Berkshire man jailed for child sexual offences

A man has been sentenced to prison for child sexual offences following an investigation by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU). Gareth Richards, aged 30, from St Michaels Road, Reading, was sentenced to a total of four years’ imprisonment at Winchester Crown Court on Friday (18/10). He pleaded guilty at the same...

Three arrested across Southampton after police drugs operation

Specialist police officers from the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) and Hampshire Police arrested three men yesterday (1/10) in a dedicated operation aimed at tackling drug dealing in Southampton. Following a series of warrants simultaneously executed across the city, officers targeted a number of addresses in Tatwin Crescent; Nettlestone in Netley Abbey;...

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...