Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

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Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Tim Farron visits Polish centre defaced by racists

by Steve Beasant on 1 July, 2016

Tim Farron and Caroline Pidgeon visited the Polish centre in London today to show solidarity with the Polish community and to make clear that xenophobic attacks it suffered recently will not be tolerated. The attack on the Polish Social and Cultural Association in Hammersmith was just one of numerous racist and xenophobic incidents reported in the […]

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Norman Lamb, the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Health, yesterday argued for a change in the law which would prohibit the use of Tasers in psychiatric wards and end the use of police cells to detain adults under Sections 135/136 of the Mental Health Act. The proposals were part of a raft of amendments to the […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West Greg Mulholland has written to Secretary of State for Justice, Michael Gove MP, to ask why no announcement was eventually included in the Queen’s Speech on measures to tackle criminal driving. Following reports that ministers were due to announce measures in the Queen’s Speech to lengthen sentences for […]

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Commenting on the publication of the Investigatory Powers Bill Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Home Affairs said: “The Bill still has no section on privacy, no meaningful independent judicial oversight, and no clarity on whether British businesses, just like Apple in the US, would be forced to break the encryption they use to protect their […]

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The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team is warning people to beware of fraudsters that turn up on your doorstep and ask for your signature.  The Proactive Intelligence Team debriefs convicted offenders to identify emerging trends and have found that your signature is one part of a puzzle that the fraudsters are putting […]

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An EU database of criminal records is set to be extended to include non-EU citizens, under plans announced on Tuesday 19th January by the European Commission. The European Criminal Records System (ECRIS) was set up in 2012 to make it easier for national authorities to exchange information about previous criminal convictions. Each year around 288,000 […]

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The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning people of the dangers of “Recovery Room” fraudsters targeting former victims of timeshare fraud. Recovery Room fraud is a method where scammers contact victims of previous frauds (often by cold calling) and claim to be able to recover previously lost funds. In July 2014 the Financial Services […]

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Is public Wi-Fi as safe as you think?

by Steve Beasant on 10 January, 2016

Public Wi-Fi is something that most of us in the UK are reliant on and there is now thought to be 269,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK compared with the 202,944 that were available in 2014. However there is a lack of awareness about cyber hacking and how cyber criminals use public Wi-Fi as a […]

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Are your doing enough to protect your cycle?

by Steve Beasant on 8 January, 2016

Lock your cycles with a decent lock to keep them out of the clutches of criminals. Humberside Police are urging people to secure their cycles with decent locks to avoid the chance of them being targeted by thieves. In the vast amount of cases cycles stolen in the force area are taken when they are […]

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Why not make a New Year’s Resolution that keeps your new Christmas presents and New Year Sales purchases safe? Officers are urging people to get new gifts receive over Christmas registered for free on the property logging website www.Immobilise.com. The crime prevention step will mean if new property is lost or stolen it can be […]

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