crime. The NCA has...
Posted On 03 Mar 2015
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