North East Regional Special Operations Unit

Operation GUNNEL Update

News / Tue 06th, Oct

Further Charges For Money Laundering

Five people have been sentenced for more than 13 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to steal.

News / Mon 28th, Sep

5 men were sentenced as part of Operation Scorpion, which was an investigation into a large series of thefts from vehicles across the north of England during 2013 and 2014.

5 Arrested In Early Morning Raids

News / Mon 28th, Sep

On Monday 28th September 2015 officers from NERSOU supported Cleveland Police and the National Crime Agency (NCA) with the arrest of 5 people.

Male remanded in relation to Fraud and Money Laundering offences.

News / Wed 16th, Sep

On Wednesday morning Police arrested a male believed to be involved in laundering the proceeds of the frauds. The male was later charged with an offence of conspiring to defraud and a further charge of Money Laundering.

Project VIVARIUM - Lizard Stresser

News / Fri 28th, Aug

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.

Safe Online Gaming

News / Mon 20th, Jul

With the School Holidays now in full-flow, the North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit are supporting GETSAFEONLINE in their week-long campaign to promote safe online gaming.

South Shields Fraudster Charged

News / Thu 18th, Jun

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.

Middlesbrough Heroin Seizure

News / Mon 08th, Jun

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.

Bannatyne’s Fraudster Charged

News / Thu 04th, Jun

Christopher Paul WATSON 09/02/69, has today (4/6/15) been charged with 7 offences in relation to his criminal conduct conducted whilst employed as the Finance Director of Bannatynes Fitness Limited, Darlington between 24/07/2008 and 18/07/2014.

New NERSOU head appointed

News / Tue 02nd, Jun

Detective Superintendent Alan Veitch of Northumbria police has recently been appointed as the new head of NERSOU following a return to force by Detective Superintendent Tim Walker.

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