Criminals fleeing British justice can no longer use Cyprus as a safe haven, judges rule, in landmark decision – Daily Telegraph

‘Fugitives from British justice cannot use Northern Cyprus to dodge punishment for their crimes, High Court judges have ruled in a landmark decision.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2017

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Government takes action on county line drug gangs – Home Office

‘The Home Secretary announces plans to crack down on ‘deal-lines’ used by county line drugs gangs.’

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Home Office, 22nd January 2017

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Three men jailed over light aircraft drop of £2.5m of cocaine in Kent – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2017 in drug trafficking, money laundering, national crime agency, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three men have been jailed for smuggling cocaine worth £2.5m into Britain and dropping it from a light aircraft on the day of the EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2017

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New powers to tackle slavery at sea – Home Office

‘Safeguarding Minister Sarah Newton announces the commencement of new powers in the Modern Slavery Act.’

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Home Office, 8th August 2016

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National Crime Agency demands quicker access to offshore firm records – The Guardian

‘The UK crime agency is demanding quicker access to the corporate records of secretive offshore companies in Britain’s overseas territories including the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2016

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‘No hiding place for crime kingpins’, NCA chief warns – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2016 in national crime agency, news by tracey

‘The “untouchables” of the UK’s criminal underworld will have no “hiding place”, the National Crime Agency’s chief says.
Lynne Owens, the agency’s new director general, said her priority was to “relentlessly pursue” the “kingpins” of organised crime gangs.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2016

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City lawyers concerned about change to SFO – The Independent

Posted February 16th, 2016 in fraud, legal profession, national crime agency, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

‘Senior City lawyers are railing against plans to subsume the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into the National Crime Agency (NCA), amid fears of yet more disruption to the prosecution of white-collar crime.’

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The Independent, 16th February 2016

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Rapes linked to online dating up by more than 450% in five years – The Independent

Posted February 8th, 2016 in internet, national crime agency, news, rape, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of rape allegations linked to online dating websites has increased sixfold in five years, according to Britain’s leading crime-fighting body.’

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The Independent, 8th February 2016

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NCA internal inquiry ‘will not undermine earlier cases’ – the Guardian

Posted November 30th, 2015 in national crime agency, news, search & seizure, warrants by sally

‘The National Crime Agency claims there is little prospect of completed cases being quashed despite having to launch a review into its use of warrants and production orders following the collapse of major trials.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

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National Crime Agency reviews warrants after major trials collapse – The Guardian

‘The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched an internal inquiry into its use of warrants and production orders following the collapse of major trials, amid warnings that other cases could be in jeopardy.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2015

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Stephen Lawrence: new criminal inquiry into claims police shielded killers – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2015 in corruption, inquiries, murder, national crime agency, news, police, racism by sally

‘A new investigation has begun into allegations that corruption in the Metropolitan police shielded the murderers of Stephen Lawrence, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2015

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UK sets up international anti-corruption agency – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 14th, 2015 in corruption, international relations, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘A new anti-corruption unit is being set up in the UK, under the direction of the National Crime Agency.’

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OUT-LAW.com., 13th August 2015

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Foreign criminals drive up house prices by laundering money into property – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2015 in money laundering, national crime agency, news by sally

‘Foreign criminals are laundering billions of pounds by purchasing expensive properties – pushing up house prices, the National Crime Agency has said.’
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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2015

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Second annual report of the National Crime Agency (NCA) – Home Office

Posted July 14th, 2015 in national crime agency, reports by tracey

‘This is the second annual report of the National Crime Agency (NCA). It reports on the exercise of the NCA’s statutory functions for 2014 to 2015, its first full operational year.’

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Home Office, 13th July 2015

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NCA slammed as ‘ignorant’ and ‘ill-informed’ by High Court judge after agency used unlawful search warrants – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2015 in investigatory powers, national crime agency, news, warrants by tracey

‘The National Crime Agency has been condemned as “incompetent” and “systematically flawed” by a High Court judge – after officers unlawfully used search warrants to plant a surveillance device without warning magistrates.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2015

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Revised framework document for the National Crime Agency – Home Office

Posted May 8th, 2015 in codes of practice, documents, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘This revised framework document replaces the first framework document signed by the Home Secretary and the director general of the National Crime Agency on 15 October 2013.’

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Home Office, 6th May 2015

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National Crime Agency begins Rotherham abuse inquiry – BBC News

‘The National Crime Agency (NCA) has begun an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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‘Dark web’: GCHQ and National Crime Agency join forces in hunt for child abuse – The Guardian

‘David Cameron will place Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency and the National Crime Agency (NCA) at the centre of a fight to eliminate “digital hiding places for child abusers”.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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Judge criticises National Crime Agency over collapse of fraud trial – The Guardian

‘The National Crime Agency has been labelled “incompetent” by an Old Bailey judge after a series of blunders led to the collapse of a £5m trial.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2014

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Theresa May postpones terrorism policing review – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2014 in national crime agency, news, police, reports, terrorism by sally

‘Home Secretary Theresa May has abandoned plans to review the structure of counter-terrorism policing, because of the increased security threat level.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2014

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