Three arrested following operation at HMP Coldingley

Three men were arrested last week following a multi-agency operation by SEROCU, Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service (HMPPS) and Surrey Police. The operation, which took place at HMP Coldingley in Bisley, was co-ordinated by SEROCU’s Regional Disruption team in support of the HMPPS crime reduction initiative, which is aimed at maximising the opportunities...

Trio sentenced for international dark web drug dealing operation

Three men from Buckinghamshire have been jailed for their part in an international online drug dealing business, after specialist cyber detectives uncovered their operation. Investigators from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), working closely with international agencies including the FBI in the USA, found that the group sold drugs such as cocaine,...

Man jailed for ordering pistol to Portsmouth address

A man has been jailed after purchasing a gun on the dark web from the United States and ordering it to be delivered to a Portsmouth house. Peter Black, 39, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at a Winchester Crown Court hearing yesterday (25/7), after previously pleading guilty to a...

Human trafficking gang jailed for over 45 years

A group of 13 gang members who trafficked people from the Middle East into the UK have been convicted. A two-year investigation, led by detectives from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), uncovered the network which specialised in facilitating the illegal movement of people from Iraq and the Kurdistan region into the...

Sutton man sentenced for travelling to abuse child

A Surrey man has been given a suspended jail sentence, after admitting numerous child sex offences, including arranging and travelling to meet a child with the intention of abusing them. Christopher Hare, of Wordsworth Drive, Sutton, was on 26/6 sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, and given a 10-year Sexual Harm Prevention...

ROCU – National Cyber Protect Network

The UK Government recognises the significant threat from cyber crime to UK businesses, charities, individuals and the educational sector. As part of the national strategy to tackle the threat of cyber crime, the national Cyber Protect network has been created. Led by the City of London Police and that National Police Chief’s Council, the...