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 11 June 2019.

Person / Business Prosecuted Type of Offence Court and Date of Conviction Sentence
G.W.E. Security Limited Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) (1 offence) Paisley Sheriff Court

31 May 2019
Fined £1,350
David Scott Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5 via section 23, PSIA 2001) (1 offence) Fined £450
Billy Jones

Confiscation order following previous conviction in December 2017
Proceeds of Crime confiscation relating to undertaking licensable activity without a licence (section 3, PSIA 2001) (1 offence)

Contempt of Court relating to breach of POCA restraint order
Cardiff Crown Court

29 March 2019
Confiscation order of £291,556.80

Costs order of £8,443.20

Victim surcharge £115

Fined £1,000
Shamin Uddin Use of false instruments contrary to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 (7 offences) Shrewsbury Crown Court

29 March 2019
8 months custodial sentence

Costs order of £2,000
Vance Garner Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) (2 offences) Crewe Magistrates' Court

26 March 2019
Fined £922

Costs order of £680

Victim surcharge of £92
Michael Ryan Undertaking licensable activity without a licence (section 3, PSIA 2001) (1 offence) Coventry Magistrates' Court

11 March 2019
Fined £3,000

Costs order of £4,264
John Daley

Confiscation order following previous conviction in November 2017
Proceeds of Crime confiscation relating to the supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) (6 offences) Basildon Crown Court

8 March 2019
Confiscation order of £25,000

Costs order of £11,000
Stephen Young Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) (1 offence) Chester Magistrates' Court

7 March 2019
Fined £1,500

Cost order of £784

Victim surcharge of £120
Loc 19 Chester Limited Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) (1 offence) Fined £1,500

Cost order of £784

Victim surcharge of £120
Lee Szuchnik Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) (7 offences)

Supplying Articles for use in fraud contrary to section 7(1) of the Fraud Act 2006
Cardiff Crown Court

18 January 2019
18 month custodial sentence for each count

2 years and 3 months custodial sentence (all to be served concurrently

Victim surcharge of £170

Director Disqualification Order for a period of 6 years
Erica Lloyd Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) (7 offences) Cardiff Crown Court

18 January 2019
12 month custodial sentence for each count

Community Service Order of 200 hours unpaid work

Victim Surcharge £140

Costs order of £250

Director Disqualification Order for a period of 3 years
Daniel Foulkes Fraudulent misrepresentation contrary to section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006 Cardiff Crown Court

18 January 2019
18 month Custodial Service Order; 12 day rehabilitation order, 3 month Curfew (between hours of 8pm - 6am)

Victim Surcharge £85

Costs order of £250
Dylan Yorath Fraudulent misrepresentation contrary to section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006 Cardiff Crown Court

18 January 2019
12 month Custodial Service Order; 140 hours unpaid work

Victim Surcharge £85

Costs order of £250
Ross Harris Fraudulent misrepresentation contrary to section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006 Cardiff Crown Court

18 January 2019
18 month Custodial Service Order; 15 day rehabilitation order, 3 month Curfew (between hours of 8pm - 6am)

Victim Surcharge £85

Costs order of £250
Lewis Potter Fraudulent misrepresentation contrary to section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006 Cardiff Crown Court

18 January 2019
12 month Custodial Service Order; 80 hours unpaid work

Victim Surcharge £85

Costs order of £250
Glen Thompson Undertaking licensable activity without a licence (section 3, PSIA 2001) (1 offence) Newtownards Magistrate's Court

14 December 2018
Fined £400, offender levy of £15 and costs of £175
Steven Renouf Failure to provide information to the SIA (section 19, PSIA 2001)

Providing false information to the SIA (section 22, PSIA 2001)

Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001)
Winchester Crown Court

13 December 2018

Confiscation Order: 1 March 2019
150 hour Community Service Order

Confiscation Order of £84,610.29
Steven Nixon Undertaking licensable activity without a licence (section 3, PSIA 2001)

Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001)

Fraud by false representation (section 2, Fraud Act 2006)
Ballymena Magistrates Court
10 October 2018

Antrim Crown Court

12 December 2018
Fined £400, offender levy of £15 and costs of £169

Imprisonment of 9 months and 3 months (concurrent) suspended for 3 years

100 hour Community Service Order, Fined £400, Costs order of £165
Emily Kamau Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) Snaresbrook Crown Court

22 November 2018
3 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months

To pay costs of £2,000

To carry out 80 hours of unpaid community service

Directors disqualification for 5 years

£115 victims surcharge
Martin Makesa Supply of unlicensed security operatives – Section 5 via Section 23 Snaresbrook Crown Court

22 November 2018
3 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months

To pay costs of £2,000

To carry out 80 hours of unpaid community service

Directors disqualification for 5 years

£115 victims surcharge
London Guard Security LTD Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) Snaresbrook Crown Court

22 November 2018
Fined £200 and costs of £12,134
Mark Pursglove POCA Confiscation Order in respect of operating as an unlicensed Security Director Caernarfon Crown Court

9 November 2018
Ordered to pay £18,283
James Peters Contempt of Court Snaresbrook Crown Court

18 October 2018
2 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months
Ryan Owen Supply of unlicensed security operatives (1 offence)

Failure to provide information to the SIA Section 19 (1 offence)

Breach of SIA licence conditions (1 offence)
Wirral Magistrates Court

18 October 2018
Fined £800, victim surcharge of £40 and costs of £2500
Kyle Owen Supply of unlicensed security operatives (1 offences)

Failure to provide information to the SIA Section 19 (1 offence)

Breach of SIA licence conditions (1 offence)
Wirral Magistrates Court

18 October 2018
Fined £400, victim surcharge of £40 and costs of £1000
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