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R v DAHIR, ADEN, ABUKAR & ABOKAR

Gang guilty over £600,000 phone scam against pensioners

Mohamed Dahir, 23, Sakaria Aden, 22, and Yasser Abukar, 24, were found guilty of conspiring to commit fraud. Mohammed Sharif Abokar, 28, was convicted at the Old Bailey of converting criminal property. All four are from north London.

The Metropolitan Police said the fraud was uncovered after a separate terrorist investigation found payments in a bank account used by someone who later travelled to Syria.

Pretending to be police officers, the fraudsters would phone an elderly person's home and lie to them that their bank account was being defrauded and they should call 999 or their bank's fraud department. What the victim didn't realise was that the fraudsters stayed on the line after they hung up. The elderly people who thought they were reporting crime were in fact speaking to the criminals.

The pensioners were instructed to go to their banks and withdraw or move thousands of pounds of their savings.

The FTS Cell Site Analysis team provided key evidence and testimony in court to assist in the verdict for the prosecution. FTS continue to provide the highest quality analysis available to the UK Law Enforcment

Read more on the BBC: Click Here

Operation Yena

JAILED: Gang that 'gratuitously' pistol-whipped female staff during town centre Post Office robbery

A GANG of five have been given long jail sentences for a 'carefully planned' Croydon town centre Post Office robbery where two female staff were pistol-whipped in an act of "gratuitous violence".

The gang raided the branch in High Street on May 26 this year, shortly after 9am. One of the men, Gary Katabarwa brandished a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun which he used to pistol-whip the two women, as a form of crowd-control.

Katabarwa and Shane Perry leapt over counters in the store and gathered around £15,000 in cash and foreign exchange notes into a black rucksack, while Dwayne Ramsey donned a balaclava helmet and acted as "doorman". Two others, Shane Perry's cousin Reece Perry and Herbert Kulsumu each waited in separate getaway cars in nearby Scarbrook Road.

But undercover police swooped on the gang as they left the scene because Reece Perry had been under covert surveillance in the weeks leading up to the raid. All five were given long jail terms at the Old Bailey yesterday, with Shane Perry and Dwayne Ramsey both judged dangerous enough to the public to receive life sentences.

The FTS Cell Site Analysis team provided key evidence and testimony in court to assist in the verdict for the prosecution. FTS continue to provide the highest quality analysis available to the UK Law Enforcment

Read more on the local news outlett Click Here

Operation Laverstoke

Man guilty of killing unborn baby by kicking mum's stomach

A man has been found guilty of killing his unborn baby by stamping on the stomach of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Malorie Bantala, 22, was ambushed outside her Peckham home by Kevin Wilson, 22, and a teenager on 15 June. She suffered life-threatening internal bleeding and a fractured hand. The baby boy was delivered stillborn.

Wilson of Longfield Estate, Bermondsey, and his 17-year-old accomplice were both convicted of child destruction and causing grievous bodily harm.

Their actions were described as "incomprehensibly evil" by Malcolm McHaffie of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Miss Bantala, who was 32 weeks pregnant, had been buying decorations for her baby shower before the attack. As she approached, Wilson - a teaching assistant - and his accomplice emerged from the bushes outside her flat, where they had been lying in wait with their faces hidden in crash helmets.

The FTS Cell Site Analysis team provided key evidence and testimony in court to assist in the verdict for the prosecution. FTS continue to provide the highest quality analysis available to the UK Law Enforcment

Read more on BBC news website Click Here

Operation Pagan

FTS assist the RSPCA in dismantling £100million Puppy Farm

Crucial evidence provided by FTS Ltd has assisted the RPSCA in obtaining the maximum sentence for animal cruelty alongside a large fine for cruel gangs involved in smuggling puppies.

Chief Inspector Ian Briggs said: "The gangs pretend to be legitimate breeders but they are hiding the fact they are turning over hundreds of dogs as quickly as possible with no regard for the animals' welfare"

Peter Jones, Julian King and his sister Grace Banks, all from Greater Manchester, were caught after a five-year investigation by the RSPCA - thought to be the biggest ever probe of it's type.

To read more please visit the story on the Mirror's website: Click Here

Operation Render

Cell Site Analysis Vital in Conviction of Gangland Murder

Commissioned by Police Scotland; Cell Site Analysis evidence presented by FTS Engineer Dominic Kirsten formed a key part of the prosecution case in the trial of William Paterson at the High Court in Glasgow. William Paterson had denied shooting Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll on the afternoon of 13th January 2010 in an ASDA car park in the Robroyston area of the city.

Mr Kirsten gave vital telecommunications expert evidence in the trial over 2 days in May 2015 explaining how cell site analysis showed a suspect “dirty” mobile phone was in the area of the shooting at the time of the incident and subsequently moved, consistent with travelling to an area where a firearm was later recovered. Although the accused denied ownership of this dirty mobile phone, further evidence was presented to support the attribution, based on co-location and a similar pattern of movement with William Paterson’s accepted mobile phone over a two week period prior to the murder.

After less than a day of deliberation, the jury returned a guilty verdict of murder and William Paterson was sentenced to serve a minimum of 22 years in jail.

Read more on the BBC: Click Here

And a further BBC article: Click Here

Commendation from Durham Constabulary

John Tarpey, one of FTS's primary cellsite experts located in Warrington is to receive a commendation for his efforts in Operation Sorrento, the missing from home investigation which quickly turned into one of the most thorough murder investigations seen in Durham Constabulary and wider.

John will be personally receiving the awards at a formal presentation organised by Durham Constabulary for his excellent and precise work conducted.

Our cellsite team are renowned throughout the United Kingdom for their accuracy and detailed work.

Please feel free to get into touch with our teams at FTS in the effort to assist your investigation.





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