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 sentenced for child sex offences – Reading

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), a man has been jailed for child sex offences. Shahmaan Ahmed, aged 29, of Roman Road, London, was found guilty by a jury in February of four counts of arranging or facilitating the...

Man convicted of drugs supply offences – Oxfordshire

A man has been convicted of his part in a class A drug supply conspiracy in Oxfordshire, following an investigation by specialist officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).  Malachi Charles, aged 39, of Bartsia Road, Bicester, pleaded guilty on Friday (4/6) at Oxford Crown Court to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and perverting the course of justice.  The offences relate to...

Three charged in connection with immigration offences

Three men have been charged with immigration offences today (25/5) following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU).  Jean-Pierre Labelle, 44-years-old, of Ashey Road, Isle of Wight was charged with two counts of assisting unlawful immigration to a member state contrary to section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971;  Stephen Redhead, 47-years-old, of High Street,...

Six arrested for drug offences in Hampshire

Six people have been arrested this morning (5/5) as part of an investigation into the supply of class A and class B drugs by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU), assisted by Hampshire Constabulary.   This operation is linked to Operation Venetic with SEROCU and the south east police forces continuing to work in partnership with the National Crime Agency...

Man convicted for child sex offences – Reading

A 28-year-old man has been convicted for child sex offences following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team (POLIT) and South East Regional Crime Unit (SEROCU). Shahmaan Ahmed, of Roman Road, London was found guilty by a jury at Reading Crown Court on Wednesday (3/2) of four counts of arranging or...

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...