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The National Crime Agency (NCA) is a national law enforcement agency in the United Kingdom which replaced the Serious Organised Crime Agency. It became fully operational on 7 October 2013 and is a non-ministerial government department. The NCA includes the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre as an individual command, and parts of the National Policing Improvement Agency. Some of the responsibilities of the UK Border Agency relating to border policing also became part of the NCA.


Like its predecessor SOCA, the NCA has been dubbed the "British FBI" by the media. The NCA Director-General, Chief Constable Keith Bristow, has the power to direct other police chiefs to concentrate their resources where necessary, effectively making him the most senior police officer in the country.


The NCA has over 4,500 officers, and an annual budget of £494 million.

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The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has said it would "review" material provided by MEP David Casa about what he termed as "evidence of systemic money-laundering" at Malta-based Pilatus Bank. In a letter to the NCA sent days before the arrest of Pilatus Bank's owner Seyed Ali Sadr ... Crime
Last month the National Crime Agency reported a 35% annual rise in the number of suspected slavery victims found in the UK, with more than 5,000 people referred to the government mechanism that supports them in 2017. Labour exploitation, rather than sexual exploitation, was the most common type ... modern slavery

We've welcomed a National Crime Agency report that highlights the fight against modern slavery and the efforts taken to identify and protect potential victims. The report, released today, confirmed 27 individuals who were potentially victims of human trafficking or slavery were identified in our area in 2017. Police
British children are being forced into modern slavery in the UK as more potential victims are reported than ever before. A total of 5,145 potential victims were referred into the system last year, an increase of 35 per cent on the year before, and the National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the number ... children slavery
British children who have been exploited by organised crime gangs are behind a huge rise in slavery and trafficking to be announced tomorrow. The National Crime Agency (NCA) is set to reveal that, for the first time, Britons are the largest nationality recorded in the national referral mechanism, a system ... UK

The five men, currently aged between 25 and 28, made more than £800,000 ($1.1 million) through sales of Ecstasy, Ketamine, LSD, Valium, and other drugs on the dark web while students at Manchester University, according to the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA). They splashed their cash on ...
Det Con Patrick Prescott said: "We've been working with a criminal profiler at the National Crime Agency to examine and risk-assess the offender's behaviour and are continuing to progress numerous lines of inquiry. "Thorough analysis of the communications has been carried out and the possibility the ...
ARMED police working with the National Crime Agency broke down the doors of a house just yards from Wiltshire Police headquarters as part of a drug bust which netted a kilo of heroin and a four kilos of cannabis. People living in the shared accommodation in London Road were astonished when scores ...
The Home Affairs committee chairwoman called for the National Crime Agency to scrutinize the 14 deaths in light of reports that U.S. intelligence officials believe they may be linked to Russia — even though British police have not reached the same conclusion in most cases. "No attempt on an innocent life ...
But over the past two decades, British banks and property have grown into one of the world's largest clearinghouses for dirty money, with some £90 billion being laundered last year, according to Britain's National Crime Agency. Anti-corruption activists in countries such as Syria and Nigeria have unearthed ...
Whilst the rest of the UK has been feeling the cold, the National Crime Agency (“NCA”) has turned up the heat on a Politically Exposed Person (“PEP”). On 28 February 2018 the NCA announced that they had secured two unexplained wealth orders (“UWOs”), the first to be granted under the new powers ...
Six people have been arrested in connection with child sex abuse in Rotherham. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said five men from Rotherham and Sheffield were arrested on suspicion of raping and indecently assaulting two girls under the age of 16. A 53-year-old woman from Rotherham was also ...
New powers are being used to investigate whether British properties worth £22m were paid for legally by an unnamed “politically exposed person”. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been granted two unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) for the first time, to look into a house and offices in London and ...
THE Rotherham abuse inquiry needs 100 more officers to probe the unprecedented scale of abuse, the head of the operation has said. Over 1,500 potential victims and 110 suspects have been identified by the National Crime Agency in the UK's biggest ever investigation into child sexual exploitation.
... in the first official increase in the figure since the scandal erupted four years ago. The National Crime Agency (NCA) detectives revealed the updated figure on Tuesday in a briefing on Operation Stovewood, the investigation into child sexual exploitation over a 16-year period in the South Yorkshire town.

He then blackmailed them into sending him "increasingly sickening images -- whose poses he directed -- by threatening to send the original pictures to their family, friends, employers and school pals," according to the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA). Read More. By the time he was arrested, Falder had ...
Conviction of 'hurtcore' paedophile Matthew Falder a watershed, says National Crime Agency. Cambridge University graduate, used his "evilmind" and "666devil" .... And he is not alone, investigators at the National Crime Agency (NCA) warned. Will Kerr, NCA director of vulnerabilities, said police are ...
The National Crime Agency is “closely monitoring” allegations of abuse by Oxfam staff and other aid agencies amid government warnings about public funding. Sexual offences committed outside the UK can be investigated by the agency, which is to meet with the International Development Secretary on ...
The international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, is to meet investigators from the National Crime Agency to discuss the Oxfam sexual misconduct scandal. Speaking at a child protection summit in Stockholm, Mordaunt said she would attend an appointment with the NCA after meetings with charity ...
After the alleged poisoning, an urgent question on Government policy on Russia was put forward in the House of Commons. During the debate, Yvette Cooper MP demanded the National Crime Agency (NCA) review investigations into 14 deaths which she said “have not been treated as suspicious by the ...
A spokesman for National Crime Agency has issued the following statement: "On the evening of Wednesday 28 March, NCA and Hertfordshire Police officers arrested an 18-year-old man in the Abbots Langley area on suspicion of making malicious communications relating to the threatening ... Police
Deputy Chief Constable of Essex Police Matthew Horne committed misconduct by hurling a stress ball at a colleague's throat. He swore at one officer, pushed another against a desk and later threw the rubber stress ball at him. Mr Horne is currently deputy head of operations at the National Crime Agency. Police
A deputy chief constable who hurled a stress ball at a colleague has been found guilty of misconduct. Essex Police's Deputy Chief Constable Matthew Horne was accused of breaching police standards during a period between 2015 and 2016. All of the allegations were denied by Horne, who has been on secondment to ... Police
Would you be able to spot victims of slavery working an illegal cannabis farm run in a house on your street? The 'Invisible People' exhibit is part of a campaign by the National Crime Agency challenging people to notice the tell-tale signs which indicate human trafficking. They teamed up with photographer ... Police
But the National Crime Agency estimated that the number of victims was far greater, with tens of thousands of people living in conditions of slavery in the UK. Simon Blackburn, a councillor and chair of the Local Government Association's (LGA) safer and stronger communities board, warned that residents ... Police
A professional standards board hearing into the period between 2015 and 2016 started in Chelmsford on Monday. All of the allegations have been denied by Mr Horne, who has been on secondment to the National Crime Agency. Stephen Morley, for Essex Police, told how Mr Horne allegedly confronted ... Police
Firms such as Facebook and Google should be more “proactive” in identifying online sex abuse directed at children and fund efforts to reduce the scale of the crime, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). Its director general Lynne Owens, accused tech giants of not working closely enough with law ... Police
Indian-Origin Teen Jailed for Trying to Order Car Bomb to Kill Father in UK. Gurtej Singh Randhawa was arrested in May last year after undercover officers from the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) replaced a car bomb he ordered online with a harmless dummy device before it was delivered. PTI. Police
Now the National Crime Agency (NCA) is hoping to make people here think about the every day slavery that could be going on right under our noses. They have teamed up with charities and a team of photographers to bring their 'Invisible People' exhibition to Belfast as part of a UK tour. Slavery was ... Police
Widespread use of cheap car washes, nail bars and other low-cost services is fuelling modern slavery in Britain, the UK's law enforcement agency has warned. Will Kerr, director of vulnerabilities at the National Crime Agency (NCA), told The Independent that a tendency to opt for low-price goods and ... Police
"The National Crime Agency has asked the Home Office for additional investigators and detectives and their request has been assessed by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies. "We wait to see whether the Government will agree to the request. The current costs are £6.9 million per annum so these ... Police
Multiple efforts in the UK to create a coherent national agency to combat organised crime have failed because of institutional wrangling and a lack of strategic focus. The National Crime Agency is faring better than its predecessors, but faces challenges in the form of budgets, Brexit, its remit in financial and ... Police
Although the force previously confirmed Mr Horne was accused of physical and verbal abuse, full details of the case have only now emerged. A police misconduct hearing into the allegations against Mr Horne, who has been on secondment to the National Crime Agency, will be held later in January. Police
Offenders with tendencies towards raping strangers and sexual or motiveless murder are drawn to identify victims via apps, Sean Sutton, of the National Crime Agency (NCA) serious crimes analysis section, said. He has studied the behaviour of serial sex offenders and murderers for nearly 20 years. Police
National Crime Agency's most wanted criminals in the UK. The National Crime Agency's most wanted includes a man accused of raping a seven-year-old girl and another accused of murder. 02:38, UK, Sunday 24 December 2017. Between 2004 and 2006, Philippou was involved in conspiracies where he and his co-. Police
Chappell pleaded guilty to another count of conspiring with Yarden Bidani to do unauthorised acts with intent to impair the operation of computers, namely DDoS attacks on targets including NatWest Online Banking, Pornhub, Netflix, the National Crime Agency, Virgin Media and the BBC. He also admitted ... Police
Photos from the Invisible People exhibition. Picture National Crime Agency. 'Invisible People' is part of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) campaign to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking across the country. Slavery was abolished in the UK in 1807 but more than 200 years on it still ... Police
Koutoujian, who used to work in the prosecutor's office, said he saw firsthand "too many victims of child exploitation." Over 360 children were trafficked for purposes of sexual exploitation in 2016, according to the National Crime Agency. The Crimes Against Children Research Center reports that one in five ... Police
Nearly 200 suspected paedophiles were arrested in one week, investigators have said, as they warned of a rise in the use of live streaming to sexually abuse children. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said a UK-wide operation in October had saved 245 children from harm and 192 people were detained. Police
A new body is to be created within the National Crime Agency (NCA) to co-ordinate the response to economic crime in the UK. Developments in 2018 will show whether the SFO is being brought under the control of the NCA or whether the SFO will retain primacy in dealing with complex fraud matters. Police
He is one of dozens being hunted by the National Crime Agency, alongside police forces around the country. Their list also includes a man called Fatah Benlaredj who is wanted for the rape of a seven-year-old girl. Another man is accused of two murders. Kevin Thomas Parle, from Liverpool, is wanted in ... Police
Chappell pleaded guilty to another count of conspiring with Yarden Bidani to do unauthorised acts with intent to impair the operation of computers, namely DDoS attacks on targets including NatWest Online Banking, Pornhub, Netflix, the National Crime Agency, Virgin Media and the BBC. He also admitted ... Police
ISLAMABAD - The National Crime Agency , UK, has shared documentary details regarding the Sharif family's Avenfield property with a team of the National Accountability Bureau during its stay there, reliable sources told The Nation. The two-member NAB team returned to Pakistan from the United Kingdom ... Police
Koutoujian, who used to work in the prosecutor's office, said he saw firsthand "too many victims of child exploitation." Over 360 children were trafficked for purposes of sexual exploitation in 2016, according to the National Crime Agency. The Crimes Against Children Research Center reports that one in five ... Police
Tower Hamlets council said this weekend that it had passed the latest corruption allegations to the National Crime Agency. “We are waiting to hear the outcome,” it said in a statement. The events leading up to the bonfire night recording began in June 2015 when FEC's first attempt to secure planning ... Police
The National Crime Agency has warned children need to be educated on the risks associated with streaming sites. It comes after almost 200 suspected paedophiles were arrested in one week in a UK-wide operation. These 192 arrests, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said, had saved 245 children from ... Police
In the years since he left prison Terry Adams swore he was penniless, despite being spotted dining at top restaurants, attending the opera and signing up for lavish spa memberships. But when a judge threatened to put him back behind bars if he did not pay off his proceeds of crime the former gangster ... Police
A major operation involving Police Scotland, the National Crime Agency, the Home Office, HMRC, Border Force and the Department for Work and Pensions found a series of bogus companies had been established in the neighbourhood to facilitate and provide cover for the fraudulent scheme. The Home ... Police


 

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