Man convicted of blackmail and other offences 

A 28-year-old man has been convicted of blackmail and unauthorised access to a computer with intent to commit other offences following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).  Ashley Liles, of Fleetwood, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, pleaded guilty during a hearing at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (17/5).  In February...

Data breach cyber-attack

On Monday 17 April, The National Smallbore Rifle Association was subject of a data breach cyber-attack.  The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) is leading the investigation with support from the National Crime Agency (NCA). The National Smallbore Rifle Association have informed customers of the breach.  In the event of any data breach,...

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...

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...