Criminals are made to pay money back

Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire Alan Charles

Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire Alan Charles

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Derbyshire’s police and crime commissioner Alan Charles has welcomed plans that will see criminals cough up their ill-gotten gains to the tune of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Confiscation and forfeiture orders and cash seizures can strip criminals of money or assets gained through offences that include drug trafficking, theft and money laundering.

In 2013-14 the Proceeds of Crime Act resulted in criminals finding themselves around £2.5m the poorer.

 

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