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  • 30 Jul 2013 8:50 PM | Anonymous

    A new police unit aimed at targeting intellectual property crime has been announced by Intellectual Property Minister, Lord Younger and City of London Police Commissioner, Adrian Leppard. 

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-unit-to-tackle-online-piracy-and-counterfeit-crime


  • 19 Jul 2013 8:53 PM | Anonymous

    Police are paying "insufficient attention" to the "quality and relevance" of the information they provide to the CPS when preparing case files, hampering the smooth functioning of the criminal justice system, a joint report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) has found. 

    http://www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk/news/Prosecution-Case-Files-Flawed

  • 19 Jul 2013 8:52 PM | Anonymous

    Francis Maude said: ‘Bringing the National Fraud Initiative into the Cabinet Office’s Efficiency and Reform Group will complement the work of our fraud, error and debt team which has already helped save £3.6bn in 2011/12.

    http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2013/07/audit-commissions-fraud-work-to-continue-in-cabinet-office/


  • 15 Jul 2013 8:53 PM | Anonymous

    Eight members of an international organised crime gang responsible for money laundering £1.28 million stolen from Government offices in York and an attempted £250,000 VAT fraud are today awaiting sentence.

    http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10547673.Fraud_gang_faces_jail/


  • 04 Jul 2013 8:54 PM | Anonymous

    The Home Affairs Committee has called for a new police code of ethics and integrity in a report published 1 July 2013 following a six month inquiry into leadership and standards. 

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/home-affairs-committee/news/130701-leadership-report/

  • 07 Jun 2013 8:57 PM | Anonymous

    Inspectors of police service and prosecutors have called for decisive action to streamline the criminal justice process and end ‘the spectre of unnecessary bureaucracy'.

    http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/inspectors-call-streamlined-criminal-justice-process

  • 08 May 2013 8:58 PM | Anonymous

    Russian money has poured into London, but it is feared organised crime is accompanying it. Panorama investigates a death in a Russian prison that has brought the threat of violence to the UK. 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22310575?goback=%2Egde_127198_member_236815889


  • 03 May 2013 9:01 PM | Anonymous

    A police force apologised today for refusing to name a former police officer accused of stealing £113,000 from its former headquarters.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/warwickshire-police-apologise-for-refusing-to-name-exofficer-accused-of-stealing-113000-8601145.html

  • 30 Apr 2013 9:03 PM | Anonymous

    The chief constable of Norfolk Police is stepping down from his post to take up a top job with the National Crime Agency (NCA). Phil Gormley has been appointed NCA deputy director general and will take up the post in June.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-22339223


  • 22 Apr 2013 9:05 PM | Anonymous

    Mervyn Barrett pulled out of the Lincolnshire PCC elections after he discovered Matthew Brown had previously been convicted for fraud. 

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-22115496

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