Case Files – 2012

SYTECH Case – “Memogate” Pakistani probe concludes ex-US envoy Husain Haqqani drafted memo

Operation Inglewhite – Series of attempted rapes in Manchester City Centre

Sytech were requested to carry out Network Surveys and Cell Site Analysis of a suspect’s phone in order to support the investigating officer’s assertion that the suspect was present at the scene of each attempted rape that had been reported around Manchester City Centre over a three month period.

Having pleaded guilty at court the suspect was jailed indefinitely.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-18402398

Bradford Class A street dealing

Sytech were requested to carry out Network Surveys and Cell Site Analysis to support undercover officers sighting of a suspect who was observed selling Class A drugs from a vehicle. Despite the sighting being less than half a kilometre from the defendants alibi location cell site evidence was able to place the suspect in the vehicle and away from his alibi address.

Having been found guilty the suspect received a 7 year sentence under the ‘three strike’ rule.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10059628.Long_time_drug_dealer_jailed_for_seven_years/

http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/news/7-year-sentence-drug-dealing

Operation Clitheroe – Organised Crime Unit breaking into ATMs across several counties

Sytech were requested to carry out Network Surveys and Cell Site Analysis to show common movements of the suspects from their home addresses to 32 offence locations in Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Staffordshire and North Wales throughout the spring of 2012.

The 10 suspects pleaded guilty at court and handed custodial sentences of between 2 and 4.5 years.

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2012-10-30/greater-manchester-crime-gang-jailed/

Operation Partwood – Murder of retired policeman John Hay

Sytech carried out Cell-Site Network Surveys in order to successfully identify the scene of the murder and body deposition site.

The suspect was found guilty and jailed for life (min 22 years).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199102/Can-share–Businessman-murdered-retired-police-officer-fling-wife-wrote-letter-victim-asking-way-relationship.html

Crown – v – Hodges, Reynolds, Barraclough, Dixon, Kirk, Bedford & Valli

Operation Florida

2012 West Yorkshire Police

Cell Site and Mobile Phone evidence was used to show attribution to a key phone used in offences by a gang of criminals which were involved thefts and robberies targeting heavy goods vehicles totalling £2,000,000.

This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty pleas and verdict, with jail time totalling 26 years for the defendants.

Gang that used a yard in Keighley to store stolen goods are jailed at Leeds Crown Court

Six jailed over £2m raids on lorries

Crown – v – Crompton, Khan, Chung & Pemberton

2012 Bradford, West Yorkshire

Cell Site and Mobile Phone evidence was used to show the defendants movements and locations consistent with being at the purchase of illegal fire arms from an arms dealer residing in the Liverpool area. Cell Site evidence supported the Prosecutions Case.

This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty pleas being submitted by the defendants.

Company boss found with machine gun in arms stash

Crown – v – Pankhurst & Covey

2012 Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cell Site and Mobile Phone evidence was used to show movements consistent with being at the multiple offence locations at the offence times. This was a campaign of burglaries at homes and business premises in Leeds worth £300,000

This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty verdicts. Anthony, Jonathan, and Scott Pankhurst and a fourth man, Jamie Covey, were each found guilty of two offences of conspiracy to burgle. Judge Neil Clark warned them: “It is inevitable that I am going to have to pass a relatively long sentence.”

Burglary plot Leeds brothers set for long jail terms

Crown – v – Anthony Horsfield, Shahnawaz Nazar & Others

2012 Bradford, West Yorkshire

Cell Site and Mobile Phone evidence was used to attribute mobile phones used to orchestrate the supply of over 10.5 million pounds worth of Class A drugs to the home addresses of individuals.

This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty verdicts. Nazar was sentenced to a prison sentence of eleven years and Horsfield to six years for the multi million pounds drug conspiracy.

Drugs Gang Jailed for Multi-million Pound Drugs Conspiracy

Crown – v – Arif, Din, Begum, Bakhat & Hussain

2012 Leeds, West Yorkshire

Cell Site and Mobile Phone evidence showed that the main offender had been present in the vicinity of the offence location at the time of the murder, showed attribution between the defendants and the conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty verdicts Arif was sentenced to a prison sentence of thirty three years for the murder of Gavin Clarke.

Sytech were commended for their rapid response and their assistance in the case which led to the guilty charges.

Leeds man guilty of gun murder of Gavin Clarke in Chapeltown

Man jailed for Gavin Clarke murder in Chapeltown

 Crown – v – Sabir Hussain

2012 Bradford, West Yorkshire

Cell Site and Mobile Phone evidence showed that the offender had been present in the vicinity of the offence location at the time of the double murder.
This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty verdict and Hussain was sentenced to a prison sentence of ten years for manslaughter.

Sabir Hussain jailed over Bradford ‘affair’ killings

Crown – v – Benjamin Chambers

2012 Stafford, Staffordshire

Cell Site evidence showed that the offender had been present in the vicinity of the offence location, and not at the given alibi location.
This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty verdict and Chambers was sentenced to a prison sentence of six years for attempted robbery.

Six years’ jail for attempted Penkridge robbery

Staffordshire Police: Behind Bars (Benjamin Chambers)

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