In the Media

Seize crime proceeds, police told

PUBLISHED November 11, 2004

Police in England and Wales are not making enough use of their legal powers to seize criminals' money and property, according to a report due on Thursday.

A Home Office review of the Proceeds of Crime Act says chances to hit criminals in their pockets are sometimes missed.
Under the Act, if police can persuade the courts people they have convicted are living on money from crime, they can seize their cash, cars and houses.