news review with South West Crime Panel member and LibDem Bristol City Councillor for Horfield, Pete Levy. Organised criminals deleting evidence & accessing officers' personal information on Police National Computers, 2008 Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) report 'Private Investigators: The Rogue Element of the Private Investigation Industry and Others Unlawfully Trading in Personal Data' or 'Project Riverside' leaked to Andy Davies at Channel 4 news. It explains that private investigators are: 'a. accessing the Police National Computer to perform unauthorised checks; b. accessing internal police databases including those containing serving officers' private details; c. unauthorised checking of details of vehicles involved in surveillance on PNC (Police National Computer); d. accessing details of current investigation against a criminal or criminal group; e. checking premises and vehicles for technical equipment deployed by law enforcement; f. identifying current law enforcement interest in an organised crime group; g. deleting intelligence records from law enforcement databases; h. providing organised crime groups with counter-surveillance techniques; i. accessing their own or associates' recorded convictions; j. attempting to discover identity of CHISes (Informants); k. attempting to discover location of witnesses; l. attempting to discover location of witnesses under police protection to intimidate them; m. accessing DVLA databases.' Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn, found guilty of misconduct in public office for tipping off News of the World hacking criminals that they were under investigation. Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Colin Port loses High Court action against new Police Commissioner Sue Mountstevens trying to keep his job, new Chief Constable to be announced next Wednesday. Con-Dem government decision to increase benefits by less than inflation will make seven million families – half of Britain’s working households – worse off by an average of £165 a year, according to an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Bristol budget cuts: more than 300 posts will be shed from the council's 7,000 workforce, of which about 100 are likely to be compulsory redundancies. Outraged prison officers warned today that Britain's whole justice system was heading for a meltdown after the Con-Dems announced plans to axe seven jails. Tory Justice Secretary Chris Grayling dropped the bombshell on corrections staff as he cheerfully announced he was axing seven prisons across England and Wales, including HMP Gloucester & Shepton Mallet - despite widespread overcrowding and record prison populations. People due to retire in the next 12 months will be more than £3,000 a year worse off than those who retired in 2008. Prudential's 'Class of 2013' research has found that people retiring this year expect an average annual income of £15,300, a drop from £15,500 last year and a significant fall of 18 per cent on the £18,700 reported in 2008. Deutsche Bank Made Huge Bet, and Profit, on LIBOR rate fixing.
Aberdeen City Council mannequin candidate taken into custody, acquitted this week of election fraud.