• Operation PURGE

     Nine men sentenced to eighty eight years and seven months in custody following regional operation to tackle supply of Class A drugs with a street value of over £5million

  • Five men charged in connection with Courier Fraud offences

    Three men and two 17 year old males who were arrested on Tuesday 9th December are due to appear in court at Hatfield on Thursday 11th December after being charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

  • Three charged in Norfolk business fraud investigation

     Three people, including a Norfolk police officer, have been charged with a total of 15 fraud offences by officers from the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU)

  • Class A drugs... the true cost

    What does a kg of a class A drug really cost?

  • Operation ALLOW

    Six men sentenced following their involvement in phone scams - men, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud on September 6, have today (Friday, October 17 2014) been sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court.

  • A teenager has been jailed for five years for telephone fraud

    A teenager has been jailed for five years for his part in a telephone fraud in which an elderly man was tricked out of £5,000 saving by thieves posing as police officers.

  • Teens plead guilty at Cambridge Crown Court to £50k fraud

    Six teenagers have pleaded guilty after being charged with a £50,000 courier fraud

  • Warning! Computer Scams...

    Police are issuing a warning to the public following a number of computer scams across Hertfordshire

  • FOUR MEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH PHONE SCAMS

     Four men who were arrested on Wednesday, July 9, are due to appear in court today (Friday, July 11) after being charged with conspiracy to defraud by false representation.

  • Drug Traffickers Arrested

     Nine people have been charged with Conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs following a year-long operation by the ERSOU (Eastern Region Special Operations Unit)

  • Operation HERALD

    Confiscation order seizing over £1/2 million in cash and assets hits drugs gang where it hurts

  • Operation KNOCK

     The operation targeted a variety of methods that could be used to transport stolen items out of the UK, primarily roll on/roll off ferries and containers

  • Operation QUIZ

    Man sentenced to eleven years in custody following discovery of class A drugs in tyre

  • Crime Doesn't Pay!

    An unlicensed Bedfordshire wheel clamper who made over half a million pounds during a six year period has been ordered to re-pay £77,253.74 under the Proceeds of Crime Act following a hearing at Luton Crown Court.

  • Operation UNWIND

    Three men have been sentenced to over four years in custody for money laundering offences following an investigation the by Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART).

  • Operation LEAP

    Eight sentenced to over sixty five years in custody for money laundering and heroin trafficking.

    (Stock image shows the harsh reality of this drug)

  • Operation AMASS

    Four men have been sentenced to 54 years imprisonment  for a violent armed robbery - their actions described by the judge as '.... pre-meditated, cynical, violent and cowardly....'

  • Operation PILLOW

    3 men sentenced to more than 20 years for supplying class A drug cutting agents

  • Operation WATCH

    Seven men have been sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison for their roles in an organised crime group that were involved in the supply of cocaine in Norfolk

    (Photo shows a hydraulic press used to manufacture Cocaine blocks)

 

OUR VISION

To protect the communities within the Eastern Region from Serious and Organised Crime.

OUR MISSION

To identify, disrupt and dismantle organised crime groups causing the most harm to the East.

OUR VALUES

Can do, Creative, Supportive

Our Mission

0325

Criminals arrested

0708

Years Imprisonment

£44,569,000

Drugs Seized

£37,945,846

Assets restrained

£1,785,498

Cash seized

£2,552,070

Confiscation Orders

£824,000

Stolen Property & Vehicles

7

Firearms

CRIME AREAS

The areas highlighted in orange indicate the places where ERSOU investigations have impacted - both within and outside the region. (To read more simply click on the highlighted area and the force name to view the operations).

ERSOU's region covers the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk but targeting criminality will see operational teams operating outside this area.

Northumbria PoliceCumbria ConstabularyDurham ConstabularyHumberside PoliceWest Yorkshire PoliceNorth Yorkshire PoliceCleveland PoliceSouth Yorkshire PoliceLancashire ConstabularyGreater Manchester PoliceCheshire ConstabularyMerseyside PoliceWest Mercia PoliceStaffordshire PoliceDerbyshire ConstabularyLincolnshire PoliceNottinghamshire PoliceCambridgeshire ConstabularyLeicestershire ConstabularyWest Midlands PoliceWarwickshire PoliceNorthamptonshire PoliceBedfordshire PoliceSuffolk ConstabularyNorfolk ConstabularyEssex PoliceHertfordshire ConstabularySussex PoliceKent PoliceSurrey PoliceMetropolitan PoliceThames Valley PoliceGloucestershire ConstabularyWiltshire PoliceHampshire ConstabularyHampshire ConstabularyDorset PoliceAvon and Somerset ConstabularyDevon and Cornwall PoliceDyfed-Powys Police (Heddlu Dyfed Powys)South Wales Police (Heddlu De Cymru)Gwent Police (Heddlu Gwent)North Wales Police (Heddlu Gogledd Cymru)ScotlandEireNorthern IrelandInternational

Operations

Behind Bars

Click here to see a gallery of the criminals that have been captured and imprisoned by ERSOU over the past 6 months.

Latest News

Read about the latest information, news stories and successes in the fight against organised crime in the Eastern Region.

Fri 12th, Dec

Nine men sentenced to eighty eight years and seven months in custody following regional operation

Nine men sentenced to eighty eight years and seven months in custody following regional operation to tackle supply of Class A drugs with a street value of over £5million

Thu 11th, Dec

Five men charged in connection with Courier Fraud offences

Three men and two 17 year old males who were arrested on Tuesday 9th December are due to appear in court at Hatfield on Thursday 11th December after being charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

Thu 27th, Nov

Three charged in Norfolk business fraud investigation

Three people, including a Norfolk police officer, have been charged with a total of 15 fraud offences by officers from the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU)

Sat 06th, Sep

Teens plead guilty at Cambridge Crown Court to £50k fraud charge

Six teenagers have pleaded guilty after being charged with a £50,000 courier fraud.

Help to fight crime

Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go to www.crimestoppers.org/