Man jailed for £2m cryptocurrency theft  

A man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after admitting stealing £2 million worth of cryptocurrency from victims around the world.  Following a five-year investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Wybo Wiersma, of Het Weike, Goredijk, the Netherlands, was sentenced today (27/1) at Oxford Crown Court.  Yesterday the 40-year-old pleaded...

Man pleads guilty to £2m cryptocurrency theft 

A man has been convicted of stealing more than £2 million of cryptocurrency in a theft which resulted in people losing their businesses and their inheritances.  Following a five-year investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Wybo Wiersma, of Het Weike, Goredijk, the Netherlands, pleaded guilty to theft today (26/1) on the...

Specialist police targeting criminal kingpins once more, after arresting 3,000 and seizing £100 million in drugs

Specialist police teams dedicated to tackling organised crime across the country made more than 3,000 arrests and seized class A drugs worth over £100 million last year, as they continued to target the UK’s most serious criminals. Throughout 2022, the nine Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) in England and Wales pursued those behind organised...

Hospital worker jailed for child sexual offence – Sussex 

A hospital employee has been sentenced to three years and two months’ imprisonment after being convicted of a child sexual offence.  Following an investigation by officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), Robin Hains, of St Mary’s Close, Lavant, Chichester, was sentenced at Southampton Crown Court today (13/1).  He pleaded guilty...

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...