NCA releases updated list of ancillary orders

19 Feb 2021 10:25 AM

The NCA has released its latest list of restrictions imposed upon serious organised criminals, supporting the management of serious offenders. It includes Serious Crime Prevention Orders, Financial Reporting Orders and Travel Restriction Orders

The list of ancillary orders details the restrictions imposed by Courts following convictions arising from NCA investigations. Seventeen orders previously not on the list, have been added.

Ancillary orders are issued to prevent and deter further serious crime. The orders impose controlled measures on either the movements, assets, or activities of the recipients for a set period of time.

If any of the individuals break their conditions they can be sent back to prison.

Examples of restrictions include limits on the number of mobile phones or computers that offenders can access, caps on the amount of cash they can carry, and requirements to surrender passports and provide financial information at regular intervals.

The list is published on the NCA’s website so the public, businesses, and law enforcement partners can check on an individual’s status and report any suspected breaches.

The NCA rigorously manages these orders in a partnership approach with HM Prison & Probation Service and others and pursues enforcement action through the CPS if people breach the terms.

Alison Abbott, Head of Lifetime Management at the NCA said: “Many career criminals regard prison as an interruption which rarely marks the end of their involvement in organised crime. This is why the NCA has a policy of Lifetime Management. 

“Through the NCA’s Lifetime Management programme we use Serious Crime Prevention Orders, Travel Restriction Orders and Financial Reporting Orders, as an extra layer of prevention.

“They ensure we firmly have these individuals on our radar, especially after prison, and anything that suggests that they’re slipping into old ways can be detected early on.”

Anyone with relevant information on individuals who appear on the list should contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the Crimestoppers website.