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CPS to hire “hundreds” of new criminal lawyers across England and Wales

The body that prosecutes the majority of crimes in England and Wales has launched a recruitment campaign to hire almost 400 new lawyers by the end of June. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which prosecuted 495,000 cases in 2018, was given a £85 million boost by the Government...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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Fifth AML Directive means firms must review anti-money laundering processes

The fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive comes into force today, which means that law firms have to make changes to the way in which they work to help keep the proceeds of crime out of legal services. Around 7,000 firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Right wing-related Prevent referrals “increase to record levels” reports Home Office

The proportion of right wing-related referrals into Prevent has reached its highest ever level according to new Home Office statistics. The overall number of vulnerable people referred to and supported through the Prevent programme has fallen to its lowest level in three years,...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Counter-Terrorism Policing calls for increased public vigilance despite decrease in arrests

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, Counter-Terrorism Policing’s senior national co-ordinator, has again called upon members of the public to play their part in the fight against terrorism as the Home Office released its quarterly arrest statistics. The latter’s statistics...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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Head of Counter-Terrorism Policing encourages Editors to “build a partnership”

The head of Counter-Terrorism Policing has encouraged Editors of the UK’s media to help build a partnership which could reduce the threat of terrorism. Speaking to the Society of Editors’ Annual Conference in London, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu told media industry...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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End user survey affords ringing endorsement for ACT Awareness eLearning

Nine out of ten users of an online terrorism awareness course developed by Counter-Terrorism Policing and High Street giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) would recommend the package to a colleague. A survey of 20,000 course participants also found that nine out of ten said the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
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United Kingdom all set to host 93rd Interpol General Assembly in 2024

The UK will host the General Assembly of the international policing organisation Interpol in 2024 – the largest global gathering of senior law enforcement officials and heads of ministries. The announcement was made during the 88th Interpol General Assembly in Santiago, Chile...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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Public inquiry into Manchester Arena terrorist attack to be established

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that a public inquiry will be established to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena terrorist attack. The inquiry will be chaired by the Honourable Sir John Saunders, a retired High Court Judge who was nominated...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
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Europol and Interpol focus on ‘Fighting Cyber Crime in a Connected Future’

More than 400 experts gathered at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague for what became one of the world’s biggest platforms of exchange on the subject of cyber crime. Under the theme of ‘Law Enforcement in a Connected Future’, the 7th Europol-Interpol Cyber Crime Conference looked...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Resilience versus Reliability: Examining the Right Measures for Electric Power

On Friday 9 August, the UK felt the impacts of what was described by the National Grid as an “incredibly rare” event. The impacts were immediate: homes were plunged into darkness, traffic lights failed to work, trains were cancelled and passengers stranded, hospitals suspended...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019