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Erith man charged amid electronic tag tampering investigation

PUBLISHED: 09:31 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:48 27 November 2017

PA library picture dated 07/01/2000 of an electronic tag used to track the whereabouts of persistent offenders.

PA library picture dated 07/01/2000 of an electronic tag used to track the whereabouts of persistent offenders.

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A man from Erith has been charged following an investigation into the alleged misuse of electronic tags used to monitor criminals.

Detectives have charged 29 people following an investigation into the monitoring of offenders.

Through Operation Glen Falls, police probed allegations about the misuse of the electronic tracker devices fitted to offenders.

Now, a Collier Row man who worked for Electronic Monitoring Service (EMS) has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Martin Crean, 46, of Collier Row Lane, will next appear at Thames Magistrates Court on Friday, December 22.

Fellow ex-employee Jason Gundry, 46, of King Edwards Road, Barking, will appear on the same date.

A further 27 people have been charged in connection with the investigation, including a man from Erith.

Devante Bennett, 20 of Pier Road, Erith will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Friday, December 22.

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