Covid-19 Pandemic – Fraud & Cybercrime

The public are being urged to follow online safety advice as evidence emerges that criminals are exploiting the Coronavirus online.  Experts from the National Cyber Security Centre have revealed a range of attacks being perpetrated online as cyber criminals seek to exploit COVID-19. Techniques seen since the start of the year include bogus emails...

Man jailed for child sex offences – Suffolk

A man from Suffolk has been jailed for more than seven years following a joint proactive investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) and Suffolk Police.  Lee Griffin, aged 49 of Raglan Street, Lowestoft, Suffolk pleaded guilty at Ipswich Crown Court on 6 February 2020 to:   Three count to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity; Five counts of making indecent photographs of a child;  Two counts of attempting to cause or...

Rochdale man jailed for £460,000 fraud

Following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) a man has been jailed after pleading guilty to fraud offences. Shahid Khan, aged 27 of Clifford Street, Rochdale pleaded guilty at Minshull Crown Court (Manchester) today (21/1) and was sentenced at the same hearing to four years and eight months’ imprisonment....

Man jailed for drug and weapon offences – Oxford

A man has been jailed for eight years following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) into drugs offences. Thomas Webb, aged 28, of Holton Turn, Oxford pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court on 10 September 2020 to a range of offences including: One count of possession with intent to...

Man charged with drug importation – Southampton/Wales

A second man has been charged, following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), working alongside Hampshire Constabulary, Gwent Constabulary, Border Force and the National Crime Agency, with drug importation offences. Medi Cenmurati, aged 27, of Fenner Brockway Close, Newport, Wales was arrested on Tuesday (22/12) and was charged on...

Two men from London charged with drug offences

Specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), yesterday (22/12) charged two men with drugs offences following an investigation. The men were charged with the following: Hardev Thind, aged 46 of Heston Avenue, Hounslow was charged with one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs namely heroin and cocaine; Edwin...

Man jailed for attempted child sexual offence – Guildford

A man has been jailed for attempting to commit child sex offences following an investigation by the South East Regional Crime Unit (SEROCU). Millan Rajasooriar, aged 34 of Hampton Road, Worcester Park, London pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court on 26 October to one count of attempting sexual communication with a child and one...

Three charged following series of raids in Slough

Specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), on Tuesday (3/11) charged three men with various drugs and money laundering offences following a series of warrants in Slough and London. The men were charged with the following: Billy Cleaver, aged 25 of Maldon Road, Wallington was charged with one count of...