The North East Regional Fraud Team, part of the North East Region Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) were recognised for their efforts and innovation at the Serious and Organised Crime Conference this year and received a Highly commended trophy in the prestigious Keith Hughes Awards.
Cleveland-based organised criminal sentenced to 8 years in prison for his involvement in conspiracy to supply controlled drugs with West Yorkshire criminals
SIX MEN CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT FRAUD ACROSS THE UK
The North East Regional Special Operation Unit have been involved in a day of action to disrupt the sale of IP TV boxes which have been illegally modified to stream pirated channels which include movies and sports.
A man has been sentenced for his part in a series of vishing fraud offences. Puspinder SINGH from Fenham,
A former finance director who took almost £8m from Duncan Bannatyne’s gym business has been ordered to pay almost £500,000 in compensation.
Four men from Manchester have been sentenced after a series of robberies across the country.
On the evening of Thu 28 Jan 16 officers from the North East Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) carried out a large scale drugs operation in the North Tyneside area...
A man has been sentenced for his part in a series of vishing fraud offences.
Online Crime is Coming to Town; victims of online shopping fraud lost £16 million to cyber crooks last Christmas
As a result of an investigation by the North East Regional Specialist Operations Unit, Ferguson, Stuart and Wilson were convicted on Friday 6th November 2015 at Newcastle Crown Court
On Monday 28th September 2015 officers from NERSOU supported Cleveland Police and the National Crime Agency (NCA) with the arrest of 5 people. Alan GEE has been was charged on 19th October with conspiring to supply a controlled drug, namely heroin between 09/04/2015 and the 28/09/2015.
Today Christopher Watson, aged 46 from Cleveland Avenue in Darlington has been sentenced for defrauding Bannatyne’s Fitness Ltd of nearly 8 million pounds from July 2008 to July 2014.
The Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU) Fraud Team keep up the pressure on fraudsters in South Shields with a further male being charged with money laundering yesterday.
With the impending launch of the North East CiSP (Cyber-security Information Sharing Platform) in December, local business' are invited to express their interest...
Get safe online together with Police forces, partners, other supporters, many other organisations and the media get behind the event to help protect the public and small businesses to stay safe online.With the impending launch of the North East CiSP (Cyber-security Information Sharing Platform) in December, local business' are invited to express their interest...
Operation GUNNEL Update. Further Charges for Money Laundering.
Operation Scorpion was a reactive investigation by the NERSOU Operation Bombay team into the theft of large quantities of cigarettes from vehicles targeted specifically on the car parks of Cash and Carry Stores across the North of England. On Monday 28th September 2015, 5 men were sentenced as part of the operation.
Op. TARTAR was a reactive investigation into the theft of high value plant machinery in and around Cleveland and Durham. On 9th September, Charles Tyers, Robert Mason, Lee Harris and Tony Hilton all pleaded guilty to the charge at Teesside Crown Court
Officers from the Regional Cyber Crime Team have this week targeted registrants of hacking group Lizard Squad’s Lizard Stresser tool; software that allowed users to pay to take websites offline for up to eight hours at a time.
On Monday 8th June 2015 two males were stopped by police in a vehicle driving on the A19 just outside of Middlesbrough, Cleveland. When searched the vehicle was found to contain a significant quantity of controlled drugs, namely heroin.
A twenty three year old Asian male from South Shields has appeared in court today after being charged with money laundering offences following his arrest by Fraud Team officers from the North East Regional Special Operations Unit yesterday morning. The male was also in the country illegally after his visa expired and police had been working with North East Immigration team over locating and arresting him.
Mr Watson who was initially arrested in Nov 14 has since been charged with 7 fraud related offences with a value totalling £7,974,221.68.
Three men, aged 30, 36 and 19 and a 55-year-old woman, all from Slovakia, were arrested on suspicion of trafficking people into the UK for exploitation.
Following an arrest a suspect in relation to operation Gunnel has pleaded guilty at court.
The identification and relentless disruption of Organised Crime Groups harming North East Communities
To protect the communities of Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria from Serious and Organised Crime
To pursue criminals lawfully and relentlessly in accordance with the police code of ethics
The North East Regional Fraud Team were recognised for their efforts and innovation at the Serious and Organised Crime Conference this year.
Between the 2/6/2014 – 15/12/14 a series of Courier Fraud offences occurred across the UK, including the North East of England, in which 43 victims were defrauded of over £100,000.
A man from east Durham is to appear before local magistrates charged with committing denial of service attacks against various websites, including that of Durham Constabulary.
Click here to see a gallery of all the criminals that have been arrested and imprisoned by NERSOU.
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