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Convicted Shropshire security boss ordered to pay £3,608.21 from proceeds of crime

The jailed former owner of a Shropshire-based security business has been ordered to pay £3,608.21 as a result of proceeds of crime proceedings. Matthew Davies and Maria Francis, both of Bridgnorth, were the former owner and director respectively of Showtime Security Guards Ltd....
Posted On 08 Oct 2019
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Finalists announced for inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards

The finalists in the inaugural Tackling Economic Crime Awards (TECAs) have been announced. Recognising the valuable contribution in tackling all areas of economic crime, the TECAs showcase the very best companies, individuals and initiatives that the sector has to offer and...
Posted On 03 Oct 2019
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Funding, Skills and Technology: Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Digital Transformation of Policing in 2019?

Last October, Alison Saunders – the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – was interviewed by The Times. It was pointed out that: “Britain’s most senior prosecutor has admitted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police cannot cope with the enormous...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of “intrusive” mobile phone monitoring technology

Privacy International has filed an appeal challenging police forces’ refusal to disclose information on their purchase and use of IMSI catchers. IMSI catchers are surveillance tools which mimic mobile phone towers, tricking phones into connecting with them and revealing...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
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Showtime Security Guards Ltd director guilty of supplying unlicensed security officers

On Wednesday 6 June at Shrewsbury Crown Court, Showtime Security Guards Ltd and its director, Maria Francis, pleaded guilty to supplying unlicensed security officers. The sole shareholder of Showtime Security Guards Ltd, namely Matthew Davies, was found not guilty of the same...
Posted On 12 Jun 2018
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MoJ and West Mercia Police investigation brings nationwide prison drone gang to justice

A major organised crime gang that used drones to smuggle drugs, weapons and mobile phones with an estimated value of up to £1.2 million into prisons across the UK has been smashed following a two-year probe by prison intelligence officers and the police service. Ringleader Craig...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
MiTec: Mitie's Technology Hub
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Mitie and Facewatch launch UK’s first fully-digital next generation alarm monitoring service

Mitie, the facilities management company, has teamed up with Facewatch to introduce an intelligent and proactive security monitoring solution for businesses vulnerable to crime. Dubbed ‘SafeWatch’, the solution combines cutting-edge alarm monitoring technology with CCTV...
Posted On 04 Jul 2016
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KSS Keyholding Ltd fined for supplying unlicensed security officers in wake of SIA investigation

On Thursday 28 January 2016, Kevin Jones and Karl Francis of KSS Keyholding Ltd pleaded guilty to providing unlicensed security officers at a school in Shrewsbury and were duly sentenced at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court. The Security Industry Authority (SIA) and West Mercia Police...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Police Community Support Officers to undertake instruction in on-call firefighting duties

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Herefordshire and Shropshire will undertake training to become on-call firefighters as part of a new pilot scheme, reports ITV News and the Fire Industry Association. The scheme has been developed in collaboration between the Hereford...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016