SIA Prosecutions

The Macrory report ('Regulatory Justice: Making Enforcement Sanctions Effective', published in 2006) recommended that "to ensure improved transparency and accountability... each regulator should publish a list on a regular basis of its completed enforcement actions and against whom such actions have been taken."

Much of our enforcement activity cannot be reported on due to data protection and commercial considerations. However, completed prosecutions are a matter of public record. The following table provides information on the prosecutions investigated and initiated by us in the last 12 months. Other prosecutions are initiated by police forces and other government agencies with our support: these are not reported here.

Information presented is current as of 4 October 2018.

Person / Business Prosecuted Type of Offence Court and Date of Conviction Sentence
Moses Oshunkoya

Security Operative
Section 1 Fraud Act 2006 (2 offences) Snaresbrook Crown Court

3 September 2018
18 months custody, for each offence to serve concurrently, suspended for 2 years

Full costs £3,419.00
Maria Francis

Security Company Director
Supply of unlicensed security operatives (7 offences) Wolverhampton Crown Court

27 July 2018
Sentenced to 2 year conditional discharge and costs reserved until outcome of confiscation proceedings
Showtime Security Guards Limited Fined £2,700 and ordered to pay £500 in costs
Matthew Davies Perverting the course of justice

Supply of unlicensed security operatives (1 offences)
Wolverhampton Crown Court

27 July 2018
12 months imprisonment. Supervision requirement for 12 months from date of release. 14 days imprisonment is to be served concurrently

Costs reserved until outcome of confiscation proceedings
Jack Clegg Walsh

Security Operative
Section 7 of Fraud Act (making or adapting article for use in fraud), Section 1 and 2 of Fraud Act (fraud by false representation) and section 3 of PSIA
Liverpool Crown Court

5 July 2018
2 year custodial sentence for Section 7 offence, 1 year custodial sentence for Section 1 and 2 offence and 3 months for PSIA section 3 offence. The latter two sentences to be served concurrently.
Gareth Henry

Security Operative
Undertaking licensable activity without a licence (1 offences) Laganside Magistrates' Court

15 May 2018
Ordered to pay a fine of £250, fixed costs of £92 and an offender’s levy of £15
Jason David Peters

Security Operative
Fraud by false representation (1 offence)

Possession of a fraudulent instrument for use in fraud (1 offence)
Warrington Magistrates' Court

2 May 2018
Ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £300 in costs
Tallen Smith

Security Operative
Failure to provide information to the SIA (1 offence) Nuneaton Magistrates' Court

1 May 2018
Fined £500, ordered to pay a £50 victim surcharge and £1,749.70 in costs
Darren John Mood

(Security Company Director)
Supply of unlicensed security operatives (3 offences)

Failure to provide information to the SIA Section 19 (1 offence)
North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court

23 April 2018
Director Disqualification for a period of 2 years

Fined £1,160 ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £50 and costs of £487
JPD Security Services Ltd
Fined £600 with £3,000 cost
Muhammad Irfan Aslam

Former Security Company Director
Breach of SIA licence conditions (1 offence)

Failure to provide information to the SIA
Leeds Magistrates' Court

22 March 2018
Fined £440 with a victim surcharge of £44

Full costs of £2,219 awarded against him
Trevor Frater

(Owner of security company)
2 Section 5 offences and 1 Section 19 offence (PSIA) Boston Magistrates’ Court

12 March 2018
Fined £1,000, ordered to pay £4,372 in costs and a victim surcharge of £100
Paul McDonald

Security Company Director
Undertaking licensable activity without a licence (1 offence) Salisbury Magistrates' Court

5 March 2018
Fined £300 with cost £700 and victim surcharge of £30
Siobhan McDonald

Security Company Director
One section 19 and one section 22 offence (PSIA). Fined £600 with cost £700 and victim surcharge of £60
Sightguard Security Ltd
Supply of unlicensed security operatives (5 offences)
Portsmouth Crown Court

19 February 2018
Fined a nominal amount of £1
Victor Lewis

(Security Company Director)
£10,000 Confiscated

Fined £750 and costs of £2,500
Anthony Lewis

(Shadow Director)
Fined £225 and no order for costs.
IG Security Services Limited
Supply of unlicensed security operatives (1 offence)
Coventry Magistrates' Court

14 February 2018
Fined £1,000 and cost £5,265
Michael Ryan

(Security Company Director)
Fined £850 and cost £5,265
Diamond Security Supply of unlicensed security operatives (3 offence)

Failure to provide information to the SIA (1 offence)
Doncaster Magistrates' Court

15 January 2018
Fined £400, victim surcharge of £30 and costs of £560.
Leslie Fitzakerley

(Security Company Director)
Billy Jones

Security Company Director
Working as an unlicensed security Director (2 offences) Cardiff Magistrates' Court

13 December 2017
12 weeks imprisonment (suspended for 18 months) and 200 hours unpaid work

Costs reserved until outcome of confiscation proceedings
Karl Alexander Morrison

Security Operative
Undertaking licensable activity without a licence (1 offence) Leamington Spa Magistrates' Court

26 October 2017
8 weeks imprisonment (suspended for 12 months), 120 hours unpaid work, cost of £500 and a £115 victim surcharge (to be paid within a fortnight).
Mark Pursglove

Security Company Director
Working as an unlicensed security Director (2 offences) Llandudno Magistrates' Court

12 October 2017
4 months imprisonment, suspended for 2 years.

150 hours unpaid community work.Costs reserved until outcome of confiscation proceedings
Rachel Williams Aiding and Abetting the offence of Mark Pursglove Llandudno Magistrates' Court

12 October 2017
150 hours of unpaid work (to be completed within 12 months), cost of £3500,00 and an £85 victim surcharge.
Warren Steele

Security Operative
Breach of SIA licence conditions (1 offence) Chester Magistrates' Court

15 September 2017
Conditional discharge and costs of £250
Darren Riley

Security Operative
Undertaking licensable activity without a licence (1 offence) Chester Magistrates' Court

15 September 2017
Fined £160 and costs of £450
Alan Williams Providing false information Llandudno Magistrates' Court

14 September 2017
Fined £420 and costs of £2,750