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SIA investigators swoop on unlicensed guards in Devon

Security Industry Authority : 27 August, 2009  (Company News)
The English Riviera was the target for the SIA last week when, acting on intelligence, they targeted the Devon tourist industry in order to clamp down on the operation of unlicensed security personnel
Investigators from the Security Industry Authority and the Department for Work & Pensions conducted an intelligence-led operation to target criminality and fraud within the tourist industry in Devon on Friday, the 21st August.

18 door supervisors and security guards working at holiday parks across Dawlish and Torbay were inspected with 12 individuals found working illegally without SIA licences - an offence under the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

They now could face possible prosecution that could lead to a prison sentence or a fine of up to £5,000.

Rachael White, an SIA Head of Investigation said: "This was a targeted operation, so while I am not surprised at the results, it is still disappointing and worrying that public safety is of no concern to those deploying unlicensed operatives. We will be taking strong action against these individuals and companies who flout the law."

Mike Goodwin, Manager, Pro-active Fraud Investigation Service Team (Devon and Cornwall) said: 'This successful joint operation conducted at night with staff from the Security Industry Authority reinforces the Government's campaign of closing in on benefit thieves. We are now following several lines of enquiry as our investigations continue'.
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