UK mining firm in court over claims it mistreated environmental activists – The Guardian

‘A UK-registered mining company, which is now part of Glencore, is facing claims in a London court that it hired security forces to mistreat environmental activists protesting about a copper mine in Peru.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 2017

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Brook House: Inquiry call into immigration centre allegations – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2017 in detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘A “prompt” and independent inquiry should be held into alleged abuse at an immigration removal centre in the UK, a human rights body has said.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2017

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Security guards found guilty of stealing £7m from their own van after staging fake robbery – The Independent

Posted October 6th, 2017 in news, robbery, security companies, theft by tracey

‘Two security guards have been found guilty of staging a fake robbery to steal £7m from their own cash-in-transit van.’

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The Independent, 5th October 2017

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Home Office launches inquiry into G4S finances – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2017 in accounts, detention, immigration, inquiries, news, security companies by sally

‘Claims that G4S gave inaccurate financial information about the running of two immigration centres are being investigated, the Home Office has said.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2017

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G4S faces investigation over running of immigration detention centre where detainees were abused – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in detention, fraud, immigration, news, restraint, security companies by tracey

‘G4S faces an investigation over allegations it has been overcharging the Home Office to run a scandal-hit immigration detention centre where migrants have been abused and humiliated.’

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The Independent, 15th September 2017

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UK high court blocks deportation of man who accuses G4S of abuse – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2017 in assault, asylum, deportation, immigration, news, security companies by tracey

‘A high court judge has made an 11th-hour intervention to prevent an immigration detainee who claims he has been abused by G4S from being forcibly removed from the UK.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2017

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G4S filmed asylum seekers in their own homes without consent – The Guardian

‘Information commissioner raises concern and campaigners threaten legal action over security firm’s use of body-worn cameras.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2017

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Ex-child soldiers to sue UK firm that hired them to be mercenaries in Iraq – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2016 in armed forces, children, Iraq, news, psychiatric damage, security companies, Sierra Leone by sally

‘Two former child soldiers have threatened legal action against the private security company Aegis Defence Services over psychological harm they say they suffered when the company recruited them as adults to work as mercenaries in Iraq.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2016

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Former girlfriend of undercover spy sues corporate security firm – The Guardian

‘An environmental campaigner who had an intimate relationship with an undercover spy is suing a corporate security firm in what is believed to be the first legal action of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2015

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Jimmy Mubenga’s widow shocked as security guards cleared of manslaughter – The Guardian

‘The widow of Jimmy Mubenga, the Angolan man who died after being physically restrained on a deportation flight, said she was “shocked and disappointed” by the acquittal of three private security guards who were charged with his killing.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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G4S staff at Brook House centre ‘falsified document’ – BBC News

“A High Court judge has asked prosecutors to consider forgery and contempt charges after claiming staff at an immigration removal centre falsified a document.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

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G4S faces damages claim over killing of Jimmy Mubenga – The Guardian

“The family of an Angolan man who died after being restrained by three G4S guards has launched civil proceedings against the security services multinational after an inquest jury found that he had been unlawfully killed on a plane intended to deport him.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2013

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Jimmy Mubenga was unlawfully killed, inquest jury finds – The Guardian

“An Angolan man who died after being restrained by three G4S guards as he was being deported from the UK was unlawfully killed, a jury has found.”

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The Guardian, 9th July 2013

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100 witnesses to be called for inquest into death of Jimmy Mubenga, who struggled with guards as he was being deported – The Independent

“Inquiry expected to look at the restraint techniques authorised by G4S as well as the UK Border Agency.”

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The Independent, 14th May 2013

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MPs alarmed at rising use of force to restrain young offenders in detention – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2013 in inquiries, news, reports, restraint, security companies, young offenders by sally

“MPs have raised serious concerns about the rising use of force to restrain young offenders in detention last year.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2013

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Plans unveiled for the future regulation of UK private security industry – Home Office

Posted November 21st, 2012 in licensing, news, professional conduct, regulations, security companies by sally

“Plans to make private security businesses across the UK more accountable for quality and standards were unveiled by the government today [20 November].”

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Home Office, 20th November 2012

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£1bn tagging programme has failed to cut reoffending – senior police officer – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2012 in budgets, electronic monitoring, news, recidivists, security companies by sally

“Nearly £1bn has been spent on the electronic tagging of criminals over the past 13 years with little effect on cutting offending rates, offering little value for money and serving only to enrich two or three private security companies, one of which is G4S, a senior police officer has claimed.”

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The Guardian, 24th September 2012

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Jimmy Mubenga death: G4S guards will not face charges – The Guardian

“Three guards who worked for the security firm G4S have been told they will not face manslaughter charges over the death of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan refugee who collapsed while being escorted on a flight from Heathrow airport in London 21 months ago.”

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The Guardian, 17th July 2012

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CPS decision on death of Jimmy Mubenga – Crown Prosecution Service

“Jimmy Makenda Mubenga died on 12 October 2010 on a flight to Angola before it had left Heathrow airport. Mr Mubgenga died from cardiorespiratory collapse after being restrained by security guards. A specialist prosecutor within the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has reviewed the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service into Mr Mubenga’s tragic death.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th July 2012

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Private firm wins probation contract in London – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2012 in community service, news, probation, security companies by sally

“A private security company has won a contract to supervise offenders on probation doing unpaid work in the community.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2012

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