National Crime Agency

Expect More Stories Of Slavery - And Demand More Victim Support

Will Bordell | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK
Will Bordell

The lesson we must learn is that policing and prosecutions are only half the story. As more and more victims emerge, we will have to do better - and sooner, rather than later. If not, victims will become vulnerable to traffickers all over again and, what's more, they'll be less inclined to testify in court. Rescue and release is not a strategy. It's an outrage.

The Church Can Be The 'Eyes And Ears' That Spot Modern Slavery

Philippa Rowen | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Philippa Rowen

The Church of England, with a presence in every parish, is uniquely placed to be those eyes and ears, and to spread this message further. We believe that the tools to end modern slavery already exist within the local community, and that the Church has a primary responsibility in leading these efforts.

Chief Suspect In Chloe Ayling Kidnapping Claims He Did Not Knowingly Take Part

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

The chief suspect in the alleged kidnap of a British model in Milan has said he did not knowingly take part in any crime. Lukasz Pawel Herba says his ...

Deadly Drug, 50 Times More Potent Than Heroin, Linked To 60 Deaths In Britain

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK

Sixty drug deaths in Britain in eight months have been linked to a highly toxic opioid that has ravaged North America, police are warning. The Nationa...

Middle Class Kids At Risk Of Being Exploited By Gangs To Be Drug Runners

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK

Middle class children are at risk of being groomed to sell drugs by criminal gangs, a parliamentary report has warned. Police believe gangs’ use of ...

Blackmail Fears After 'Sustained' Bid To Break Into MPs' Email Accounts

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK

Blackmail fears have been raised after a cyber attack on Parliament. Hackers hit the Westminster network with a “sustained and determined” bid to ...

Cyber Criminals Will Start Holding Our Fitness Trackers To Ransom

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

Smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, TVs and fitness trackers are now all at risk of being held to ransom by cyber criminals. With almost every device ...

Police Dig Up Gardens At Two Swindon Homes Linked To Double Murderer

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK

Specialist police officers have begun excavation work at what is believed to be the former home of double murderer Christopher Halliwell, as well as s...

Criminal Investigation Underway After Battery Found In Co-Op Chocolate Rabbit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK

Thousands of chocolate bunny rabbits are being recalled by the Co-op after an alleged tampering incident saw a battery found inside one of the figures...

Cybercriminals Are 'Outpacing The UK's Collective Response'

Press Association | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech

Cybercriminals are scaling their technical capabilities so quickly that UK law enforcement and businesses can’t keep up, the National Crime Agency (...

Is This 'People Smuggler Mastermind' The Same Man In Police Hunt Photos?

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK

Britain’s National Crime Agency is working with its partners following claims that the wrong person was caught in an operation said to have seized o...

National Crime Agency Warns Of Impending Cyber Attacks On UK Bank Accounts

PA | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Tech

Britain's top crime agency has warned internet users to protect themselves against cyber attacks which have seen fraudsters steal millions from UK ban...

Hackers Lizard Squad Get Revenge By Knocking Out The National Crime Agency's Website

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech

The hacking collective known as Lizard Squad have taken down the National Crime Agency website in a revenge attack following the arrest of six individ...

British Police: Pre-election Scapegoats in Establishment Child Abuse Cover Up?

Chris Hobbs | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Chris Hobbs

Little wonder then, that just before a general election, it has been politically expedient to shine the 'cover up spotlight' on a battered, bruised and demoralised police service.

Mass Police Raids On UK Hackers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Tech

A suspected hacker from Britain has been arrested in connection with an alleged cyber attack on the United States Department of Defence (DoD) as part ...

Change Is Required If Online Offenders Are Going to Be Caught

Mark Williams-Thomas | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK
Mark Williams-Thomas

The Government has consistently reduced resources and funding to the police so much so that many online child sex offenders can now offend without the fear of getting caught. It is sadly the reality that up until now no senior police officer has been bold enough to say.

GCHQ Just Launched A Video Game To Try And Save The World

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Tech

British cyber spooks have created a new online game to find new recruits - and test the public's ability to deal with hacking attacks. Intelligence...

Child Sex-Trafficking From UK On The Rise

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

The number of UK-born children identified as being trafficked for sexual abuse more than doubled last year. Data released by the National Crime Age...

Tackling Trafficking on a Global Scale

Joanne Taylor | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
Joanne Taylor

The upsurge in human trafficking over recent years is one of the saddest and most serious aspects of the on-going globalisation of crime. Here we assess the scale of the problem and look at how technology can be employed to address it.

European Arrest Warrant 12th Birthday: Time to Reflect on Both Success and Reform

Baroness Ludford | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Baroness Ludford

At the European elections next May, voters will face a fundamental choice about what kind of country they want Britain to be. An inward, backward-looking country that pulls up the drawbridge on its allies in Europe and attempts to navigate the challenges of the 21st century alone. Or one that is willing to embrace international cooperation in the fight against organised crime and new threats such as cyber-attacks, human-trafficking and online fraud...

NCA Issue 'RansomWare' Warning

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has issued a warning alerting people to a mass 'ransomware' spam email. The email - which appears to be particularl...

Britain Gets Its 'FBI'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Britain's new FBI-style crime-fighting service goes live on Monday morning, targeting the countries 37,000 most serious organised criminals. The Na...

'Britain's FBI' Must Learn Hard Lessons From US Law Enforcement

The Conversation UK | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The NCA will be responsible for co-ordinating the fight against organised crime, which is estimated to cost between £20 and £40 billion a year in Britain. Predictably the NCA has become the latest agency to be hailed as "Britain's answer to the FBI".

Theresa May Announces New Inquiry Into Sexual Abuse At North Wales Care Home

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Politics

Theresa May has announced the head of the new National Crime Agency will lead a six month inquiry into both historic and new allegations of abuse at a...

Queen's Speech 2012: National Crime Agency To Be Created

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

A US-style National Crime Agency to tackle serious and organised crime and protect the UK's borders will be enshrined in laws unveiled by the Queen to...