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 […]

Fraudulent waste boss gets seven years in the bin

A Leeds waste operator has been jailed for seven and a half years for defrauding the electrical waste recycling industry out of £2.2 million. Terence Solomon Dugbo was given the record sentence for such a crime, after a major investigation into his company TLC Recycling Limited. Dugbo falsely claimed the firm had recycled more than […]

Power theft now a ‘more serious’ crime

Electricity theft will be considered a “more serious” offence under new sentencing guidelines. They include specific advice for judges and magistrates passing sentence for illegal abstraction of electricity for the first time as it presents an “obvious danger of injury to the public”. The new guidelines published by the Sentencing Council aims to provide a […]

Blog: Sometimes crime does pay…

It’s been three months since he’s stepped out of prison and he’s already landed a high-profile public job. Yes, I’m referring to none other than the infamous and disgraced former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. He committed a crime back in 2003 when his now ex-wife Vicky Pryce took speeding points for him in fear he […]