Three arrests have been made after a group of trespassers sneaked into Doncaster airport and climbed into the cockpit of a plane. Police were called in after a group, describing themselves as ‘urban climbers’, filmed themselves breaching airport security to get into the cockpit of a plane. The group got into an empty hangar to climb into the plane. Footage of the incident and photographs were shared online. Airport officials admitted the incident when the footage emerged. The authorities were informed and airport bosses stressed that the ‘safety and security of our passengers’ remained their ‘number one priority’. A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police have this morning arrested three men in relation to an incident at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
“The men, all aged 19, from Ilford, Rugby and Sheerness, have been arrested on suspicion of endangering the safety of an aircraft.
“The men have been arrested in relation to a report of trespassing at the airport, made to police on Sunday, November 20.
“They remain in custody at this time being questioned by specialist officers.”
On 3 November Stephen and Brett Stocks of Fort Security plead guilty and were sentenced for working without a licence at Sheffield Magistrates Court. An investigation began when the South Yorkshire police arrested an unlicensed Door Supervisor in December 2015. The unlicensed operative admitted the offence but refused to state who had employed him. Further enquiries revealed that he worked for Fort Security. It was during this investigation that it became apparent that Stephen Stocks was responsible for supplying two unlicensed security operatives in June to the Eroica Festival in Derbyshire.
Our Head of Formal Investigations Nathan Salmon said:
These individuals were brought to the attention of the SIA in 2014. They were warned; however it would appear that these warnings were ignored and offending continued. This resulted in a further investigation which concluded with their successful conviction.
Further enquiries revealed that Brett Stocks, the son of Stephen Stocks, was also managing and supervising an operative on this contract, despite not having any type of SIA licence. Brett Stocks has never held an SIA licence and this amounts to a Section 3 offence under the Private Security Industry Act 2001 (PSIA). During the investigation, it also became clear that Brett Stocks acted as a manager and supervisor to a security operative supplied to Eroica Festival, despite being unlicensed.
He denied supplying, supervising, or managing anyone, and stated that he had no business connection to Fort Security. Stephen Stocks was also formally interviewed. Other than confirming he was the father of Brett Stocks, he maintained his right to silence. In addition, when we requested further information under section 19 of the PSIA (2001) Stephen Stocks did not cooperate and this information remains outstanding. Stephen Stocks was found guilty of supplying unlicensed security operatives, a Section 5 PSIA (2001) offence and for failing to provide information as requested under section 19 PSIA (2001).
He was fined 600, and ordered to pay a 60 Victim Surcharge and costs of 3,000.
Brett Stocks was found guilty of acting as a manager or a supervisor of a security operative engaged in licensable conduct, a Section 3 PSIA offence (2001). He was fined 500 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of 50 and costs of 1,300.
- The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001. The SIA’s main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.
- For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk.
A new campaign with a comedic twist has been launched, covering serious message of student safety and security, by University of Sheffield.
The city-wide campaign called Thieves Inc has been developed by the University s student communications team in conjunction with South Yorkshire Police, University of Sheffield Students Union and Sheffield Hallam Students Union. Based around a 12 minute fly on the wall mockumentary, it follows an average day inside a fictional company called Thieves Inc. The film (seen here) aims to show how thieves might operate if they were set up as a real legitimate business, targeting student suppliers to acquire products at no cost and selling them on to their clients at a considerable profit. A serious message of personal and property security is tackled in a humorous way with the aim that students will share it on social media to their friends.
University of Sheffield Student Communications Manager Malcolm Roberts said: Sheffield is one of the safest cities in the UK, but it s important for students to understand the steps they can take to keep themselves and their property safe. “This is just one of the initiatives we have at the University of Sheffield to support students and ensure they have the world class student experience that they deserve.
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