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15/09/2017

No hiding place: Planners and the Proceeds of Crime Act

Words: Huw Morris
No hiding place: Planners and the Proceeds of Crime Act

It was once a tool for tackling drug dealers and gangland bosses – now planning enforcement teams are using confiscation orders under proceeds of crime legislation. Huw Morris reports on how they are securing millions of pounds

It started with an anonymous tip-off. This led to the discovery of illegal bedsits that would not have been out of place in the Third World. It would ultimately result in a massive payout, some of which will be reinvested to tackle criminality.

When London Borough of Barking and Dagenham planning enforcement officers raided the property at Longbridge Road, they discovered a 37ft extension.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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