7th October 2011
There has been a lot of publicity over one matter in particular namely the case against Karen MURPHY from the Red White and Blue Public House in Portsmouth.
It would be wholly wrong of us not to mention the Murphy appeal and in particular the difficulties that the time scale has presented to MPS. It is right to note that any positive action against users of European Union Systems has been proven to be difficult and will only become clearer once the case has reached its final conclusion. Murphy was first fined following conviction back in 2006 however through appeal after appeal the case eventually ended up at the European Courts of Justice in Brussels with their ruling being delivered on the 4th October 2011. Their advice is now to be heard at the Administrative Court in London on the 24th of February 2012 and following this hearing we will update you accordingly.
This has not inhibited our ability to prosecute users of non-European Union Systems and also to investigate and gather a wealth of intelligence and data against all prospective illegal users so that once this matter has been resolved we will be able to utilise the information in order to pursue offenders to prosecution irrespective of the source of the illegal broadcast.
19th September 2011
Since the 12th of September 2011 Media Protection Services has been under new ownership due to the previous owner Ray HOSKIN having passed away. The new proprietor is a Mr Ami UBHI whose background is in information technology. Mr UBHI has overall control of the company however the day to day running of MPS is carried out by a new employee namely Mr Paul CRUSE who is employed as Operations Manager. Paul is a retired Police Officer having served for nearly thirty years with the Hertfordshire Police and prior to that was a Royal Marines Commando. For the last five years of his service he was office manager of a conspiracy unit within the Hertfordshire Police but also specialised in financial investigation and mobile phone forensics. The current staff, both administration and operational have remained in situ with the addition of an extra investigator in the West Country having been employed for better national coverage. The new owner, management and staff remain focused through this challenging period and look forward to the future and will continue to provide a first class service to their current and prospective clients.