Category Archives: National Security

MOD To Develop Cutting-Edge Laser And Radio Frequency Weapons

The state-of-the-art weapons systems, known as Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), are powered solely by electricity and operate without ammunition. The systems could be fuelled by a vehicle’s engine or a generator, significantly reducing their operating costs and providing unprecedented flexibility on the frontline. In a Prior Information Notice (PIN) published this week, the MOD announced it is seeking to develop

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MOD Confirms That Chinooks To Stay In Mali To Help In Fight Against Violent Extremism

Three Chinook helicopters and almost 100 service personnel have been deployed to the French-led operation in Mali since 2018. On a visit to Northwood Headquarters in North London, the Prime Minister announced that UK forces would be staying in the region. The UK’s helicopters bring a unique logistical capability to the operation, allowing French ground forces to operate more effectively

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Man Who Threatened To Kill MP Had Also Plotted To Kill A Detective Who Was Investigating Him Over Child Sex Offences

Further disturbing details have emerged in the case of Jack Renshaw after reporting restrictions on his case were lifted yesterday. Lancashire police have revealed that on the second day of a four-week trial at the Old Bailey in July 2018, 23-year-old Renshaw from Skelmersdale shocked jurors by pleading guilty to threatening to kill a police officer who was investigating him

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Met Police Release Statement Regarding National Security Council Disclosure

The Metropolitan Police has released a statement after the alleged leak of sensitive information following a National Security Council meeting. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the head of the Met’s Specialist Operations, said: “I have spoken to the Cabinet Office regarding the nature of the material that was discussed in the National Security Council. “This material was used to inform a

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Plane Passenger With £1.5M In Baggage Ordered To Give It Up

A convicted money launderer who tried to fly to Dubai with £1.5m in his suitcases has been ordered to hand over the money permanently. Mohamed Imran Khan Sathar Khan, 35, was jailed for three years and nine months last September after admitting two counts of money laundering. On 29 August 2018 he checked four suitcases in at Stansted Airport –

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Police Appeal For footage Of The Terrorist Attacks In Sri Lanka

Police are today (Tuesday, 23 April) appealing for people who have returned to the UK from Sri Lanka to share with them any footage or images they have captured of the terrorist attacks on 21 April in Sri Lanka. Acting Commander Alexis Boon, of the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command, said:  “We are specifically looking for images and footage taken

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IS Bride Shamima Begum ‘Given Legal Aid’ For Citizenship Fight

The BBC is reporting that IS bride and sympathiser Shamima Begum has been granted legal aid in order to fight the UK Governments decision to strip her of her citizenship. The 19-year-old was stripped of her citizenship in February this year after she was found in a Syrian refugee camp having travelled across Europe to join the barbaric IS in

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Corrupt Immigration Officer Jailed For Extortion

A corrupt immigration officer has been jailed for three years and nine months for attempting to extort money from an Indian national who was due to be removed from the UK. Jaspreet Kaur, 41 from Romford, was imprisoned today (Thursday 11 April) at Southwark Crown Court after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing. She demanded £2,500 from a potential returnee

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Justice Committee Calls Governments Approach To Prison Funding ‘Inefficient, Ineffective’ & ‘Unsustainable’

The Justice Committee has published a scathing report on the Governments approach to the short and medium term funding of prisons. It said: ‘The Government’s current approach to prison funding to accommodate growing population forecasts is inefficient, ineffective, and unsustainable in the medium or long-term, says the Justice Committee in a major new report published today’. At a time when

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BREAKING NEWS: British Transport Police Investigating Two Devices Left On Railway Lines

Detectives from the British Transport Police (BTP) are currently investigating two malicious obstructions which occurred on the railway near Yaxley, Cambridgeshire on 21 March and at Netherfield, Nottinghamshire on 27 March. In both incidents, railway workers from Network Rail had identified devices on the rail tracks which were intended to cause disruption to railway services. A statement released by the

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