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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

£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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Source: http://blog.cps.gov.uk

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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Amnesty presents damning report on security firms’ treatment of deportees – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2011 in deportation, news, security companies by tracey

“Detainees claim they have been strangled, beaten and dropped down aircraft steps while being deported by private security firms, according to a damning report that calls for a ‘complete and radical overhaul’ of the government’s removals process.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Security guards given police powers – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2011 in news, police, security companies by sally

“Private security guards are gaining limited policing powers today under a Government scheme to relieve the petty crime burden on forces.”

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The Independent, 21st March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

City of London security guards told to report ‘suspicious’ photographers – The Guardian

Posted May 14th, 2010 in news, photography, police, security companies, terrorism by sally

“More than 5,000 security guards in London’s financial district have been instructed by police to report people taking photographs, recording footage or even making sketches near buildings, the Guardian has learned. City of London police’s previously unseen advice singles out people who may appear to be ‘legitimate tourists’ to prevent reconnaissance by al-Qaida. The document, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, helps explain a number of recent cases in which photographers have been stopped and searched by police using section 44 of the Terrorism Act, after first being approached by security guards.”

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The Guardian, 13th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New Crime and Security Bill to make our communities safer – Home Office

Posted November 27th, 2009 in crime, police, press releases, security companies by sally

“A new Crime and Security Bill aims to protect our communities by making our streets safer and giving more help to victims of crime.”

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Home Office, 20th November 2009

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Foreign Office to propose self-regulation for private military firms – The Guardian

Posted April 24th, 2009 in armed forces, news, security companies by sally

“The fast-expanding industry of private military companies, some of which have been engaged in highly controversial activities, should be self-regulating, the government is to propose.”

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The Guardian, 24th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Security firm fined £95,000 after criminals guard shops – The Times

Posted November 7th, 2008 in news, security companies by sally

“A security firm was fined £95,000 today after sending out unlicensed guards and staff with criminal convictions to look after a string of high street stores.”

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The Times, 7th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Head of Government security quits over criminal record checks – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2008 in criminal records, news, security companies by sally

“The head of the body responsible for Government security has been forced to stand down after hiring staff who had not undergone a criminal record check.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Home Office: New powers proposed for security staff – The Guardian

Posted August 27th, 2008 in news, penalties, security companies by sally

“Powers for council wardens and private security staff to issue fixed-penalty notices and on-the-spot fines for disorderly behaviour are being considered by the police and Home Office ministers. Chief constables are also looking at using security staff to tackle community problems in places where police involvement might be seen as excessive.”

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The Guardian, 27th August 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

R (Securiplan plc) v Security Industry Authority – WLR Daily

Posted July 31st, 2008 in judicial review, law reports, prosecutions, security companies by sally

R (Securiplan plc) v Security Industry Authority [2008] EWHC 1762 (Admin); [2008] WLR (D) 271

“Despite the absence of any express powers under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, the Security Industry Authority, the body established under the 2001 Act to carry out licensing, monitoring and inspection functions, had power to prosecute alleged offences under that Act.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Miliband urged to regulate private military – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2008 in human rights, news, security companies by sally

“David Miliband, the foreign secretary, today faces a legal challenge over the government’s failure to introduce a law to regulate private military and security companies. The move, by lawyers acting for the charity War on Want, follows an increasing number of reports of human rights abuse by employees of foreign companies in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Illegals’ free for security work – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2008 in immigration, news, security companies by sally

“At least 4,000 illegal workers have yet to be banned from taking security jobs, despite the passing of a deadline set by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.”

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BBC News, 29th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

11,000 security staff are working illegally – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in immigration, news, security companies by sally

“The number of migrants found to be illegally working in the private security industry is more than double the figure given by the Home Office last month.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk