In one recent case, a large manufacturing client based in Derbyshire was having criminal damage caused on a production track, causing the closure of the track and the workforce being unused. In addition, the companies’ service levels were not being met due to the breakdown in the track.
An undercover officer was inserted via a recruitment agency and worked along the shift upon which the track was being damaged by the subversive individual.
During the weeks that the officer was working on the production line, he was able to identify the militants who were causing the damage, as well as other unacceptable issues, such as selling controlled illegal drugs, selling stolen goods and pornography. The evidence was produced for the in-house legal team and the officer was extracted under a very feasible cover story leaving the evidential trail complete for investigation.
In another case, following a Christmas festive party, our clients based in Worcester were aware that a potential indecent assault had been made on a female employee and two male employees had been fighting and one assaulted another as a result of the allegation of indecent assault.
Whilst many people had been present at the event, large amounts of alcohol consumed by many attendees and there were conflicting accounts of what had occurred, the clients decided there was a requirement to conduct a proper professional investigation in an impartial manner and therefore instructed the services of Expert Investigations.
Interview teams (that being two former Police Detectives from Expert Investigations liaised with the client and conducted detailed interviews with all relevant parties both witnesses and suspects. The location of the alleged assaults was visited and further supporting evidence such as CCTV footage was gathered. This allowed a full report to be put together confirming and disproving the relevant allegations and this information was handed to the HR department who then progressed to the disciplinary stage to deal with all parties concerned. In consultation with the victims they themselves decided to make no formal complaint to the Police.
Regardless of how you choose to proceed, we can provide a full range of ways to assist you and gather the evidence that you need to make the best possible decision going forward. That’s why we’re the experts.