Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Florin Ioan Silaghi, Vasile Daniel Pop, Adriana Alexandra Turc and Ovidiu Florin Metac, were all part of the gang of Romanian fraudsters who stole an estimated £16 million-worth of bank card details from more than 60,000 people in the UK and abroad

Romanian fraudsters stole the bank details of 60,000 people

A Romanian gang have been jailed for stealing the bank card details of more than 60,000 people using an array of sophisticated spying and skimming gadgets seized during a series of police raids at their homes.

Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary: 'There are pressures which we are facing but there is not a crisis'

Chris Grayling denies there is a prison crisis amid soaring suicides

Justice Minister claims increase in inmates is only due to ‘Savile effect’

The cases have included an officer who posted information about a planned police operation, and a member of police staff who harassed a former partner on Facebook

Hundreds of police officers investigated for racist or threatening social media posts

More than 70 have retired, resigned or been sacked over the past five years

Media outside the home of Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard officers may be disciplined over alleged 'witch-hunt'

BBC has been heavily criticised over how it broke the story

Tilbury in Essex is one of the world’s largest container terminals

Tilbury dock deaths: Grim new low for people smugglers, with a year-old child among 35 Afghan Sikhs held in container

Essex police trying to discover how long they had been in almost airless shipping container and its route to Britain

The growing trend for private criminal prosecutions has raised concerns

Two-tier justice: Private prosecution revolution

Private cases offer justice for those who can afford it

In a statement, Sir Cliff Richard said he had previously chosen not to acknowledge the allegation

Sir Cliff Richard: Police to interview pop star who says child sex offence allegations are 'completely false'

Singer on holiday in Portugal alleged to have assaulted a boy at an event in 1985

Lynne Owens said that she had been “bombarded” with requests for meetings from people who used to work in policing

Chief Constable bombarded with offers for private contracts

One of Britain’s most senior police officers has repeatedly rebuffed attempts by former service colleagues to use their contacts to push for contracts on behalf of their new private sector employers.

Terry and Ruth Adams lived on an average of £97,000 a year until 2013, a court heard, despite the crime boss saying he could not afford to repay a confiscation order

Underworld boss Terry Adams loses court case over missing proceeds from crime

Terry Adams pleaded poverty but lifestyle included opera, spas and top restaurants

Habib Ullah was slapped on the back by one officer before he was brought to the ground face-down

Habib Ullah: Family outcry as CPS declines to charge police officers linked to stop-and-search death

The family of a man who died after being forced to the ground during a routine stop-and-search by police six years ago has reacted furiously after learning that nobody would be charged over his death and an alleged subsequent cover-up.

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