Man sentenced for a child sexual offence – Hampshire

A man has been sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment for arranging to commit a child sexual offence against an 11-year-old girl.  Following an investigation by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), Gordon Welch, of Sheffield Road, Portsmouth, was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court on Monday (28/11). Welch...

Four arrested in South East as part of international fraud operation

Specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) have made four arrests as part of the international fraud investigation, Operation Elaborate.  SEROCU officers recently conducted two separate early morning warrants in Sussex and Surrey.   A 49-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man both from Worthing, were arrested on suspicion of fraud...

Three arrested on suspicion of drugs offences

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying Class B drugs and conspiracy to convey drugs into prison. The arrests have been made as part of an investigation led by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Multi Agency Response to SOC team. A 53-year-old woman...

Hospital employee convicted of child sexual offence – Sussex

An NHS hospital employee has been convicted of a child sexual offence after travelling to Southampton intending to have sexual activity with a child.   Following an investigation by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), Robin Hains, of St Mary’s Close, Lavant, Chichester, pleaded guilty at a hearing at Southampton Crown Court on Monday (14/11), to arranging to commit a sexual act upon a...

Man convicted of a child sexual offence – Hampshire 

A man has been convicted of a child sexual offence after travelling to Southampton intending to have sexual activity with a child.  Following an investigation by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Gordon Welch, of Sheffield Road, Portsmouth, pleaded guilty at a hearing at Southampton Crown Court yesterday (31/10), to...