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NWROCU 'Little Book of Cyber Scams' is full of useful information

The NW ROCU have arrested over 500 people and seized over 800 kilograms of drugs in 2018

Our Economic Crime Team gain Confiscation Order on a convicted drug dealer with lavish lifestyle

21 men sentenced to more than 150 years behind bars as part of UK class A and B drugs conspiracy

The NW ROCU are attempting to tackle the prison drug problem from the outside in.

Joint NWROCU, UK Border Force & US Homeland Security sees £16,000 seized & 8 people refused travel.

Three men arrested in connection with burglary conspiracy

Email users warned about sextortion 'phishing' emails

Email users in the North West are being warned by the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) about an increase in ‘sextortion’ scam messages reported to Action Fraud.

Officers from the NW Regional Organised Crime Unit are appealing for help in finding two wanted men

22 men charged with conspiracy to supply drugs

A total of 22 people have been charged with conspiracy to supply drugs by detectives from North West Regional Organised Crime Unit investigating the supply of drugs across the UK.

Number of people in the North West seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children doubles

The number of people in the North-West seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children online has more than doubled in just six months.


In the six months between July 2017 and January 2018 1,747 people from the North West contacted Stop it Now! (Stop it Now! is a child sexual abuse prevention project run by child protection charity The Lucy Faithfull Foundation), seeking help for either their own online sexual behaviour, or for that of someone they knew. In the following six month period that figure had leapt to 3,549, a rise of 103%. People seeking help and support were able to access it via specialist self-help online resources on the Stop it Now! Get Help website or via the confidential and anonymous Stop it Now! Helpline (0808 1000 900).


There were particularly steep increases in Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria which saw increases of 146%, 193% and 186% respectively in the number of people seeking help from Stop it Now! over the six month period.

Four men sentenced to a total of 36 years following £13.9m cocaine seizure

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