One arrested and large amount of cash, suspected drugs and imitation firearms seized as part of ‘prison crime’ day of action in London

A man has been arrested following joint operational work coordinated by the South East Regional Prisons Intelligence Team (SERPIT) involving Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service’s (HMPPS) Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), and Metropolitan Police Service’s Prison Intelligence, Trident and local policing teams. On Thursday (29/10) the police teams conducted multiple searches of...

SEROCU work safeguards over 180 children from potential abuse

A specialist police unit tackling child abuse and exploitation across the south east has helped safeguard 181 at-risk children in the last 12 months. The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) manages the threat of child sexual exploitation and cybercrime – among other crime – across the region and works closely alongside police...

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...