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 2019.

Person / Business Prosecuted Type of Offence Court and Date of Conviction Sentence
Steven Hare Offence of unlicensed operative (section 3 PSIA 2001) Leeds Magistrates' Court

30 September 2019
Fined £80
Shamir Razak Offence of unlicensed operative (section 3 PSIA 2001) Leeds Magistrates' Court

23 September 2019
12 months' Community Order with 250 hours unpaid work requirement

Victim surcharge £85

Costs order of £1,125
Abdul Rehman Supply of unlicensed security operative (section 5, PSIA 2001) Fined £290

Victim surcharge £30

Costs order of £1,125
Ian Cole Offence of unlicensed operative (section 3 PSIA 2001) Cwmbran Magistrates' Court

2 September 2019
Conditional Discharge

Costs order of £100

Victim surcharge £20
Jenna Turner

Offence of unlicensed operative (section 3 PSIA 2001)

Cwmbran Magistrates' Court

2 September 2019
Conditional Discharge

Costs order of £100

Victim surcharge £20
Kevin Warburton Offence of unlicensed operative (section 3 PSIA 2001) North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court

2 September 2019
Fined £200

Costs order of £300
Victim surcharge £30
Lee Brown

Fraud by false representation (section 2 Fraud Act 2006)

Using a false instrument. (Apparent SIA Licence) (section 3 Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981)

Had in possession or Control an article for use in Fraud (Apparent SIA Licence) (section 6 Fraud Act 2006)

Using a copy of a false instrument. (Apparent SIA Licence) (section 4 Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981)

Laganside Magistrates' Court

20 August 2019
4 months Imprisonment (suspended for 12 months)
All to run concurrently


Costs order of £174
Konrad Janjowski

Breach of licence conditions (section 9 PSIA 2001)

Newtownards Magistrates' Court

19 July 2019
Fined £200

Costs order of £282
Alan Blake Offence of unlicensed operative (section 3 PSIA 2001) Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates' Court

12 June 2019
Fined £300

Costs order of £500
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
John Mendy Failing to provide information (s19 PSIA 2001)

Birmingham Magistrates' Court

29 April 2019
Fined £600

Costs order of £7,814.56
Philip Evens

Engaging in licensable conduct without a licence (section 3 PSIA 2001)

Chester Magistrates' Court

4 April 2019
12 month community order with unpaid work requirement of 170 hours. Victim surcharge £85

Costs order of £882
Dennis Norris Fraud by false representation (section 1 Fraud Act 2006).

Possession of article for use in a Fraud (section 6 Fraud Act 2006)

Engaging in licensable conduct without a licence (section 3 PSIA 2001)
Luton and Bedfordshire Magistrates'

29 March 2019
Fined £600

20 weeks imprisonment for each offence to run concurrently.

Victim Surcharge £115
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