Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 – factsheets

The recent Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 (the Bill) has had much media, academic and political attention since its first reading on the 9th March 2021. This blog focuses on Part 6 of the Bill, which restructures the system of adult out-of-court disposals in England and Wales. An out of court disposal (OOCD) is a… Continue reading Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 – factsheets

Attempted car theft – Ghost Immobiliser (see attached video)

The Ghost protects your car from key-cloning, hacking, and even key theft.  The Ghost has no key-fobs or LED indications to give away its location.  The Ghost uses the buttons in your vehicle such as those on the steering wheel, door panels or centre console, to allow you to make a unique, changeable, disarm sequence (like a PIN code)… Continue reading Attempted car theft – Ghost Immobiliser (see attached video)

Holidaymakers and festivalgoers urged to be vigilant from scams as lockdown restrictions ease

Fraudsters are poised to target the British public with ticketing, travel and health insurance scams as consumers look to book in much-needed social activities as lockdown restrictions ease, warns UK Finance. The scam alert comes as the Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign publishes guidance below on how consumers can protect themselves in the lead-up to further easing of lockdown restrictions from 17 May. With many people booking holidays and tickets to concerts and summer festivals, criminals are staying… Continue reading Holidaymakers and festivalgoers urged to be vigilant from scams as lockdown restrictions ease

Stay alert and aware of your pension options

Action Fraud is warning savers to remain vigilant and protect their pensions, as figures from the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime reveal £1.8 million has already been lost to pension fraud this year. Source and further details: Action Fraud 20-04-2021 

Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes

Catalytic converters contain precious metals such as rhodium, platinum, and palladium which ‘clean’ exhaust gases. The sharp rise in the value of these metals over recent years has driven up the rate of catalytic converter theft. Palladium is currently more valuable than gold, meaning that a catalytic converter can sell for more than £500 on… Continue reading Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes

Hard Calls Save Lives

It can be daunting to pass on information about knife crime. You might be unsure what information is useful or what happens to it.  Crimestoppers are not the police. They are an independent charity who provide a safe place for people to speak up about a crime.  Anything you report about knife crime to Crimestoppers… Continue reading Hard Calls Save Lives

PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Due to Covid-19 and repeated lockdowns, people aren’t using their cars as much as they used to. However, car crime remains a pressing problem in the UK – alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. Whilst we can’t always prevent it there are simple steps we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming… Continue reading PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Doorstep crime, new tactics to prevent online fraud and illegal bikers

A 96-year-old D-Day veteran is brutally attacked on his doorstep. Police in Taunton, Somerset, quickly arrest his attacker after tracking his spending habits If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Doorstep crime, new tactics to prevent online fraud and illegal bikers

Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response

A brave mother fights back against car thieves as they try to steal her Audi from her driveway – with her baby inside!  If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response