Category: News

CSAS analysis integral to crash-for-cash fraud prosecution

Car damamged in a crash

Hardeep Dehal, a serving Metropolitan Police officer, has been found guilty of planning to fraudulently claim £18,415 in a staged crash-for-cash with a Tesco delivery van. He was sentenced to 30 months’ immediate custody at Southwark Crown Court on 24 July 2019. Tesco delivery driver Raiyaan Anwar also admitted the offence, which took place on… Read more »

Cell site analysis leads Cambridgeshire Police to drug dealers

Cocaine seized by Cambridgeshire Police

Two men have been jailed after police found hundreds of wraps of heroin and £10,000 in a child’s pram after raiding a Peterborough property. The stash was found at the home of Serkan Mengene after armed police officers stopped him and fellow drug dealer Ryan Gerald as they made their way back to the city… Read more »

Forensic Analytics joins the Vivace consortium

We are pleased to have accepted an invitation to become members of Vivace – an exclusive consortium of technical companies who are ‘providing innovative, agile and flexible solutions to problems in the communications data space’. Over the coming months, we will be offering our knowledge, experience and expertise to help the Consortium in its mission… Read more »

CSAS RF Survey v1.4.0 brings unrivalled functionality

Cell Site Tower

CSAS RF Survey v1.4.0 is now available. This is a major release bringing extra functionality and support for additional survey data types. Highlights of this release include: • Confirming our status as a QRC Authorised Integrator, we can announce support for QRC survey data from their ICS device. Now 2G, 3G and 4G data can… Read more »

CSAS and RF Survey evidence supports knife crime conviction

Knife Crime

Karim Morris, who stabbed a 27-year-old man in the back and neck in Nottingham city centre before getting into a car and driving off, has been jailed for nine years. The victim suffered two stab wounds to his back – one puncturing a lung – and another to the back of his neck. He received… Read more »

UK Cellular Frequency Allocations

Cell tower

We’ve updated our Cellular Spectrum Guide – the latest issue is v10.0 for Q2 2019. There have been a few significant changes in the last quarter including 5G and 900MHz spectrum swaps. 5GEE have launched their 5G service and the initial 5G cells have been deployed using a 40MHz channel in the 3400-3600MHz (N78) band…. Read more »

How CSAS helped to identify and convict a gang who defrauded pensioners

Elderly man on the phone

According to the National Crime Agency, fraud remains the most commonly experienced crime in the UK, with an estimated annual overall cost of £190 billion. West Yorkshire and Humberside Police used CSAS to assist in the investigation of a conspiracy to defraud six elderly victims out of £39,500. A team of six suspects travelled to… Read more »

UCL MSc Crime & Forensic Science research into Radio Frequency Surveys

UCL Crime Science

Digital forensics is a multifaceted and constantly evolving discipline that benefits from open research and shared knowledge, so we were delighted to be asked to be involved in some ground-breaking research conducted by Abigayil Hopkins-Flanagan as part of her MSc Crime and Forensic Science programme at University College London’s (UCL) Centre for the Forensic Sciences…. Read more »

National Crime Agency publishes strategic assessment of Serious & Organised Crime

NCA NSA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has launched a comprehensive study of what it describes as ‘the deadliest threat facing the nation’ – Serious and Organised Crime (SOC). Its National Strategic Assessment (NSA) highlights the growth of child abuse, modern slavery, ‘County Lines’ drug supply and financial fraud. It estimates that SOC involves at least 181,000… Read more »