Paul Dixon, 23, of the Avenue, Seaham, pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to five offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 on the day his trial was due to start today.
Following a protracted covert investigation by officer’s from NERSOU a gang of drugs dealers who brought cocaine worth millions of pounds to Wearside have been jailed for a total of more than 54 years.
Through a joint operation between the NERSOU and the Metropolitan Police Service, a man who was previously a suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder case has been jailed for more than six years over a £4m drugs plot.
Three men have today been sentenced for fraud offences after targeting vulnerable people across the North East.
On the 17th March 2016 officers from NERSOU, City of London Police and Trading standards supported by the Federation against Copyright Theft (FACT) took part in a day of action.
Eight people have been arrested in Teesside as part of a large-scale UK-wide drug bust.
The arrests were part on an operation targeting the supply of Class A drugs into the Cleveland and Northumbria Force areas from areas including Liverpool.
A new crime-fighting facility is to be created for the North East Regional Crime Unit with the help of one million pounds in government funding, bringing together several law enforcement agencies under one roof.
Seven men have today been sentenced to nearly 40 years for drug offences after being uncovered by a specialist team of officers from across the region.
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.
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