Cambridge academic energy fraudster pocketed £1m of green grants

Dr Ehsan Abdi-Jalebi has been jailed for four years following a National Crime Agency investigation

Serious pollution incidents across England down 18%

The Environment Agency has stopped an average of more than two illegal waste sites every day in the last year

Crimestoppers calls on public for more help stopping energy theft

Energy theft across the country adds around £20 to the average household’s gas and power bills annually

Cyber-threats ‘to become more frequent and destructive’

Accenture suggests perpetrators are largely looking to disrupt business operations, make money or conduct espionage

‘More than a third of public unaware of energy theft dangers’

Knowledge about potential risks is particularly low between 18-24 year olds

Energy criminals get cuffed after almost 2,000 tip-offs

An anonymous tip-off service for the public to report energy crime received almost 2000 pieces of information in 2017. Crimestopper’s Stay Energy Safe initiative allows people to ring in and bring attention to issues such as electricity theft, meter tampering or dangerous wiring. It aims to help avoid the financial losses and safety risks that […]

Tip-off service sees energy crime reports double

A campaign from Crimestoppers has seen the number of energy crimes being reported double in the last six months. Since the ‘stayenergysafe’ service was launched a year ago, the independent charity has received more than 2,000 pieces of information on illegal activities such as stealing power, tampering with meters and installing dangerous equipment. The anonymous […]

Waste criminal jailed for six months

A woman has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after storing waste illegally. Hull Crown Court ruled Nessa Anne Thompson of Thompson Waste Recycling Ltd put the Scunthorpe community and environment at risk. She pled guilty to two offences and was disqualified from being a director for a period of seven years. A waste site at Winterton […]

Tip-off service opens to combat energy theft

A tip-off service has been created to combat the increasing problem of energy theft. As part of Crimestoppers’ ‘Stay Energy Safe Campaign’, the crime-reporting call centre has teamed up with data and governance firm Electralink to open the Stay Energy Safe Helpline. This is a free phone line that members of the public can anonymously call and report suspected energy […]

Slavery investigation at two UK recycling plants

Two West Midlands recycling plants are being investigated for modern slavery offences. Three men have been arrested after police searches at CAP Recycling in West Bromwich and sister firm Black Country Recycling in Oldbury yesterday discovered six Polish men suspected of being victims of slave labour. The men were reportedly working for as little as […]