Case Files – 2013

Digital Forensic Services provided by SYTECH to Greater Manchester Police – Assist in the Convictions of Dale Cregan & Others

Operation Cloud – GMP – SYTECH Case Mobile Phone Evidence: Facing life in jail: Sex beast who cruised streets in works van

Operation Kalron – Murder of Vincent Kershaw

Sytech were requested to carry out Network Surveys at the offence location and an alibi location put forward by the main suspect. Cell Site Analysis was then carried out in order to ascertain whether the suspect’s mobile phone had travelled to the elderly victims address on the day of the offence. The conclusions reached supported the prosecutions assertions whilst undermining the suspects alibi.

Having admitted his guilt at court the suspect was jailed for life (min 25 years).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321205/Odd-job-man-disguised-GHOST-battering-pensioner-death-just-steal-3-000-savings.html

http://world.topnewstoday.org/world/article/5849324/

Omer Drive Kidnapping

Sytech were requested to carry out Network Surveys and Cell Site Analysis to show the common movements of the victim and two kidnappers from the time the victim was abducted to the time of his release. The evidence supported the investigation teams assertions that their two main suspects were responsible.

They were found guilty and given 7 and 10 year sentences.

http://www.gmp.police.uk/Live/Nhoodv3.nsf/WebsitePagesMobile/E406070DEDB19B0680257B5E00459853?OpenDocument

Operation Snap – Large Scale Cannabis Cultivation

Sytech were requested to carry out Network Surveys and Cell Site Analysis to show that the main suspect travelled from his home address to the cannabis farm to tend to his crop on an almost daily basis.

The suspect was found guilty and given a 3.5 year custodial sentence.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300361/Inside-Aladdins-Cave-Police-huge-haul-stolen-car-parts-cannabis-factory-raid-businessmans-industrial-units.html

 Bradford ‘Honey Trap’ Robbery

Sytech were requested to carry out Network Surveys and Cell Site Analysis of mobile phone data in order to illustrate the main suspect’s presence at the scene of a robbery. Having provided an alibi further analysis was completed to undermine the defendant’s account of his movements.

Having been found guilty the suspect was given a 9 year custodial sentence.

Barrister quote.. ‘Thanks very much for all your help in compiling the reports, the evidence was a very important part of our case.’

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10433791.Trio_jailed_for_violent__honey_trap__attack/

Crown – v – Stephen Seddon

2013 Manchester, Greater Manchester Police – Operation Bardo

Cell Site evidence and Communications analysis identified activities by other parties that assisted the offender by clandestine means. This also linked the offender to the acquisition of a firearm on the day of the incident.

This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty verdict of Seddon with a life sentence awarded.

Stephen Seddon given life for murdering parents in Sale

Stephen Seddon jailed for 40 years for parents’ murder

Crown – v – Joe Northcliffe Church, Aaron Francis Smith, Kirstie Rainford et al.

2013 Bradford, West Yorkshire Police – Operation Pillarman

Cell Site evidence showed and tracked movements for persons of interest pre and post incident, including their presence at the scene of the murder at the time of incident. This also showed the disposal of items post incident over a wide geographical area. Movements of others who assisted the offenders were linked after the incident.

This evidence assisted in the subsequent guilty verdicts, Church and Smith were found guilty of murder both with life sentences and Rainford guilty of assisting an offender.

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