Cases

Notable cases where evidence from cell site and communications data analysis by our CSAS or CDAN software, or expert testimony from our staff, helped police to secure a conviction. Read and download a detailed case study from a county lines operation that resulted in 28 defendants being sentenced to a collective total of over 193 years in prison.

Group of eight sentenced for ‘boiler room’ fraud

Operation Vouch

A group of fraudsters from the East of England who conned more than 50 people out of millions of pounds were today (26 April 2019) sentenced to a combined total of 21 years in prison at Southwark Crown Court. The group ran a ‘boiler room’ scam from 2014 to 2016, convincing elderly and vulnerable people… Read more »

CSAS software used in Operation Painter

24 Hours in Police Custody

In May 2018, taxi driver Shipu Ahmed from Luton was convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman in 2007. His DNA profile was traced during Operation Painter, which linked him to the two unsolved cases. Ahmed was sentenced to 22 years in prison. Operation Painter, led by Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Lay… Read more »

Cell site analysis pivotal in retrial of Fiona Onasanya MP

Fiona Onasanya

Update: 29 January 2019 Following her conviction, Fiona Onasanya MP was today sentenced at the Old Bailey to three months in prison. Her brother Festus was jailed for 10 months for his involvement, after pleading guilty. Mr Justice Stuart-Smith told Onasanya: “You have not simply let yourself down, you have let down those who look to… Read more »

Notts Police use RF survey evidence in Lyrico Steede murder trial

Lyrico Steede

Update: 25 January 2019  The judge, Mr Justice Lavender, imposed life sentences for murder on Kasharn Campbell (19) and Christian Jameson (18). Remmell Miller-Campbell (18) received a nine year sentence for manslaughter. A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, who cannot be identified, were sentenced to seven and a half years and six years respectively… Read more »

CSAS analysis helps to secure murder conviction

Tina Cantello

A cocaine addict who murdered a debt collector ‘to fund a drugs purchase’ when she visited him to collect some money has been jailed for life. Geoffrey Hutton, 38, killed 49-year-old Tina Cantello (pictured left) at his home in Langdon Hills, Essex, in June. She was stabbed 30 times in the unprovoked attack. Although Hutton… Read more »

CSAS analysis helps to convict dangerous driver

Tauqir Khan

A company director has been sentenced to eight months in prison after lying to police in an attempt to dodge a number of speeding offences. Tauqir Khan, 47, of Devonport Gardens, Ilford, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after a three day trial at Inner London Crown Court.  He was sentenced on… Read more »

CDAN Indexer used to help shut down a county line

CDAN Indexer

CDAN Indexer, our automatic comms data and phone download solution, played a significant role in shutting down a county drug line earlier this month. Kent Police used CDAN Indexer to uncover a huge amount of previously buried intel that was then used in support of their application for DDTRO (Drug Device Telephone Restriction Order); the additional… Read more »

Case Study: CSAS

CSAS Case Study

Find out how CSAS played a vital role in the processing and presentation of communications data during a complex police investigation involving widespread conspiracies worth millions of pounds to supply class A drugs (cocaine, heroin and MDMA) and Class B drugs (cannabis and ketamine). The police force concerned has seen a decline in the number of heroin-related deaths since… Read more »

CSAS software helps Essex Police convict seven men

Essex Police

Seven men who carried out violent break-ins in Essex have been jailed for a combined total of 127 years after a month-long trial at Basildon Crown Court. The gang carried out two vicious attacks in September 2017. During the first, they forced their way into the home of an elderly man and assaulted him with… Read more »

CSAS pivotal in identification and conviction of fraud gang

Elderly man on the phone

A gang of nine men who conned pensioners aged between 70 and 94 out of their life savings in a phone scam were sentenced to a combined total of more than 31 years in prison for their parts in a heartless and elaborate fraud. The men, operating as a team, travelled from Birmingham and London… Read more »